The requirement for accurate and timely forecasting of corporate results increases every day. Fuelled by the demands of the web-driven world for instant access to information, financial managers are expected to be able to predict the financial impact of each big decision - in days, or even hours.
But don't despair! Real-time driver-based forecasts are now possible - using Cognos Express and Cornerstone's experienced consulting team.
IBM Cognos Express includes everything you need for immediate use in a pre-configured solution. It includes a powerful in-memory analytics server, a common web portal and tightly integrated security for fast, comprehensive and secure BI and planning. It plugs into existing infrastructure with minimal impact and can be deployed in as little as an hour. A single, centralised web-based console manages all administrative aspects of installation, deployment and ongoing management, using only a few simple mouse clicks. There is no extra burden on IT staff and no additional investment in software infrastructure.
Cognos Express Xcelerator - A Microsoft Excel-based planning and business analysis tool, which implements a powerful in-memory analytics engine for OLAP analysis, reporting and planning. The Xcelerator (Cognos’s TM1 engine) can be accessed with an Excel or web interface. It provides what-if analysis, write back capabilities and workflow management.
Cognos Express Planner - A planning, budgeting and forecasting application which provides a set of templates, a real-time engine and automated workflows.