"With IBM Analytics, we can now model all the data from all 200 of our stores on a daily basis, for an entire business year."

Dirk Thomas

Controller and TM1 Administrator, coop eG


Drive visibility into retail performance and work toward common goals across the organization with transparency and accountability — allowing you to always stay one step ahead of competition.

How it works

By providing you with enterprise-wide financial planning, forecasting, and reporting, you can:

  • Define metrics and goals for each role in the organization in alignment with the overall business strategy
  • Increase visibility into expenses and enable varied types of compensation plans with sales performance management
  • Identify root causes and emerging performance gaps
  • Anticipate changes in marketplace demands and cognitive computing
  • Dive deeper into subjects and insights by combining already-existing business goals and retail performance data with KPIs, financial statements, scenarios, what-if modeling, advanced analytics and cognitive computing
  • Create a new, top-down strategic plan for the enterprise

How you benefit

By implementing a collection of retail performance insights and analysis solutions, you can improve organizational alignment and collaboration — ultimately improving overall profitability.

Additional resources

Industry Point of View

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Meet our Retail experts

Colm O'Brien

Colm O'Brien

Director, Offerings & Solutions, Global Consumer Industry | IBM Industry Academy Member

Vish Ganapathy

Vish Ganapathy

VP, CTO, Global Consumer Industry | IBM Industry Academy Member

Karl Cama

Karl Cama

Chief Architect, Consumer Industry

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