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Migrating from Cognos FSR to CDM

IBM Cognos Disclosure Management (CDM) is essentially an upgrade to IBM Cognos Financial Statement Reporting (FSR). Built using the same logic, the IBM Product Team gathered FSR end user feedback to produce the next major version of the product, and CDM was the result. With an updated architecture, significantly improved [...]

Introducing IBM Cognos TM1 10.2

IBM Cognos TM1 has further enhanced its features for an improved user experience with its latest release, TM1 10.2. Some of the existing functionality that current TM1 users are familiar with includes: Powerful planning and analysis with a 64-bit, in memory OLAP server capable of consolidating huge volumes of data [...]

How to Build Effective Dashboards

The purpose of dashboards and scorecards is to provide key stakeholders with a high-level overview of their organization’s performance based on various metrics or KPI’s; however, different users within some organizations request different types of data to be displayed, which eventually leads to the dashboard being difficult to read and [...]

Best Practices for Budgeting and Planning

The rapidly changing business environment constantly challenges companies urging them to look for more effective business practices. What are the main factors and limitations needed to be taken into consideration for a successful budgeting and planning processes? For an effective planning and budgeting process, the following should be properly determined: [...]

How a Corporate Performance Solution can improve your Capital Expenditure (CAPEX) Planning

Capital expenditure planning can be an important part of an organization’s budgeting process. The need to effectively plan capital purchases and depreciation can be critical with maintaining accurate budgeting and forecasting throughout the fiscal year. Despite the importance of maintaining effective capital expenditure plans, many firms may find the process [...]

IBM Clarity: What you need to consider when upgrading or choosing a new CPM solution

It is up to an organization to adapt to and embrace technology in a way that adds value through improved efficiency, reduced costs and value-added service to customers. Many companies require their business systems to be running only versions of software that are fully supported by their vendor. In many [...]