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“The What?” Yeah, the ‘Hover Car of Corporate Planning’!

Posted on Jan 10, 2019 by John Vaughan

As I said in my last post, you’ll all think I’m nuts. But hear me out. I’ve likened a traditional spreadsheet based budgeting model to a German Beetle. Rebuild a...

IFRS 16: The biggest rethink in Lease Accounting in 40 years

Posted on Dec 10, 2018 by Udhara de Silva

International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) issued IFRS 16 in January 2016, which kicks in from the start of 2019. IFRS 16 comes in response to the US Securities and Exchange...

What BARC The Planning Survey 18 had to say about IBM Planning Analytics

Posted on Nov 13, 2018 by Udhara de Silva

Leading software industry analysts Business Application Research Center (BARC) recently released The Planning Survey 18, their annual report based on “the world‘s largest survey of planning software users.” IBM Planning Analytics...

TM1 and Excel Dates No Longer in Conflict!

Posted on Oct 24, 2017 by John

TM1 dates and Excel dates have been in conflict since the birth of TM1. TM1 used a serial number of 1 for its start date of 1-Jan-1960, while in Excel...

How to Install Planning the Analytics for Excel (PAX) Add-in to Excel

Posted on Jul 13, 2017 by John

Here we are going to detail how to install IBM Planning Analytics for Excel (PAX) onto a user’s PC. What is Planning Analytics for Excel (PAX)? PAX is the Excel...

Errors when Connecting to Planning Analytics for Excel/CAFE

Posted on Jul 6, 2017 by John

Situation At a client where we are getting SaaS based Planning Analytics setup. We have a cube, we have data loaded from an on-premise database. Now we want Planning Analytics for...

Data Export Tool Review – Flyspeed

Posted on Jun 15, 2017 by John

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...

Planning Analytics Supported Environment

Posted on Apr 6, 2017 by John

Updated April 2018 – with supported environment for Planning Analytics Local v 2.0.4 and Windows Server 2016 We are about to start a new project with a client where they...

How to Create a Secure Gateway for Planning Analytics

Posted on Mar 17, 2017 by John

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...

IBM Planning Analytics Review

Posted on Jul 26, 2016 by John

Last week on the Infocube website we published a review of IBM Planning Analytics, otherwise known as hosted TM1, or TM1 in the Cloud, or SaaS TM1.  We covered things like:...

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