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Many small to large organizations rely on error-prone spreadsheets and manual processes for their business planning needs. Businesses need to evolve their planning and analysis strategies to include extended planning analytics (xP&A) solutions, which allows them to pivot in real-time, create a single source of truth and streamline planning across the organization.

IBM Planning Analytics with Watson (PDF, 850 KB) is an AI-infused continuous integrated planning solution that allows you to transcend the limits of manual planning. This solution breaks down business unit siloes so you can quickly create more accurate plans and forecasts for FP&A, sales, supply chain and beyond—all on one platform. Iterate quickly, accelerate decision making and drive higher performance, all at the speed of modern business.

And with new predictive forecasting capabilities, Planning Analytics with Watson puts the power of algorithmic forecasting in the hands of users — even those without data science skills — for more accurate, consistent, and timely forecasts. This AI-powered planning solution allows businesses to augment human intelligence so that their employees can spend less time manually aggregating data, and more time on analysis and higher-value work.

Read Gartner’s “Innovation Insight for Extended Planning and Analysis (xP&A)" report.

Gartner, Innovation Insight for Extended Planning and Analysis (xP&A), Robert Anderson, John Van Decker, Tim Payne, Melissa Hilbert, David Pidsley, 28 October 2020

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What people are saying

Bravida

Bravida

IBM Planning Analytics in the IBM Cloud™ enhances long-term planning capabilities and reduces budgeting cycles by 90%.

Continental Foods

Continental Foods

The company implemented the Planning Analytics solution on IBM Cloud to gain a more granular view of product sales, helping it build accurate forecasts that underpin more effective decision-making.

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Carhartt

The IBM Planning Analytics solution helps Carhartt intelligently predict demand and automate replenishment, so that it can deliver the highest possible service level to its wholesale customers.

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Provides project managers with in-depth insight into the skills available across its engineering team, improving resource allocation and collaboration.

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