Business


Top 5 Best practices for Planning, Budgeting and Forecasting Automation

A successful business envisions a continuous progress through a strong sense of planning and implementation. The planning phase is a crucial part of performance management wherein the business path is determined by using variables that affect performance. While it’s true that there is no straightforward path to success, there are […]


Five Practical Ways that Analytics Can Help You Understand and Grow Your Business

Every business owner knows that majority of the market is headed online. That is why websites are created in order to attract customers with solutions that could help solve their problems. Chances are, if you have a business, you have a website. But how do you know if your website […]


The 10 Most Important Benefits of Business Intelligence 1

Business Intelligence is no doubt one of the most used buzzwords in the modern business landscape. Newer BI models are easier to use, have simpler interfaces and can be operated and understood even by the most technologically-adverse team member in a company. Given the accessibility of today’s BI software, the […]


What is Financial Performance Management?

At its’ most basic, the series of activities or processes that are used to observe a company’s short and long term financial results are filed under financial performance management. Although this phrase is mostly used in investment management, it can also be used in business functions.     The basic […]


What You Need to Know about Self-Service Business Intelligence

The self-service business intelligence approach allows users to make analytical queries and personalized reports on their own, without having to utilize IT manpower. This frees up the IT staff to concentrate on other business tasks—making the set-up beneficial for both parties.   Self-service business intelligence, often shortened to SSBI, is […]


BP&F Software for Better Financial Planning

There are three things that a business should be prepared for it to succeed: Budgeting, planning, and forecasting (BP&F). These three elements tell whether your business is on the right track and project if it  can even compete with their competitors within the industry. When it comes to financial goals, […]


Designing Cognos Insight

One of the most powerful parts of Cognos Insight is the ability to add different themes to your workspace.  This can cause your widgets to pop out a little more, and give a little more color.  Sometimes we want a little bit more than what we are given in the […]


How to Work With Dates in Cognos Insight 1

Dealing with dates in Cognos can sometimes be a daunting task.  Dates should be straightforward, but sometimes they take extra work to get what you want.  Your data is designed to list the date of the transaction, but maybe you only care about data on a per week, per month, […]