Extended Planning and Analysis (xP&A)

The future of planning and analysis solutions By Michael McGeein Originally published by IBM, April 28, 2021 We live in an era of digital transformation where disruption is always at the door — especially as it relates to optimizing the power of data to inspire informed decision-making. To not just survive, but thrive, you need […]

IFRS 16 in South Africa: 10 Questions you should be asking

IFRS.org gives a concise summary of the reasoning behind the move to the new IFRS 16 standard: "The objective of IFRS 16 is to report information that (a) faithfully represents lease transactions and (b) provides a basis for users of financial statements to assess the amount, timing and uncertainty of cash flows arising from leases. [...]

Driver-Based Planning for Financial Teams: The What, Why, and How.

Host Analytics defines driver-based planning perfectly: The goal of driver-based planning is to focus business plans on the factors that are most critical to driving success, then creating mathematical models that enable managers to run scenarios based on these drivers to understand the impact on projected business results. In short, driver-based planning allows you to plan with […]

IBM® Cognos® Analysis for Microsoft Excel (Café)

IBM® Cognos® Analysis for Microsoft Excel brings the benefits of modern enterprise performance management to your Microsoft Excel spreadsheets.

It provides a way for business analysts, financial analysts, line-of-business managers, and users on the front line to pull data from a variety of sources, including IBM Cognos TM1® and IBM Cognos Business Intelligence, and perform data analysis in a familiar Microsoft Excel spreadsheet environment.