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July 10, 2019

Planning analytics: What is your enterprise plan?

by Colin Quinn

It all begins with a plan. Whether it’s the overall strategic plan or a detailed operational plan, this step is usually part of the overall enterprise performance management strategy, which encompasses financial planning, budgeting, and forecasting. Planning is in a unique position compared to the other analytics groups because it relies on outputs of all the other steps. Even today spreadsheets remain one of the most popular tools used by enterprises for planning. However spreadsheets…

April 24, 2019

Top 3 Analytics Pain Points and the Answers

by Colin Quinn

Like kids complaining about how spring break is too short, data analysts always seem to be talking about pain points. Unlike too short of a break from school, however, the kind of pain points analysts typically encounter can be a little more complicated. In this post, we’ll be diving into the world of customer pain points – specifically, three pain points, what they are, and how you can position your company to overcome them with…

August 6, 2018

Top 10 Reasons to upgrade to Cognos Analytics (Cognos 11)

by Colin Quinn

Thoughts? IBM Cognos(11) Analytics was released at the end of 2015 and offered the same functionality available in Cognos 10, but with a new and improved user interface that is both modern in look and feel and easier to navigate. This new user interface has a greater focus on providing a better user experience while promoting self-service and still delivering the Business Intelligence capabilities we all know and love. What’s New? User Interface – Slick, modern, user-focused,…