Reporting & Analysis

Reporting and analysis are essential for managing the organization’s business performance, helping executives make better and smarter decisions by creating a common context for decision making in every department and level.

Reporting allows you to communicate your business performance in a way that you can understand and monitor so you can take action accordingly. Some of the challenges when choosing reporting solutions include the ability to serve the broad and diverse needs of the business user community provide coverage to all report types, and access enterprise data regardless of the source. IBM addresses these challenges by providing a reporting solution with a wide range of capabilities that lets business users access, modify and author any type of report from any data source and in any combination. IBM reporting solution allows you to:

  • Create a common metadata layer for all reporting needs using common business terminology and logic to avoid complexities of the underlying data structures
  • Design and build reports using easy-to-use tools that allow you to create any type of report based on your business needs, including ad-hoc, managed, business, statement-style, and dashboard reports
  • Combine information across disparate sources (e.g. relational, multi-dimensional, flat files)
  • Access and interact with your reports via portal, e-mail, search and mobile devices, and MS-Office, regardless of language or location
  • Collaborate on your reports by creating save notes that other users can reference
  • Share information with and distribute reports to a broad audience, where everyone with access rights to the reports will be able to view the information in a consistent manner

Analysis allows you to dive deeper and explore the data providing you with a better understanding of why it is performing in such a way and eventually helping you to understand trends and uncover patterns in the data to predict outcomes. IBM analysis solution allows you to:

  • Develop from the summary level to detailed levels of information effortlessly by drilling up and down the different hierarchies easily
  • Perform trend analysis by explore the various and multiple dimensions, slicing and dicing the information in order to get to the “why” behind the various trends, to eventually understand the trends and reveal symptoms and causes
  • Perform what-if scenario modeling so you can find optimal solutions for business problems. The powerful in-memory analytical server with write-back capabilities enables such powerful scenario modeling with relative ease for business users
  • Uncover patterns in your business in your business and apply various kinds of algorithms to predict outcomes