Flexible enterprise software for planning, budgeting, forecasting and analysis
IBM® Cognos® Planning enables you to develop plans, budgets and forecasts faster and more efficiently. Cognos Planning lets you create, compare and evaluate business scenarios. It also enables you to use best practices such as driver-based planning and rolling forecasts to determine resource requirements and future business results.
Cognos Planning integrates operational and financial planning in real time, so you can anticipate resource requirements and future business performance.
- Driver-based plans and models—create planning models that accurately reflect your business in detail.
- Reliable numbers—eliminate spreadsheet errors.
- Greater participation—collect input from participants in all divisions and locations within your organization.
Driver-based plans and models
- Explore data, test assumptions, evaluate models and compare performance with historic actuals and external benchmarks.
- Drill down and perform multidimensional analysis.
- Import enterprise data to develop plans, regardless of your business model complexity.
- Spend time on analysis instead of debating definitions or the accuracy of numbers found in spreadsheets.
- Eliminate unproductive activities such as tracking down numbers, fixing broken links and debugging spreadsheet macros.
- Gain a unified view of plan data that connects with key metrics.
- Scale to thousands of participants to support top-down and bottom-up planning, budgeting and forecasting.
- Enable greater participation and collaboration with a web browser and familiar Microsoft® Excel® interfaces.
- Build enterprise plans, budgets and forecasts, and monitor the status of contributions.
Cognos Planning resources