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December 2017 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

As companies in every industry wrestle with digital disruption, Finance has a tremendous opportunity to help Operations navigate change, while driving innovation and business transformation. Finance can only achieve this by moving beyond tedious and manual data manipulation work, shifting the focus on strategy and execution fueled by analytics.

If these issues are top-of-mind for you, we strongly recommend you tune into the QueBIT sponsored CFO Magazine webcast on “The CFO Playbook on Strategy: How finance Teams Improve their Focus on FP&A”. (link provided below)

The message is clear:

  • Finance needs to spend less time gathering, mapping and aggregating data, and MORE time doing analysis in support of the business’ strategic goals. Automation must be embraced where possible!
  • To be effective, Finance professionals must invest in developing business acumen and analytical skills – this is critical to gain an understanding of the business model, followed by effectively managing the drivers of the commercial and operational aspects of the business.
  • The CFO must evolve beyond just thinking about closing the books and updating Wall Street, to becoming an agent of change.
  • Finance leaders need to stay on top of new technologies and methodologies, while partnering with other teams in their organizations to drive strategy and business decisions.

QueBIT specializes in helping Finance organizations evolve in response to digital disruption by combining its expertise in state-of-the-art financial planning, reporting and analysis best practice with a deep knowledge of the tools and technologies available today! QueBIT understands the answer does not lie in “eliminating Excel” as some have suggested (see our Blog post: “We are talking about the WRONG Excel problem!”) but in addressing the problems of data and model management. QueBIT’s approach empowers the Office of Finance to grow its skillset to increase automation and incorporate advanced modeling techniques such as predictive demand planning (for example take a look at QueBIT’s Galileo solution).

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The CFO Playbook on Strategy: How finance Teams Improve their Focus on FP&A
is Available On Demand

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Tips & Tricks

Tips.jpgPlanning Analytics Workspace (PAW) Pro Tips

You may have heard about Planning Analytics Workspace (PAW), the “new” web-based interface for IBM Planning Analytics (PA). PAW is only available on PA 2.0 or greater – if you are still on TM1 10.2 or prior, we hope you consider upgrading and getting access both PAW and the new Excel add-in, Planning Analytics for Excel.

PAW Pro Tip #1: Using Targeted Selections
PAW Pro Tip #2: Interactive Map Visualizations
PAW Pro Tip #3: Using PAW Calculations

Customer Spotlight 

Tractor Supply Company, the largest rural lifestyle
retail store chain in the United States, partnered with QueBIT to develop a merchandise planning system using IBM Cognos TM1.

Listen to Dan Thomas of Tractor Supply share useful and practical Tips and Tricks for TM1 Perspectives Templates. Watch the webinar recording now

Meet the Experts

We are committed to customer satisfaction. How do we maintain this? By investing in a highly skilled team of technology experts. Get to know our talented team.


Walter Coffen, Implementation Manager 

My time in this industry has seen a lot of innovation and complexity, both in terms of our clients’ needs and the tools we have developed to help them.

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