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Intelligence for the IBM Cognos Capital Project Planning
What if it were possible to have a single capital expenditure
planning system that met the needs of divisions across the entire world and also
allowed each planner to submit capital expenditure requests in their local
currency while consolidating real-time in the home country currency? And
wouldn’t it be nice to link capital expenditure requests, request
justifications, IT work hours required for capital projects, and depreciation
projections to better forecast all capital spending requirements? Decision
makers could continually fine-tune projected capital expenditures to maintain
forward visibility into their capital plans. And capital projections could be
leveraged as indicators of future treasury needs and their effects on other
organizational planning processes.
Blueprint enables decision makers to reach consensus on a capital plan, while
understanding the financial impact of their decisions on both income and cash
The Capital Project Planning Blueprint BI component is
Enable functions accessing data to fully participate and drive towards corporate goals and strategic initiatives.
Provide integration to the IBM Cognos Capital Planning Blueprint—a planning solution that captures planned capital expenditure
Access and analyze actual and forecast capital expenditure.
Conduct information gathering to drive corporate decisions around capital expenditure and their causal effect on goals and strategic initiatives.
Provide a framework so the whole company shares a common view to achieve the same goals and strategies.
Measure capital expenditure performance using metrics like original v. adjusted or adjusted v. actual
Contributors in business units across the organization input plans to meet business goals or strategies. These plans are reviewed and adjusted as needed to fit the enterprise-wide objectives. To provide a feature-rich Business Intelligence experience, a business-centric model using Framework Manager is developed and published to the IBM Cognos 8 BI server. Within the IBM Cognos 8 BI server are dashboards, reports, ad hoc queries, and analyses built on the published Framework Manager package and grouped according to the business function
The architecture in the diagram below shows the high-level Blueprint