Part of the IBM Analytics Solution Brief series: Data Integration made easier with IBM Planning Analytics

We are big fans of IBM Planning Analytics here at Spitfire Analytics and this whitepaper covers all the highlights for extracting data from multiple data source to speed and simplify your planning.

The topics covered in the whitepaper include:

  • Performance gains through data integration
  • Connecting the “data islands”
  • IBM Cognos Integration Server integrates and automates your data extraction
  • Key benefits:
    • Provides high-performance data extraction
    • Bridges the needs of IT and Finance
    • Balances hierarchies  for planning and reporting
    • provides 24/ 7 availability
    • Supports single-source reporting
    • Delivers rapid ROI
  • Data: it’s only valuable when you can use it
  • About IBM Analytics

For more information see the attached white paper from IBM

Data Integration made easier with IBM Planning Analytics

IBM Planning Analytics is the new name for what was previously known as IBM Cognos TM1. What has changed? For one, the Cognos branding has been removed and secondly, IBM Planning Analytics is a suite of products, not only IBM Cognos TM1.

Included under the Planning Analytics banner are TM1, Cognos Integration Server and Cognos Command Center (which coincidently, keep their Cognos branding).

Cognos Integration Server (CIS) enables you to source specialized cube data across financial, sales and operational applications from a variety of sources. The solution extracts application content including data and metadata and moves the information into Cognos TM1, IBM Planning Analytics or performance management applications. It makes data extractions easier to build and maintain for continuous planning and reporting cycles.

If you are struggling to manage data between IBM TM1, Oracle Hyperion applications and SAP Business Warehouse (BW) you can reduce the need for custom integrations that typically introduce compliance risks and place a burden on scarce technical resources.

For more details on Cognos Integration Server click the IBM link below:

https://www.ibm.com/uk-en/marketplace/automated-data-integration

Cognos Command Centre (CCC) provides self-service process automation. Through a single interface, it enables you to view and run automated processes on an ad hoc basis, and diagnose and address issues much more quickly. The solution reduces the complexity of working in diverse software environments and brings you greater simplicity and control, so you can focus on what matters most — your business.

For more details on Cognos Command Centre click the IBM link below:

https://www.ibm.com/uk-en/marketplace/process-automation

Working with Spitfire Analytics has resulted in the Finance Team becoming an integral part of the business. We are now able to provide analysis and strategic advice on the future direction of the business, rather than spending our time poring over endless spreadsheets.

- Lee Boyle, Finance Director (Engineering), NG Bailey

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