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Cognos Planning was a market leading product for budgeting, reporting and forecasting for many years but is now moving into its end-of-life phase.

Although it will continue to be supported for some time yet, there will be few if any enhancements, with an increasing risk of not being compatible with a client’s infrastructure updates.

IBM's flagship performance management tool is now Planning Analytics: Powered by TM1. 

Read more about IBM Planning Analytics: Powered by TM1 HERE.

Legacy Cognos Planning customers are urged to start planning their migration, especially if any of the following apply:

  • You are experiencing performance problems with Cognos Planning
  • You are planning significant changes to the application
  • Your Cognos Planning system cannot cope with extra levels of detail and greater data volumes that you wish to incorporate
  • Administration times for Cognos Planning (GTP, synchronisation, publishing) are unacceptably long and cause operational delays

Migration to Planning Analytics: Powered by TM1

TM1 and Cognos Planning have very different architectures and migration needs careful consideration.  It is also a good opportunity to review your planning requirements thoroughly, to ensure that the new application meets your evolving needs.

Customers who have already migrated to the TM1 platform report many benefits:

  • Greater scalability allows users to budget and report at a more detailed level and over far longer time periods
  • Accelerated timescales for preparing, approving and publishing budgets and forecasts due to the real-time nature of TM1
  • Faster reporting, as there is no need for the batch publishing runs used in Cognos Planning
  • Easier scenario modelling and versioning simplifying comparison and analysis
  • Reduced support costs, through the absence of lengthy administrative processes
  • Lower hardware and infrastructure costs due to the simpler architecture

In summary, why are businesses migrating to TM1? Quite simply because Cognos Planning cannot meet their needs in today's world - and TM1 can.

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