QueBIT Blog: Plan to Win with Planning Analytics, Report it to the World with Cognos Analytics

Posted by: Erik Herman

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Jul 23, 2019 10:49:44 AM


Can we level the playing field and admit off the top that everybody, or more appropriately, every organization plans? This has been a mantra of my colleague A.G. Tan for as long as I’ve had the pleasure of working with her, and it’s no less true today than it was 4 1/2 years ago when I heard it for the first time, and no less true spanning the decades of collective experience at QueBIT Consulting. And while some planning is simple (e.g. single GL, single chart of accounts, single data source) and some complex (e.g. multiple companies, consolidations, multiple GLs/charts of accounts, multiple data sources, etc.) at the end of the day, much of the work is the same, it’s a matter of approach and scale and having the right tools to support the plan.

But not all planning is equal. QueBIT has seen every type of plan you can imagine, and seen it all over the course of many, many years. And we’ve learned a thing or two about planning.

Some plan to fail:

  • inefficient
  • inaccurate
  • gut driven
  • labor intensive
  • reactive
  • defensive

While others plan to win:

  • efficient
  • accurate
  • intelligent
  • ease of use
  • proactive
  • actionable

As you can imagine, the latter often defines planning at successful organizations. And this is often further defined by a planning process that uses the right tools in the right situations. Experience how Planning Analytics can help your organization plan to win with a free trial or one of the configured, fully-functional Planning Analytics demo environments

As previously established, every organization plans and those organizations planning to win are often doing so with Planning Analytics. And as customers of Planning Analytics, those organizations are also able to take advantage of the industry-leading, cloud-based suite of reporting, dashboarding, and visualization technologies of Cognos Analytics with their planning model.


If you’re a Planning Analytics customer and you’re not taking advantage of Cognos Analytics, at best you’re only receiving part of the winning benefits of your investment. With your planning model built firmly on the Planning Analytics architecture with TM1 technology, and utilizing the augmented/advanced analytics and intuitive, user-first design of Cognos Analytics, there is no other comparable solution.

And if you’re not a Planning Analytics customer or don’t have (but need) a dashboarding, reporting, and visualizations application that is enabling and supporting your organization, experience how Cognos Analytics can help your organization with a free trial or one of the configured, fully-functional Cognos Analytics demo environments. 

Topics: Cognos Analytics, planning analytics


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