IBM® Planning Analytics, powered by IBM® TM1, is an integrated planning solution to automate your planning, budgeting and forecasting.

Based on IBM® TM1, this enterprise planning and reporting software offers enhanced capability such as workspace, dashboarding, visualisation and scorecards rolled into one offering.

Planning

IBM® Planning Analytics allows you to automate your processes, drawing input from the front lines and scaling to hundreds or even thousands of users.  Align top-down targets with bottom-up plans, and link strategies together for a cohesive view across your business. Automation will speed up all of your processes, driving efficiencies and allowing your team to spend more time on value-added tasks.

Budgeting

With IBM® Planning Analytics, you can create and maintain sophisticated models with advanced sandboxing capabilities. Easily test business assumptions and model scenarios to immediately see the impact of alternative courses of action before deciding to implement changes to your business strategy.

With a single, consistent view of KPIs across a range of performance reporting, monitoring and measurement capabilities, you can evaluate plans, identify performance gaps and diagnose the root causes of problems.

Forecasting

The in-memory database capabilities refresh data in real time to ensure that results are as accurate and current as possible. You can leverage both internal and external data, including data from ERP and CRM systems. The speed of the system and the accuracy of your data enable you to conduct regular scenario planning and use rolling forecasts to align financial plans with operational objectives and market events.

Analysis

Synthesise information, infer trends, drill into transactional data and manipulate data for deep granular analysis. Built on the powerful IBM® TM1 calculation engine, IBM® Planning Analytics enables in-depth analysis of large data sets.

Automatically create compelling visualisations to share insights with decision makers within your business. With IBM® Planning Analytics Workspace (PAW), choose from more than 25 different charts, tables, maps, graphs and images – plus text and video. You can develop scorecards and dashboards linked to plans and budgets, which will make analytics available to everyone and provide organisational insight that leads to improved quality of decisions for the business.

With state-of-the-art integration, IBM® Planning Analytics for Excel (PAX) allows you to avoid the errors and version control problems of manual, spreadsheet-based processes, whilst retaining the familiar Excel interface, functionality and formatting.

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