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IBM ICM: Fundamentals of Configuration (V8.0) – SPVC – 1r070pl

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Duration: 4 Days

IBM ICM: Fundamentals of Configuration (V8.0) SPVC teaches students the foundation of IBM Incentive Compensation Manager 8.0. This is a self-paced virtual classroom course, during which students will learn the basic structure of the software and its navigation, how to create tables and calculations to produce results based on common business requirements, and how to create Data Stores from their calculation results. In addition, students will learn how to use both Portal Access and Workflow Manager to make existing reports available in the Web client. At the end of this course, clients will be able to transfer knowledge learned to solve their own business requirements within IBM ICM.

If you are enrolling in a Self Paced Virtual Classroom or Web Based Training course, before you enroll, please review the Self-Paced Virtual Classes and Web-Based Training Classes on our Terms and Conditions page, as well as the system requirements, to ensure that your system meets the minimum requirements for this course.



Please refer to course overview for description information.


This intermediate course is intended for students who will be involved in table creation and calculation building during the IBM Cognos ICM implementation.


You should have completed:

  • Course titled ''IBM ICM: Introduction to Discovery (V8.0)''

You should have:

  • An experience using Windows and Microsoft Excel
  • Knowledge of basic relational databases concepts


Introduction to IBM ICM 8

  • Identify the main differences between the Admin client and the Web client
  • Navigate the Admin client
  • Explain the use of the various modules available in the Admin client

Navigating IBM ICM

  • Log into IBM ICM 8
  • Explain the basics of ICM 8 interface navigation
  • Define the use of the Composer toolbar icons

Rivacent Overview

  • Understand the current Rivacent setup
  • Explain the requirements of Rivacent


  • Explain the workings of ICM 8 calendars and their navigation
  • Explain the differences between locked and unlocked calendars in ICM 8
  • Add and configure new calendars

ICM Tables

  • Explain the use and purpose of Primary Keys
  • View and determine dependencies among tables
  • Import data into tables
  • Manually add new data to tables
  • Create tables
  • Navigate within tables
  • Explain the concept of effective dating tables

Introduction to Calculations in ICM

  • Navigate the New Calculation wizard
  • Create single-source calculations
  • Explain what each step in the New Calculation wizard does


  • Identify where restrictions are used in IBM ICM 8
  • Restrict tables to specific values contained in the tables
  • Join 2 or more data sources using restrictions
  • Explain why data sources are joined together

Multi-Source Calculations

  • Create calculations using multiple sources

Deconstructing the Requirements

  • Analyze requirements
  • Determine how to solve the requirements

Time Shift Calculations

  • Explain when Time Shift calculations are used
  • Create a Time Shift calculation

Union Joins (Add by Rows)

  • Explain a Union Join
  • Determine when to use a Union Join
  • Create a calculation using a Union Join


  • Wrap objects into a component
  • Create placeholder connections
  • Create and link outbound and inbound connections

Data Stores

  • Explain what a data store is used for
  • Create a data store

Configuring Portal Access for IBM ICM Web

  • Describe how Portal Access manages access to reports in ICM Web
  • Create trees to be assigned to Access, Inquiry and Sign Off
  • Assign Trees to Presenter Reports
  • Create Web Tabs

Workflow Management

  • Analyze workflow.
  • Determine how to build an effective workflow solution

Admin Client Security

  • Create user roles and accounts

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