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IBM Cognos Planning

IBM Cognos Planning is a finance managed solution for both operational and business planning with the flexibility to turn the most sophisticated strategy into discreet plans, budgets and forecasts.


It supports traditional budgeting processes, driver based approaches and enables the creation of rolling forecasts to give real time visibility into resource requirements and future business outcomes.

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Product Highlights

  •  Finance-owned solution with easy modelling language that can be developed by financial analysts without IT involvement.


  •  Scales to thousands of participants to support top-down and bottom-up planning and forecasting.


  • Supports best practices such as driver-based planning and rolling forecasts that speed planning cycles and increase accuracy.


  • Multidimensional slicing-and-dicing, drill-down, and the exclusive break-back feature help you explore data fully and efficiently.


  • Planners can attach any file type to a cell, model, or submission of a forecast to communicate the rationale and policies behind plans and forecasts.


  • Flexible deployment with Web browser or Microsoft Excel interface offers all the advantages of a dedicated enterprise solution with the familiarity and convenience of a spreadsheet 

Cognos Planning Screenshot

In built workflow allows easy tracking of the budget and forecast submission process with real time aggregation of plans.

Cognos Planning Case Study

Thinking of moving away from Cognos Planning?Read the IBM White Paper titled 'Planning, budgeting and forecasting: Software selection guide'.

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