T4G + TM1 = FPM skills second to none

Posted July 28, 2011

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Latest TM1 Financial Performance Management certification puts T4G expertise among leaders outside IBM

SAINT JOHN, July 28, 2011 – T4G Limited, an IBM Certified Premier Business Partner, keeps growing when it comes to the popular enterprise planning software called IBM Cognos TM1.

And this growth extends to both expertise and the number of customers adopting the hot FPM software that enables business users to implement collaborative planning, budgeting and forecasting solutions, and analytical and reporting applications.

This month, T4G employee Mark Ryan in Saint John attained the firm’s fifth IBM Cognos TM1 Certification, the third T4Ger to be a certified specialist.

“When it comes to Cognos TM1 expertise we are likely the deepest in Atlantic Canada, outside of IBM,” says Charlie Cook, T4G’s Cognos Business Intelligence Architect who is an IBM Certified Advanced Solution Expert in Cognos TM1 after completing the Master Training course in March, 2011.

“With the flexible Cognos TM1 architecture, users can build truly interactive planning applications with automated workflow capability,” Cook says. “And T4G has the ability to customize this robust multi-dimensional, 64-bit, in-memory architecture for our clients. Simply put, Cognos TM1 applications can handle vast amounts of data, while providing near real-time updates and write-back capabilities.”  

Customers are using Cognos TM1 to implement solutions which streamline their organization’s planning and forecasting processes, providing them with more timely, relevant, and consistent information, and allowing them to spend more time developing action plans and less time managing their data.

Among T4G clients is Atlantic Lottery. Read all about how T4G implemented Cognos TM1 so all four provincial owners could divvy up the $400 million in annual profits and provide “think ahead” budgeting and forecasting to benefit their communities.

“Business is quickly seeing the benefits of Cognos TM1, such as its versatility to allow advanced personalization so users can perform a range of ad hoc scenarios and analysis,” Cook says. “Cognos TM1 also provides a choice of interfaces, including familiar Microsoft Excel, TM1 Web, or TM1 Contributor for managed participation. These features, owned by the business users, provide the right balance for centralized, secured data with minimal IT bottleneck.”

In today’s fast-moving global business world, few things are more important than financial performance management. And T4G has the expertise to provide that real-time “look behind and see ahead” intelligence through Cognos TM1 software tailored to organizations in an array of sectors; from retail and communications to energy management and government, health & life sciences and financial services to professional services and travel & hospitality.

About T4G

We design, develop, and implement technology solutions to help customers run their businesses better. Our philosophy is based on The Intelligent Application of Technology™, which uses a project-based approach to solve business problems & deliver measurable value.

T4G was founded in 1996 as an innovative, creative, customer-driven and fiscally-responsible organization. Today we have offices in seven cities across North America serving customers in Retail, Travel and Hospitality, Energy, Financial Services, Professional Services, Health and Life Sciences, Government and Communications.

Beyond business, we are active participants in our communities. In 2007, T4G created the Future Focus Foundation. This registered charity supports organizations that focus on children’s education & learning, and also demonstrate a high social return on investment.

For more information: www.t4g.com

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