The goal of this book is to give you the fundamentals of model building using IBM Cognos Planning. In today's competitive and dynamic business environment, companies need to manage performance effectively by setting accurate plans and monitoring performance against the plan. However, many companies still plan using traditional spreadsheet-based planning systems which are littered with problems. To address these problems they need a planning system that produces plans that reflect business realities, fosters collaboration, provides greater control, minimizes errors, and promotes ownership and accountability. IBM Cognos Planning, a cornerstone of Corporate Performance Management, offers a solution that engages all levels in the enterprise ...

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