QueBIT Blog: 5 Reasons You Should Upgrade to Planning Analytics Now!

Posted by: Andrew Leighton

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Jan 16, 2018 1:15:30 PM

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).

Here are the top 5 reasons to upgrade now:

1.   New TM1Web

  • Improved user interface and experience
  • Improved support for Excel visualizations
  • Faster loading and scrolling
  • LDAP SSO authentication
  • iPad-friendly

2.   Planning Analytics for Excel

  • New and improved Excel add-in
  • WAN-optimized (no more Citrix!)
  • New reports and functionality, including copying and pasting data directly into Planning Analytics using Quick Reports or Explorations (in-spreadsheet cube viewer)
  • Reporting with hierarchies
  • Support for Excel macros


3.   Planning Analytics Workspace

  • Free-form canvas dashboard design
  • Combine cube views, interactive visualizations, websheets, images, videos, text, and navigation buttons
  • Browser and iPad-friendly
  • User-defined calculations on the fly
  • Development, administration, analysis and reporting all in one place!


4.   Hierarchies

  • Turn attributes into virtual dimensions
  • More efficient cube design
  • Faster cube processing
  • Show different views of a single dimension on multiple axes (e.g. Product by Brand)
  • More easily analyze changes in dimension structure over time (e.g. company re-organizations, changes to chart of accounts)


5.   Server Improvements

  • Loads up to 4x faster
  • Multi-threading improvements
  • Support for Windows 10, Office 2016, MS Edge & Safari
  • Continuous delivery methodology from IBM
  • Updates to REST API (e.g. rule tracing)

Contact QueBIT today to learn more about upgrading to the latest and greatest that IBM has to offer – Planning Analytics!

Topics: planning analytics, Planning, Planning Analytics Workspace


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