Which TM1 Connector Should I Use?

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5 May 2023
Jay Wang

Which TM1 Connector Should I Use?

TM1 users often grapple with the need to transfer their data to BI tools like Power BI or Tableau for modern, dashboard reporting. This is a painful process that presents several challenges. The next question then arises, which TM1 connector should you use?

Reducing Dependency on IT or Consultants

No one likes calling IT or consultants whenever you need to connect new data sources to Power BI or Tableau. That is why, a TM1 Connector simplifies this process, letting users easily establish connections between TM1 and their preferred BI tool.

Empowering Users to Independently Manage Data

Users want the ability to independently pull data, hierarchies and schedule automatic refreshes between TM1 and the BI tool. A TM1 Connector makes it easier for them to access and manage the information they need for reporting and analysis.

By tackling these challenges, a TM1 Connector helps with seamless data integration between TM1 and BI tools. This makes it a must-have tool for organizations looking to leverage their data for better decision-making.

Connecting Planning Analytics to BI Tools

A TM1 Connector can connect IBM Planning Analytics to several popular BI tools, like:

Power BI

Microsoft Power BI is a popular data visualization and business intelligence tool. By connecting TM1 to Power BI, organizations can create interactive, visually appealing reports and dashboards that help them uncover hidden insights and make better decisions. If you're interested to see how to connect TM1 to Power BI, you can refer here.


Tableau is another widely-used BI tool known for its ease of use and powerful data visualization capabilities. Connecting TM1 to Tableau lets businesses take advantage of its advanced features to analyze their data and drive better outcomes.


Qlik is a versatile BI tool with robust data analytics and visualization features. By connecting TM1 to Qlik, organizations can use its powerful capabilities to gain deeper insights into their data and make more informed decisions.

What is a good TM1 connector to consider?

ITLink's TMVGate is a solution designed to help businesses connect IBM Planning Analytics to various BI tools seamlessly. TMVGate offers a range of features and benefits, like seamless integration with TM1, enhanced security, efficient handling of large data sets, simplified data integration, increased independence, and cost-effectiveness. If you want to learn more about TMVGate and its capabilities, feel free to explore our related post about TMVGate.

Jay Wang (ITLink, Business Technology Consultant)
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