IBM Planning Analytics with Watson Benefits

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Volatility, uncertainty and risk have been with us for years – and they’re not going away any time soon. But most planning teams, whether in Finance, Operations, HR, Sales or elsewhere in the organization, still spend an inordinate amount of time on manual, spreadsheet-based processes – collecting, consolidating and validating data before they can even begin to analyze it.

In response, leading organizations are seeking faster, more flexible solutions to deliver deeper insights into both financial and operational performance. Too often, however, they believe they have to choose between the ease of use and fast deployment of a cloud solution or the powerful analytics capabilities traditionally available only in on-premises solutions. But now they don’t have to choose. Now they can have it all with IBM Planning Analytics with Watson. One solution – multiple deployment options.

Key highlights:

  • Automates manual planning, budgeting, forecasting, reporting and analysis
  • Links operational tactics to financial plans
  • Facilitates flexible profitability analysis and what-if scenario modeling
  • Embedded predictive and artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities to augment human intelligence
  • Lets users create compelling visualizations in a self-service Workspace
  • Integrates with the familiar Microsoft Excel interface to speed adoption
  • Managed and governed workflows
  • Flexible deployment options

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