TM1 Budgeting

Business owner: Finance & Business Services

TM1 is enterprise planning software used to implement collaborative planning, budgeting and forecasting solutions, as well as analytical and reporting applications. Data in IBM Cognos TM1 is stored and represented as multidimensional OLAP cubes, with data being stored at the "leaf" level. Computations on the leaf data are performed in real-time (for example, to aggregate numbers up a dimensional hierarchy). IBM Cognos TM1 includes a data orchestration environment for accessing external data and systems, as well as capabilities designed for common business planning and budgeting requirements (e.g. workflow, top-down adjustments).

TM1 Implementation

The ANU uses TM1 for budgeting and long-term planning solutions, and other modelling solutions, where the inputs or outputs need to be integrated with ANU Enterprise Systems. 


To apply for access to TM1, please complete the TM1 user access request form on the Getting Access to TM1 page.


ANU has access to TM1 using following the interfaces:  

Access via web browser: 

·                     TM1 Web

·                     Planning and Analytics Workspace; 

Access as an Excel add-in: 

·                     TM1 Perspectives; and  

·                     Planning Analytics for Excel. 

How to get help 

If you require assistance the Planning and Analytics team can be contacted for help, feedback or suggestions at any time at

Further assistance and user guides can be found on the TM1 training page or using the links to the right. 


In the event you need an interface that operates with screen reading software, such as Jaws for Windows, please contact the Planning Analytics Team, using the email above, to arrange deployment of TM1 perspectives or Planning Analytics for Excel to your device. 


Information Technology Services

  • Management of contract with supplier
  • Systems admin support with supplier and systems documentation
  • Management of Server space and backup requirements
  • Integration with other relevant ANU Enterprise Systems in accordance with the ANU Enterprise Architecture
  • Managing downtime, software patching and installation of enhancement
  • Performance and application monitoring

Business owner

  • Maintenance of relevant ANU Policy
  • Specification of business requirements

Embedded Support Team

  • End user training and support, including user documentation
  • User Acceptance Testing
  • Enabling and removing individual's right to use the system


  • Communication of requests to supplier
  • Delivery of requested enhancements/bug fixes within an adequate time frame
  • Disaster recovery planning