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Check out the new IBM Cognos TM1 10.2 Features!

If you are excited as I am and heard the news IBM Cognos TM1 10.2 is available, you have to read on.  Now with any major upgrade your probably skeptical, I mean when I heard the iPhone 5s was coming I was expecting the world, but all I got was fingerprint recognition that I have had on my IBM laptop before Lenovo owned them.  But don’t you fear I’m hearing to tell you the hype is worth the wait.  IBM Cognos TM1 10.2 has got all the bells and whistles.  Are there something’s that have been missed sure, but there are a lot of new things that your customer will love.  So lets read on as I discuss a few new features within the IBM Cognos TM1 10.2.

So the first thing we hear from our customers, is TM1 mobile?  Lets be honest, we are all mobile, and mobile is what our customers want!  IBM Cognos TM1 10.2.  has a mobile app that connects to an IBM Cognos TM1 Server and coexists with other desktop and web programs that connects to the same server. You can use the Mobile app to do the following tasks:

  • Access all planning applications from Cognos TM1 Applications.
  • View submission status for all approval nodes.
  • Interact with cube views in a grid or chart format.
  • Change values on the iPad and submit back to the plan where the data is updated on the Cognos TM1 server.[1]
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One great feature I love is the “Conversion tool for Microsoft Excel .xls files.”  I was recently at client where we faced a few issues due to the use of 2007 and with this latest upgrade IBM Cognos TM1 10.2, you can convert Microsoft Excel 2007 or higher worksheets into OpenXML format.

Another awesome upgrade to IBM Cognos TM1 10.2 is the new features to Performance modeler.  Now some may be happy with this, while some of the older coders who loved the old way to create cubes, dimensions and etc the manually way may not.  But IBM has now added a few new things with Performance modeler such as Cube calculation, Feeder Optimization, Data flow diagrams, Data flow diagrams, TurboIntegrator processes triggered from workflow actions, and more!

Another big update to IBM Cognos TM1 10.2 is the Cognos Insight features.  I would recommend going through the full list of checking out all the cool new features!  New Cognos Insight features in Cognos TM1 version 10.2

Now there are way more new features that I have skipped so I recommend you reading more by checking out IBM’s Cognos TM1 10.2.0 new features for more details.  Well hopefully this post has inspired you to take some tome to look at the new IBM Cognos TM1 10.2 features!  I plan on installing it over the weekend and checking them out for myself.

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Chris Evans

Chris Evans has extensive management, technical, consulting and customer service skills. He provides hands-on expertise in project leadership and management, assessments, methodologies, data modeling, database design, meta data, systems analysis, and development. He has worked with multiple platforms, and his experience spans a wide range of operational and data warehouse environments. In addition to his BI background, Chris Evans has a experience in marketing strategy for major consumer brands.

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