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IBM Planning Analytics

Planning, budgeting, forecasting, analysis & scorecarding

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IBM Planning Analytics Reviews

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Pros

IBM Cognos TM 1 is the best solution for budgetting & modelling; it has a strong adherence to each budgetting process due to its flexibility.

Luigi S.

TM1 is a great tool to have as long as the organization's system interfacing are setup to work reliably and the databases are designed to interface with each other.

Nabeel C.

We spoke with a guy named Steve once that fixed us up perfectly. Thank you IBM and thank you Steve.

Amanda A.

Cons

This is really a planning, budgeting, and forecasting tool. Deviating too far away from it will cause problem.

David C.

Bit difficult to setup, no more articles over the internet, you need to ask some techies for one time setup. Later anyone can handle it.

Madhukeshwari S.

Comparing to other software, IBM Planning Analytics lack of new features in the recent couple of years.

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Trustworthy as TM1

Reviewed 3 years ago

Predictive insights uncovered automatically with just a few clicks

Pros

It's powered by TM1 another great solution of IBM. Eliminate manual tasks derived from the constant and tedious use of spreadsheets. It provides dynamic planning and analytics workspace to model real-time scenarios. Once I export it to Excel as a formula driven file, all I have to do is edit the cell that it is pulling from and the result will vary depending of the desired result.

Cons

Must wait some time while files are processed. Also penalize heavily errors. But once is set the results are great.

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Great CPM enterprise software

Reviewed 2 years ago

We had great experience using IBM Planning analytics implementing the workforce planning, and marketplace planning. It is stable and robust, supporting enterprise level planning and forecasting. The integration with cognos analytics make the reporting side easier.

Pros

1. Good performance especially the enhanced processing engine in the recent versions; 2. Robust reporting capability and integration with other IBM software such as IBM Cognos Analytics and Microsoft office; 3. Capability of integration with Watson and SPSS.

Cons

1. Although feeds and rules are the cores of IBM Planning Analytics, it makes the developer really hard to design and troubleshooting, wondering if the complexity can be encapsulated with a more business driven approach; 2.Comparing to other software, IBM Planning Analytics lack of new features in the recent couple of years.

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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IBM Cognos TM-1

Reviewed 5 years ago
Pros

This product allows our Finance team to forecast. Being able to tie the data to our data warehouse allows our users to slice and dice the data they way that they need.

Cons

This product is hard to maintain at times. Being a place that doesn't have trained individuals on how to use this, we have to turn to outside vendors to help us out quite a bit. Doesn't seem to intuitive and is hard to finds information on the internet.

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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A predictive/analysis software at fist class

Reviewed 3 years ago
Pros

If you need to perform Budgetting activities having several cost centers and managers from which you need to collect budget data, this is the solution to your need.

Cons

The direct support supplied by IBM is more a commercial than technical support, by the way there is plenty of IBM partners supporting it

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Awesome tool to manage budget and planning

Reviewed 3 years ago
Pros

Its multi task software, so no need to buy different software to manage your organisation planning, reports are exporting to excel so easily modify it as you wish

Cons

Bit difficult to setup, no more articles over the internet, you need to ask some techies for one time setup. Later anyone can handle it

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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BI Product

Reviewed 4 years ago
Pros

The overall product provides a central system and removes the need to purchase many different platforms.

Cons

The security setup is complex and difficult to do out of the box. Once setup, it works great with Acitve directory

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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The best budgetting sw ever seen

Reviewed 4 years ago

I devellopped twice TM1 and my customers were always happy

Pros

IBM Cognos TM 1 is the best solution for budgetting & modelling; it has a strong adherence to each budgetting process due to its flexibility

Cons

The price is a little high for those companies having small business; the interface could be improuved

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Best Customer Service

Reviewed 5 years ago

IBM has the absolute best customer service. Each time we had an issue there was someone from their IT Support to help right away. We spoke with a guy named Steve once that fixed us up perfectly. Thank you IBM and thank you Steve!

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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I've been a TM1 consultant and administrator for the past 5 years.

Reviewed 6 years ago
Pros

It is a very power tool if used in the right situation in the right way.

Cons

Ability to create complete UI and getting data out of it.

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TM1 Review

Reviewed 4 years ago

TM1 is a great tool to have as long as the organization's system interfacing are setup to work reliably and the databases are designed to interface with each other. If these conditions are not ideal, then TM1 will not add as much value to the organization as it is designed to.

Pros

The biggest advantage of using IBM Cognos TM1 is the ability to fully incorporate budgets and planning into the accounting system and the ability to use Cognos and Costpoint and other softwares to expand, analyze and extrapolate these budgets, planning and forecasts.

Cons

TM1 heavily relies on data feed from other systems whether it be Cognos, CostPoint or T&E and any small issue during the data interface can skew the analysis and often result in errors and misleading financial analysis.