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Clarity Support

Clear Insight has the experience; the professionals and the support systems to provide both emergency break fix and longer term strategic servicing and support for your IBM Clarity system.  Clear Insight has an excellent relationship at the executive levels in IBM and has the support and backing of IBM in order to service and resolve [...]

2018-05-09T07:01:49+00:00 June 7th, 2015|

Migrating to IBM Cognos

There comes a time when it is necessary or desirable to move away from one software application in favour of another.  There are many good reasons for you to upgrade your current budget, planning and forecasting system in exchange for a more robust and comprehensive replacement.  Some of the reasons that our clients have made [...]

2018-05-09T07:01:48+00:00 June 7th, 2015|

Speeding up Clarity with Analysis Services Compression

Overview Some Clarity implementations use Microsoft Analysis Services as the OLAP engine. For those implementations, there are some system settings we can enable to speed things up. These should only be enabled in a production environment. Development environments where objects are changing should not have any caching or compression enabled. Implementing Compression in Analysis [...]

2017-03-22T18:39:11+00:00 May 21st, 2015|

Free Youtube Course on Building IBM Clarity7 Reports

Building reports in ClarityStudio can be a bit challenging without some guidance. To help new folks along, we have developed a series of Youtube videos to walk you through the process of developing a complex report. This particular report that we build together is a validation report to compare two cubes. This is a very [...]

2017-08-22T11:03:06+00:00 May 13th, 2015|

CPA Ontario Spring Leadership Conference

June 18-19, 2015 Hilton Toronto Airport, 5875 Airport Road, Mississauga The CPA Ontario Spring Leadership Conference is the meeting place for some of Canada’s most innovative business and cultural leaders who are ready to share their recipes for success.  From inspirational speakers to technical workshops, this annual event provides essential tools and practical skills [...]

2017-03-22T18:39:12+00:00 March 31st, 2015|

Virtualizating an IBM Clarity Server

Virtualize Clarity? Recently, I worked with a client whose IT department was going through the process of virtualizing physical servers into the cloud. For them, moving to the cloud would reduce their maintenance effort, and provide a safe off-site location for all their data. Their IBM Clarity servers were physical boxes located in their office [...]

2017-03-22T18:39:12+00:00 March 12th, 2015|

Archiving – How to improve performance by archiving old (Scenario,Year) combinations – IBM Clarity

Any database application should be able to deal with data growth. As an application is used, data is created and evolves. With a corporate performance management tool, data can nicely sliced by a (Scenario, Year) combination. For example (Actual, 2004) would be the actual transactions that happened in 2004. (Budget, 2006) would be the approved [...]

2017-08-22T11:03:43+00:00 February 11th, 2015|