EXISTING TM1 COMPONENTS
With the launch of the Planning Analytics Workspace and PAx, what happens to existing TM1 components?
Not much really.
IBM understands that existing customers are still highly dependent on Architect, Perspectives, TM1Web, and to a lesser extent Performance Modeller and TM1 Applications.
Much of the focus and development will be on Workspace and PAx. This means support for the ‘older’ components will not be great going forward.
You need not worry about your existing investment though as existing models can be enhanced with the virtual dimension. Cube views are 100% supported in PAx and Workspace as well. Existing worksheets, active forms and templates created in TM1 Perspectives are supported in Workspace.
There is one component that will not be transferable to Workspace, TM1 Applications. IBM are however working on something new to be released in 2018. This may include an overhaul of TM1 Web as well.
UPGRADE PATH FOR EXISTING TM1 CUSTOMERS
All existing TM1 on premise customers who are currently under maintenance can upgrade to Planning Analytics Local without any extra costs. They will automatically get access to a lot of the new features and functionality described above.
Only the Administrator/Performance Modeller will be entitled to Workspace under the existing maintenance. All other users must purchase a separate Workspace Add-on licence if they want to use Workspace.
The installation of Planning Analytics Local is quite different to how the existing TM1 is usually installed and upgraded.
You will need to first install Docker. This is an open platform that allows deployment of applications inside a “container”.
These containers have their own filesystem, code, libraries and such and essentially wrap around an application like Planning Analytics.