Simplify IT planning
IBM® Planning Analytics with Watson automates manual processes for more reliable decision-making.
- Plan and budget for major CAPEX.
- Continuously adopt new technologies and agile practices.
- Integrate predictive capabilities into your planning process.
- Make real-time adjustments to project scope.
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.
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Solve your IT planning challenges
Balancing ongoing IT needs with digital transformation objectives and constant technology changes is no simple task, and often requires additional resources.
Automate manual tasks so you can focus on big-picture IT strategy. Accelerate IT planning with a dynamic solution that provides visibility into resource allocation, spend, and asset utilization data to help make the most strategic decisions.
When IT decision-making is siloed, the result can have a negative impact on operational efficiency. Collaboration is necessary for understanding organizational resource requirements and tracking ongoing IT projects and costs.
Collaboration with cross-functional teams helps IT understand spend, resources, and financial plans to determine the best allocation of resources. Visibility across teams means better alignment to achieve departmental and organizational goals.
IT budgets often allocate organizational spending into tools and projects with long-term time frames, limiting adaptability. But modern IT teams needs to be responsive to changing demands and deliver a timely response.
A flexible planning solution allows you to respond quickly to new demands and plan continuously. One centralized plan gives you the ability to optimize in realtime rather than making changes across multiple spreadsheets.
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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.
Thanks to the greater flexibility in how we deploy our employees, we are very confident of achieving an impressive return on investment with the IBM solution.
We can gain the insight we need and make the right decisions in just a few hours.