Time Series Forecasting: 3 Great Ways to Improve Your FP&A Planning Process

Time series forecasting is a powerful set of tools ranging from simple series forecasting to sophisticated causal modeling. So why are many FP&A professionals reluctant to take advantage of these methods? Today’s automated time series forecasting software is very accessible to financial and business analysts and can be leveraged to augment your planning process, drive…

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Metadata Advantages

To be successful in analytics, a business should deploy a platform solution that employs a metadata layer.  Today, there are a plethora of options. Making a decision can appear to be daunting and complex.  But when it comes down to it, there’s no comparison to metadata advantages in a centralized, object-oriented architecture.  The key to…

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How Much Does BI Cost an Enterprise?

IT is no longer in control!  Software is, but IT is not.  Maybe that’s not a bad thing.  But, do we truly understand what this freedom of choice is costing our enterprises?  What does BI cost an enterprise? IT was the Gatekeeper Enterprises for decades have relied on their Information Technology (IT) departments to screen,…

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IBM Cognos Analytics 11.1 Raised the Bar

IBM just released Cognos Analytics 11.1, which in my opinion raises the bar on self-service, discovery and easy to use analytics.  They innovated with the introduction of artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML) and deep exploration in an intuitive, guided interface. As part of the early adopter program, I explored and will share some of…

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