Revelwood, Author at Revelwood Knowledge Center – Page 6 of 7
Revelwood, Author at Revelwood Knowledge Center – Page 6 of 7

This is a guest blog post by Revelwood’s Susan Musselman. Did you know many companies find it beneficial to do a variance analysis to identify differences between the planned financial outcomes and the actual financial outcomes? Many clients prefer to store account balances in IBM Cognos TM1 using positive values unless the value is contra to the account. For example: even though revenue is a credit value in the General Ledger, it is shown as a positive number on a … Read More


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


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


This is a guest blog post by Revelwood intern, Zachary Vinik. When I told friends and family that I was interning at an established business they all made jokes. “You are just going to organize papers and deliver coffee to everyone.” My mom even told me that in her first internship she had to highlight any English words in hundreds of pages of computer code. I’ve never been happier that everyone else was wrong. Walking into my first office job … Read More


This is a guest blog post by Revelwood’s Nina Gordy. After working at Revelwood for almost a year, I have already had the opportunity to learn about so many of the technologies offered through IBM and TM1. One of the most interesting to date has been the TM1 REST API, which I implemented in Quantum, the TM1 mobile application for system administrators. With OData Version 4 standards, the REST API can be used to create, read, update and delete objects … Read More


This is a guest blog post by Revelwood’s Lee Lazarow. Designing and developing successful business analytics applications requires a unique blend of skills; a team must understand both the nuances of the technology and the idiosyncrasies of business. We’ve built –and are continuing to build – our PSG team with those needs in mind. Each Revelwood PSG team member understands both the technology and the overall business goals. Some consultants are stronger on the technology while others excel at understanding … Read More


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