System Models and Simulation

Understanding how a system really works is the first step toward using, improving, automating, or explaining it to others. The basic concept of a system is that it is driven by cause and effect—but there is so much more to understanding its full complexity. The best place to start is by learning how causal loop diagrams (CLDs) are used to model dynamic systems by identifying variables and causal effects.

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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

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An enterprise resource planning (ERP) system is your information backbone, reaching into all areas of your business and value chain. That’s why replacing it can open unlimited business opportunities. The cornerstone of this effort is finding the right partner. And since your long-term business strategy will shape your selection, it’s critical that your ERP provider be part of your vision. Read More

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