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Lodestar Solutions Blog

How an IBM Cognos User Reduced Support Costs by $30,000!
March 29, 2019 It was a sunny Monday morning and the phone rang, “Heather, it’s Marcus. I'm looking for reduced[...]
Don’t Upgrade IBM TM1! Move to the Cloud!
April 4, 2019 Are you an IBM Cognos Planning Analytics also referred to as Cognos TM1 client?  Did you know[...]
Is the IBM ILMT tool SOX Compliant when used with Cognos?
2/11/19Recently, a client asked, “ Is the ILMT tool SOX compliant (Sarbanes Oxley) when used with IBM Cognos?” So, I went[...]
ILMT Tool Questions and Answers
2/4/2019 - Written by Heather L. Cole, President of Lodestar SolutionsWhy have I never heard about the IBM ILMT Tool[...]
What to know before IBM Audits Your IBM Cognos Analytics and Planning Analytics Licenses.
1/3/19 Have you ever received a notice that IBM is auditing your IBM Cognos Analytics and/or Cognos Planning Analytics licensing?[...]
Cognos Analytics 11.1 Hands on Review
1/15/19 Recently, IBM released Cognos Analytics 11.1.  I have been using it now for a few weeks and I must[...]

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We leverage our unique BAAMTM – Business Analytics Agile Methodology to implement in short sprints that deliver results executives and users love! Lodestar Solutions' advisors empower you to design, build, test and deliver faster, so you look like a rock star and reduce your reliance on expensive consultants.


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