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PERFORMANCE PATHWAYS
Leading the way to higher performance management
Dear Colleague,

Welcome to the January 2017 edition of DataClarity’s Performance Pathways eNewsletter. In this edition, discover the new Planning Analytics (SaaS) solution from IBM, and learn how to improve financial performance with predictive analytics. Sign up for our Cognos Analytics seminar, and explore new possibilities of winning more customers with analytics. Please enjoy this month’s edition of Performance Pathways, the eNewsletter that leads the way to higher performance management!

INDUSTRY NEWS AND TRENDS

IBM Planning Analytics (SaaS)

Discover the Updated and Enhanced IBM Planning Analytics (SaaS)
IBM Planning Analytics (SaaS) adds enhanced interfaces enabling organizations of all sizes to optimize performance through advanced planning, analytics, modeling, and reporting.
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Improving Financial Performance

Improving Financial Performance with Predictive Analytics
Read Ventana’s research to see the trends of how organizations expand their relationships with existing customers and how using Predictive Analytics can help determine the best offer to make to each customer to increase the likelihood of an additional purchase.
Read more
CUSTOMER STORIES

Telenet using IBM Cognos TM1

Taking the Lead in the Telecommunication Industry
Telenet, the largest provider of cable broadband services in Belgium, consolidated different data definitions, systems and presentations into a single KPI dashboard. Telenet now has a single source of truth for data with IBM Cognos TM1.
Watch the video

Cerner Corporation using IBM Streams

Enabling Streaming Analysis of Operational Data at Greater Speed
To enable analysis of operational data at greater speed and depth, Cerner Corporation embraced stream computing technology from IBM. Cerner uses IBM Streams to pull data from its data pipeline, and apply sophisticated algorithms to transform each new record in real time.
Watch the video
UPCOMING EVENTS

Cognos Analytics: Art of the Possible

Deep Dive Seminar: Cognos Analytics – Art of the Possible
Join IBM and DataClarity for a Deep Dive into Cognos Analytics, on Thursday, March 9, 2017, in Atlanta, GA. This event will provide you detailed information to plan your upgrade approach while discovering exciting dashboarding, visualization, and storytelling capabilities available in Cognos Analytics.
Learn more and register

RESOURCES

ARC using Cognos BI

Winning New Customers with IBM Analytics
Read the case study to learn how ARC is now embracing customer experience analytics to design more compelling journeys online and on mobile, helping to onboard customers from a wider range of industries than ever.
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Grupo Boticario using SPSS

Predicting Consumer Demand
Grupo Boticário always needs to keep the hottest new products in stock. IBM Analytics helps the group understand what customers want, before they even know they want it – enabling smarter sales, marketing and production planning.
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Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Enhancing Patient Outcomes
With an enterprise stream computing environment delivering timely, accurate guidance to its clinicians, Children’s Hospital can deliver even greater improvements to patient care within the tenets of clinical decision support.
Read more

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PERFORMANCE PATHWAYS
Leading the way to higher performance management
Dear Colleague,

Welcome to the December 2016 edition of DataClarity’s Performance Pathways eNewsletter. In this edition, discover DataClarity’s Trade Promotion Planning, Optimization & Analytics solution and learn about IBM’s latest release of Cognos Analytics. Read how to improve business profitability with IBM Analytics and learn how to optimize sales performance using IBM Incentive Compensation Management. Please enjoy this month’s edition of Performance Pathways, the eNewsletter that leads the way to higher performance management!

INDUSTRY NEWS AND TRENDS

DataCarity Trade Promotion Planning

Improve Planning Outcomes and Overall Trade Effectiveness
See how fully-integrated enterprise planning, analysis, and reporting applications can empower your business to optimize interaction with customers, improve speed-to-market, and increase profitable sales.
Read more

IBM Cognos Analytics

Anouncing the Latest Release of IBM Cognos Analytics
The latest release of Cognos Analytics 11.0.5, continues to add more features that allow users to quickly get the answers they need. Most notably, new mapping and visualization capabilities give a completely new perspective and clarity to analytic results.
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IBM Planning Analytics local V2.0

Discover IBM Planning Analytics Local (formerly known as IBM Cognos TM1)
IBM Planning Analytics Local V2.0, (formerly known as IBM Cognos TM1), offers a single planning and analysis solution that can be deployed locally. Version 2.0 brings an interface for improved speed, agility, and foresight: IBM Planning Analytics Workspace.
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CUSTOMER STORIES

The PNC Financial Services Group

Automating Business Decisions to Manage Rapidly Growing Workloads
In the past, The PNC Financial Services Group’s staff had to review 100 percent of postclosing loans. Today, using IBM Operational Decision Manager, staff members are able to successfully eliminate manual review of over 80 percent of the volume that they had to review.
Read more

GFM Integration

Gaining a Single, Easy-to-Use and Powerful Analytics Platform
Using IBM Analytics, GFM Integration helps users get the information they need in seconds. Based on cutting-edge IBM technology, GFM provides the operator real-time insight into its network and how subscribers are using it.
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Spirax-Sarco

Simplifying and Accelerating Complex Group-Level Financial Reporting
By implementing IBM Cognos TM1 and streamlining its existing IBM Cognos Controller solution, Spirax-Sarco can now produce more detailed group-level financial and management reports up to 70 percent faster than before.
Read more

RESOURCES

Pabst Brewing Company

Improving Business Profitability
Watch the video to learn how Pabst Brewing Company uses IBM Analytics solutions to enhance planning and forecasting capabilities. Newfound insight and control helps the company fine-tune supply chain, sales and marketing activities to boost operational efficiency.
Watch the video

Clemetric using IBM Streams

Harnessing Near
Real-Time Data
Read the case study to learn how IBM Streams helps Clémetric capture physiological data, perform quality control, detect patterns and capture events that are potentially worth investigating – all as the data is in flight, even before it hits the data base.
Read more

Demo: Optimize Sales with IBM ICM

Optimize Sales Performance with IBM ICM
In this demo, discover the power of the IBM Incentive Compensation Management (ICM) and other IBM analytic solutions, to enhance your decision making as you predict sales forecasts, opportunity win rates, compensation spend and more.
Watch the video

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PERFORMANCE PATHWAYS
Leading the way to higher performance management
Dear Colleague,

Welcome to the September 2016 edition of DataClarity’s Performance Pathways eNewsletter. In this edition, learn about recent IBM Analytics software releases and join us for our upcoming events. Discover how to improve financial planning and budgeting, learn about increasing customer satisfaction, and see how to outperform competitors with advanced analytics. Please enjoy this month’s edition of Performance Pathways, the eNewsletter that leads the way to higher performance management!

INDUSTRY NEWS AND TRENDS
IBM Cognos Incentive Compensation Management V10.0
Introducing IBM Cognos Incentive Compensation Management V10.0
The recent release of IBM Cognos ICM V10.0 offers a complete redesign of the user interface in a modern, thin-client delivery model that provides a market-leading user experience.
IBM Streams V4.2
What’s New in IBM Streams V4.2
With IBM Streams, organizations can see events and trends as they are happening rather than react to them after they have passed. Thanks to its ability, the technology has already achieved success across a wide spectrum of industries.
CUSTOMER STORIES
National Bank of Jamaica
National Bank of Jamaica Grows Market Share with IBM Analytics
National Commercial Bank aims to expand across the Caribbean. To enhance corporate agility, NCB is unlocking new flexibility in its financial planning and decision-making with IBM Planning Analytics that enables them to outperform competitors and grow its market share.
MIR Insurance Brokers
MIR Insurance Brokers Boosts Efficiency Through Process Automation
In the face of increasing competition and government regulations, MIR deployed an IBM Analytics solution for automating non-repetitive manual processes, adapting to new mandates regulating Indonesia’s insurance industry, and optimizing its internal and customer-facing processes.
Tesoreria General de la Nacion
TGN Efficiently Manages Public Spending with IBM Cognos TM1
Tesorería General de la Nación used IBM Analytics to build an innovative platform that automates data collection, improves collaboration, increases quality and traceability, and accelerates the creation of financial plans, budgets and revisions – strengthening the country’s financial management.
UPCOMING EVENTS
World of Watson 2016
IBM World of Watson 2016
Join DataClarity and IBM on October 24-27, 2016 in Las Vegas to experience a new era of cognitive computing and discover how information, analytics, and Watson will change the world.
Southeastern Business Analytics Community Meeting
Southeastern Business Analytics Community Meeting, Atlanta, GA
Join DataClarity on Thursday, November 3rd, for the Fall Meeting of the Southeastern Business Analytics Community, the largest local community in the United States.
RESOURCES
CenterPoint Energy
Transforming the Customer Experience
CenterPoint Energy wanted to meet the customer expectations and provide the greatest customer services, so they decided to use IBM Predictive Analytics, having as results a lot of loyalty and customer satisfaction.
Goodbyehello
IBM Solutions to Win Back Customers
Goodbyehello, a marketing company, helps companies reduce operating costs related to regaining lost customers by 40 percent when it implements IBM Watson Analytics for insights into customer churn.
Advanced Analytics for Retail
Relevant, Responsive Retailing
A retail establishment has to be profitable to stay open. Read the eBook to learn how IBM advanced analytics  help in demographically proper product placement and maximizing sales.
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Dear Colleague,

Welcome to the August 2016 edition of DataClarity’s Performance Pathways eNewsletter. In this edition read about recent industry news and join us for the upcoming events. Discover how to leverage IBM Analytics to improve compliance, and see how to take guesswork out of predictive analytics. Please enjoy this month’s edition of Performance Pathways, the eNewsletter that leads the way to higher performance management!

INDUSTRY NEWS AND TRENDS
IBM positioned as a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Strategic CPM
IBM Positioned as a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Strategic Corporate Performance Management
IBM has earned a place in the Leader quadrant of the first-ever “Magic Quadrant for Strategic Corporate Performance Management Solutions,” published by the industry analysts at Gartner, Inc.
IBM Watson and Cognitive Computing to Streamline Compliance
IBM Watson and Cognitive Computing to Streamline Compliance
According to Ventana Research, cognitive computing is well suited to help manage compliance because it has the ability to continuously scan all sources of rule-making, identify those that may be relevant to an organization, and provide suggestions on how best to comply with rules.
CUSTOMER STORIES
Zions Bank using Watson Analytics
Leveraging IBM Analytics to Maintain Compliance and Analyze Data
Learn how Zions Bancorporation chose IBM Watson to analyze its Incentive Compensation Management data, giving the financial institution a window into the state of its compensation program.
ASU Foundation using Planning Analytics
ASU Foundation Streamlines Planning with IBM Planning Analytics
To deliver more accurate, granular plans and budgets across the organization, Arizona State University Foundation selected IBM Planning Analytics to increase the accuracy of its financial analytics, unlocking deeper insights.
Irdeto Netherland using IBM SPM
Improving Sales with IBM Sales Performance Management
Irdeto wants to streamline its sales processes. All sales reps worldwide need to receive the same compensation and know before an incentive starts how much their commission is and what the amount is based on.
UPCOMING EVENTS
Alabama Business Analytics Community Meeting
Alabama Business Analytics Community Meeting, September 14, 2016
Join IBM, DataClarity, and your peers on Wednesday, September 14 for the Fall Meeting of the Business Analytics User Group, an exclusive gathering of experienced professionals and IBM experts, for real-world tips and best practices to help you bring unprecedented value to your organization through business analytics.
World of Watson 2016
IBM World of Watson 2016
Join DataClarity and IBM on October 24-27, 2016 in Las Vegas to experience a new era of cognitive computing and discover how information, analytics, and Watson will change the world.
RESOURCES
Predictive Analytics for Banking
Exceptional Services by Predictive Analytics
Watch the video to see how IBM Analytics is helping USAA to provide an appropriate range of solutions for its members when they experience significant life events.
Vicor using IBM Cognos BI
IBM Cognos BI for Enhanced Quality
Vicor has built a formidable analytics capability, embedding real-time insight into every business process from sales and finance to design, manufacturing, inventory, labor and IT.
IBM SPSS Modeler
Take the Guesswork Out of Predictive Intelligence
Watch the demo to see how IBM SPSS Modeler helps you take the guesswork out of predictive intelligence by providing you with quick, insightful results where you work.
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Dear Colleague,

Welcome to the July 2016 edition of DataClarity’s Performance Pathways eNewsletter. In this edition read about recent release of IBM Watson Explorer and discover how to gain operational efficiency with IBM Incentive Compensation Management. Watch the web seminar on-demand, explore the capabilities of predictive analytics, and join us for the upcoming events. Please enjoy this month’s edition of Performance Pathways, the eNewsletter that leads the way to higher performance management!

INDUSTRY NEWS AND TRENDS
IBM Watson Explorer V11.0.1
What’s New in IBM Watson Explorer V11.0.1
Learn how IBM Watson Explorer combines natural search and content analytics with unique cognitive computing capabilities to help users find and understand the contextual information they need to work more efficiently and make better, more confident decisions at the point of impact.
IBM Open Pages GRC Platform V7.2
Discover IBM OpenPages GRC Platform V7.2
IBM OpenPages GRC Platform delivers an integrated approach to managing risk and compliance initiatives across the enterprise, enabling organizations to reduce loss, improve risk-aware decision making, respond quickly to the evolving compliance landscape, and optimize business performance.
CUSTOMER STORIES
Synovus Using IBM ICM
Gaining Operational Efficiency with IBM Incentive Compensation Management
Using IBM ICM Synovus increased operational efficiency and the ability to pay employees faster than in prior periods. Reducing payout time from 3 months to less than 1 month, Synovus offered a higher employee satisfaction, increased transparency and trust driving a more motivated team.
University College Cork - IBM Streams
University College Cork Improves Outcomes with IBM Streams
The INFANT Center at UCC and Cork University Maternity Hospital has pooled its extensive database of newborn electroencephalogram recordings and machine learning expertise with IBM’s Big Data Analytics stream processing capability to create a unique clinical decision support platform.
WEBINARS ON-DEMAND
Web Seminar On-Demand: The Ultimate Governed Data Discovery
The Ultimate Governed Data Discovery
Watch the web seminar on-demand to learn how your organization can empower business users to do more with data through modern self-service BI, governed data discovery, and advanced visualizations.
UPCOMING EVENTS
World of Watson 2016
IBM World of Watson 2016
Join DataClarity and IBM on October 24-27, 2016 in Las Vegas to experience a new era of cognitive computing and discover how information, analytics, and Watson will change the world.
RESOURCES
Demo - The Power of Statistical Analysis
Explore the Power of Statistical Analysis
Watch the demo to learn how IBM SPSS Statistics helps you analyze your data, and formulate hypotheses while carrying out analytics procedures as you use statistics to lead your organization to success.
Saturday Co using IBM Predictive Customer Intelligence
Seizing Opportunities with Customer-Centric Strategy
Saturday Co. started to see the benefits of IBM Predictive Customer Intelligence: immediate insight into sales, marketing and product design.
Quest Diagnostics using IBM BigInsights
Unlocking the Secrets of Clinical Success
Learn how IBM BigInsights helps Quest Diagnostics ingest, normalize and analyze huge data-sets, delivering new insight into clinical outcomes for physicians, hospitals and millions of patients.
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Dear Colleague,

Welcome to the June 2016 edition of DataClarity’s Performance Pathways eNewsletter. In this edition read about recent IBM product updates and watch the web seminar on-demand to learn how to deliver business value faster with smart data discovery and advanced self-service visual analytics. Join us at our upcoming events, and learn how cognitive analytics help companies to prevent churn, improve customer experience, and increase revenue. Please enjoy this month’s edition of Performance Pathways, the eNewsletter that leads the way to higher performance management!

INDUSTRY NEWS AND TRENDS
IBM InfoSphere BigInsights V4.2
Introducing IBM InfoSphere
BigInsights V4.2
IBM BigInsights V4.2 delivers improved performance and a more reliable platform with enhanced tooling for extracting meaningful insights, and also delivers enterprise capabilities along with open source distribution.
IBM Cognos Disclosure Management
What’s New in IBM Cognos Disclosure Management V10.2.6
The new version of IBM Cognos Disclosure Management automates report production management processes and manages internal and external narrative reporting requirements.
How to be a Change Agent
How to be a Change Agent Using Analytics
Advanced analytics powered by cognitive technology, can empower change agents in modern business. Today analytics are no longer the province of data scientists or IT departments. Modern analytics solutions and simplified access to data are enabling people throughout the business to develop and share insights that drive smarter decision making.
CUSTOMER STORIES
Direct Energie using SPSS Modeler
Improving Operations by Shining New Light on Customer Behavior
Superior customer service is a vital differentiator in an increasingly competitive energy market. See how Direct Energie harnesses predictive analytics from IBM to better understand customer needs, and use the insight to boost retention.
Legends Hospitality
Harnessing Data to Provide Optimal Customer Experiences and Drive Revenue
To enhance customer experience and increase revenue, Legends Hospitality relies on IBM Watson Analytics, a cloud-based solution that guides data exploration, automates predictive analytics, and enables users to create dashboards and infographics effortlessly.
Starwood using IBM Operational Decision Management
Improving Customer Engagement with a Highly Personalized Experience
Starwood uses IBM Operational Decision Manager software to allow customers to select room location and features during booking, helping the company deliver the exact experience customers want.
WEBINARS ON-DEMAND
Web Seminar On-Demand: Deliver Business Value Faster
Deliver Business Value Faster with Smart Governed and Personal Data Discovery and Advanced Self-Service Visual Analytics
Watch the web seminar on-demand to learn how smart business-friendly governed and personal data discovery and self-service visual analytics can empower you and your organization and accelerate the path to insight.
UPCOMING EVENTS
Start Building Your Bridge to the Cloud
Executive Seminar: Start Building Your Bridge to the Cloud
Join IBM, DataClarity, and your peers, on Tuesday, July 19 in Raleigh, and Wednesday, July 20 in Charlotte, at 11:30 AM for an executive lunch event, to hear experts and discuss about how times are changing with the rise of the subscription economy, client innovation in this new economy, and leveraging existing investment to bridge to the cloud.
World of Watson 2016
IBM World of Watson 2016
Join DataClarity and IBM on October 23-27, 2016 in Las Vegas to experience a new era of cognitive computing and discover how information, analytics, and Watson will change the world.
RESOURCES
Build Brand Loyalty and Customer Engagement
Build Brand Loyalty and Customer Engagement
Watch the demo to see how IBM Predictive Customer Intelligence for Retail generates deep understanding of customers, and use that insight for better decisions.
IMM using IBM Streams
Super-Agile Digital Marketing Campaigns
IMM uses IBM Analytics to crunch vast amounts of data from multiple sources, enabling smarter, faster, and more tailored campaigns for clients that drive business impact in real-time.
IBM is Open for Data
IBM Analytics is Open for Data
Learn how this IBM platform can allow you access to an expansive set of data and analytics services to help drive business decisions in an open and managed process.
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Dear Colleague,

Welcome to the May 2016 edition of DataClarity’s Performance Pathways eNewsletter. In this edition read about recent industry news and join us for a complimentary web seminar to learn how to deliver business value faster with smart data discovery and advanced self-service visual analytics. See how IBM Analytics enable top organizations with better insights and discover how to enhance patient care with Watson Analytics. Please enjoy this month’s edition of Performance Pathways, the eNewsletter that leads the way to higher performance management!

INDUSTRY NEWS AND TRENDS
IBM Claims a Victory in the Cloud
IBM Claims a Victory in the Cloud as FleetCor Will Move Infrastructure behind Its 1.9B Transactions
As competition for leadership in cloud services continues to heat up, IBM is claiming a victory that it’s hoping to serve as a blueprint for winning more large customers in upcoming months. FleetCor, a specialized payments company that powers 1.9 billion transactions per year, has committed to move its infrastructure to IBM’s cloud, with the first quarter of its data to migrate over in the next 18 months.
IBM Delivers $15.82 for Every Dollar Spent
IBM Delivers $15.82 for Every Dollar Spent
In analyzing the results from IBM projects impacting marketing, sales and merchandising, and analytics, Nucleus found that for every dollar spent, companies realized an average of $15.82 in returns. This is up 7% from the previous analysis published in October 2014.
Metric of the Month: Sales Forecast Errors
Metric of the Month: Sales Forecast Errors
There’s an unmistakable buzz in the business community today about big data and business analytics and how the two of them can be used to help marketing people destroy the competition and score big revenue gains. So where does finance come in? Is the financial planning and analysis expert playing coach, quarterback, or bystander?
CUSTOMER STORIES
Using IBM Analytics to Provide Optimized Patient Care
Using IBM Analytics to Provide Optimized Patient Care
University of Michigan Center for Integrative Research in Critical Care wanted to extract actionable insight from medical device data to improve patient care. Using IBM Analytics technology, the organization can make accurate predictions on patient health several hours before a critical event.
Alder Hey Cognitive Hospital Project
Enhancing Patient Care with Cognitive Computing
In a state-of-the-art architecture Alder Hey Children’s Hospital wanted to bring state-of-the-art technology. So they decided to use IBM Watson Analytics to create ways to enhance the patient care experience through cognitive computing.
Transforming Educational Practices to Help Students Increase Market Potential
Transforming Educational Practices to Help Students Increase Market Potential
By providing access to IBM SPSS Modeler and encouraging students to run workshops and hackathons, Ryerson University has seen a huge rise in the popularity of data science courses.
WEBINARS ON-DEMAND
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How to Rapidly Deliver Analytic Applications with Governed Data Discovery, Self-Service Predictive, and Reporting
Learn how leading organizations around the world are now developing and deploying fully integrated applications that meet the most demanding use cases and requirements.
UPCOMING EVENTS
Webinar: Deliver Business Value Faster
Web Seminar: Deliver Business Value Faster with Smart Governed and Personal Data Discovery and Advanced Self-Service Visual Analytics
Join DataClarity on Thursday, June 9, 2016 at 1:00 pm EST, for a complimentary web seminar to learn how smart business-friendly governed and personal data discovery and self-service visual analytics can empower you and your organization and accelerate the path to insight.
Start Building Your Bridge to the Cloud
Executive Seminar: Start Building Your Bridge to the Cloud
Join IBM, DataClarity, and your peers, on Tuesday, June 14 in Raleigh, and Wednesday, June 15 in Charlotte, at 11:30 PM for an executive lunch event, to hear experts and discuss about how times are changing with the rise of the subscription economy, client innovation in this new economy, and leveraging existing investment to bridge to the cloud.
RESOURCES
Empowering Retail Management with Better Insights
Helping Retail Management with Better Insights
Watch the demo to see how IBM Analytics helps retailers to take action like: being able to anticipate customer needs, or predict performance of promotions, or to figure out the reason behind approaches.
Seven Capabilities in Performance Management
Seven Capabilities in Performance Management
Learn how IBM Planning Analytics helps you start by automating manual planning, budgeting and forecasting processes to speed up cycle times and improve staff leverage.
Predicting Environmental Changes in Real Time
Predicting Environmental Changes in Real Time
Using IBM InfoSphere Streams, researchers are able to quickly ingest, correlate and analyze data as it arrives from more than 500 sensors implanted in some of the world’s most remote ecosystems.
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Dear Colleague,

Welcome to the April 2016 edition of DataClarity’s Performance Pathways eNewsletter. In this edition read about recent industry news and trends and the latest developments at DataClarity. Explore our Cognos Training Courses, and join our business session at the IBM Vision 2016 to discover how to rapidly deliver analytic applications with governed data discovery, self-service predictive, and reporting. Please enjoy this month’s edition of Performance Pathways, the eNewsletter that leads the way to higher performance management!

April 2016 Edition

Industry News and Trends

DataClarity DashInsight 4 Overview

Empower Users to Discover, Blend Data, Author, and Assemble Storyboards with SmartBusiness Visualizations

Over 65 new visualizations including many advanced chart types, predictive, and geospatial are now available within DataClarity DashInsight with easy self-service authoring.

Sales Stories From the Front Lines: Lessons From Clients in Driving Sales Behavior

See how IBM Sales Performance Management is enabling top organizations to adopt strategies intended to drive more profitable sales behavior and better business performance.

Sales Stories From the Front Lines

Customer Stories

Hershey Company

Using IBM Cognos TM1 to Provide Insights Into Sales and Demand Forecasts

Facing stiff competition from local chocolate manufacturers, Hershey’s Brazil wanted to boost sales effectiveness by gaining faster, deeper insight into customers. Harnessing detailed customer information has enabled Hershey’s Brazil to make better decisions and create more effective sales strategies, boosting profitability and sharpening the company’s competitive edge.

Blackhawk Network Expedites Reporting for Immediate Insight Into Operations and Inventory

Blackhawk Network increases productivity by using IBM Analytics to provide immediate insight into operations and inventory during peak periods without any delay or downtime.

Blackhawk Network using PureData System for Analytics

Upcoming Events

DataClarity Business Session

Business Session: Rapidly Deliver Analytic Apps with Governed Data Discovery, Self-Service Predictive, and Reporting

Join DataClarity on Tuesday, May 10, 2016, at IBM Vision 2016, in Orlando, FL, to learn how leading organizations around the world are now developing and deploying fully integrated applications that meet the most demanding use cases and requirements by integrating IBM Analytics with other leading analytic tools and web apps.

Online Training Courses

Enroll today in one of our affordable and convenient instructor-led online training courses that totally eliminate travel and time away, and enable focused learning in our state-of-the-art virtual classrooms.

Cognos Report Studio Essentials
May 24-25
9.00 AM – 5.00 PM CST

Resources

Data Discovery, Self-Service Authoring, and Storyboarding for Cognos BI
DashInsight 4 MyInsight
Watch the video to see how DataClarity MyInsight can enable you to discover new insights and create compelling storyboards with advanced visualizations.
Enabling the Rule Engine
to Augment the
Decision Data

IBM Operational Decision Manager
Businesses and operational decisions are facing with many challenges in this increasingly competitive environment. Read the IBM paper to learn how to overcome them.
Designing Better, Safer, More Personalized Automobiles with Big Data Analytics
Honda R&D
A collaborative analytics culture enables Honda R&D teams to explore and share data, understand driver behavior, and increase reliability.

Dear Colleague,

Welcome to the March 2016 edition of DataClarity’s Performance Pathways eNewsletter. In this edition read about recent IBM product updates, and learn how to boost profitability, reduce customer churn, and streamline budgeting. Find out how predictive analytics enables organizations to be more competitive, register for the upcoming events, and explore our online Cognos training courses. Please enjoy this month’s edition of Performance Pathways, the eNewsletter that leads the way to higher performance management!

March 2016 Edition

Industry News and Trends

The New Release of IBM SPSS Modeler V18

Discover how IBM SPSS Modeler V18 enables organizations, people or systems, consistently make the right decisions to deliver recommended actions at the point of impact, having as result a rapid return on investment and the ability to proactively and repeatedly reduce costs and increase productivity.

IBM SPSS Modeler V18

How Banks Are Using Incentive Compensation Management

How Banks Are Using Incentive Compensation Management to Help Increase Revenue and Drive Growth

In a competitive financial marketplace, banks are turning to incentive compensation management solutions for competitive advantage. While the value of motivating employees is indisputable, bankers increasingly recognize the value of going beyond improvised morale building tactics to deploying a structured incentive compensation system.

What’s New in IBM SPSS Statistics V24

IBM SPSS Statistics V24, the world’s leading statistical software, continues to offer advanced analytics through improved access to programming extensions, smarter data management, and enhanced productivity.

What's New in IBM SPSS Statistics V24

Customer Stories

San Miguel Brewery Inc

Applying Business Insight to Boost Profitability and Retain Market Dominance

Previously, the manual consolidation of financial data took so long that San Miguel Brewery could gain little insight from it. Now, with the help of IBM Cognos TM1, gaining the advantage of consolidated and accurate data in real-time, business units can focus on understanding trends to optimize decision-making.

Portland State University Implements Analytics to Streamline Budgeting and Reduce Tuition Costs

IBM Cognos BI solution has enabled Portland State University to write reports in dashboards which help identify at risk students, and gave the ability to monitor the retention rates of different units on campus and find ways to help students be more successful, so that they can complete their degrees.

Portland State University

Science and Technology Facilities Council

Helping Industrial Clients Achieve Competitive Advantage

Science and Technology Facilities Council developed a platform based on IBM InfoSphere products to help its industrial clients analyze huge amount of disparate data. The clients can now get meaningful insights from the huge pile of data which was not possible before.

Upcoming Events

Alabama Business Analytics Community, April 6, Birmingham, AL

Join IBM, DataClarity, and your peers on Wednesday, April 6th for the Spring Meeting of the Business Analytics User Group, an exclusive gathering of experienced professionals and IBM experts, for real-world tips and best practices to help you bring unprecedented value to your organization through business analytics.

Alabama Business Analytics Community

Southeastern Business Analytics Community, April 22

Southeastern Business Analytics Community, April 22, Atlanta, GA

The Southeastern Business Analytics Community invites you to join IBM, DataClarity, and your peers on Friday, April 22nd for the Spring Meeting of the Business Analytics User Group, an exclusive gathering of experienced professionals and IBM experts, to help you harness the power of analytics in your organization.

IBM Vision 2016, May 9-12, Orlando, FL

Join DataClarity at the IBM Vision 2016, the premier global conference for finance, risk management, and sales compensation professionals. In three information-packed days, you can see how IBM Business Analytics solutions help you drive profitable growth, manage risk and optimize performance.

IBM Vision 2016, Orlando FL

Upcoming Online Training Courses

Enroll today in one of our affordable and convenient instructor-led online training courses that totally eliminate travel and time away, and enable focused learning in our state-of-the-art virtual classrooms.

Cognos Report Studio Essentials
April 12-13
9.00 AM – 5.00 PM CST
Cognos TM1 10.2 Analyst
April 12-13
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CST

Cognos Report Studio Intermediate
April 14
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CST
Cognos Framework Manager 
April 18-21
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CST

Cognos TM1 10.2 Developer
April 19-21
9:00 AM -5:00 PM CST
Cognos Dynamic Cube Design 
April 27-28
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CST

Resources

Better Insights for Reducing Customer Churn
Carter Machinery
Watch the video to see how IBM SPSS Modeler enables Carter Machinery to gain better insight into customer needs and develop solid retention strategies that strengthen its competitive edge.
West Point Academy
Using Prescriptive Analytics

EY using Predictive Analytics to prevent fraud
Read the case study to discover how West Point cadets use IBM prescriptive analytics to solve complex real-world problems, helping them prepare for their army careers.
Predicting Audience Preferences
Mueller Inc. using Watson Analytics
Watch the video to learn how AMC Networks leverages IBM PureData to understand viewing patterns, making smarter scheduling and marketing decisions, and win new viewers and advertisers.

Dear Colleague,

Welcome to the February 2016 edition of DataClarity’s Performance Pathways eNewsletter. In this edition read about recent industry news and BI and Analytics trends for 2016, and register for the upcoming events. Find out how to achieve better processes with predictive maintenance, see how to turn data into valuable insight with Watson Analytics, and explore our online Cognos training courses. Please enjoy this month’s edition of Performance Pathways, the eNewsletter that leads the way to higher performance management!

February 2016 Edition

Industry News and Trends

DataClarity Wins 2016 IBM Beacon Award for Outstanding IBM Analytics Cloud Solution

DataClarity Corporation was named the winner of a 2016 IBM Beacon Award for Outstanding IBM Analytics Cloud Solution. Each year, this honor is awarded to a select number of IBM Business Partners who have delivered exceptional solutions to drive business value and transform the way clients and industries do business in the future.

DataClarity, 2016 IBM Beacon Award Winner

Ventana Research: Using Business Analytics to Make the Most of Data in 2016

Using Business Analytics to Make the Most of Data in 2016

While organizations generate data continuously, Ventana research shows that they should analyze and refine their data continuously – that is, optimize it – to improve their actions, decisions and processes.

Worldwide Business Intelligence and Analytics Market to Reach $16.9 Billion in 2016

According to Gartner, the BI and analytics market is in the final stages of a multiyear shift from IT-led, system-of-record reporting to business-led, self-service analytics. As a result, the modern business intelligence and analytics platform has emerged to meet new organizational requirements for accessibility, agility and deeper analytical insight.

Gartner Research

Customer Stories

The State of North Dakota Department of Human Services

Serving Clients More Effectively and at Lower Cost with Cognos BI

Cutting data report development time by up to 50 percent, caseworkers from North Dakota Department of Human Services can now analyze case information flexibly in real-time, increasing insight and enabling them to spend more time with their clients.

Gaining Valuable Marketing Insight at Lightning Speed

IGT a developer of government lottery gaming, wanted to personalize marketing to players and used IBM PureData for Analytics, powered by Netezza to rapidly analyze vast amounts of data. IGT is now seeing increased lottery sales in a responsible way through targeted marketing.

IGT using PureData System for Analytics

NRB using InfoSphere BigInsights

A Marshall Plan to Foster Economic Growth in Wallonia

By implementing a suite of Business Analytic software to build a big-data analytics platform, NRB expects to meet business requirements for customers in all industries. The client anticipates that this new platform will open up new business opportunities and significantly increase its revenue.

Upcoming Events

IBM Vision 2016, May 9-12, Orlando, FL

IBM Vision 2016 is the premier global conference for finance, risk management, and sales compensation professionals. In three information-packed days, you can see how IBM Business Analytics solutions help you drive profitable growth, manage risk and optimize performance.

IBM Vision 2016, Orlando FL

Upcoming Online Training Courses

Enroll today in one of our affordable and convenient instructor-led online training courses that totally eliminate travel and time away, and enable focused learning in our state-of-the-art virtual classrooms.

Cognos Report Studio Intermediate
March 10
9.00 AM – 5.00 PM CST
Cognos Framework Manager
March 14-17
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CST

Cognos TM1 10.2 Developer
March 15-17
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CST
Cognos Query Studio v10 
March 22
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM CST

Cognos Analysis Studio
March 23
10:00 AM -2:00 PM CST
Cognos BI Administration 
March 29-31
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CST

Cognos Workspace Advanced 
April 5-6
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CST
Cognos Workspace v10.2 
April 7
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CST

Resources

Achieving Better Processes

Volvo Group
Watch the video to see how Volvo Group can better plan maintenance and predict component failure using IBM predictive analytics platform.

Helping Clients Target and Prevent Fraud
EY using Predictive Analytics to prevent fraud
Read the case study to discover how EY is using IBM Analytics to help clients address fraud and corruption risks and take proactive action against threats.
Transforming Massive Data
Into Value

Mueller Inc. using Watson Analytics
Watch the video to learn how IBM Watson Analytics is enabling Mueller to derive new, unanticipated insight from its data at speeds never possible before.

Dear Colleague,

Welcome to the January 2016 edition of DataClarity’s Performance Pathways eNewsletter. In this edition read about recent IBM product updates and discover how top organizations are using analytics to outperform. Discover the recent release of Cognos Analytics V11, explore our Online Cognos Training Courses, and register for the upcoming events. Please enjoy this month’s edition of Performance Pathways, the eNewsletter that leads the way to higher performance management!

January 2016 Edition

Industry News and Trends

IBM Cognos Disclosure Management

Introducing IBM Cognos Disclosure Management V10.2.5

IBM recently announced a new version of Cognos Disclosure Management product that enables intelligent process design and automation of standard office processes.

What’s New in IBM OpenPages V7.2

OpenPages Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) Platform improves overall usability and efficiency with a new set of features that are designed to increase overall productivity and enterprise-wide security.

IBM OpenPages V7.2

IBM Cognos Analytics

Announcing IBM Cognos Analytics V11

The recent release of IBM Cognos Analytics V11 allows business users to capture insights more efficiently through a guided experience that interprets their intent and supports them with a suggested path, leading where they want to go.

Customer Stories

Honda Improves Operations with New Insights

Using IBM Predictive Maintenance and Quality and IBM SPSS Modeler, Honda has implemented an environment that provides LOB executives with the information they need to make decisions having as results cost reduction, operation effectiveness and new value creation.
Honda Automotive R and D Center

IMM using PureData System for Analytics

Maximizing Advertising Spend with IBM Analytics

IMM, a digital marketing and media agency, was able to save $400,000 per quarter on ad purchases using IBM Analytics solutions to capture near real-time insights into views, click-through rate and conversions for ads, and delivers intra-day reporting to clients on campaign success against budget.

Finger Lakes Community College Targets Students for Retention Programs

Finger Lakes Community College harnesses IBM SPSS Modeler to proactively analyze data, enabling it to target its resources at students most at risk of dropping out. The solution has already produced a ten percentage point increase in the pre-nursing student retention rate.
Finger Lakes Community College

Upcoming Events

IBM Vision 2016, Orlando FL

IBM Vision 2016, Orlando, FL

IBM Vision 2016 is the premier global conference for finance, risk management, and sales compensation professionals. In three information-packed days, you can see how IBM Business Analytics solutions help you drive profitable growth, manage risk and optimize performance.

Upcoming Online Training Courses

Enroll today in one of our affordable and convenient instructor-led online training courses that totally eliminate travel and time away, and enable focused learning in our state-of-the-art virtual classrooms.

Cognos Transformer Essentials
February 3-4
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CST
Cognos TM1 10.1 Developer
February 3-5
9.00 AM – 5.00 PM CST

Cognos TM1 10.1 Administration
February 9-10
9.00 AM – 5.00 PM CST
Cognos Report Studio Essentials
February 9-10
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CST

Cognos Report Studio Intermediate
February 11
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CST
Cognos Report Studio Cube Sourced Reporting 
February 17-18
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CST

Cognos Framework Manager
February 22-25
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CST
Cognos BI Administration 
February 23-25
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CST

Resources

Engaging Customers
at the Most Pivotal
Point of Need

PON Holdings
Watch the video to see how PON Holdings, an international trade and service company, turned to IBM Analytics to utilize external data for a better view over customer need.
Uncovering Behavioral Insight to Retain the Best Talent
Uncovering Behavioral Insight to Retain the Best Talent
Read the case study to discover how a HR Services Company is gaining new insight into employees, salaries and skills using IBM BigInsights to help clients fine-tune HR strategies.
Enabling Smarter
Forest Road
Management

University of Washington
Watch the video to see how IBM Analytics helped University of Washington design smarter routes for timber harvests, minimizing the environmental impact of forestry operations.

Dear Colleague,

Welcome to the November 2015 edition of DataClarity’s Performance Pathways eNewsletter. In this edition read about recent IBM product updates and see how to optimize financial planning through big data. Discover how Consumer Products companies are leading with analytics, explore customer success stories, and take advantage of our exclusive Cognos training offer. Please enjoy this month’s edition of Performance Pathways, the eNewsletter that leads the way to higher performance management!

November 2015 Edition

Industry News and Trends

IBM Cognos Incentive Management

What’s New in IBM Incentive Compensation Management V9.0.2

The recently update of IBM Incentive Compensation Management delivers a new level of understanding data with a new option, IBM Incentive Compensation Management with Watson Analytics. This option combines the accuracy and efficiency of managing variable compensation with robust analytic capabilities.

Optimizing Strategic Financial Planning through Big Data and Analytics

Big data provides financial services providers with a volume, velocity and variety of data that was not possible before. Data-driven organizations are five percent more productive and six percent more profitable than their competitors, Harvard Business Review notes.

Optimizing Strategic Financial Planning

Customer Stories

Honest Cafe using Watson Analytics

Turn Data and Analytics Into Competitive Advantage

In today’s competitive marketplace, business leaders are racing to convert data and insights gained through analytics into meaningful results. Indeed we can see how the use of analytics has surged in the past twelve months and smart organizations as Honest Cafe are harnessing its power to improve efficiency and to gain competitive advantage.

Unlocking Millions of Dollars by Better Understanding the Consumer

By transforming data into opportunities for growth and optimization, IGT is helping lotteries and retail clients increase sales. Approximately USD300 million in incremental weekly retail sales could be realized by utilizing IBM PureData System for Analytics.

IGT using PureData System for Analytics

Hudson River HealthCare

Transforming Clinical Performance and Quality Management

By giving physicians instant access to key performance metrics, HRHCare can help them challenge existing clinical practices and uncover new opportunities to improve the quality of patient care.

Upcoming Online Training Courses

Enroll today in one of our affordable and convenient instructor-led online training courses that totally eliminate travel and time away, and enable focused learning in our state-of-the-art virtual classrooms. Save 10% on all December 2015 and January 2016 Courses by filling out the form at www.CognosEducation.com.

Cognos Report Studio Intermediate
December 10
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CST
Cognos Framework Manager v10
December 14-17
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CST

Cognos TM1 10.1 Developer
December 14-16
9.00 AM – 5.00 PM CST
Cognos Report Studio Essentials
January 5-6
9.00 AM – 5.00 PM CST

Cognos Report Studio Intermediate
January 7
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CST
Cognos Framework Manager v10
January 11-14
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CST

Resources

How are Consumer Products Companies Leading With Analytics
Consumer Products Video
Watch the video to discover what Consumer Products Industry experts say about opportunities, challenges, use cases, and value of analytics.
Systems of
Insight
Overview

System of Insight Overview
Read the IBM Redbooks guide to discover how IBM Operational Decision Manager provides capabilities that support both event-driven insight patterns, and business-rule-driven scenarios.
Using Text Analytics
to Reveal
Customer Insights

LDB Group using SPSS
Read the case study to see how LDB Group deployed an advanced analytics solution that accelerates analysis of customer responses from satisfaction surveys from days to minutes.

Dear Colleague,

Welcome to the October 2015 edition of DataClarity’s Performance Pathways eNewsletter. In this edition read about IBM product updates and Cognos Analytics, the new redesigned IBM business intelligence solution. Explore our Online Cognos Training Courses, register for the upcoming events, and discover how you can take your business to the next level with advanced analytics. Please enjoy this month’s edition of Performance Pathways, the eNewsletter that leads the way to higher performance management!

October 2015 Edition

Industry News and Trends

IBM Cognos Analytics

Introducing IBM Cognos Analytics

Are you ready for the next version of IBM Cognos Business Intelligence? IBM recently announced a redesigned user experience of its flagship business intelligence solution, Cognos Analytics.

What’s New in IBM Predictive Customer Intelligence V1.1

Discover how IBM Predictive Customer Intelligence V1.1 delivers real-time decisions deployable across multiple customer contact channels.

IBM Predictive Customer Intelligence

IBM InfoSphere Master Data Management

Anouncing IBM InfoSphere Master Data Managment V11.5

IBM announced InfoSphere Master Data Management V11.5 which offers new capabilities and significant enhancements to support enterprise big data, industry solution integration, and information management initiatives.

Customer Stories

Using IBM Cognos BI and IBM SPSS to Support Students at Every Step in Their Educational Journey

Keller Graduate School of Management at DeVry University wanted to identify students at risk of dropping out or low performance so that it could offer them additional support. With help of IBM Cogons BI and IBM SPSS Statistics, the university is helping students to reach their full potential.

Keller Graduate School of Management

Big Fish Games

How Knowing Your Customers Keeps You Ahead of the Game

Competition in the online and mobile gaming industry is fierce, and the ability to identify loyal clients and reduce customer churn are key factors to success. See how Big Fish Games is using IBM Analytics solutions to increase customer engagement and loyalty, and attract new customers.

Upcoming Events

Florida Cognos User Groups, November 10 in Westin and November 11 in Tampa

Join IBM, DataClarity and your peers, for one or both the South or Central Florida Cognos User Group. These exclusive gatherings of experienced professionals and IBM experts will enable you to discover how analytics can drive greater business insight and help your organization to gain competitive advantage.

Florida Cognos User Groups

Web Seminar On-Demand

Web Seminar: Take Your Business Planning to the Next Level with Predictive Insight

Take Your Business Planning to the Next Level with Predictive Insight

Watch this web seminar on demand to discover how to apply advanced analytic concepts to your organization to gain unprecedented insight into your business planning.

Upcoming Online Training Courses

Enroll today in one of our affordable and convenient instructor-led online training courses that totally eliminate travel and time away, and enable focused learning in our state-of-the-art virtual classrooms.

Cognos Report Studio Essentials v10
November 10-11
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CST
Cognos Report Studio Intermediate v10
November 12
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CST

Cognos Framework Manager v10
November 16 – 19
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CST
Cognos Transformer Essentials v10
November 17-18
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CST

Cognos Report Studio Cube Sourced Reporting
November 23-24
9.00 AM – 5.00 PM CST
Cognos Workspace Advanced v10.2
December 2-3
9.00 AM – 5.00 PM CST

Resources

Improving Financial
Performance Across
Organization

Austrade
Read the case study to see how Australian Trade Commission (Austrade) is using IBM Cognos TM1 and SPSS Modeler to cut through the complexity and make smarter financial decisions.
IBM Planning Analytics
for Speed, Agility
and Foresight

IBM Planning Analytics
When it comes to cloud planning and analytics, don’t compromise. Watch the video to see how IBM Planning Analytics goes beyond simply automating your planning, budgeting and forecasting.
Driving Business Growth
with New Insight into Customers

ANZ using InfoSphere MDM
Discover how ANZ gains a holistic view of its clients both within markets and across regions – enhancing customer service, streamlining operations, and facilitating compliance.

Dear Colleague,

Welcome to the September 2015 edition of DataClarity’s Performance Pathways eNewsletter. In this edition read about Gartner’s big data trends and the latest IBM product updates. Register for our upcoming webinar, learn more about advanced analytics, and explore our Online Cognos Training Courses. Please enjoy this month’s edition of Performance Pathways, the eNewsletter that leads the way to higher performance management!

September 2015 Edition

Industry News and Trends

What's New in IBM SPSS Modeler V17.1

What’s New in IBM SPSS Modeler V17.1

Discover new capabilities of IBM SPSS Modeler V17.0, IBM SPSS Collaboration and Deployment Services V7.0, and IBM SPSS Analytic Server V2.0 to see how these advanced solutions enable organizations to bring better predictive intelligence to decisions at the point of impact.

More Than 75% of Companies Are Investing or Planning to Invest in Big Data in the Next Two Years

Investment in big data continues to increase in 2015, but not as rapidly as in previous years. More than three-quarters of companies are investing or planning to invest in big data in the next two years, a three percent increase over 2014, according to a recent survey of IT and business leaders by Gartner, Inc.

Gartner

IBM InfoSphere Information Server V11.5?

Introducing IBM InfoSphere Information Server V11.5

IBM recently announced InfoSphere Information Server V11.5 that enables the next generation of market-leading integration, quality, and governance platform. See how organizations can take advantage of the new features to realize the inherent value in the information sources they have available and unlock that value at a faster pace than ever before.

 

Customer Stories

Nationwide Consolidates Applications Across its Organization with IBM OpenPages

Over the past 85 years, focusing on customers and valuing people have helped Nationwide become one of the largest insurance and financial services companies in the world. See how IBM OpenPages helps Nationwide consolidate its entire applications on one platform across their entire organization.

Nationwide Using IBM OpenPages

Mears Group

Improving Services with IBM Watson Analytics

Mears Group analyzed its large volume of IT-driven data to predict where to provide its housing repair and maintenance services. However, data analysis was complex and took too long. Mears needed an advanced analytics platform that was easier to use and that would generate information that its users could more easily understand.

AIG Makes Better Decisions using Cognos Disclosure Management and Cognos TM1

AIG faced a challenge with the computing product that gathered data. They replaced the earlier application by implementing Cognos TM1 to collect the data. With IBM Solutions, AIG enables their workforce to concentrate on the bottom-line.

AIG Makes Better Decision using IBM CDM

Upcoming Events

A New Way to Work Tour, October 13th, Atlanta, GA

IBM Tour: A New Way to Work, Atlanta, GA

Join IBM and DataClarity on October 13, 2015, in Atlanta, GA for a complimentary event on analytics, to see how we can enable you to work smarter. Don’t miss out on the “Analytics Track: Putting it into practice” to hear an amazing customer testimonial from HealthPort to discover how the largest provider of release of information services and audit management and tracking technologies is leveraging these groundbreaking solutions to improve company performance.

Web Seminar: Take Your Business Planning to the Next Level with Predictive Insight

Join DataClarity on October 22, 2015 at 2:00 pm EST for a complimentary web seminar to discover how to apply advanced analytic concepts to your organization to gain unprecedented insight into your business planning. We will examine a predictive planning application use case and live demonstration to show how a fully-integrated architecture and visually rich user experience can harness the full power of business intelligence, financial performance management, and predictive analytics.

Web Seminar: Take Your Business Planning to the Next Level with Predictive Insight

IBM Insight 2015

Register for IBM Insight 2015 by October 24th and Save $300!

Join DataClarity and IBM in Las Vegas for an unrivaled blend of business, technical and leadership training, along with the deep insights into Business Analytics, Enterprise Content Management and Information Management. More than 13,000 Customers, Business Partners, and IBMers are expected.

Upcoming Online Training Courses

Enroll today in one of our affordable and convenient instructor-led online training courses that totally eliminate travel and time away, and enable focused learning in our state-of-the-art virtual classrooms.

Cognos Report Studio Essentials v10
October 13-14
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CST
Cognos Report Studio Intermediate v10
October 15
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CST

Cognos Framework Manager v.10
October 19 – 22
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CST
Cognos TM1 Developer v10.1
October 20-22
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CST

Cognos Workspace Advanced v10.2
October 27-28
9.00 AM – 5.00 PM CST
Cognos BI Administration V10
October 27-29
9.00 AM – 5.00 PM CST

Resources

Keeping All Data
in One Place

Dallas Area Rapid Transfer (DART)
Watch video to learn how DART is using IBM Cognos BI to gather all enterprise data into one place to make better decisions on servicing its 700 square miles of coverage.
Big Improvements in Customer Service
DXL Group Using Cognos ICM
By developing a sophisticated cloud-based compensation modeling solution, DXL has motivated its sales associates to spend more time helping customers choose clothes that fit their looks and lifestyle, not just their body shape.
Gaining Robust
Real-Time Insights

Valmer using IBM OpenPages
Watch the video to discover how IBM Analytics solutions helped Valmer to centralize their information, gain robust real-time insights to their industry demands.

Dear Colleague,

Welcome to the August 2015 edition of DataClarity’s Performance Pathways eNewsletter. In this edition, read about recent industry news and significant technology trends for the years ahead. Discover new perceptions and realities about predictive analytics, see what’s new in IBM BigInsights V4.1, and learn how to turn insight into action with analytics. Explore our Online Cognos Training Courses and register for the upcoming events. Please enjoy this month’s edition of Performance Pathways, the eNewsletter that leads the way to higher performance management!

August 2015 Edition

Industry News and Trends

IDC - Big Data Tehnology Market

The Big Data Technology Market Represents a Fast-Growing Multibillion-Dollar Worldwide Opportunity

A recent IDC forecast shows that the Big Data technology and services market will grow at a 26.4% compound annual growth rate to $41.5 billion through 2018, or about six times the growth rate of the overall information technology market.

Predictive Analytics: Perceptions and Realities

Corporate executives, IT managers, and business teams are discussing predictive analytics with increasing frequency, but every perspective seems to be different.

IBM Predictive Analytics

IBM BigInsights v4.1

What’s New in IBM BigInsights V4.1?

IBM BigInsights V4.1 delivers an open source Hadoop distribution with value-added features to help enterprises find insights in new and emerging types of data, make their businesses more agile, and answer questions that, in the past, were beyond reach.

Customer Stories

Finding Cures Faster by Transforming Big Data into Valuable Clinical Insight

National Institute of Health is empowering scientists to tap into vast stores of data faster than ever, and to uncover new links that help them better understand medical conditions, and develop treatments and preventions.

National Institute of Health

Mueller Inc.

Mueller Incorporated Improves Customer Experience with Analytics

A North American manufacturer of retail steel and steel building products implements a comprehensive analysis and reporting system, thereby gaining insights into supply chain and customer demand trends and cutting financial reporting times with analytics.

Upcoming Events

Executive Dinner: The Future Ready Finance Team,
Troy, MI

Join IBM, DataClarity, and your peers for a complimentary dinner on Wednesday, September 16. A tasting journey will take you through some of the very recent technology trends present vast new and quick potential for Finance to make a bigger impact on the business: cloud, mobile, social business collaboration, and analytics.

Executive Dinner: The Future Ready Finance Team

A New Way to Work Tour, October 13th,Atlanta, GA

IBM Tour: A New Way to Work, Atlanta, GA

Join IBM and DataClarity on October 13, 2015, in Atlanta, GA for a complimentary event on analytics, to see how we can enable you to work smarter. Don’t miss out on the “Analytics Track: Putting it into practice” to hear an amazing customer testimonial from HealthPort to discover how the largest provider of release of information services and audit management and tracking technologies is leveraging these groundbreaking solutions to improve company performance.

Register for IBM Insight 2015 by September 18th and Save $400!

Join DataClarity and IBM in Las Vegas for an unrivaled blend of business, technical and leadership training, along with the deep insights into Business Analytics, Enterprise Content Management and Information Management. More than 13,000 Customers, Business Partners, and IBMers are expected.

IBM Insight 2015

Upcoming Online Training Courses

Enroll today in one of our affordable and convenient instructor-led online training courses that totally eliminate travel and time away, and enable focused learning in our state-of-the-art virtual classrooms.

Cognos Transformer Essentials v10
September 9-10
9.00 AM – 5.00 PM CST
Cognos Report Studio Essentials v10
September 15-16
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CST

Cognos Report Studio Intermediate v10
September 17
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CST
Cognos Workspace Advanced v10.2
September 22-23
9.00 AM – 5.00 PM CST

Cognos Workspace v10.2
September 24
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CST
Cognos TM1 Developer v10.1
September 22-24
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CST

Cognos Framework Manager v.10
September 28 – October 1
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CST
Cognos Query Studio v10
October 5
10.00 AM – 2.00 PM CST

Resources

Innovative Customer Experience with Analytics
Jabil Circuit
Watch the video to see how Jabil Circuit reduced monthly close time by 50% and the manual time required by the finance teams by about 70%.
From Business Insight To Business Action
Predictive Analytics
Read the white paper to discover how to turn insight into action by combining predictive analytics with decision optimization.
Act on Insights to Drive Growth
Case Study: Stryker
Watch the video to see how Sales Performance Management enables Stryker sales representatives to focus more on customers and selling.

Dear Colleague,

Welcome to the July 2015 edition of DataClarity’s Performance Pathways eNewsletter. In this edition, learn what’s new in IBM Predictive Maintenance and Quality V2.5.1 and IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimization Studio V12.6.2. Explore our Online Cognos Training Courses, register for the upcoming events, and discover the ultimate business analytics application accelerator. Please enjoy this month’s edition of Performance Pathways, the eNewsletter that leads the way to higher performance management!

July 2015 Edition

Industry News and Trends

What’s New in IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimization Studio?

IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimization Studio V12.6.2 offers detailed prescriptive analytics insights to help drive superior business outcomes that meet organization’s demands in the most efficient and profitable manner by automating and streamlining decisions.
IBM ILOG

IBM Predictive Maintenance and Quality

Introducing IBM Predictive Maintenance and Quality V2.5.1

IBM Predictive Maintenance and Quality V2.5.1 offers analytics capabilities to create insights that help improve planning, construction, operations, and maintenance. These sophisticated analytic capabilities enable organizations to monitor, maintain, and optimize assets for better utilization and performance as well as to predict failure, and to improve quality and supply chain processes.

Customer Stories

Wells Fargo Improves Customer Insights with Analytics

Wells Fargo wanted to collect all the data about its customers from multiple sources within the organization and externally to unravel deeper insights and gain a stronger understanding of customer needs.

Wells Fargo

Shaw Industries

Gaining New Insight Into Cost of Sales and Customer Profitability

After successfully adopting an analytics-based approach to compensation planning, Shaw Industries sought new ways to boost profitability and reduce costs in other areas of its sales processes.

Upcoming Events

IBM SPSS Hands-On Virtual Workshop Series: Getting More Value from Your Data

Join DataClarity on any Thursday, beginning August 6th and ending August 27th at 1:00 pm EST for a complimentary 4 hour virtual hands-on workshop. In this new DataClarity workshop, you will learn how leading organizations are leveraging predictive analytics using IBM SPSS Modeler to seize new business opportunities and derive significant competitive advantage.

IBM SPSS Hands-On Virtual Workshop Series: Getting More Value from Your Data

Southeastern Business Analytics Community

Southeastern Business Analytics Community, August 21, 2015, Atlanta, GA

Join IBM, DataClarity, and your peers on Friday, August 21st for the Summer Meeting of the Southeastern Business Analytics Community, an exclusive gathering of experienced professionals and IBM experts for real-world tips and best practices to help you harness the power of analytics in your organization.

Register for IBM Insight 2015 by August 3rd and Save $800!

Join DataClarity and IBM in Las Vegas for an unrivaled blend of business, technical and leadership training, along with the deep insights into Business Analytics, Enterprise Content Management and Information Management. More than 13,000 Customers, Business Partners, and IBMers are expected.

IBM Insight 2015

Web Seminars On-Demand

Web Seminar On-Demand: Create an Analytics Culture-Do Your Dashboards Deliver?

Create an Analytics Culture – Do Your Dashboards Deliver?

Watch this web seminar to explore the steps organizations should take to ensure a successful dashboard initiative along with a road map to becoming an analytics driven company. You’ll also discover how next-generation dashboards better align with business processes and strategies to deliver critical information across the organization in a more timely fashion.

Upcoming Online Training Courses

Enroll today in one of our affordable and convenient instructor-led online training courses that totally eliminate travel and time away, and enable focused learning in our state-of-the-art virtual classrooms.

Cognos BI Administration v10
August 11-13
9.00 AM – 5.00 PM CST
Report Studio Cube Sourced Reporting
August 12-13
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CST

Cognos TM1 10.1 Developer
August 17-19
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CST
Cognos Report Studio Essentials v10
August 18-19
9.00 AM – 5.00 PM CST

Cognos Report Studio Intermediate v10
August 20
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CST
Cognos Framework Manager v10
August 24-27
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CST

Cognos TM1 10.1 Analyst
August 27-28
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CST
Cognos Transformer Essentials
September 9-10
9.00 AM – 5.00 PM CST

Resources

Smarter Decisions Based on More Accurate Data
Basin Electric
Watch the video to see how Basin Electric is transforming its reporting processes with IBM Cognos solutions.
DashInsight 4 Overview

DashInsight 4 Overview
Watch the DashInsight 4 Overview video to discover the ultimate business analytics application accelerator.

Bringing the Publishing Industry to the Digital World
Case Study: John Wiley and Sons
Watch the video to learn how Predictive Analytics helps John Wiley & Sons increase its revenue.

Dear Colleague,

Welcome to the May 2015 edition of DataClarity’s Performance Pathways eNewsletter. In this edition, discover what’s new in IBM Cognos Express V10.2.2 and IBM Cognos Incentive Compensation Management V9.0. Find out how to maximize customer lifetime value with predictive analytics, learn more about converting an IBM Forecasting Solution from R to IBM SPSS Modeler, and see how PureData System for Analytics enables organizations to improve performance. Explore our Online Cognos Training Courses and register for the upcoming events. Please enjoy this month’s edition of Performance Pathways, the eNewsletter that leads the way to higher performance management!

May 2015 Edition

Industry News and Trends

What’s New in IBM Cognos Express V10.2.2?

IBM Cognos Express V10.2.2 delivers business intelligence reporting, analysis, and planning capabilities that provide midsize companies and workgroups with consistent, reliable information to answer critical business questions.
Cognos Express v10.2.2

Cognos Incentive Compensation Management

IBM Cognos Incentive Compensation Management V9.0 Improves User Experience

IBM Cognos ICM V9.0 can help companies to automate the process of calculating, reporting, and analyzing variable-based pay. The solution is well suited for organizations with high data volumes, a vast number of payee populations, and numerous complex incentive compensation plans.

Customer Stories

Enterprise Reporting Delivers Valuable Insights to Data Professionals Across the University Community

To steer its strategic decision-making effectively, Purdue University wanted to empower its leadership and staff with easier access to operational and financial data from across the organization.

Purdue University

Telefonica de Argentina

Telefonica Argentina Uses IBM PureData for Analytics to Uncover Insights

With more than two hundred million customers in twenty countries, Telefonica de Argentina needed more than an old-fashioned repository as a data warehouse. With the IBM PureData System for Analytics, Telefonica was able to gather all the knowledge within the company to create a platform of discovery.

Capturing New Viewers, Predicting Ratings and Adding Value for Advertisers in a Multi-Channel World

Cable TV networks may currently be enjoying a “golden age”, but the industry is evolving fast. AMC Networks’ future success depends on truly understanding customer behavior in a multi-channel world.

AMC Networks

Upcoming Events

BM SPSS Hands-On Virtual Workshop Series: Getting More Value from Your Data

IBM SPSS Hands-On Virtual Workshop Series: Getting More Value from Your Data

Join DataClarity on any Thursday, beginning June 11th and ending August 27th at 1:00 pm EST for a complimentary 4 hour virtual hands-on workshop. In this new DataClarity workshop, you will learn how leading organizations are leveraging predictive analytics using IBM SPSS Modeler to seize new business opportunities and derive significant competitive advantage.

Web Seminar: Creating an Analytics Culture – Do Your Dashboards Deliver? – June 11, 2015

Join DataClarity on Thursday, June 11th at 11:30 am PST for a complimentary web seminar to explore the steps organizations should take to ensure a successful dashboard initiative along with a road map to becoming an analytics driven company. You’ll also discover how next-generation dashboards better align with business processes and strategies to deliver critical information across the organization in a more timely fashion.

Creating an Analytics Culture

Upcoming Online Training Courses

Enroll today in one of our affordable and convenient instructor-led online training courses that totally eliminate travel and time away, and enable focused learning in our state-of-the-art virtual classrooms.

Cognos Analysis Studio v10
June 9
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM CST
Cognos Transformers Essentials v10
June 9-10
9.00 AM – 5.00 PM CST

Cognos Report Studios Essentials v10
June 16-17
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CST
Cognos Report Studio Intermediate v10
June 18
9.00 AM – 5.00 PM CST

Cognos Framework Manager v10
June 22-25
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CST
Cognos TM1 10.1 Developer
June 23-25
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CST

Cognos TM1 10.1 Analyst
July 13-14
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CST
Cognos BI Administration v10
July 14-16
9.00 AM – 5.00 PM CST

Resources

Maximize Customer Lifetime Value with Predictive Analytics
Maximize Customer Lifetime Value with Predictive Analytics
Watch the video to see how IBM SPSS predictive analytics offers a great approach for maximizing customer lifetime value.
Converting a Forecasting Solution from R to SPSS Modeler
Our Experience Converting an IBM Forecasting Solution from R to IBM SPSS Modeler
Read the IBM Redbook to discover the process to move from an R forecasting solution to an IBM SPSS Modeler solution.
Smarter Customer
Analytics for Insurance
IBM Big Data in a Minute: Finding the Value in Stored Data
Watch the video to learn how business analytics helps insurers to deliver insight to customers at the point of impact.

Dear Colleague,

Welcome to the April 2015 edition of DataClarity’s Performance Pathways eNewsletter. In this edition, discover what’s new in IBM InfoSphere Streams V4.0 and IBM SPSS Modeler V17. Explore our Online Cognos Training Courses, register for the upcoming events, and learn about advanced analytics and optimization with IBM ILOG. Please enjoy this month’s edition of Performance Pathways, the eNewsletter that leads the way to higher performance management.

April 2015 Edition

Industry News and Trends

What’s New in IBM SPSS Modeler Version 17

What’s New in IBM SPSS Modeler Version 17

IBM recently released the latest version of IBM SPSS Modeler 17 and has added a number of helpful features that extend the value of Big Data through algorithms purpose-built for massive scale analytics, introduce geospatial analytics, and expand accessibility to and usability of advanced analytics.

What’s New in IBM InfoSphere Streams Version 4.0

Announced March 10, 2015, InfoSphere Streams v4.0 includes new features and functions designed to instantly analyze and fuse massive volumes of data and integrate with existing infrastructures.

What’s New in IBM InfoSphere Streams Version 4.0

Customer Stories

TEAC Corporation

Using IBM Cognos TM1 to Enable Speedy Planning and Decision-Making

TEAC replaced its previous analytics tools with IBM Cognos TM1, IBM Cognos Business Intelligence, and IBM SPSS Modeler software, enabling improvements to its planning, sales and marketing processes.

Powering Smarter Decision-Making with Ultra-Fast, Highly Flexible Analytics

Over an 18-year analytics journey, Basin Electric is transforming its reporting processes with IBM Cognos solutions. Today, automated data gathering and report generation give users a wide range of options for analyzing operational data.

Basin Electric Power Cooperative

Kingland

IBM PureData System and IBM PureApplication System Significantly Improve Speed to Market

To get customers up and running quickly, Kingland Systems Corporation sought to replace manual processes for setting up new customer environments with a more automated, streamlined approach.

Upcoming Events

IBM SPSS Hands-On Virtual Workshop Series: Getting More Value from Your Data

Join DataClarity on any Thursday, beginning May 14th and ending June 25th at 1:00 pm EST for a complimentary 4 hour virtual hands-on workshop. In this new DataClarity workshop, you will learn how leading organizations are leveraging predictive analytics using IBM SPSS Modeler to seize new business opportunities and derive significant competitive advantage.

BM SPSS Hands-On Virtual Workshop Series: Getting More Value from Your Data

IBM Vision 2015.Drive Growth.Manage Risk.Optimize Performance.

IBM Vision 2015 – May 17-20, 2015

IBM Vision 2015 is the premier global conference for finance, risk management, and sales compensation professionals. In three information-packed days, you can see how IBM Business Analytics solutions help you drive profitable growth, manage risk and optimize performance.

Upcoming Online Training Courses

Enroll today in one of our affordable and convenient instructor-led online training courses that totally eliminate travel and time away, and enable focused learning in our state-of-the-art virtual classrooms.

Cognos TM1 Analyst v10
May 19-20
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CST
Cognos Report Studio Essentials v10
May 20-21
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM CST

Cognos Report Studio Intermediate v10
May 22
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM CST
Cognos TM1 10.1 Developer
May 26-28
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CST

Cognos Framework Manager v10
May 26-29
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM CST
Cognos Workspace Advanced v10.2
June 2-3
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CST

Cognos Workspace v10.2
June 4
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CST
Cognos BI Administration v10
June 2-4
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CST

Resources

Modeling with IBM ILOG CPLEX CP Optimizer Practical Scheduling Examples
Modeling with IBM ILOG CPLEX CP Optimizer Practical Scheduling Examples
Read the white paper to learn how to use IBM ILOG CPLEX CP Optimizer to efficiently model and solve scheduling problems.
IBM Big Data in a Minute: Finding the Value in Stored Data

IBM Big Data in a Minute: Finding the Value in Stored Data
Watch the video to see how to discover new value in stored data and make better strategic decisions.

Data Integration in the Big Data World Using IBM InfoSphere Information Server
Data Integration in the Big Data World Using IBM InfoSphere Information Server – IBM Redbooks Solution Guide
Read the IBM Redbooks Solution Guide to discover the benefits associated with the IBM InfoSphere Information Server.

Dear Colleague,

Welcome to the February 2015 edition of DataClarity’s Performance Pathways eNewsletter. In this edition, read about recent industry news and discover what’s new in IBM Predictive Maintenance and Quality V2.5. See how analytics enables organizations to outperform, explore our Online Cognos Training Courses, and register for the upcoming IBM SPSS Virtual Workshop. Please enjoy this month’s edition of Performance Pathways, the eNewsletter that leads the way to higher performance management.

February 2015 Edition

Industry News and Trends

DataClarity Wins 2015 IBM Beacon Award for Outstanding Business Analytics Solution

DataClarity Wins 2015 IBM Beacon Award for Outstanding Business Analytics Solution

DataClarity was named winner of the 2015 IBM Beacon Award for Outstanding Business Analytics Solution. Each year, this honor is awarded to a select number of IBM Business Partners who have delivered exceptional solutions to drive business value and transform the way their clients and industries do business in the future. The 2015 awards recognize achievements across a wide-range of solution areas, including, cloud, analytics, mobile, security and social business.

DataClarity Wins 2015 IBM Choice Award for Top Business Partner in Marketing Excellence – North America

DataClarity was named winner of 2015 IBM Choice Award for Top Business Partner in Marketing Excellence – North America. Announced at the IBM PartnerWorld Leadership Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, IBM’s Choice Awards recognize a select number of IBM Business Partners who have demonstrated business excellence in delivering IBM-based solutions resulting in exceptional client experience and business growth.

DataClarity Wins 2015 IBM Choice Award for Top Business Partner in Marketing Excellence - North America

Introducing IBM Predictive Maintenance and Quality V2.5

Introducing IBM Predictive Maintenance and Quality V2.5

IBM Predictive Maintenance and Quality V2.5 helps reduce operational costs, improve asset productivity, increase process efficiency, and promotes product quality by providing operational, maintenance, and quality insights directly to decision makers.

Customer Stories

Behavioral Analytics Used to Directly Target Consumers with Personalized Marketing

Coupang, which sells everything from food to consumer electronics, needed a more targeted approach to sales and marketing, reaching consumers at just the right time and place to capture their business and win them away from competitors.

Behavioral Analytics Used to Directly Target Consumers with Personalized Marketing

Making the Numbers Work Harder to Reveal Insights that Support Better Strategic Decision-Making

Making the Numbers Work Harder to Reveal Insights that Support Better Strategic Decision-Making

Velan wanted to enhance decision-making with a better understanding of corporate performance. With vital data buried in spreadsheets, how could it shift its finance team’s focus from number-crunching to analysis?

Upcoming Events

IBM SPSS Hands-On Virtual Workshop Series: Getting More Value from Your Data

Join DataClarity on any Thursday, beginning March 12th and ending April 30th at 1:00 pm EST for a complimentary 4 hour virtual hands-on workshop. In this new DataClarity workshop, you will learn how leading organizations are leveraging predictive analytics using IBM SPSS Modeler to seize new business opportunities and derive significant competitive advantage.

IBM SPSS Hands-On Virtual Workshop Series: Getting More Value from Your Data

Upcoming Online Training Courses

Enroll today in one of our affordable and convenient instructor-led online training courses that totally eliminate travel and time away, and enable focused learning in our state-of-the-art virtual classrooms.

Cognos Report Studio Active Reports v10
March 17
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT
Cognos Analysis Studio v10
March 18
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM CDT

Cognos Query Studio v10
March 19
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM CDT
Cognos TM1 10.1 Analyst
March 23-24
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT

Cognos Report Studio Essentials v10
March 24-25
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT
Cognos Report Studio Intermediate v10
March 26
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT

Cognos TM1 10.1 Administration
March 26-27
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT
Cognos Framework Manager v10
March 30-Apr 2
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT

Cognos BI Administration v10
March 30-31
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT

Resources

Analytics: Real-World Use of Big Data in Telecommunications
Real-world Use of Big Data in Telecommunications
Read the executive report to learn how CSPs are extracting value from uncertain data.
Introducing IBM Watson Discovery Advisor

Introducing IBM Watson Discovery Advisor
Watch the video to see how Watson helps accelerate the discovery of new treatments for cancer.

Understanding the Financial Value of GRC Management

Understanding the Financial Value of GRC Management
Read the Nucleus Guidebook to discover the benefits associated with GRC solutions.

Dear Colleague,

Welcome to the January 2015 edition of DataClarity’s Performance Pathways eNewsletter. In this edition, read about recent industry news and discover the latest predictions for business intelligence and analytics. Find out how to build innovation with IBM Watson, learn about improving customer experience, and see why data-driven organizations are winning the race in today’s marketplace. Explore our Online Cognos Training Courses and register for the upcoming events. Please enjoy this month’s edition of Performance Pathways, the eNewsletter that leads the way to higher performance management.

January 2015 Edition

Industry News and Trends

Gartner Says Power Shift In Business Intelligence And Analytics Will Fuel Disruption

Gartner Says Power Shift In Business Intelligence And Analytics Will Fuel Disruption

Traditional business intelligence (BI) and analytic models are being disrupted as the balance of power shifts from IT to the business, according to Gartner, Inc. The rise of data discovery, access to multi-structured data, data preparation tools and smart capabilities will further democratize access to analytics and stress the need for governance. Gartner predicts that by 2017, most business users and analysts in organizations will have access to self-service tools to prepare data for analysis.

IBM Builds Innovation Into Watson Analytics

In 2014, IBM announced Watson Analytics, which uses machine learning and natural language processing to unify and simplify the user experience in each step of the analytic processing: data acquisition, data preparation, analysis, dashboarding and storytelling.

IBM Builds Innovation Into Watson Analytics

Customer Stories

Toyota Financial Services: Enhances Customer Experience Using IBM Watson Explorer

Toyota Financial Services (TFS) has a customer base of over 4 million and providing a high quality experience to its customers is one of their highest priorities. TFS leverages IBM Watson Explorer to analyze customer data and gather useful insights that enable them to improve the overall customer experience.

Toyota Financial Services: Enhances Customer Experience Using IBM Watson Explorer

AGAPLESION gAG Integrates Planning, Reporting And Analysis For 100 Subsidiaries With a Unified Solution

AGAPLESION gAG Integrates Planning, Reporting And Analysis For 100 Subsidiaries With a Unified Solution

AGAPLESION gAG wanted to consolidate its health subsidiaries, which number more than 100, as well as unify and optimize their corporate planning and control. IBM Cognos solutions enable AGAPLESION to merge all of its business units, and provide them with a centralized, web-based planning, reporting and analysis solution.

Upcoming Events

IBM SPSS Hands-On Virtual Workshop Series: Getting More Value from Your Data

Join DataClarity on any Thursday, beginning February 12th and ending April 30th at 1:00 pm EST for a complimentary 4 hour virtual hands-on workshop. In this new DataClarity workshop, you will learn how leading organizations are leveraging predictive analytics using IBM SPSS Modeler to seize new business opportunities and derive significant competitive advantage.

IBM SPSS Hands-On Virtual Workshop Series: Getting More Value from Your Data

Central Florida Cognos User Group, February 17, 2015, Tampa, FL

Central Florida Cognos User Group, February 17, 2015, Tampa, FL

Join IBM, DataClarity and your peers on Tuesday, February 17thfor the Central Florida Cognos User Group. This exclusive gathering of experienced professionals and IBM experts will enable you to discover how analytics can drive greater business insight and help your organization to gain competitive advantage.

Lunch & Learn Seminar: Watson Analytics, February 25, 2015, Jacksonville, FL

Join IBM and DataClarity on Wednesday, February 25th for a complimentary lunch and learn seminar to discover IBM Watson Analytics, a revolutionary solution that can provide instant access to powerful predictive and visual analytic tools for businesses.

Lunch & Learn Seminar: Watson Analytics, February 25th, 2015, Jacksonville, FL

Upcoming Online Training Courses

Enroll today in one of our affordable and convenient instructor-led online training courses that totally eliminate travel and time away, and enable focused learning in our state-of-the-art virtual classrooms.

Cognos Analysis Studio v10
February 5
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM CDT
Cognos Query Studio v10
February 6
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM CDT

Cognos TM1 Administration
February 9-10
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT
Cognos TM1 Analyst
February 11-12
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT

Cognos BI Report Studio Multi-Dimensional
February 16-17
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT
Cognos BI Report Studio Essentials v10
February 17-18
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT

Cognos BI Report Studio Intermediate v10
February 19
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT
Cognos Framework Manager
February 23-26
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT

Cognos BI Administration
February 24-25
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT
Cognos BI Overview
February 27
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT

Resources

IBM Predictive Maintenance and Quality for Electronics

IBM Predictive Maintenance and Quality for electronics
Read the solution brief to discover how organizations can reduce operational costs, increase component quality, and boost manufacturing productivity.

IBM InfoSphere Platform Delivers a Holistic Picture of the Customer
IBM InfoSphere Platform Delivers a Holistic Picture of the Customer
Watch the video to learn how businesses can achieve a 360-degree view of the customer to improve their experience, deepen the relationship and grow the bottom line.
Analytics: The Speed Advantage

Analytics: The Speed Advantage
Read the executive report to see why data-driven organizations are differentiating themselves with speed-driven data and analytics practices.

Dear Colleague,

Welcome to the December 2014 edition of DataClarity’s Performance Pathways eNewsletter. In this edition, read about recent industry news and discover why CIOs should consider advanced analytics. Explore our Online Cognos Training Courses, register for the upcoming events, and see how to streamline performance with IBM business analytics and big data solutions. Please enjoy this month’s edition of Performance Pathways, the eNewsletter that leads the way to higher performance management.

December 2014 Edition

Industry News and Trends

Why Should CIOs Consider Advanced Analytics?

Why Should CIOs Consider Advanced Analytics?

The overall amount of data and analytics is growing in every industry. CIOs need data science to extract nontrivial information. For example, it’s mission-critical to determine how to acquire new customers, do more cross-selling and predict demand and failures. Normal business intelligence and descriptive analytics, and even traditional software engineering, can’t handle those situations.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Taps IBM Watson to Help Accelerate and Enhance Care Delivery

IBM announced that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is using Watson technology in a pilot to assist physicians in helping accelerate the process of evidence-based medical decision making. The VA joins leading healthcare organizations that are working with IBM Watson to help improve efficiency and quality of care being delivered. As part of the multi-year contract, the VHA will also work with Watson for a clinical focus supporting veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Taps IBM Watson to Help Accelerate and Enhance Care Delivery

Customer Stories

Westfield Insurance Selects IBM to Transform Claims Processes

Westfield Insurance Selects IBM to Transform Claims Processes

IBM announced that Westfield Insurance, a provider of personal, commercial and surety insurance, is working with IBM to transform their claims operations. In their transformation, Westfield is using business analytics to increase flexibility, operational efficiency and effectiveness, enabling Westfield to keep pace with its evolving customer base and business growth.

Empowering Criminal Justice Practitioners with the Rapid Insight They Need to Make Critical Decisions

Delaware Justice Information System (DELJIS) is making it fast and easy for police officers, court officials and corrections staff to find answers hidden in a wealth of data on offenders and crimes with IBM Business Analytics solutions.

Empowering Criminal Justice Practitioners with the Rapid Insight They Need to Make Critical Decisions

Upcoming Events

IBM SPSS Hands-On Virtual Workshop Series: Getting More Value from Your Data

IBM SPSS Hands-On Virtual Workshop Series: Getting More Value from Your Data

Join DataClarity on any Thursday, beginning January 8th and ending February 26th at 1:00 pm EST, for a complimentary 4 hour virtual hands-on workshop. In this new DataClarity workshop, you will learn how leading organizations are leveraging predictive analytics using IBM SPSS Modeler to seize new business opportunities and derive significant competitive advantage.

Lunch & Learn Seminar: Watson Analytics
January 14, 2015, Dunwoody, GA

Join IBM and DataClarity on Wednesday, January 14th for a complimentary lunch and learn seminar to discover IBM Watson Analytics, a revolutionary solution that can provide instant access to powerful predictive and visual analytic tools for businesses.

Lunch & Learn Seminar: Watson Analytics

Retail Best Practices executive dinner seminar

Executive Dinner Seminar: Retail Best Practices
January 21, 2015, Coral Gables, FL

Join IBM and DataClarity on Wednesday, January 21st for a complimentary executive dinner seminar about Retail Best Practices. Discover how to make the most of your merchant, customer, consumer, marketplace, future sales targets and product cost data to make better business decisions.

Upcoming Online Training Courses

Enroll today in one of our affordable and convenient instructor-led online training courses that totally eliminate travel and time away, and enable focused learning in our state-of-the-art virtual classrooms.

IBM Cognos Framework Manager v10
January 12-15
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT
Cognos BI Report Studio Essentials v10
January 13-14
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT

Cognos BI Report Studio Intermediate v10
January 15
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT
Cognos BI Administration v10
January 19-20
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT

Cognos Workspace Advanced v10.2
January 20-21
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT
Cognos Workspace v10.2
January 22
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT

Cognos BI Overview v10.2
January 23
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT
Cognos Analysis Studio v10
January 26
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM CDT

Cognos Query Studio v10
January 27
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM CDT
Cognos Transformer v10
January 28-29
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT

Resources

Analytics Pays Back $13.01 for Every Dollar Spent

Analytics Pays Back $13.01 for Every Dollar Spent
Read about Nucleus Research’s findings that organizations earn an average of $13.01 for every dollar spent on analytics applications such as business intelligence, performance management and predictive analytics.

Setting Smarter Sales Performance Management Goals
Setting Smarter Sales Performance Management Goals
Read the white paper to discover how to use dedicated Sales Performance Management solutions with analytics capabilities to improve sales performance.
IBM PureData System for Analytics N3001

IBM PureData System for Analytics N3001
Read the data sheet to see how IBM PureData System for Analytics N3001, powered by Netezza technology, provides faster performance, is big data and business intelligence (BI) ready, and provides advanced security.

Dear Colleague,

Welcome to the November 2014 edition of DataClarity’s Performance Pathways eNewsletter. In this edition, read about recent industry news and discover five priorities for CFOs in 2015. Explore our Online Cognos Training Courses, see how to turn big data and analytics into a competitive advantage, and learn more about sales performance management. Please enjoy this month’s edition of Performance Pathways, the eNewsletter that leads the way to higher performance management.

November 2014 Edition

Industry News and Trends

Highest Priority for CFOs? Strategic Planning

Strategic planning, budgeting, compliance with domestic regulations, profitability analysis and cash forecasting are the five most pressing concerns of CFOs and finance executives, according to a new survey.

Highest Priority for CFOs? Strategic Planning

Are you the Servant or Master of Your Analytics?

Are you the Servant or Master of Your Analytics?

A recent article speculates how much Tesco’s current challenges are based on the company’s strong trust and use of analytics. ” Michael Schrage, a research fellow at MIT Sloan School’s Center for Digital Business, raises the question: “is it a market signal that big data, predictive analytics and customer insight aren’t the sustainable competitive weaponry they’re cracked up to be?”.

Customer Stories

Making Operational and Strategic Decisions Based on Hard Facts

ALTE LEIPZIGER Versicherung AG wanted to utilize data to drive more effective sales and business management. With a new analytics solution, employees from all departments now receive individually compiled analyses of business-critical figures.

Making Operational and Strategic Decisions Based on Hard Facts

Statistical Analysis and Predictive Analytics Allocate Resources to Citizens While Planning for Growth

Statistical Analysis and Predictive Analytics Allocate Resources to Citizens While Planning for Growth

How can a city ensure that citizens are getting the services they need now while adequately planning for the services that those same citizens, and new ones, will need in the future? In the case of one city, statistical data and predictive analytics are the key.

Upcoming Online Training Courses

Enroll today in one of our affordable and convenient instructor-led online training courses that totally eliminate travel and time away, and enable focused learning in our state-of-the-art virtual classrooms.

Cognos TM1 Developer v10
December 10-12
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT
Cognos BI Administration v10
December 10-11
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT

Cognos TM1 Analyst v10
December 15-16
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT
Cognos Transformer v10
December 16-17
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT

IBM Cognos Framework Manager v10
January 12-15
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT
Cognos BI Report Studio Essentials v10
January 13-14
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT

Cognos BI Report Studio Intermediate v10
January 15
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT
Cognos BI Administration v10
January 19-20
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT

Cognos Workspace Advanced v10.2
January 20-21
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT
Cognos Workspace v10.2
January 22
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT

Cognos BI Overview v10.2
January 23
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT
Cognos Analysis Studio v10
January 26
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM CDT

Cognos Query Studio v10
January 27
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM CDT
Cognos Transformer v10
January 28-29
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT

Resources

Sales Performance Management for Dummies
Sales Performance Management for Dummies
Read the ebook to understand the importance of SPM, key components of an SPM system, and the guidelines to evaluate the best SPM solution that fits your organization’s needs.
IBM PureData Analytics for Mid-Sized Companies
IBM PureData Analytics for Mid-Sized Companies
Watch the demo to see how the PureData System for Analytics Mini Appliance gives mid-sized companies rich analytics capabilities without straining their budget.
Risk Management in the World of Big Data
Risk Management in the World of Big Data
Read the white paper to discover how operational risk solutions can harness the potential of big data to enable a risk-aware enterprise, enhance profits, and drive long-term growth.

Dear Colleague,

Welcome to the October 2014 edition of DataClarity’s Performance Pathways eNewsletter. In this edition, read about recent industry news and discover what’s new in Cognos Business Intelligence V10.2.2. Find out how to improve customer satisfaction using predictive analytics, learn more about PureData System for Analytics, and see how to maximize business value with DashInsight. Explore our Online Cognos Training Courses and register for the upcoming events. Please enjoy this month’s edition of Performance Pathways, the eNewsletter that leads the way to higher performance management.

October 2014 Edition

Industry News and Trends

Nucleus Research Guidebook – DataClarity’s DashInsight

Nucleus Research Guidebook – DataClarity’s DashInsight

In looking at DataClarity’s DashInsight, Nucleus Research analysts found users were able to rapidly deploy and improve productivity and leverage existing predictive, performance management, and analytics software investments to meet complex business demands beyond basic dashboards and reporting.

What’s New in IBM Cognos Business Intelligence V10.2.2

IBM Cognos Business Intelligence V10.2.2 supports business users, report authors, and administrators alike by simplifying end-user functionality and speeding time to value with simplified deployment.

What’s New in IBM Cognos Business Intelligence V10.2.2

Announcing IBM PureData System for Analytics N3001

Announcing IBM PureData System for Analytics N3001

PureData System for Analytics N3001 high-performance data warehouse appliances are purpose-built to make advanced analytics on data simpler, faster, and more accessible.

Customer Stories

IBM PureData System Testimonial Featuring XO Communications

When telecommunications provider XO Communications needed an integrated data warehouse solution to improve the user experience for millions of customers, they adopted IBM PureData System powered by Netezza technology.

IBM PureData System Testimonial Featuring XO Communications

IBM Enables Infinity Property & Casualty Insurance to Combat Fraud

IBM Enables Infinity Property & Casualty Insurance to Combat Fraud

Infinity Property & Casualty leveraged the IBM Big Data and Analytics platform to transform the way its agents handle and route claims. The solution resulted in a lesser reliance on external adjusters, lower adjustment costs and more satisfied customers. The company regained 400% ROI with six months of implementation and increased its success rate in pursuing fraudulent claims from 50% to 88%.

Upcoming Events

IBM SPSS Hands-On Virtual Workshop Series: Getting More Value from Your Data

Join DataClarity on November 11 and December 4 at 1:00 pm EST for a complimentary 4 hour virtual hands-on workshop. In this new DataClarity workshop, you will learn how leading organizations are leveraging predictive analytics using IBM SPSS Modeler to seize new business opportunities and derive significant competitive advantage.

IBM SPSS Hands-On Virtual Workshop Series: Getting More Value from Your Data

Birmingham Cognos User Group Meeting

Birmingham Cognos User Group Meeting, November 11, Birmingham, AL

Join DataClarity on Tuesday, November 11th for the Birmingham Cognos User Group Meeting. This exclusive gathering of experienced professionals and IBM experts will enable you to discover how analytics can drive greater business insight, enable more effective decision-making, and help your organization be more profitable.

Lunch & Learn Seminar: How to Improve Planning and Reporting, November 12, Dunwoody, GA

Join IBM and DataClarity on Wednesday, November 12th for a complimentary lunch & learn seminar to learn how to improve Planning and Reporting. Hear best practices, see a demonstration, and discover how Finance can make a big impact on your business through the use of cloud, mobile, social, collaboration, and analytics.

Lunch & Learn Seminar: How to Improve Planning and Reporting

Upcoming Online Training Courses

Enroll today in one of our affordable and convenient instructor-led online training courses that totally eliminate travel and time away, and enable focused learning in our state-of-the-art virtual classrooms.

Cognos Framework Manager v10
November 17-20
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT
Cognos Query Studio v10
November 20
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM CDT

Cognos Report Studio Multi-Dimensional
November 20-21
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT
Cognos Analysis Studio v10
November 21
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM CDT

Cognos BI Overview v10
November 24
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT
Cognos Workspace Advanced v10
December 1-2
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT

Cognos Report Studio Essentials
December 2-3
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT
Cognos Workspace v10
December 3
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT

Report Studio Intermediate v10
December 4
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT

Resources

Five Predictive Imperatives for Maximizing Customer Value
Five Predictive Imperatives for Maximizing Customer Value
Read the white paper to discover how to apply predictive analytics to enhance customer relationship management.
Improving your Business with Analytics

Improving your Business with Analytics
Watch the demo to see why you need analytics to solve problems, gain improved insight into your business, and take action to optimize results.

Analytics: A Blueprint for Value in Midmarket Organizations
Analytics: A Blueprint for Value in Midmarket Organizations
Read the report to learn what midmarket companies should do to improve their capabilities to convert data into meaningful results.

Dear Colleague,

Welcome to the September 2014 edition of DataClarity’s Performance Pathways eNewsletter. In this edition, read about recent industry news and trends and discover IBM Watson Analytics. Explore our Online Cognos Training Courses, register for the upcoming web seminars and workshops, and see how to optimize enterprise performance with big data and predictive analytics. Please enjoy this month’s edition of Performance Pathways, the eNewsletter that leads the way to higher performance management.

September 2014 Edition

Industry News and Trends

Gartner Reveals That 73 % of Organizations Have Invested or Plan to Invest in Big Data in the Next Two Years

Gartner Reveals That 73 % of Organizations Have Invested or Plan to Invest in Big Data in the Next Two Years

Investment in big data technologies continues to expand, according to a recent survey by Gartner, Inc., which found that 73 percent of respondents have invested or plan to invest in big data in the next 24 months, up from 64 percent in 2013. The survey also indicates organizations are starting to get off the fence about their big data investment — the number of organizations stating they had no plans for big data investment fell from 31 percent in 2013 to 24 percent in 2014.

IBM Introduces Powerful Analytics for Everyone

Making its biggest announcement in a decade as leader in analytics, IBM announced Watson Analytics on September 16, a breakthrough natural language-based cognitive service that can provide instant access to powerful predictive and visual analytic tools for businesses.

IBM Introduces Powerful Analytics for Everyone

Customer Stories

IBM Predictive Analytics Helps Canadian National Railway Trains Run on Time

IBM Predictive Analytics Helps Canadian National Railway Trains Run on Time

Inconsistent or non-existing definitions for business terms and metadata across two languages made it challenging for employees at the Canadian National Railway to turn data into actionable business insight. IBM PureData for Analytics has enabled the company to apply logical insights from their data to save fuel consumption, predict shipments and keep the trains running on time.

Analytics Helps AmorePacific Improve Customer Retention

Despite a sizeable customer base of half a million, AmorePacific found out that less than one-third of them were making regular purchases. The company decided to make customer retention its marketing priority. With the capability to make sense of the data, to gain insights about their customers to come up with meaningful strategies that better serve them, AmorePacific can enhance the business.

AmorePacific Hong Kong Co., Ltd.

Upcoming Events

Web Seminar: Rapid Data Warehouse Deployment with Deep Analytics

Web Seminar: Rapid Data Warehouse Deployment with Deep Analytics

Join IBM and DataClarity on October 8th at 1:30 pm EST for a complimentary web seminar to learn about the benefits of a Rapid Data Warehouse Deployment with Deep Analytics.

Register Today for IBM Insight 2014 and Save $100!

Join DataClarity and IBM on October 26-30, in Las Vegas for an unrivalled blend of business, technical and leadership training, along with the deep insights into Business Analytics and Information Management.

Register Today for IBM Insight 2014 and Save $400!

IBM SPSS Hands-On Virtual Workshop Series: Getting More Value from Your Data

IBM SPSS Hands-On Virtual Workshop Series: Getting More Value from Your Data

Join DataClarity on November 11 and December 4 at 1:00 pm EST for a complimentary 4 hour virtual hands-on workshop. In this new DataClarity workshop, you will learn how leading organizations are leveraging predictive analytics using IBM SPSS Modeler to seize new business opportunities and derive significant competitive advantage.

Upcoming Online Training Courses

Enroll today in one of our affordable and convenient instructor-led online training courses that totally eliminate travel and time away, and enable focused learning in our state-of-the-art virtual classrooms.

Cognos Query Studio v10
October 8
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM CDT
Cognos Analysis Studio v10
October 9
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM CDT

Cognos Framework Manager v10
October 13-16
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT
Cognos Report Studio Multi-Dimensional
October 16-17
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT

Cognos TM1 Administration v10
October 20-21
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT
Cognos Workspace Advanced v10
October 21-22
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT

Cognos TM1 Developer v10
October 22-24
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT
Cognos Workspace v10.2
October 23
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT

Cognos BI Overview v10
October 24
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT
Cognos Transformer v10
October 27-28
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT

Cognos Report Studio Essentials v10
October 28-29
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT
Cognos TM1 Analyst v10
October 29-30
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT

Cognos Report Studio Intermediate v10
October 30
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT
Cognos BI Administration v10
November 4-5
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT

Resources

IBM Cognos TM1
Version 10.2.2
New Features Guide

IBM Cognos TM1 Version 10.2.2 New Features Guide
Read the guide to discover new revolutionary features in IBM Cognos TM1 since the last release.
IBM Watson Foundations: Fueling the New Era of Big Data and Analytics
IBM Watson Foundations: Fueling the New Era of Big Data and Analytics
Watch the demo to see how to gain relevant insight from big data and outperform competitors.
The New Frontier for Personalized Customer Experience
The New Frontier for Personalized Customer Experience
Read the white paper to learn how to create stronger relationship with every customer.

 

Dear Colleague,

Welcome to the August 2014 edition of DataClarity’s Performance Pathways eNewsletter. In this edition, read about recent industry news and discover how to improve sales effectiveness with analytics. Find out how to predict security threats using big data, learn more about advanced analytics, and see how to accelerate time-to-value with IBM PureData System for Transactions. Explore our Online Cognos Training Courses and register for the upcoming events. Please enjoy this month’s edition of Performance Pathways, the eNewsletter that leads the way to higher performance management.

August 2014 Edition

Industry News and Trends

Explore New Frontiers in Business Analytics

Explore New Frontiers in Business Analytics

Value judgments are implicit in many technical discussions, as evidenced in the terminology often employed to characterize otherwise prosaic subject matter. I’m as guilty of this result as anybody. One distinction I’ve made for a long time is that of basic analytics versus advanced analytics.

Predict, Prevent, and Act on Security Threats

What does a black swan have to do with enterprise security? Bird aficionados well know that spotting a black swan is unusual. Black swans, which can often be confused with magpies, are hard to find among the 10,000 species of birds in the world. As a result, the black swan has become synonymous for a high-profile, hard-to-predict, and rare event that is beyond the realm of normal expectations.

Predict, Prevent, and Act on Security Threats

Customer Stories

Portland Police Bureau

Portland Police Bureau Brings High-Priority Offenders to Justice with Predictive Analytics

Portland Police Bureau’s Domestic Violence Reduction Unit (DVRU) is using predictive analytics to assess the risk of recidivism in domestic violence suspects, and focus on bringing the most dangerous offenders to justice.

Southern Oregon University Empowers Hundreds of Users with Detailed, Accessible Self-Service Reporting

Southern Oregon University wanted to enable its analysts to extract deeper insights from its business data – but most of their time was spent on repetitive report generation tasks for users. By empowering users in the business to build their own reports, Southern Oregon University has boosted the efficiency and effectiveness of analytics processes across the organization.

Southern Oregon University

Upcoming Events

Register Today for IBM Insight 2014 and Save $400!

Register Today for IBM Insight 2014 and Save $400!

Join DataClarity and IBM on October 26-30, in Las Vegas for an unrivalled blend of business, technical and leadership training, along with the deep insights into Business Analytics and Information Management.

Executive Seminar: Bringing Hadoop to the Enterprise

Join IBM and DataClarity on Wednesday, September 10th, in Raleigh, NC for a complimentary seminar to discover best practices upon how to get more value out of your data.

Executive Seminar: Bringing Hadoop to the Enterprise

Upcoming Online Training Courses

Enroll today in one of our affordable and convenient instructor-led online training courses that totally eliminate travel and time away, and enable focused learning in our state-of-the-art virtual classrooms.

Cognos Workspace Advanced v10.2
September 9-10
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT
IBM Cognos Workspace v10.2
September 11
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT

Cognos Transformer Essentials v10
September 15-16
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT
Cognos BI Overview v10.2
September 18
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT

Cognos Report Studio Essentials v10
September 23-24
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT
Cognos Report Studio Intermediate v10
September 25
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT

Cognos BI Administration v10
Sept 30 – Oct 1
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT

Resources

The Need for Real-Time Analytics is Real
The Need for Real-Time Analytics is Real
Watch the video to discover how IBM InfoSphere Streams gives clients analytics at the speed of data.
The Path to Improving Sales Effectiveness
The Path to Improving Sales Effectiveness
Read the white paper to learn more about applying analytics to the sales process and improving effectiveness.
IBM PureData System for Transactions
IBM PureData System for Transactions
Watch the demo to see how to reduce complexity, accelerate time-to-value and cut data management costs.

Dear Colleague,

Welcome to the July 2014 edition of DataClarity’s Performance Pathways eNewsletter. In this edition, read about recent industry news and discover what’s new in IBM InfoSphere Information Server V11.3 and IBM Predictive Maintenance and Quality V2.0. Explore our Online Cognos Training Courses, register for the upcoming events, and see how to improve business performance with analytics. Please enjoy this month’s edition of Performance Pathways, the eNewsletter that leads the way to higher performance management.

July 2014 Edition

Industry News and Trends

Forrester Research Names IBM a Leader in Big Data Streaming Analytics

IBM announced that Forrester Research has recognized IBM as a leader in Big Data Streaming Analytics, noting that IBM scored highest on performance and scalability. Forrester also recognized IBM’s significant investments in research.

Forrester Research Names IBM a Leader in Big Data Streaming Analytics

What's New in IBM InfoSphere Information Server V11.3

What’s New in IBM InfoSphere Information Server V11.3

On June 24, IBM announced several exciting new features for InfoSphere Information Server to help clients rationalize their increasingly complex environment and meet rapidly changing information integration needs.

Announcing IBM Predictive Maintenance and Quality V2.0

IBM launched recently the second version of IBM Predictive Maintenance and Quality (PMQ) product. This is a pre-integrated, pre-packaged, cross-brand solution that enables organizations to reduce costs, increase productivity and improve quality and efficiency.

Announcing IBM Predictive Maintenance and Quality V2.0

Customer Stories

Government of Sint Maarten

Preparing Annual Accounts 50% Faster with a Huge Boost of Reporting and Accuracy

The government of Sint Maarten is transforming its approach to financial reporting using IBM Cognos TM1 to gain a strategic view of both government-wide and department-level budgets and expenses.

What If You Could Predict a Company’s Sales Numbers within a Single-Digit Percentage?

ISM Global Dynamics developed an extremely flexible, highly customizable predictive modeling solution that predicts product sales by accounting for customer’s specific variables. In addition, the firm’s predictive models can analyze a huge volume of data for a more accurate reading of a customer’s prospects.

ISM Global Dynamics GmbH

Broadcom: Building a compensation platform where everyone knows the score

Building a Compensation Platform Where Everyone Knows the Score

Broadcom’s sellers are using IBM Cognos Incentive Compensation Management to gain real-time, deal-by-deal insight into their compensation – and even predict future compensation with what-if analyses.

Upcoming Events

IBM SPSS Hands-On Virtual Workshop Series: Getting More Value from Your Data

Join DataClarity on August 5th at 1:00 pm EST for a complimentary 4 hour virtual hands-on workshop. In this new DataClarity workshop, you will learn how leading organizations are leveraging predictive analytics using IBM SPSS Modeler to seize new business opportunities and derive significant competitive advantage.

IBM SPSS Hands-On Virtual Workshop Series: Getting More Value from Your Data

Get Better Insights. Meet Your Peers. Enrich Your Knowledge.

Get Better Insights. Meet Your Peers. Enrich Your Knowledge.

Join IBM and your peers on Friday, August 15th for the Summer Forum of the Southeastern Cognos User Group, the largest local user group in the United States. This exclusive gathering of experienced professionals and IBM experts will enable you to discover how analytics can drive greater business insight, enable more effective decision-making, and help your organization be more profitable.

Executive Event: Taste of Analytics for Finance, Atlanta, GA, August 20

Join your peers, IBM and DataClarity for an afternoon of insights into World-Class Spirits and Business Analytics for Finance and Accounting. A tasting journey will take you through some of the most unique craft spirits from around the world. Then discover how you can improve planning, budgeting, forecasting and reporting process.

Executive Event: Taste of Analytics for Finance

Upcoming Online Training Courses

Enroll today in one of our affordable and convenient instructor-led online training courses that totally eliminate travel and time away, and enable focused learning in our state-of-the-art virtual classrooms.

Cognos Transformer Essentials
August 5-6
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT
Cognos Workspace v10.2
August 6
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT

Cognos BI Overview v10.2
August 11
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT
Cognos Query Studio v10
August 14
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT

Cognos Analysis Studio v10
August 15
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT
Cognos Report Studio Essentials v10
August 19-20
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT

Cognos Report Studio Intermediate v10
August 21
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT
Cognos Report Studio Active Reports v10
August 21
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT

Cognos TM1 10.1 Developer
August 25-27
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT
Cognos BI Administration v10
August 26-27
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT

Cognos TM1 10.1 Administration
August 28-29
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT
Cognos Framework Manager v10
September 2-5
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT

Resources

Providing the Total Customer Experience with Predictive Customer Intelligence
Providing the Total Customer Experience with Predictive Customer Intelligence
Watch the video to learn how to increase customer satisfaction, maximize customer revenue, and reduce churn.
IBM Cognos Disclosure Management Version 10.2.3 User Guide
IBM Cognos Disclosure Management Version 10.2.3 User Guide
Read the user guide to discover how to transform your finance operations with disclosure management.
IBM OpenPages Operational Risk Management

IBM OpenPages Operational Risk Management
Watch the demo to see how to enhance visibility into risk exposure, reduce loss, and improve business performance.

Industry News and Trends

What’s New in IBM Cognos TM1 V10.2.2

IBM Cognos TM1 V10.2.2 enables organizations to optimize performance through advanced planning, analytics, modeling, and reporting. Through IBM Cognos TM1’s broad flexibility, you can easily model and then deploy various planning solutions that address the diverse needs of every department in the organization.

What’s New in IBM Cognos TM1 V10.2.2

Introducing IBM Predictive Customer Intelligence

Introducing IBM Predictive Customer Intelligence

On June 3, IBM announced IBM Predictive Customer Intelligence V1.0 which personalizes the customer experience by making recommendations that are most relevant to each unique customer based on their buying behavior, web activity, social media presence, and much more.

Announcing IBM Cognos Disclosure Management V10.2.3

IBM Cognos Disclosure Management V10.2.3 automates report production management processes, and manages any internal and external narrative reporting requirements. IBM Cognos Disclosure Management V10.2.3 boasts advanced features for narrative reporting and disclosure management.

Announcing IBM Cognos Disclosure Management V10.2.3

C-Spire Wireless

C Spire Wireless Uses Predictive Analytics to Optimize Cross-Selling and Prevent Churn

C Spire Wireless uses predictive models to examine the complexity of its customers’ behavior and determine which service mix is optimal for each customer’s need, as well as the indicators of imminent churn.

CN Establishes Data Governance for Enterprise Business Terms to Improve Decision-Making

Inconsistent or non-existing definitions for business terms and metadata across two languages made it challenging for employees at the Canadian National Railway (CN) to turn data into actionable business insight.

Canadian National Railway Company

Retail Banking Group at Bank of the West

Building Transparency, Improving Trust and Boosting Efficiency with Automated Incentive Tracking

The Retail Banking Group at Bank of the West wanted to help its sales teams work more efficiently: a lack of confidence in its monthly incentive reports caused constant “shadow accounting” that consumed significant time and effort.

Upcoming Events

IBM SPSS Hands-On Virtual Workshop Series: Getting More Value from Your Data

Join DataClarity on July 15 or July 22 at 1:00 pm EST for a complimentary 4 hour virtual hands-on workshop. In this new DataClarity workshop, you will learn how leading organizations are leveraging predictive analytics using IBM SPSS Modeler to seize new business opportunities and derive significant competitive advantage.

IBM SPSS Hands-On Virtual Workshop Series: Getting More Value from Your Data

Executive Event: Taste of Analytics for Finance

Executive Event: Taste of Analytics for Finance, Atlanta, GA & Charlotte, NC

Join your peers, IBM and DataClarity for an afternoon of insights into World-Class Spirits and Business Analytics for Finance and Accounting. A tasting journey will take you through some of the most unique craft spirits from around the world. Then discover how you can improve planning, budgeting, forecasting and reporting process.

Web Seminars on Demand

Empowering Finance to Optimize Enterprise Performance

Watch the web seminar on demand to discover how to create effective and efficient financial close operations, develop trusted, auditable information to understand the state of your business, and enhance collaboration across your organizational boundaries on a single platform.

Web Seminar On-Demand: Empowering Finance to Optimize Enterprise Performance

Upcoming Online Training Courses

Enroll today in one of our affordable and convenient instructor-led online training courses that totally eliminate travel and time away, and enable focused learning in our state-of-the-art virtual classrooms.

Cognos Query Studio v10
July 10
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM CDT
Cognos Analysis Studio v10
July 11
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM CDT

Cognos Report Studio Essentials v10
July 15-16
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT
Cognos Report Studio Intermediate v10
July 17
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT

Cognos BI Administration v10
July 21-22
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT
Cognos Report Studio Multi-Dimensional
July 23-24
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT

Predictive Modeling with IBM SPSS Modeler
July 23-25
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT
Cognos Framework Manager v10
July 28-31
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT

Cognos TM1 10.1 Analyst
July 29-30
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT
Cognos Workspace Advanced v10.2
August 4-5
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT

Resources

Predict the Future to Keep Your Production Line Running
Predict the Future to Keep Your Production Line Running
Watch the video to learn how IBM Predictive Maintenance and Quality can help you spot problems before they happen.
IBM OpenPages
Financial Controls Management

IBM OpenPages Financial Controls Management
Read the data sheet to discover how to make compliance procedures more effective and efficient.
IBM PureData System Product Family
Overview

IBM PureData System Product Family Overview
Watch the demo to see how PureData System family can help your organization simplify the delivery of insights.

Dear Colleague,

Welcome to the May 2014 edition of DataClarity’s Performance Pathways eNewsletter. In this edition, read about recent industry news and trends and discover how mid-market companies tackle analytics in a big data world. Explore our Online Cognos Training Courses, register for the upcoming events, and see why bankers should care about Hadoop. Please enjoy this month’s edition of Performance Pathways, the eNewsletter that leads the way to higher performance management.

May 2014 Edition

Industry News and Trends

Tackling Analytics in a Big Data World

Tackling Analytics in a Big Data World

For years, midmarket companies have invested in bolstering their analytics capabilities, and in the process have gained valuable insight into their business and their customers. While these midsize firms have made undeniable progress with data inside their organizations, tackling the greater volume and new types of information associated with big data still remains a challenge for many such companies.

Banking on Hadoop

If you’ve been at even the periphery of banking technology in the last few years you’ve heard about Hadoop. But if you work on the business side of banking, you may think “Sure, I’ve heard of Hadoop, but why should I care? Technology is IT’s job. It’s the end result that I’m looking for.” That thinking has its validity.

Banking on Hadoop

Customer Stories

eHarmony adopts IBM PureData System to reduce data processing by 4x

eHarmony adopts IBM PureData System to reduce data processing by 4x

eHarmony processes more than 3.5 million matches daily and serves over 51 million registered members. By leveraging IBM PureData System, they were able to decrease processing time from hours to minutes, enabling faster insights into user data and ultimately adding business value.

New Analytics Tools Enhance Financial Management

By developing dashboards and reports that analyze data on grants and project costs, GW has unlocked new insights that help researchers and faculty keep projects on track.

New Analytics Tools Enhance Financial Management

Big Improvements in Customer Service Are No Tall Order with Analytics-Powered Compensation Management

Big Improvements in Customer Service Are No Tall Order with Analytics-Powered Compensation Management

By developing a sophisticated compensation modeling solution, DXL has motivated its sales associates to spend more time helping customers choose clothes that fit their looks and lifestyle, not just their body shape.

Upcoming Events

Introduction to Big Data Virtual Workshop

Join DataClarity on July 10th or July 17th at 1:00 pm EST for a complimentary 4 hour virtual hands-on workshop. This new DataClarity workshop will introduce the IBM Big Data Ecosystem and include a deep technical dive on IBM’s data warehouse appliance and Hadoop-based offerings.

Introduction to Big Data Virtual Workshop

Web Seminar: Empowering Finance to Optimize Enterprise Performance

Web Seminar: Empowering Finance to Optimize Enterprise Performance

Join DataClarity on Tuesday, June 17th at 1:30 pm EST for a complimentary web seminar to discover how to create effective and efficient financial close operations, develop trusted, auditable information to understand the state of your business, and enhance collaboration across your organizational boundaries on a single platform.

 

IBM SPSS Hands-On Virtual Workshop Series: Getting More Value from Your Data

Join DataClarity on any Tuesday, beginning June 10th and ending July 22nd at 1:00 pm EST for a complimentary 4 hour virtual hands-on workshop. In this new DataClarity workshop, you will learn how leading organizations are leveraging predictive analytics using IBM SPSS Modeler to seize new business opportunities and derive significant competitive advantage.

IBM SPSS Hands-On Virtual Workshop Series: Getting More Value from Your Data

Upcoming Online Training Courses

Enroll today in one of our affordable and convenient instructor-led online training courses that totally eliminate travel and time away, and enable focused learning in our state-of-the-art virtual classrooms.

Cognos 10.1 BI Administration
June 10-11
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT
Cognos 10.1 TM1 Analyst
June 10-11
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT

Cognos 10.1 TM1 Administration
June 12-13
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT
Cognos 10.1 Transformer
June 16-17
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT

Cognos Query Studio
June 19
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM CDT
Cognos Analysis Studio
June 20
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM CDT

Cognos 10.1 Framework Manager
June 23-26
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT
Predictive Modeling with IBM SPSS Modeler
June 24-26
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT

Cognos 10.2 BI Overview
June 27
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT
Cognos 10.2 Workspace Advanced
June 30-July 1
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT

Cognos 10.2 Workspace
July 2
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT

Resources

IBM Information
Governance Solutions
IBM Information Governance Solutions
Read the eBook to discover new and innovative approaches for developing trusted information assets.
IBM SPSS Solutions for Predictive Operational Analytics
IBM SPSS Solutions for Predictive Operational Analytics
Watch the video to learn how you can maximize the efficiency of your people, processes, and assets.
Pushing the frontiers- CFO insights from the Global
C-suite Study

Pushing the frontiers- CFO insights from the Global C-suite Study
Read the IBM report to see how you can become more efficient and more proficient at creating profitable growth.

Dear Colleague,

Welcome to the April 2014 edition of DataClarity’s Performance Pathways eNewsletter. In this edition, read about recent industry news and trends and discover how predictive intelligence takes BI into the future. Find out how to transform operations with big data analytics, learn more about IBM Watson Foundations, and see what’s new in IBM InfoSphere BigInsights V2.1.2 and InfoSphere Streams v3.2.1. Explore our Online Cognos Training Courses and register for the upcoming events. Please enjoy this month’s edition of Performance Pathways, the eNewsletter that leads the way to higher performance management.

April 2014 Edition

Industry News and Trends

Finance Departments Still Lag in Using Advanced Analytics

Business computing has undergone a quiet revolution over the past two decades. As a result of having added, one-by-one, applications that automate all sorts of business processes, organizations now collect data from a wider and deeper array of sources than ever before.

Finance Departments Still Lag in Using Advanced Analytics

Whats New in IBM InfoSphere BigInsights V2.1.2

What’s New in IBM InfoSphere BigInsights V2.1.2

With Big R, HDFS v2, data management improvements, and enhanced enterprise integration, InfoSphere BigInsights v2.1.2 distances itself from other Hadoop offerings.

InfoSphere Streams v3.2.1 Extends IBM’s Analytic and Integration Capabilities

Announced on April 8, IBM InfoSphere Streams v3.2.1 delivers a highly scalable, agile software platform to perform in-motion analytics on a wide variety of relational and non-relational data types entering the enterprise at unprecedented volumes and speeds from thousands of real-time sources.

InfoSphere Streams v321 Extends IBMs Analytic and Integration Capabilities

Customer Stories

Sprint Leverages IBM Big Data and Analytics to Transfer Operations

Sprint Leverages IBM Big Data & Analytics to Transform Operations

Sprint leverages IBM Big Data analytics to improve customer experience and reduce customer churn. Providing services to over 53 million users, the company uses smarter computing to put real-time intelligence and control back into the network, driving a 90% increase in capacity.

Infinity Insurance: Improving Cycle Time and Enhancing Customer Service

Infinity Property and Casualty Corporation, nationwide automobile insurance provider uses IBM SPSS predictive analytics software to cut fraudulent claims, increase subrogation returns, and cut cycle times for better business outcomes.

Infinity Insurance Improving Cycle Time and Enhancing Customer Service

IBM Helps North Carolina Fight Medicaid Fraud

IBM Helps North Carolina Fight Medicaid Fraud

North Carolina implemented a comprehensive fraud analytics solution, based on IBM technologies that can spot suspicious activity and fraud among the nearly two million Medicaid patients and 60,000 Medicaid providers in the state.

Upcoming Events

Register Today for IBM Vision 2014 and save $100!

Join DataClarity at Vision 2014, the premier global conference for finance, risk management, and sales compensation professionals to discover how IBM Business Analytics solutions help you drive profitable growth, manage risk, and optimize performance.

Register Today for IBM Vision 2014 and save $300!

IBM Big Data, Integration, and Governance Forums

IBM Big Data, Integration, and Governance Forums

Get smart about going big by joining DataClarity at the IBM Big Data, Integration and Governance Forum near you. Industry experts will share their real-world experiences to help you learn how to take control of an ever-growing supply of data and turn it into an enterprise source of knowledge.

Web Seminars on Demand

What Predictive Maintenance is Really About

Watch the web seminar on demand to learn how your organization can leverage predictive maintenance solutions. Gain more insight from your valuable data and use those insights to reduce maintenance costs, improve asset productivity, and increase process efficiency.

Web Seminar On-Demand: What Predictive Maintenance Is Really About

Upcoming Online Training Courses

Enroll today in one of our affordable and convenient instructor-led online training courses that totally eliminate travel and time away, and enable focused learning in our state-of-the-art virtual classrooms.

Cognos 10.1 TM1 Analyst
May 5-6
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT
Cognos 10.1 TM1 Administration
May 7-8
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM CDT

Cognos 10 Transformer Essentials
May 8-9
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT
Cognos Report Studio Multi-Dimensional
May 12-13
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT

Cognos 10.2 BI Overview
May 13
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT
Cognos 10.1 BI Administration
May 14-15
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT

Predictive Modeling with IBM SPSS Modeler
May 14-16
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT
Cognos Report Studio Active Reports
May 20
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT

Cognos 10.2 Workspace Advanced
May 20-21
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT
Cognos 10.2 Workspace
May 22
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT

Cognos Query Studio
May 22
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM CDT
Cognos Analysis Studio
May 23
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM CDT

Cognos TM1 Developer
May 27-29
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT
Cognos 10.1 Framework Manager
May 27-30
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT

Resources

Forward-Looking Business
Intelligence

Forward-Looking Business Intelligence
Read the eBook to discover four ways to illustrate the value of predictive analytics.
Make Data
Make Sense

Make Data Make Sense
Watch the video to see how IBM Watson Foundations can help organizations to make better decisions with speed and confidence.
Analytics: A Blueprint
for Value

Analytics: A Blueprint for Value
Read the executive report to learn how to convert big data and analytics into results.
Dear Colleague,

Welcome to the March 2014 edition of DataClarity’s Performance Pathways eNewsletter. In this edition, read about recent industry news and trends and discover how advanced analytics can help CMOs drive financial success. Find out how to boost customer satisfaction using big data and analytics, learn more about predictive maintenance, and see how to harness predictive analytics to improve productivity. Explore our Online Cognos Training Courses and register for the upcoming events. Please enjoy this month’s edition of Performance Pathways, the eNewsletter that leads the way to higher performance management.

March 2014 Edition

Industry News and Trends

A New Way of Thinking about Big Data

2014 has been hailed as the year when big data adoption goes mainstream. As adoption accelerates, we are starting to see a change in the thinking about big data. More and more business and government leaders seem to be taking a step back and asking questions like these: How can I understand the connection between data from new sources and the data I already have in the enterprise?

A New Way of Thinking about Big Data

Leading German Car Manufacturer Boosts Customer Satisfaction Using IBM Big Data & Analytics

Leading German Car Manufacturer Boosts Customer Satisfaction Using IBM Big Data & Analytics

At the CeBIT exhibition in Hannover, IBM announced that premium car manufacturer BMW Group is deploying IBM Big Data & Analytics technology to optimize products, repairs and maintenance. The use of predictive analytics helps to detect and fix vulnerabilities before new models are launched – and long before they might cause problems in series production.

CMOs Fusing Internal and External Data to Drive Financial Success

According to a new IBM study, high-performing CMOs are integrating internal and external data to garner deep insights that, in turn, provide them with a much deeper understanding of their customers. Conducted by IBM’s Institute for Business Value, the study reveals that 94 percent of CMOs believe advanced analytics will play a significant role in helping them reach their goals.

CMOs Fusing Internal and External Data to Drive Financial Success

Customer Stories

Onvia Improves Discovery Across 12 Million Records, Helping Companies Gain Insight to Win Government Business

Onvia Improves Discovery Across 12 Million Records, Helping Companies Gain Insight to Win Government Business

Onvia sought improved discovery capabilities to help its customers more quickly and easily gain relevant and actionable insight into sales opportunities in federal, state and local agencies. Advanced discovery capabilities from IBM help Onvia clients easily search for relevant information across 12 million records and receive search results in less than a second.

Harnessing Predictive Analytics to Boost Productivity for Cylinder-Head Production by 25 Percent

Daimler AG was looking for a way to maximize the number of flawlessly produced cylinder-heads by making targeted process adjustments. Using IBM SPSS software, Daimler is now able to analyze the plethora of data obtained in the production process and gain deep insights into the key factors that influence product quality within each individual process step.

Harnessing Predictive Analytics to Boost Productivity for Cylinder-Head Production by 25 Percent

Reducing Risk and Lowering Costs with Integrated Data Management

Reducing Risk and Lowering Costs with Integrated Data Management

The University of California needed a proper framework for its enterprise risk management. Its existing reporting and decision-support environment did not fully address the need of decision makers to understand the UC system’s level of risk. UC determined that the information they required for decision making was either not integrated, missing, ambiguously defined or simply inaccessible.

Upcoming Events

IBM SPSS Hands-On Virtual Workshop Series: Getting More Value from Your Data

Join DataClarity on any day beginning April 3 and ending April 29 at 1:00 pm EST for a complimentary 4 hour virtual hands-on workshop. In this new DataClarity workshop, you will learn how leading organizations are leveraging predictive analytics using IBM SPSS Modeler to seize new business opportunities and derive significant competitive advantage.

IBM SPSS Hands-On Virtual Workshop Series: Getting More Value from Your Data

IBM Business Analytics Summit 2014

IBM Business Analytics Summit 2014

Join DataClarity at IBM Business Analytics Summit 2014, for a complimentary 2.5 hour hands-on workshop to learn how leading organizations are leveraging predictive analytics using IBM SPSS Modeler to seize new business opportunities and derive significant competitive advantage.

Web Seminar: What is Predictive Maintenance Really About?

Join DataClarity and IBM on Wednesday, April 16th at 1:30 pm EST for a complimentary web seminar to learn how your organization can leverage predictive maintenance solutions. Gain more insight from your valuable data and use those insights to reduce maintenance costs, improve asset productivity, and increase process efficiency.

Web Seminar: What is Predictive Maintenance Really About?

Upcoming Online Training Courses

Enroll today in one of our affordable and convenient instructor-led online training courses that totally eliminate travel and time away, and enable focused learning in our state-of-the-art virtual classrooms.

Cognos BI Overview v10.2
April 8
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT
Cognos BI Administration v10
April 9-10
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT

Cognos Query Studio v10
April 11
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM CDT
Cognos Workspace Advanced v10.2
April 15-16
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT

Cognos Workspace v10.2
April 17
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT
Cognos Framework Manager v10
April 21-23
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT

Cognos Framework Manager Advanced v10
April 24
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT

Resources

Predictive Maintenance
for Dummies

Predictive Maintenance for Dummies
Read the eBook to discover how to maximize asset productivity and process efficiency by gaining insight from your data.
IBM Business Analytics
for Banking

IBM Business Analytics for Banking
Watch the video to see how banks can use business analytics solutions to improve insight, integrate risk management, and increase operational effectiveness.
Business Analytics
for CSPs

Business Analytics for Communications Service Providers
Read the white paper to learn how CSPs can improve services and reduce churn, transform operations and build smarter networks.
Dear Colleague,

Welcome to the February 2014 edition of DataClarity’s Performance Pathways eNewsletter. In this edition, read about the latest predictions for big data analytics and discover five priorities for the office of finance in 2014. Find out how to drive performance with insight, learn more about big data in financial services, and see how to optimize business operations. Explore our Online Cognos Training Courses and register for the upcoming events. Please enjoy this month’s edition of Performance Pathways, the eNewsletter that leads the way to higher performance management.

February 2014 Edition

Industry News and Trends

By 2016, 25% of Large Global Companies Will Have Adopted Big Data Analytics for at Least One Security or Fraud Detection Use Case

Gartner predicts that by 2016, 25 percent of large global companies will have adopted big data analytics for at least one security or fraud detection use case, up from 8 percent today, and will achieve a positive return on investment within the first six months of implementation.

Large Global Companies Adopt Big Data Analytics

Five Priorities for the Office of Finance in 2014

Five Priorities for the Office of Finance in 2014

As we kick off 2014, there are five initiatives that CFOs and controllers should adopt to improve their execution of core finance functions and free up time to concentrate on increasing their department’s strategic value.

Customer Stories

ADP Extends its Lead in Human Capital Management Solutions with Analytics

When you are already a leader in your field, how do you keep moving forward? ADP decided to develop new solutions that would help clients transform their understanding of human capital management by embedding analytics into the company’s cloud-based solutions.

ADP Extends its Lead in Human Capital Management Solutions with Analytics

IBM Big Data Technologies Helps Vestas Turn Climate Big Data Into Capital

IBM Big Data Technologies Helps Vestas Turn Climate Big Data Into Capital

Vestas, a leader in modern energy, chose IBM big data technologies to help it pinpoint the optimal location for wind turbines to maximize power generation and reduce energy costs. The solution reduced response time for wind forecasting information by approximately 97 percent — from weeks to hours — to help cut development time.

Upcoming Events

IBM SPSS Hands-On Virtual Workshop Series: Getting More Value from Your Data

Join DataClarity on any day beginning March 7 and ending April 29 at 1:00 pm EST for a complimentary 4 hour virtual hands-on workshop. In this new DataClarity workshop, you will learn how leading organizations are leveraging predictive analytics using IBM SPSS Modeler to seize new business opportunities and derive significant competitive advantage.

IBM SPSS Hands-On Virtual Workshop Series: Getting More Value from Your Data

IBM Business Analytics Summit 2014

IBM Business Analytics Summit 2014

Join DataClarity at IBM Business Analytics Summit 2014, for a complimentary 2.5 hour hands-on workshop to learn how leading organizations are leveraging predictive analytics using IBM SPSS Modeler to seize new business opportunities and derive significant competitive advantage.

Get Better Insights. Meet Your Peers. Enrich Your Knowledge.

Join DataClarity and your peers on Tuesday, March 11th for the Spring Meeting of the Southeastern Cognos User Group, an exclusive gathering of experienced professionals and IBM experts for real-world tips and best practices to help you harness the power of analytics in your organization.

Get Better Insights. Meet Your Peers. Enrich Your Knowledge.

Upcoming Online Training Courses

Enroll today in one of our affordable and convenient instructor-led online training courses that totally eliminate travel and time away, and enable focused learning in our state-of-the-art virtual classrooms.

Cognos BI Overview v10.2
March 3
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT
Cognos BI Administration v10
March 4-5
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT

Cognos Workspace Advanced v10.2
March 10-11
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT
Cognos Workspace v10.2
March 12
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT

Cognos TM1 10.1 Administration v10
March 10-11
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT
Cognos TM1 10.1 Analyst v10
March 12-13
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT

Cognos Framework Manager v10
March 18-20
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT
Cognos Framework Manager Advanced v10
March 21
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT

Cognos Report Studio Essentials v10
March 25-26
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT
Cognos Report Studio Intermediate v10
March 27
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT

Resources

Unleashing
GRC Intelligence

Unleashing GRC Intelligence
Read the white paper to discover how to improve performance with deep insight into enterprise governance, risk, and compliance.
IBM PureData System for
Operational Analytics

IBM PureData System for Operational Analytics
Watch the demo to see how organizations can unlock actionable insight and optimize business operations for real-time decision-making.
The Real-World Use of Big Data in Financial Services
The Real-World Use of Big Data in Financial Services
Read the analyst report to learn how innovative and financial markets organizations extract value from analytics and big data.
Dear Colleague,

Welcome to the January 2014 edition of DataClarity’s Performance Pathways eNewsletter. In this edition, read about the latest business analytics trends for 2014, learn how to use SPSS for patient satisfaction, and discover how to get smart about data management. Explore our Online Cognos Training Courses and register for the upcoming events. Please enjoy this month’s edition of Performance Pathways, the eNewsletter that leads the way to higher performance management.

January 2014 Edition

Industry News and Trends

Business Analytics in 2014: Trends and Possibilities

Our benchmark research shows that analytics is the top business technology innovation priority; 39% of organizations rank it first. This is no surprise as new information sources and new technologies in data processing, storage, networking, databases and analytic software are combining to offer capabilities for using information never before possible.

Business Analytics in 2014: Trends and Possibilities

A New Era of Value: A Conversation with Ginni Rometty, Chairman, President and CEO, IBM

A New Era of Value: A Conversation with Ginni Rometty, Chairman, President and CEO, IBM

Value is shifting in business, thanks to the explosion of data – the world’s vast new natural resource. It is being fueled by the infusion of technology into all processes and things, the proliferation of devices and changing expectations from digitally empowered customers and employees.

Customer Stories

University of Southern California Annenberg Innovation Lab Gains Game-Changing Insight

University of Southern California Annenberg Innovation Lab uses IBM big data solutions – including IBM InfoSphere Streams and InfoSphere BigInsights software – to help researchers analyze millions of tweets in near-real time and uncover trends that may have gone unnoticed previously.

University of Southern California Annenberg Innovation Lab Gains Game-Changing Insight

Fletcher Allen Turned to IBM PureData System and Netezza to Handle Their Analytics Needs

Fletcher Allen Turned to IBM PureData System and Netezza to Handle Their Analytics Needs

To better handle exponential growth in patient data, the healthcare organization Fletcher Allen turned to IBM Netezza and PureData for their solution. This allowed them to put refined analytic information in the hands of more medical practitioners to improve the quality of care.

Upcoming Events

IBM Business Analytics Summit 2014

Join DataClarity at IBM Business Analytics Summit 2014, for a complimentary 2.5 hour hands-on workshop to learn how leading organizations are leveraging predictive analytics using IBM SPSS Modeler to seize new business opportunities and derive significant competitive advantage.

IBM Business Analytics Summit 2014

Register Today for IBM Vision 2014 and save $300!

Register Today for IBM Vision 2014 and save $300!

Join DataClarity at Vision 2014, the premier global conference for finance, risk management, and sales compensation professionals to discover how IBM Business Analytics solutions help you drive profitable growth, manage risk, and optimize performance.

Upcoming Online Training Courses

Enroll today in one of our affordable and convenient instructor-led online training courses that totally eliminate travel and time away, and enable focused learning in our state-of-the-art virtual classrooms.

Framework Manager Advanced v10
February 7
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT
Report Studio Multi-Dimensional Sources v10
February 6-7
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT

Report Studio Essentials v10
February 10-11
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT
Report Studio Intermediate v10
February 12
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT

TM1 10.1 Developer
February 17-19
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT
Query Studio v10
February 25
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM CDT

Transformer Essentials v10
February 26-27
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT

Resources

Migrating from FSR
to IBM CDM

Migrating from Cognos FSR to Cognos Disclosure Management
Read the ebook to discover prerequisites for a successful migration from Cognos FSR to IBM Cognos Disclosure Management.
Improving Patient
Satisfaction with IBM SPSS

Improving Patient Satisfaction with IBM SPSS
Watch the demo to see how healthcare organizations can use predictive analytics to improve patient satisfaction.
Hadoop
for Dummies

Hadoop for Dummies
Read the ebook to learn about key big data concepts and high-performance implementations using Hadoop.
Dear Colleague,

Welcome to the November 2013 edition of DataClarity’s Performance Pathways eNewsletter. In this edition, read about recent IBM product updates, see how to accelerate Hadoop analytics, and explore our Online Cognos Courses. Learn more about customer analytics in banking and see how healthcare organizations take advantage of big data. Please enjoy this month’s edition of Performance Pathways, the eNewsletter that leads the way to higher performance management.

November 2013 Edition

Industry News and Trends

IBM Announces IBM Cognos Express V10.2.1

On October 15, IBM announced Cognos Express V10.2.1, which provides midsize companies and workgroups with consistent, reliable information to answer three critical business questions: How are we doing? Why? And what should we be doing? With insights drawn from answering these questions, managers can make better, faster decisions to drive greater efficiencies, reduce costs, and identify new growth opportunities while minimizing the impact on IT.

IBM Announces IBM Cognos Express V10.2.1

Introducing a New IBM PureData System for Analytics Entry Model Appliance

Introducing a New IBM PureData System for Analytics Entry Model Appliance

The new PureData System for Analytics N2002-002, powered by Netezza technology, joins the product family as the next generation entry level offering. This system is designed specifically to run complex analytics on very large data volumes, orders-of-magnitude faster than traditional custom system.

InfoSphere Streams v3.2 Makes Analytics on Data in Motion Even Simpler

How? New capabilities to improve usability, support enterprise readiness and streamline integration. InfoSphere Streams is simple to use because it comes with an impressive suite of development tools, sophisticated analytics toolkits, and accelerators all designed to make it easy to develop Streams applications and work with a large variety of unstructured data in motion.

InfoSphere Streams v3.2 Makes Analytics on Data in Motion Even Simpler

Customer Stories

T-Mobile Achieves Unprecedented Analytic Speed and Accuracy

T-Mobile Achieves Unprecedented Analytic Speed and Accuracy

With a customer base of 200 million mobile customers, T-Mobile saw its data growth rate multiply by 3 in just a year. Needing an integrated and agile approach to manage their Big Data, T-Mobile adopted the IBM PureData System to achieve unprecedented increases in analytic speed and accuracy.

Upcoming Events

Webinar: New Innovations in IBM Cognos TM1 version 10.2 and beyond

New innovations in Cognos TM1 – integrated scorecarding, enhanced Microsoft Excel accessibility, mobile functions, and a Cloud offering – are available in the Cognos TM1 version 10.2 release. And the future is even brighter.

Webinar: New Innovations in IBM Cognos TM1 version 10.2 and beyond

IBM SPSS Hands-On Virtual Workshop: Getting More Value from Your Data

IBM SPSS Hands-On Virtual Workshop Series: Getting More Value from Your Data

Join DataClarity on any Tuesday or Thursday beginning December 10, 2013 and ending January 30, 2014 at 1:00 pm EST for a complimentary 4 hour virtual hands-on workshop. In this new DataClarity workshop, you will learn how leading organizations are leveraging predictive analytics using IBM SPSS Modeler to seize new business opportunities and derive significant competitive advantage.

Web Seminars on Demand

Web Seminar On-Demand: Improving Quality of Care with Predictive Analytics

Healthcare organizations are under competitive pressure to reduce costs, manage resources, and improve patient care. Be sure to watch this web-seminar to see how top organizations are using predictive analytics to proactively manage their resources and fine-tune their practices to provide better patient care.

Web Seminar On-Demand: Improving Quality of Care with Predictive Analytics

Upcoming Online Training Courses

Enroll today in one of our affordable and convenient instructor-led online training courses that totally eliminate travel and time away, and enable focused learning in our state-of-the-art virtual classrooms.

Cognos BI Overview v10
December 9
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT
Cognos Workspace Advanced v10.2
December 10-11
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT

Cognos BI Administration v10
December 12-13
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT
Cognos TM1 Administration v10
December 16-17
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT

Cognos TM1 Analyst v10
December 18-19
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT
Cognos Report Studio Essentials v10
January 8-9
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT

Cognos Report Studio Intermediate v10
January 10
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT

Resources

IBM PureData System
for Hadoop

IBM PureData System for Hadoop
Watch the demo to learn how to simplify the complexities of deploying big data in your organization.
Customer Analytics
in Banking

Customer Analytics in Banking
Read the white paper to discover how to maximize customer profitability in banking.
Big Data, Big Opportunities:
Healthcare

Big Data, Big Opportunities: Healthcare
Watch the demo to see how healthcare organizations can transform their big data into big opportunities.
Dear Colleague,

Welcome to the September 2013 edition of DataClarity’s Performance Pathways eNewsletter. In this edition, read about recent industry news and trends, learn how to deliver analytics value from big data, and register for the upcoming events. Get a better grip on predictive maintenance and quality, see how to improve information governance, and explore our Online Cognos Training Courses. Please enjoy this month’s edition of Performance Pathways, the eNewsletter that leads the way to higher performance management.

September 2013 Edition

Industry News and Trends

Gartner Survey Reveals that 64% of Organizations Have Invested or Plan to Invest in Big Data in 2013

Big data investments in 2013 continue to rise, with 64 percent of organizations investing or planning to invest in big data technology compared with 58 percent in 2012, according to a survey by Gartner, Inc. However, less than eight percent of survey respondents have actually deployed.

Gartner Survey Reveals that 64% of Organizations Have Invested or Plan to Invest in Big Data in 2013

Building Confidence in Big Data

Building Confidence in Big Data

Recent IBM InfoSphere advances empower end users to understand and trust the data that goes into their analytics. IBM announced three areas of innovation that help organizations and line-of-business users build confidence in big data.

Customer Stories

Shaw Industries Uses IBM Cognos Incentive Compensation Management

Shaw Industries, a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, Inc., is the world’s largest carpet manufacturer with more than $4 billion in annual sales and approximately 23,000 associates worldwide. The company needed to implement a sales performance management solution to revolutionize their incentive compensation process.

Shaw Industries Uses IBM Cognos Incentive Compensation Management

Teikoku Databank Shortens the Time to Process Billions of Textual Data Items from Several Days to 30 Minutes

Teikoku Databank Shortens the Time to Process Billions of Textual Data Items from Several Days to 30 Minutes

Teikoku Databank, Ltd. owns data on millions of companies. To stay competitive, it wanted to analyze this proprietary information in combination with “big data” gathered from the Internet.

APEC Improves Insight into Executive Employment with IBM

France’s Association for Executive Employment (APEC) needs deep insight into all aspects of the employment landscape in order to help professionals find jobs and build successful careers.

APEC Improves Insight into Executive Employment with IBM

Upcoming Events

IBM Business Analytics Solutions for Results-Driven Marketing Dinner, New York

IBM Business Analytics Solutions for Results-Driven Marketing Dinner, New York

Please join DataClarity, IBM, and Dr. Eric Siegel, PhD, best-selling author of Predictive Analytics: The Power to Predict Who Will Click, Buy, Lie, or Die, for dinner and a lively discussion on how business analytics is transforming the way marketers win and retain customers.

IBM Information on Demand 2013

Join DataClarity and IBM in Las Vegas on November 3-7 for an unrivalled blend of business, technical and leadership training, along with the deep insights into Business Analytics, Enterprise Content Management, and Information Management.

IBM Information on Demand 2013

Upcoming Online Training Courses

Enroll today in one of our affordable and convenient instructor-led online training courses that totally eliminate travel and time away, and enable focused learning in our state-of-the-art virtual classrooms.

Cognos Framework Manager v10
October 7-9
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT
Cognos Framework Manager Advanced v10
October 10
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT

Cognos BI Overview v10
October 14
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT
Cognos Report Studio Essentials v10
October 15-16
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT

Cognos Report Studio Intermediate v10
October 17
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT
Cognos BI Administration v10
October 28-29
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT

Cognos Transformer v10
October 30-31
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT

Resources

IBM Predictive Maintenance
and Quality Technical
Overview

IBM Predictive Maintenance and Quality Technical Overview
Read the ebook to discover the business value of a predictive maintenance and quality solution.
Successful Information
Governance through
High-Quality Data

Successful Information Governance through High-Quality Data
Read the white paper to learn about end-to-end data quality capabilities for information governance.
Unlock Big Value
in Big Data
with Analytics

Unlock Big Value in Big Data with Analytics
Read the IBM Redbooks publication to see how to move beyond the hype to realize the value of big data.
Dear Colleague,

Welcome to the August 2013 edition of DataClarity’s Performance Pathways eNewsletter. In this edition, read about recent industry news and trends and discover IBM SPSS Analytic Catalyst. Find out how you can enhance financial planning, learn more about big data analytics, and see what’s new in SPSS Statistics 22. Explore our Online Cognos Training Courses and register for the upcoming events. Please enjoy this month’s edition of Performance Pathways, the eNewsletter that leads the way to higher performance management.

August 2013 Edition

Industry News and Trends

IBM SPSS Analytic Catalyst Makes Sophisticated Analytics Accessible

IBM’s SPSS Analytic Catalyst enables business users to conduct the kind of advanced analysis that has been reserved for expert users of statistical software. As analytic modeling becomes more important to businesses and models proliferate in organizations, the ability to give domain experts advanced analytic capabilities can condense the analytic process and make the results available sooner for business use.

IBM SPSS Analytic Catalyst Makes Sophisticated Analytics Accessible

What's New in SPSS Statistics 22?

What’s New in SPSS Statistics 22?

IBM SPSS Statistics is the world’s leading statistical software — used by tens of thousands of business, government, research and academic organizations to solve a wide range of business and research problems.

Decision Confidence: Where the Predictive Chickens Come Home to Roost

Business is all about placing bets on the future, having confidence that the odds are in your favor. You want to be confident that the consumer demand you anticipate will in fact materialize. You require trustworthy data to support your forecast that the product you’re developing will address a profitable, untapped niche when it comes to market.

Decision Confidence: Where the Predictive Chickens Come Home to Roost

Customer Stories

BMW Strengthens Its Competitive Position with Data Mining

BMW Strengthens Its Competitive Position with Data Mining

The challenge facing the BMW Group consisted of the need to manage and efficiently analyze vast quantities of data, from sources such as vehicle error memories, dealer feedback and repair reports, to obtain meaningful data to feed the improvement process. Thanks to IBM SPSS, the BMW Group has a user-friendly solution that is capable of quickly and efficiently analyzing data and combining the results.

PepsiCo Builds a Planning Model for Complex European Markets

PepsiCo is the second-largest food and beverage company in the world, with annual revenues of USD 66 billion. With separate planning processes for its food and beverage businesses, PepsiCo BeLux found it difficult to gain a consolidated view of operations, and its spreadsheet-based models were prone to error.

PepsiCo Builds a Planning Model for Complex European Markets

Fraunhofer FOKUS Paves the Way to Improvements in Medical Care

Fraunhofer FOKUS Paves the Way to Improvements in Medical Care

To care for patients effectively, doctors need fast access to medical records. Fraunhofer FOKUS wanted to find a way to transfer patients’ files easily and securely between systems at different hospitals.

Upcoming Events

Cognos User Group Meeting, Birmingham, AL

Join us on Thursday, September 12th for the Birmingham Cognos User Group Meeting, a must attend gathering of experienced professionals, IBM experts, and fellow customers offering deep insights into business analytics and performance management, and ways you can leverage IBM Cognos technology for competitive advantage.

Cognos User Group Meeting, Birmingham, AL

IBM SPSS Data Mining Workshop, Raleigh, NC

IBM SPSS Data Mining Workshop, Raleigh, NC

Smarter business decisions and a large return on investment can be among the key benefits of a predictive analytics solution. But all solutions are not created equal. That’s why it’s critical not to miss our complimentary three-hour IBM SPSS Data Mining Workshop.

IBM Information on Demand 2013

Join DataClarity and IBM in Las Vegas on November 3-7 for an unrivalled blend of business, technical and leadership training, along with the deep insights into Business Analytics, Enterprise Content Management, and Information Management.

IBM Information on Demand 2013

Upcoming Online Training Courses

Enroll today in one of our affordable and convenient instructor-led online training courses that totally eliminate travel and time away, and enable focused learning in our state-of-the-art virtual classrooms.

Cognos TM1 10.1 Developer
September 4-6
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT
Cognos Report Studio Essentials v10
September 9-10
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT

Cognos Report Studio Intermediate v10
September 11
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT
Cognos BI Overview v10
September 12
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT

Cognos Query Studio v10
September 13
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM CDT
Cognos Analysis Studio v10
September 13
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM CDT

Cognos TM1 10.1 Administration
September 16-17
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT
Cognos TM1 10.1 Analyst
September 18-19
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM CDT

Cognos Transformer v10
September 19-20
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT
Cognos BI Administration v10
September 24-25
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM CDT

Cognos Report Studio Active Reports v10
September 26
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT
Cognos Cognos 10.2 Workspace Advanced
September 30 – October 1
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM CDT

Resources

Harnessing the Power of Big Data for Insurance
Harnessing the Power of Big Data for Insurance
Read the white paper to see how insurance companies gain insights into customers, risk, and operations.
Customer Analytics
for Dummies

Customer Analytics for Dummies
Read the ebook to learn how to better understand your customers and maximize performance.
Maximize Asset Productivity & Operational Performance
Maximize Asset Productivity and Operational Performance
Read the white paper to discover how to use predictive maintenance to predict asset failure and reduce costs.
Dear Colleague,

Welcome to the July 2013 edition of DataClarity’s Performance Pathways eNewsletter. In this edition, read about recent industry news and trends and discover how to make performance management faster and more efficient. Get to know the IBM SPSS product portfolio, learn more about customer analytics, and see how to maximize business value with big data. Explore our Online Cognos Training Courses and register for the upcoming events. Please enjoy this month’s edition of Performance Pathways, the eNewsletter that leads the way to higher performance management.

July 2013 Edition

Industry News and Trends

Augmenting Your Claims Fraud System with Big Data Capabilities

As continues to be reported in recent headlines, fraud is on the rise as organized crime rings take advantage of regulation loopholes, overworked adjusters and investigators, easier access to information and a clogged court system. In addition to suffering losses due to fraudulent claims, insurance companies have to divert precious resources to identify, investigate and prosecute fraud at a time when they have little to spare.

Augmenting Your Claims Fraud System with Big Data Capabilities

IBM Improving the Science to Apply Business Analytics for Better Customer Engagement

IBM Improving the Science to Apply Business Analytics for Better Customer Engagement

With building on the demand of business analytics that Ventana Research finds as the most important technology innovation priority as first ranked by 39 percent of organizations, building on IBM business analytics technology portfolio is the investment in advancing research and development of future use for the area of customer analytics.

Customer Stories

FleetRisk Advisors Drives Business Growth with Rapid, Scalable Analytics

Anticipating huge growth in its customer-base, FleetRisk Advisors – a business unit of Omnitracs Inc., a Qualcomm company – needed a way to onboard new clients faster and with less effort, and deliver its driver safety analyses in perfect sync with clients’ business needs.

FleetRisk Advisors Drives Business Growth with Rapid, Scalable Analytics

Amadeus Germany Gains Insight into Changing Markets in Real Time

Amadeus Germany Gains Insight into Changing Markets in Real Time

In the fast-paced travel industry, Amadeus Germany’s quarterly forecasts and annual planning processes were no longer adequate for immediately identifying risks and opportunities. In order to be able to plan and react more transparently, Amadeus enhanced its existing TM1 installation by implementing the IBM Cognos TM1 Web component and introducing rolling forecasting.

Providing Fast Access to Huge Volumes of Medical information

Given the increasing amounts of available medical information and the criticality for helping patients, Norwegian Electronic Health Library sought to develop a web portal to provide clinicians across Norway with fast, easy access to information.

Providing Fast Access to Huge Volumes of Medical information

Upcoming Events

Sales Performance Management from the Perspective of the Office of Finance Web Seminar

Sales Performance Management from the Perspective of the Office of Finance Web Seminar

Join DataClarity and IBM on Thursday, August 15th at 1:30 pm EST for a web seminar to discover how the Office of Finance can use Sales Performance Management to develop and manage sophisticated incentive plans and payouts that can motivate behaviors and improve performance in a complex, competitive business environment.

IBM Business Analytics Solutions for Results-Driven Marketing Dinner, New York

Please join DataClarity, IBM, and Dr. Eric Siegel, PhD, best-selling author of Predictive Analytics: The Power to Predict Who Will Click, Buy, Lie, or Die, for dinner and a lively discussion on how business analytics is transforming the way marketers win and retain customers. This special event is a rare opportunity to discover the latest marketing techniques and technologies from the top experts in this field.

IBM Business Analytics Solutions for Results-Driven Marketing Dinner, New York

IBM Information on Demand 2013

IBM Information on Demand 2013

Join DataClarity and IBM in Las Vegas on November 3-7 for an unrivalled blend of business, technical and leadership training, along with the deep insights into Business Analytics, Enterprise Content Management, and Information Management.

Upcoming Online Training Courses

Enroll today in one of our affordable and convenient instructor-led online training courses that totally eliminate travel and time away, and enable focused learning in our state-of-the-art virtual classrooms.

Cognos Report Studio Intermediate
August 2
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT
Cognos TM1 Administration v10.1
August 6-7
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT

Cognos TM1 Analyst v10.1
August 8-9
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT
Cognos Business Insight Advanced v10
August 12-13
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT

Cognos Business Insight v10
August 14
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM CDT
Cognos Report Studio Multidimensional Sources
August 15-16
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM CDT

Cognos Transformer Essentials v10
August 19-20
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT
Cognos BI Administration v10
August 21-22
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM CDT

Cognos Framework Manager v10
August 26-28
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT
Cognos Framework Manager Advanced v10
August 29
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM CDT

Resources

Big Data Analytics
eBook

Big Data Analytics eBook
Read the ebook to learn what’s driving the move to big data analytics and how to capitalize on this technology.
Get to Know the IBM SPSS
Product Portfolio

Get to Know the IBM SPSS Product Portfolio
Read the brochure for a brief overview of the products and capabilities of the SPSS Statistics, Data Collection, Modeling and Deployment product families.
Business Analytics for the
Office of Finance

Business Analytics for the Office of Finance
Read the white paper to discover how IBM Business Analytics make performance management faster and more efficient.
Dear Colleague,

Welcome to the June 2013 edition of DataClarity’s Performance Pathways eNewsletter. In this edition, read about recent industry news and trends and discover the latest advances of IBM Cognos Business Intelligence V10.2.1. Learn how to capitalize on big data to get big results, explore our Online Cognos Training Courses, and register for the upcoming events. Please enjoy this month’s edition of Performance Pathways, the eNewsletter that leads the way to higher performance management.

June 2013 Edition

Industry News and Trends

What’s New: IBM Cognos Business Intelligence V10.2.1.

Released on June 11, IBM Cognos Business Intelligence V10.2.1, a core component of Cognos Enterprise, extends its rich capabilities in the areas of visualization, performance, and support for big data sources.

What’s New: IBM Cognos Business Intelligence V10.2.1.

How UCB and IBM are Leveraging Big Data Analytics to Better Understand Epilepsy

How UCB and IBM are Leveraging Big Data Analytics to Better Understand Epilepsy

To address this pressing public health issue, global biopharmaceutical company UCB and IBM have announced phase one completion of a proof of concept project that will use Big Data and advanced analytics to potentially offer more personalized care to millions of people living with epilepsy.

IBM Showcases Big Data and Analytics for Business

The perennial challenge for the IT industry observer is to be skeptical enough to avoid being taken in by overblown claims (often, the next big thing isn’t) without missing turning points in the evolution of technology. “Big data” has always been with us – it’s the amount that constitutes “big” that has changed.

IBM Showcases Big Data and Analytics for Business

Customer Stories

CRI Embraces Artificial Intelligence for Clinical Decision-Making

CRI Embraces Artificial Intelligence for Clinical Decision-Making

Centerstone Research Institute (CRI), a non-profit organization that works in the mental and behavioral health sector, aims to find new ways to connect research with practice – improving care and reducing costs by getting new insights and techniques out of the research lab and into hospitals and clinics across the country.

MarineMax Steers a Course to Success with Business Analytics

How could MarineMax, the world’s largest recreational boat retailer, gain the flexibility to adjust its operations to customer demand – and maintain profitability even in difficult economic conditions? Today, the company uses end-to-end financial and operational analytics to support almost every aspect of its business.

MarineMax Steers a Course to Success with Business Analytics

Upcoming Events

IBM Information on Demand 2013

IBM Information on Demand 2013

Join DataClarity and IBM in Las Vegas on November 3-7 for an unrivalled blend of business, technical and leadership training, along with the deep insights into Business Analytics, Enterprise Content Management, and Information Management.

Upcoming Online Training Courses

Enroll today in one of our affordable and convenient instructor-led online training courses that totally eliminate travel and time away, and enable focused learning in our state-of-the-art virtual classrooms.

Cognos Framework Manager v10
July 9 – 11
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT
Cognos Framework Manager Advanced v10
July 12
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT

Cognos BI Overview v10
July 23
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT
Cognos TM1 Developer v10.1
July 24 – 26
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT

Cognos Query Studio v10
July 29
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM CDT
Cognos Analysis Studio v10
July 30
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM CDT

Cognos Report Studio Essentials v10
July 31 – Aug. 1
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT

Resources

Big Data: New Insights Transform Industries
Big Data: New Insights Transform Industries
Read the white paper to see how analytics solutions for big data offer tremendous possibilities for transforming businesses.
Harness the Power
of Big Data

Harness the Power of Big Data
Read the ebook to learn how companies can manage, understand, and act upon the volume, velocity, and variety of data to drive maximum ROI.
Business Analytics
for Big Data

Business Analytics for Big Data
Read the white paper to discover how Business Analytics supports organizations when using big data for decision-making.
Dear Colleague,

Welcome to the May 2013 edition of DataClarity’s Performance Pathways eNewsletter. In this edition, read about recent industry news and trends, learn how to accelerate performance with big data, and register for the upcoming events. Get a better grip on disclosure management, see how to support better business growth with predictive analytics, and explore our Online Cognos Training Courses. Please enjoy this month’s edition of Performance Pathways, the eNewsletter that leads the way to higher performance management.

May 2013 Edition

Industry News and Trends

Business Intelligence / Analytics Is Top Area for CFO Technology Investment Through 2014

Business intelligence / analytics investment will address many technology gaps for the CFO, according to a joint study by Gartner, Inc. and Financial Executives Research Foundation. The study shows that 15 of the top 19 business processes that CFOs have identified as requiring improved technology support are largely addressed by BI, analytics, and performance management technologies.

Business Intelligence / Analytics Is Top Area for CFO Technology Investment Through 2014

An Inflection Point for CFOs: The Need to Anticipate Change

An Inflection Point for CFOs: The Need to Anticipate Change

Change is virtually the only constant in today’s business. Within the past decade, the rising forces of digitization, globalization and Big Data have accelerated the pace of change and have made the landscape fiercely more competitive.

Why This Big Data Topic Should Be On Your “Favorites” List

When IT and business leaders talk about big data, information governance is not typically at the top of the list of conversation topics. Some practitioners dismiss it out of hand as impractical for enormous quantities of data. Some say governance of big data would cross the line between just-right and too much governance. Some say it sounds like a good idea but don’t know where to start.

Why This Big Data Topic Should Be On Your

Customer Stories

TOP-TOY Deploys Advanced Analytics to Stay Ahead of the Game

TOP-TOY Deploys Advanced Analytics to Stay Ahead of the Game

TOP-TOY sought to maintain its leading position in the Nordic toy retail marketplace. To achieve this objective, TOP-TOY implemented IBM Cognos Business Intelligence, helping the company to improve its inventory forecasting and align its orders to predicted customer demand several months in advance.

Building a Foundation for Strategic Compensation Planning

By implementing IBM Cognos Incentive Compensation Management, Getty Images can create more strategic commission plans that help promote revenue streams from new product development and drive sales into bigger opportunities.

Building a Foundation for Strategic Compensation Planning

For Castorama, Predictive Analytics is a Cinch with IBM

For Castorama, Predictive Analytics is a Cinch with IBM

Using IBM SPSS Modeler for data mining and IBM SPSS Data Collection to conduct surveys and market research, the company has developed a highly effective direct marketing strategy that is helping to support better business growth.

Upcoming Events

IBM Innovations in Business Analytics Virtual Launch

Join DataClarity on June 11th for the IBM Innovations in Business Analytics Virtual Launch and discover how the latest in IBM Analytics solutions can empower your organization in this era of Big Data.

IBM Innovations in Business Analytics Virtual Launch

Southeastern Cognos User Group Meeting

Southeastern Cognos User Group Summer Forum

Join DataClarity and your peers on Tuesday, June 25th for the Summer Forum of the Southeastern Cognos User Group to discover how Cognos solutions and innovative strategies can drive greater business insight, enable more effective decision-making, and help your organization succeed in today’s volatile economy.

Upcoming Online Training Courses

Enroll today in one of our affordable and convenient instructor-led online training courses that totally eliminate travel and time away, and enable focused learning in our state-of-the-art virtual classrooms.

Cognos Business Insight Advanced v10
June 11 – 12
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT
Cognos Business Insight v10
June 13
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT

Cognos Report Studio Essentials v10
June 17 – 18
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT
  Cognos Report Studio Intermediate v10
June 19
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT

Cognos Transformer Essentials v10
June 20 – 21
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT
Cognos TM1 Administration v10.1
June 24 – 25
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT

Cognos TM1 Analyst v10.1
June 27 – 28
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT

Resources

Accelerating Performance The evolving role of the CFO
Accelerating performance: The evolving role of the CFO
Read the report to see how CFOs are increasingly using the power of analytics to improve performance.
Finance Operations with Cognos Disclosure Management
Finance Operations with Cognos Disclosure Management
Watch the video to discover how you can transform the way you collaborate across the enterprise with robust analysis and insights.
From Insight
to Foresight

From Insight to Foresight: Using Business Analytics to Improve Customer Lifetime Value
Read the white paper to see how Cognos Enterprise and SPSS predictive analytics are designed to work together to improve customer value.
Dear Colleague,

Welcome to the April, 2013 edition of DataClarity’s Performance Pathways eNewsletter. In this edition, read about recent industry news and trends and the importance of agility for the midsize business. Find out how to harness big data and analytics to optimize performance, learn more about accelerating compensation calculations, and see how to make better decisions under uncertain conditions. Explore our Online Cognos Training Courses and register for the upcoming web seminars. Please enjoy this month’s edition of Performance Pathways, the eNewsletter that leads the way to higher performance management.

April 2013 Edition

Industry News and Trends

Big Data and The Action Hero Effect

Big Data and analytics are to the IT industry what action hero movies are to the motion picture business. Each is hugely popular, lucrative and has its own subcultures. In fact, organizations that are not thinking of how to leverage big data and analytics today could be left in the dust tomorrow by organizational heroes that do take action.

Big Data and The Action Hero Effect

What Emerging Trends Better Position Enterprises for a Competitive Advantage

What Emerging Trends Better Position Enterprises for a Competitive Advantage

Emerging and innovative technologies, including mobile, cloud, big data and The Internet of Things, can improve operations and customer experiences and even create new business opportunities.

The Importance of Agility in Business

Agility in business is no longer optional for midsize businesses; it’s a must for success. But what exactly does agility mean? The term “agile” originates in a process created by software developers that was focused on meeting users’ needs, delivering products quickly, and the ability to respond to change. But how does that translate in business terms?

The Importance of Agility in Business

Customer Stories

Home Trust Harnesses Analytics to Optimize Marketing Activities

Home Trust Harnesses Analytics to Optimize Marketing Activities

Building on Home Trust’s previous success with IBM Business Analytics software, the marketing team used IBM Cognos TM1 to perform “what if” analysis of different scenarios for its loyalty programs and decide on the best course of action.

Adapting to Market Changes with Near-Real-Time Insight into Information

At NYSE Euronext, a powerful new analytics engine has sped up and simplified analytic processes so that even as the volume of securities trading continues to grow, the exchange has the capability to help maintain a level playing field for all investors.

Adapting to Market Changes with Near-Real-Time Insight into Information

Accelerating Compensation Calculations by 70% and Empowering Sales Teams with Analytics

Accelerating Compensation Calculations by 70% and Empowering Sales Teams with Analytics

The company replaced its decentralized, spreadsheet-based approach with IBM Cognos Incentive Compensation Management – a single, automated system for talent management, directly integrated with Silverpop’s Salesforce.

Upcoming Events

Web Seminar: Learn How to Improve Sales Performance in Your Organization

Join DataClarity and IBM on Thursday, May 9th at 1:30 pm EST for a complimentary web seminar to learn how an IBM Cognos Sales Performance Management solution has successfully transformed many organizations to streamline compensation processes, reduce errors, improve sales performance, and align behavior with corporate objectives.

Web Seminar: Learn How to Improve Sales Performance in Your Organization

Upcoming Online Training Courses

Enroll today in one of our affordable and convenient instructor-led online training courses that totally eliminate travel and time away, and enable focused learning in our state-of-the-art virtual classrooms.

Cognos Analysis Studio v10
May 6
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM CDT
Cognos Query Studio v10
May 13
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM CDT

Cognos BI Administration v10
May 14 – 15
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT
Cognos Framework Manager v10
May 20 – 22
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT

Cognos Framework Manager Advanced v10
May 23
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT
Cognos BI Overview v10
May 29
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT

Cognos Report Studio Multidimensional Sources v10
May 30 – 31
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT

Resources

Turning Big Data into Actionable Information
Turning Big Data into Actionable Information
Read the ebook to learn how IBM InfoSphere Streams can help your organization to get full value from big data.
Better Decision Making Under Uncertain Conditions
Better Decision Making under Uncertain Conditions
Read the white paper to see how IBM SPSS Statistics can help you build better models and conduct more accurate risk analysis.
It’s About Little Data
Not Big Data

It’s About Little Data Not Big Data
Read the research note to learn how to maximize the value of your big data by converting it into little data.
Dear Colleague,

Welcome to the March, 2013 edition of DataClarity’s Performance Pathways eNewsletter. In this edition, read about recent industry news and trends and the latest developments at DataClarity. Find out how to strengthen decision-making with analytics and information management, learn more about planning and budgeting process, and see how Cognos Express helps mid-size organizations to boost performance. Explore our Online Cognos Training Courses and register for the upcoming events. Please enjoy this month’s edition of Performance Pathways, the eNewsletter that leads the way to higher performance management.

March 2013 Edition

Industry News and Trends

DataClarity Continues Northeast Expansion with Expanded Team and New York Office

DataClarity Continues Northeast Expansion with Expanded Team and New York Office

DataClarity Corporation announced their continued Northeast expansion with the appointment of Wayne Fugate and the simultaneous opening of an office in New York, NY. This investment marks DataClarity’s commitment to continue meeting the growing needs of companies in the Northeast who require a trusted partner to deliver proven performance management software, consulting, and education services.

Big Data, Bigger Opportunities: Investing in Information and Analytics

After a few years of experimentation and early adopter successes, 2013 will be the year of larger scale adoption of big data technologies, according to Gartner, Inc. According to a worldwide Gartner survey of IT leaders, 42 percent of respondents stated they had invested in big data technology, or were planning to do so within a year.

Big Data, Bigger Opportunities: Investing in Information and Analytics

Customer Stories

Improving Payment Accuracy While Reducing Monthly Processing from Two Weeks to Two Days

Improving Payment Accuracy While Reducing Monthly Processing from Two Weeks to Two Days

As a growing global enterprise, Elavon wanted to identify and retain talent across its multinational operations. To achieve this, the company implemented IBM Cognos Incentive Compensation Management solution that enables the automatic processing of close to 25 million compensable transactions every month.

Area Travel Agency’s Reporting Solution Enhances Business Travel Monitoring

Area Travel Agency wanted to enhance and modernize the way it helps its clients monitor their business travel – offering them the insights they need to address today’s travel management challenges. The travel agency upgraded its analytics software to IBM Cognos Business Intelligence 10 and enhanced its internal reporting capabilities.

Area Travel Agency’s Reporting Solution Enhances Business Travel Monitoring

New Insights from Analytics Help to Boost Performance

New Insights from Analytics Help to Boost Performance

In preparation for a merger with a UK law firm, Ashurst Australia wanted to grow its business both domestically and internationally. The firm needed to restructure its business units and take a new approach to performance management. By implementing IBM Cognos Express, Ashurst Australia overhauled its practice department structure, rationalized its KPIs, and developed quarterly strategic performance reports.

Upcoming Events

IBM Big Data, Integration, and Governance Forums

Get smart about going big by joining DataClarity at the IBM Big Data, Integration and Governance Forum near you. Industry experts will share their real-world experiences to help you learn how to take control of an ever-growing supply of data and turn it into an enterprise source of knowledge.

IBM Big Data, Integration, and Governance Forums

IBM Vision 2013

Register Today for IBM Vision 2013

Join DataClarity at the IBM Vision 2013, the premier global conference for finance, risk, and incentive compensation professionals. In three information-packed days, you can see how IBM solutions help you drive profitable growth, manage risk – and optimize your performance.

IBM Business Analytics Summit 2013

Organizations that embrace analytics outperform their competitors in both operations and financial results. These organizations depend on their IT and line-of-business professionals to provide the analytic solutions they need to drive superior performance. And that’s why you should join your fellow IT and business professionals at IBM Business Analytics Summit 2013.

IBM Business Analytics Summit 2013

IBM Finance Forum 2013

IBM Finance Forum 2013

Join DataClarity at a Finance Forum event near you! Finance Forum is a global series of complimentary events designed specifically for you—the finance professional. At Finance Forum, you’ll hear from the experts about how leading organizations are weaving analytics into the fabric of the business. You’ll network with peers and share best practices and real world experiences in the strategic application of business analytics for critical finance decision-making.

Upcoming Online Training Courses

Enroll today in one of our affordable and convenient instructor-led online training courses that totally eliminate travel and time away, and enable focused learning in our state-of-the-art virtual classrooms.

Cognos TM1 10.1 Administration
April 15 – 16
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT
Cognos Framework Manager v10
April 16 – 18
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT

Cognos BI Overview v10
April 18
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT
Cognos Framework Manager Advanced v10
April 19
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT

Cognos RS Multi-Dimensional Sources v10
April 22 – 23
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT
Cognos Report Studio Essentials v10
April 22 – 23
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT

Cognos Report Studio Intermediate v10
April 24
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT
Cognos TM1 10.1 Analyst
April 24 – 25
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT

Cognos Report Studio Active Reports v10
April 29
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT
Cognos Transformer Essentials v10
April 30 – May 1
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT

Resources

Extending Planning & Forecasting with Analytics
Extending Planning & Forecasting with Analytics
Read the white paper to learn how to develop an analytical foundation that enables advanced planning and forecasting.
Thinking Outside the
Data Warehouse

Thinking Outside the Data Warehouse
See how businesses are using IBM technologies to help increase agility, boost performance, and lower TCO.
Extending the value of BI with Disclosure Management
Extending the value of BI with Disclosure Management
Learn how IBM Cognos Disclosure Management can extend the value of your existing BI tools.
Dear Colleague,

Welcome to the February, 2013 edition of DataClarity’s Performance Pathways eNewsletter. In this edition, read about the latest news at DataClarity and how to take advantage of analytics and big data to unlock business value. Explore our Online Cognos Training Courses, learn how to use performance management solutions to gain competitive advantage, and register for the upcoming events. Please enjoy this month’s edition of Performance Pathways, the eNewsletter that leads the way to higher performance management.

February 2013 Edition

Industry News and Trends

DataClarity Wins 2013 IBM Beacon Award for Business Analytics Innovation

DataClarity was named the winner of the 2013 IBM Beacon Award for Business Analytics Innovation in the Big Data and Analytics category in recognition of DataClarity DashInsight, a fully-customizable Cognos Accelerator Platform. This honor is bestowed upon just 30 out of 130,000 IBM Business Partners world-wide each year who have delivered unsurpassed technical excellence, industry expertise, marketing-leading solution innovation, and client experiences second to none.

DataClarity Wins 2013 IBM Beacon Award

Big Data Analytics Faces a Chasm of Understanding

Big Data Analytics Faces a Chasm of Understanding

The challenge with discussing big data analytics is in cutting through the ambiguity that surrounds the term. People often focus on the 3 Vs of big data – volume, variety and velocity – which provides a good lens for big data technology, but only gets us part of the way to understanding big data analytics, and provides even less guidance on how to take advantage of big data analytics to unlock business value.

Customer Stories

Delta Lloyd Group Ensures Accuracy in Financial Reporting

Delta Lloyd Group Ensures Accuracy in Financial Reporting

Delta Lloyd Group is a financial services provider based in the Netherlands. As a publicly listed company, it must produce various reports to comply with local and industry-specific regulations. Any errors or missed deadlines could lead to financial penalties, reputational damage, and potentially a negative impact on the stock price. efficiency.

Steno Diabetes Center Builds on Its Strong Reputation for Research

To break new ground in its research into diabetes and its complications, Steno Diabetes Center needs to be able to analyze complex data sets produced by research projects and clinical trials. IBM SPSS Statistics provides data-handling and analysis capabilities that help Steno identify significant factors in the development of the disease and evaluate the effectiveness of treatments.

Steno Diabetes Center Builds on Its Strong Reputation for Research

Upcoming Events

Southeastern Cognos User Group

Get Better Insights. Meet Your Peers. Enrich Your Knowledge.

Join DataClarity and your peers on Thursday, March 14th for the Spring Meeting of the Southeastern Cognos User Group to discover how Cognos solutions can help you achieve greater agility and maximize performance in your organization.

Executive Lunch: How Does Sales Performance Management Impact Your Organization?

Join DataClarity and IBM on Thursday, March 21st for lunch at Smith and Wollensky in New York City and learn how to improve variable compensation and sales performance management in your organization.

Executive Lunch: How Does Sales Performance Management Impact Your Organization?

Upcoming Online Training Courses

Enroll today in one of our affordable and convenient instructor-led online training courses that totally eliminate travel and time away, and enable focused learning in our state-of-the-art virtual classrooms.

Cognos Business Insight Advanced v10
March 26 – 27
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT
Cognos Business Insight v10
March 28
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT

Resources

Embracing Error: The First Step to Quality Forecasting
Embracing Error: The First Step to Quality Forecasting
Read the white paper to learn how to measure forecast to improve your organization’s performance.
Conversations on Sales Performance Management
Conversations on Sales Performance Management
Read the white paper to discover how to choose the right system for sales performance management.
Why Performance Management?
Why Performance Management? A guide for the midsize organizations
Learn how midsize companies can use performance management solutions to gain competitive advantage without breaking the bank.
Dear Colleague,

Welcome to the January, 2013 edition of DataClarity’s Performance Pathways eNewsletter. In this edition, read about the latest BI and analytics predictions for 2013, learn how to use big data to predict the future, and see how business analytics can address the needs of office of finance. Explore our Online Cognos Training Courses, discover tips for successful data mining projects, and register for the Birmingham Cognos User Group Meeting. Please enjoy this month’s edition of Performance Pathways, the eNewsletter that leads the way to higher performance management.

January 2013 Edition

Industry News and Trends

Spreading Simplicity

Recently, the IBM Netezza Data Warehouse Appliance was rebranded as IBM PureData System for Analytics, along with a new version of software. Here is some historical context to the new release. Over the last decade, our customers have deployed appliances in predominantly two roles: as data warehouses, and to run deep analytic queries across large data sets.

Spreading Simplicity

Joining Sensors and Big Data to Predict the Future

Gartner Says BI and Analytics Need to Scale Up to Support Explosive Growth in Data Sources

Business intelligence (BI) and analytics need to scale up to support the robust growth in data sources, according to the latest predictions from Gartner, Inc. Business intelligence leaders must embrace a broadening range of information assets to help their organizations.

Joining Sensors and Big Data to Predict the Future

Our world has never been more interconnected and instrumented. Streams of data are constantly being collected from sensors that monitor everything from the environment, vehicles, buildings and bridges, mobile devices and home appliances. And because of these constant streams of Big Data, opportunities exist to effectively predict when equipment will fail, a storm will hit, traffic will increase or milk will spoil.

Joining Sensors and Big Data to Predict the Future

Customer Stories

US Department of Agriculture

US Department of Agriculture Protects Crops and Livestock

The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services decided to standardize on a single analytics platform, built around a suite of IBM Business Analytics software. The solution can automatically generate inspection certificates for product shipments and send various notifications related to operational activities at ports as well as throughout domestic programs. The agency is also investigating the use of predictive modeling to improve inspection efficiency.

Alameda County Social Services Agency Brings Business Values to Social Services

Leveraging IBM Cognos BI software, Alameda can get a seamless “lifecycle” of view of its customers’ interaction with social service resources. Instead of a patchwork, the agency’s departments can coordinate their service delivery, while at the same time removing the gaps between systems where fraud can thrive. In fact, the county’s new reporting system has already saved $11 million by cutting waste and fraud.

Alameda County Social Services Agency

Upcoming Events

Birmingham Cognos User Group

Get Better Insights. Meet Your Peers. Enrich Your Knowledge.

Join us on Wednesday, February 27th for the Birmingham Cognos User Group Meeting, an exclusive gathering of experienced professionals, IBM experts, and fellow customers focused on real-world tips and best practices to help you maximize your Cognos investment.

Upcoming Online Training Courses

Enroll today in one of our affordable and convenient instructor-led online training courses that totally eliminate travel and time away, and enable focused learning in our state-of-the-art virtual classrooms.

Cognos Query Studio v10
February 1
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM CDT
Cognos Business Insight v10
February 5
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT

Cognos Report Studio Essentials v10
February 6 – 7
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT
Cognos Business Insight Advanced v10
February 6 – 7
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT

Cognos Report Studio Multi-Dimensional Sources v10
February 11 – 12
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT
Cognos Report Studio Active Reports v10
February 14
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT

Cognos TM1 Administration v10
February 19 – 20
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT
Cognos BI Administration v10
February 21 – 22
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT

Cognos Framework Manager v10
February 25 – 27
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT
Cognos Framework Manager Advanced v10
February 28
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT

Resources

Business Analytics
Solutions for the
Office of Finance

Business Analytics solutions for the Office of Finance
Read the white paper to see how IBM Cognos solutions can bring real value and help addressing the needs of the CFO.
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IBM SPSS
Data Mining Tips

eBook: IBM SPSS Data Mining Tips
Read the ebook to discover how you can save time and money as you plan and execute your data mining projects.
Disclosure Management
for Budgeting, Planning,
and Forecasting

Disclosure Management for Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting
Read the white paper to learn how IBM Cognos Disclosure Management can transform finance operations in your organization.

Webinars On-Demand

Watch now on-demand recorded web seminars

Web Seminar On-Demand: The Ultimate Governed Data Discovery

Watch the web seminar to learn how your organization can empower business users to do more with data through modern self-service BI, governed data discovery, and advanced visualizations. We cover a variety of topics [...]

Web Seminar On-Demand: Deliver Business Value Faster with Smart Governed and Personal Data Discovery and Advanced Self-Service Visual Analytics

Watch the web seminar to learn how smart business-friendly governed and personal data discovery and self-service visual analytics can empower you and your organization and accelerate the path to insight. See effective real-world data [...]

Web Seminar On-Demand: How to Rapidly Deliver Analytic Applications with Governed Data Discovery, Self-Service Predictive, and Reporting

Are you looking to deliver performance management and advanced analytic capabilities to employees, customers and suppliers through a simple and elegant application user experience? Watch the web seminar to learn how leading organizations around [...]

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