• Scott Felten

CASE STUDY: NiSource Utilizes QUBEdocs for Cognos TM1



NiSource, Inc., based in Columbus, Ohio, is a Fortune 500 company engaged in natural gas transmission, storage and distribution, as well as electric generation, transmission and distribution. NiSource operating companies deliver energy to 3.8 million customers located

within the high-demand energy corridor stretching from the Gulf Coast through the Midwest to New England.


The Challenge


NiSource’s aspiration is to be America’s premier regulated energy company, providing customer-focused energy solutions, investment-driven growth opportunities, and sustainable value for its customers, investors and employees.

NiSource purchased IBM Cognos TM1 to build a budgeting, planning, and reporting solution. It also deployed QUBEdocs to document the solution and ensure transparency and longevity.


“Due to its simplicity, our business users are just as adept at using QUBEdocs as our TM1 admins.” - Victor Strausbaugh, Project Manager, NGD IT Service Delivery


The Results


QUBEdocs’ dynamic adaptability allows NiSource to save time and money by avoiding costs associated with manual documentation.


“QUBEdocs is a great job aid considering how easy it is to navigate through the centralized repository of TM1 objects. Since QUBEdocs requires minimal effort to maintain, our TM1 administrators can spend more time troubleshooting business issues rather than dawdling through static design documents.”

The Bottom Line


NiSource uses QUBEdocs to gain a better understanding of the data flows, data relationships, business rules and functionality of the models it has created in TM1. It is also an integral component of the change control process relative to managing releases.


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