IBM Cognos


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This intermediate course is intended for modelers.


Delgates should have:

  • Basic knowledge of OLAP and TM1.
  • Significant experience with Excel spreadsheets (functions, macros, etc...).
  • An understanding of the metrics and drivers of their business.

Additionally, it is recommended that delegates first complete the IBM Cognos TM1: Interact with Data (V10.1) - P8151G.


5 days.


This instructor-led course will teach modelers to build a complete model in TM1, mainly using the Performance Modeler tool.

Through a series of lectures and hands-on exercises, delegates will learn how to create and customize dimensions and cubes, import and link data, and build and maintain applications.

Course objectives include:

  • Gain an overview of IBM Cognos TM1.
  • Create and Customize Dimensions.
  • Create and Customize Cubes.
  • Import Data.
  • Share Data Across Cubes with Links.
  • Complete the Income Statement Model.
  • Create Applications.
  • Additional Modeling Techniques.
  • Convert Currencies.
  • Model Data with Architect.
  • Model for Different Fiscal Requirements.


Overview of IBM Cognos TM1
Review financial performance management.
Identify the TM1 position in a performance management system.
Describe the IBM Cognos TM1 components and architecture.
Explore IBM Cognos TM1 applications.
Explore the IBM Cognos TM1 environment.
Manage and organize a model.

Create and Customize Dimensions
Review cubes, dimensions and elements.
Create dimensions manually.
Import dimensions.
Edit dimensions.
Create dimension calculations.
Use Guided Import to create a dimension.

Create and Customize Cubes
Construct a new cube.
Discuss cube properties.
Edit a cube structure.
Review and use a pick list.
Create cube calculations.

Import Data
Identify data sources.
Create processes to load data.
Create a process to delete data in a cube.
Create processes to update and maintain the model.

Share Data Across Cubes with Links
Discuss and list types of links.
Create and modify links.
Review rule- and process-based links.

Complete the Income Statement Model
Discuss the model development process.
Complete objects for the model.
Review tools to aid in model development.

Create Applications
Explain the application types.
Access an IBM Cognos TM1 application.
Create a new application.
Set the available clients.
Apply security in the application.
Activate and de-activate an application.

Additional Modeling Techniques
Create dynamic subsets.
Use dimension functions.
Implement business logic.
Improve cube performance.
Use TM1 utilities.

Convert Currencies
Discuss currency challenges.
Review control cubes.
Create rules for currency conversion.
Use TM1 techniques to reduce maintenance.

Model Data with Architect

Describe IBM Cognos TM1 Architect.
Record MDX queries.
Customize drill-through paths.

Model for Different Fiscal Requirements
Discuss time considerations.
Use discrete time dimensions.
Implement a continuous time dimension model.

Contribute to Planning Applications (Optional)

Integrate with IBM Cognos BI (Optional)

Administer IBM Cognos Insight (Optional)

Additional Workshop (Optional)

Optimize and Tune Models (Optional)

Identify Common Data Structures (Optional)

Customize Business Rules (Optional)

Optimize Rule Performance (Optional)

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