The information agenda is intended to map out corporate business and technology goals and to create a roadmap to ensure that companies can leverage their corporate information as a strategic asset in the pursuit of these goals.
Read this whitepaper for expert insights by David Parmenter on why we must learn and apply today’s better practices in planning and forecasting models. Insights from this paper will help you migrate into the 21st century with better annual planning tools, or down the path for a robust quarterly rolling forecasting tool.
Today’s economy is widely characterized by skittishness and uncertainty about the future. The effect that unpredictable external forces can have on the economy can leave many business leaders feeling helpless. This fact was demonstrated in the IBM Global CFO Study, where many CFOs admitted that they lacked the ability to measure and monitor business performance effectively. The same study also found that the companies who invested in their business insight capabilities were better able to anticipate and react to external economic forces. IBM Cognos software can provide businesses with the business insight they need to be prepared, not scared. Cognos software allows businesses to analyze performance, model business strategies and processes, and contribute to a common set of business objectives.
To operate effectively in different markets, Finnish manufacturer Meka Pro needed to be able to adjust its pricing and manufacturing strategies to each locality, but had no insight into their own data. Read this case study to learn how Meka Pro used IBM® Cognos® software modules to make faster, better business decisions and improve profitability.