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Budgeting, Planning and Forecasting

Tips & Tricks

About Us  

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Financial Reporting and Disclosure
Business Intelligence and Analytics

Transform Finance Operations with CDM

Making the Most of Your Dashboard Investments

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Webcast: Meet the BI Customer - Nov 13

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is a solutions provider to the office of finance for our international base of clients.  Our clients view us as business partners delivering excellence in IBM Clarity, IBM Cognos TM1 and the remaining family of IBM Cognos solutions.

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Clear Insight Newsletter
October 2014


Welcome to our October Financial Performance and Business Analytics newsletter.

If you have not seen what Cognos Disclosure Management can do for you yet, I would encourage you to check out the video link.

If you are beginning or well on in your Business Intelligence and reporting journey you will benefit from the Dashboard article and the BI Webcast.

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.

I'd love to hear from you if you have any questions.

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


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Tips for working with IBM Cognos TM1 WebTipsTricks

IBM Cognos TM1 Web Clipboard Extension for Google Chrome


For security reasons, some browsers prevent programmatic access to the clipboard. This prevents IBM Cognos TM1 users from being able to copy from a spreadsheet, for instance, in order to paste data within TM1 Web. The IBM Cognos TM1 Web Clipboard Extension enables TM1 users to continue to copy and paste from the clipboard.

The TM1 Web Clipboard Extension is now available and can be downloaded here. The extension supports IBM Cognos TM1 10.2 FP2 or higher or IBM Cognos TM1 10.2 RP2 or higher. 

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.




Advanced Versioning Scenarios with Clarity 7AdvancedC7Versioning

Versioning is a tool in Clarity enabling users to copy data from a set of source dimension elements to a set of target dimension elements. The most common implementation of it gives users a selection for a source (scenario, year) combination and a target (scenario, year) combination. The tool itself looks clear and straightforward, but the complexity and risk is just below the surface.


The following article provides an example of a more robust and advanced configuration.




Cube based security for IBM Cognos TM1TM1CubeSecurity

IBM Cognos TM1 has a variety of complex security paradigms to support specific requirements. The following document describes tips and techniques on how to set up element and/or cube based security for IBM Cognos TM1.


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 
Transform Finance Operations with CDMTransformWithCDM 

Discover how you can transform the way you collaborate across the enterprise to collect data and merge it with robust analysis and insights using IBM Cognos Disclosure Management.



Business Intelligence & Analytics 
Making the Most of Your Dashboard InvestmentsBIandAnalytics

Simply having dashboards and using them efficiently and effective is not necessarily the same thing.  Aberdeen Research found that dashboard leaders get more from their dashboard investments by providing a richer end-user experience and accelerating the dashboard development life-cycle.


If you are just embarking on a dashboard solution or realize you need to optimize the value from your current solution, this is a great read! 


Upcoming Events  

Webcast: Meet the BI Customer - Nov 13UpcomingEvents

Whether you're exploring Business Intelligence (BI) for the first time or you're looking for ways to get more value from the automated BI solution you use daily, you'll learn something useful when you join this engaging conversation.
Register for the "Meet the BI Customer" round table on November 13, 2014. Four long-time IBM Cognos BI customers will join IBM BI experts Jane Farquhar and Marcus Hearne for a wide-ranging discussion about their BI journey.

They will discuss:

  • Life before their BI implementation
  • Why they chose IBM Cognos BI
  • Implementation best practices and lessons learnt
  • Benefits they have seen so far
  • What their return on investment (ROI) looks like
You'll also have the opportunity to ask the panel questions via live chat. Register here today