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10 types of data that can change your business

10 types of data that can change your business Here is a list of the types of data that can change your game and how each adds value: Sales, demographic and weather data enables more precise decisions about who to market and sell. With website, transaction and buying pattern data, you can better understand [...]

2019-04-05T10:02:31-04:00 April 8th, 2019|

It’s Time to Plan your IBM TM1 Upgrade to IBM Planning Analytics

Specifically, TM1 10.2.0 will be out of support by September 2018 and TM1 10.2.2 will be out of support by September 2019. Now is the perfect time to focus on a Health Check and upgrade of your IBM and planning solution. The good news is that IBM has taken TM1 to the next level with new enhancements and a whole new self-service web interface and renamed it Planning Analytics.

2019-04-05T09:31:19-04:00 April 5th, 2019|

Why CFOs should care about advanced analytics and cognitive computing?

Historically, the emphasis has been on leveraging trusted information to understand and communicate the state of the business (hindsight), and helping to anticipate where the business is going (foresight). That’s no longer enough. In light of today’s multi-faceted challenges, CFOs must help uncover hidden opportunities and risks. Over 80% of Finance teams expect to use [...]

2019-04-05T09:36:59-04:00 April 5th, 2019|

Update your forecasts when you want to

Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to update your forecasts on a quarterly basis rather than annually?  Budgeting, planning and forecasting has typically been an annual process because of the time, effort and money involved.  Collecting data from multiple sources, consolidating it, checking it, refining it, checking the numbers again can definitely take weeks [...]

2019-03-31T10:31:23-04:00 December 17th, 2018|

3 Reasons Rolling Forecasts Can Drive Real ROI

Today's business environment is moving at a lightning pace. Many businesses increasingly struggle to keep up. With the advent of big data, organizations are seeing a constant stream of information come their way. They're under pressure to respond quickly to market demands. Plus, these organizations want to become more agile decision makers. With so [...]

2018-11-28T08:56:59-04:00 December 3rd, 2018|

Alternatives To Excel That Are Better For Budgeting And Planning

Excel has its uses, but budgeting and planning should not be one of them. Moving beyond Excel When it comes to budgeting and planning, the software you choose is crucial. You want your business’ operations to run smoothly, so you need software that can facilitate the flow of information and analyze it in real [...]

2018-11-28T09:46:36-04:00 November 30th, 2018|

Mainstreaming Predictive Analytics For The Masses

Whether your business makes medical supplies, or you run a multi-national accounting firm, predictive analytics is necessary. In order for every business, marketing professional and layperson to be able to use predictive analytics, it needs to readily available. However, before we explore why mainstreaming predictive analytics for the masses is important, we first must [...]

2018-05-09T07:02:50-04:00 April 3rd, 2017|

The Analytics Bottleneck: Make Your Data Easier And Quicker To Access

When it comes to big data and analytics, you should be able to access this information quickly without a hassle. Once data has been collected, it is translated into a user-friendly language creating materials that that are crucial to running a business. Big data and analytics serve to track key performance indicators, target new [...]

2018-05-09T07:02:49-04:00 March 27th, 2017|

How To Use Analytics To Take Action For Your Business

Any adept business owner will tell you that in order for your business to thrive and maintain a competitive edge, you need to use analytics to your advantage. Analytics is the discovery and diagnosis of patterns found within data. These patterns are presented in a way that allows businesses to grow by predicting future [...]

2018-05-09T07:02:49-04:00 March 20th, 2017|