From Agile to Anarchy (and back again)

Introduction TM1 development has undergone a subtle evolution over the years. As a relatively early adopter (I still refer to TM1 as an Applix product occasionally, and I remember the original version of TM1Web) of the technology, I’ve watched this evolution with interest, and feel what I have been doing with Flow, is an attempt […]

Techniques for Building Generic Models

What is a Generic Model? Generic modelling has the goal of satisfying customer requirements in way that takes into account future needs and enhancements. Often while gathering requirements, a BA will focus on the customer’s short term needs without considering wider-reaching goals, enhancements, and ongoing maintenance. In order to use generic modelling techniques, we need […]

Array Types in Turbo Integrator

Introduction I noticed a 4-year old post over on the TM1 Forum site about simulating array variables in Turbo Integrator. It has been a persistent topic, so I went back through the thread and was surprised to see that there has been no mention of using character-delimited strings are array variables. I do this often, and it […]

.NET C# TM1API starter kit.

Introduction One of the most powerful (and possibly overlooked) features of TM1 is that it supports a fully-featured programming API (Application Programming Interface). This means that virtually any function supported by the server is exposed to external programming environments. Or, put more simply: you can write your own TM1 application, and your imagination is the limit! […]

Back to the Future, Part II

Introduction Most financial models are based on the fiscal year, rather than aligning with the calendar year. In many countries, these two calendars align, but in some it does not. In Australia, for instance (my home country), we have a Jul – Jun financial year, and both New Zealand and Japan have their own, too. Propel Planning, […]