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Variance Analysis and Commentary using TM1

Posted on Apr 30, 2019 by John Vaughan

Discussion and video about using TM1/Planning Analytics for Variance Analysis and Commentary.

How to use prescriptive analytics and gain a competitive edge

Posted on Apr 16, 2019 by Udhara de Silva

Analytics’ best-kept secret is Decision Optimization, the prescriptive analytics solution that looks through millions of choices to help come up with the best decisions for your organisation. It is a...

How Prescriptive Analytics Works in the Real World

Posted on Apr 3, 2019 by Udhara de Silva

In our first blog post on prescriptive analytics, we described what it is and how it works. In this second post, we’re going to explore a few practical applications of...

The Power of Prescriptive Analytics

Posted on Mar 28, 2019 by Udhara de Silva

IBM Decision Optimization is a prescriptive analytics solution. Prescriptive analytics helps organisations make better decisions by solving complex optimisation problems. Special software evaluates millions of combinations of information to give...

What does Quantum Computing have to do with Corporate Planning?

Posted on Mar 13, 2019 by Udhara de Silva

IBM unveiled the world’s first commercial Quantum Computer, Q System One, at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas last month. At IBM Think 2019, Dr. Dario Gil,...

What can we learn from a debate between man and AI?

Posted on Mar 6, 2019 by Udhara de Silva

At IBM Think 2019, Project Debater, the “first AI system that can debate humans on complex topics” took on a champion debater, Harish Natarajan, on the topic, “We should subsidise...

The Big, Bold Theme of IBM Think 2019

Posted on Feb 27, 2019 by Udhara de Silva

IBM Think 2019 was as inspiring and ambitious as ever. Attendees got to experience IBM’s Project Debater debate ‘for’ subsidised preschool against champion debater Harish Natarajan. IBM Research shared their...

Pillars of Planning: Use the Right Tools

Posted on Feb 12, 2019 by Udhara de Silva

Most finance people are really comfortable using Excel. It’s very affordable and available everywhere. It’s a fantastic personal productivity tool. But spreadsheets seldom scale well, making Excel an unsuitable tool...

Pillars of Planning: Identify the Drivers that Matter

Posted on Feb 6, 2019 by Udhara de Silva

The fourth pillar of planning identifies key business drivers (read about the first, second, and third pillars in our previous articles). These drivers may be resources, processes or conditions that...

Pillars of Planning: Plan to the right frequency

Posted on Jan 29, 2019 by Udhara de Silva

Now that we’ve looked at what level to plan and at what horizon, we can take a look at the third ‘Pillar of Planning’ – planning frequency, which depends on...

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