- The student planning process was a lengthy and labour intensive process.
- Limitations in the existing Excel spreadsheet model meant that reconciling summary values was difficult as the calculations used to derive them were obscure.
- The planning team spent too much time answering queries from the line of business managers.
- Changes to plan took two days to recalculate.
- IBM Cognos Planning tool selected integrated with IBM Cognos BI to produce reports.
- Planning application was designed and delivered in-line with the level of detail required by the business.
- Multi-dimensional design allowed large data sets and complex calculations that were coherent and manageable..
- Menu driven screen design significantly simplified a hitherto complex student planning process.
- The four year plan is now produced in much more detail in less time. The plan now is produced in three to four hours, before it took days
- Changes now take nearer 20 minutes to recalculate, previously it could have taken two days.
- The planning team has more time to analyse the numbers which helps drive future planning cycles.
- The business has more confidence in the numbers and a much more robust planning application.
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