Feb 6 2023

    Cubewise EDU’s February Newsletter

    Check out what’s happening in the world of IBM Planning Analytics, and harness our focus and enthusiasm to your benefit in one or more ways!

    We run regular online classroom training across the globe on IBM Planning Analytics/TM1.

    Enrol today in one of our comprehensive IBM Planning Analytics/TM1 training programs and put our know-how to good use!
    Training developed and delivered by long-time TM1 Consultants.

    Enrolment: Registrations close two weeks before the scheduled date.
    Duration: Course covered over one full day.

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    Email edu@cubewise.com for more information.

    We recently commenced EDU Induction sessions, to enable members to make the best use of the educational content we have to offer.

    We will go through:

    • Benefits included in your membership
    • Walkthrough of the Community Hub
    • Walkthrough of the Video Hub
    • Steps to follow when you are ready to commence training
    • Upcoming events
    • Q&A

    Sessions are conducted fortnightly.

    We recommend all students attend an induction. Please RSVP to a session that fits your schedule.

    Email edu@cubewise.com for more information.

    We are excited to release the Advanced TurboIntegrator Post Training Insight, CubeLockOverride, undocumented function

    The IBM server team continues to improve IBM Planning Analytics/TM1 to meet various customer requirements, and sometimes features are developed that aren’t documented. This is one of them. Use this feature with care.

    Advanced Rules Post Training Insight, Troubleshooting Feeders in TM1 with Emojis

    Emojis can do more than just make your messages fun. They can also be used to highlight important information, as Emojis are supported by most softwares. In IBM Planning Analytics and TM1, they are supported by Architect, TM1 Web and Planning Analytics Workspace.

    This article explains how to troubleshoot feeders in IBM TM1 and Planning Analytics with the help of Emojis.

    Reach out to edu@cubewise.com if you have any questions.

    In an attempt to illustrate our deep passion for IBM Planning Analytics / TM1, our Control CC team asked Cubewisers what was their lightbulb moment.

    From a background in finance and accounting being a VBA guru to a TM1 Developer — Meet David Ko.  

    From IT Telecommunications studies, to a career in business intelligence, to IBM Planning Analytics. This is Maurycy Mioduski.

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    Large global companies all face similar challenges when it comes to aligning their numerous teams to pull in the same direction. When you get to a certain size, you can’t simply rely on top-down directives anymore because it just doesn’t work at scale. There are too many moving parts and different incentives that make it very hard to achieve company-wide alignment through words alone.

    Instead, you need to be able to rely on your workflows to maintain the sort of consistency and detail that makes for a more uniform strategic direction. That’s exactly the challenge that we’re going to discuss in this case study.

    LAPP Group is a large family-owned business in Germany that supplies a wide variety of solutions in the field of cable and connection technology. They have 20 different production sites and over 40 different sales entities around the world, making it very challenging to maintain a unified vision and the appropriate performance management to keep everything on track.

    As such, LAPP Group turned to Apliqo’s Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) software solutions.

    The most popular way to access Arc is through a web browser but did you know that you can actually access Arc directly from inside Microsoft Excel?

    The way that you can do this is by setting up Slice. Slice is a powerful Excel add-in that is very easy to install and uses Arc for the Cube Viewer and Subset Editor. In essence, when you are using Slice, you are basically getting the features of Arc right inside Excel plus some extra features brought by Slice itself.

    We’ve all had that moment where we complete a migration of IBM Planning Analytics (TM1) objects and then when we start the TM1 instance, we realize that we forgot a dimension, an attribute cube, or a picklist cube. This can be very frustrating as it means that you have to stop everything and restart the target instance in order to include those missing elements.

    The good news is that Pulse solves this issue – giving you the confidence to perform migrations without worrying that you’ll have to start over again.

    Check the article to learn more on:

    • How does traditional migration work in TM1?
    • Cold promotion is made easier with Pulse
    • Never forget a TM1 object
    • What’s inside the offline package?
    • Advantages of using Pulse for cold promotion
    • Live Migration with Pulse

    Features that are new in IBM® Planning Analytics with Watson™.

    Planning Analytics Workspace

    Find out what’s new or changed in the most recent release of IBM® Planning Analytics Workspace. The new features described here always reflect the full capabilities of Planning Analytics Workspace on cloud.

    What’s new in books and reporting – 2.0.83

    Set default background color for tabs
    You can now set a default background color for all tabs in a book. When you set a default background color, the same background color is used for any new tab that you add to the book. All existing tabs also use the default background color provided that they do not have their own color settings.

    Customise styling for repeat column and row titles in visualisations
    You can now customise repeat column and repeat row titles in visualisations that use Repeat (column) or Repeat (row) filters.

    New properties in bubble and scatter visualisations
    Several new properties were introduced for bubble and scatter visualisations in IBM Planning Analytics Workspace 2.0.83:

    New properties in line and column visualisation
    In IBM Planning Analytics Workspace 2.0.83, the following new properties were added in the line and column visualisation:

    Deprecation notices – 2.0.83

    Classic dimension editor to be removed from the modeling workbench in Planning Analytics Workspace 2.0.84
    As of Planning Analytics Workspace 2.0.84, the classic dimension editor will be removed from the modeling workbench. The classic dimension editor remains available on books.

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