Prolifics TM1 Training

Custom IBM Cognos TM1 Training Courses

Prolifics offers a series of customized IBM Cognos TM1 training courses that enable our customers to extend their knowledge of TM1 beyond what is taught in the basic courses offered by IBM. The courses have been developed by our industry-leading TM1 consultants, so rather than just being purely ‘Feature/Function’ focused, Prolifics' courses train users on implementation best practices for TM1. Courses can be delivered by one of Prolifics' experienced consultants/trainers, or materials can be purchased for internal training.

Each course is a 1-day interactive workshop focused on a specific area of TM1 development:

  1. Prolifics TM1 Training: Developing Reports and Input Templates
  2. Prolifics TM1 Training: Developing Turbo Integrator Processes
  3. Prolifics TM1 Training: Writing Rules
  4. Prolifics TM1 Training: Introduction to TM1 Development

Prolifics TM1 Training: Developing Reports and Input Templates

Curriculum

This 1-day intermediate course focuses on developing Reports and Input Templates leveraging IBM Cognos TM1 Perspectives/Web. This course is typically customized for our client’s TM1 business model, so that all the training exercises use TM1 cubes and data, making it much more relevant for employees. Topics typically covered include:

  1. TM1 Report Development overview
  2. TM1 Cube Views
  3. TM1 Perspectives/Web: Snapshots and Slices
    • Subsets
    • Common Worksheet Functions
    • Action Buttons
  4. TM1 Perspectives/Web: Active Forms
    • Active Form functions
    • Formatting Active Forms
  5. Best Practice Guidance
    • Using Variables
    • Formatting
    • Maintenance and Performance
  6. Advanced Development
    • Using MDX
    • Multiple-Active Forms
    • Etc.

Prerequisites

  • IBM Cognos TM1: Design and Develop Models (Optional)
  • Basic TM1 Knowledge
  • Experience with Microsoft Excel
  • Basic understanding of the company’s TM1 solution and reporting needs

Audience

  • TM1 Administrators
  • TM1 Report/Template authors
  • TM1 Power Users

Prolifics TM1 Training: Developing Turbo Integrator Processes

Curriculum

This 1-day advanced course focuses on developing Turbo Integrator processes with TM1. The course leverages a standard model and focuses on best practices in the key areas of TM1 Turbo Integrator development. Topics typically covered include:

  1. Understanding the Main Components of a TI Process
    • Parameters and Prolog
    • Metadata and Data
    • Epilog
  2. Basic Syntax
    • Arithmetic, Comparison, and Logical Operators
    • Declaring Variables and Scope
    • Process Control
    • Retrieving Data
  3. Manipulating Metadata
    • Dimensions
    • Elements and Hierarchies
    • Attributes, etc.
  4. Handling Data
    • Loading Data
    • Accumulation
    • Loading Attributes, etc.
  5. Troubleshooting
    • Log Files
    • Custom Debugging
  6. Best Practice Guidance
    • Scripting for Readability
    • Source Data and Variable Names
    • Modular Design Using Parameters
    • Server Maintenance
    • Security and Server Locking Considerations
  7. Practice and Q&A

Prerequisites

  • IBM Cognos TM1: Design and Develop Models
  • A basic understanding of the company’s TM1 solution
  • Experience with procedural or scripted programming (C++, Visual Basic, etc.) (Preferred)

Audience

  • TM1 Administrators

Prolifics TM1 Training: Writing Rules

Curriculum

This 1-day intermediate course focuses on writing rules in TM1.  The course leverages a standard model and takes the next step beyond what is taught in IBM Cognos Design and Develop models, including more advanced topics and best practices. Topics typically covered include:

  1. TM1 Rule Writing Overview
  2. TM1 Rule Writing
    • Rule Syntax
    • Rule Operators
    • Cube References
    • Conditional Rules
    • Rule Functions
    • Precedence and Stacking
  3. Skipcheck and Feeders
    • Overview
    • Feeders for different Rule types
    • Feeder Performance
    • Feeder Testing
  4. Rule Diagnostic Tools
    • Rules Tracer
  5. Best Practice Guidance
    • When to use Rules versus TI
    • Rules versus Consolidation
    • Using STET
    • Etc.

Prerequisites

  • IBM Cognos TM1: Design and Develop Models (Optional)
  • Basic TM1 Knowledge
  • Basic understanding of the company’s TM1 solution and reporting needs

Audience

  • TM1 Administrators
  • TM1 Power Users

Prolifics TM1 Training: Introduction to TM1 Development

Curriculum

This 2-day introductory course focuses and introducing a new TM1 administrator/modeler to the key aspects of developing models and applications in TM1.  This is an alternative to IBM’s 5-day “Design and Develop Models” course as it covers the same subject areas, but in a condensed 2-day version that also focus on implementation best practices. Topics and exercises covered include:

  1. TM1 Overview
  2. TM1 Dimensions and Subsets
  3. TM1 Cube configuration
  4. TM1 Cube Views and Report Templates
  5. TM1 Turbo Integrator configuration
  6. TM1 Rules configuration

Prerequisites

  • Experience with Microsoft Excel
  • Basic understanding of the company’s TM1 solution and reporting needs

Audience

  • TM1 Administrators