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IBM Cognos 8 Planning by Rich Babaran, Ned Riaz, Jason Edwards

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Considerations for building an Analyst planning model

When purchasing a vehicle, you may consider many attributes before finalizing your decision. For example, you may determine the type of vehicle to buy (sedan, minivan, and so on) or may evaluate the commuting needs. Likewise, before beginning to build the planning model, you must consider some key factors about our planning processes. To build and deploy the correct planning models in an organization, Project Managers, Business Users, Modelers, and other project stakeholders should consider the following factors at the initial stage of the planning project:

  • Planning functional models
  • Planning cycles and horizons
  • Planning approaches

Planning functional models

Every business organization uses a variety ...

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