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December 2019 Newsletter

This quarter's QueBIT happenings, delivered straight to your inbox.

Welcome to QueBIT's Quarterly newsletter! The goal of this communication is to highlight events & technical developments, while promoting education & best practices to enhance your Analytics investment. We would love to hear your feedback on our newsletter and share any ideas you have for topics to be covered in upcoming editions.

Feature Article 

Digital Transformation in Finance and Performance Management

Since spreadsheets were invented in the 1980s, they have been the tool of choice for anyone doing planning and analysis. Financial analysts use them for the annual budget, the long-term strategy plan, allocations, profitability modeling etc. Sales and operations planners use them for capacity planning, sales planning, scheduling and much, much more.


Spreadsheets were more than just a productivity tool to perform the same tasks faster: they brought opportunities to do things BETTER! Better models and more detailed analyses led (potentially) to better business decisions! And a bigger workload for analysts.

Let’s fast forward to our 21st century present where we are used to having easy access to data in our personal lives, and naturally expect the same to be true in our business lives. According to McKinsey, Deloitte and other analyst firms, expectations of the Finance function are evolving towards providing real-time, data-enabled decision support. Spreadsheets can no longer keep up, but this trend rightfully places Finance at the strategic center, using its historical ownership of whole-organization financial data, performance metrics and analysis as the springboard. Read More

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QueBIT launched a podcast series “Ask QueBIT about Analytics” to share what we have learned with real life stories and practical advice which will help you on your analytics journey.

Have a good analytics story that others could benefit from? Share your story on our on our next podcast? 
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Upcoming Events 

Webinar: Digital Transformation in Finance and Performance Management -  Register Today!
Join us on January 9th at 2pm EDT and hear practical advice illustrated with real-world examples of how to embrace digital transformation to create a Finance and Performance Management function for the information age. 

Webinar: Benefits of Cash Flow & Balance sheet in TM1  - Register Today!
Join us on February 13th 2pm EDT for a complimentary webinar and hear benefits including an overview of modeling Cash Flows and the Balance Sheet in Planning Analytics powered by TM1.

IBM Think 2020: May 4-7, San Francisco, CA - Register Now!
Join us and acquire hands-on experience with the latest advancements in open technologies from hybrid multicloud to data and AI – then meet the luminaries who are using them to transform our lives.

Webinar: Making Integrated Business Planning a Reality -  Register Today!
Accurate, integrated planning is the most effective method for organizations to quickly increase revenue, product availability, and customer satisfaction! Join us on March 12th at 2pm EDT and learn how to make integrated business planning a reality.

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Tips & Tricks


Layout Component References in Cognos Reports Version 11.1.X

One of the main struggles report authors face is the maintenance of production reports.  It’s not enough to just create the report, one must also ensure the report is updated as changes are made to corporate privacy notifications, colors and logos.

Check out the askQueBIT Knowledge-base to learn more.

Customer Spotlight VHG

Analytics Deliver a Superior Customer Experience at Vision Hospitality

QueBIT delivered a single analytics platform on the Cloud – accessible anywhere - with one version of the truth for Reporting, Analysis, and ultimately, Planning and Predictive Analytics. Get the full story

Access Free Trials

QueBIT offers Free trials to allow you to explore new products. All downloads offer full functionality and are free for 30 days. Check out the product trials available today!

Software Lifecycle Updates

Cognos TM1 10.2.0 reached End of Support on 2018-09-30.
Cognos TM1 10.2.2 reached End of Support on 2019-09-30. 
Cognos Business Intelligence 10.2.x reached End of Support on 2018-04-30. 

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Allen Hudson, Vice President Consulting Services

Most companies deal with large, complex data sets sourced from disparate databases. As data becomes bigger and more widespread, the challenge to quickly aggregate that data for analysis becomes more and more challenging. Many clients lack the specific knowledge or passion to design or construct creative solutions. However, this common information problem is rarely insurmountable with the right tools.

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