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September 2016 Newsletter

This quarter's QueBIT happenings, delivered straight to your inbox.

Welcome to the first Quarterly newsletter from QueBIT! The goal of this communication is to highlight events & technical developments, while promoting education & best practices to enhance your Analytics investment. We would love to hear your feedback on our newsletter, and share any ideas you have for topics to be covered in upcoming editions.

Feature Articles

WARNING: TM1 will STOP WORKING on November 24, 2016

Notice: There Is an Important Issue That Will Affect All TM1 Installations and Versions

IBM Cognos TM1 ships with a digital certificate called an SSL ("secure Socket Layer") certificate that is used to securely encrypt communication between the TM1 server and its web and non-web (TM1 Perspectives and TM1 Architect) clients. It’s basically a set of files that sit on the TM1 server. These certificates have expiration dates and it was recently realized that the one that ships with TM1 will expire on November 24, 2016 causing any TM1 server using the certificate to stop communicating with its clients. In other words: TM1 will STOP WORKING unless the certificate files are replaced. Learn More

Is your System due for a Healthcheck?

TM1 Healthcheck? Ongoing Performance Diagnostics are a critical part of maintaining your enterprise-wide applications. Performance Diagnostic sessions assist in guiding a logical, scientific approach to examining both existing TM1 applications and future development efforts.

BI Readiness? There is an immense opportunity to increase your usage, performance, application design, security, maintenance, administration, and organizational success with IBM Cognos BI. Whether your a new customer or an existing one, engaging us in a discovery and review assessment allows us to quickly help you identify opportunities to better leverage your investment and new product features within IBM Cognos BI. Our goal is to work with you to help build, maintain, and grow your BI solution.

QueBIT is here to help you maximize your analytics investment. Whether you need a full system assessment, or an update on the latest TM1 or Cognos features, please do not hesitate to contact us at We’ll be happy to talk through your questions and concerns, and help you map out an approach that fits your schedule and budget.


New Website Launch

A company’s website represents the public face of the company, as well as a forum or interaction with partners, colleagues and our customers. After listening to feedback from our customers and considering how our website could be optimized, we are proud to unveil a new site that creates a very productive experience for web visitors.

The QueBIT product offering is very diverse, with a wide variety of specific solutions for many different types of customers. With that in mind, our goal was to make the site inviting and easy to navigate through all the rich content and services we offer. Click here to visit today! 

QueBIT Consulting LLC Recognized on the Inc. 5000 for the Tenth Consecutive Year 

Inc. Magazine Unveils 35th Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies—the Inc. 5000. Inc. magazine today ranked QueBIT NO. 3302 on its 35th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. the list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy's most dynamic segment— its independent small businesses. Companies such as Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees of the Inc. 5000.


Webinar: Cognos Analytics (Just Released 11.0.4) It’s a Brave New World Out There! Register Today!

Join us for a complimentary webinar on October 13th to learn about the newest capabilities in the latest release of Cognos Analytics. 

World of Watson 2016, Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, October 24-27, 2016, Register Today!

Unleash your company’s cognitive potential at IBM World of Watson 2016, where we’ll equip you with the capacity to extract knowledge from data, enhance personal expertise, and out-think the needs of the market at amazing speeds. Become a cognitive business, and see how data, analytics, and Watson can change your world.

Make sure you check out QueBIT/NAPA Auto Parts session - ALY-1508: NAPA Auto Parts Builds Better Assortments with Predictive Analytics (Date/Time: Mon, 24-Oct, 11:00am -11:45am)

Missed the summer webinar series? Watch them NOW!

  1. Predictive Claims Subrogation – Dramatically increase your payout recovery with Predictive Analytics QueBIT has recently released a Predictive Insurance Claim Subrogation solution to help insurance companies rapidly identify and manage claims that have the potential to be subrogated.
  1. Get more out of your TM1 Investment Is your business successfully engaging their users and getting the most from your TM1 Investment, or, is there room for improvement? Imagine if your users felt empowered to achieve more while meeting their specific needs. QueBIT provides tools designed to improve and enhance your experience with TM1.
  1. Predictive Demand Planning – Transform Your Demand Planning Process with Analytics See the QueBIT Demand Planning Solution and learn how it has helped other customers maximize revenues through forecast accuracy while controlling costs.
  1. Cognos Analytics-It’s a Brave New World Out There Learn how the new Cognos platform can empower your organizational staff to solve individual or workgroup challenges on their own, through a proven solution that can be easily scaled to meet the changing needs of your business.
  1. Important Issue That Will Affect ALL TM1 Installations and Versions IBM Cognos TM1 and IBM Cognos Express ship with SSL certificates that are used to securely encrypt communication between the TM1 server and its various clients. These certificates have expiration dates; it was recently realized that the default certificate will expire on November 24, 2016.
  1. Planning Analytics – Transform your business insights into actions! Learn how the new Cognos platform can empower your organizational staff to solve individual or workgroup challenges on their own, through a proven solution that can be easily scaled to meet the changing needs of your business.

Tips & Tricks

Mastering the TM1 DBRW Excel Function

IBM Cognos TM1 is a great planning, forecasting and reporting system. One of its functionalities is to communicate meaningful results to different stakeholders. Many types of reports are used as a vehicle to achieve that goal. One of the common ways to drive most reports is with the DBRW function. While some users are familiar with it, most users only notice the function when they see the error message “*KEY_ERR.” Learn More

Customer Spotlight 

Huffy Bicycles relies on predictive demand planning to increase forecast accuracy.

Huffy Corporation designs and markets one of the top-selling bicycle brands in the U.S. and internationally. Huffy not only distributes Huffy brand bicycles, but is also a key partner with Disney, Marvel, Panama Jack, and others in marketing co-branded bicycles. From its headquarters in Dayton, Ohio Huffy sources from manufacturers in Asia and imports products to its own U.S.-based distribution centers to supply both online and traditional brick and mortar retailers. Get the full story

Meet the Experts

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As a former student of economics, I greatly enjoy the opportunity to work with so many different types of firms and industries. They each make economic decisions of varying scales and consequences that impact the global economy in very tangible and fascinating ways. It is a privilege to see firsthand how our clients analyze the data available to them and respond to the strategic challenges that they encounter every day.

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