Perth Visit ... a travelogue

Posted by Bhagya CV on October 12, 2018

Business trip to Australia…

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Topics: PlanningAnalytics, Business Intelligence, TM1, TM1 How To, Planning Analytics, Planning Analytics Workspace, PA Workspace, PAW and PA, Octane Software Solutions

Innovate with Planning, Analysis & Scorecarding Seminar in Sydney

Posted by Bidesh Pal on September 26, 2018

This Tuesday (25th Sep 2018) Octane Solutions proudly hosted a meeting for Senior Finance, IT Executives and Experts representing various companies and industries. The event was kicked-of by Mr. Amendra Pratap (MD, Octane Solutions) and Mr. Thomas Maddocks (ANZ Software Sales Leader - Commercial, IBM). This was followed by a solution demonstration conducted by Mr. Kevin Jessop (Lead FPM Solution Specialist, IBM) and a panel discussion.

Thank you to all who attended our Executive Breakfast event; We were pleasantly overwhelmed with the response and excitement in the room.

Redefining Planning and Analysis with an infusion of Visual, Cognitive, and Predictive analytics capabilities is now a reality.

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Topics: IBM PA, TM1, PlanningAnalytics, PA, Planning Analytics, Octane Software Solutions, PA and PAW, Business Intelligence, Planning Analytics Workspace, PA 2.0.5, PA Workspace, PAW and PA, Planning Analytics Seminar

Planning Analytics 2.0.5 : All you need to know!

Posted by Srinivas STP on July 12, 2018

IBM has recently launched its Planning Analytics version 2.0.5 (on 25th June 2018); this article captures highlights of what’s new, improved and denounced.

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Topics: Planning Analytics, PlanningAnalytics, TM1 hidden feature, PA 2.0.5, Octane Software Solutions, TM1 Support, Cognos 10.2.x, PA and PAW, IBM PA, TM1 How To, TM1 Training, TM1

Add Number Formats using TI

Posted by Amin Mohammed on June 20, 2018

One of the most neglected and least prioritised activity among the grand scheme of development, in my opinion, is applying correct formats to data, both in cubes as well as standard web reports. In all fairness, if you’re one of my kind (occasionally-fall-into-a-slack type) who often miss out on this detail, then you have arrived at the right place. In my defence, I still feel that given the number of data points that one must apply formatting, it is only natural to miss a few, which then gets picked by business in live environment.

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Topics: TI Optimisation, TurboIntegrator, Cognos 10.2.x, PAW and PA, PA and PAW, Planning Analytics, PlanningAnalytics, TM1, TM1 Support, Octane Software Solutions, Number Formatting

Caveat Around Concurrent Data Loads - Part A

Posted by Shyam Ramakrishnan on June 5, 2018

With users unceasingly (almost perennially) demanding higher data upload speed and concurrent transfers, this blog offers insight and considerations one should keep in mind while simultaneously executing a Turbo Integrator (TI) process. It also highlights steps to avoid TI looping and/or thrashing.

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Topics: TI Optimisation, TurboIntegrator, Octane Software Solutions, TM1 Support, PAW and PA, IBM PA, PlanningAnalytics

Cognos BI 10.2.x is alive again!!

Posted by Bidesh Pal on April 27, 2018

Most who are still on Cognos Business Intelligence software version 10.2.x would know that the software version was due End of Service this April 2018. It was quite dreading for existing users who had not planned an upgrade to Cognos Analytics (or C11 as it is called within IBM) just yet as it wasn’t really a straight forward version upgrade but a complete overhaul in the way you would interact with Cognos BI; more intuitive, user friendly and insightful but requires a bit of learning and a little more unlearning. 

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Topics: Cognos 10.2.x, PlanningAnalytics, TM1 Support, Business Intelligence

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

IBM PA Workspace Installation & Benefits for Windows 2016

Posted by Srinivas STP on February 27, 2018

In this weeks blog, our team make it our duty to shine some light on right tool your company can choose to meet your business needs. We will cover the much discussed benefits of installing and using IBM's Planning Analytics workspace on Windows 2016.

    1. What is PA and PAW
    2. PAW and Windows 2016
    3. Benefits on PAW on Windows 2016


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Topics: Accounting, Finance, Upgrade, TM1 Training, TM1, Aritificial Intelligence, PlanningAnalytics, Business Intelligence, Technical, Planning Analytics, PA, IBM PA, Planning Analytics Workspace, IBM Microsoft Windows Compatibility, PA and PAW, PAW, PA Workspace, PAW and PA

How to improve the performance of a Dynamic Subset?

Posted by Sasidaran MR on December 18, 2017

As a TM1 consultant, one of our challenging tasks is improving performance.

Often dynamic subsets cause memory leakage and in turn affect performance. Let’s discuss, how to convert dynamic subset to static subset with an example.

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Topics: Business Intelligence, TM1, PlanningAnalytics, Technical

IBM TM1 10.2 vs IBM Planning Analytics

Posted by Srinivas STP on December 12, 2017

Loss vs Gain?

As we know – one thing that is constant is change and in the technology the change is always for the advancement from current and improvising the existing features.

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Topics: Business Intelligence, PlanningAnalytics, TM1, Upgrade