IBM Cognos

Data Technolabs Cognos TM1 Consulting

IBM Cognos® TM1® is an enterprise planning software platform that can transform your entire planning cycle, from target setting and budgeting to reporting, scorecarding, analysis and forecasting. Cognos TM1 enables you to collaborate on plans, budgets and forecasts. You can analyze data, and create models – including profitability models – to reflect a constantly evolving business environment. In addition, integrated scorecards and strategy management capabilities help you monitor performance metrics and align resources and initiatives with corporate objectives and market events.

With its Excel-friendly front-end, versatile real-time server and accessible web facilities, TM1 is a natural choice for many companies looking for a state of the art approach to Corporate Performance Management, including budgeting, planning and reporting.

Data Technolabs’s Cognos TM1 consulting expertise and comprehensive implementation methodology stem from 20 years of multi-industry experience. Data Technolabs’s Cognos TM1 consulting team has designed, developed, and implemented Cognos TM1 systems and applications across a wide variety of industries including finance, consumer goods, pharmaceuticals, and manufacturing. Our history of successful and long-lasting relationships with Fortune 500 companies reflects our vast understanding of business management processes as well as our value added design style.

Data Technolabs has implemented custom Cognos TM1 applications and interfaces in the critical areas of financial planning, budgeting, forecasting, data analysis, and reporting. We have created sophisticated data import routines to feed TM1 from numerous source systems. Our consultants have played an intricate role in every phase of project life cycles from analysis and design to implementation and quality assurance testing.

Another area in which Data Technolabs’s Cognos TM1 team has extensive experience is in the maintenance and enhancement of existing TM1 applications. We have handled fiscal year application roll-outs for enormous and extremely complex TM1 applications for very large corporations. We have worked closely with corporate IT departments and successfully eliminated delays, internationally, resulting from slow network traffic between users and remote servers.

Whether you’re looking for the design and implementation of a new system to increase your business’s analytical and reporting capabilities, improve your planning and forecasting strategy, or have an existing application that is in need of skilled maintenance and/or enhancement, Data Technolabs’s decades of experience and demonstrated ability to produce solutions makes us extraordinarily well-qualified to handle any and all of your Cognos TM1 needs.

Data Technolabs offers assistance in every phase of the application lifecycle: startup, maintenance, enhancements, and upgrades

TM1 Remote Support

Just when you get someone up to speed on your TM1 system, your employee changes roles. Does this sound familiar? IT departments are constantly faced with the challenges of retraining internal staff with limited TM1 technology skillsets.

As with any niche technology, there is typically a limited knowledge base within a company’s IT department for that skillset. Because of this, there is an inherent challenge with providing consistent high quality system support and enhancement services to the business for these technologies.

Data Technolabs’s TM1 Remote Support service allows a client’s TM1 Analytical Server and the respective applications environment to be monitored and professionally managed from a US based location. This service ensures the TM1 databases and associated applications continue to run properly and efficiently over time.

Data Technolabs’s TM1 support service benefits our clients by reducing costs, mitigating risk, improve quality and fast-tracking problem resolution for TM1 application environments.

Data Technolabs Cognos BI Solutions

IBM Cognos® Business Intelligence (BI) brings together an array of capabilities necessary to deliver crucial information for making better decisions. Cognos BI is an open, enterprise-class platform designed to provide complete, consistent and timely information to your user communities.

Satisfy your organizational needs for reports, dashboards, scorecards, analysis and planning, with a platform that helps reduce the complexity of your BI environment, helps increase your return on investment and helps reduce your total cost of ownership.

The BI platform enables your Cognos software to access the relevant data sources throughout your organization and even outside of it. It provides broad reach and open access to a mix of data sources present in most organizations today, whether they are data warehouses, technology platforms applications, OLAP cubes, legacy data sources or unstructured data. In addition, it provides a modeling environment for building access to needed information.


  • Reach all your information reliably and quickly
  • Deliver a complete, consistent view of your business
  • Cost-effectively scale as user communities and data volumes grow
  • Adapt to change with a flexible infrastructure

Data Technolabs can help with your Cognos BI needs. We provide services during all phases of the project lifecycle. Whether you are looking for assistance with installations, configurations, server performance tuning, or modeling for a data warehouse project or a direct RDBMS/ERP reporting system, we are here to help.

Data Technolabs Cognos Planning and Forecasting

Able to improve both operational and financial planning, IBM Cognos Planning provides both power and flexibility to turn broader strategy into detailed plans, budgets, and forecasts.

IBM Cognos Planning is a finance-focused solution providing real-time perspective into resource requirements and future business results. It supports best practices and serves as a pillar for Performance Management.


  • Allows planning on shorter cycles: daily, weekly, or monthly
  • Connects operations and finance
  • Allows specialized languages specific to each business area -- allow them to use their own terminology instead of unfamiliar financial terms
  • Greater flexibility -- Create your own business rules
  • Able to leverage existing work in Oracle and SAP applications