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Little known TM1 Feature - Ad hoc Consolidations

Posted by Srinivas STP on April 12, 2018

In this blog, let me explain you about one of the hidden/unused feature from IBM Cognos TM1.

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Topics: TM1 on cloud, TM1 hidden feature, Business Intelligence, TM1 Training, TM1, PlanningAnalytics, Technical, Insider, How to, TM1 How To

A junior developers journey: The next step

Posted by Nick McKell on January 8, 2018

The last week have been great in that I have been grinding away at our Planning Analytics + Workspace work and preparing myself for workshops and presentations.

I am happy with how it is progressing in terms of content and the approach that we are taking. Working from home for majority of the last week has been a saving grace too. The extra 2 hours I get that isn’t wasted in commute into the office is a gift. 

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Topics: Insider

A junior developers journey: The introduction

Posted by Nick McKell on December 20, 2017

 

 

 It has been an interesting last month of slow but steady improvement in my TM1 / Planning Analytics journey and soon I'll be off to to teach a small team about how to use Planning Analytics + WorkSpace (PAW). 

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Topics: Insider

Your 8 step guide to success in 2018: For managers and developers alike

Posted by Martin Liwosz on December 15, 2017

 

 

Good bye 2017! We're about to set our new year resolutions, and ready to jump into 2018!

Not without some hard earned rest though.

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Topics: Insider

How CFOs can improve a company's efficiency by automating the process and focusing on Analytics?

Posted by Amendra Pratap on November 3, 2017

As the CFO of your company, your organisation relies on you for more than just numbers. Yes, spreadsheets and financial reports are the hallmarks of your profession.

But what about business intelligence and forecasting?

Today, the explosion of data available in business matches the explosion of competition in today’s markets and CFOs need to harness that wealth of data to compete. CFOs need better business intelligence tools to identify upcoming opportunities and grab them before their competitor does. They also need to foresee potential losses and advise on how to mitigate risk. In short, they need to focus on analytics to be able to predict the future so their business owners can react quickly.

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Topics: Insider

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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Topics: Insider

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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Topics: Insider

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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Topics: Insider

The Octane Difference

Posted by Martin Liwosz on June 25, 2017

Choosing or even switching consulting companies is never an easy choice. Sometimes competitors make that easy be ruining relationships but being the newest on the scene also comes with inherent challenges.

Although we have the best in the business, and we are landing new large clients being the latest player in the market is hard. Especially with customers who think all consultants provide the same.

At times Price seems to be the only way a customer tries to tell us apart but what’s on offer is always VERY different.

So here we are doing something else different, let us tell you about the difference with Octane

Our quest is simple; to be the best, not by our standards, or those of our competitors but as judged by the market, our potential customers.

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Topics: Insider