Financial Close, Consolidation and Reporting

Accurate, auditable close, consolidation and reporting – IBM Cognos Controller enables finance teams to automate and accelerate the financial close with minimal IT support.

Why IBM Cognos Controller?
The Business Benefits

More effective solutions for complex financial consolidation


  • Multiple currencies
  • Complex ownership structure
  • Changing organisation structure
  • Multiple organisation structures
  • Constant currency reporting
  • Intercompany Trading
  • Multiple GAAP requirements


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More Efficient Financial Period Close


  • Guided user experience and workflow
  • Easy data loading
  • Connection to ERP and finance ledger systems
  • Automatic data reconciliation
  • Automatic eliminations
  • Automatic currency translation
  • Acquisitions
  • Allocations
  • Automatic Cashflow


Improved audit control


  • Audit trail
  • Journal control


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As an IBM Gold Business Partner we are proud to have achieved Platinum status for client satisfaction


We have not used a lot of consultancy, it has been a case of learning, experimenting and using Aramar in a mentoring capacity for advice, Aramar are very good at a quick fix, and I feel comfortable to pick up the phone.

Simon Wilson

Whenever we have contacted Aramar for advice they have always been helpful and willing to assist where they can.

Trusted by organisations from medium-sized privately owned groups to the largest global corporations, thousands of Group Finance Directors worldwide rely on IBM Cognos Controller for production of their consolidated financial results.

IBM Cognos Controller delivers accurate, fully auditable financial results, a guided period close user experience, and automatic consolidation and reporting. It is a solution that enables finance teams to automate and accelerate the financial close without any reliance on IT. Where complex ownership, intercompany trading, multi-currency, multiple GAAP and changing group structures are a problem, we recommend Controller to provide clarity, accuracy, integrity, stability and enterprise scalability.

Controller is easy for accountants to adopt and can be owned and managed completely by the Finance team. Controller integrates seamlessly with IBM Planning Analytics and Cognos Analytics, to provide near real-time update of Group Finance data for reporting, analysis and planning. IBM Cognos Controller is available to be deployed via IBM Cloud Software as a Service, on your own IT hardware, or third-party cloud.

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