In principle, all the business requirements of a model can be built only in Cognos TM1. However it’s possible and sometimes desirable to use other tools of the Cognos platform or tools from a different vendor. In the below mentioned picture, the main components of such a solution are displayed. The red components are the Cognos TM1 components. The green ones are the additional that in some situations can be used.
No matter what tools you use, they should support you in doing your business more efficient and effective and should gain you money.