IBM Cognos 8 & 10 Planning is an integrated, scalable solution for planning, budgeting and forecasting. IBM Cognos Planning integrates operational and financial planning in real time for immediate visibility into resource requirements and future business performance. Its distributed administration capabilities enable localized responsibility for plan processes across functions, geographies, and business units in a single, unified, secure planning environment. Cognos 8 Planning enables both top-down objective setting and bottom-up contribution. This helps secure the necessary buy-in and accountability at lower levels of the company and connect the senior executive team and field management. The result is improved forecast reliability.
Cognos 8 Planning / Cognos 10 Planning provides power and flexibility to create, compare, and evaluate business scenarios, conditions, drivers, rates, and assumptions. It enables you to build consistent business models for organizations of any size. With Cognos 8 Planning you can build enterprise-wide budgets and forecasts faster and more efficiently, to deliver true predictability and accountability across the enterprise. Cognos 8/10 Planning is a finance-managed solution for planning, budgeting and forecasting. It lets finance organizations create and maintain models for hundreds of tightly linked operations. These planning models can be created and communicated in days, not months. Cutting the time spent on budgeting and planning processes gives you more time for in-depth analysis, so that Finance can become a better partner to the business.
Within the IBM Cognos Competence Center, element61 has senior expertise in IBM Cognos Planning 8 and IBM Cognos Planning 10, including integration with an existing Cognos 8 Busines Intelligence environment, an existing data warehouse architecture or linking up Cognos Planning with ERP-systems like SAP and Oracle or a data warehouse infrastructure like SAP Business Warehouse (SAP BW).
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