It is typically used for financial planning, forecasting, reporting and analytics as it allows multiple users to make real-time amendments to the spreadsheet for analysis application to scale the enterprise.
It is capable of storing and organising mass amounts of data without taking up too much RAM. IBM Cognos TM1 allows users to combine multiple data sources with inter-departmental or team input to underpin business decision making with detailed data-supported business models.
Any user that makes an amendment to any cell can be viewed by all users of the spreadsheet simultaneously, allowing for fast and co-ordinated collaboration and project development. The IBM Planning Analytics platform, in addition to the TM1 database server, includes an ETL tool, server management and monitoring tools and a number of user front ends which provide capabilities designed for common business planning and budgeting requirements, including workflow, adjustments, commentary,