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Business Intelligence

Make better and smarter business decisions faster with solutions that take business intelligence (BI) to a whole new level. Innovations in BI from IBM provide broader analytic capabilities so that everyone has the relevant information they need to drive your business forward.

IBM Business Intelligence products are designed to integrate with one another and with many third-party solutions, including leading big data platforms. So, you can start addressing your most pressing BI needs almost immediately with the confidence that you can seamlessly grow your solution over time to meet future requirements.

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Reports

If you have the right reports, you have the foundation to gain insights and make better business decisions. IBM business intelligence software includes capabilities for authoring, viewing and modifying reports and interactive visualisations – online or off.

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IBM Reporting Capabilities:

  • Professional report authors develop reports in a single environment and distribute them to the enterprise.
  • Business users create their own reports or modify existing reports without asking IT.
  • IT administrators deploy, manage and expand the reporting application.
  • Mobile workers interact with reports on mobile devices or while disconnected.
  • Business users have access to a growing collection of customisable visualisations they can download into their reports with extensive visualisation.
  • Analytical reports are also offered guiding analysis from top to bottom, turning simple reports into rich BI that can help you make better decisions.
  • Drill down to view the details in your report figures and charts for more comprehensive analysis.

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Analysis

Using analysis to make decisions based on facts is a key factor in meeting your organisation’s goals for profitability, revenue and cost reduction.

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IBM Analysis capabilities:

  • Analytical reporting. Find the answers to business questions fast with guided report analysis, dashboards, navigable reports and mobile business intelligence.
  • Trend analysis. Fully explore data and track business developments with capabilities for tracking patterns and adding them to your charts and graphs.
  • What-if analysis. Model scenarios with capabilities for reorganizing, reshaping and recalculating data so you can identify the optimal solutions to business problems.
  • Advanced analysis. Uncover patterns in your business and apply algorithms to business intelligence data to predict outcomes.

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Scorecards

IBM scorecarding and strategy management software helps you measure, monitor and communicate your progress toward strategic goals and performance milestones.

You can add scorecards to business intelligence and performance management content to monitor key performance indicators (KPIs) and help your business stay on track

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IBM Scorecard capabilities can help you:

  • Monitor financial KPIs – Deploy scorecards in IBM Cognos® TM1® so users can monitor key performance indicators (KPIs) and align capital allocations with business objectives.
  • Deploy balanced scorecards – Create strategy maps, impact diagrams, and other elements of the Balanced Scorecard to provide a comprehensive view of performance.
  • Link strategy and tactics – Apply KPIs to your IBM Cognos Business Intelligence software to link corporate strategy to operational tactics.
  • Visually capture organisational strategy– Departments and employees can set priorities and track progress with status indicators and plan-versus-actual data.
  • Focus on high-priority objectives – Organize scorecards by status and set alerts and notifications to identify problem areas.

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Dashboards

Information presented the way you work and think. Business Intelligence software from IBM includes dashboards that you can view, interact with and personalise in ways that support the unique way you analyse data and make decisions.

Historical information alongside current data, data in motion and predictive analytics help you quickly move from insight to decision – all in one dashboard.

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With IBM dashboard capabilities, you can:

  • Assemble, personalise and interact with all kinds of business intelligence (BI) content in your dashboard.
  • Analyse information on your dashboard and share the results.
  • Collaborate on your dashboards with annotations and comments.
  • Access and interact with dashboards regardless of language or location.
  • Create interactive, disconnected dashboards and distribute them to a broad audience.
  • Take advantage of self-service BI that enables you to explore content without help from IT.

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Mobile

Connect. Visualise. Interact.

Mobile apps for business intelligence make information available when and where it’s needed. With IBM business intelligence apps for Apple iPhone, iPad, Android tablets and smartphones, you can interact with reports, analysis, dashboards and more on the go.

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With IBM business intelligence capabilities provided in mobile apps, you can:

  • Experience insight wherever you are through quick and simple access to business intelligence.
  • Explore information like never before in a rich, visual and interactive experience.
  • Enable IT to confidently deploy relevant and reusable business intelligence to mobile devices.

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Real-time Monitoring

Stay on top of your business operations.

IBM business intelligence software includes a real-time monitoring capability that makes it possible for you to view your operations data in motion.

It features self-service, interactive dashboards with current operational KPIs and measures for frontline business users, including executives on the go, managers and analysts, who need to react quickly to performance improvement opportunities.

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With the help of real-time monitoring, you can:

  • View up-to-the minute operations data alongside your BI information.
  • Empower your frontline to detect and respond rapidly to changing business conditions.
  • Identify opportunities to drive operational efficiencies—as they happen.
  • Optimise decision-making for your sales, customer service, manufacturing, IT and marketing organisations.

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Collaboration

Fuelling the exchange of ideas an knowledge.

IBM business intelligence software provides collaboration and social networking capabilities to fuel the exchange of ideas and knowledge that naturally occurs in decision-making processes today.

With these collaboration capabilities, you can harness the collective intelligence of your organisation to connect people and insights and gain alignment in your organisation and with key stakeholders.

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With collaboration software built into IBM business intelligence software, you can:

  • Expand the reach and impact of your information and gather input from different perspectives.
  • Share your insights with others and promote organisational alignment.
  • Comment on and annotate documents as a basis for informed dialog.
  • Take advantage of integration with Microsoft Office to share ideas in a familiar interface.
  • Communicate and coordinate tasks to engage the right people at the right time.

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Advanced Visualisation

Advanced visualisation from IBM can help you gain insight from the myriad of data that your company generates.

You can understand much more about the underlying numbers in your data when you can see them. For your visualisation to be effective, you need technology that simplifies the visualisation creation process and guidance from visualisation specialists who can show you the best format for presenting your data.

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IBM Many Eyes, a web community that connects visualisation experts, practitioners, academics and enthusiasts, offers this technology and expertise, along with ways to share and learn from others.

The appeal of the Many Eyes website is that it democratises visualisation. No programming or technical expertise is needed, so almost everyone has the power to create visualisations.

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