Financial Analytic Appliance

Financial analytic appliance combines IBM's business analytics
and data warehousing capabilities to help CFOs make financial
decisions significantly more accurate and faster.

Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) need quick and easy access to accurate business information from across the organization so they can manage organizational performance better. In fact, the IBM CFO Study 2010 found that organizations with strong business insight capabilities outperformed their peers in every financial measure assessed. But that is easier said than done. With more data to deal with than ever before, organizations across industries are finding it difficult to manage data effectively.

IBM's new Financial analytic appliance brings together IBM's Business Analytics and Optimization capabilities and data warehousing offerings from Netezza®, an IBM company, to deliver an integrated dashboard offering that makes financial decision making significantly more accurate and faster.

The Financial analytic appliance integrates two IBM offerings: the CFO performance dashboard and the Netezza 1000-3 (TwinFin3). The CFO performance dashboard is a preconfigured dashboard solution that leverages IBM® Cognos® 10 business intelligence (BI) capabilities to help you derive deeper insights from data. Netezza 1000-3 is a data warehouse appliance that architecturally integrates database, server and storage into a single, easy-to-manage system, delivering significant performance improvements. By combining the industry-leading data warehouse performance of Netezza appliances with the BI capabilities of the CFO performance dashboard in a pre-integrated appliance that provides almost out-of-the box functionality, IBM offers organizations the capability to accelerate business decision making, while achieving substantial savings.


Why IBM?

IBM offers business solutions that bring together sophisticated analytics from IBM Research with market-leading software platforms, deep industry insight and business consulting expertise, to help clients understand the consequences of any business decision allowing them to operate at a new level of intelligence, far beyond sense and respond. IBM’s unmatched combination of skills and experience, including unrivaled breadth of deep business intelligence, performance management and advanced analytics capabilities help clients gain greater precision and predictability out of every business decision they make.