• Planning Analytics – The new face of TM1

    IBM Planning Analytics goes beyond simply automating your planning, budgeting and forecasting processes. It provides self-service analytics to all of your business users through an innovative planning workspace that empowers business users to seek better business results. It delivers insights automatically from your data and helps you pull ahead of competitors and stay agile for the changes ahead.

  • Introducing Cognos Analytics – an evolution of BI

    IBM has redesigned the user experience of its flagship Cognos BI solution, based on the same “self-service” design principles as Watson Analytics.

    While early details of ‘Cognos Analytics’ are still emerging, both business users and IT professionals will now be able to author and distribute reports and access self-service dashboards – and do so on any device. IBM Cognos Analytics will deliver a combination of self-service and managed data analytics capabilities. This includes:

    • A more natural and effortless unified user experience
    • Vastly improved navigation and smart use of search throughout the experience
    • Built in intelligence to interpret user intent and guide users in their tasks
    • Lowers skills requirements for dashboarding and report building
    • The same web-based experience across desktop and mobile devices
    • Accelerated performance
    • Empowered business users, freeing up IT time

    A date for General Availability has not yet been set, but Barrachd will keep you updated as more information is available.

  • IBM Cognos TM1

    Many Finance departments shortchange their enterprise performance management activities because they’re wasting time on manual tasks, such as collecting, validating and correcting data, to spend adequate time on the more important task of analysis. They rely on systems — ranging from spreadsheets to ERP solutions — that are disconnected, outdated, static, insecure, completely dependant upon IT, and lacking the performance and data reliability essential for today’s analytics. IBM Cognos TM1 transforms planning, budgeting, forecasting analysis and score-carding to establish a more dynamic, reliable performance management system.

  • IBM Cognos Express

    IBM Cognos Express is the first and only integrated business intelligence (BI) and performance management (PM) solution built to meet the needs of midsize organizations. It delivers the essential reporting, analysis, visualization,dashboard, scorecard, planning, budgeting and forecasting capabilities that midsize organizations and workgroups require, at a price they can afford. All of the tools you need to get started are included in a pre-configured solution that is easy to install, easy to use and easy to buy. Cognos Express provides organizations with consistent, reliable information to answer three critical business questions: How are we doing? Why? and What should we be doing? With these answers you can make better, faster decisions to drive greater efficiencies, reduce costs and identify new growth opportunities.

  • IBM Cognos Mobile – Intelligence on the go

    With today’s mobile apps, everyone expects information at their fingertips. Whether they are in the office, in line at a coffee shop or on a plane, people want uninterrupted access to data because some decisions just can’t wait. Your mobile workforce is no different. Mobile workers need business intelligence (BI) data to be available on their smartphones, notebook computers and tablets wherever they are to make information-driven decisions — even when they’re not connected to the web or your network.

  • IBM Cognos Disclosure Management Datasheet

    Many companies have experienced growing pains with both their external and internal reporting and disclosure processes in recent years, because of increasing volumes of data and increasing demands from both regulators and stakeholders. To produce any number of these required reports in different departments across the organization, contributors commonly work in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft PowerPoint files, manually copying and pasting data from source systems or disparate spreadsheets, and then must pass these files back and forth over insecure channels, such as email, until the report is complete.

  • IBM Cognos Analysis for Microsoft Excel Datasheet

    IBM Cognos Analysis for Microsoft Excel brings the benefits of modern enterprise performance management to your Microsoft Excel spreadsheets. It provides a way for business analysts, financial analysts, line-of-business managers, and users on the front line to pull data from a variety of sources, including IBM Cognos TM1 and IBM Cognos Business Intelligence, and perform analysis in a familiar Microsoft Excel spreadsheet environment.