Poor planning cycles hamper growth, threaten successful sales and drive away your best sales leaders. Take a new approach: an integrated sales analytics and planning solution.
Help your salespeople reach quotas. Improve average profit margin per target market. Shorten the sales cycle. IBM® Planning Analytics lets you track and analyze sales rep performance, and sales capacity data in real time. Use the power of AI to gain an in-depth understanding of your target customers, optimize KPIs, increase lead generation and drive new business.
Get real-time visualization of sales targets, sales quotas, capacity and incentives to optimize effective sales plans, enhance productivity and reach revenue targets. Link your sales planning processes to business drivers in other departments—such as finance, operations or CRM—for a single, consistent view of sales metrics for all stakeholders.
Deploy AI-infused predictive forecasting to automate resource allocation and territory planning to get a competitive advantage and reach business goals. With the help of sales analytics solutions, sales managers can anticipate market conditions, tailor their sales plan template to the customer profile, set realistic sales goals, and create a roadmap for growth.
Plan reliable territory forecasts. Ensure achievable quota targets and action plans for compensation with decision optimization and what-if scenario modeling. Streamline territory planning by pulling together various data sources empowering your team members to reach the ideal customer and achieve revenue goals faster.
Extend planning and analysis (xP&A) across all lines of business to ensure that your sales strategy and operational plans are aligned with the marketing strategy. Support transparency, collaboration, and alignment across your organization’s team structures.
Create continuous, real-time sales budgets and forecasts that look beyond the fiscal year. Evaluate short-term milestones and future prospecting goals, from monthly to daily to hourly. Adapt your sales business plan as fast and frequently as needed.
Harness the power of AI and augment human intelligence to create more accurate, consistent, and timely sales forecasts without the need for a data scientist. Get the resource planning and management of sales reps needed to get new sales.
The A-Gas world is now truly connected. Sixteen entities are integrated with the system, which systematically consolidates and analyzes business performance, customer and product data at unprecedented speeds. “Sales matrices that used to take 3–4 days to compile and 2–3 days to consolidate are now done at the click of a button,” says Bijker.
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
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