Welcome to the IBM Business Analytics Resource Center!  IBM Business Analytics can help you mitigate risks and increase operational efficiency, so you can be confident that you're making the right decisions. Here you will find webinar and video resources from top IBM Business Analytics initiatives. Featured are the latest conversations from subject matter experts in technical deep dives, events, and announcements.  Use the list icon on the upper left corner to choose a topic of your choice and begin exploring the benefits of IBM Business Analytics.

On Demand

Duration: 60 minutes

View this webinar to learn (1) the key differences between data-driven organizations and insights-driven organizations; (2) the importance of business agility in the age of the customer and the role of Agile BI; (3) BI governance - a key new component of data governance; and (4) how an enterprise grade BI platform can be a stepping stone into the world of artificial intelligence (AI) and cognitive computing.

On Demand

Duration:  23 minutes

Cognos Analytics has a long track record of high quality analytic insight, and now, we added a lot of new capabilities designed to help even novice users quickly and easily produce great-looking and consumable reports you can trust.  Watch this demo now!

On Demand

Duration: 49 minutes

Watch this on-demand webinar to see how IBM Planning Analytics helps organizations transform their planning and analysis processes. Attendees will learn about hierarchies, multidimensional analysis and personal scenario analysis.

On Demand

Duration:  49 minutes

Watch this on-demand webinar to learn:
• The four common data and analytic issues that put you at risk.
• How to mitigate and manage these risks.
• How to increase operational efficiency and create new sources of revenue 
• How to drive innovation and build new business models.
• The benefit of combining the major analytics disciplines -- descriptive, diagnostic, predictive, prescriptive -- with Cognitive, Machine Learning, and NLP.
• How you can get started bringing these multi-point solutions together.

On Demand

Duration:  53 minutes

Understand how your customers interact across millions of data and social media sources. Gain deep understanding of your clients and competitor behaviors. Use these insights and apply them to your business to improve your product and brand health.

On Demand

Duration: 59 minutes

Next-generation business analytics capabilities make it possible to access relevant data, prepare it for analysis and understand performance. But it doesn’t stop there. Users can package the results in a visually-appealing format and share them throughout the organization.  Watch this on-demand webinar now.

On Demand

Duration:  60 minutes

Stories are powerful mechanism to communicate with people. Stories stick and make insights actionable, so it goes without saying that storytelling is a very powerful (soft) skill. In this on-demand webinar, you'll learn how to effectively apply storytelling best practices to get your message across. Especially in the world of BI, it is getting more and more important to effectively communicate business results.  Watch the recording now!

On Demand

Duration: 55 minutes

Watch this on-demand webinar to learn how IBM Planning Analytics (powered by IBM TM1) can help you:

  • Make resource allocation decisions quickly and intelligently
  • Continuously align decisions with corporate objectives linked to market events
  • Model your business in all its dimensions
  • Increase forecast accuracy by leveraging predictive analytics
On Demand

Duration:  60 minutes

View this on-demand webinar to learn what is possible with the latest release of Cognos Analytics. In addition, Cognos BI customers will learn how upgrading to Cognos Analytics can bring new capabilities to their existing system.  Watch this recording now!

On Demand

Duration:  60 minutes

In this on-demand webinar, we will highlight some of the key topics that were discussed and debated at the IBM Analytics University and review some real world stories from companies who are leading the drive to increase the use of analytics across their organizations.  Watch this recording now.

On Demand

Duration:  12 minutes

In this demonstration, you’ll get a firsthand look at IBM Planning Analytics Workspace, the customizable, web-based interface that enables self-service dashboards and visualizations. Walk through the steps needed to prepare a model for an enterprise rollout, and learn how to explore data using dimensions, cubes and hierarchies.  Watch this recording now!

On Demand

Duration:  9 minutes

With the new hierarchies feature in IBM Planning Analytics, users can perform virtual attribute analysis for unprecedented insight into IBM TM1 data. This brief webinar will demonstrate how you can harness the power and flexibility of hierarchies to gain deeper insight while reducing the time and effort required to perform your analysis.  Watch this recording now!

On Demand

Duration:  11 minutes

Using IBM Planning Analytics for Microsoft Excel, you can explore and analyze IBM TM1 data in the familiar Excel interface while avoiding traditional spreadsheet limitations. Watch this demo to learn how you can quickly identify anomalies and trends in your data using features such as slice and dice, drill-down and drill-through. Plus, learn how to create Excel reports and publish them to the web for easy sharing.  Watch this recording now!

On Demand

Duration:  26 minutes

Like most organizations, your business requirements span a spectrum of managed and self-service analytics, and the pace of change is unprecedented. This session will update you on recent enhancements to IBM Cognos Analytics (formerly IBM Cognos Business Intelligence) and share how it is moving forward together to meet your analytics needs.

On Demand

Duration:  31 minutes

This webinar will introduce new features of IBM Cognos Analytics for report authors and consumers. For report authors, the new interactive authoring experience is being exposed to enable users to perform data discovery. The updated user interface stretches into the realm of our advanced or professional authors with a simplified and user guided experience to enable the system to help create not only powerful content for your report consumers, but to create a highly interactive and appealing report. 

On Demand

Duration:  56 minutes

This webinar will walk you through everything you need to know about integrating IBM Cognos Analytics and IBM Planning Analytics to expand your analytics capabilities.  Learn how to design queries that minimize processing time and avoid common pitfalls. Understand what types of IBM Planning Analytics structures are best suited for business intelligence reporting. 

On Demand

Duration: 29 minutes

With Watson Analytics for Social Media, you can dig deep into millions of posts from Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Amazon, WordPress and more to discover what's being said about your company, brand, product, service or latest launch and compare it with your own internal data. Watch this on-demand webcast to see how you can quickly and easily explore relevant relationships and engagements to understand the impact that social discussions can have on your business reputation and use that information to make better informed business decisions.

On Demand

Duration:  22 minutes

The European Union will begin enforcement of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on May 25, 2018.  Its impact is not restricted to businesses based in an EU country and as such has a broad impact on businesses worldwide.  This session will provide a quick overview of GDPR and describe the impact of the regulation upon customers using Cognos Analytics, both on premise and in the cloud.

On Demand

Duration:  39 minutes

For this talk, we will put ourselves in the shoes of a line-of-business user and employ IBM Cognos Analytics to augment existing corporate data sources with additional external data. We’ll do some data prepping on uploaded files, then hop into the dashboard for visual data exploration. Once we find the answer we're looking for, we’ll share it with our colleagues by creating a fun and engaging story. You’ll see for yourself how you can use Cognos Analytics for self-service while maintaining data integrity and governance.

On Demand

Duration:  22 minutes

Join us to find out how you can leverage Cognos Analytics or our Dashboard as a Service offering to infuse your offerings with analytics. Delivering analytics at the time and place that users want and need them to help create data driven organizations who use data to gain insights and convert those insights to actions.  Watch this recording now.

On Demand

Duration: 23 minutes

21st century, deforestation, global warming, climate change. Those are factors that, according to new climate studies, affect the incidence of natural disasters. Hurricanes in the summer of 2017 are challenging the Insurance Companies to improve the efficiency of risk management. How could Analytics help the Insurance Companies to manage their risks and deliver an efficient service as planned, meeting and exceeding market expectations? Using analytic tools such as Watson Analytics with cognitive capabilities and financial planning tools such as Planning Analytics, we can speed up this work and make it more efficient.

On Demand

Duration:  29 minutes

This webinar will provide an update on the current and planned functionality for all core components of IBM Planning Analytics, which is on a steep innovation curve. You’ll hear how this solution is delivering industry-leading enhancements for greater self-service, deeper analysis, and more intuitive access to data. This webinar is for any customer, prospect or IBM Business Partner looking to get the latest news about IBM Planning Analytics!

On Demand

Duration:  35 minutes

With the availability of IBM Planning Analytics, what do you need to know to smoothly transition your planning process to the cloud? Attend this webinar and learn directly from the experts. They’ll share their insights, offer useful tips and techniques, and answer your toughest questions regarding deployment of this innovative solution.

On Demand

Duration:  52 minutes

Attend this webinar and learn the best way to install, configure, monitor and operate a distributed Planning Analytics Local environment for maximum availability. You’ll hear about best practices for database backups, managing continuous delivery refreshes, Windows and Linux install considerations and more.  Watch now!

On Demand

Duration:  58 minutes

Watch this on-demand webinar to learn how to integrate predictive and operational planning and review real case studies that demonstrate how organizations are using predictive forecasting in their organizations. 

On Demand

Duration: 60 minutes

Watch this on-demand webcast to learn why EF Education First turned to IBM Planning Analytics to transform its planning, budgeting and analysis. EF will share how higher data quality led to new, reliable insights and how the company used scenario modeling to optimize pricing strategies to handle travel, accommodations, staffing and more.

On Demand

Duration:  24 minutes

IBM Planning Analytics, powered by IBM TM1, redefines planning and analysis with an infusion of visual, cognitive, and predictive analytics capabilities. IBM TM1 technology serves as the cornerstone of IBM Planning Analytics, continuing to provide a fast and scalable multidimensional data engine.  Watch this On-demand webinar to see the latest innovations in planning for existing IBM TM1 on-premises users.

On Demand

Duration:  60 minutes

Integrated business analytics and planning enables businesses to maximize the value of daily collaboration and "gut feel" into a structured approach to data analysis, a critical factor in proper decision management. Rob McBride, of IBM, and Sherri Liao, of The Hackett Group, will discuss how collaborative and cognitive-based decision management can align your organization to take the right form of action in order to achieve desired business outcomes. Watch this on-demand webinar now.

On Demand

Duration: 60 minutes

During this presentation, Jim Collins, of IBM, and Tom Willman, of The Hackett Group, will address the changing role of finance and the finance professional.  They will discuss how to prepare for the threat of disruption and an uncertain future, recognize how to deliver efficient finance operations, explain how to protect enterprise viability and determine how to adapt in this continually evolving and volatile environment.

On Demand

Duration:  60 minutes

Watch this on-demand webinar to learn about best practices in enterprise performance management, understand the application of software to improve planning and analysis and identify simple steps to help your organization get started linking operational planning to decision making.

On Demand

Duration: 60 minutes

Watch this webinar replay to learn how the latest release of Cognos Analytics offers the features you’ve been requesting as well as a preview of some of the new pattern detection, machine learning, and predictive capabilities coming to Cognos Analytics in 2018.

On Demand

Duration:  42 minutes

In this recorded session from IBM Think 2018, you’ll hear how we’re using user feedback to improve the performance, ease of use and functionality of IBM Planning Analytics. You’ll see how client feedback is shaping the product roadmap, and you’ll hear directly from clients about how they use the solution every day to drive a competitive advantage.

On Demand

Duration: 36 minutes

In this recorded session from IBM Think 2018, you'll hear IBM's roadmap to infuse traditional analytics with capabilities like machine learning and embedded smarts –whether you’re on-premise or on cloud.

On Demand

Duration: 36 minutes

In this recorded session from IBM Think 2018, you’ll see how we bring Business Analytics and Data Science together to help you avoid the most common traps that keep companies from achieving their analytics objectives.

On Demand

Duration:  53 minutes

Join us for this on-demand webinar to hear how your organization can prepare for the threat of   disruption and an uncertain future, deliver more efficient finance operations, protect enterprise viability and adapt quickly to a continually evolving and volatile environment.Join us for this on-demand webinar to hear how your organization can prepare for the threat of   disruption and an uncertain future, deliver more efficient finance operations, protect enterprise viability and adapt quickly to a continually evolving and volatile environment.

On Demand

Duration:  29 minutes

In this on-demand webinar, we will highlight:

  • How financing can help you manage budgets, conserve cash, reduce uncertainty and achieve financial goals
  • What options for financing are available to you
  • How to get more information to start benefitting from financing your Cognos solutions
  • What's new with the latest releases of IBM Cognos Analytics (11.0.10 and 11.0.11)​​
On Demand

Duration:  4 minutes

In this quick video, you will get to see the creation of a data model within IBM Cognos Analytics. This model will be created using the Data modules capability, focused on system assisted creation.  View now.