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Our Top 5 Pain Points to Avoid When Upgrading your IBM Cognos and/or Planning Analytics system

September 9, 2021

Our Top 5 Pain Points to Avoid When Upgrading your IBM Cognos and/or Planning Analytics system

by Colin Quinn

IBM Cognos and Planning Analytics Upgrades
IBM has done a great job pushing out updates for both Cognos Analytics and Planning Analytics with Watson. Updates are important, often providing new features, enhanced security, and bug fixes as well as other improvements. IBM Cognos upgrades do come with a potential challenge – Keeping up! Customers should perform an IBM Cognos and/or Planning Analytics upgrade at...

Modern FP&A, Forecasting, Budgeting, and Planning Pitfalls - Part 3: Reporting & Dashboards

March 8, 2021

Modern FP&A, Forecasting, Budgeting, and Planning Pitfalls - Part 3: Reporting & Dashboards

by Colin Quinn

In part two of this series, we discussed how to plan like a champion and avoid a lack of buy-in and input from owners and how to sustain it in your forecasting process. In part three we will cover how embracing continuous planning, reporting, and dashboards can improve the efficiency of your planning process while minimizing errors, and increasing the accuracy of your forecasts.

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Modern FP&A, Forecasting, Budgeting, and Planning Pitfalls - Part 2: Buy-In & Input

February 8, 2021

Modern FP&A, Forecasting, Budgeting, and Planning Pitfalls - Part 2: Buy-In & Input

by Colin Quinn

In part one of this series, we discussed how to improve your forecasting process by embracing integration and automation. In part two we will discuss how to plan like a champion and avoid a lack of buy-in and input from owners and how to sustain it in your forecasting process. 

This past Sunday Tom Brady won his seventh Super Bowl while taking the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to their second conference championship...

February 25, 2020

5 Benefits of Planning Analytics for Government Contractors

by Colin Quinn

When it comes to planning and analytics, don’t compromise. Kinetek4Cast in-conjunction with IBM Planning Analytics Express goes beyond simply automating your planning, budgeting, and forecasting processes. It provides self-service analytics to all of your business users through an innovative planning workspace that empowers business users to seek better business results. Deliver insights automatically from your...

July 10, 2019

Planning analytics: What is your enterprise plan?

by Colin Quinn

It all begins with a plan. Whether it’s the overall strategic plan or a detailed operational plan, this step is usually part of the overall enterprise performance management strategy, which encompasses financial planning, budgeting, and forecasting. Planning is in a unique position compared to the other analytics groups because it relies on outputs of all the other steps.

Even today spreadsheets remain one...

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