How to embrace—not replace—your spreadsheets with IBM Planning Analytics for Microsoft Excel

Written By: Letha Wicker, IBM Originally posted July 23, 2019 Many planning professionals, whether in finance or line-of-business roles, have a love/hate relationship with their spreadsheets. They love the flexibility and the familiarity of a tool that’s been around for decades. But when they try to use spreadsheets for large-scale planning and performance management, multiple issues arise.…

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Lifecycle Management in Planning Analytics Workspace

Lifecycle Manager is an administration tool that allows administrators to migrate objects from one environment to another. The administrator performing the migration must be logged into Planning Analytics Workspace and have access to view the objects being migrated. Within Planning Analytics Workspace, Lifecycle Manager is accessed through the Administration page under your name on the…

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How AI and machine learning are transforming business planning

Written By: Rob Douglas, Adaptive Insights Originally posted September 12, 2019 Now, more than ever, agility is the currency of success. And while agility may be about responding intelligently to the changing nature of the marketplace, those responses must be rooted in a plan. Today, many organizations leverage newer technologies in the cloud for planning, having moved…

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How Business Analytics Differs From Data Analytics

  Today’s businesses are more reliant than ever before on data. Very little data “speaks for itself” – most data is unstructured, providing few clues about how it should be read or what it means. To make meaning from raw data, business professionals must apply a wide range of methodologies. They must be prepared to deal…

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5 Steps to Unleashing the True Value of Finance

Written By: Scott Stern, OneStream Originally posted July 24, 2019 It’s time for CFOs to live in the moment.  Trust me.  We know the past.  Like a fine swiss-watch keeping time, finance teams have religiously closed the books, reported to stakeholders and complied with regulatory requirements.  This was the focus of the previous finance generation after all. Modern finance is here.…

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