Last year, IBM announced (in somewhat non-committal terms) the end of life for Cognos 10. And while the actual timeline for when IBM will cease support of C10 is not fully clear, the clock is certainly ticking. So rather than viewing your Cognos upgrade as a “lift and shift” to meet an impending hard deadline, you have an opportunity today to re-imagine and re-launch your enterprise analytics on a schedule that works for you to unlock the remarkable new features and functionality of Cognos 11, or Cognos Analytics as it’s known.
Topics: Cognos Analytics
Cognos Analytics boasts a rich platform for managing an enterprise BI deployment. To gain enterprise status a platform has much more to worry about than visuals. Instead it must focus on ensuring a reliable user experience through scalability, availability and security. Cognos achieves this status through features such as Routing Sets, External Authentication, Security Inheritance, Group Memberships, Scheduling, Credential Management, Historical Data and Content Retention Policies. Though not the flashy dashboards and drillable charts, these features are what makes Cognos Analytics a solid enterprise infrastructure.
If you are still using TM1 10.2.2 (or an older version), there are a lot of compelling reasons to upgrade to IBM Planning Analytics (TM1 11).
In the coming weeks, IBM will be rolling out significant improvements to your Planning Analytics Cloud environment to improve stability and conform with the latest security and compliance regulation, known as GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation).
Recently the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) started a firestorm when they published an article titled “Stop Using Excel, Finance Chiefs Tells Staffs” (https://www.wsj.com/article_email/stop-using-excel-finance-chiefs-tell-staffs-1511346601-lMyQjAxMTE3NjMzMDQzNDA4Wj/).
Welcome back to our PAW Pro Tips blog series. In the previous blog, we looked at how to create interactive map visualizations in PAW. In this blog, we’ll show you how to use PAW calculations directly in the workspace, without writing any code.
Topics: Planning Analytics Workspace
Welcome back to our PAW Pro Tips blog series. In the first blog in this series, we reviewed how to use targeted (asymmetric) selections to hide unwanted data in the PAW cube viewer. In this blog, we’ll look at how to create interactive map visualizations in PAW.
You may have heard about Planning Analytics Workspace (PAW), the “new” web-based interface for IBM Planning Analytics (PA). PAW is only available on PA 2.0 or greater – if you are still on TM1 10.2 or prior, we hope you consider upgrading and getting access both PAW and the new Excel add-in, Planning Analytics for Excel (stay tuned for an upcoming blog on this!).
If you know TM1 you already know it is great at aggregating lots of data and doing complex calculations in real time. But did you realize that those same capabilities make it an excellent tool for financial consolidation? As accountants well know, consolidation is more than simple summation. It requires the additional steps of currency translation (with all its subtleties including calculating the cumulative translation adjustment due to certain balances being kept at historic exchange rates and the income statement being converted at the average rate for the period), and other consolidation adjustments such as inter-company eliminations, and eliminating minority interests. All this needs to be done under tight controls and with waterproof audit trails.