3.9 out of 5 (18 Ratings)

17 Verified Reviews

IBM CognosTM1

Implementation was challenging, but the vendor has strong consultants to customize apps.

IBM Cognos is an extremely strong platform. The consultants we worked with on our specific custom TM1 application implementations were knowledgeable, and helped our guide our business to implementing a set of applications with complex requirements and heavy customization.

Cognos TM1

Implementation would have been better with the write 3rd party partner.

I think that IBM has done a pretty good job of taking the Cognos and TM1 product lines forward. However, their licensing practices leave a little to be desired.

Cognos TM1

Strong integration with existing tools

Does what we're looking for.

Cognos TM1, IBM Planning Analytics

Robust and agile tool for planning

Great product and roadmap for future Planning needs.

Cognos TM1

Cognos TM1 Product & Implementation Experience

The deployment was easy and straightforward and it is a great solution. The Finance and Business User community loves the solution and its capabilities. Except the fact that you also need Cognos for better reporting, it is a great product.

Cognos TM1

Implementation was basically straightforward and past investment can be leveraged

The IBM solution is a mature, established solution that we were able to leverage our previous investment in the core technology platform (Cognos Planning). The upgrade and rollout was assisted by a consultant from IBM, and the project technical lead is an IBM veteran who has many years of working on Cognos. Some of the technical problems we ran into were specific to the virtualization technology and network topology. The virtual machines were running on VMWare but the core storage was SAN. We ran into some technical issues that required close collaboration between the storage vendors, hosting vendor and other infrastructure teams. The IBM consultant was knowledgeable, but not always familiar with the newer releases and features. We already ran into specific issues related to Identity Management solution integration but it was resolved in time.

Cognos TM1

Powerful software, yet complex and laiden with overlapping development tools

IBM is a solid vendor with a good support model behind it. Their product portfolio can be confusing to navigate. Installing the TM1 software solution was not overly complicated. Building the application upon the system was moderately complex due to the vast flexibility and power of the software. We migrated from Cognos Enterprise Planning (EP) so there was much less flexibility in EP vs TM1. However the additional flexibility came with a cost in regards to the complexity associated with the model development. Also, as TM1 migrates from Architect to Performance Modeler we are frustrated that there is significant overlap between the two tools and also you have to still use both for certain features.

Cognos TM1

Implementation was challenging. TM1 has its own development language.

Cognizant was the third party who implemented the system. It was not designed to be flexible and enhancements are needed. The Finance department was using spreadsheets and indicated TM1 did reduced manual calculations.

Cognos TM1

BI Analytics for Healthcare

Most experience with the vendor is practically none since inhouse takes care of training and users, etc...

Cognos TM1

Implementation was easy for supply chain.

Easy to work with, superior to our prior technology