When I first came to Triangle my initial assignment was to prepare a methodology for migrating from Cognos Enterprise Planning to other planning tools. In so doing I found out that there were many common issues with planning tools and the migration methodology could be standardised to a considerable extent.
Since then, I have become a lot more involved in TM1 as it is IBM’s nominated successor to Enterprise Planning. I have found it to be a lot more similar to Enterprise Planning than I originally thought.
Speaking to seasoned professionals, I was told TM1 was completely different to EP because it is based on a scripting language and ‘you can do anything you like’ with it. I remembered people doing ‘anything they liked’ with EP. It led to the creation of ‘Sorcerer’s Apprentice Links’.
In TM1, the equivalent of a ‘Sorcerer’s Apprentice Link’ would be a ‘Sorcerer’s Apprentice Rule’, so I started looking for one.
It didn’t take long.....
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