Planning & Forecasting Archives – Revelwood Knowledge Center
Planning & Forecasting Archives – Revelwood Knowledge Center

Did you know IBM Planning Analytics can minimize the amount of feeder data via an approach called a “conditional feeder?”  A conditional feeder is exactly what it sounds like – it only feeds when a certain condition is met. In a previous blog post, I provided an example of how to use an attribute to turn on/off data flow from another cube.  We left off with the following rules: High-Level:   Detailed:   The cube “High-Level” should only pull from … Read More


Demand planning can guide businesses to improve the accuracy of revenue forecasts, align inventory levels with peaks and troughs in demand, and enhance profitability for a given channel or product. Many of our clients who rely on IBM Cognos TM1 for financial planning, reporting and analysis have asked us to help them design and develop TM1-based demand planning applications. We recently blogged about two examples of using IBM Cognos TM1 for demand planning. One was demand planning in the food … Read More


We recently shared a use case on how a client is using IBM Cognos TM1 for demand planning in the food and beverage industry. We also have a client in professional services who is using TM1 for demand planning. They are a market-leading business support solutions and services company that serves the majority of the top 100 global communication service providers. Like most professional services firms, they make their money based on the number of billable hours its consultants service … Read More


Demand planning can guide businesses to improve the accuracy of revenue forecasts, align inventory levels with peaks and troughs in demand, and enhance profitability for a given channel or product. Many of our clients who rely on IBM Cognos TM1 for financial planning, reporting and analysis have asked us to help them design and develop TM1-based demand planning applications. Here’s an example of how we used TM1 for demand planning in the food and beverage industry. In particular, we built … Read More


How easy would it be for you to budget and report on a division of your business that had its financials in more than 200 linked spreadsheets? Add in the fact that gathering data was a manual process, not to mention that verifying that data was so time-intensive that your organization could not accommodate late updates to the budget. And, given this scenario, it would be impossible to do any type of forecasting. Oh, and the data needed for analysis from one of the … Read More


More and more organizations are embracing rolling forecasts; as they do so, they are looking for the steps to success with rolling forecasts.  For many of those organizations, working with rolling forecasts is not an either or: they are not simply throwing out the budgeting process in favor of rolling forecasting.  Instead, they are using both traditional budgeting and the more agile rolling forecasting. When we work with our clients to move to a model that relies on rolling forecasting, … Read More


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