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Variance Analysis and Commentary using TM1

Posted on Apr 30, 2019 by John Vaughan

Discussion and video about using TM1/Planning Analytics for Variance Analysis and Commentary.

Pillars of Planning: Plan to the right frequency

Posted on Jan 29, 2019 by Udhara de Silva

Now that we’ve looked at what level to plan and at what horizon, we can take a look at the third ‘Pillar of Planning’ – planning frequency, which depends on…

Pillars of Planning: Plan to the Right Horizon

Posted on Jan 23, 2019 by Udhara de Silva

Every corporate plan has a beginning and an end. The time between the two points is the planning horizon. It’s the amount of time an organisation will look into the future…

“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…

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