In addition to improving speed and stability, TM1 10.1 fixes a number of bugs (301 and counting). This version also improves the integration with Cognos BI, and closes the feature gap with EP.
Fixes and Features
Here are a number of salient features in TM1 10.1 that will hit you as soon as you install it
- Installation – More streamlined and in-line with the Cognos Bi components
- Cognos Configuration – Like other BI and EP components, TM1 is now managed through the IBM Cognos Configuration utility.
- Apache Tomcat – Tomcat is now included and is needed by the new components (Operations Console).
- Contributor has had its problems and hopefully the name change to Cognos TM1 Applications will fix it.
- Parallel Interaction concurrency is set by default – Cheers to that and hope that all the bugs were squashed in 9.5.2
- TM1RunTI – Command line access to run TI process. Now, you can run and pass parameters to a TI process from the command line. WooHoo!
- New sample databases – No more Planning Sample. We have a brand new database to work with GO_New_stores
- CubeSaveData() – SaveDataAll worked, but this is a welcome addition. CubeSaveData() lets administrators serialize only the specific cubes they are reloading.
- tm1xfer – Not sure if we can use this for migrations or if this provides any upside to our current methods. More to come once we test this.
- Commenting – I have not needed this yet, but application using an approval hierarchy now lets you add comments.
In addition to the fixes and improvements, there are some new components
- IBM Cognos TM1 Operations Console – A new component for administrators. This component requires configuration and deployment on a Java-based web application server. This used to be a pain so we are looking forward to checking out the new streamlined console.
- IBM Cognos TM1 Performance Modeler – Enables developers to build planning and analysis models in the Cognos TM1 environment. Accessible from Cognos TM1 Applications.
- IBM Cognos Insight – End users can analyze data, explore scenarios by creating managed workspaces. Supports write-back, so you can also use these workspaces to gather and consolidate management targets, commitments, and forecasts.