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It’s easier than ever to migrate from IBM TM1© to IBM Planning Analytics

By YULIAN SUWANDA posted Fri June 21, 2019 09:39 AM


Have you heard about IBM Planning Analytics, the evolution of IBM TM1?

IBM Planning Analytics is an integrated planning solution.  It is not only streamlining our customers’ planning processes, it is also providing customers with the functionality to dive deeper into their data to forecast with greater accuracy.  It enables customers to scale as they grow and change and gives them the flexibility to plan without changing their business process.  But you don’t have to take our word for it.  In 2018, IBM was positioned as a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud FP&A, and just received “top ranks” in 22 KPIs from BARC Planning Survey 19 including performance satisfaction, user experience, and product satisfaction.

If you have not updated to IBM Planning Analytics, what are you waiting for? 

Here are the answers to some common questions about migrating:

Question: Isn’t migrating a lengthy and expensive process?
Answer: No! Migrating to IBM Planning Analytics is the same as with previous versions of IBM TM1 and if you have a current S&S agreement, there are no additional costs. Simply install and go.

Question: Will my current models still work when I migrate?
Answer: Absolutely! In fact, you are not required to adopt the new features or components for IBM Planning Analytics to function properly—you can continue business as usual.  You will however be able to take advantage of better performance, the latest conformance points, and the knowledge you’re running the newest and best Planning Analytics yet.

Question: Can I test some of the new components before deploying?
Answer: Yes! Modeler licenses automatically provide entitlements to IBM Planning Analytics Workspace and every user has access to IBM Planning Analytics for Microsoft Excel, so you can test and explore all the components of IBM Planning Analytics.

Question: But I love the power of TM1. Why is it going away?
Answer: It’s not. TM1 continues to be the engine that powers the robust analytical capabilities of IBM Planning Analytics, so you can still do all the complex multidimensional modeling you’re used to.

There’s really no reason to wait. To help you get started, we have 3 new programs that you can take advantage of. These programs are delivered remotely and they are free!

  1. Upgrade Planning
All you need to know about planning for a successful upgrade.
This is a web conference session, for up to 2 hours to provide you with guidance and best practice on upgrade planning, including: installation considerations, conformance review, and what’s new in IBM Planning Analytics.

At the end of this session, you will have the confidence to create an upgrade plan resulting in a great upgrade experience.


  1. Workspace Installation Assistance
If you are not familiar with Docker, not to worry, we have subject matter experts available to speak with you via a web conference session for up to 8 hours to assist you with installing workspace on Docker for your non-prod environment and connecting to IBM Planning Analytics for Microsoft Excel.

At the end of this session, you will have acquired the knowledge of installing workspace on Docker, completed the installation of your non-prod environment, and be prepared to do the installation on your production environment.


  1. Testing Methodology Guidance
Find out the things that you should consider during testing in a 2-hour web conference session.
At the end of this session, you will feel confident in creating your test plan and that your testing has the right focus.


Get started with your upgrade today and contact us at






Wed September 04, 2019 11:11 AM

Hi Camille.  Most of the models, especially on 10.2 still works in Planning Analytics, but there are a few exceptions.  I would recommend to schedule a quick 15-30 minute session via

Tue September 03, 2019 09:06 AM

Is it 100% sure that current models are will still work ?