TM1 + Enterprise Planning, When, Why and How?

This post will be some extracts from a recent PoC, where we made a complex planning system including a rich scenario modeling part. So it was our first big TM1 + EP integration experience. Some basic definitions: Cognos Enterprise Planning (aka Adaytum EP) is a very scalable system, all computing is client-side, nice workflow organization, […]

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Contributor transactional logic example

Finally, we’ve solved problem stated in communities. And Robert allowed me to publish resulting library here as well. See attached zip file. Problem statement We have 2 cubes, one containing product groups sales (for example) and the other containing detailed product data. Users should be able to correct overall group totals and correct detailed product […]

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Modeling transactions in Contributor

There are some situations when you definitely need some way of recognizing new input from user. These are rather rare occasions, but when it’s nice to have such a tool is sack. One of the applications was discussed in this communities topic. By the way, I’m spending much time on communities these days (it’s a […]

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Cyclic calculations in Analyst or “Make yourself an own @SliceUpdate”

In the old times, before SliceUpdate first appeared ) we’ve thought that one thing analyst lacked to be really all-in-one tool was ability to do loops. For, while, until — all that nice stuff. And when SliceUpdate was introduced it became clear that @Test(Restart) allows you to cycle macro execution on whatever basis. Using @Test(Restart) […]

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Incremental Administration Links

In 8.2 we’ve got incremental publishing, allowing us to create real-time reporting on contributor data and that sets up new frontier in model data transfer speed. Now the slowest part of models are administration links (who’d guessed that when 7.3 appeared). Here are some ideas of how to speed admin links up, using the same […]

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Contributor Audit Reports

A common question of ep admins is: “How can I see all users currently logged into planning wrt applications they’re using?” Something like: “Steve is now editing Capex and Sales Planning, and Mary is the only one in HR application now”. The task relatively simple for 1 application (yet required view publish for version prior […]

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