5724-Y13 IBM Planning Analytics V2.0

IBM Europe Sales Manual
Revised:  March 06, 2018.

Table of contents
TOC Link Product life cycle dates TOC Link Description
TOC Link Program number TOC Link Operating environment
TOC Link Abstract TOC Link Planning information
TOC Link Highlights TOC Link Publications

 
Product life cycle dates
Program NumberVRM Announced Available Marketing Withdrawn Service Discontinued
5737-B0302.00.042018/03/062018/03/06 - -
5737-B0302.00.002016/12/062016/12/14 - -
5724-Y1302.00.042018/03/062018/03/06 - -
5724-Y1302.00.002016/12/062016/12/14 - -
5724-Y1310.02.022015/05/192015/06/13 2017/04/242019/09/30
5724-Y1310.02.012013/10/152013/10/15 2017/04/242018/09/30
5724-Y1310.01.002012/05/152012/05/15 2017/04/212017/04/30
5724-Y1309.05.002011/01/252011/01/25 2016/04/302016/04/30
5724-Y1309.00.002009/09/152009/09/15 2013/08/082014/09/30
5737-C2402.00.042018/03/062018/03/06 - -

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Program number
  • IBM Planning Analytics Express V2.0.4 (5724-Y13)
  • IBM Planning Analytics Local V2.0.4 (5737-B03)
  • IBM Planning Analytics Advanced V2.0.4 (5737-C24)

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Abstract

IBM Planning Analytics is a fast, easy, flexible, and complete planning and analytics solution that helps you drive efficiency, deliver foresight, and steer business performance. This software solution enables organizations of all sizes to optimize performance through advanced planning, analytics, modeling, and reporting.

IBM Planning Analytics Local V2.0

IBM Planning Analytics Local V2.0, formerly known as IBM Cognos TM1, offers a single planning and analysis solution that can be deployed locally. Version 2.0 brings a new and engaging interface for improved speed, agility, and foresight: IBM Planning Analytics Workspace.

IBM Planning Analytics Workspace interface

Planning Analytics Workspace delivers visually engaging and intuitive self -service web authoring to all users. Through the Planning Analytics Workspace interface, authors have access to many visual options designed improve financial input templates and reports. Planning Analytics Workspace benefits include:

  • Free-form canvas dashboard design
  • Data entry and analysis efficiency and convenience features
  • Capability to combine cube views, websheets, text, images, videos, and charts
  • Synchronized navigation for guiding consumers through an analytical story
  • Browser and mobile operation
  • Capability to export to PowerPoint or PDF

Planning Analytics is available for subscription on IBM Cloud or local deployment.

IBM Planning Analytics for Microsoft Excel interface

Planning Analytics includes Planning Analytics for Microsoft Excel. The Analytics for Microsoft Excel interface optimizes Microsoft Excel-based interaction for writeback, analysis, and reporting that combines Microsoft Excel's powerful data layout and formatting benefits with the robust TM1 data engine of Planning Analytics. Planning Analytics for Microsoft Excel benefits include:

  • Connection to remote servers without the need for Citrix or Microsoft Remote Desktop
  • Slice, dice, and pivot multidimensional analysis capabilities
  • Data analysis and reporting dynamic to changes in your organization
  • Financial layout report design for use in Microsoft Excel or web browser

Hierarchies

Dimensional analysis is further optimized through the following features of Hierarchies:

  • Dimensions can be reorganized by using same-named consolidation points in named hierarchies.
  • Dimension attributes, such as characteristics of customers and products, can be represented in multidimensional analysis as virtual dimensions.
  • Multiple attributes of the same dimension can be combined into your analysis; stack rows, columns, or place them in context.
  • New attribute data can be discovered after the cube structure has been defined
  • Ad hoc hierarchies can be created, then immediately introduced into Microsoft Excel, web, or mobile analysis for deeper insights.

IBM Planning Analytics Express V2.0

IBM Planning Analytics Express V2.0, formerly known as IBM Cognos Express, is an offering that consists of IBM Cognos Analytics and Planning Analytics, but at a lower price point for clients that have 50 or less Planning Analytics users or 100 or less Cognos Analytics users. Planning Analytics Express affords small and midsized clients, as well as departmental groups within larger enterprises, the opportunity to acquire and operate all capabilities of Planning Analytics at lower price points. Clients can choose individual connectors to Cognos Analytics or Planning Analytics, or a combined offering of both solutions. Planning Analytics Express clients have access to all interim fixes, refreshes, and fix packs that are supplied to enterprise clients.

Planning Analytics Express includes the latest release of IBM Planning Analytics Local V2.0, and IBM Cognos Analytics V11.

IBM Planning Analytics Advanced V2.0

IBM Planning Analytics Advanced (formerly known as Performance Management Advanced) provides organizations with the full power of Planning Analytics in a single license. Planning Analytics Advanced may be licensed with an Authorized User or Processor Value Unit charge metric, permitting unlimited server power for a named quantity of users or for an unlimited number of users for a fixed server capacity. In either approach, the complete breadth of Planning Analytics functionality is extended with a single licensed program.

IBM Cognos Express V10.2.2

IBM Cognos Express V10.2.2 is a complete solution for business intelligence and performance management, targeted for mid-size organizations. It delivers all of the essential reporting, analysis, dashboard, visualization, scorecarding, planning, budgeting, and forecasting capabilities midsize companies require.

IBM Cognos Express V10.2.2 includes the following enhancements.

Business intelligence

  • Simplified user functionality for greater user self-service
  • Simplified deployment for faster time to value
  • Conformance updates

Performance management

  • Microsoft Excel Client: IBM Cognos Analysis for Microsoft Excel
  • 64-bit versions of Microsoft Excel Client for both IBM Cognos TM1 and IBM Cognos Analysis for Microsoft Excel
  • IBM Cognos TM1 Web API
  • SSL support
  • Cognos TM1 Package connector
  • Conformance: Linux support for IBM Cognos TM1

IBM Cognos Express V10.2.1

IBM Cognos Express V10.2.1 delivers business intelligence reporting, analysis, and planning capabilities purpose built and priced for midsize organizations and individual workgroups.

IBM Cognos Express V10.2.1 enhancements:

Updates to this release include:

  • Improved visualization experience
  • Extended mobile support
  • Integrated scorecarding capabilities
  • Richer support for Microsoft
  • Additional enhancements
    • TM1RunTI
    • IBM Dynamic Query Analyzer
    • Operations Console

IBM Cognos Express V10.1 enhancements:

IBM Cognos Express V10.1 delivers breakthrough business intelligence and planning capabilities purpose built and priced for workgroups and midsize organizations.

IBM Cognos Express V10.1 provides the following enhancements:

  • IBM Cognos Mobile support for Apple iPad
  • IBM Cognos Business Insight - Unified workspace support
  • IBM Cognos Business Insight Advanced - Easy report creation support
  • IBM Cognos Insight for personal business intelligence (BI) and for planning contribution support
  • Active reports for disconnected interaction
  • Performance modeler for more powerful OLAP modeling
  • Microsoft Office 2010 support

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Highlights

Easy to install

IBM Cognos Express includes everything required for immediate use in a preconfigured solution with no assembly required. A single centralized web interface controls all administrative aspects of installation, deployment, and management, using only a few simple mouse clicks.

Easy to use

Self-service access allows business users to work independently to analyze information and create and modify reports, without having to rely on IT for help. Information is presented in a context that business users understand while ensuring data accuracy and consistency throughout the organization. This allows executives and managers in different departments to spend more time analyzing data and less time arguing over whose data is correct.

Easy to buy

IBM Cognos Express is packaged and priced right to let companies start small with only the components they need, realize immediate business value, and expand their solution as they grow. With no hidden costs for additional software and unsurpassed ease of use, it delivers a rapid return on investment and a predictable ongoing cost of ownership. Companies can easily match their projects and needs to their budget and resource constraints.

For complete licensing and packaging details, see

http://www.ibm.com/software/sla/sladb.nsf

For information about these programs, see the IBM Passport Advantage website at

http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage


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Description

IBM Cognos Express V10.2.2

IBM Cognos Express continues to provide midsize companies and workgroups with consistent, reliable information to answer critical business questions. With insights drawn from answering these questions, managers can make better, faster decisions to drive greater efficiencies, reduce costs, and identify new growth opportunities while minimizing the impact on IT. Both novice and advanced users can easily leverage the powerful, yet easy-to-use capabilities to encourage broad adoption throughout their organization. Cognos Express provides everything needed for organizations that are starting to expand their business intelligence and planning capabilities.

To meet the increasing demands of midmarket organizations, Cognos Express V10.2.2 is delivered with limited license versions of IBM Cognos TM1 V10.2.2 and IBM Cognos Business Intelligence V10.2.2. Along with the additional capabilities and components listed below, organization who have Cognos Express also have immediate access to the latest product enhancements, product corrections, fix packs, and future versions of Cognos TM1 and Cognos Business Intelligence. Additionally, organizations now have the ability to install Cognos TM1 and Cognos BI on separate machines, if desired.

Cognos Express has moved away from a single product install with this release and, as a result, the preset configuration, predefined namespaces, user groups, Cognos Express manager page, integrated backup and restore, and remote client installation will no longer be available. These capabilities are replaced with the Cognos TM1 and Cognos Business Intelligence administrator functionality, providing more flexibility and robust capabilities to midmarket organizations. Detailed documentation is provided to help organizations install Cognos Express V10.2.2 and migrate existing Cognos Express deployments.

Cognos Express V10.2.2 provides the following enhancements.

Business intelligence

  • Simplified end-user functionality for greater user self-service:
    • End-to-end analysis with personal data import for business users
    • Support for customization of Rapidly Adaptive Visualization Engine visualizations in IBM Cognos Report Studio and IBM Cognos Workspace Advanced
    • Create reusable style templates for a consistent corporate identity including styles, fonts, and colors
    • Interactive maps in IBM Cognos Workspace
  • Simplified deployment with quick setup, allowing users to easily install and configure all Cognos Business Intelligence components.
  • Conformance updates to content store, portal servers, security libraries, web servers, data sources, drivers, and mobile support.

Performance management

  • Microsoft Excel Client, IBM Cognos Analysis for Microsoft Excel (CAFE), allows for more advanced report building.
  • 64-bit versions of Micorsoft Excel Client for IBM Cognos TM1, and IBM Cognos Analysis for Microsoft Excel provides compatibility for organizations using 64-bit Microsoft Excel.
  • IBM Cognos TM1 Web API incorporates Cognos TM1 web objects into custom web applications, portals, and dashboards.
  • SSL support delivers the ability to configure products so they are able to use SSL for data transmission security.
  • Cognos TM1 Package connector can import data to Cognos TM1 from Relational and Open Database Connectivity of Cognos Business Intelligence packages.
  • Conformance with Linux support for IBM Cognos TM1.

MEDIA PACK

IBM Cognos Express 10.2.2 Multiplatform Multilingual Media Pack, B508UML

IBM Cognos Express V10.2.1

IBM Cognos Express V10.2.1 provides midsize companies and workgroups with consistent, reliable information to answer three critical business questions: How are we doing? Why? And what should we be doing? With insights drawn from answering these questions, managers can make better, faster decisions to drive greater efficiencies, reduce costs, and identify new growth opportunities while minimizing the impact on IT.

IBM Cognos Express includes everything needed for organizations that are starting out or expanding their business intelligence and planning capabilities. Both novice and advanced users can easily leverage the powerful yet easy-to-use capabilities to encourage broad adoption throughout an organization.

IBM Cognos Express now offers full mobile support, advanced visualization capabilities that leverage Rapidly Adaptive Visualization Engine (RAVE) technology, richer support for Microsoft integration, enhanced scorecarding capabilities, platform extensibility improvements, as well as several add-ons leveraging IBM Cognos TM1 and dynamic query capabilities.

IBM Cognos Express V10.2.1 will be the last version to support conformance for the following:

  • Data sources:
    • Microsoft SQL Server 2000 and 2005
    • IBM DB2 9.1
  • Operating systems and clients:
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 SP2 R2
    • Microsoft Windows XP
    • Microsoft Windows Vista
  • Identity management:
    • Microsoft Active Directory 2003 and 2003 R2
  • Browsers:
    • o Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 SP2

IBM Cognos Express V10.2.1 will be the last version to support the following features:

  • IBM Cognos Express Advisor and IBM Cognos Express Data Advisor

IBM Cognos Express V10.2.1 no longer supports the following:

  • IBM Cognos TM1 Top
  • IBM Cognos TM1 Workflow
  • IBM Cognos TM1 Advanced Rule Editor
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 SP2
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 7
  • IBM Cognos TM1 Portlet
  • IBM Cognos Express support for 32-bit Microsoft Windows as server

Additional supported languages

  • Croatian
  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • Finnish
  • Norwegian Bokmal
  • Slovenian
  • Swedish
  • Thai

IBM Cognos Express V10.1 provides workgroups and midsize companies with consistent, reliable information to answer three critical business questions: How are we doing? Why? and What should we be doing? With insights drawn from answering these questions, managers can make better, faster decisions to drive greater efficiencies, reduce costs, and identify new growth opportunities.

For organizations that are beginning to embark or expand on a business intelligence (BI) and planning strategy, IBM Cognos Express includes everything needed to get started right away. It offers powerful yet easy-to-use capabilities for both novice and advanced users to encourage broad adoption throughout a company.

IBM Cognos Express V10.1

IBM Cognos Express V10.1 features include:

  • Cognos Mobile support for Apple iPad
  • Support for unified workspace for IBM Cognos Business Insight
  • Support for easy report creation for IBM Cognos Business Insight Advanced
  • Support for IBM Cognos Insight for personal business intelligence and for planning contribution
  • Support for active reports for disconnected interaction
  • Support for performance modeler for more powerful OLAP modeling
  • Support for Microsoft Office 2010.

IBM Cognos Express V9.5

IBM Cognos Express 9.5 extends these rich capabilities by providing the following enhancements:

  • IBM Cognos Express Planner, a new product module that provides a rich contribution interface and workflow to automate the planning, budgeting and forecasting process
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 support
  • Enhanced analysis and visualization with Express Advisor
  • Backup and restore features with Express Manager
  • Relational and multidimensional modeling with Data Advisor

For complete licensing and packaging details, see

http://www.ibm.com/software/sla/sladb.nsf

The following Cognos Express products can now be ordered through IBM Passport Advantage.

IBM Cognos Express Reporter

Empowers business users to access, modify and create reports with comprehensive self-service reporting and ad hoc query capabilities. Using a web-based interface, it delivers the right information to all users to meet their unique business needs.

IBM Cognos Express Advisor

Quickly translates raw data into high-impact analysis and visualization. It offers sophisticated analysis with rich visual presentations that include easy and intuitive drill down and drill up capabilities and the flexibility to slice and dice information. It uses a fast and powerful in-memory analytics engine to create "what if" scenarios for business optimization.

IBM Cognos Express Xcelerator

Cognos Express Xcelerator transforms common spreadsheets with a powerful in-memory analytics engine for real-time multidimensional analysis, planning, budgeting, and forecasting. It extends the familiar Excel interface, making it fast and easy for business users to gain better business insight and take immediate action to improve business outcomes.

IBM Cognos Express Planner

IBM Cognos Express Planner delivers a structured planning process that is easy to deploy and use. It transforms a company's planning processes, enabling business users to react quickly to changing business conditions and to grow their business effectively. It replaces slow, cumbersome manual planning processes with automated daily, weekly or monthly planning tools using the latest, accurate business data.

Accessibility by people with disabilities

A US Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) can be requested via the IBM website at

http://www.ibm.com/able/product_accessibility/index.html


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Operating environment

Hardware requirements

To review an up-to-date list of environments supported by IBM Cognos Express V10.2.1, see the IBM Cognos Express system requirements. These requirements can be found at

http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27038246

Software requirements

To review an up-to-date list of environments supported by IBM Cognos Express V10.2.1, see the IBM Cognos Express system requirements. These requirements can be found at

http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27038246

Software environment statement

IBM Cognos product strategy includes leveraging industry-standard platforms such as operating systems, databases, and application servers. In order to provide the best service possible, IBM certifies each of our products to run on specific versions of these platforms.
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Planning information

Customer responsibilities

Not applicable
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Publications

No publications are shipped with this product.

The IBM Publications Center portal is located at

http://www.ibm.com/shop/publications/order

The Publications Center is a worldwide central repository for IBM product publications and marketing material with a catalog of 70,000 items. Extensive search facilities are provided. Payment options for orders are via credit card (in the US) or customer number for 20 countries. A large number of publications are available online in various file formats, and they can all be downloaded by all countries.

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