Tag Archives: Cognos TM1

How to Rename a TM1 Model

Renaming a TM1 model is relatively easy. To change the name of a TM1 model (or instance or server name) do the following: Open tm1s.cfg for the model concerned. Find “ServerName” Edit the value after the equals sign to reflect the new model name Save tm1s.cfg Open Cognos Configuration for TM1 Change the name of the TM1 Server Save Cognos Configuration Start the TM1 Server (right click, start) in Cognos Configuration … Continue Reading

CX/TM1 Monitoring on the App Store – Spark Mobile

Spark Mobile is now on the iTunes App Store. Thanks to all the beta testers. You can access and download the free iPhone / iPad App here. This brings the insights the Spark Cloud has to offer, direct to your mobile device! Notifications about significant events can now be pushed directly to your mobile device and at a touch you can now see Server Configuration, Logs and TM1Top Activity. We hope you … Continue Reading

Woohoo! TM1 Tuts has cracked 100,000 visits!

This is just a shout out to all the administrators, support teams and developers who have browsed or subscribed to the TM1 Tutorials blog over the last two years. Thanks, your the best and we are so pleased to have the opportunity to share our time tested tips and tricks with you all If you are new to TM1 Tutorials, take a moment to read through the topics we have covered … Continue Reading

Introducing TM1 10.1 – The Overview

Its exciting times for anyone in Business Intelligence Industry working with IBM Solutions due to the release of TM1 version 10 last week. We will be doing quite a bit of blogging over the next few weeks about the new capabilities and components to the software package. Below is a high level overview of the components which make up IBM Cognos TM1 version 10. The brand new components here are: … Continue Reading

CubeSpy TM1 Server Monitor – Open Beta Release!

CubeSpy Server Monitor provides TM1 Administrators with visibility and notifications about what their TM1 Servers are doing. Features: Connect to Multiple TM1 Servers of Different Versions. Monitor as many TM1 Servers as you have. Profile Creation – Group Servers by Version, Location. Windows Tray Icons Displaying Server Queues Graph with Color Coding Monitor User Idle Time as well as Standard Activity Time. Broadcast Messages to all users on a Server. … Continue Reading

TM1’izing Excel Planning Workbooks

Project Methodology Primarily Applies to: Small to Mid Sized implementations of TM1 (3-8 weeks). It’s a widely established practice when scoping a TM1 project to take the legacy Planning Workbooks (where possible) for prior budgets and planning rounds to use as a starting point for company specific business logic and corporate structures. The advantages of this methodology are obvious: Unless there is a corporate initiative to change the methodology for … Continue Reading

The Business User Approach

Imagine the potential and power of a business intelligence tool which can be sculpted and moulded to meet any business requirement, but can then also be maintained and used day to day by that non technical bunch we call management accounting. This is the real-life situation for many implementors of IBM Cognos TM1. But, there are also many TM1 implementations that didn’t make it to production, didn’t take with business … Continue Reading