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Budgeting: Beyond Spreadsheets

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Financial planning, budgeting, and forecasting can be an endless and arid process for business professionals. Spreadsheet-based planning can prove to be confusing and unorganized, which only costs the company more time and money. IBM's Cognos software can help not only reduce the time spent on planning processes, but also build complex business models and perform ‘what if’ scenarios, enhancing strategic decision making. Read More

Reaping the Benefits of Next-generation Dashboards

The old approaches for collecting, assimilating, and delivering business intelligence (BI) data have not kept pace with today’s increasing demand for rapid decision making. Many companies use static reports and ad hoc queries, but fewer companies use dashboards and portals—which often lack the interactivity required for navigation and visualization of business data. Learn how a next-generation dashboard solution can help. Read More

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