With just under one year left of IBM supporting TM1 version 10.2.2, it can be assumed that most TM1 customers have at least started preparations for an upgrade to Planning Analytics (PA). The support aspect appears to be an underlying driver for the version upgrade, particularly if corporate policy prohibits the use of unsupported software. However, Planning Analytics offers other features such as alternate hierarchies, new clients (PAX, PAW), improved clients (TM1 Web), performance boosts following new configuration parameters, or the option to move to a cloud-based system. Most of these features can but don’t have to be used, which leaves TM1 customers with some decisions to make.
Attributes have always been very useful when developing a TM1 model but until now have never been an essential component of development. With Planning Analytics this changes. This is a forgotten or little known point that all TM1 developers should be aware of and is especially relevant for anyone with an existing TM1 model considering upgrading to Planning Analytics. To find out why this is read the article.
Migrating from TM1 10.2.2 to Planning Analytics is not complicated, but it is a process with multiple layers that requires sufficient planning.
With IBM’s decision to stop support for TM1 10.2.2 in September 2019, we compiled a decision tree to ensure you know which questions you need to answer to find the most suitable path for your environment to effectively plan your upgrade to Planning Analytics.