Integrated Multi-Dimensional Databases

Cognos TM1

Powering IBM Planning Analytics

Cognos TM1 is an integral component of IBM Planning Analytics

Cognos TM1 (IBM Cognos TM1) ceased to be a standalone software application in its own right during 2016, following the introduction of IBM Planning Analytics.

IBM Planning Analytics introduced many additional features and capabilities, but retained Cognos TM1 as the powerful database engine which delivers the multi-dimensional data cubes which drive the application.

In designing the upgraded application in this way, IBM retained all of the features and functionality of TM1 while enabling an extended Planning, Budgeting, Forecasting, Analysis, and Scorecarding application to enhance the original impressive capabilities of Cognos TM1 itself.

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Cognos TM1 Consultancy from InfoCat

We were the very first European IBM partner to gain Gold accreditation for our support of Cognos TM1 and have retained that expertise and developed it in support of IBM Planning Analytics. We help legacy TM1 customers to easily upgrade to the very latest version of IBM Planning Analytics. The resources illustrated below will be of interest to current Cognos TM1 clients.


TM1Compare is a powerful, yet easy to use, utility that enables TM1 administrators to visually compare, migrate, audit and synchronise TM1 objects across servers. TM1Compare was developed by US-based IBM and InfoCat partner Carpe Datum.

Compare and Audit

TM1Compare provides a visual environment to readily compare items from two TM1 servers at the object level such as Cognos TM1 cubes, dimensions and TI processes. You can also compare sub-objects including rules, views, subsets and attributes. TM1Compare compares not just the objects themselves but also the content of those objects. When you identify that a difference exists, you can bring the objects up side by side with the difference highlighted.

Migration Package

Moving TM1 systems between servers, especially in larger deployments, often involves personnel from different teams – for example development and operations. TM1Compare enables you to create a collaborative "migration package", shared by the stakeholders who use it to drive the part of the process for which they are responsible before handing it on to the next team. The migration package ensures tight control of the move and is of particular importance in enterprises with a high level of data governance.