In any good IBM Planning Analytics application; User Experience is the key. In this video, we show a quick and easy way to make any application more understandable to your end-users.

By default Planning Analytics Workspace and Planning Analytics for Excel present dimensions broken out by numbered levels, where possible you can (and should) swap those numbers for a name that users will understand e.g. Product, Brand, Country, or Continent.

This is the first in a series of “Quick Tips” videos that are intended to showcase easy to implement ideas that can improve any application.

Declan Rodger

Declan is an IBM Champion for Data & AI, he is the Technical Director for Spitfire Analytics. Excited to share his experiences with IBM Planning Analytics and can often be found writing technical articles.


Spitfire have a depth of understanding not only in Cognos/TM1 technologies, but also in finance and accounting. It is this combination of expertise and their ability to get to the heart of business problems that has resulted in such confidence in their delivery and capabilities. The insight and value-add they have brought is evident.

- Peter Smith, Head of Solution Delivery, Edrington

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