Planning & Forecasting Archives – Revelwood Knowledge Center
Planning & Forecasting Archives – Revelwood Knowledge Center

This is a guest post from Revelwood’s Jay Apwah. Did you know that since IBM Planning Analytics was released on the cloud, there have been changes to IBM Planning Analytics server configuration parameters? New parameters have been introduced, existing ones have had their default values changed, and the behavior upon changing has changed for some others. This blog post briefly describes the eight changes.   New Parameters: There are a handful of new parameters that have been introduced. Here is … Read More


Since our founding in 1995, Revelwood has been fiercely committed to working with what we believe to be the absolute best-in-class analytics technologies on the market. Despite overtures from many vendors in the space, we’ve always held to certain principles that dictate the vendors we choose to work with. When it comes to FP&A solutions, factors like ease-of-use, performance, breadth of functionality, scalability, vendor strength and product vision are paramount. We’re passionate about working with great products and want to … Read More


Did you know IBM Planning Analytics can minimize the amount of feeder data via an approach called a “conditional feeder?”  A conditional feeder is exactly what it sounds like – it only feeds when a certain condition is met. In a previous blog post, I provided an example of how to use an attribute to turn on/off data flow from another cube.  We left off with the following rules: High-Level:   Detailed:   The cube “High-Level” should only pull from … Read More


Demand planning can guide businesses to improve the accuracy of revenue forecasts, align inventory levels with peaks and troughs in demand, and enhance profitability for a given channel or product. Many of our clients who rely on IBM Cognos TM1 for financial planning, reporting and analysis have asked us to help them design and develop TM1-based demand planning applications. We recently blogged about two examples of using IBM Cognos TM1 for demand planning. One was demand planning in the food … Read More


We recently shared a use case on how a client is using IBM Cognos TM1 for demand planning in the food and beverage industry. We also have a client in professional services who is using TM1 for demand planning. They are a market-leading business support solutions and services company that serves the majority of the top 100 global communication service providers. Like most professional services firms, they make their money based on the number of billable hours its consultants service … Read More


Demand planning can guide businesses to improve the accuracy of revenue forecasts, align inventory levels with peaks and troughs in demand, and enhance profitability for a given channel or product. Many of our clients who rely on IBM Cognos TM1 for financial planning, reporting and analysis have asked us to help them design and develop TM1-based demand planning applications. Here’s an example of how we used TM1 for demand planning in the food and beverage industry. In particular, we built … Read More


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