IBM Cognos FSR, Aesop and Sun Tzu
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When I think about the capabilities of our IBM Cognos FSR solution it reminds me a lot of Aesop’s fable about the Ant and the Grasshopper. It’s about preparing today for more challenging times. If you don’t know this fable I’ve included it below as it’s so short it’s not worth paraphrasing. The story goes like this:
One summer’s day, a merry Grasshopper was dancing, singing and
playing his violin with all his heart. He saw an Ant passing by, bearing
along with great toil a wheatear to store for the winter.
Get your house in order so that when the onslaught of work comes you can focus on the right things. IBM Cognos FSR is one of those solutions that helps with that “preparation” and the FSR solution can grow with those changing regulatory, compliance, and performance reporting requirements. I spoke with our Product Marketing Director, Dan O’Brien, about IBM Cognos FSR and how he explains the capabilities to our customer base. He said the hardest part is explaining how transformational this software is for finance departments. It’s almost like “selling cars to people still using a horse-and-carriage. This solution is so far advanced that a lot of customers find it hard to believe that it can really work that seamlessly.” No buggy whips required. I’ve seen the technology in action and its pretty incredible.
Look, we all know that today’s hyper kinetic, ingloriously competitive business climate is calling for organizations to react and respond more ably than ever before while at the same time these organizations are being asked to comply with increased regulatory, compliance, and external reporting requirements showing no signs of abatement.
Analytically-driven organizations are not wasting time while these ever-changing, always demanding disclosure management-related processes spiral out of control. At risk is more time robbed by these lower value activities from the real analytical and predictive research finance needs to be doing that’s the most value added. Also, we know the outcome of reporting late or reporting the wrong numbers. Why not take a look at IBM Cognos FSR???
Top performing companies have found a way to manage these additional regulatory and external reporting requirements through the use of IBM Cognos FSR. This solution has raised the bar in not only managing the disclosure process, including XBRL capabilities, but this solution also has assisted organizations with their performance reporting needs too. This solution can automate and manage the complex tasks of collecting, editing and reporting various performance and financial data for finance, treasury, reconciliations, portfolio and asset management, audit, and risk management, etc.
Reporting now requires structured and unstructured information which is highly susceptible to errors, especially when handled manually to edit, review, and publish that data into narrative management reports. So get out ahead of these manual intensive, error-prone processes and leveraging an integrated solution that can automate and effectively manage these tasks because the pace of change for what’s being expect of the office of finance and it isn’t slowing.
I encourage you to take a look at IBM Cognos FSR and see what it can do for your organization because there’s only more changes coming. Be prepared for it with IBM Cognos FSR.
“The art of war teaches us to rely not on the likelihood of the enemy’s not coming, but on our own readiness to receive him; not on the chance of his not attacking, but rather on the fact that we have made our position unassailable.” – Sun Tzu
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