Vizier - for TM1™ Developers and Administrators
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Vizier is a fully integrated professional administrative and development environment for IBM Cognos TM1™. It is a unique and comprehensive environment built from the ground up by TM1 experts. Vizier empowers the TM1 administrator with a suite of intuitive tools to address Turbo Integrator scripting, system optimization and many other model delivery needs. Vizier provides extended functionality, improved effi ciency and dramatically reduced development time culminating in higher ROI. In short, Vizier maximizes effi ciency whilst reducing risk to ensure you receive the maximum return on your TM1 investment.
Figure 1 - Vizier Turbo Integrator Editor provides many scripting options
Key Features for IBM Cognos TM1™ Developers
Turbo Integrator Editor gives you TI as you’ve always wanted it – A professional scripting interface to simplify developerprocesses and enhance productivity
Query Builder provides instant and accurate results through visualisation of your ODBC data sources and automation of SQL query writing
Cube Optimizer fine-tunes your TM1 model for optimal memory usage, improved query times and faster calculations
Key Features for IBM Cognos TM1™ Administrators
Hot Promote TM1 objects between servers in real-time,
reducing down-time and increasing user productivity
User Monitor displays TM1 user activity in real-time, and
simplifi es your analysis of server sessions
Chore ReScheduler automates daylight savings roll over
eliminating labour intensive chore rescheduling
Turbo Integrator Editor
IBM Cognos TM1™ Turbo Integrator as you’ve always wanted it!
Vizier brings you a fully featured script editor for IBM Cognos TM1’s powerful Turbo Integrator (TI) ETL (Extract Transfer & Load) tool. Obtain the full benefit of your TM1 investment by empowering TM1 administrators and developers with a modern and professional coding environment. Simplify your Turbo Integrator processes with the aid of code colourisation & regionalisation, context sensitive function syntax help and print options.
Key Features of TI Editor:
Code completion and IntelliSense - Ctl+Space to select from supported functions and double-click to complete function names from matched list determined from partial input.
Debugging options - check code for syntax errors prior to saving, debug process by limiting code execution to Prolog/ Epilog, automatically output variable values by source record.
Code colourisation, regionalisation, and automatic indentation
Syntax highlighting and context sensitive help
Unlimited undo/redo, comment/uncomment, and find and replace
Choose from pre-defined Vizier Code Snippets, or create your own reusable snippets.
Key Benefits of TI Editor:
Simplify TI Processes
Vastly reduce development time
Boost accuracy and user productivity
Figure 2 - Group, edit, name and arrange your TI Processes
Figure 3 - Vizier TI Editor provides syntax highlighting, code completion, in-line help and snippets
Figure 4 - Insert Code Snippets from a pre-defi ned best practice Turbo Integrator code library
Figure 5 - Debug your TI processes with Vizier
Figure 6 - Vizier includes a fully functional TI script editor
Query Builder introduces visualisation to your ODBC data sources and automated SQL query writing. Receive instant and accurate results with no need for prior knowledge of SQL. Vizier integrates a professional query builder with visual point-and-click and drag-and-drop right into your Turbo Integrator environment!
Key Benefits of Query Builder:
Visualisation of ODBC datasources
Automated SQL query writing
Speed and accuracy for optimal code
Designed for TM1 Developers of all levels
Figure 7 - Visualise your SQL development with Query Builder
Ensure you are working with the fastest and most efficient model available. Vizier features three unique industrystrength cube optimization algorithms to fi ne-tune your TM1 model. The result is optimal memory usage, improved query times and faster calculations. By reducing your hardware footprint you extend your hardware lifecycle and deliver immediate performance improvements to all TM1 Users.
Optimal memory usage
Improved query times and faster calculations
Reduce your hardware footprint and total cost of ownership
Eliminate unnecessary downtime and ensure your system is running at its optimum. Vizier’s Hot Promote tool enables the real-time movement of TM1 objects across TM1 server environments (e.g. from Development to Production), with zero interruption to business processes. You reduce the risk of promotion error and benefi t from measurable savings in time and administrator frustration over the development lifecycle.
Key Benefits of Hot Promote:
Promote TM1 objects with zero down-time
Improve the accuracy and speed of promotions
Between test, development, production and local servers
Reduce your TM1 development lifecycle
Figure 8 - Hot Promote TM1 objects across servers and admin hosts in real-time with no down-time
Monitor and log user behaviour on your TM1 server. Vizier’s User Monitor displays the real-time actions of your TM1 user base. You can message users or disconnect users, and cancel their operations. The User Monitor also facilitates easier analysis of server sessions by suppressing the logging of idle activity.
Real-time coverage of user activity
Message or disconnect users, and cancel operations
Simple analysis of server sessions
Be caught out by the daylight savings changeover no longer! Vizier’s Chore Rescheduler simplifies daylight savings roll over by batch updating chore start times.
Server Message Log
Monitor the Server Message Log in real-time from within your application development environment.
Figure 9 - View server message logs whilst you write TI and view server messages
IBM Cognos TM1™ version 9.0 onwards
.NET Framework 2.0 and above
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