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IBM Planning Analytics Newsletter - December 2020

By Robert VAUTOUR posted Mon December 14, 2020 05:57 PM

IBM Planning Analytics Workspace release 2.0.59 has been released for our cloud and local deployments.

We now have support for iPad with the 2.0.59 release of Planning Analytics Workspace. View the details of capabilities and considerations.

Planning Analytics was released on Oct 9th. One important change was the full deprecation of PMHub. Also, please read the details on the impact of this deprecation. You will need to ensure your Planning Analytics for Microsoft Excel version is newer than 2.0.41.

With regards to our documentation, it's available through the integrated help system and on IBM Knowledge Center. It always reflects the most recent full capabilities of Planning Analytics Workspace on cloud. You can keep current with our applicability of Planning Analytics Workspace documentation.

Remember to review our IBM Software Support Lifecycle Policy. This was introduced to assist enterprises to receive function and services more quickly. Also, these FAQs provide additional details and answers to commonly asked questions regarding the IBM Support Lifecycle Policy.


Virtual Event: Emerge with Resiliency 2020 was held on Nov 18. This was a one-day virtual event to learn how AI-infused planning and analytics solutions can help enhance business continuity, reduce risk from emerging threats, and help you prepare for and manage disruption. Replay available until Feb 2021.

Digital Conference: Cubewise's 'TM1 Horizon' digital conference held in August was a first-of-a-kind follow the sun format that spanned 24 hours and nearly every continent. The agenda included 200+ TM1/Planning Analytics presentations delivered in over nine languages to 1200+ attendees over 40 countries. Cubewise looks forward to seeing you at their 2021 conference, and here is a sample of what to expect.

Webinar: Here is a summary of all the webinars that have been presented for Planning Analytics this year. They are broken down by the key functional areas and cover a range of topics. 2020 replays.
Cloud Corner
It is finally here!! Planning Analytics as a data source is now available in Cognos Analytics on Demand.

Read up on everything cloud clients need to know about moving to the Planning Analytics Workspace New Experience

IBMid Enterprise Federation (authentication through your organizations SAML identity provider) will soon be updating their service provider and you will need to implement a new IBMid Metadata file. This is currently scheduled for January 30th. If you have not received the updated metadata file and planned for this update, please reach out to the Federation team ASAP at

Here are a couple of tips which could help to improve your SFTP (Secure File Transfer Protocol) transfer performance when connecting to your Planning Analytics on cloud environment.
Tech Corner

QueBIT uses Planning Analytics and
Workspace to manage their daily business. Several new features helps them to improve the ease of their operational planning analysis. Justin Croft explains how these new features accelerate use and adoption.

Mode can be used to enable or disable the automatic refresh of an Exploration View upon every change. See how to enable or disable Design Mode in Planning Analytics for Microsoft Excel.

iscuss using Planning Analytics for HR/Workforce Planning. A modern workforce planning process can make all the difference.

You may have encountered situa
tions where Planning Analytics for Microsoft Excel ribbon doesn't appear in Excel. You see the add-in but are not able to select it. This article may help to resolve.
Gartner Peer Review Survey

We'd love your feedback and would appreciate your product review to help others considering IBM Planning Analytics.

Review IBM Planning Analytics here!
On-premises Corner

Docker is a prerequisite for the installation of Planning Analytics Workspace. It's possible that you may come across Docker-related issues. This troubleshooting Docker issues may help you.

you encountered situations where Planning Analytics Workspace is not accessible from outside the NAT? This troubleshooting issues related to the Docker network article may help.
Recommended Resources

IBM Planning Analytics allows collabora
tion in real time on plans, budgets and forecasts as well as enabling better performance metrics. LPA Solutions' video focuses on Planning Analytics / Financial Performance Management for Industrial Market.

Learn how to automate your forecasts with integrated time series forecasting, and at the same time, you'll be able to build your own bu
dget or forecast workflow and even leverage the fine grain visualization engine.

Planning Analytics helps busin
esses of all sizes to create reliable, accurate, integrated plans and forecasts that drive better decisions. This overview shows how IBM is the only partner that can provide a truly modern AI-infused planning solution that unifies and streamlines planning across every part of your organization.

ntelligent Solutions demonstrates how to add custom color palettes in Planning Analytics Workspace.


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