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Plan continuously and with greater accuracy

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 continuous, integrated planning. This means creating a single source of truth to streamline planning, manage performance and build alignment across the enterprise.

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. Pivot in real-time, accelerate decision making and drive higher performance, all at the speed of modern business.

Deploy on premises, on cloud or on IBM Cloud Pak® for Data, with the same robust experience throughout. Access your data, analyze it, and act on it from anywhere, at any time.

IBM Planning Analytics with Watson named an exemplary vendor in Ventana’s 2022 Business Planning Value Index.

Solve your most pressing problems

Finance

Ancestry: Makes FP&A on the IBM Cloud part of their DNA

Ancestry: Makes FP&A on the IBM Cloud part of their DNA (02:05)

Finance

Improve the accuracy and reliability of your financial plans and forecasts and create a holistic view of performance with continuous integrated planning.

Supply chain

Carhartt: Smarter supply chain planning with IBM Planning Analytics

Carhartt: Smarter supply chain planning with IBM Planning Analytics (01:30)

Supply chain

Build synchronized, agile and resilient supply chains with an integrated planning process.

Sales

Pebble Beach creating the best shopping experience with IBM Planning Analytics with Watson

Pebble Beach creating the best shopping experience with IBM Planning Analytics with Watson (04:18)

Sales

Deliver comprehensive analytics, greater forecast accuracy, growth in top-line revenue and shorter sales cycles.

Workforce

Mueller + IBM: Skilling up a small town workforce

Mueller + IBM: Skilling up a small town workforce (01:25)

Workforce

Develop a dynamic workforce blueprint that enhances business operations and strategies.

Marketing

Grupo Boticário: Predicting consumer demand for cosmetics with insight that is more than skin-deep

Grupo Boticário: Predicting consumer demand for cosmetics with insight that is more than skin-deep (03:41)

Marketing

Determine the right marketing mix and resources to drive the highest ROI.

IT

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IT Planning

Dynamically plan, track and manage IT projects and IT portfolio to help determine ROI.

Try Planning Analytics with Watson at no cost for 30 days


Create multidimensional plans, budgets and forecasts.
Interactive dashboards and enterprise reports – Up to five users can join the same trial instance.
Explore prebuilt planning solutions by industry and use cases.

Real-world results

Swisscom

Swisscom

Swisscom’s month-end closing processes are much faster with IBM Planning Analytics with Watson, requiring approximately 50% less time.

Mawgif

Mawgif

By analyzing and managing data in real time, Mawgif increased operational performance by 10%, through revenue and efficiency optimization and discovered and prevented theft.

Novolex

Novolex

Novolex reduced their supply chain forecasting process by 83% and improved their inventory position by about 16% with IBM Planning Analytics with Watson.

ICBC Argentina

ICBC Argentina

ICBC Argentina reduced time to produce spreadsheet-based “what if” financial scenarios down from a two-day process to just seconds through automated and AI-infused planning analytics.

Industry accolades

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