P110 - Introduction to Cognos TM1

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P110
-

Introduction to Cognos TM1

<Presenter Name>

Cognos TM1 @ IBM Cognos


New analysis and business optimization capabilities across the Cognos
product family


Unique value propositions such as:


very fast real
-
time performance


scalability for large data volumes


non
-
technical user
-
centric design


an Excel
-
based approach to application development


Deployable in a stand
-
alone configuration or integrated with dedicated
Cognos planning, consolidation, analysis and reporting products


Analyst Praise for IBM Cognos TM1…


Key findings from the Butler Group "Technology Audit"


Strong OLAP capabilities and the speed of the TM1 engine underpin
the
inherent strength of this technology


Linked multi
-
dimensional cubes

form the heart of this Performance
Management solution


Calculations are performed in
real
-
time,

so that dynamic analysis is
possible


Tight integration to Excel

enables users to work without stepping
outside of traditional comfort zones


Flexible Web delivery

includes dashboards and scorecards, self
-
service
analytics, Excel
-
authored reports and ad
-
hoc analysis

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, rules and
calculations


Built
-
in data and metadata integration


Leverages Excel functionality and skills

TM1 Database Components


Feature

Benefit

64
-
bit

Model and analyze large data
volumes with fast response
times

In
-
Memory

Easily create simulations
interactively to test new
business assumptions

Multi
-
Cube

Model any type of business
process; natural way to build
models

Rules
Language

Create complex financial
applications

Turbo
Integrator

Easily load large amounts of
data quickly (e.g., intraday)
from any sources including
ERP, DW, etc.

Server Explorer

Cube Viewer

TM1 Icon Bar

TM1 Presentation Components


Feature

Benefit

TM1 Server
Explorer

Build, deploy, and maintain
application dimensions,
cubes, rules, security, etc.

Cognos
TM1 Excel

Easily create reports and
templates deployed via
Excel or web

Cognos
TM1 Web

Simply access Excel
“generated” reports or input
templates

Cognos
TM1
Executive
Viewer

Self
-
service ad
-
hoc analysis
optimized for R/W access to
TM1

(also supports Essbase,
MSAS, SAP BW)

Cognos TM1 Web

Cognos TM1 Excel

Cognos TM1 Server Explorer

Cognos TM1 Executive Viewer

TM1 Models: Extensible & Versatile

An
integrated

extensible

application

for all
users and business
functions, with
common:




architecture



fact data



reference data



scenarios



business rules



workflow



presentation



security


Finance

Customer

Product

Workforce

Consolidation

Product

Profitability

Salary

Planning

Resource

Planning

Customer

Profitability

Project

Mgmt

Cognos TM1

Marketing

Effectiveness

Pipeline

Analysis

Production

Planning

Quality

Tracking

Balance

Sheet

Cash
Flow

Profit
& Loss

Churn

Analysis

Sales

Commissions

Inventory

Mgmt

Cognos TM1 Solution Gallery

TM1 Representative Solutions

Executive Dashboard

TM1 Representative Solutions

Analyst Dashboard

TM1 Representative Solutions

Financial Reporting

TM1 Representative Solutions

Analytical + Transactional Views

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

Connect Immediately



SAP Connector



Data orchestration

Work Interactively



In
-
memory modeling



Concurrent write then read

Grow Exponentially



Extensible solutions



Mainstream 64
-
bit hardware


TM1 Unique Value 3:
React Faster

A Typical TM1 Deployment Scenario

Application Name

“Integrated Workforce
Planning”

Number of Users

Administrators:

2

Professionals:

25

Viewers:

100

Geographies

UK, US, Canada

Timing

Start:

September 2007

Go
-
live:

November 2007

Current

State

Future

State

HR

Systems

Cognos

TM1

Reporting

Planning

Forecasting

Reporting

Planning

Forecasting

TM1: Three Editions For Every Need


Cognos TM1 Personal Edition


Personal modeling and what
-
if analysis


Single
-
user license


Cognos TM1 MidMarket Edition


Small
-
Medium Enterprises


Departmental or Pilot Applications


Up to 55 users / server


Cognos TM1 Enterprise Edition


Integrated with Cognos 8 Platform


Unlimited scalability



TM1 Licensing Model


Three licensable categories:


Servers (varies by Edition)


User Roles (Enterprise = 4, MM = 2, Personal = 1)


Add
-
On Extensions and Applications

Journaling Module

SAP Connector

Cognos TM1 Enterprise Server

TM1 Database Server

TM1 Presentation Server

Developer Roles

Administrator

End
-
User Roles

Professional

Viewer

Administrator for IT

Other 3
rd
-
Party

How Does Cognos TM1 Stack Up?

In
-
memory, real
-
time

Support for large models & data
volumes

Writeback

Ease of deployment

Level of IT support

Handles all PM requirements

QV

PPS

OLS

TM1

OLS = SAP® OutlookSoft, PPS = Microsoft® PerformancePoint Server, QV = QlikTech® QlikView