Take complexity out of Excel and systemize your data with IBM Cognos TM1 and Planning Analytics

Posted by Amendra Pratap on November 3, 2017

IBM Cognos TM1 supported by Planning Analytics is the ideal technology for making Excel-centric budgeting, forecasting, financial reporting and any spreadsheet-based analytical application scale to the enterprise.

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Increase your TM1 engagement with end User Training

Posted by Amendra Pratap on October 27, 2017

Is your organisation not realising the full potential of your IBM TM1 implementation?

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Being a Consultant: Master vs Jack of all trades

Posted by Akshay Rathi on October 26, 2017

In this article is not about being a master and his trusted advisor, this is about trying to find out what are the necessary traits for a successful consultant. I'll be comparing the ideas of 'Master of one' Vs 'Jack of All' Vs 'Master of All'.

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Removing the ‘bug’ from Debugging in TM1

Posted by Amin Mohammed on October 18, 2017

Often times, when we as a developer are loading the data from a particular source and intend to create a view to debug the data for analysis and troubleshooting, typically we do it by creating the view and subsets and assigning the subsets to the view in Prolog tab.

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It's important to know how to handle null values in TM1

Posted by Sasidaran MR on October 10, 2017

By default a numeric value in TM1 is 0. If an attempt is made to store a zero in a cell of the cube, that storage request is ignored. If we input 0 for an intersection, TM1 treat it as NO value instead of 0 value. Instead we can use the UNDEFVALS function. This is to be defined in the Rules file which will enable the end user to input 0 value.

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A how to be a better developer

Posted by Martin Liwosz on October 2, 2017

It's hard in our industry particularily when when starting to guage how good you are or how much you know in relation to the products, especially when you don't get to mix and mingle with other Planning Analytics or TM1 developers. Worse is that you don't get to see / hear about other implementations / environments.

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How to Implement Parallel Interaction in TM1

Posted by Swetha DC on September 28, 2017

With today's increase in data volumes it is becoming more important to handle the high demand (either loading or accessing) of data conccurrently or in parallel. This blog will assist you by noting the benefits, enabling the functionality, as well as giving you an example.

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Topics: Technical, Business Intelligence, PlanningAnalytics

Data Governance IBM Cognos

Posted by Amendra Pratap on September 22, 2017

Balancing Flexibility and Standards - IBM Cognos TM1 Govern Data Discovery

The world of data has infinite variety…and infinite requirements. No single analytics solution will please everyone. But it is possible to combine the strengths of complementary solutions to help meet the needs of both enterprise IT personnel who crave data governance and the end business users who are hungry for self-service. IBM offers different flavors of analytics to bring you the best side-by-side experience.

In today’s blog, I would like to focus on IBM Cognos TM1 Planning Analytics - a unique union of data governance reporting and dashboards coupled with smart data discovery that just about anyone can use. With self-service, cognitive insight, visualisation, data governance, reporting and sharing, this blended analytics solution is bigger than the sum of its parts.

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The Most Influential BI Trends in 2017

Posted by Amendra Pratap on September 4, 2017

I have been closely following and writing about trends in the business intelligence market over the past three years. During this time, I can’t say that we’ve seen any “radically new” trends, and I don’t expect any to emerge in the second half of 2017. What I have seen, so far in 2017, is the “evolution” of the dominant trends driving a dynamic BI market. The global business intelligence market is expected to reach USD 26.50 billion by 2021, growing at a CAGR of around 8.4% between 2016 and 2021 (Zion Market Research).

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Topics: Business Intelligence

Have You Considered Outsourcing Your TM1 Support? Great!

Posted by Amendra Pratap on June 26, 2017

This may be the most cost effective and scalable method to take your TM1 application to the next level.

There are many reasons why outsourcing your TM1 support and development could be the right solution for your organisation:

- Access to highly skilled TM1 developers on demand in a cost effective way

- Models built a couple of years ago haven't evolved with the business

- Lack of ownership within the organisation

- Shortage of skilled TM1 specialists capable of managing the application

In today's blog, we would like to list and discuss the five key benefits of outsourcing your TM1 support services rather than managing them in-house.

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