Getting started with Cognos TM1 Performance Modeler

In IBM® Cognos® TM1® Performance Modeler you can create applications for use in IBM Cognos TM1 Applications.

Applications are based on models that contain dimensions, cubes, and links. You can also administer those applications, assign security, and establish a workflow using Cognos TM1 Performance Modeler.

Create a model containing dimension, cube, and link objects. This model contains the objects required to create your applications. You can create rules and feeder scripts from the logic in the formulas and links. Rules determine the format and presentation of data and can also manipulate it. In addition to using rules that are generated, you can also manually create rules. Load data into applications by importing data and creating TurboIntegrator processes.

Create applications based on the objects contained in your model for use in Cognos TM1 Applications. Create cubes based on the dimensions that exist in the model. Use links to make connections between the cubes. Include views in an application to define the way it is presented to an end user. Set up a workflow to determine how contributors will interact with the application. Define the default presentation of the application, including layout and languages to be used. Set up group-based security to define the actions that group members can take within an application. You can use either IBM Cognos Access Manager security or Cognos TM1 security.

As an administrator, you can modify an existing application. For example, you can update model objects, add and remove users, and change access settings. You can also manage the updating of runtime cubes, including importing data and metadata. Deploy an application before you set up an approval hierarchy.

Using Performance Modeler on a WAN

Use of Performance Modeler over a wide area network (WAN) or a network with significant latency is not recommended.

Although Performance Modeler can be provisioned to client machines from the TM1 Applications portal, this delivery is primarily intended as a means of simplifying deployment for modelers working on a local area network (LAN). It is recommended that users who are situated remotely from the TM1 Server should access TM1 Performance Modeler by using a Remote Desktop session (or similar thin client technology) to a machine that is local to the TM1 Server.