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Planning Analytics with Watson Newsletter - January 2022 Edition

By NICKOLUS PLOWDEN posted Sun January 30, 2022 03:49 PM

  
 
 
 
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Welcome to first 2022 edition of the January Planning Analytics with Watson newsletter.

Please join IBM's Bill Primerano and David Marmer,  as they recap the events of 2021.



Security Bulletin: IBM Planning Analytics 2.0, only the Workspace component is affected by the security vulnerability: Apache log4j Vulnerability (CVE-2021-45046 & CVE-2021-45105). This issue is categorized as Critical Severity. Apache Log4j is used by IBM Planning Analytics as part of its logging infrastructure. This bulletin addresses the exposure to the Apache Log4j (CVE-2021-45046 & CVE-2021-45105) vulnerability. IBM Planning Analytics Workspace has upgraded Apache Log4j to v2.17. Please note that this update also addresses CVE-2021-44228. Stay abreast of the latest remediation and fixes here.  You can also raise a support ticket here if you need assistance. 

Security Bulletin: IBM Cognos Controller 10.4.2 IF16: Apache Log4j vulnerability (CVE-2021-45046). Clients using all versions of 10.4.2 should download the most recent security update here.

Get notified about future security bulletins by subscribing to My Notifications. This will notify you of important product support alerts like the above.

The IBM Planning Analytics team intends to remove the capability to remain on the classic experience and preview the new experience during the July 2022 Planning Analytics Workspace update.  You can read about that in this blog post and also in this technote.

IBM Planning Analytics Releases

IBM Planning Analytics Local, Advanced, Express 2.0.9.11 is now available for download on Fix Central. Details here.

IBM Planning Analytics Cartridge for IBM Cloud Pak for Data 4.0.4 is available from the IBM Registry. See what is new.

IBM Planning Analytics for Microsoft Excel Release 70 for cloud customers now available for download from Planning Analytics Administration (PAA). Details here.

IBM Planning Analytics Local v2.0: Planning Analytics Workspace Release 72 is now available on Fix Central. Details here.
 
 
Events

Webinar: Ask Me Anything Planning Analytics with Watson,  February 2022 Edition.  Feb 9
  
Webinar: Ask Me Anything Planning Analytics with Watson, March 2022 edition.  Mar 10
 
QueBIT Consulting: Busting Myths About Data Prep and Integration. In this webinar, QueBIT’s experts will discuss and dispel common misconceptions including:
  • Our data has to be perfect before we begin a new system implementation
  • Our data is too large for a new system
  • We have too many source systems to be able to achieve true integration
Join this webinar on how to remove the data roadblocks preventing you from more effective planning and decision making systems. Feb 10
 
Demo and Discussion: Favoriting in Planning Analytics. Currently there is a lack of clarity on how pinning is being utilized in Planning Analytics since the introduction of copy & paste. In this session users will be asked to create a book\dashboard from a pre-existing set of data. If you are interested in participating, email xavier.uwood@ibm.com.

Tech Corner

A use case of multiple product synchronizations in one Planning Analytics Workspace book. Read the blog by Svetlana Pestsova, Product Manager for Planning Analytics, as she explains a use case where a user didn’t want any SUBNM functions to be visible or modifiable in Planning Analytics Workspace and Planning Analytics for Excel. But, you can’t simply hide the rows containing the SUBMN functions in PAX. Learn about the solution to the problem here.



Do you know how to check the exact version of Planning Analytics Workspace ?  Find out how in this IBM Support technote.
 
Tech Corner



This article by Rob Baierle discusses how you can track the run time of Planning Analytics TurboIntegrator (TI) Processes.  

Recommended Resources

From PMSquare: AI Ethics & Explainability for IBM Analytics Practitioners. Craig Colangelo, Senior Solutions Architect at PMSquare provides an overview of the critical pillars that will serve as a foundation meant to help you explain IBM's AI tenets and methods. 

Planning Analytics for Excel and Planning Analytics Spreadsheet Services Release Labeling Alignment. IBM is labeling its next PAfE and PASS releases as IBM Planning Analytics for Microsoft Excel 2.0.73 and IBM Planning Analytics Spreadsheet Services 2.0.73 respectively. Read the blog post here.
 
The annual BARC Planning Survey 22 for Business Analytics is currently open, and we are looking for your support of IBM Planning Analytics with Watson. The BARC report helps decision-makers choose solutions that best align with their organization.  Your participation helps support UNICEF and you could win a $50 Amazon gift certificate.  
 
Tune in to the Planning Analytics Radio Podcast Series featuring our very own Bill Primerano, Worldwide Technical leader for Planning Analytics. Check out the latest episode on creating a template in Planning Analytics Workspace.  Subscribe to the podcast series here.

Newcomp Analytics wants to help you kickstart your New Year off right, so they are offering 15% off all training courses from Jan 1st - March 31st!  
See the details here.

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