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Newsletter: Planning Analytics with Watson - April Edition

By NICK PLOWDEN posted Mon April 25, 2022 09:19 PM


IBM named as a Market Leader by BARC Research. See the BARC Score 2022 Integrated Planning & Analytics report.  Download the report here.

Planning Analytics ranked #1!
Ventana Research classifies IBM Planning Analytics with Watson as an Exemplary Vendor, and a Value Index Leader in the Capability, Usability and TCO/ROI categories in their 2022 Value Index for Business Planning.  Review the assessment here.

Workspace Classic to be sunset July 2022.  The IBM Planning Analytics team intends to remove the capability to remain on the classic experience and preview the new experience during the July 2022 Planning Analytics Workspace update.  You can read about that in this blog post and also in this technote.

Planning Analytics for Excel 32-bit Direction. To align with IBM Planning Analytics’ overall strategy in transitioning away from 32-bit clients as seen with TM1 clients such as TM1 Architect and TM1 Perspectives, Planning Analytics for Excel is preparing to support Windows 11 this year exclusively for the 64-bit Planning Analytics for Excel client.  Read about this transition here.

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IBM Planning Analytics Releases

IBM Planning Analytics Workspace release 75 is now available on cloud. Take a look at new features here.  Release 75 is also available on Fix Central for on premises.

IBM Planning Analytics for Microsoft Excel Release 75 for on premises customers now available on Fix Central. Details here.

IBM Planning Analytics Spreadsheet Services Release 75 for on premises customers now available for download from Fix Central. Details here.

Webinar: Ask Me Anything Planning Analytics with Watson,  May 2022 Edition.  May 12

Webinar: Ask Me Anything Planning Analytics with Watson,  June 2022 Edition.  Jun 9

Join IBM and Forrester Consulting as they discuss the financial impact of IBM Planning Analytics with Watson on organizations. David Park, Forrester Consulting Offering Lead joins Daniel Rebella, Worldwide Sales Leader for Business Analytics at IBM to discuss the outcome of the recent commissioned Total Economic Impact™(TEI) study on Planning Analytics conducted by Forrester Consulting. May 10

Join Planning Analytics Radio, via TikTok, on location in Paris France talking Business Analytics development acceleration with Dorian Blanchard of iENA Consulting.   See the video here.

Quebit: Workshop at Reuters Events: Supply Chain Planning USA  to discuss how accurate demand planning, forecasting and inventory planning operations are crucial to the success of your business. May 25-26

Tech Corner

Using TeamOne to run TM1 processes from Google Sheets.  TeamOne is an add-on that allows you to work with IBM Planning Analytics directly from Google Sheets™. Read how in Vlad Didenko's blog here.

Lodestar: What’s New in Planning Analytics Workspace 73 and 74.  Mike Bernaiche, from our partner Lodestar, shares his perspective on the key functionality in the new releases of Workspace. Read the story here.

Help shape the future of Planning Analytics by submitting ideas that matter to you the most. Post ideas and enhancement requests. You can also take a look at ideas others have posted and upvote them if they matter to you. Submit your ideas here.
Use Explorations versus Single Cell on dashboards with different data types.  Svetlana Pestsova discusses unconventional uses of Planning Analytics objects and options and how they can be beneficial when creating a dashboard.                                                               
Tech Corner

Cubewise: Learn how to set the starting cell when using an Exploration or List. Use this feature to integrate an Exploration into an Excel report, giving users the flexibility to examine the data themselves.

Quebit Consulting: Connecting Snowflake to IBM Planning Analytics (Cloud).  The connection of these two platforms allows Planning Analytics to pull data from tables and views in Snowflake on demand via ODBC (Open Database Connectivity). Read the story here.

Case Study

Customer Story: Baking in AI and analytics to meet rising demand. AI helps Finnish bakery company Vaasan Ltd improve planning and forecasting. Read the story here.

Recommended Resources

Learn how to automate Powerpoint reporting decks. Have you struggled with automating your PowerPoint reporting decks? Tired of cut and paste every month? Planning Analytics Radio in association with Intito Consulting has found the solution for you here.

The 2022 BPM Pulse Research Survey is ready for your customers’ input.  It will only remain open through May 6th.  Here is the direct survey link.

Complete a Trust Radius review of Planning Analytics with Watson and get a $25.00 Amazon gift card once your review is accepted.


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