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 […]

.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, […]

TM1 Development Methodologies & Tools

Introduction The classical way of developing a TM1 Server seems to be to go in person to a customer site and develop on their infrastructure. There are often many good reasons for this, mainly involving security and availability, but I have not worked this way for a long time. I thought I’d post about my […]

An Item-based Approach to TM1 Model Design

Introduction James and I have been working together for some time now, and we have evolved toward what I would class as a non-typical design approach in TM1. For the sake of simplicity, I refer to this as an “item-based approach”. It is very prominent in our implementation of Propel Planning, and underpins a lot […]