Posts Tagged ‘IBM Cognos’

How to Transform the User Experience and Integrate Financial Reporting

 According to Gartner, growth is the number one priority among senior-level executives in the financial services industry. How can you increase revenue? It’s not that you’re no longer concerned with the usual compliance, regulatory, and risk issues, but what is currently top of mind is how to drive growth and improve efficiencies. The Depository […]

Primary Practices for Examining Data

SPSS Data Audit Node       Once data is imported into SPSS Modeler, the next step is to explore the data and to become “thoroughly acquainted” with its characteristics. Most (if not all) data will contain problems or errors such as missing information and/or invalid values. Before any real work can be done using […]

Cognos TM1 – View and Subset Maintenance Considerations

TM1 TurboIntegrator is the programming or scripting tool that allows you to automate data importation, metadata management, and many other tasks. Scripts built with TurboIntegrator or “TI”, can be saved, edited and, through the use of chores, be set up to run at regular intervals.  TI scripts can be used to process existing TM1 data […]

Cognos TM1 Reporting Solution Strategy

Solve, then Evolve All Cognos TM1 implementations require a strategy to deliver an appropriate reporting solution. This is the plan that will ensure that each business user will have access to all the TM1 data that they need, in the most usable format and in a timely manner. This plan must be based upon environmental […]

Transforming Data with Loop and Vector

As promised, today I am sharing the fundamentals of using the LOOP and VECTOR in a SPSS Syntax script. LOOP LOOP is a common programming concept – it simply allows you to apply or execute the same script commands for an identified number of times without having to recode them.   VECTOR A VECTOR is […]

IBM Cognos TM1 Server Environments and Model Migration

IBM Cognos TM1 employs a distributed, client-server architecture that consists of the IBM Cognos TM1 server to which a combination of different clients can connect. The TM1 Server manages access to the Cognos TM1 data directory for Cognos TM1 clients. The data directory is where files are migrated from and to and this “migration of […]

IBM Cognos TM1 Performance Modeler – Hierarchy Dimensions

This time I wanted to “run through” how creating a simple dimensional hierarchy using Performance Modeler compares to using Architect and “native” TM1. Keep in mind that although you properly would not use this technique to build a production ready TM1 model, it is most likely more than adequate for prototyping and building personal models. […]

Replicating IBM Cognos TM1 Cubes – Across Servers

          Using the TM1 Replication feature, you can copy cubes and other associated objects from a remote server to your local server, or between two remote servers. This can be done by synchronizing the data bi-directionally among the copied cubes. Replication creates a relationship between two cubes and between two servers. […]