TM1 Rich Tier: Web clients

The Rich tier contains all the user interfaces for IBM® TM1® Applications. These user interfaces are used by end-users, administrators, and planning application developers.

TM1 Applications

The main TM1 Applications client is a web browser-based user interface supported by a Java-based web application server, such as the provided installation of WebSphere Liberty. The user interfaces for TM1 Applications are organized into two main sub-pages and three different data contribution clients.

TM1 Applications page (portal page)

The TM1 Applications page (portal page) is the main starting point for both administrator and non-administrator users. This page provides a list of available applications that is filtered for the current user. Clicking on an application in this page opens the workflow page.

Administrators and application developers can also open TM1 Performance Modeler and Cognos® Insight from the TM1 Applications toolbar.

TM1 Application page (workflow page)

The TM1 Application page (workflow page) allows you to manage tasks within a single application. This client displays each node that a user is responsible for contributing to and/or reviewing in a specific plan. Depending on how you configure the application, the user can open the Cognos Insight client or TM1 Application Web client for any accessible node in this client.

Data contribution clients

The following table summarizes the TM1 Applications data contribution clients that enable users to work with data in grid and chart formats.

Table 1. TM1 Applications - data contribution clients
Client Description

IBM TM1 Application Web

Default client. Processing is in real time with the server. Enables users to view and edit application data in a grid format using TM1 cube views or TM1 Websheets based on infrastructure from TM1 Web

IBM Cognos Insight - Connected

IBM Cognos Insight client. Processing is in real time with the server. Enables users to view and edit application data in a dashboard or workspace format.

This client can be provisioned and installed from the TM1 Application Gateway or installed remotely by a system administrator using a Windows Installer command line and other software management tools.

TM1 Performance Modeler

The TM1 Performance Modeler client provides the user interface for administrators and developers to design and deploy applications.

This user interface must be installed locally on the user's computer. Users can provision and install this client from the TM1 Application Gateway the first time they open the client. System administrators can also distribute and install the program remotely using Windows Installer and other software management tools. For details, see Installing Cognos TM1 Performance Modeler.

Cognos Insight

Cognos Insight can run separate from TM1 Applications to enable users to create workspaces to use within an application.

This user interface must be installed locally on the user's computer. It can be provisioned from the TM1 Application Gateway and installed by the user the first time they open the client. System administrators can also distribute and install the program remotely using a Windows Installer command line and other software management tools. For details, see Installing Cognos Insight.