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IBM Planning Analytics for Excel – Quick Start

IBM Planning Analytics for Excel – Quick Start If you are an IBM Excel Perspectives user and your organization is moving to Planning Analytics for Excel (PAfE), the following information should be useful. What is Planning Analytics for Excel (PAfE)? So… what exactly is Planning Analytics for Excel (PAfE)? Technically speaking, PAfE is special  software…

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Multiprocessing to Improve TI Process Performance

Multiprocessing to Improve TI Process Performance When processing large data sets, splitting a process into smaller parts, and running them simultaneously to leverage multiprocessing, can be a great way to reduce total process run time. This improvement is limited by the processing power and available threads of the Planning Analytics server. This technique is especially…

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Advanced Synchronized – Queueing Process Groups

Advanced Synchronized – Queueing Process Groups This article focuses on a specific situation where the Synchronized function can help ensure groups of processes running multi-processed by RunProcess execute serially. This becomes necessary when one group of processes depend on the changes made by another to be fully committed before executing, and it is desired that…

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Using Files for TI Process Communication

Using Files for TI Process Communication Inter-process communication has limited support within IBM Planning Analytics, and often needs a custom solution when supporting complex process executions. A common one of these situations is when multiprocessing TI Processes. Multiprocessing can be very useful to improve TI process performance, but the master process used to multi-process will…

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IBM Planning Analytics Process Synchronization

IBM Planning Analytics Process Synchronization Synchronization in Planning Analytics counter-intuitively does not ensure that TI processes run at the same time, in synchronization. Instead, it ensures that only one process with a given synchronized flag is allowed to run at a time. The main use cases for “synchronizing” processes in Planning Analytics by using the…

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A SQL Server Integrated Services SSIS Exercise

SQL Server Integration Services is a platform for building enterprise-level data integration and data transformations solutions. You can use Integration Services to perform a variety of tasks such as maintaining data hubs that serve Planning Analytics or other enterprise applications. The following outlines the process of creating and deploying a working SSIS package that takes…

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Advanced Features in OfficeConnect – Workday Adaptive Planning

OfficeConnect has many helpful features that enable detailed report creation tailored to customer needs.  Below are a handful of advanced features worth pointing out. Absolute vs Relative Time Most often you will want to open a report and view it as of a certain date without manually updating the report.  By properly building your report…

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A Database Administrator Approach to Building Cubes in IBM Planning Analytics Workspace

If you are more of a code-junkie at heart like me, or perhaps have come from a relational database background, you may want to think about the following concept. By now, you most likely understand how to build cubes using Planning Analytics Workspace (PAW). If not, you can have a look here. Similar to TM1…

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Reducing Calculations with Text – Anaplan

Reducing Calculations with Text in Anaplan Reducing Calculations in Anaplan improves performance, and I am not referring to reducing line items. I am talking about the pieces of each formula in the line items. Anaplan’s engine is designed primarily to complete tasks that are Boolean, followed by numerical, like most computers. When you leverage text,…

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