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.
Planning solutions for IT
IT project planning
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.
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
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.
IBM Planning Analytics with Watson
IT planning solution
IBM Planning Analytics with Watson automates manual IT planning, budgeting and forecasting processes and helps simplify complex analytics and the communication of insights across the organization.
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What our users are saying
Our IT group is using [Planning Analytics with Watson] for departmental budgets and forecasting. Now that they don’t have to put all that data in Excel, they can turn around the monthly results more quickly.
Vice President of Financial Planning & Analysis
The key in any business is to be able to react quickly. You don’t want to wait one day, two days, or even several hours to make a decision. With Planning Analytics [with Watson] you can go in, make a change in the parameters or make a code change so easily, and users are able to see the end results.
Financial Planning and Analysis Applications Manager
IBM Planning Analytics [with Watson] will help us update our operational and strategic plans on a monthly basis, instead of quarterly—so we will be able to react much more quickly when market conditions change.