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IBM Cognos TM1 Review

5

TM1 is one of the best business application development platforms

Amazing performance because of in-memory OLAP engine. It's easy to setup and highly scalable. The UI is not pretty and the learning curve can be pretty steep. It's an expensive system, but the ROI can be great with the right team.

Overall Satisfaction

On a scale of 1-10, how likely are you to recommend IBM Cognos TM1 if asked by a colleague?  What advice would you have for that colleague?

10/10
This review10
IBM Cognos TM1 Average10
Corporate Performance Management Average8.1
Software may not be cheap but a cheaper version (IBM Cognos Express) is out there if you don't have that many users.

Please provide some examples of things that IBM Cognos TM1 does particularly well.

  • Performance is amazing because of it's in-memory OLAP engine.
  • With a little experience, it's a great rapid deployment platform that can model just about any business process.
  • It is actually quite scalable considering the amount of RAM that can be installed on servers nowadays.
  • Easy to setup and migrate to a new environment.

Please provide some examples of areas where IBM Cognos TM1 has room for improvement.

  • It lacks a pretty user interface.
  • Learning curve can be high for non-technical person.
  • Getting data out of the system could be easier.

What positive or negative impact (i.e. Return on Investment or ROI) has IBM Cognos TM1 had on your overall business objectives?

With the right mix of consultants, contractors, and internal W2 employees, ROI can be as high as 160 hours saved per month for a $100K project.

On a scale of 1-10, how likely are you to renew your use of IBM Cognos TM1?  Why do you give it this rating?

10/10
This is a planning developer's dream. You feel like you're given a blank canvas with all the right tools to make it an artwork. It is the future of business application development.
This review10
IBM Cognos TM1 Average10
Corporate Performance Management Average7.9
This review covers the 10.1.1 edition of IBM Cognos TM1.

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This review covers the 10.1.1 edition of IBM Cognos TM1.
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