Planning, budgeting, forecasting, analysis and scorecarding software


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. Available as an on-premise or on-cloud solution, and with extensive mobile capabilities, 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.


  • Support driver-based plans and rolling forecasts; link plans together for a cohesive view of all functions, departments and geographies.
  • Perform complex cost allocations and profitability analysis to identify the most profitable products, customers, markets and sales channels.
  • Execute planning tasks through a personal workspace, connected to the broader enterprise – aggregated results are available to higher levels instantly.
  • Dramatically improve query execution times with multi-threaded queries that calculate multiple streams of results in parallel.
  • Analyze large, frequently changing data sets organized into complex models using a multidimensional, 64-bit, in-memory OLAP engine.
  • Add metrics and scorecards to every contributor’s workspace.
  • Model and measure key performance indicators (KPIs) in the same environment used for planning, budgeting and forecasting.
  • Ensure that strategic plans and measurement systems align capital with business opportunities.
  • Create highly visual scorecards that include interactive impact diagrams, Balanced Scorecards and custom diagrams.
  • Share metrics and KPIs with decision makers through their mobile devices using IBM Concert.
  • Adopt model design and data access to fit your specific business processes; format input templates for flexibility and ease of use.
  • Create personalized scenarios to explore an unlimited number of alternatives so individuals, teams and departments can respond quickly to changing business conditions.
  • Easily monitor performance metrics for one or more planning servers from a single control panel.
  • Engage remote and distributed users through a range of mobile devices, including the Apple iPad.
  • Contribute to plans from any location. Users can review the status of plans and enter and submit plan values; managers can review, approve or reject contributions remotely.
  • Choose the interface best suited to your users: Cognos Analysis for Excel, Cognos TM1 Web, Cognos Insight, Cognos TM1 Contributor or IBM Concert.
  • Scale to thousands of participants to support top-down and bottom-up planning budgeting, and forecasting.
  • Choose from on-premise or on-cloud deployment as the best delivery mechanism for your unique corporate environment—without sacrificing capabilities or limiting future deployment options.
  • Improve the speed and quality of team-based decision-making by accessing Cognos TM1 through IBM Concert.
  • Choose from centralized or distributed planning deployments to support a wide range of users, locations, environments and work profiles, including offline use.
  • Allow contribution by remote users and integration with on-premise data sources.

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IBM Cognos TM1 Resources:

  • Datasheet: IBM Cognos TM1

    Capabilities spanning personal, departmental and enterprise-wide planning and analysis, to improve alignment and drive dynamic decision-making throughout the organization.