IBM Cognos Performance Blueprints are helping manufacturers align sales, marketing, finance and operations to drive better informed, more effective planning; react quickly to changes in demand, supply, capacity and product; and measure their progress against key performance objectives. Each manufacturing Performance Blueprint incorporates models for operational and initiative planning, modeling, reporting and analysis – along with proven practices we have learned from working with top manufacturers around the world.
IBM Cognos Performance Blueprints provide a model or framework to help our customers rapidly get value from their IBM Cognos software investment. With best practices, a faster route to results and the top performance management platform, they can find new profitability and insight for their organization. IBM Cognos Performance Blueprints are downloadable free of charge to our customers.
Performance Blueprints for manufacturing include:
- IBM Cognos Trade Promotion Management Performance Blueprint: Learn more about how this Blueprint enables manufacturers to evaluate multiple trade promotions, analyze information and test various scenarios to determine the best promotion investment model to maximize return on investment, and sales lift. Learn how it provides an automated and consistent vehicle to consolidate input from all stakeholders at the corporate, regional and district levels.
- IBM Cognos Sales and Operation Planning Performance Blueprint: Find out how this Blueprint integrates planning activities across finance, operations, production, purchasing, sales and marketing. Using a common platform and workflow, departments can coordinate their sales and production plans and scenarios, forecasts, revenues and campaigns to create enterprise-wide alignment.
- IBM Cognos Sales & Operation Planning (S&OP) Performance Blueprint Executive Review: Learn how this new executive management tool facilitates periodic S&OP reviews by senior management. This Blueprint, which complements the IBM Cognos S&OP Performance Blueprint, helps executives evaluate performance against the existing plan, identify any business or market changes that might necessitate changes to the plan and make necessary adjustments.