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Financial Reporting and Disclosure
Business Intelligence and Analytics

 IBM C-Suite Study - Focus on CFO's

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is a solutions provider to the office of finance for our international base of clients.  Our clients view us as business partners delivering excellence in IBM Clarity, IBM Cognos TM1 and the remaining family of IBM Cognos solutions.

Our team of project managers, business consultants and technical consultants bring unmatched understanding of the business issues and superior technical expertise to maximize ROI and value in every relationship.


Clear Insight is an authorized IBM Business Analytics software reseller so we are able to provide complete solutions with consulting, software and services. We can process your product and support renewals at very competitive prices.
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Clear Insight Newsletter
July 2014


With the launch of our July newsletter we are quickly moving into the second half of 2014 and Q3 for many of you.

Perhaps this was the year to upgrade to a true financial planning and reporting solution and reduce your dependency on spreadsheets.   For others it was the year to upgrade your old version of Clarity and move to Cognos.  If you're in one of these categories time is of the essence and we can help.

Leverage this newsletter's articles, our blog, our YouTube channel and then reach out and talk to us.   Our business is to help you gain back Time, Control and Confidence in all areas of the office of finance.

All the best for a great July.

On behalf of Clear Insight - Happy Reading and Watching!
Ian Margerison


Clear Insight Services 

Love it or hate it - Excel is here to stay.  Here are a few tricks to make your life a little easier. 


These are some simple keyboard shortcuts to save you time.


 Download a handy sheet of Excel tips and tricks 

Clear Insight has many trained and experienced consultants ready to assist you with your training, consulting, or support needs for your IBM Cognos TM1 solutions.  Contact us today for more information!




With the release of Cognos TM1 10.2.2, there are a number of updates users should try out. Here is a quick look at some of the ones we recommend checking out.


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We are also running a webinar to discuss the various key features and the considerations for upgrading.


Join the July 24th Webinar on 10.2.2


Financial Reporting & Disclosure 
IBM C-Suite Study - Focus on CFO'swheel  

This report draws upon input from the 4,183 CxOs that were interviewed as part of IBM's first study of the entire C-suite. The CFO's role is a pivotal one, as all top executives recognize. CxOs say they work more closely with the CFO than with any other C-suite colleague except the CEO. And CEOs rely more heavily
on the CFO than on the rest of the C-suite when they're formulating business strategy.

Recent events have reinforced the CFO's elevated status. The CFOs that were interviewed stated almost everything they do has become more important over the past three years...


Download the full white paper


Business Intelligence & Analytics 
Wondering want Business Analytics could do for your company?BAEWorkshop

Clear Insight is preparing to sponsor "The Business Analytics Experience" for people just like you!  


The Business Analytics Experience Workshop is a highly interactive event ideal for providing your cross-functional team with a taste of what's possible for an analytics-driven organization. Divided into small competitive teams, participants role play executives in a fictitious company in a fun hands-on environment. Using simulated data and challenged with specific business goals, they must use business analytics in real time to determine:

"what's possible in an analytics driven organization"

Read More 


Upcoming Events  

Clarity 7 Studio - In Class TrainingTrainingRegistration 
This is an intermediate course for Administrators, Project Implementers and Template and Report Developers. Eligible for CPE Credits.

Join us in Toronto, Sept 16 -18th, 2014 for a 3 day hands on training class.


Webinar - Clarity 7WebinarRegistration 

On IBM Clarity 7 and wondering whats next? - A webinar to map your future!

Complimentary Webinar
Date:   July 10th , 2014
Time:   2:00 - 3:00pm


Webinar - IBM TM1 10.2.2TM1Webinar 

What's New with IBM Cognos TM1 10.2.2 & Why You Need It!

Complimentary Webinar  
Date:   July 24th , 2014
Time:   2:00 - 3:00pm