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What makes a good TM1 consultant?

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2 min

The simple answer to what makes a good TM1 consultant is anyone who can do their programming in turbo integrator, write business rules, feeders, and perform an installation of TM1. Can it really be that simple? If those are the qualities of a consultant then what does it mean to be a TM1 developer? This is where the confusion starts. If the above  are qualities of a TM1 developer (which is the first stage of becoming a TM1 Consultant) that means we are yet to discover the answer to the question. Know that the expectation of a consultant is over and above that of developer. So what should you ...

Planning Analytics Virtual Dimensions through TI Process

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6 min

Background Virtual Dimensions will change the game of Analysis with Planning Analytics (Powered By TM1) You can use Product, Customer or Employee Attributes in your slice/dice/pivot tools as ‘Virtual Dimensions’ without having to physically define them as a dimension when creating the cube You can add virtual dimension at any time after the cube exists, so your analysis opportunities are endless Cubes can now be half the size and twice as fast bec ause you don’t need physical dimensions to drive analysis And further, you can add fresh new data to your analysis ‘On the Fly’ with no disruption ...

Maximum Login Attempts in TM1

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1 min

What happens when a user attempts 3 incorrect passwords in TM1? When the user attempts the 4th time he/she will get a message saying: “The maximum number of login attempts has been exceeded”  How do we resolve this?        Option 1: Admin user to go to Security and then to Client/Groups And then clear that user’s password and re-type a new password And then shoot an email to the user saying your temp password is xxxx and please follow the steps to change your password (which is for the user to login using his new temp password and then go to Security and select change password)  Option 2: ...

Capturing and Viewing Rule Statistics in TM1

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3 min

TM1 has got multiple control cubes. One of the control cube which was introduced with the release of planning analytics is }StatsByRule Control cube. With the help of this control cube a number of rule related stats can be viewed   This cube has got 3 dimensions }Cubes – Each cube on the TM1 server is included as an element in this dimension }LineNumber – elements 1 through 10,000. The elements correspond to line numbers in a TM1 rule. }RuleStats – Contains elements that correspond to the information and statistics that are stored for rules on your TM1 server, Including   Element Description ...

6 Tactics to Implement Rolling Forecast

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3 min

Budgeting and Forecasting is a key function provided by the Finance team. Its no secret that most of the teams dread the budgeting period. Not only it ends up being a manual data crunching and bogged down in spreadsheets it also is a soul destroying exercise as many Finance professionals go through the motions knowing that the numbers they are generating are not relevant and cannot be reliably used to make key enterprise decisions.  Organisational complexity is growing. Business demands more insights, better granularity and driver based projections. With evolving business environment ability ...