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Accelerated Planning and Forecasting Cycles, Collaboration Across the Organization and Agile Planning - All in One Extended Planning & Analysis (xP&A) Solution



IBM Planning Analytics with Watson is a fast, flexible and AI-powered Extended Planning and

Analysis (xP&A) solution. It can be deployed on-cloud, on-premises, on IBM Cloud Pak® for Data, or as a hybrid option, and it helps organizations large and small drive greater process efficiency and deliver the foresight they need to steer business performance effectively. It has been praised for its ease of use by customers and analysts alike. This solution not only automates manual tasks to accelerate planning and forecasting cycles, but goes beyond automation to help you uncover new insights directly from your data.


IBM Planning Analytics with Watson breaks down the traditional silos between business unit

planning. It unifies data into a central repository and integrates data from diverse data sources such as ERPs, CRMs, and HRMs, allowing all users to access one, governed database that acts as the single source of truth. It enables a cross-departmental framework that acts to streamline planning and create transparency, collaboration (high participation planning) and alignment across the organization. And it does more than just plan –it analyzes data, reveals trends, and allows real-time iteration for continuous planning. In IBM Planning Analytics with Watson, all of your plans, budgets and forecasts are created and stored in the same application, meaning, all users are working with the same data. Changes to one plan will automatically update and flow to other plans and centralized business rules can be applied to all plans, if required.


Fueled by AI, IBM Planning Analytics with Watson enables users to forecast outcomes based on evolving trends or predictive insights and perform in-depth, what-if scenario analysis to test

alternative assumptions. It lets users create more timely, reliable, agile plans that can pivot in real time to address changing market demands. IBM Planning Analytics with Watson accelerates decision making and improves decision quality. With a customizable planning and analytics Workspace, IBM Planning Analytics with Watson helps you synthesize information and infer trends. It facilitates best practices such as driver-based planning and rolling forecasts, and allows individuals, groups and enterprise leaders to break free of the constraints of previous generations of planning tools.

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