No Bull - What Customers Should Expect from Cloud Services
This paper describes how a cloud Services User achieves the true benefits of cloud services and sends warning messages to the providers, hosting companies and telecommunications firms. It also provides clues on how a customer can gain better value from services offered by the new cloud companies and Hosting businesses.
IBM Planning Analytics incorporates seven key performance management capabilities in a single solution: 1. A cloud-born planning and analytics workspace 2. Access to internal and external data through automated data integration 3. Business-led design for planning, analysis and scorecarding 4. Solutions catalog of IBM Performance Blueprints to accelerate adoption and ROI 5. Predictive analytics powered by IBM Watson Analytics 6. Integral use of the Microsoft Excel interface to speed adoption and leverage existing skills 7. Production reporting with reliable business intelligence applications Let’s look at each of these seven capabilities individually. Download whitepaper »
Macquarie Group Case Study: Better business planning and decision support with sophisticated financial modeling
To thrive in volatile times, financial services companies need flexibility in their business planning. Being tied to a static annual budget limits flexibility, but more dynamic approaches can be difficult to implement. Macquarie built an enterprise-wide platform for business planning, accelerating its finance processes and providing new capabilities such as monthly rolling forecasts and scenario modeling. The benefits include budgeting cycles have been cut by 10 weeks. Scenarios can be modeled up to a 60-month horizon. Finance teams have seen a 40 percent shift from process-related work to more valuable analytical work. Download whitepaper »
Chickasaw Nation Division of Commerce Case Study: Predictive analytics and statistical modeling increases the accuracy of financial forecasts
The Chickasaw Nation Division of Commerce uses advanced predictive analysis and complex statistical modeling to steer its growing operations to success, making decisions based on fact instead of intuition. In addition to more accurate financial planning, including revenue forecasts and cash flow analysis, the business analytics solution allows managers throughout the organization to track their performance in near–real time and apply valuable insights to day–to–day decisions. Download whitepaper »