IBM Planning Analytics
Deliver confident results faster with IBM Planning Analytics (Powered by TM1). Plan, budget, forecast, analyse and scorecard in one solution for finance teams.

Bhupendra Berdia (Managing Director, 1Direction Global)
Anil Kumar (SME & Solution Architect, Industry Expert)

IBM Planning Analytics is an integrated planning solution that uses AI capability to automate planning, budgeting, and forecasting and drive more intelligent workflows.

Built on TM1 OLAP calculation engine, this enterprise performance management tool allows you to transcend the limits of manual planning to automatized process.  Quickly and easily drive faster, more accurate plans and forecast for all Line of Businesses.

AI-infused planning
Automated model creation, natural language processing, and cognitive help make it even quicker and easier to create an accurate plan.

Superior scale for growing businesses

Acquire insights quickly and adjust plans in real time, even if the face of growing data complexity – without changing existing business processes.



A functionality boost for spreadsheets
Protect your investment in Microsoft Excel while transcending the limitations of spreadsheets. Use a familiar interface with more robust features.

Collaboration across the organization
Break down siloes, unify data, and synchronize planning across the organization to reveal the full picture of your data to drive integrated plans.



One-stop shop
Partnering with IBM means conquering business challenges today and planning for tomorrow with a suite of solutions designed to support the entire analytics journey.

Flexible deployment

Choose between on-premises or on cloud (or both) and access the same data and from anywhere at any time.



Interactive Dashboards
Business users can create various visualization workbooks for insights and deep analysis.

Complete Workflow
Complete workflow for approvals to input budget data and create various scenarios on the fly with complete audit trail of planners are available.

It also incorporates scorecards and dashboards to monitor KPIs.

Implementation Methodology


“When AlRabie decided to improve and enhance their budgeting system, different solutions have been evaluated. The most fulfilling solution has been selected was IBM Cognos TM1. And from IBM partners, 1 Direction Global has been selected for their experience in IBM products, their commitment and dedication. It was a pleasure to work with 1 Direction Global on this project as they were very cooperative and very helpful. Both teams (AlRabie and 1 Direction Global) have done a great job in managing this project, meeting business expectation and achieving its success.”

Shaker, PMO Manager, Leading Food Drinks Company

“It’s goodbye to gigantic spreadsheets, hello to a new simplified and high performing planning application for Arla-KSA, which has put excel budgeting firmly in the past. 1 Direction Global always provide a first-class service, often going above and beyond their remit, to provide excellent support and consultancy advice.”

Shafdar, Planning Manager, largest producer of dairy products in Scandinavia.


IBM Cognos Analytics

Unearth deep insights with IBM Cognos Analytics, powered by Artificial Intelligence. Put the power of deep data exploration in the hands of every business user. 1Direction Global Cognos Analytics Consultants can show you how.

IBM Planning Analytics

Deliver confident results faster with IBM Planning Analytics (Powered by TM1). Plan, budget, forecast, analyse and scorecard in one solution for finance teams.

IBM Cognos Controller

Financial Consolidation & Reporting supports the close, consolidation and reporting process with the agility and affordability of an integrated solution.It also helps finance teams deliver financial results, create informative financial and management reports and provide the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) with an enterprise view of key financial ratios and metrics.

IBM Watson Studio

Smart data discovery, automated predictive analytics and cognitive capabilities enable you to interact with data conversationally. Advanced analytics blended with simplicity. Discover relationships and Test correlations.

IBM Cloud Pak for Data

IBM Cloud Pak®️ for Data is a fully-integrated data and AI platform that modernizes how businesses collect, organize and analyze data to infuse AI throughout their organizations. Cloud native by design, the platform unifies market-leading services spanning the entire analytics lifecycle. The solution fully supports multicloud environments such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Azure, Google Cloud, IBM Cloud®️ and private cloud deployments. Find out how IBM Cloud Pak for Data can lower your total cost of ownership and accelerate innovation.


Scorecards can be an extremely effective tool for helping organizations define, monitor and communicate progress toward strategic objectives. The scorecarding capabilities available in IBM® Planning Analytics enable organizations to integrate their metrics and key performance indicators (KPIs) into high-participation planning, budgeting and forecasting processes. Scorecards help drive greater accountability and strategy execution.