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  • Resources Forecasts

    Budget

    Planning

    Analysis

    Enterprise Planning Goals

    Trends

    Cloud-Based Solutions

    Management Strategy

    Analyze Data

    Performance

    Reporting

    Migrating from Cognos Enterprise Planning (CEP) to Cognos TM1 10.2

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    Table of Contents

    1. Brief History of Applications and Overview .................................................................................................... 3

    2. IBM Cognos Enterprise Planning versus IBM Cognos TM1 ........................................................................ 4

    2.1. Cognos Enterprise Planning (EP) Limitations ................................................................................................ 4

    2.2. IBM Cognos Enterprise Planning versus IBM Cognos TM1 Architecture ...................................................... 4

    2.3. IBM Cognos Enterprise Planning versus IBM Cognos TM1 ........................................................................... 5

    3. Why Migrate to IBM Cognos TM1? ................................................................................................................. 7

    4. IBM Cognos TM1................................................................................................................................................ 8

    4.1. Mechanisms of IBM Cognos TM1 ................................................................................................................. 9

    4.2. IBM Cognos TM1 Tools ................................................................................................................................. 9

    4.2.1. IBM Cognos TM1 Performance Modeler .................................................................................................. 9

    4.2.2. IBM Cognos TM1 Application Web ......................................................................................................... 11

    4.2.3. IBM Cognos TM1 Web ............................................................................................................................ 12

    4.2.4. IBM Cognos Insight ................................................................................................................................. 13

    4.2.5. IBM Cognos TM1 Mobile Contributor ..................................................................................................... 13

    4.2.6. IBM Cognos TM1 Scorecard .................................................................................................................... 14

    5. Conclusion ......................................................................................................................................................... 15

    6. How Can Intellium Help You Migration? ....................................................................................................... 15

    About Intellium Infomation Technology Ltd.. ........................................................................................................ 16

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    1. Brief History of Applications and Overview At first glance, IBM Cognos Enterprise Planning (Cognos EP), looks a lot like IBM Cognos TM1 (Cognos

    TM1). They are both used for planning, analysis and reporting. But take a deeper dive into the technology,

    and youll see many differences.

    First, a little about Cognos EP. Cognos EP is comprised of several largely web-based applications for

    planning, analysis and reporting. The core technology was originally developed by Adaytum (which was

    founded in 1998) and brought to market as Adaytum e-Planning. Then, in January 2003, Adaytum was

    acquired by Cognos and the product was renamed Cognos Planning. It was integrated with Cognos BI

    offering in Cognos 8.3. In 2007, IBM acquired Cognos.

    Cognos TM1 has a similar story of acquisition and integration. Cognos TM1 came out of a project at Exxon

    Mobil in the mid 1980s. The original developer of Cognos TM1 founded Sinper Corporation, and brought

    Cognos TM1 to market. In 1996 Sinper was purchased by Applix and in 2007, Applix was purchased by

    Cognos. The IBM acquisition of Cognos took place shortly thereafter.

    The original intent of both solutions was to free financial analysts and planners from Excel hell and move

    them off of spreadsheet-based planning. Both Cognos EP and Cognos TM1 are OLAP-based and provide

    multi-dimensional analysis and business rule-based scenario planning. Both have long track records of

    success with thousands of clients worldwide.

    But while there are high-level similarities, there are significant technical differences. Most notable, Cognos

    EP and Cognos TM1 take different approaches to the application engine, calculation, speed and flexibility.

    The most importance difference, however, is each technologys ability to handle large volumes of data.

    Hands down, Cognos TM1 can handle much more data than EP can.

    Cognos EP was the leading choice for budgeting and forecasting for financial analysts who would like to

    streamline their financial planning process. However, the core of the Cognos EP application was built more

    than a decade ago, and lacks the scalability and flexibility necessary to effectively manage increasing

    volumes of financial data that are now common in most organizations. Scalability, speed and maintenance

    challenges are often addressed by limiting the design to a lesser granular level.

    The release of Cognos TM1 has provided a wide range of services for developing timely, reliable and

    dynamic forecasting and budgeting solutions. Users can now manipulate large data sets that support real-

    time reporting and give management an improved perspective on their business operations, financial

    metrics and operational metrics.

    The Purpose of this whitepaper is to provide an overview of why and how to migrate from IBM Cognos EP

    to IBM Cognos TM1.

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    2. IBM Cognos Enterprise Planning versus IBM Cognos TM1

    2.1. Cognos Enterprise Planning (EP) Limitations

    IBM Cognos EP also has a multiple cube architecture which generally supports complex planning needs

    but also has a few important limitations:

    Calculations are limited to a single dimension.

    Managing dimensions within Cognos EP can be challenging. In some instances, it becomes

    necessary to manage dimensions with common elements separately, so when changes are made,

    they need to occur in multiple places.

    Cognos EP has Size Limitations that can require maintaining separate applications.

    Cognos EP processes include admin links to move data from application to application along with

    GTP (Go To Production) processes which can be time consuming and take up server resources.

    Requires Publish process for the data to publish to tables that then can be used for BI Modeling for

    Reporting.

    No direct interface with IBM Cognos BI for Reporting and/or Scorecarding.

    2.2. IBM Cognos Enterprise Planning versus IBM Cognos TM1 Architecture

    Figure 1. IBM Cognos Enterprise Planning Architecture

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    Figure 2. IBM Cognos TM1 Architecture

    The above diagrams show the difference between IBM Cognos EP and IBM Cognos TM1. It is easy to see

    that Cognos TM1 is a significantly simpler architecture with streamlined processes, and provides improved

    flexibility and tremendous increase in power utilizing TM1s 64-bit in memory-engine.

    2.3. IBM Cognos Enterprise Planning versus IBM Cognos TM1

    Side-by-Side Comparison Cognos Enterprise Planning IBM Cognos TM1

    HANDLE LARGE CUBE

    SIZESHANDLE MORE THAN 30

    DIMENSIONS PER CUBE

    No

    Models are usually broken into

    smaller cubes. 32 Bit Application

    Yes

    64 Bit in Memory

    UNLIMITED VIEWS of Cubes No Yes

    REAL TIME REACTION TO META

    DATA CHANGES, DATA

    REFRESH, CONTRIBUTIONS

    No

    Process required: Sync, GTP

    and reconcile before any

    revisions to models are visible to

    users. Process can be lengthy

    No

    Process is not required.

    Immediate results in cubes for any

    enhancements or revisions.

    LINKS REQUIRED TO

    TRANSFER DATA BETWEEN

    CUBES AND APPLICATIONS

    Yes

    Dlinks are necessary to setup to

    transfer data between cubes in 1

    model

    No

    Rules allow the calculations to

    reference data in another cube, no

    links required.

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    Side-by-Side Comparison Cognos Enterprise Planning IBM Cognos TM1

    CALCULATIONS AT CUBE

    LEVEL

    No

    Calculations are at a Dlist level

    and links that feed the data into

    the calculation.

    Yes

    Rules are defined at cube

    level.Calculations are easy to

    define and can reference

    cubes/dimensions.

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