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QueBIT Blog: TM1 Performance Tips and Tricks

Posted by: Roman Harasymiak & Colin Macdonald Jun 19, 2017 9:05:00 AM
As you may know, the foundations for TM1 (Planning Analytics) as we know it today were built over 30 years ago… and just as other technologies have evolved over that time period the TM1 engine has... Read More

Mastering the TM1 DBRW Excel Function

Posted by Robin Stevens

In this article we delve into the DBRW function in IBM Cognos TM1. Read on for our rundown of what it is, when to use it, and how to fix it when it's broken.

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Topics: TM1, Cognos Analytics

Delivering TM1TOP Data with Postman and the REST API

Posted by Mike Cowie

In our second article in our series on the TM1 SDK we dive into TM1 REST API. 

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Topics: TM1

QueBIT Blog: Introducing a new blog series on the IBM Cognos TM1 SDK

Posted by Mike Cowie

Gary Quirke and I had the pleasure of organizing and presenting “A Power Users' Guide to the TM1 SDK and Planning Analytics” at the 2016 IBM Vision conference on Orlando, Florida. Our goal for the presentation was to provide attendees with a picture of the possible with the TM1 SDK, targeted toward both non-programmers and programmers who simply want to understand the alternative ways in which we can solve real business problems, new and old, using the powerful TM1 SDK tools that IBM has provided, which include the REST API, Java Extensions and TM1 Web APIs. We received very positive feedback, so thank you to everyone who was able to attend!

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Topics: TM1

QueBIT Blog-Tips for Optimizing TM1 Performance

Posted by Ann-Grete Tan

Try Googling “TM1 Performance problem” and a lot of advice comes up. Some of it contains useful information, for example http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21454290.

And then there is the “shot in the dark” stuff like this which is only helpful if your problem happens to have this one cause (and is useless otherwise): http://pic.dhe.ibm.com/infocenter/ctm1/v10r1m0/index.jsp?topic=%2Fcom.ibm.swg.ba.cognos.tm1_api.10.1.0.doc%2Fc_tm1serverperformance_n802b4.html

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Topics: TM1

TM1 10.2.2 Release Information - What you Need to Know

Posted by Mike Cowie

TM1 10.2.2's release was, probably not coincidentally, in advance of the IBM Vision 2014 conference in Orlando. Continue reading to find out more about the release.

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Topics: TM1

A Good Reason to Look Forward to Budget Season

Posted by Jennifer Field

TM1 Brings Light to Emergent BioSolutions’ Financial Planning and Forecasting

For a lot of finance departments, the thought of sitting down to prepare the annual budget can send shivers down spines. After all, budgeting and planning season can be a messy endeavor, full of tabbed Excel spreadsheets, back-and-forth budget approval requests, and a MASTER budget sheet that needs constant corrections before it is finalized.  All of these tasks are issued manually through email requests and via the physical distribution of documents and reports. And to make matters worse, there has to be swift coordination between all business units, as well as the executive management teams.

What if budgeting didn’t have to be so complicated or error-prone? Emergent BioSolutions—a global specialty pharmaceutical company—found out the night-and-day difference that an automated, integrated budgeting and forecasting solution can make. It represents a complete cultural change for Emergent. This exciting transition meant going from static, once-a-year budgeting and forecasting, to a dynamic, rolling forecast.

According to Felipe Alcorta, Director of Financial Systems & Analysis, “We are constantly on a rolling forecast. 9 months into the year, we’re already 3 quarters of the way to establishing a budget before the planning period actually begins.”

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Topics: TM1

Does TM1 need Excel?

Posted by Ann-Grete Tan

YES! Do you agree? If so, read no further :) !

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Topics: TM1

Training 101: Steps your Organization can Take to Improve Knowledge Share

Posted by Sandy Midili

There are seven learning styles that make it challenging for instructors and design teams to meet the individual learning needs of their students. In order to provide an effective training class, you need to incorporate:

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Topics: TM1, Training

What can TM1 Multi-threaded Queries do for you: An introduction

Posted by Mike Cowie

This article will give you a high-level overview of TMQ and what it means for your TM1 Applications. Read on for an introduction to some of the research QueBIT Labs is doing to maximize the benfits of MTQ.

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Topics: TM1

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