This guest post is written by Ronnie Rich, Senior Offering Manager for IBM Planning Analytics.
IBM Planning Analytics has a diverse, worldwide community of customers, and more are joining every day. Today, we are sharing a quick introduction for those new customers as well as a reminder for those who have been with us a long time about where to find answers to questions and resources to stay current on the latest news.
Let’s start with the product roadmap. Roadmaps provide valuable guidance for any journey, especially when you’re planning the future of your software deployment. A few weeks ago we presented our latest product roadmap at the Think 2019 conference in San Francisco.
In a session titled What’s New with IBM Planning Analytics Workspace, we highlighted the latest innovations and functionality in IBM Planning Analytics Workspace as well as upcoming innovations for IBM Planning Analytics for Microsoft Excel, IBM Planning Analytics Modelling, and IBM Planning Analytics Administration.
Here’s a small sample of the new capabilities and functionality we covered:
- Action buttons: You can now configure IBM Planning Analytics Workspace to run a TurboIntegrator process with the click of a button. You can create prompts to ask for parameter values when the process is executed or configure default parameter values to run the process without prompting.
- Administration enhancements: Monitor and administer your TM1® databases in IBM Planning Analytics Workspace Local using the IBM Planning Analytics Administration agent.
- More efficient modelling: We’ve made it easier to get data into your models with drag-and-drop import of Dimensions and Attributes, as well as data from file. We also added efficiency tools like Rules Tracing, Autocompletion in Editors, and a Time Dimension Wizard.
You can find the roadmap for IBM Planning Analytics and other solutions in the IBM Analytics Roadmaps web page.
IBM Planning Analytics and its predecessor, IBM TM1, are long-time favourites of the finance crowd, who use it for essential budgeting and forecasting as well as sophisticated financial planning and analysis. It can meet the challenges of enormous data volumes, like Ancestry.com’s “super-cube” of 51 quintillion cells and large numbers of users, like the 6,000 at Germany’s national railroad, Deutsche Bahn.
But for years innovative organisations have been using the solution in a variety of non-finance use cases, such as supply chain planning, sales planning, and workforce planning. And people are finding more ways to use it every day. Along with different use cases, IBM Planning Analytics offers deployment on cloud or on-premises. We’re proud of the fact that, with IBM, customers get to choose the deployment method that fits their needs.