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Best Practice Approaches to Planning, Budgeting and Forecasting

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An IBM Cognos enterprise planning and analytics solution can help you link data between all the departments, centralize meta data and data and business rule definitions are recorded and accessible, rather than hidden, tacit or implied. IBM Cognos enterprise planning solutions offer familiar spreadsheet and Web interfaces for a broad range of users. These enterprise planning solutions also provide the capability to analyze, model, and collaborate as a basis for your budgeting processes.

This paper suggests a framework for re-thinking the budgeting process to help you maximize budgeting benefits and minimize budgeting pain. It is based on the knowledge IBM has acquired by analyzing corporate budgeting cycles and studying best practices for many years.

IBM Cognos software connects budgeting with critical factors that drive company performance

Download this white paper report and discover:

  • What is Planning vs. Budgeting vs. Forecasting
  • The Specific Business Problems for Key Stakeholders
  • How and Why Budgeting Adds Real Value
  • The Best Practice Solution Model for Budgeting
  • How to Gauge and Judge Budget Process Excellence

 

Understanding these dynamic components will allow more effective budgeting which leads to more effective planning and forecasting, which in turn leads to business optimization, improved response to market and improved positioning for new opportunities and market leadership.

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An IBM Cognos enterprise planning and analytics solution can help you link data between all the departments, centralize meta data and data and business rule definitions are recorded and accessible, rather than hidden, tacit or implied. IBM's enterprise planning solutions offer familiar spreadsheet and Web interfaces for a broad range of users. These enterprise planning solutions also provide the capability to analyze, model, and collaborate as a basis for your budgeting processes.

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