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IBM Planning Analytics
Planning Analytics is a planning, budgeting and forecasting solution that promotes effortless collaboration and helps businesses drive faster, more accurate results.
Plan for anything, be ready for everything.
IBM PLANNING ANALYTICS
WE ARE A EXPERTS IN SYSTEMS. Planning Analytics is a planning, budgeting and forecasting solution that promotes effortless collaboration and helps businesses drive faster, more accurate results. Plan for anything, be ready for everything.
Introduction to IBM PLANNING ANALYTICS
Built on TM1, IBM’s powerful calculation engine, this enterprise performance management tool allows you to create integrated planning solutions. Planning Analytics allows you to build various interconnected multidimensional data cubes which not only provide the ability to input data but also to analyse your budget or actual data on various levels.
It allows the end user, depending on the needs to use various front ends ranging from webbased dashboard to interactive excel sheets. The built in ETL capacity will connect to the desired source data, like databases and will be able to report back to any target data source. Processes to import data, update dimension etc can be scheduled within the tool.
Create and analyze sophisticated plans, budgets and forecasts, even those based on large data sets.
Model metrics to measure progress toward objectives and link them dynamically to actions and forecasts.
Robust analytics to gain more significant insights into the market’s trends, weak areas, opportunities and threats
Develop and deploy even the most complex planning and analysis models using a guided modeling environment.
Engagement with more users
Engage users from across the organization in high-participation planning and collaborate with remote and distributed users through a range of mobile devices
Cloud-based deployment option
Provide all the functionality of the on-premise solution with optional cloud-based deployment.
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Projects at Sonum
Years of experience at Sonum
Below a selection of some interesting projects we did that helped our clients to bring their processes to the next level
Budget forecasting model
A full financial planning model in which the sales planning was enriched with price information and overhead expenses. The end result gave Yamaha more insight in the Gross Margin per product so that it quickly could identify the products which had the best Gross Margin percentage/ amount
At Autobinck a dynamic forecast model is built. It is using the Financial Analytics Publisher (FAP) of Cognos Controller to update the dimensions like cost centers, products etc and the actual data. Within the Planning Analytics model users are updating the forecast which will be exported back to Cognos Controller.
Scenario forecasting model
A solution was developed used for actual reporting, forecasting and stress testing. Getting a good insight in the performance of the non-core department was key. Via change control on processes, non-core is able to generate reports on upcoming organizational changes before it is incorporated in other existing systems.