This document describes how to install, upgrade, and configure IBM® Cognos® TM1® software components on Microsoft Windows and UNIX operating systems.


IBM Cognos TM1 integrates business planning, performance measurement, and operational data to enable companies to optimize business effectiveness and customer interaction regardless of geography or structure. Cognos TM1 provides immediate visibility into data, accountability within a collaborative process, and a consistent view of information, allowing managers to quickly stabilize operational fluctuations and take advantage of new opportunities.

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