IBM Planning Analytics is a centralized IT planning and analytics software that automates manual tasks, empowering IT leaders to respond quickly to new business demands. Develop clear IT planning processes that create alignment between the IT department and strategic objectives. With real-time visibility, steer IT analytics solutions into resource allocation, stakeholders, cost optimization, and asset utilization metrics.
Track and manage resources, skills, project status, and costs KPIs with a single, complete IT analytics software. Optimize spending through benchmarking while identifying and prioritizing the IT projects that deliver ROI. Gain a competitive advantage by making the best use of the enterprise architecture.
Budgeting for IT in the digital age is complex. Simplify the process with visibility into all data centers to more accurately forecast spending and prioritize IT projects that drive growth. Measure the impact of decisions in sandbox templates before making them.
Create transparency and enable better decision-making through cross-functional, enterprise-wide collaboration and granular administration insights. Refocus time spent collecting data to strategic planning, helping align IT organization with the rest of the business.
Get a clear picture of which demand is driving business value and which IT projects to prioritize. Extend planning and analysis from IT to finance, HR, operations and beyond.
Don’t let unexpected costs hinder IT initiatives. Create dynamic plans, budgets, and forecasts–quarterly, monthly or daily–to drive operational efficiency, allowing you to quickly adjust workflows to changing demands.
Augment human intelligence and forecast accurate business goals such as project completion dates or total costs. Determine the best business plan, factoring in multiple variables, with built-in advanced analytics and scenario modeling.
Knauf can achieve faster, more accurate financial planning, streamlined reporting, and greater visibility into its global operations. With seamless integration with Knauf's SAP software, IBM Planning Analytics enables consolidated reporting and outcome planning for the entire organization.
Flat files, such as spreadsheets, word docs, budgeting and forecasting applications, as well as ERP, CRM and any API can be integrated by IBM Planning Analytics with Watson.
Depending on your company's demands and requirements, the installation procedure can take between 8 weeks to several months.
The engine, a multidimensional database with a cell-oriented layout similar to spreadsheets, is at the heart of IBM Planning Analytics. Its cells are linked to the underlying database via your formulas. All of Excel's data visualization and analysis capabilities are available in a centralized platform.
Cross-industry use cases
Transcend the limits of manual planning with simplified, integrated financial planning and analysis. Achieve consensus between income statements, balance sheets and cash flow.
Blend hierarchy advanced analytics and an unlimited sandbox of “what-if” scenario analysis into your supply chain processes. With the foresight to pivot quickly, you can turn disruptions into opportunities.
Automate and streamline HR management processes–employment, salary, bonuses, headcounts, and benefits planning–all in one platform. Develop accurate AI-guided workforce plans and forecasts based on changes in staffing, location, return to work, remuneration, retention, churn rates and more.