WEBINAR: Automating your planning, budgeting and forecasting with IBM Planning Analytics

IBM Planning Analytics

WEBINAR: Automating your planning, budgeting and forecasting with IBM Planning Analytics

Date: 19 March 2019 @ 11am GMT Register now

Speaker: Mark Cracknell ACA, Director, HAYNE Solutions

The monthly reporting cycle is one of the core process for all organisations. This, along with budgeting and forecasting, consumes a significant proportion of the Finance Team time and effort.  These teams still spend an inordinate amount of time in manual, spreadsheet-based processes – collecting, consolidating and validating data. Because of that, they are often unable to deliver plans, budgets, forecasts, reports and value-added analysis in a timely fashion.

So how does the Finance Team meet the challenge of improving efficiency and effectiveness, enabling them to lead the improvement in the value of the organisation? In our experience many organisations are still heavily reliant upon spreadsheets to perform these fundamental processes and do not have the right tools at hand to control or analyse data. This significantly restricts the potential to meet the expectations of the organisation.

What will you learn on this webinar?

Using our extensive knowledge of the Finance Team and experience of many organisations, we will look at a best practice reporting cycle and ways of improving the budgeting and forecasting process. We will discuss the role of technology in helping to achieve this and demonstrate the latest version IBM Planning Analytics 2.0.6 solution that delivers benefits across reporting and budgeting.

IBM Planning Analytics, powered by IBM TM1, features a spreadsheet-based interface built for seamless collaboration and reduced training costs….  Simple, powerful analytics with a familiar interface.

Who should attend?

CFO’s, Finance Directors and Financial Controllers from organisations who want to discover how to improve the efficiency and capability of their Finance Team.

About the speakers

This live webinar will be hosted by director Mark Cracknell ACA, a qualified accountant who has spent a total of 30+ years working in finance.

HAYNE Solutions designs, implements and supports Corporate Performance Management solutions of the leading standalone and integrated CPM vendors such as IBM, CCH Tagetik and LucaNet.


  • What challenges is the Finance Team facing?
  • What is best practice? What are the barriers to achieving this?
  • How the right technology solution can help you
  • Demonstration: How IBM Planning Analytics can be used to improve your core processes
  • Summary and Questions
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