Press Release: Continued Demand and Growth for IBM Analytics and Data Science Solutions

CorPlan are proud to announce a number of net-new customer signings for the IBM Data Analytics and AI offerings in the New Zealand market.

IBM Planning Analytics with Watson and associated business consulting and development services provided by the CorPlan team, continue to be strongly desired. Organisations seeking to automate, improve and remove the manual spreadsheet-based processes with their budgeting, planning, forecasting, reporting and analytics-based processes are benefiting from strong ROI with the implementation of the performance management platform.

The Electricity Authority of New Zealand, who promotes competition in, reliable supply by, and the efficient operation of, the New Zealand electricity industry for the long-term benefit of consumers, recently selected IBM Planning Analytics with Watson and CorPlan for the implementation of their annual budgeting and strategic planning solution.

Shaun Ferris, Chief Financial Officer “The CorPlan team presented an IBM Planning Analytics solution that was well aligned to both our immediate requirements, but also demonstrated a roadmap to support future requirements as we look to extend our capability in the areas of AI and advanced forecasting. At Electricity Authority, we are continually seeking ways to improve our analytics and reporting, and provide the right tools for our team, the IBM Planning Analytics solution supported and delivered by CorPlan is strategically aligned to our vision.”

Vitaco, the developer, manufacturer, and distributor of leading health food products and nutritional supplements, has also selected CorPlan and IBM Planning Analytics for their demand, sales and operational, promotion and financial planning platform.

Andrew Folkard, President – Chief Commercial Officer “Vitaco completed a market scan for a business partner and solution to support our holistic planning, reporting and analytics platform. While several solutions were identified as suitable as a single application or point solution, our team were impressed with IBM Planning Analytics platform and CorPlan to demonstrate a complete integrated planning environment that supports all elements of planning across our business. We have been impressed with the journey with the CorPlan team. CorPlan has provided a transparent process and helped make our decision to proceed, an easy one.”

Matthew Hill, CorPlan Director shares – “In addition to the signing of the Electricity Authority and Vitaco, additional customers in the Higher Education, Retail, Local Government, Not-For-Profit and Manufacturing industries have also commenced engagements with CorPlan this quarter. This highlights that the IBM Planning Analytics offering is not only able to address all elements of planning across the enterprise, but also cross-industry. Our dedicated partnership as an ‘IBM only partner’ has ensured customers have a clear understanding of the IBM roadmap and ensures our team are focussed on being the best and most experienced consultants on the IBM technology, in the New Zealand market.”

In addition, CorPlan has seen a strong demand for the IBM Data Science platforms including SPSS products and Watson Studio, for their ease of use, flexibility and scalability making data science platforms accessible to users of all skill levels. Recent customers include Waikato District Health Board, Hawkes Bay District Health Board, Auckland City Council and The Workshop Collective.

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