Unlock Excel Power: User-Defined Calculations in IBM Planning Analytics

May 30, 2024

In the dynamic world of finance, precision and flexibility are paramount. That is why we are excited to introduce you to a game-changing feature in IBM Planning Analytics: User-Defined Calculations (UDCs). Imagine having the power to define your ad-hoc calculations within your planning and reporting views, all while harnessing the might of server-side processing. It is not a dream but a reality, thanks to IBM Planning Analytics.  

What are User-Defined Calculations?  

User-defined calculations (UDCs) are now supported through a groundbreaking worksheet function called DefineCalc. With DefineCalc, you can register or unregister server-side calculation definitions within the IBM Planning Analytics for Microsoft Excel add-on. This means you can determine what should be calculated and how, giving you unparalleled control over your financial models.  

Synthetic Members for Enhanced Reporting  

But it does not stop there. IBM Planning Analytics empowers users further by enabling them to create synthetic members that seamlessly integrate into their reporting. Using MDX expressions, you can craft new named synthetic members. With DefineCalc, you can instruct Planning Analytics for Excel on how to rewrite MDX expressions sent to the data source, ensuring your reports accurately reflect your unique calculations.  

Take advantage of the opportunity to revolutionize your financial planning and reporting processes. Breakaway Technologies, a trusted leader founded in 1998, is here to guide you through the possibilities offered by IBM Planning Analytics. Our mission has always been to simplify reporting, planning, and forecasting for finance and accounting teams.  

Contact Breakaway Technologies today and let us journey towards unparalleled efficiency and precision. We tailor business and technological solutions to meet your needs, focusing on results that drive your success. Whether you are a valued client or a potential partner, you will appreciate our unwavering commitment to your growth.  

Join us in embracing the future of finance with IBM Planning Analytics and Breakaway Technologies by your side. Let us define a brighter financial future together. 

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