Planning, budgeting, forecasting, analysis and scorecarding software

Cognos TM1 enables planners and analysts to uncover hidden business options, increase profits and manage capital effectively. It elevates the ability of finance departments to manage performance proactively with the full range of planning processes tied to an organization’s operational front lines.


With the deep analytics capabilities of Cognos TM1, powered by the in-memory, 64-bit OLAP server, you can validate your planning assumptions and meet the dynamic needs of your organization with a fact-based approach to the planning process. These advanced capabilities help companies become highly collaborative and adaptive. Multiple users in functions such as sales, marketing, and HR can analyze planning results – either online or offline – and explore alternative scenarios with an easy-to-use, graphical interface. Users can share plans in dashboards or reports and easily prompt team members for comments and validation.

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TM1 adapts to your planning and forecasting processes and rapidly incorporates best practices such as driver-based planning and rolling forecasts. When a plan model has been completed, a financial or business analyst can publish the analysis to the enterprise, and then develop the model further, link it to other models to form a cohesive system, or deploy it to workgroups or others for their contributions. Cognos TM1 also enables planning team members to perform complex analytics such as profitability analysis or predictive or risk analytics for even greater insight.


Cognos TM1 is readily adaptable for high levels of participation. You deploy your planning activities in Microsoft Excel or a managed application in the contribution interface. These two interfaces allow for advanced, on-demand analysis while requiring minimal training, programming skills, and IT assistance. In conjunction with TM1 Perspective, Cognos TM1 features an enterprise-ready, Excel-based client that provides all the capabilities of enterprise planning and analysis with the familiar Excel interface.