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IBM Cognos Express: Essential BI and Planning for Midsize Companies
To be agile, managers and business users at midsize companies need timely and accurate information that can drive strategic business decisions. Business

bi planning  Cognos Express: Essential BI and Planning for Midsize Companies To be agile, managers and business users at midsize companies need timely and accurate information that can drive strategic business decisions. Business intelligence (BI) and planning applications provide this information by increasing visibility into key metrics and improving business processes and decision-making. This datasheet outlines some of the functionality of the IBM Cognos Express BI and planning solution.

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Business Intelligence (BI)

Business intelligence (BI) and performance management applications enable real-time, interactive access, analysis, and manipulation of mission-critical corporate information. These applications provide users with valuable insights into key operating information to quickly identify business problems and opportunities. Users are able to access and leverage vast amounts of information to analyze relationships and understand trends that ultimately support business decisions. These tools prevent the potential loss of knowledge within the enterprise that results from massive information accumulation that is not readily accessible or in a usable form. It is an umbrella term that ties together other closely related data disciplines including data mining, statistical analysis, forecasting, and decision support. 

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Planning, Budgeting, and Forecasting Software Evaluation and Selection Guide


Enterprise planning—budgeting, forecasting, and reporting—is a crucial component of financial management that contributes to companies’ success. However, planning is often seen as a time-consuming burden. Find out how an enterprise planning system can help you deliver more timely and reliable plans and enhance strategic decision making, to more quickly identify, analyze, and forecast the impact of changes as they occur.

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How to Evaluate a Sales and Operation Planning System


The features available in today’s sales and operations planning (SOP) systems make these systems indispensable assets for an organization. Reporting tools and graphical representations are just a couple of these key features. Find out what else to look for in an SOP system.

bi planning  which is similar to BI reports, can help senior management make appropriate business decisions. The drill down feature greatly increases the efficacy of an SOP system. Hierarchy Building Building up a hierarchy across dimensions can enhance the power of the SOP system. Hierarchies can be built directly into an SOP system, or they can be imported from other systems, such as the ERP or SCM system. If a hierarchy is built directly into the SOP system, then it should be possible to map the SOP’s hierarchy Read More

The ERP/BI Connection: Adding Value through Actionable Intelligence


Prompted by volatile markets and a troubled economy, the need to reduce costs is a top business driver impacting enterprise resource planning (ERP) strategies. Combine this need with the need for transparency, and the marriage of ERP with business intelligence (BI) becomes the perfect storm, igniting improved performance and visibility. This report from the Aberdeen Group is a benchmark to companies seeking these results.

bi planning  ERP/BI Connection: Adding Value through Actionable Intelligence Prompted by volatile markets and a troubled economy, the need to reduce costs is a top business driver impacting enterprise resource planning (ERP) strategies. Combine this need with the need for transparency, and the marriage of ERP with business intelligence (BI) becomes the perfect storm, igniting improved performance and visibility. This report from the Aberdeen Group is a benchmark to companies seeking these results. Read More

BPM Product Review: SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation


SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation: Find out about this business process management (BPM) product's strengths and challenges, and gain analyst insight into whether you should evaluate it for your BPM selection project.

bi planning  solution portfolio for the BI and BPM spaces. One of the products from its portfolio is SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation , now part of the SAP BusinessObjects product stack and representing part of its end-to-end BPM offering (which also includes solutions for strategy management, profitability, and cost management). With SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation (branded in SAP’s typical logical but unwieldy fashion), SAP delivers a product intended for organizations that aim to Read More

Why Your Organization Needs Succession Planning


Succession planning is not a new concept—so why are so many companies not actively planning for the replacement of key positions, and risk losing valuable expert knowledge and skills with the imminent retirement of their leaders? Part of the problem may lie in not being well versed in the topic. TEC human resources (HR) analyst Sherry Fox addresses some FAQ so you can see the value of succession planning for your organization.

bi planning  skills, and they also exhibit a stronger work ethic and critical thinking skills. While many companies have thought about the prospect of losing these skills when baby boomers retire, the poll shows that many employers still haven’t got a solid plan in place for “managing the exodus.” As a result, the future continuity and performance of their business may be at risk. How are companies approaching succession planning? Proactive companies are actively ramping up skills training and employee benefits Read More

Board BI & CPM


BOARD offers all the functionalities needed to build any business intelligence (BI) and corporate performance management (CPM) application, without the use of any programming. Its toolkit approach, as well as the speed in BI and CPM applications building, customization, and maintenance, provides users with an advanced interactive interface.This unique capability turns the self-service creation of any report or analysis into a simple tasks.  

bi planning  BI & CPM BOARD offers all the functionalities needed to build any business intelligence (BI) and corporate performance management (CPM) application, without the use of any programming. Its toolkit approach, as well as the speed in BI and CPM applications building, customization, and maintenance, provides users with an advanced interactive interface.This unique capability turns the self-service creation of any report or analysis into a simple tasks. Read More

Integrate Business Planning for Dynamics NAV


Developed based on the role-tailored integrated business planning model (RTIBPM), the Microsoft Dynamics NAV integrated business planning system automates much of the planning process. This white paper explores the history of integrated business planning (IBP), and discusses software solutions like Microsoft Dynamics NAV that can help your company improve performance planning.

bi planning  strategic alignment and modeling capability that is missing from the traditional operationally focused sales and operations planning (S&OP) processes. IBP links corporate performance management to S&OP, with capability for strategic and financial modeling and analytics . IBP starts with strategic planning when company management sets targets for sales, profit, products and markets. Different approaches to achieve defined targets are evaluated and picked. Samples of such approaches can be: Expanding to Read More

Choosing, Planning, and Scheduling Solutions for Metals


The complexity of the metal manufacturing process often poses problems when it comes to planning and scheduling production. The sector’s many different processes often cause bottlenecks that slow down production—not only within plants, but throughout entire supply chains. With an industry-specific production planning and scheduling system, manufacturers can improve productivity, reduce lead times, and increase revenues.

bi planning  Planning, and Scheduling Solutions for Metals The complexity of the metal manufacturing process often poses problems when it comes to planning and scheduling production. The sector’s many different processes often cause bottlenecks that slow down production—not only within plants, but throughout entire supply chains. With an industry-specific production planning and scheduling system, manufacturers can improve productivity, reduce lead times, and increase revenues. Read More

Logistics Planning Associates


Logistics Planning Associates, LLC is a supply chain software and consulting business offering solutions to complex planning problems. The company's primary product, PSI Planner, was designed to offer manufacturers and distributors a solution for supply chain planning that is not high-cost. Logistics Planning Associates is based in New Jersey, USA.

bi planning  Planning Associates Logistics Planning Associates, LLC is a supply chain software and consulting business offering solutions to complex planning problems. The company's primary product, PSI Planner, was designed to offer manufacturers and distributors a solution for supply chain planning that is not high-cost. Logistics Planning Associates is based in New Jersey, USA. Read More

Orchestrate Your Business with Integrated Business Planning


Learn how your company can reap the financial and competitive rewards of ibp in ibp: redesigning planning for a more dynamic business.

bi planning  Your Business with Integrated Business Planning If you haven't heard of integrated business planning (IBP), you're not alone—the terminology is relatively new. But it relates to a familiar objective: achieving more integrated, more accurate, and more effective planning across the entire organization. With IBP, planning from sales, manufacturing, logistics, marketing, and human resources (HR) is highly coordinated. Each department's plan becomes closely coupled to all the others, with a tight Read More

Why Selecting Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Software Is Like Planning Your Wedding


I never thought I’d ever make an analogy such as this, but as we head into spring (the season of change—and love in bloom), I figured, "what the heck"… When you really think about it, selecting ERP software does have many similarities to planning a wedding—right down to the uncertainty of whether or not you’ve chosen the right solution or, in the case of your wedding, partner to spend a

bi planning  care of, right? The bigger your brood, the more toys—and space—you’ll require. Happily ever after? Let’s hope… If you do your research and get some help by using TEC’s online products and services , you and your software solution stand a much better chance of still being smitten with each other for many years to come (until that corporate retirement package kicks in). While the preceding text covers many of the steps that should be taken to conduct an ideal software selection, it should not Read More

Financial Forecasting & Planning Summit - September 23/24, Mexico


Financial Forecasting & Planning Summit – September 23/24, Mexico. Don't miss out onrevolutionary trends shaping your industry at the Financial For...

bi planning  the vehicle to drive accountability for results, optimize the role of Financial Forecasting & Planning in your company, and develop an approach to a single repeatable financial planning cycle. And you’ll be in excellent company. Past speakers have included VPs, directors, and CFOs from these top companies: AT&T, Avon, Clorox, Novartis, Dell, Sony, Del Monte, Citigroup, Adobe Systems Warner Bros., Netflix, Showtime Networks, Coca-Cola, Walmart, and more. For more information or to register for the Read More

Adaptive Planning and Optimization for Supply Chain Networks


Dynamic efficiencies can help companies combat margin erosion and cope with compressed product lifecycles. By shifting from advanced planning to adaptive planning, enterprises can increase their top and bottom line. Integrating the demand planning network, optimizing the supply chain network, and strengthening execution planning will help this move to adaptive planning and eliminate pockets of waste.

bi planning  Planning and Optimization for Supply Chain Networks Dynamic efficiencies can help companies combat margin erosion and cope with compressed product lifecycles. By shifting from advanced planning to adaptive planning, enterprises can increase their top and bottom line. Integrating the demand planning network, optimizing the supply chain network, and strengthening execution planning will help this move to adaptive planning and eliminate pockets of waste. Read More

Essentus Vision Planning


Essentus Vision Planning brings a tightness and flexibility to retail planning operations. One system integrating merchandise and financial planning, with an additional assortment planning module, Vision Planning gives the depth and flexibility to maximize your assortments.

bi planning  brings a tightness and flexibility to retail planning operations. One system integrating merchandise and financial planning, with an additional assortment planning module, Vision Planning gives the depth and flexibility to maximize your assortments. Read More