Accelerating the Speed of Intelligence for Fast and Flexible Forecasting: Engaging the Business for Better Results

Forecasting is changing from a top-down process to a bottom-up one. High-level targets may be useful starting points, but they must be combined with input from line management and department heads before being rolled up into enterprise-wide financial goals. Some companies find it effective to “embed” members of the finance function within other business units. Read this white paper to find out more.

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Transforming Spreadsheets: Planning, Budgeting and Forecasting for Midsize Companies

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This white paper describes how workgroups and midsize companies can transform their spreadsheet-only processes to create flexible and timely plans, budgets, and forecasts. It outlines recommendations for implementing a complete performance management system, using an integrated reporting, analysis, and planning solution purpose-built for workgroups and midsize companies. Read More

Product Analysis Report: IBM Cognos and SPSS Solutions

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Many organizations today have come to realize that using data effectively should be a key component of their business strategy. Businesses can expand and improve the information analysis capabilities gained through BI by using predictive analytics to anticipate risks and outcomes, predict trends, and discover unseen patterns in data. IBM SPSS solutions provide a complete set of predictive analytics capabilities and a flexible set of integration points with Cognos Business Intelligence. Read the... Read More

Accelerating Time to Value for Analytics with IBM Business Partners in Midsize Organizations

This Nucleus Research report describes how midsize firms can improve the scope and effectiveness of their business analytics deployments and shorten project cycle time by engaging with an IBM Business Partner for deployment and configuration. Read More

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