Planning, Budgeting & Forecasting

Planning, Budgeting & Forecasting

Planning, Budgeting, Forecasting – Cognos Planning

When it comes to your critical FP&A, Management Accounts Reporting and Financial Reporting Processes, you cannot afford to compromise.    Planning & Budgeting Analytics allows you to discover the key Business Insights which really matters, directly from your data and helps you pull ahead of competitors and stay alert for whatever lies ahead.  The key to the success of any business is being able to effectively and efficiently budget and plan for the future.

  • Move from a spreadsheet based planning approach & automate the planning, budgeting and forecasting processes.
  • Adapt your plans, budgets and forecasts to changing business conditions.
  • Quickly align financial plans with corporate objectives, linked to operational tactics and market events.
  • Improve efficiences with a continous Planning model with Rolling Forecasts
  • Align Business Performance Metrics & KPI’s
  • Uncover predictive insights automatically from your data.
  • Easily blend powerful, what-if scenario modeling with statistical analysis and predictive capabilities for faster, forward-looking decision making.
  • Discover key patterns and trends
  • Control Costs & Overspends
  • Share the Data which really matters to your business through Powerful real-time Dashboard Visualisation Stories

Easily Integrate  Data Discovery – Watson Analytics, IBM Predictive Analytics,  Cognos BI Analytics and Cognos Planning Analytics with your ERP / Financials Environment including SAP, Oracle, Hyperion and much more… combining the strengths of Industry Leading Analytics Tools. 

This collection of self-service data preparation and analytics tools will totally transform how you work with your data –  from data capture, preparation and merge … to data exploration, discovery, visualisation, planning, reporting and analysis … in minutes.

  • Cognos BI Analytics– Build real-time interactive reporting & analysis dashboards from a collection of data sources and data visualisations.
  • Cognos Planning Analytics–  Improve the FP&A, Management Accounts Reporting and Financial Reporting Processes with Effective Planning & Budgeting Solutions. 
  • Watson Analytics – Explore your data using cognitive technology and guided advanced data discovery analytics.
  • IBM Predictive Analytics – Discover patterns and trends in your data and go beyond knowing what has happened, to anticipating what is likely to happen next.
  • Certent CDM – All-in-one Disclosure Management Reporting Solution, combining external and internal report creation with a built-in proprietary disclosure research engine.  Certent Disclosure Management provides greater control over your reporting process by eliminating manual workflows and improving the quality of your filings. (Formerly Cognos Disclosure Management) 
  • Datawatch – Quickly convert and combine semi-structured data from multiple files and formats and then export the structured data directly to your Analytics solutions.



See Planning Analytics In Action


  • Control Costs & Overspends
  • Align Metrics & KPI’s
  • Introduce Rolling Forecasts & What-if Scenarios
  •  Enables finance and business users to create timely, secure, accurate and reliable plans, budgets and forecasts.
  • Move beyond Spreadsheet based Planning… 

Financial Close, Consolidate & Report


Enhance Financial Performance Management and Automate the Financial Close, Consolidation and Reporting Process:




  • Extended Planning Analytics supports the close, consolidation and reporting process
  • It enables finance teams to automate and accelerate the financial close with minimal IT support.
  • Helps finance teams deliver financial results, create informative financial and management reports and provide the chief financial officer (CFO) with a company-wide view of key financial metrics and KPI’s.
  • Reduce the Close & Report times – Speeds up the  Close process and simplifies the task of providing certified financial information.

Analytics - Solutions

Analytics - Solutions
  • IBM Data & Analytics
    • IBM Cognos  BI Analytics
    • IBM Cognos Planning Analytics
    • IBM Cognos Controller – Consolidate, Close, Report
    • Reporting Accelerators for ERP (including Microsoft Dynamics NAV))
    • IBM Predictive Analytics
    • Watson Analytics Data Discovery
    • IBM Datawarehouse & Analytics
    • IBM StoredIQ (for GDPR)
  • Certent CDM
    • Certent Cognos Dislosure Management
  • Microsoft Data & Analytics
    • Microsoft Business Intelligence Analytics
    • Power BI
    • Microsoft SQL Server Datawarehouse
  • Datawatch
    • Self-Service Data Preparation & Analysis
    Easy to use, out of the box Business Analytics Solutions
    Available on Premise & Cloud, Desktop & Mobile
    Flexible Pricing Models to suit all Budgets

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