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QueBIT Blog: Are your planning systems ready for the CapEx Boom?

Posted by: Ann-Grete Tan Jul 8, 2021 10:36:48 AM
Buoyed by the reopening of markets, many industries have witnessed an increase in their capital spending. Morgan Stanley, a leading banking firm, has predicted that investments will soar to a high of... Read More

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QueBIT Blog: xP&A Data Hub Primer for the CIO

Posted by Ann-Grete Tan

xP&A – eXtended Planning & Analysis - a term coined in 2019 by Gartner, represents an evolution of traditional Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) towards integrated, continuous enterprise planning breaking down barriers between finance and operational functions including HR (Human Resources), Supply Chain and Sales. Companies are embracing xP&A in order to achieve strategically valuable benefits like better coordination, improved forecast accuracy, reduced cycle times and more agility. 

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QueBIT Blog: xP&A Data Hub Primer for the CFO

Posted by Ann-Grete Tan

Until as recently as 2018, the term xP&A (eXtended Planning & Analysis) didn't exist. It was coined in 2019 by Gartner to visualize the evolution of Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A). It was typical of the finance team, before 2019, to work in a silo - they alone were responsible for all the data, intelligence, and financial planning requirements of the company. But xP&A aims to extend these planning and analysis capabilities beyond the boundaries of the finance domain and into other operational areas of the enterprise such as sales, supply chain, and HR. In a way, xP&A represents the convergence of traditional FP&A with integrated business planning (IBP).

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QueBIT Blog: IBM Think 2021

Posted by Ann-Grete Tan

IBM Think 2021 was 100% virtual and offered for free, though certain Labs and Roundtable sessions were by-invitation only. QueBIT mostly attended free and on-demand sessions during the North American event on Tuesday May 11, 2021. There were parallel events for other regions (APAC & Japan, EMEA & India) which we did not attend.  

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Topics: Think2021

QueBIT Blog: Why xP&A is more than just Marketing Hype

Posted by Ann-Grete Tan

Coined by Gartner in 2019, the term xP&A stands for Extended Planning and Analysis. Often touted as a rebranded and overhyped version of Integrated Business Planning by many pundits, Gartner claims xP&A is much more than just that. In this article we will offer arguments to support this contention.

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Topics: xP&A

QueBIT Blog: When To Use The IBM Planning Analytics REST API (And When Not To)

Posted by Ann-Grete Tan

When To Use The IBM Planning Analytics REST API (And When Not To) 

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QueBIT Blog: How IBM Cloud Pak for Data supports xP&A

Posted by Ann-Grete Tan

What is xP&A?

QueBIT’s typical client is a Vice-President of Finance, CFO, or an operational executive - say an Inventory manager or Vice-President of Supply Chain. Our typical conversation with them involves an aspect of digital transformation in their planning, analysis or reporting processes; and how technology may help them increase business agility, improve forecast accuracy, speed up planning cycles and make better data-driven business decisions.

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Topics: xP&A, Cloud Pak for Data, eXtended Planning and Analysis

QueBIT Blog: The Sad Truth about Data

Posted by Ann-Grete Tan

Data is the fuel of all analytics, whether you want to provide accurate timely information to decision-makers on the front lines, provide a comprehensive customer dashboard to your executives, do a predictive demand forecast or simply complete your annual budget.

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QueBIT Blog: Everything you need to know about the new IBM Planning Analytics Workspace!

Posted by Ann-Grete Tan

With the October 2020 release of IBM Planning Analytics Workspace (PAW) 2.0.57, IBM is boldly starting a brand-new chapter for Planning Analytics (TM1) leveraging their open source Carbon design system for products and digital experiences. Going forward, all IBM software products will share the Carbon look and feel.

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QueBIT Blog: What FP&A options do SAP customers have after BPC is retired?

Posted by Ann-Grete Tan

About 20 years ago my mentor and former boss, Richard Creeth, was introduced to a new company called OutlookSoft that had developed a corporate performance management (CPM) product called Everest on top of Microsoft SQL Server and Analysis Services. Richard was well-known back then as an industry analyst and co-author of the OLAP Report and up-and-coming vendors were eager to court his good opinion. Richard was also the principal of a boutique consulting firm that specialized in financial reporting, consolidations and planning which QueBIT acquired in 2008.

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Topics: SAP, IBM

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