Category Archives: Tips

Tips – The benefits of Cubewise CARE for your TM1 and IBM Planning Analytics System

After a project has gone live, do you have a comprehensive post-implementation program for supporting your TM1 users through training, staff augmentation and checks to ensure a stable system? With TM1 designed for high performance, if your TM1 environment is running at less-than-desirable performance, it could deter users from using the system. Learn how you […]

Tips – The TM1 Forum interviews Hubert Heijkers in Sydney 2019

Hubert Heijkers, Chief Architect on the TM1 Server at IBM, presented at the Cubewise EDU conference on “How does the TM1 Server really work?”. In this video interview, Alan Kirk fields questions to Hubert brought up by users on the TM1 Forum. Key takeaways: Future improvements on the next generation TM1 Server to build a […]

Tips – From financial planning to narrative reporting – the story of TM1 at Allegis Group

Recently, Allegis added on top of their extensive IBM Planning Analytics/TM1 environment, a new model on Narrative Reporting, a tool used to translate numbers into meaning dialogue for users. Kate Lu presented on how Apliqo UX improved their budgeting process at the Cubewise EDU conference and here, she recaps her thoughts with Martin Winkler. Key […]

Tips – A discussion on innovation with Manny Perez in Sydney 2019

Innovation is about making complex things simple for end-users, making sure the product performs well, is scalable and also reliable. Manny Perez, the inventor of TM1, talks about why TM1 resonated with so many people and key ideas that innovators should keep in mind. These key principles are: Look for problems Incrementally improve the problem […]

Tips – TM1Web, Planning Analytics upgrades and other developments at Austrade

For over a decade that Austrade has had TM1, more than 200 TM1Web templates were made public for users. A maintenance nightmare for any TM1 support team. When it was time to upgrade TM1 to Planning Analytics, this gave the TM1 support team an excellent opportunity to review all TM1Web templates, streamline what was required […]

Tips – Enhance your report using emoticons in IBM Planning Analytics

When formatting a report to highlight variances, changing the numerical format to display a negative value with brackets around the number is usually the default method used to highlight differences. Visually, this format isn’t the most effective for users to quickly analyse variances. Add emoticons to your report to enhance its visualisation. Here, I’m going […]

Tips – An uneventful upgrade from TM1 9.x to Planning Analytics 2.x

Bank of Queensland (BOQ) had been using TM1 version 9.1.3 for a decade and a business case was drawn up for an upgrade, which got executives to buy in. Shan Attygale presented BOQ’s journey with the TM1 and Planning Analytics community at the Cubewise EDU User Conference on why an upgrade is possible even if […]

Tips – Gaining a competitive advantage with customer reporting, courtesy of TM1

Veolia replaced a sustainability cloud solution that provided reports to their customers with TM1 as the database, while using Canvas as the web interface. Maurice Cohen, from Veolia, played a big part on the successful TM1/Canvas implementation, which he presented at our conference. Maurice shares his insight on the project with Jason Tranfield in this […]

Tips – Are you spending more time supporting fixes than future developments?

Are you spending more time supporting fixes than future developments? Maybe it’s time for an overhaul to ensure the system is easy to use, easy to maintain and easy to enhance. This may seem daunting at first, but the rewards are far greater in the end. At GHD, Anne-Marie Rodd reviewed the TM1 environment and […]