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Automate and unify integrated business planning across your organization. Turn AI-driven predictions into actions.

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IBM Planning Analytics named Market Leader in the 2024 BARC Score - Integrated planning & analytics (IP&A)
IBM Planning Analytics is an AI-infused integrated business planning solution that turns raw data into actionable insights

Predict outcomes with flexible and AI-infused forecasting. Analyze large-scale and fine-grain what-if scenarios in real-time so you can pivot quickly. Deploy as you need — on-premises or on cloud, including as a service on AWS ( link resides outside ibm.com). 

With IBM Planning Analytics’ data integration capabilities, access data from multiple sources via an intuitive web interface or familiar Excel spreadsheets. Its in-memory database (TM1) analyzes big data fast to give real-time insights. 


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IBM recognized as a Representative Vendor in Gartner's Cloud Extended Planning and Analysis Solutions.
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IBM is a Leader in Forrester Wave™: Digital Operations Planning And Analytics, Q4 2023


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Why IBM Planning Analytics? Read the solution brief Understand profitability

Break down profitability streams into fine detail. Turn vast amounts of data into actionable insights.

Anticipate outcomes

Leverage built-in AI capabilities and 'what-if' scenarios to forecast faster and with greater accuracy.

Unlock collaboration

The easy-to-use platform guides your team through planning and automating workflows, enhancing collaboration.

Features See the latest new features of IBM Planning Analytics Fine-grain data analysis

Real-time multidimensional analysis of massive amounts of data down to SKU product level.

Embedded AI

Built-in AI advanced forecasting, with upcoming Gen AI capabilities enhancing accuracy and predictive insights.

Built-in reporting

Generate, customize, and share insightful reports directly within the platform, without exporting data to other tools.

Pre-built applications for planning

Accelerate planning with pre-built apps for financial, demand, workforce, and IT project planning.

Familiar Excel interface

All spreadsheet functionality but with added governance and control. Any adjustments can be applied in real-time to all views.

Intuitive web interface

Powerful data visualization capabilities with advanced planning and forecasting functionalities.

Who is it for?

Finance teams and CFOs Use it for budgeting, forecasting and real-time analysis, and achieve consensus between income statements, balance sheets and cash flow. IBM Planning Analytics for FP&A Explore an interactive FP&A demo

Supply chain and operations managers Use it for demand planning, inventory optimization, and distribution analysis. Get unlimited "what-if" scenario analyses and turn disruptions into opportunities. IBM Planning Analytics for supply chain planning Explore an interactive demand planning demo

Sustainability-focused teams Use it for sustainability planning, simulation and optimization at any granularity level—even calculate the Product Carbon Footprint (PCF). IBM Planning Analytics for sustainability planning

Sales and territory managers Use it to track and analyze sales rep performance and sales capacity data in real-time. Automate resource allocation and territory planning, and increase market share. Learn more about sales planning

HR and talent managers Use it to automate and streamline HR management processes—including employment, salary, bonuses, headcounts, and benefits planning—all on one platform. IBM Planning Analytics for workforce planning Explore an interactive HR demo

IT managers and CIOs Use it to 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. IBM Planning Analytics for IT planning

Results that speak for themselves 10% 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.

25% More time

Solar Coca-Cola freed up time by eliminating manual spreadsheet modeling. Moreover, they can simulate effects of each SKU price change on margins, profits, and cash flow.

83% 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.

Awards and reviews
Recognized by G2 and TrustRadius Leader in G2 Spring 2024 and Top Rated by TrustRadius 2024. See the G2 reviews
Integrations IBM Planning Analytics offers APIs and ODATA that allow custom integrations for connectivity and data interchange between systems SAP Connector

Direct, high-performance data transfer — around 20,000 records per second — from all current SAP systems, including S/4HANA, Business Warehouse, and ECC. It is compatible with all ODATA SAP sources.

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IBM Cognos Analytics

Combine robust planning features with advanced reporting and visualization tools for real-time insights.

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IBM Controller

Support the close, consolidation and reporting process. Enable finance teams to automate and accelerate the financial close with minimal IT support.

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