Financial Performance Management Archives – Revelwood Knowledge Center
Financial Performance Management Archives – Revelwood Knowledge Center

Our second video demo in our new series, “How to Create a Cube in IBM Planning Analytics,” shows you how to create a cube from dimensions. It builds on the first video in the series, which demonstrates three different methodologies to create dimensions. In this new video, Lee Lazarow first explains Revelwood’s approach to prefixes, which sets the stage for creating a cube. From there, viewers see step-by-step how to: Create names for dimensions Add dimensions to a cube Re-order … Read More

IBM Planning Analytics Tips & Tricks Series Did you know there may be several situations during development where you may want to clear all of the data from a specific cube? This could be due to a new process to reload data, a second round of user testing, or a migration from DEV to PROD.  There are a few approaches that can be used to clear data from a cube.  One approach is to create of a view which consists … Read More

FP&A Done Right Series How is your budget/budget prep coming along? Have you set aside time to rethink your process? In that last installment of FP&A Done Right, we started our enumeration of the problems with traditional budgeting. Before I discuss several more, here is a reminder of the last few problems: Time consuming and costly Quickly irrelevant and outdated Financial process largely disconnected from specific drivers Let me highlight more now and then we will move towards some alternative … Read More

As part of our commitment to delivering educational resources to the IBM Planning Analytics community and the Office of Finance, we’ve just launched a new video demo series. Head over to our YouTube channel to watch the first of our three videos on “How to Create a Cube in Planning Analytics.” In this first video, Lee Lazarow, Revelwood’s FP&A Technology Director, demonstrates how to create dimensions in Planning Analytics. The demo walks you through three methodologies for creating dimensions as … Read More

IBM Planning Analytics Series Did you know one of the great things about Excel is that there are many built-in functions that calculate values associated with specific industries? One of these industries is the financial industry where Excel is sometimes used to calculate values associated with annuities. But did you know that some of these formulas are also built into Planning Analytics for use within rules? Here are three annuity formulas that can be used in Planning Analytics rules: The … Read More

IBM Planning Analytics Tips & Tricks Series Did you know one of the great things about creating TM1 Web sheets is that you simply need to create an Excel sheet and then press a button called Publish? This will convert your Planning Analytics formulas into a web-based interface that your users can easily access. In addition to the Planning Analytics formulas, IBM is continuing to expand the use of Excel’s native formulas.  Planning Analytics version 2.0.7 introduced the use of … Read More


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