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TM1 10.2 – Enhancement: Approval Hierarchy can be reused

In TM1 10.2, an added enhancement to allow the same approval hierarchy to be used in multiple applications.  This enhancement can bring lots of benefits to the business and efficiency to TM1 models are designed.  No doubt, this change most of you had been waited for. This change in conjunction with control dimension provides numerous possibilities of easily creating new TM1 application. Business Benefits This enhancement is very useful when … Continue Reading

Generating a Time Dimension in Performance Modeller

Almost all TM1/Cognos Express applications will require a time dimension, and creating a time dimension has never been easier, with Time Dimension Tool provided in performance modeller. Here are a few simple steps:

TM1 10.2 – Feature Change: Cell Security Cubes

TM1 model security can be applied and amended on an application using Performance Modeller, this includes security for cells, cubes, dimensions, processes and chores. Here’s how.

TM1 10.2 – New Feature: In-Cube Calculations

We are excited about the new TM1 release, 10.2.  It has a lots of new features that will make life easier for TM1 modellers.  One of the key new features is doing in-cube calculations on Performance Modeller.  Here are a few things that you may find interesting and/or enjoy having.

How to Create Scorecard Cubes with TM1

In IBM Cognos TM1 10.2, a new scorecard cubes feature has been added. The purpose of scorecard is to enable broader range of staff in an organisation to have a better understanding of its strategies, and the relationships of those strategy goals.  For example, to grow net profit, the organisation may seek ways to reduce expenses and/or increase sales, quite obvious.  But what are the key success factors or performance … Continue Reading

Linking Cubes with Performance Modeler

Performance modeller makes moving/linking data between cubes (and within cube) with ease, and it also makes it easier to track and update as each link is saved separately. For those who have experience with Cognos Enterprise Planning, this will make you feel right at home. Here is a simple example on how to create a link: Start up performance modeller, log onto IBM TM1/CX Planner Applications (http://<server host>:9300/pmpsvc) and click … Continue Reading

TM1 10.2 Multithreading Overview

Heres a visual guide to the new multithreading feature in IBM Cognos TM1 10.2. In the given example above the calculation stage of answering a request from a user takes up 99% most of the processing time for the request. So within TM1 10.2 the request calculation is split into chunks which are then delegated to separate CPU Cores. The enhanced performance can be calculated as: Where: ‘e’ is enhancement. … Continue Reading

TM1 10.2 – Multithreading Performance Tests

Many promising claims about performance improvements were made for TM1 10.2, most of which are related to the new multi-threading feature that allows to utilise as many threads as the server has. The pre TM1 10.2 situation was pretty uninspiring as TM1 server could use only one thread per request, which seems quite out-dated in the era when even mobile phones have 4 cores! That said, some initial steps like … Continue Reading

IBM Cognos TM1 10.2

IBM Cognos TM1 10.2 has just been released bringing a lot of enhancements and new features. Here is a summary of what’s new. Over the next 10 days we will release details on whats new in TM1 10.2.

Adding a dimension to an existing cube

Business requirements for reporting and planning are likely to change over time, and in some cases, changes can happen quite regularly and rapidly.  So, the cube structures that was implemented initially will likely need changing, such as adding a new dimension to existing cubes for enhanced analysis and/or planning. In the past, adding a dimension to an existing cube directly would not be possible.  Unless creating a new cube with … Continue Reading

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