2012 SBIC Report: Realising the Mobile Enterprise
As more and more consumer devices connect to enterprise networks and store corporate data, risks continue to increase. Potentially devastating consequences include massive confidential data loss and ruinous security breaches. Security professionals can’t just ignore the risks or they’ll put their organisations in peril. But they also can’t say “no” or they’ll face the wrath of users and stand in the way of huge potential business benefits. The challenges may seem daunting, but the SBIC have put together this full report based on their discussions on balancing the risks and rewards of consumer devices to help you.
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 »