3.6 out of 5 (13 Ratings)
Jan 26, 2017
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.
Jan 25, 2017
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.
Jan 19, 2017
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.
Jan 18, 2017
Most experience with the vendor is practically none since inhouse takes care of training and users, etc...
Dec 13, 2016
Easy to work with, superior to our prior technology
Nov 29, 2016
We were very successful. On-time and under budget
Nov 7, 2016
We build with IBM a solid partnership since years
Nov 6, 2016
Worked well: knowledgeable partner Did not work well: pre-sales and post-sales support
Oct 18, 2016
Availability of technical consulting was limited. Otherwise a strong analytics tool easy for users who are familiar with Excel etc, to transition to.
Mar 17, 2016
Generally a great product. To get the full value, the organization should integrate with the full Cognos suite.