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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CA11: Prospective Cognos 11 or Cognos Analytics

Cognos 11 or Cognos Analytics, as it’s been renamed now, is IBM’s latest enterprise release for the Business Intelligence platform.  The first thing every prior Cognos user will see is the completely new web interface (see below). One of the main reasons for this new interface is to bring an “any-device” interface to the consumers. …

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CA 11: Themes and Extensions

Themes and extensions are a great way to customize your Cognos instance.  The overall theme of Cognos can drive user adoption by instilling confidence that the tool was tailor-made for a corporations solution. In previous versions of Cognos, changing the theme of Cognos was a bit trickier. It would require the source CSS files to…

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IBM Planning Analytics (on Cloud) Important Update

An important Planning Analytics update will be applied to all client cloud environments during February and March of 2017. The installation of this update will be done during the week during each customer’s non-business hours and customers will receive advanced notification of the dates and times the update will be performed. IBM will schedule different…

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IBM Planning Analytics Local is Now Available

IBM Planning Analytics Local V2.0 Effective December 14, 2016, IBM Planning Analytics Local V2.0 (formerly known as IBM Cognos TM1) is now available. This innovative technology offers a single planning and analysis solution that can be deployed locally.Version 2.0 brings an interface for improved speed, agility, and foresight: IBM Planning Analytics Workspace. New Functionality in…

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