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Simplify IT planning

IT professionals are constantly trying to balance ongoing IT needs with digital transformation objectives across the organization. This is particularly challenging because IT budgets often allocate organizational spending into tools and projects with long-term time frames, limiting adaptability and the agility to change course or add new projects quickly. And siloed decision-making further negatively impacts operational efficiency. Modern IT teams need to be integrated with the rest of the business, in order to be responsive to changing demands and deliver a timely response. 

IBM® Planning Analytics with Watson allows IT teams to automate manual tasks in order to respond quickly to new demands and plan continuously. One centralized plan gives organizations the ability to optimize in real-time rather than manually making changes across multiple spreadsheets. Accelerate IT planning with an integrated planning approach that provides visibility into resource allocation, spend and asset utilization data, in order to align to departmental and organizational goals and ultimately to make better strategic decisions.

Enterprise-wide digital transformation

Cloud and artificial intelligence have become more important as performance differentiators.


of top performers are more likely to use hybrid cloud to improve security and resiliency of critical business operations.

6 in 10

organizations adopt AI for customer satisfaction enhancement and customer retention improvement.

Use cases

Planning solutions for IT

IT project planning

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Track and manage resources, skills, project status and costs with comprehensive project plans. Leverage insights into asset and resource utilization to optimize spend. Focus on projects that maximize value and deliver ROI.

IT budgeting

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Budgeting for IT in the digital age is complex. Simplify with visibility into all data sources to help forecast spend more accurately and prioritize IT projects. Gauge impact before making decisions using what-if scenarios.

IT portfolio management

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Cross-functional collaboration coupled with granular insights into IT portfolio data enables better decision making. Refocus time spent collecting data to strategic planning, helping align IT with organizational objectives.

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