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New weekly webinar series kicks off following Virtual User Group Day!

By Stephanie Freyer posted Mon May 18, 2020 03:24 PM


We hope you enjoyed Virtual User Group Day on May 19! If you missed it, not to worry—you can still watch sessions on demand. This event was held in partnership with IBM User Group Days 2020, with a goal of helping our users be ready for anything with AI-infused planning, forecasting and business intelligence.


As a follow-on to this first of its kind digital event, Planning Analytics and Cognos are launching a new weekly webinar series designed to keep you informed about our latest features and updated on how our solutions can make your lives easier. And we’ve got a lot more in store for you. Join us to go even deeper on the latest updates from Planning Analytics and Cognos.


From May to June, we’ll be hosting AMAs and webinars each week covering details on everything from the new on-demand offerings to upgrades and AI enhancements, so add these events to your calendar today! It’s certain to be a great opportunity to spend your summer taking advantage of virtual education and exclusive product insights. Each session will feature experts from across product management, development, and even some guest clients who will share their stories!


Learn more about both the Planning Analytics and Cognos Analytics webinar series below!


Register: Planning Analytics webinar series


IBM Planning Analytics On Demand: IBM's new low cost, entry level offering
Wednesday, May 20 @ 11am ET
Abstract: Now it's easier than ever to leave behind manual spreadsheet-based processes and move to a cloud-based performance management solution. Whether you work in a large company, a small to medium sized business, or you’re just one user that needs to create your own budgets, forecasts or dashboards, with IBM Planning Analytics On Demand, you can easily start your journey to digital transformation.

Upgrade in minutes: IBM Planning Analytics Workspace with backup & restore
Wednesday, May 27 @ 11am ET
Have you just started experimenting with IBM Planning Analytics? Are you interested in the newest features and functionality?  We have good news – now, you can get even more out of your IBM Planning Analytics solution! Working off a short release cadence, IBM Planning Analytics Workspace releases updated versions every 6-8 weeks, so upgrading to the latest release is easier than you might think.

Supercharge your applications with AI-infused forecasting and guided planning
Thursday, June 4 @ 11am ET
If you've ever wondered how AI and machine learning can improve planning, then this session is for you!  Join us to learn how AI-infused planning can improve the accuracy and consistency of your plans and forecasts.  We’ll introduce the concept of AI with respect to our solutions, why it is important, how it applies to planning and how we’ve infused AI capabilities into IBM Planning Analytics. Learn how you can build predictive forecasting models, without the need of a data scientist, today!  

What's new and next in IBM Planning Analytics Administration
Tuesday, June 9 @ 11am ET
IBM Planning Analytics provides full administration capabilities via the Administration Console. Attend this session to hear the latest innovations to manage users, administer databases, migrate assets, easily connect to data sources and other key administrative actions.

Ask me anything about IBM Planning Analytics
Thursday, June 11 @ 11am ET
Modeling, budgeting, forecasting, reporting, multidimensional analysis—there’s a lot you can do with IBM Planning Analytics. Chances are you’re just scratching the surface.  Join us live for our monthly “Ask me Anything” designed to answer all of your burning Planning Analytics questions from product roadmap to upgrades, hosted by a member of our Product Management team. Each month we’ll feature a different member of the Planning Analytics team, from Development, to Quality Assurance, to Lab Services.

Transitioning your planning and analytics to a SaaS environment
Tuesday June 16 @ 11am ET
Are you thinking of moving your planning process to the cloud? Join us at this session to learn benefits of moving to a fully-managed hosted cloud solution and what you need to know before starting your transition. Our experts share their insights, offer tips and answer your questions on deploying IBM Planning Analytics on cloud.

Intelligent forecasting and time data analysis for IBM Planning Analytics and Cognos ­­­
Wednesday June 24 @ 11am ET
Accurate forecasts, automatically detecting unusual time events, forecasting hundreds of thousands of time series: these are critical to business success. Time series analysis and forecasting methods have not, however, been readily available to business analysts. In this session we will dive in-depth into a soon-to-be-released forecasting features within Planning Analytics that leverages Cognos capabilities. This will allow business users of any expertise level to analyze and forecast their data using machine learning techniques guided by user intuition.

Faster forecasting with IBM Planning Analytics on IBM Cloud Pak for Data [Register here]
Tuesday, July 7 @ 1pm ET
We live in the age of connectivity. Everyone and everything is constantly connected via internet, on computers and cell phones. Yet, in most organizations, business unit planning operates in silos. In today’s data-driven world, you need an integrated planning solution that not only automates planning, budgeting and forecasting, but connects financial and operational planning so you can drive more intelligent workflows and processes in real-time across your organization. But you also need a data and AI platform that helps you manage these planning workflows by analyzing, organizing and collecting data quickly. If your organization still uses spreadsheets for planning or you’re looking for a planning solution that can manage growing data volumes or data complexity, or you simply need to create more accurate forecasts and plans, you do not want to miss this webinar.

Register: Cognos Analytics webinar series


Custom visualizations and schematics in Cognos Analytics
Wednesday May 27 @ 11am ET
Cognos Analytics offers a wide range of visualizations out of the box. But not all of our existing charts might be adequate for you to tell the story of your data. Do you often find yourself wanting more customization capabilities? Do you need to extend your visualization library? In this session, we will explore new custom visualizations capabilities in Cognos Analytics.


How IBM Cognos Analytics helps North York General Hospital battle COVID-19
Wednesday June 3 @ 11am ET
Preparing for a pandemic is a daunting task for hospitals and care facilities all around the world. In this session North York General Hospital, a leading healthcare facility in Toronto, Canada, will share how they rapidly built a real-time command center COVID dashboard in Cognos Analytics that brings together all the necessary data elements to ensure clinical staff and hospital administrators have the relevant insights to make the best decisions.


A tale of two cities: Cognos Analytics on cloud hosted vs on demand
Thursday June 11th @ 11am ET
Today everyone seems to be moving to the cloud! SaaS has become the industry norm and there is more flexibility than ever for what individuals, departments and organizations can do with SaaS, PaaS and IaaS. And that’s true today more than ever for Cognos Analytics. Please join us as we help you navigate and understand the two different Cognos Analytics on Cloud options and determine which is best suited for you and your organization.


Analytics in the palm of your hand with the new mobile app on Cognos
Tuesday June 16th @ 11am ET
Your smart phone buzzes with an alert: “the latest round of orders is exceeding your production capacity this month!” You tap the alert and get a chart that shows you which regional office that has caused this issue. You reach out to the site manager and resolve the problem. All from your smartphone! Come see how Cognos Analytics we will be putting all this power and more into the palm of your hand with our new mobile app.


Cognos Analytics Integration with Watson Studio
Tuesday June 25th @ 11am ET
In this webinar we will explore how Cognos Analytics is using Jupyter notebooks to bring the content (models, dashboards, reports, etc.) created by the data scientists in an organization to the business analysts. This will include the integrated notebook support in Cognos Analytics, as well as the upcoming integration with Watson Studio.

We can’t wait to see you there!


Register today for any webinar in the series:
Planning Analytics
Cognos Analytics