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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IBM Planning Analytics/Cognos TM1: Analyze and Share Data (v10.2)

This three-day instructor led course is designed to teach analysts how to use TM1 to analyze data to discover trends and exceptions, create and customize reports and templates, and contribute to plans. Through a series of lectures and hands-on exercises, participants will learn how to create analyses and enter data in Microsoft Excel and on…

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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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