In every new release of Cognos, there are some ups, and there are some downs. And while some people may have a lot to complain about in Cognos Analytics, there are some shining advances that force me to forgive all the questionable design decisions (even the loss of the menu and button bars in Report Studio).Read More
With the latest versions of TM1, several of the customers I work with have experienced first-hand how much both general performance and TM1 Contributor behavior have improved. In this article I review ways to run stress tests in order to find out whether your TM1 model is scalable and reasonably stable.Read More
As the number of reports generated by a company continues to grow, it becomes harder to maintain a uniform look and feel across them all. Business users may start to complain that newly released reports are starting to look significantly different than the old ones, and report developers will often find themselves stuck with doing repetitive report formatting tasks, when their time can be better spent producing the content.Read More
By Piers Wilson
When moving to a new budgeting and forecasting solution, many companies are prioritising the need to move away from a spreadsheet-centric, planning and forecasting process. It’s a smart move. Excel is increasingly recognised as not an appropriate tool, as it can undermine all the hard work that goes into planning and forecasting, by introducing inaccuracy and inefficiencies.Read More
Big data is often seen as the enabler of achieving continual competitive advantage. But the challenge often faced is creating an everlasting framework to truly unlock the power of big data that can continually drive strategic initiatives with confidence. So, here are some steps on how to go about this and a general set of guidelines for you to tweak with your knowledge and industry experience to make them your own.