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IBM TM1 Cognos user experience white paper 2022

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This white paper was written to describe the level of self-service users can expect from TM1. Download the full white paper in PDF below.   This white paper was written to describe the level of self-service users can expect from TM1. To understand what users can expect from TM1, imagine your organisation’s finance office is a house. In this house, users are busy building different kinds of rooms. Popular rooms include budgeting and forecasting. In an adjacent room, analysis of financials is taking place. Down the hallway a report is being created. In addition to the rooms, there is furniture ...

Celebrating Five Fabulous Years for Octane Software Solutions

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It’s an amazing feeling as we gear up to celebrate Octane’s 5th anniversary. What started as an idea and nurtured by me and my senior leaders is fast transforming into an established and growing enterprise. Five years is usually a significant milestone in a startup’s life as it pushes you into a grown-up zone. It’s been an exciting journey and the pandemic indeed threw some curveballs at us. From Macquarie to Octane I am often asked about the motivation to resign from Macquarie Group to start Octane. Macquarie was an excellent learning ground to nurture one’s entrepreneurial fire. I found a ...

Octane Software Solutions Partner With QUBEdocs to Deliver Cutting Edge Document Automation

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Octane Software Solutions is a cutting edge technology and services provider to the Office of Finance. Octane is partnered with vendors like IBM and BlackLine to provide AI-based solutions to help finance teams automate their processes and increase their ability to provide business value to the enterprise. Qubedocs is an automated IBM Planning Analytics documenter. It generates automated documentation within minutes and ensures compliance and knowledge management within your organisation. So, we're excited to announce our partnership with QUBEdocs - a solution that takes the resources and ...

Planning Analytics with Watson (TM1) Training made easy

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We have made it easier for your users to access Planning Analytics with Watson (TM1) Training.   This week we launched our online training for Planning Analytics with Watson PAW and PAX; available online in instructor-led, 4-hour sessions.    Planning Analytics with Watson (TM1) Training This training provides the ideal time for you to spend some of your allocated training budgets; often assigned but never utilised on something that you can actually apply in your workplace. We have made it easy for you to book your training online in a few easy steps. IBM has been consistently improving and ...

What's in a name? Watson in the name!

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Starting 1 April 2021, "with Watson" will be added to the name of the IBM Planning Analytics solution. IBM® Planning Analytics with Watson will be the official product name represented on the IBM website, in the product login and documentation, as well as in marketing collateral. However, IBM TM1® text will be maintained in descriptions of planning analytics' capabilities, differentiators and benefits.   What is the "Watson" in Planning Analytics with Watson? The cognitive help feature within Planning Analytics with Watson is the help system used in IBM Planning Analytics Workspace (Cloud). ...

Data Analysis using Dynamic Array formulas

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How to create reports using dynamic array formulas in Planning Analytics TM1   In our previous blog (https://blog.octanesolutions.com.au/what-are-dynamic-array-formulas-and-why-you-should-use-them), we discussed about Dynamic Array formulas and highlighted the key reasons and advantages to start using DA formulas. In this blog, we will try to create a few intuitive reports based on custom reports built on PAfE. The data set we will be using is shows the employee details in “Employee” cube with the following dimensionality:   Dimension Measure Year  Department Version Name/Desc Sr.No Current ...

Dynamic Array formulas in IBM PA TM1 - Supercharge your Excel report

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  What are Dynamic Array formulas and why you should use them?   In this blog article (and few other upcoming blogs), I am going to write about the capabilities of Dynamic Array (DA) functions with examples and demonstrate to you some great features it has that I believe can empower the PA Analysts to do all differently sorts of data analysis in a simpler and much more intuitive way, thereby enhancing their productivity. To start off, lets first understand what Dynamic Array functions actually are? To put it simply, the DA functions are those functions that leverages Excel’s latest DA ...

Octane Celebrates 4th Anniversary

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2020 has been an interesting year for us !     Celebrations This month Octane celebrates our 4th anniversary. Never imagined that we would be celebrating with our team members across different geographies via online gifts and Teams meetings. Normally we fly in all our team members to one location for the weekend and have a great time bonding. However with the global pandemic we had to adapt as the rest of the world is. The journey so far On the whole, reflecting back on the journey so far on our anniversary 2020 certainly has thrown in an riveting challenge. Having started from a small shared ...

Session Timeout for TM1Web, PAW and PAX

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We might often get a request from users that TM1 session has logged. As per the client requirement and standards, need to increase or decrease the session timeout. Changing the session timeout is a trade-off, it should not be too big or too small. If it’s too big then many inactive sessions can lead to server performance issues. If it is too small, then the user experience might be affected.  Each application of TM1 has its separate session timeout parameter. Jump into the respective section, depending upon your need. TM1Web 1. Go to \IBM\cognos\tm1_64\webapps\tm1web\WEB-INF\configuration and ...

Adding images in PAW

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In this article I would like to share a very useful tip on how we can use different methods to adding images in Planning Analytics Workspace; one that is very well known, one that is lesser-known and one that is relatively unknown. I intend to touch base on the first two methods while focusing more on the latter one.  But before I begin, as I write this blog article, there has been more than 2 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 worldwide with over 130,00 deaths and I wish to take a moment on behalf of Octane Software Solutions and express our deepest condolences with all those and their ...