Revelwood Knowledge Center – Analytics that impact.
Revelwood Knowledge Center – Analytics that impact.

This is a guest blog post by Revelwood’s Nina Gordy. Did you know IBM Planning Analytics Workspace (PAW) allows you to create dynamic, attractive views and dashboards? With the vast number of stylistic options available, there are a few key tips that can be used to create a fluid user experience. Use the “Caption” alias for dimension names. The “Caption” alias can be modified for each dimension in the }DimensionAttributes cube. Once you’ve assigned a user-friendly name, or caption, to … Read More

A research study from The Hackett Group found that the adoption of performance management in the cloud is “set to rise significantly in the next couple of years.” The firm considers the momentum to be driven by the fact that performance management in the cloud solutions are “cost-effective, flexible and streamlined, while allowing more people to participate in the planning process.” The research shows that 72% of companies are either planning or exploring an implementation of a cloud-based financial planning … Read More

Justin Croft, Predictive Analytics Practice Leader, Revelwood.

Marketing leaders—those outperforming their peers—recognize that cognitive computing and artificial intelligence technologies are game-changers for marketing. The IBM Institute for Business Value recently conducted a study examining how likely Chief Marketing Officers (CMOs) and heads of sales are to embrace cognitive computing. The Institute surveyed 525 CMOs and 389 heads of sales across 18 industries. The research found that: 88% of the outperformers believe they are ready to adopt cognitive computing 91% of the outperformers believe that cognitive computing will … Read More

This is a guest blog post by Revelwood’s Shane Bethea. Did you know Picklists can be used in TM1/Planning Analytics to allow your users to pick values from a predefined, non-changing list of values?  These can be setup as a static list of values, a subset of values from a specific dimension, or all elements within a specific dimension. Picklists can be associated with a dimension in situations where the definition is always the same.  An example of this would … Read More

IBM recently announced the official End of Support dates for two of the IBM Cognos TM1 10.2.x versions: IBM Cognos TM1 10.2.0 will reach End of Support on 2018-09-30 IBM Cognos TM1 10.2.2 will reach End of Support on 2019-09-30 By now, most TM1 users are aware of IBM’s transition from IBM Cognos TM1 to IBM Planning Analytics. Planning Analytics contains the full functionality of TM1, including both Excel and Web interfaces, so the concept of migrating can be as … Read More

Over the years, we have had many clients who have taken on the project of changing their chart of account (COA) structures. These projects can be resource and time consuming and they affect many business areas and processes beyond accounting and finance. We have found that when clients consider the downstream reporting systems (like IBM Cognos TM1) early in the chart of account change project, they avoid some critical pitfalls that can affect the success of these projects. Why change … Read More


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