I've been saying for years, TM1 partners need to diversify to reduce their reliance on IBM.

This is becoming more and more true, as consulting rates continue to be discounted and sales commissions get lost in a wash of complex qualifiers and certifications.

One of the ways partners can do this is by investing in solution-based packages, rather than selling TM1 with long consulting cycles. Pre-built models and custom front ends focussed on specific industries and functions are becoming the way forward, IMO.

Do you agree? Have you found any partners who have invested heavily in IP already?

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