IBM Planning Analytics: The World’s Best Planning & Analysis Solution

Corporate Planning, Budgeting, Forecasting, Analysis and Scorecard Cloud Solution with IBM Planning Analytics

Do you want a super-fast, easy-to-use planning and analytic solution? Do you want it to be built with the world’s leading planning engine? Do you want it hosted on the cloud, managed for you, and located right here in Australia? IBM Planning Analytics is the answer.

You can have a complete cloud-based planning solution with embedded powerful analysis for fast, easy, and highly flexible corporate planning, budgeting, forecasting, and score carding.

Planning Analytics is simply the leading toolset in the world for budgeting and forecasting. But it goes so much deeper than that. With one application, you will empower your business users with self-service analytics. Business insights will be delivered automatically and help you remain agile as the market changes and lead your competitors.


IBM Planning Analytics
Planning Analytics as presented over the web.

Flexible and Scalable: You can start using cloud-based Planning Analytics with a small team and it can scale for the world’s largest corporations.

IBM Cloud: IBM’s cloud is the largest corporate cloud offering and hosts many enterprise applications. And it’s available right here in Australia.

Security: It’s IBM. Your data can be loaded securely from your local ERP and once in the cloud, is governed by the most demanding security protocols and standards in the industry.


IBM Planning Analytics in Excel
Cloud-hosted Planning Analytics presented locally through Microsoft Excel

Why compromise? You don’t need to choose
between fast deployment and powerful
analytics. With Planning Analytics you can have both.
Further, you have the ability to make changes to your models quickly as your trading environment changes. You will become more agile and prepared for the future.


IBM Planning Analytics with Watson Analytics
Predictive analysis using Watson Analytics embedded inside Planning Analytics Cloud

Plan with Confidence: Combine the planning excellence from TM1 with predictive analytics from Watson Analytics for smarter forward-looking decision making.

Finance Leadership: Move up to the bridge of your ship and guide your organisation with a finance-owned, self-service planning environment, to which your whole business can contribute, and provides finance with the tools they need to navigate the business in the right direction.

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Planning Analytics, Powered by TM1?

TM1 is an in-memory multidimensional analytic tool from IBM. It is widely regarded as the best tool in the world for this purpose and it is used by most major corporations globally. Its uses are extremely wide – from budgeting, planning, and forecasting, to reporting and analysis; from inventory management to customer profitability; variance analysis to KPI reporting. It is the analytic tool of choice for most accountants, especially as its primary front end is Excel.

TM1 is the core engine of IBM Planning Analytics and it integrates completely with Cognos Analytics, Cognos Disclosure Management and Cognos Controller. It is available either on-premise or in the cloud as IBM Planning Analytics.

It integrates perfectly with top-tier ERP tools such as SAP, Oracle, or JDE, as well as second-tier products such as TechOne, Dynamics, Epicor, Infor LN, Great Plains, and Pronto.

Client Feedback

“Many thanks to the Infocube team for their pro-active approach in supporting our TM1 software. John & his team have an excellent understanding of their product & are always a step ahead in planning. Infocube are always prompt in responding to requests for assistance & keep communication simple. They have truly developed a business partnering relationship with our administrators & we are appreciative of their tremendous work.”

Dick Smith
Planning & Analysis Manager

Enterprise Planning with Power

TM1 supports a full range of enterprise planning software requirements – from high-performance, real-time profitability analysis, financial analytics, and flexible modelling to enterprise-wide contribution so individuals, teams, divisions, and whole companies can respond faster to changing conditions.

TM1 facilitates the use of best practices such as driver-based planning and rolling forecasting to provide consistent reporting and analysis.

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Speed: Your team love Excel, so keep using it and move the engine to the cloud, taking the best of both with a hybrid solution – Excel on the desktop and super fast TM1 in the cloud.

Agility: Have confidence that your data is correct – every time – then drive positive results and plan your business the way you want and respond to changing market dynamics fast.

Foresight: Spend more time analysing and planning, rather than crunching data and consolidating spreadsheets. Using the advanced analytics inside Planning Analytics gives insight to whats ahead, rather than focusing on what’s happened.

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