We held our Annual Customer Day on 22 November, at IBM's London Client Centre.
Our Customer Days are always popular and this one was no exception, with a large audience of Planning Analytics/TM1 clients.
Andy Nelmes, IBM Digital Program Director - Planning Analytics, got us under way with insights into where Planning Analytics is heading, including a very interesting look at how AI is being exploited.
Andy was followed by our Services Director, Raj Kerai, presenting the latest product enhancements, including demonstrations of the latest Planning Analytics Workspace (PAW) and Planning Analytics for Excel (PAx) functionality. We continued with a discussion of the benefits and mechanics of migration to Planning Analytics.
With many of our clients considering their cloud strategy, we looked at the options for cloud, including private cloud and IBM's Software-as-a-Service offering for Planning Analytics.
The final session for the morning was taken by IBM's Colm Kenneally, introducing the new Planning Analytics Solution Acclerator for IFRS 16. The imminent Lease Accounting regulations apply to all reporting periods from 1 January 2019 and Colm's presentation generated a lot of interest.
The afternoon kicked off with a short presentation on bringing Planning Analytics/TM1 data into third party enterprise reporting and visualisation tools such as PowerBI, Tableau and Qlik, through the use of TM1Connect.
For the rest of the afternoon, delegates enjoyed a hands-on test drive of Planning Analytics Workspace, before ending the event with drinks and a chance to network.
Overall the day was a great success and we would like to thank all the attendees for making it such an effective and enjoyable event.