Anaplan Connect

Date: 13/12/2018

By Andre Lie, Senior Consultant at Cornerstone Performance Management

Anaplan, whose name comes from the words 'analysis' and planning' is a cloud based platform which allows enterprise teams to organise and analyse their disparate sets of data and collaborate within a single web interface. Sales, Finance, HR, Marketing and other business operations functions can work together within the Anaplan Platform.

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IBM Cognos Analytics 11.1 Summary Review

Date: 04/12/2018

By Ahmed Eltoukhy, Senior Consultant at Cornerstone Performance Management

Upon attending a short session in Sydney about IBM Cognos Analytics (CA) 11.1, I was        impressed with the new features added to the tool. IBM has already provided short but      very informative YouTube videos for the new features in Cognos Analytics 11.1:

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How You Can Test Drive The Jedox GPU Accelerator in the Cloud – With Your Data

Date: 29/11/2018

By Steffen Wittmer, Senior Software Engineer and GPU Team Lead at Jedox

In today’s global competition, agility is essential. Speed matters. Data volumes expand and response time is increasingly critical to the performance of Enterprise Planning and Business Intelligence (BI) applications.

Many organisations are confronted with poor performance of their BI systems. The result: untapped business potential; drawn out preparation of essential forecasts, simulations, and reports; and slow decision-making in markets that demand increasingly rapid responses.

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Analytics and Public Cloud Platforms

Date: 27/09/2018

By Ahmed Eltoukhy, Senior Consultant at Cornerstone Performance Management

According to Gartner Forecasts the infrastructure-as-a-service (Iaas) market will reach USD 40.8 billion by the end of the year and is projected to reach USD 83.5 billion by 2021. Platform-as-a-service (PaaS) is expected to grow to USD 15 billion by the end of 2018 and reach USD 27.3 billion by 2021. Currently, Amazon Web Services dominates the public cloud market with Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform following close market penetration and adoption rates. Google is reportedly planning on developing three underwater cables in 2019 to bring its Cloud services to new regions.

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8 steps to implementing rolling forecasts

Date: 03/09/2018

By Danielle Dahlstrom, Domain Principal at Anaplan

A rolling forecast is a differentiating planning concept that can help organisations find opportunities amid intense competition. In finance, rolling forecasts are an approach to planning that evaluates key business drivers on a continual basis throughout the year. For many organisations, it can provide an advantageous approach to budgeting—with some businesses using a rolling forecast to replace their traditional annual budget entirely.

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