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August Newsletter: Planning Analytics with Watson

By NICKOLUS PLOWDEN posted Tue August 16, 2022 05:46 PM



IBMid will be updating the IBM security assertion markup language single sign-on (SAML SSO) Production Service Provider signing certificate that will expire on September 19th.  To avoid any disruption, ensure that your Identity Provider technical team uploads the new IBMid signing certificate at the scheduled time. Not taking this action will prevent your company's users from accessing IBM products and offerings.  Update schedule:
  • Production: September 3rd, 2022 at 10:00 AM US-Central.
  • Pre-Production: August 27th, 2022 at 10:00 AM US-Central.
Do not update the certificate before the scheduled date, or users will receive signature error messages.
The entityID for these configurations are:
The certificates and Metadata files will be available in this Box folder 6 days before the scheduled update.
NOTE: If using Okta or Azure, you won't be affected by this certificate change.

Final Notice - Workspace Classic to be sunset August 2022.  The IBM Planning Analytics team intends to remove the capability to remain on the classic experience and preview the new experience during the August 2022 Planning Analytics Workspace update.  You can read the deprecation notice near the bottom of this technote for 2.0.78 SC.

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IBM Planning Analytics Releases

IBM Planning Analytics for Microsoft Excel release 79 is now available on cloud as a download from Planning Analytics Administration.  Also available from Fix Central for on premises customers.

IBM Planning Analytics Spreadsheet Services Release 79 is now available on Fix Central


Hybrid Event, IBM Canada: Business Analytics User Forum, Ottawa. This user group is intended for clients to come together, share their experiences, knowledge and use cases around the IBM Business Analytics suite of solutions, including Cognos Analytics and Planning Analytics.  Aug 16

Beat the Recession with IBM Planning Analytics Webinar.  In this presentation we will demonstrate why IBM Planning Analytics remains the best planning platform technology available, and explain how companies that embrace it are able to weather external shocks like pandemics and recessions better than their competitors.  Aug 16

IBM U.K. Business Analytics Forum, London. Join us and IBM for the IBM UK Business Analytics Forum at IBM York Road, London. It’s a chance to meet other users of Planning Analytics, Controller and Cognos Analytics. You'll also be able to see roadmap sessions for each product, as well as best practices, customer stories and an introduction to the IBM Business Analytics Content Hub. Sep 9

Webinar: Ask Me Anything Planning Analytics with Watson,  September 2022 Edition (there is no August AMA).  Sep 15

Horizon, Global User Conference for IBM Planning Analytics / TM1. This conference is for companies that purchased or are thinking about purchasing IBM Planning Analytics/TM1. There will be sessions for decision makers, end-users and developers, presented by companies, consultants and IBM. This is a hybrid event, with both in-person and online sessions. Various October dates here.

Tech Corner

Cubewise: Connecting Oracle NetSuite to TM1. Thanks to TM1py, there is no limit to ways to connect  IBM Planning Analytics (TM1) with any data source on cloud or on-premise. This article explains the logic to writing a Python script to connect Oracle NetSuite with TM1. The only thing you will need is one Python script. Read the article here.
Tech Corner

REST API - Examples using Excel, Part 3. One of our Planning Analytics Community Superusers, George Tonkin, wrote this article to allow you to work with processes: Getting, Putting and Patching. In his words, "The code retrieves a whole process and promotes it to a specified server.  This is a really useful piece of code to have and I use it very frequently to promote processes from a development environment, to QA, then production." Read the blog post here.

Case Study

Aramar: Marshall Fleet Solutions created a true financial performance management solution using IBM Planning Analytics with Watson and Fast Financials.  Our partner, Aramar, worked with Marshall Fleet Solutions to transform the role of FP&A from basic budgeting & forecasting to true financial performance management using Fast Financials, Aramar's out the box planning, budgeting and cash flow solution built using Planning Analytics.  Watch the video here, and read the full case study here.  

Recommended Resources

IBM Planning Analytics is winning industry awards!  IBM Planning Analytics won Best Feature Set and Best Relationship distinctions from TrustRadius! Read the results here.

IBM Planning Analytics is listed as a Summer 2022 leader from G2 for Sales & Ops Planning, Supply Chain Planning, Budgeting & Forecasting! Read the report here.


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