Category Archives: Planning Analytics

How to Install Planning Analytics for Excel (PAx)

How to install IBM Planning Analytics for Excel (PAX) or Cognos Analysis for Excel (CAFE) onto a client computer and connect to an IBM Cloud version of Planning Analytics (TM1).

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Errors when Connecting to Planning Analytics for Excel/CAFE

Launching CAFE or Planning Analytics for Excel (PAX) can cause errors if the PC is not configured to conform to IBM’s supported environment. Here we go through how to get it all sorted!

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Data Export Tool Review – Flyspeed

Ever needed to create a text file from a data source and you have no tools available to interrogate it? We are doing a cloud Planning Analytics project for a client where they are using an ERP called Finance Plus over a database called Visual Foxpro. Mmmm, I hear you read – why is this relevant for me? Well, Visual Foxpro is a very close relative of dBase – a … Continue Reading

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Planning Analytics Supported Environment

We are about to start a new project with a client where they will be using Planning Analytics local (i.e. the new version of on premise TM1). They have asked about the server specifications and what needs to be installed. IBM have a great tool that gives all this information, but it can be very large and unwieldy. This post lists the minimum server requirements for Planning Analytics Local. So … Continue Reading

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How to Create a Secure Gateway for Planning Analytics

There are a couple of elements that must be established to make the secure gateway work. There are server side and local side requirements. This post deals with what has to be done on the IBM server so you can connect it to your local data. For instructions on establishing the local side of the connection, please see this post. Server Side Configuration In the Welcome Kit from IBM, there is a … Continue Reading

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IBM Planning Analytics Review

Last week on the Infocube website we reviewed IBM Planning Analytics, otherwise known as hosted TM1, or TM1 in the Cloud, or SaaS TM1.  We covered things like: What is it Using Perspectives and Guided Exploration with Planning Analytics Visualisations Uploading Data and Security Why would you use it Inclusion of Cognos BI Licencing for Existing TM1 Users Where to from here We think it is a pretty good blog … Continue Reading

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TM1 in the Cloud – Planning Analytics Review

Last week on the Infocube website we reviewed IBM Planning Analytics.  We covered things like: What is it Using Perspectives and Guided Exploration with Planning Analytics Visualisations Uploading Data and Security Why would you use it Inclusion of Cognos BI Licencing for Existing TM1 Users Where to from here We think it is a pretty good blog post and thought we should post a link to it here as well. … Continue Reading

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