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IBM Planning Analytics Newsletter - January 2021

By Scott WHITEHEAD posted Thu February 04, 2021 02:45 PM


Dispelling the Myths: IBM's ongoing investment in IBM Planning Analytics, powered by IBM TM1.

Planning Analytics was released on Dec 17th. One important update was the enhancement of TM1 Server logging, which now includes SQL error logging.

Planning Analytics for Microsoft Excel version 60 is now available on cloud from PA Administration, and on  Fix Central for Planning Analytics Local.  Among the new features is the ability to show or hide specific TM1 instances.

Planning Analytics Spreadsheet Services version 60  is now available  on  Fix Central.  This release contains  fixes only.

Planning Analytics Workspace Release 60 is now being released to the cloud.  Local deployment will be available soon.  See what's included in this release.


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.

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.

Webinar:  Ask Me Anything:  Planning Analytics, hosted by  Offering Management.  Jan 14 Edition and Feb 11 Edition.

Webinar: For Planning Analytics TM1 users who are accustomed to using Architect for modeling purposes, join QueBIT to see how you can now utilize the modeling capabilities of Planning Analytics Workspace. Feb 11.

Webinar: Making the New Features Work in IBM Planning Analytics Workspace version 57. Join QueBIT on Jan 14, 2021.  Register here.
Cloud Corner

Git Integration is now available to Cloud customers as of Please see the documentation to learn what Git providers are supported in the cloud.
Aramar: How to Migrate Planning Analytics to Cloud.  Download the guide here.

LPA: I Moved to the Cloud, Now What ?  Watch the video playback here.

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
Tech Corner

Learn how to supercharge your IBM Planning Analytics reports by using Dynamic Array formulas in this blog post from Octane Software Solutions.

Revelwood: How to Reorder TM1 Cubes in IBM Planning Analytics Workspace

Explore using the Planning Analytics Workspace sandbox feature in this video from BOSS Intelligent Solutions.

Technote: Some Planning Analytics Workspace users  may encounter a blank page,   See how to resolve this duplicate user issue.

Gartner Peer Review Survey

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Planning Analytics Users Wanted 

The IBM User Experience Program research team is recruiting users for a 60-minute one-on-one conversation to understand the jobs, goals and outcomes associated with your financial planning process.  Sign up here

On-premises Corner

Are you getting errors when trying to set threshold alerts in Planning Analytics Administration ?  See how to resolve this issue.

Planning Analytics Server Logging for ODATA\Planning Analytics Workspace.  This Technote provides steps to enable REST API debug logging for the IBM TM1 Server.
Recommended Resources

Ventana Research used IBM Planning Analytics to modernize its analyst and research coverage for business.

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