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IBM Planning Analytics with Watson (TM1)

IBM Planning Analytics with Watson (TM1)

When it comes to your critical planning processes, don’t compromise. You can have a fast, flexible, and complete solution that embeds powerful analytics into everyday decision-making – in the deployment model of your choice.

IBM Planning Analytics with Watson (powered by IBM TM1) goes beyond automating manual planning, budgeting, and forecasting processes. It provides self-service analytics to all of your business users through an innovative planning workspace. It discovers insights automatically, directly from your data, and helps you pull ahead of competitors and stay agile for whatever lies ahead. And it can be deployed in cloud, on-premises, or mixed deployment environments.

  • Speed: Automate your manual planning, budgeting, and forecasting processes with a solution built on the powerful OLAP engine of IBM TM1.
  • Agility: Adapt your plans, budgets, and forecasts to changing business conditions. Quickly align financial plans with corporate objectives, linked to operational tactics and market events.
  • Foresight: Uncover predictive insights automatically from your data. IBM Planning Analytics blends powerful, what-if modeling with the statistical analysis and predictive capabilities of IBM Watson Analytics for faster, forward-looking decision making.


  • Automate manual processes: Accelerate your essential planning, budgeting, and forecasting processes with the powerful OLAP engine of IBM TM1.
  • Customizable workspace: Provide an interactive, customizable workspace to cost center owners and business managers for a consistent view of KPIs.
  • Fast, thorough analysis: Guided data exploration and natural language queries based on common business terms enable you to work with your data easily.
  • Automated visualizations: Create clear, compelling graphics and integrated scorecards to help you share results with decision makers.


  • Cloud, on-premises, or mixed deployment – Choose the deployment option that fits your needs and change when your needs change.
  • Flexible and scalable: Start small and expand as your needs evolve. IBM Planning Analytics works for individuals, teams, departments, or across the enterprise.
  • Embrace and extend your spreadsheets: Where needed, IBM Planning Analytics allows users to retain the familiar Microsoft Excel interface. No steep learning curve here.


  • Uncover insights automatically from your data: IBM Planning Analytics brings the statistical analysis and predictive capabilities of IBM Watson Analytics to your planning process, for faster, forward-looking decision making.
  • Perform in-depth analysis: IBM Planning Analytics facilitates multidimensional planning and detailed, what-if scenario modeling. A powerful hierarchy capability enables you to model attributes of hierarchies to enable more granular analysis.
  • Finance takes the helm: IBM Planning Analytics is self-service and Finance-owned. Minimal IT support is required.
  • Steer business performance more effectively: Link operational drivers to financial outcomes throughout the planning process to help you steer the most reliable course through uncertain waters.

Watch the quick video below to see and learn about the latest innovations designed to transform the way you plan, analyze, and report.

IBM Planning Analytics Express

IBM Planning Analytics Express provides integrated performance management and business intelligence for workgroups and midsize organizations. It delivers planning, budgeting, and forecasting, plus reporting, analysis, visualization, dashboarding and scorecarding capabilities at an affordable price. For midsize organizations embarking on or expanding an analytics strategy, this solution offers self-service access to the tools and data business users need to make timely, accurate decisions.

With Kinetek, this one-stop solution will allow you to discover and act on new insights quickly – An easy to implement, easy to use, and easy to purchase software solution for midsize organizations.

To find out more about purchasing IBM Planning Analytics or IBM Planning Analytics express, contact us today.

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