Cognos Analytics 11 Custom Report Template

In Cognos Analytics 11, report administrators have the ability to implement company wide templates for developers to start with.  These can be highly custom templates so that end users have less formatting to do before the report is ready for production.  Below is a brief, best practice on implementing a template for a corporate enterprise…

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Implementing TM1 Email Notifications in a Day

by Todd Galuska, eCapital Advisors One request I often get from clients is to have email notifications for TI Processes so administrators are notified when an error occurs. With the introduction of PowerShell, email notifications can be completed with a minimal amount of time and effort. To setup email notifications on your TI Processes you…

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QualityStage Standardization Testing

QualityStage is standardization process for addresses can be very useful when creating a highly cleansed data mart.  The “out of the box” the standardization process is fairly accurate, however there will be some data that needs additional help.  Here is the process for testing your addresses through the standard QualityStage standardization process. Assumption: the standard…

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IBM Planning Analytics TurboIntegrator Debugger Tool is Now Available

Anyone who has ever worked in TM1, specifically a TurboIntegrator (TI) process, knows that trying to diagnose issues with a data loading process can be problematic. It is hard to know if the issue lies in the underlying data, or if there is something is wrong with the coding in the TI process. Many of us developers…

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The End of the Time Scale Debate

By Brady Marr Senior Director, TM1 Practice eCapital Advisors For as long as I have been working in cube-based (OLAP) software, there has been a long running debate about whether to build your cube with a single continuous time dimension, or rather to separate into a Month dimension and a Year dimension. To describe the…

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