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Introduction to IBM Cognos TM1

Allan Tremblay, CGA

© 2008 IBM Corporation

rules and calculations  Built-in data and metadata integration  Leverages Excel functionality and skills .Cognos TM1 Capabilities in a Nutshell  Read/write at speed of thought for Planning and Budgeting  What-if scenario modeling for Forecasting  In-memory multi-dimensional cubes for Analysis and Reporting  Centrally-managed business hierarchies.

g. natural way to build models Create complex financial applications Easily load large amounts of data quickly (e. intraday) from any sources including ERP.. etc. TM1 Icon Bar Server Explorer In-Memory Multi-Cube Rules Language Turbo Integrator Cube Viewer .TM1 Database Components Feature 64-bit Benefit Model and analyze large data volumes with fast response times Easily create simulations interactively to test new business assumptions Model any type of business process. DW.

SAP BW) Cognos TM1 Server Explorer Cognos TM1 Web Cognos TM1 Excel Cognos TM1 Executive Viewer . MSAS. etc. Easily create reports and templates deployed via Excel or web Simply access Excel “generated” reports or input templates Self-service ad-hoc analysis optimized for R/W access to TM1 (also supports Essbase. deploy. cubes.TM1 Presentation Components Feature TM1 Server Explorer Cognos TM1 Excel Cognos TM1 Web Cognos TM1 Executive Viewer Benefit Build. rules. security. and maintain application dimensions.

TM1 Models: Extensible & Versatile Consolidation Salary Planning Project Mgmt Cash Flow Finance Profit & Loss Balance Sheet Workforce Resource Planning An integrated extensible application for all users and business functions. with common: • architecture • fact data • reference data • scenarios • business rules • workflow • presentation • security Sales Commissions Cognos TM1 Pipeline Analysis Customer Profitability Production Planning Product Profitability Customer Churn Analysis Marketing Effectiveness Product Inventory Mgmt Quality Tracking .

TM1 Unique Value 1: Deploy Easier User-Driven Design – Maximum leverage of business knowledge – Minimal coding and IT resources – Rapid “Time to Value” Point-And-Click Development – Data Integration Wizards – Expressive Modeling – Integrated Workflow – Graphical Screen/Report Builders Simplicity – One Technology – One Database – One Set of Skills .

TM1 Unique Value 2: Deploy Faster Leverage Excel – Formulas – Formatting – Charting Leverage the Web – Reach Every User – Zero Footprint – Minimal Training Empower All Users – Interactive Analysis – Advanced Visualization – Automated Data Entry .

TM1 Unique Value 3: React Faster Connect Immediately – SAP Connector – Data orchestration Work Interactively – In-memory modeling – Concurrent write then read Grow Exponentially – Extensible solutions – Mainstream 64-bit hardware .