We recently shared a use case on how a client is using IBM Cognos TM1 for demand planning in the food and beverage industry. We also have a client in professional services who is using TM1 for demand planning. They are a market-leading business support solutions and services company that serves the majority of the top 100 global communication service providers.
Like most professional services firms, they make their money based on the number of billable hours its consultants service its clients. After we worked with them to build an IBM Cognos TM1-based financial planning and reporting application, they asked us if we could help us with demand planning, which would need to integrate with the overall financial planning application.
We built a demand planning application that enables the team to analyze demand by role, project, geography and status. Now, with this TM1-based demand planning application, the company’s line of business managers and senior executives can optimize staffing resources to better serve their clients.