Planning, Budgeting & Forecasting


Forecasting Perfected: How IBM Planning Analytics brings clarity and vision to your data

Budgeting and financial forecasting are critical planning and management disciplines that provide invaluable aid to business managers in the decision-making process. Most companies have business plans in varying forms of sophistication and use, that provide points of comparison to gauge success. Capital and operational funding, whether by personal capital investment, financial loans or some combination of the two is required to drive...

Leveraging Your Current Investment in your BI and FPM Solution to Secure and Streamline Your Financial Reporting Generation Process

Recent studies show that 74% of financial managers are using spreadsheets as their primary vehicle to generate reports.  This means creating lengthy reports or presentations manually, which can yield financial documentation that is prone to human error, contains outdated information and has little or no version control.  This in turn brings key problems associated with a manual reporting process, such as information and data on...

Trusting your reporting data

Trusting your reporting data

Financial forecasting and Business Intelligence (BI) analytic tools provide business users with a single data source. All “actual” information is derived from the company’s proprietary Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system, automatically updated to a single DataMart at user-defined intervals for use by all reporting tools. All forecasts created in a budgeting and forecasting solution are “written back” to the DataMart, to then be...

Modernize your Financial Reporting

Modernize your Financial Reporting

NewIntelligence is very excited to announce that we have started a new office of finance practice to help organizations develop, enhance and modernize their financial reporting, analysis and planning solutions with IBM Cognos. It has been our experience that the way that financial professionals interact with their organization’s data is changing.  The question that most CFOs are asking today is, “How do I take control of my...

Current Trends in Data Analysis that May Help Your Small to Medium-sized Business

Current Trends in Data Analysis that May Help Your Small to Medium-sized Business

Increasingly, more businesses are utilising data to improve their sales, market share, and profits. Data used in this way is called business intelligence, and it can give your small business a competitive edge. There are a number of aspects of business intelligence you should be aware of that you can use to build your business. Our list below covers five recent trends in business intelligence that may be relevant to your business....

Supercomputer Watson Is Helping Businesses with Forecasting

Supercomputer Watson Is Helping Businesses with Forecasting

Supercomputer Watson Is Helping Businesses with Forecasting Watson is the supercomputer developed by IBM, and is capable of artificial intelligence. This super intelligent technology uses a cognitive platform to understand the questions asked, then using vast processing power to crunch all of the data to find the answer. It is best known for appearing on Jeopardy in 2001 and winning. Watson was programmed to be able to answer the...