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The Case for IBM Office of Finance

Leading CFOs and industry leaders are now searching for quicker, and more flexible solutions to help them provide greater insights and better foresight to drive business performance more effectively. All too often, they believe they must compromise between the ease of use and fast deployment of a cloud solution and the powerful, flexible, analytic capabilities traditionally available only in on-premises solutions. But now, they no longer have to compromise.

Date: 12 July, 2018

Leading CFOs and industry leaders are now searching for quicker, and more flexible solutions to help them provide greater insights and better foresight to drive business performance more effectively. All too often, they believe they must compromise between the ease of use and fast deployment of a cloud solution and the powerful, flexible, analytic capabilities traditionally available only in on-premises solutions. But now, they no longer have to compromise.

IBM Planning Analytics is a fast, easy, flexible and complete planning and analytics solution that can be implemented in cloud, on-premises and hybrid environments. It helps companies drive greater process efficiency and deliver the foresight needed to steer business performance.

Now this solution doesn’t just automate manual tasks but takes you beyond automation to help you discover new insights directly from your data. IBM Planning Analytics helps bring the office of finance into the cognitive era by enabling users to interact with data and analytics the way the human brain works: to communicate with compelling visualisation, make quick predictions based on emerging trends, carry out in-depth, what-if analysis to test alternative assumptions, and, lastly, to generate timely, reliable plans that put insight into action. It speeds decision making and improves decision quality.

IBM Planning Analytics provides you with:

Speed: Begin fast and grow your implementation wherever needed, automating plans, analyses and reports to drive efficiency.

Agility: Adapt plans, budgets and forecasts to changing business conditions.

Foresight: Discover and visualise insight from internal and external data, understand what is driving your organisation, and then integrate those insights into plans that foresee the future with confidence.

So, with a dynamic planning and analytics workspace that allows you link financial plans to operational tactics, IBM Planning Analytics helps you synthesise information and infer trends. It facilitates best practices such as driver-based planning and rolling forecasts, and enables individuals, groups and business leaders to break away from the constraints of past generations of planning tools.

To learn more about IBM Business Analytics solutions, download our solution brief today: https://enterprise-software.co.uk/resources/planning-budgeting-and-forecasting-software-selection-guide/