IBM Cognos TM1

IBM Cognos® TM1® is an enterprise planning software platform that can transform your entire planning cycle, from target setting and budgeting to reporting, scorecarding, analysis and forecasting. Available as an on-premise or on-cloud solution, and with extensive mobile capabilities, Cognos TM1 enables you to collaborate on plans, budgets and forecasts. You can analyze data, and create models – including profitability models – to reflect a constantly evolving business environment. In addition, integrated scorecards and strategy management capabilities help you monitor performance metrics and align resources and initiatives with corporate objectives and market events.

Powerful planning and analysis

  • Support driver-based plans and rolling forecasts; link plans together for a cohesive view of all functions, departments and geographies
  • Perform complex cost allocations and profitability analysis to identify the most profitable products, customers, markets and sales channels
  • Execute planning tasks through a personal workspace, connected to the broader enterprise – aggregated results are available to higher levels instantly
  • Dramatically improve query execution times with multi-threaded queries that calculate multiple streams of results in parallel
  • Analyze large, frequently changing data sets organized into complex models using a multidimensional, 64-bit, in-memory OLAP engine

Integrated scorecards and strategy management

  • Add metrics and scorecards to every contributor’s workspace
  • Model and measure key performance indicators (KPIs) in the same environment used for planning, budgeting and forecasting
  • Ensure that strategic plans and measurement systems align capital with business opportunities
  • Create highly visual scorecards that include interactive impact diagrams, Balanced Scorecards and custom diagrams

Flexible modeling

  • Adopt model design and data access to fit your specific business processes; format input templates for flexibility and ease of use
  • Create personalized scenarios to explore an unlimited number of alternatives so individuals, teams and departments can respond quickly to changing business conditions
  • Easily monitor performance metrics for one or more planning servers from a single control panel.

Engagement with more users

  • Engage remote and distributed users through a range of mobile devices, including the Apple iPad
  • Contribute to plans from any location. Users can review the status of plans and enter and submit plan values; managers can review, approve or reject contributions remotely
  • Choose the interface best suited to your users: Cognos Analysis for Excel, Cognos TM1 Web, Cognos Insight or Cognos TM1 Contributor
  • Scale to thousands of participants to support top-down and bottom-up planning budgeting, and forecasting

Cloud-based deployment option

  • Choose from on-premise or on-cloud deployment as the best delivery mechanism for your unique corporate environment—without sacrificing capabilities or limiting future deployment options
  • Choose from centralized or distributed planning deployments to support a wide range of users, locations, environments and work profiles, including offline use
  • Allow contribution by remote users and integration with on-premise data sources