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It Is Time to Update Your Operating Planning Models!
Written by Heather L. Cole, January 20th 2022 The world has changed!  Your business has changed!  Technology has changed!  When[...]
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What are You Going to Accomplish this Year?
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911 – Log4j Security Risk Affects IBM Planning Analytics, Cognos…
Written by Heather L. Cole, December 16th, 2021There is an identified Log4j security vulnerability that we believe exposes IBM Planning[...]
The Real Cost of Multiple Business Intelligence Solutions
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Year-End Values on IBM Analytics Licenses (Cognos, Planning Analytics)
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