Process your planning data 80% faster
Read the Forrester Total Economic Impact™ study to find out the benefits of implementing IBM® Planning Analytics with Watson powered by TM1®.
Automate and accelerate
Manual data collection, validation, aggregation and financial consolidation.
Perform real-time analysis
Analyze thousands of multidimensional data points from multiple sources.
Deliver accurate forecasts
Test your assumptions with unlimited “what-if” scenarios before decisions are made.
See how it works
Explore the product demo
IBM Planning Analytics with Watson is a high-function, integrated performance management solution with a native Microsoft Excel add-in. With an AI-infused solution you can automate key processes, plan continuously, augment human intelligence and utilize predictive capabilities to create more accurate, consistent and timely budgets and forecasts–without requiring a data scientist.
Speed-up your business processes
Increased operational performance
Mawgif increased operational performance by 10% through revenue and efficiency optimization as the result of analyzing and managing data in real-time.
Generating reports to comply with government-mandated bank stress tests used to require four weeks of staff time. Now stress tests can be performed in two weeks, representing a 50% time savings.
Reduced forecasting effort
Novolex, with steady deployment and adoption across the company, reduced the six-week forecasting process to less than one week—an 83% reduction, even amid changes.
IBM Planning Analytics as a Service—accessible to everyone, everywhere—now available on AWS
Where IBM Planning Analytics with Watson is used
Solve your most pressing problems
Start with just one department. With little to no assistance from IT, you can easily change your business models and add new features.
IBM Planning Analytics software is the ideal platform to facilitate integrated business planning solution. Coupled with a sleek Workspace Dashboard and an Excel interface it appeals to both an analytical user and general report consumers.
Extend planning and analysis (xP&A) from FP&A, sales, supply chain and beyond.
Cross-industry use cases
Financial planning and analysis
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.
Use IBM Planning Analytics with Watson for sustainability planning, reporting, simulation and optimization at any granularity level—even calculate the Product Carbon Footprint (PCF).
Track and analyze sales rep performance and sales capacity data in real-time. Use the power of AI to optimize effective sales processes, enhance productivity and reach revenue targets. Automate resource allocation and territory planning to get a competitive advantage and increase market share.
HR and workforce
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.
Plan, track and analyze marketing programs in real-time to understand performance metrics against benchmarks and make ongoing adjustments. Create more effective marketing plans and forecasts that drive higher marketing ROI.
Support the business strategy and make better IT decisions. Drive alignment between the IT department and other organizational goals with real-time visibility into resource allocation, spending, life cycles, owners and asset utilization data.
Why IBM Planning Analytics with Watson?
With IBM Planning Analytics with Watson, built on TM1 technology, you'll get a cell-oriented database with a native Microsoft Excel add-in. Gain access to the functionality you're most familiar with while also reaping the benefits of a fast-performing, AI-infused business intelligence tool.
IBM Planning Analytics with Watson can be deployed on–premise, on Cloud or as a Service–available on AWS.
Uncover deep insights through robust dashboards. Create scorecards and metrics—
including ad-hoc reports and compelling visualizations.
Seamless Microsoft Excel integration
Don’t update 100+ spreadsheets. With Planning Analytics for Excel (PAX/PAfE) any adjustment will be applied in real-time to all views.
Optimize your planning workflow templates and deliver more accurate forecasts with simple-to-use, predictive and AI capabilities.
Easily connect various data sources, including existing spreadsheet-based planning, budgeting, and forecasting applications as well as ERP, CRM and any API.
Powerful IBM engine
Real-time, multidimensional data analysis guaranteed by a one-of-a-kind in-memory database and calculation engine built on TM1 technology.
Intuitive user interfaces
Open up the world of advanced analytics to all business users–create and manage plans and reports in a user-friendly Planning Analytics workspace.
What businesses are saying
Hosting IBM Planning Analytics in the IBM Cloud was an easy decision. We were keen to make the system low maintenance, and we were well aware of the high performance, availability, flexibility and security that the IBM Cloud offers.
Group Business Controller
We can build every report we need within [IBM Planning Analytics], whereas other solutions would require much more complicated development.
It’s saved us hours every time we run a report because we don’t need to validate. We know that we have the right numbers.
General Manager Finance and Technology
Coronado Curragh Pty. Ltd.
Recognition and awards
Leader in G2 Winter 2023 Grid Report for Demand Planning, Sales and Ops Planning and Supply Chain Planning
IDC MarketScape: 2022 Vendor Assessment Analyst research
Learn why IDC recognizes IBM Planning Analytics with Watson as a leader in enterprise planning, budgeting and forecasting.
The Business Intelligence & Analytics Survey 2023
Explore the BARC survey identifying why users view IBM Planning Analytics as a stand out business intelligence and analytics solution.
BARC Score 2022 Integrated Planning & Analytics report
Learn why BARC named IBM Business Analytics solutions a leader for its end-to-end data analytics platform, expansive budgeting, planning, and forecasting capabilities and beyond.
Ventana 2022 Planning Value Index
Learn why Ventana ranked IBM Planning Analytics with Watson as an exemplary vendor in key categories that reflect buyer’s needs.
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