In today's challenging economic climate, finance within the enterprise has come under unprecedented scrutiny. CFOs and their finance organizations have had to address urgent capital acquisition, cash flow and revenue challenges. In many organizations, senior finance executives and analysts do not have real-time access to reliable business information from across the organization. Existing reporting and analysis tools are often too IT-centric and prevent business users from accessing and interacting with their own reports and analysis.
The IBM Smarter Analytics Signature Solution – CFO performance insight improves visibility, insight, and control over financial performance and key financial performance indicators. It enables CFOs to measure, monitor, and anticipate business performance with a pre-configured solution that:
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The IBM Smarter Analytics Signature Solution – CFO performance insight, includes a proprietary lead-lag causal model developed by IBM Watson Research Center that automatically uncovers causal relationships including time lag, strength and degrees of separation between drivers and key performance indicators (KPIs) based on historical data. This capability is used to guide root-cause analysis and establish baseline forecasts for the most material and volatile metrics. It also has the ability to integrate with external indicators, facilitating actionable insights.
IBM CFO performance insight solution combines predictive analytics with what-if analysis and strong visualization in a single platform with a solid information foundation. It leverages proprietary IBM Research algorithms for temporal-causal modeling in order to identify and understand relationships between performance metrics, and provides enhanced visualization of performance trends and gaps.
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