Business Health Checks & Roadmaps

Breaking out of Finance and Taking the Next Big Step

Like many Australian organisations, you may have been running IBM Cognos TM1 in Finance for donkeys’ years. You’ve probably hooked it up to the GL, and used the Excel add-in for monthly reporting, annual budgeting, and the occasional forecast.

But this is just scratching the surface – IBM paid $5bn for TM1 so they could put it at the centre of their Business Analytics architecture. This means everything from dashboards, reporting, ad-hoc analysis, budgeting, predictive analytics, is all delivered through the web, desktop, or even on your iPad.

All of this can help you transform Finance, turning your team into thought and technology leaders, rather than back-office naysayers.

It’s not ‘coming soon’, it’s already here, and it’s a lot easier than you might think.

How Fast Am I Ready to Run?

Let’s look at another scenario: perhaps you’ve successfully implemented a new IBM Cognos Business Intelligence solution, and now the Board wants you to go further – into the difficult bits that you were leaving for ‘Phase Two’.

Not only that, but your shiny new dashboard has attracted interest from HR, who are also asking about Predictive Analytics for employee retention.

Are your team and technology ready to take on all of these challenges at once?

Planning a Health Check

Whatever stage of the journey you’re at, Cornerstone can help you take stock, and plan the route ahead with confidence. When it comes to the IBM Business Analytics tools, our team has the wisest and most experienced heads in Australia, with specialists in Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne.

Choose any or all of the following areas for us to review:

Health Checks

Technical Readiness Review Application Design ‘Best Practice’
  • Current system performance
  • Architecture review
  • Licence audit
  • Upgrade options
  • Review current applications
  • Recommend ‘quick wins’ & redesign options
  • ‘Master-class’ training to cement best practice development
Business Analytics Program Strategy Team Readiness Review
  • ‘Best Practice’ benchmarking
  • Step-by-Step Roadmap
  • Governance framework
  • Technical education needs
  • Project management capabilities
  • Recruitment & support options
Technical Readiness Review
  • Current system performance
  • Architecture review
  • Licence audit
  • Upgrade options
Application Design ‘Best Practice’
  • Review current applications
  • Recommend ‘quick wins’ & redesign options
  • ‘Master-class’ training to cement best practice development
Business Analytics Program Strategy
  • ‘Best Practice’ benchmarking
  • Step-by-Step Roadmap
  • Governance framework
Team Readiness Review
  • Technical education needs
  • Project management capabilities
  • Recruitment & support options

Where do I start?


IBM Licensing

Maximise the value of your IBM Business Analytics or IBM Infosphere software investment by keeping up-to-date with the latest releases and support services

License Upgrades

IBM's Business Analytics and Information Management software capabilities are constantly evolving with additional functionality being added with each new version. If your business operations have changed or you haven't upgraded your software in some time, you may not be getting the most out of your software investment.

If you'd like to discuss a license trade-up for any of your IBM license deployments, or aren't sure what you need moving forward contact us today.

IBM License Renewals

Another way to keep abreast of the latest advancements is with IBM’s annual Software Subscription and Support, where you get access to new releases and versions of the software to help ensure your licenced software deploys smoothly and runs efficiently.

With Software Subscription, you have access to:

  • New releases and versions of your licensed IBM software
  • eNotifications to let you know when new releases and versions become available—you choose when to upgrade and what information is of interest

With Technical Support, you have access to:

  • Cross-platform software technical support—around the clock
  • Online technical support including enhanced self-help and search capabilities—when you need it
  • Voice support for new deployments, migration, and code-related questions

You also have the option of Cornerstone providing your first level support under your software subscription and support renewal. This means that you are assigned an experienced Cornerstone Consultant to resolve your issues directly, providing a more personalised and efficient service as we manage your environment.

Renewing your Software Subscription & Support couldn’t be easier

If you are an existing Cornerstone customer we will send you a renewal order ahead of your anniversary date and we take care of all the fulfilment paperwork with IBM.

If your renewal has been managed by IBM directly or another Business Partner, and you would like to engage Cornerstone, simply email Vanessa Ross and we can take care of the fulfilment on your behalf.