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Budgeting, Planning and Forecasting

Tips & Tricks

About Us  

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Financial Reporting and Disclosure
Business Intelligence and Analytics

Stop Reinventing the Wheel for Corporate Reporting

Discovery Techniques for Big Data Adoption

Upcoming Events


VIRTUAL - IBM Finance Forum - September 24

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Clear Insight Newsletter
September 2014


With the summer behind us more events both virtual and in person are coming on the calendar.   In this issue you will find some upcoming events that may be valuable to you.

Cognos TM1 and Express has a focus this month with some great articles that may be beneficial.

As always please be sure to click our YouTube, Blog and other social links for incremental helps and insights for all things with respect to IBM Clarity 7 and IBM Cognos.

Remember our business is to help you gain back Time, Control and Confidence in all areas of the office of finance and corporate business intelligence.

On behalf of Clear Insight - Happy Reading and Watching!
Ian Margerison


Clear Insight Services 
Tips for working with IBM Cognos TM1 WebTipsTricks

IBM Cognos TM1 Web extends the analytical power of IBM Cognos TM1 Web by offering a number of tasks in a web browser. Some of these tasks include:


*Analyze cube data

*View and edit data in formatted Excel reports

*Drill, pivot, select, and filter data

*Build charts from cube data

*Perform server administration tasks


This document will provide  tips and techniques for the IBM Cognos TM1 Model Builder with tips on how to build models using IBM Cognos TM1 Web. 

Clear Insight has many trained and experienced consultants ready to assist you with your training, consulting, or support needs.


Contact us today for more information.




Building Visual Scorecards with TM1TM1Scorecard

Scorecards can be an extremely effective tool for helping organizations define, align, monitor, steer and communicate progress toward strategic objectives.


The scorecarding capabilities now available in IBMCognos TM1 enable organizations to integrate their metrics and key performance indicators (KPIs) into high-participation planning, budgeting and forecasting processes to drive greater accountability and close the loop on performance management.




What's New in IBM Cognos TM1 10.2.2New1022

IBM Cognos TM1 version 10.2.2 provides performance and scalability features. Cognos TM1 integrates business planning, performance measurement, and operational data to enable companies to optimize business effectiveness and customer interaction regardless of geography or structure.

Cognos TM1 provides immediate visibility into data, accountability in a collaborative process with a consistent view of information.


IBM Cognos TM1 TrainingTM1Training

Are you looking for training to get more out of your Cognos TM1 solutions?   Clear Insight can provide you with an onsite custom training / consulting bundle or you can enrol in one of our public TM1 training courses.  Contact us for more information.


Financial Reporting & Disclosure 
Let's Stop Reinventing the WheelFinRptDiscl  

It's a basic fact of business decision-making. Access to accurate data, and timely commentary and analytics is critical to making sound business decisions. And the pressure to provide that data and analysis to management is only becoming more intense. A quick turnaround of detailed reports with embedded narrative is essential for management teams anxious to keep their fingers on the pulse of the marketplace.


Yet, for many departments, report building is often a tedious, time consuming and error prone process. Is it time for you to stop doing this manually with MS Office products and investigate existing best demonstrated practices?


Business Intelligence & Analytics 
Discovery Methods to Embark on Big DataBIandAnalytics

Discovery is a key business analytics method that can be used to realize value from current and future investments into big data.


Discovery, of course is the act of find something, whether it is truly new or just overlooked.  There are four main types of discovery for business analytics.  In this article from Ventana Research we will see the potential each method has to extract the value from your potential data sources.


Upcoming Events  

IBM Virtual Finance Forum 2014VirtFinForum

If you're ready to help your business make better decisions by anticipating the future, you won't want to miss IBM Virtual Finance Forum 2014.


With keynotes, sessions, virtual trade booths and networking, finance executives like you will learn about some of the industry's latest practices and cutting-edge analytic tools that can help your business become a future-ready enterprise. 



Smarter Business Summit in TorontoSmarterBiz

Innovating with Cloud, Data, Mobility and Social

Four powerful forces are rapidly converging to reshape how enterprises operate and compete: cloud, analytics, mobile and social.


It is now possible to imagine a world where customers purchase more through mobile devices than computers, where analytics drive the majority of real-time decision making, where cloud becomes the predominant delivery mechanism and where more ideas emerge from social networks than ever thought possible.


WHEN - Tuesday, October 7, 2014

7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

WHERE - All Stream Centre

Toronto, ON M6K 3C3              


Click here for a link to a brochure for more information and for a link to register.