IBM Planning Analytics
Automate and unify integrated business planning across your organization. Turn AI-driven predictions into actions.
Try it free Book a live demo
Illustration representing the capabilities of IBM Planning Analytics with Watson
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. 

 

Check out a quick, interactive demo of IBM Planning Analytics in action
IBM recognized as a Representative Vendor in Gartner's Cloud Extended Planning and Analysis Solutions.
Analyst research

IBM is a Leader in Forrester Wave™: Digital Operations Planning And Analytics, Q4 2023

Hot topic

IBM Planning Analytics and the future with generative AI

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.

Key features 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.

Industry use cases

For finance teams and CFOs Transcend the limits of manual planning with simplified, integrated financial planning and analysis. Achieve consensus between income statements, balance sheets and cash flow. Learn more about FP&A Explore an interactive FP&A demo

For supply chain and operations managers 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. Learn more about supply chain planning

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

For sales and territory managers 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. Learn more about sales planning

For HR teams 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. Learn more about workforce planning Explore an interactive HR demo

For IT managers and CIOs 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. Learn more about 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.

50% Faster reporting       

ICBC Argentina reduced the time it took to comply with government-mandated bank stress tests from four weeks to two, representing a 50% time savings.

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
G2 and TrustRadius awards Leader in G2 Winter 2023 Grid Report for Demand Planning, Sales and Ops Planning and Supply Chain Planning. See the G2 reviews
Integrations IBM Planning Analytics offers APIs and ODATA that allow you to develop 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.

IBM Cognos Analytics

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

Explore IBM Cognos Analytics
IBM Controller

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

Explore IBM Cognos Controller
Take the next step

Discover how you can take your planning analytics processes to the next level.

Try it free Book a live demo
More ways to explore Pricing Documentation Resources Partners Community