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Planning Analytics: Cognos Analysis for Excel (CAFE)

Posted on Dec 22, 2016 by John Vaughan

Cognos Analysis for Excel (CAFE) has been around a long time. For those of us who come from the Cognos world originally, it emerged as an Excel add-in for building…

TM1 SSL Certificate Impacts Servers AND Clients

Posted on Oct 27, 2016 by John Vaughan

TM1 Servers AND Clients Need to be Updated Please remember that the TM1 SSL Certificate issue that we have advised about on previous blog posts impacts both servers and clients. This means…

Cognos Analytics Finally to be Properly Integrated with TM1!

Posted on Oct 25, 2016 by John Vaughan

Integration of Cognos BI with TM1 is finally going to get serious with alternate hierachies, subsets and views making their way from Planning Analytics into Cognos Analytics. This is fantastic news for clients who use both Cognos and TM1 in a combined environment.

TM1 and Planning Analytics SSL Certificate Fix Available

Posted on Oct 10, 2016 by John Vaughan

TM1 and Planning Analytics SSL Certificates expire on 24 November 2016. We detail the fixes for the TM1 SSL Certificate expiry problem with instructions for updating both TM1 servers and TM1 clients. This note covers TM1 version 10 and TM1 v 9 and earlier and Planning Analytics.

Urgent: TM1 Servers to Become Inaccessible in November 2016

Posted on Sep 8, 2016 by John Vaughan

TM1’s internal SSL Certificate will expire on 24 November 2016. You must fix this issue before then or all clients will not be able to connect to your TM1 servers. This post explains why and what your options are. Call us on 1300 136 755 for more information or for help.

What Cognos or TM1 Licences Do You Need? 

Posted on Jul 25, 2016 by John Vaughan

Whenever we see a new client one of the first things we need to do is get an understand their needs. Part of that discussion will invariably involve learning about what…

Planning Analytics (TM1 Cloud) Review

Posted on Jul 19, 2016 by John Vaughan

Planning Analytics from IBM is their movement of TM1 to the cloud. Available as a SaaS solution, it combines the raw grunt of TM1 with natural language querying and visualisation from Watson Analytics into an extremely powerful, easy to use tool. Here we discuss Planning Analytics, what it is, how it works, the costs, transition from on premise TM1 and have links for both interactive demos and trials.

Is Planning Analytics Licenced to use Cognos Analytics?

Posted on Apr 6, 2016 by John Vaughan

Can Planning Analytics clients use Cognos Analytics (yet)? I had a query from a client the other day regarding Planning Analytics and if they could install Cognos Analytics (i.e. Cognos…

What is Planning Analytics? via InfocubeTV

Posted on Nov 19, 2014 by Danielle Bartle

What is Cognos Express?  Planning Analytics is IBM’s specially packaged set of Business Analytics products especially for the mid market.  It includes Cognos business intelligence and TM1, optimised to work seamlessly…

4 Tips to Get the Most Out of TM1 – Video from InfocubeTV

Posted on Jul 30, 2014 by Danielle Bartle

Today we share 4 quick tips from leading TM1 expert and founder of, Ben Hill, on how to get more out of your TM1 environment. He covers – environment connectivity, product set…

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