Product overview

IBM® Cognos® TM1® Pattern is a pattern that simplifies the installation and configuration of an IBM Cognos TM1 environment. It uses reusable and customizable components that collectively make an automation package for the solution deployment. This automation package decreases the time and costs of a solution deployment and shortens the time to value by automatically creating middleware assets.

Cognos TM1 Pattern can be deployed on IBM PureApplication® System.

The pattern deploys a virtual system instance that consists of the following products:
IBM Cognos TM1
Enables organizations to optimize performance through advanced planning, analytics, modeling, and reporting. IBM Cognos TM1 applications are supported by its patented, 64-bit, in-memory online analytical processing (OLAP) server, which provides on-demand analytics of complex multidimensional data with real-time analysis and calculation performance.
IBM Java Runtime Environment
Java™ Runtime Environment for running Java applications.

Server components

The IBM Cognos TM1 Pattern includes the following server components:
Cognos TM1 Server
Includes the Cognos TM1 Admin Server and IBM Cognos TM1 Server, the 64-bit, in-memory online analytical processing (OLAP) server.
Cognos TM1 Web
Web-based component that extends the analytical power of Cognos TM1 by helping you to view, analyze, edit, and chart your TM1 data in a web browser. Administrators can also use Cognos TM1 Web to perform some Cognos TM1 administration tasks.
Cognos TM1 Applications
Are the basis for organizing and managing applications. Application modelers can use Cognos TM1 Application Web, Cognos Insight in distributed, or Cognos Insight in connected mode to contribute to their applications. You can start Cognos TM1 Performance Modeler from Cognos TM1 Applications. Cognos TM1 Performance Modeler is used by modelers to plan and build the data structures on which applications are based.
Cognos TM1 Operations Console
Web-based component that is used to monitor the activity of Cognos TM1 servers.
IBM Cognos TM1 Scorecarding
Integrates scorecarding dashboards and strategy management into Cognos TM1. Use IBM Cognos TM1 Performance Modeler to define the key performance indicators (KPIs) to monitor. Use them to build your scorecarding diagrams. The scorecard objects and diagrams you create are stored in your Cognos TM1 server and made accessible to users as interactive dashboards. This collection of scorecarding features creates a close integration of scorecarding and strategy with planning, analysis, and dashboarding.
Performance Management Hub
REST-based API for TM1 Clients to interact with the TM1 Server.

Client components

The following components are available:
IBM Cognos Insight
A stand-alone tool that helps you to work with complicated data sources in easy to use workspaces. Cognos Insight integrates with IBM Cognos Express®, IBM Cognos TM1, and IBM Cognos Business Intelligence.
IBM Cognos Performance Modeler
Use Cognos TM1 Performance Modeler to build models that use dimensions, cubes, links, and rules. Create applications from cube views, assign workflow, and set up security. You can then deploy, administer, and maintain your applications. You can also import data into Cognos TM1 by using Cognos Performance Modeler.
You can download and install the previously listed components from the IBM Cognos TM1 Applications portal. For more information, see Accessing the Cognos TM1 web applications.

Other components

The following components are available but they are not installed by the pattern:
IBM Cognos TM1 Architect
An older Cognos TM1 modeling tool that supports the creation and maintenance of all TM1 objects. TM1 Architect does not support automatic feeder and rules generation, and does not provide guided import capabilities.
IBM Cognos TM1 Perspectives
The TM1 Excel Add-In. Cognos TM1 Perspectives is an older tool that can be used for both Cognos TM1 model development and for analyzing data by using Microsoft Excel capabilities. Cognos TM1 Perspectives supports the creation and maintenance of all Cognos TM1 objects, but does not provide the advanced capabilities of Cognos Performance Modeler. If you require an Excel Add-In interface and the ability to use Microsoft Excel functionality, such as charting, when you work with TM1 data, you can use Perspectives.
Cognos Analysis for Microsoft Excel
A Microsoft Excel-based tool that professional report authors use to build sophisticated, multiple-sheet, multiple-query reports against multiple databases.
Cognos TM1 Mobile Contributor
A mobile application for the Apple iPad that connects to an IBM Cognos TM1 Server and coexists with other desktop and web applications that connect to the same server. Mobile users can access all their planning applications from IBM Cognos TM1 Applications, view submission status for all approval nodes, and interact with cube views in a grid or chart format right in the iPad app. Users can also change values on the iPad and submit them back to the plan where the data is updated on the IBM Cognos TM1 server.

TM1 samples

During pattern installation you can choose to install the Cognos TM1 samples. For information about the Cognos TM1 samples, refer to your IBM Cognos TM1 documentation.


Operations performed in Cognos TM1 Pattern are recorded in log files. Logs are organized by virtual machine name. The log files are stored under the IBM TM1 category. The log files that are available under this category can vary, based on the Cognos TM1 services provided by the virtual machine. For example, the log files for the web tier are different from the log files for the data tier. For information about accessing and viewing the logs, see the documentation for your system.