Bistech Demo: Improved Forecasting with IBM Cognos Express

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See how a construction company can gain greater visibility into its project pipeline and work in progress to more accurately forecast revenues, predict labor needs, and manage cash flow.

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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

Planning and Forecasting: Use Continuous Planning and Rolling Forecasts to Support Adaptive Management

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Change may be the only constant in business. But why do so many companies lock themselves into a rigid system of annual plans, budgets, and targets that make rapid response to changing markets—and increasing competition—difficult, if not impossible? Discover how you can replace tedious annual planning cycles with regular business performance reviews and rolling forecasts, for more informed and accurate decision making. Read More

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Transforming Spreadsheets: Planning, Budgeting and Forecasting for Midsize Companies

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