With the ability to interact, search, and assemble all perspectives of your business, IBM Cognos Business Intelligence provides a limitless business intelligence (BI) workspace to support how people think and work when they are trying to understand business performance.

 

  • Highlights
  • What’s New in Cognos BI V10.2.1
  • Capabilities
  • Resources

IBM Cognos Business Intelligence delivers the complete range of BI capabilities including query and reporting,  analysis, dashboarding, and scorecarding on a single, service-oriented  architecture (SOA), and it expands traditional BI with planning, scenario  modeling, real-time monitoring, collaboration, and predictive analytics that extend your BI capabilities in the following areas:

 Enhanced visualization

  • Full fidelity publish allows a user to publish and share content from IBM Cognos Insight to IBM Cognos Workspace (previously named IBM Business Insight) providing greater insight by incorporating personal analytics along side enterprise content.
  • The visualization coach in IBM Cognos Workspace provides automatic chart recommendation that analyses data and produces the most suitable display type helping users save time in determining the best visualization for any given data set.
  • Tabbed workspaces with global filtering in IBM Cognos Workspace allow users to gain greater context around information by getting a consistent view across a tabbed workspace.
  • Graduated capabilities in IBM Cognos Workspace can help increase user acceptance by providing just the right amount of functionality within the workspace.

Enhanced integration

  • IBM Cognos Workspace integration with IBM WebSphere Business Process Management expands the scope of information for decision making by enabling users to pass context from IBM Cognos Workspace to the WebSphere Business Process engine to allow human interaction for review purposes.
  • Support for IBM InfoSphere BigInsights provides access to massive amounts of data, including unstructured data with linear scale.

Enhanced deployment

IBM Business Intelligence workload pattern uses proven practices for deploying optimized BI environments using IBM PureApplication System to significantly lower total cost of ownership and reduce IT backlog by automatically deploying fault tolerant IBM Cognos Business Intelligence environments with elastic scaling.

Enhanced performance

  • Multipage report trickle feed for IBM Cognos Mobile reports (both native application and web application) provides faster time to insight as mobile users can now access and interact with each page as the report loads rather than wait for the entire report to download to the mobile device.
  • IBM Cognos Workspace provides a 30 percent increase in search performance ensuring users can search and find even more relevant results faster.
  • Dynamic Cubes provide low latency, high performance, in memory online analytical processing (OLAP) analytics over large volumes of data (greater than 1 TB) reducing data movement and computation, and improve responsiveness.

Next steps

Contact us today to learn how IBM Cognos Business Intelligence can help your company to maximize performance - you can complete the form or call us at 877-454-4898, and we would be delighted to consult with you and make specific recommendations.

Interactive Visualizations

Amplify mobile business intelligence with new and innovative visualizations allowing users to quickly pinpoint trends in data.  

  • Incorporate new and innovative visualizations in Cognos Active Reports
  • Enhance the user experience through the delivery of interactive and animated charts
  • Integrate custom visualizations
  • Leverage the expertise of IBM luminaries

Performance 

Get insights quicker than ever before through performance improvements gained from more efficient memory usage, reduced memory footprint and improved use of compression.

  • Increased query speeds  through more efficient use of memory in Dynamic Cubes
  • More data and faster load times in Cognos Active Report through Improved use of compression and engine optimization.
  • Improved bursting process for batch reports through optimized use of hardware.

Support for Big Data

Gain a more complete view of the business and act quickly off insights with expanded support for big data sources including Hadoop, analytic data stores and real-time streaming data.

  • Broad interoperability enables data integration to popular big data sources
  • Hadoop: Cloudera, Apache, Hortonworks, Amazon Web Services Elastic Map-Reduce through HIVE adaptor
  • Analytic data stores: DB2 BLU and SAP HANA
  • Real-time streaming: IBM BigInsights (optimized access)
  • Combine data in motion and at rest to get the most complete view of the business

Additional innovations in Cognos Business Intelligence V10.2.1

IBM Cognos Mobile

Elegant user interface

  • Personalize your background
  • Arrange content how you want it
  • Rename your workspaces

Easy to use

  • Automatic server configuration
  • Connect to multiple servers
  • Preview report without opening
  • Track progress, pause & restart your downloads
  • Embedded end-user how-to tutorials

IBM Cognos Workspace  and Workspace Advanced

Elegant user interface

  • Personalize your background
  • Arrange content how you want it
  • Rename your workspaces

Easy to use

  • Automatic server configuration
  • Connect to multiple servers
  • Preview report without opening
  • Track progress, pause & restart your downloads
  • Embedded end-user how-to tutorials

IBM Cognos Dynamic Cubes

  • Focused Performance improvements of DMR first run and TM1 as a data source
  • New Monitoring/Management of DQ Memory Usage through Cognos Administration
  • Usability: Support Write From Report Specification (using Stored Procedures)
  • New Data source support: DB2 for I, Sybase IQ, MySQL and Postgreg; SAP HANA; BigInsights 2.1 via Big SQL

Administration

Content Management

  • External Object Store - significant reduction on Content Store size which improves performance when fetching report results
  • Archiving repository options: IBM Content Manager 8; IBM FileNet; FileSystem

Install and Deploy Enhancements

  • Install - select only the languages required, reducing overall installed footprint
  • Deploy - deploy My Folders content only

Multi-tenancy tab within IBM Cognos Administration provides central UI for managing tenants

  • General tenant administration
  • More control with tenant onboarding
  • Option to deploy public content

Next steps

Contact us today to learn how IBM Cognos Business Intelligence can help your company to maximize performance - you can complete the form or call us at 877-454-4898, and we would be delighted to consult with you and make specific recommendations.

IBM Cognos Business Intelligence provides reports, analysis, dashboards, and scoreboards to help you to freely explore information, analyze key facts and quickly collaborate to align decisions with corporate strategy.

Reports equip users with the information they need to make fact-based decisions.

  • Cognos Business Intelligence includes professional report authoring capabilities that are easier to use and that help minimize the effort for report authors.
  • Users can create their own impromptu queries or customize existing reports.
  • Collaborative reporting features built into Cognos Business Intelligence help people communicate with others to drive decisions and gain additional insight.
  • Users can access reports on mobile devices and they can interact with each page as the report loads rather than wait for the entire report to download to the mobile device.

Dashboards help users access, interact and personalize content in a way that supports how they make decisions.

  • With the dashboard capabilities of Cognos Business Intelligence, users can assemble and personalize dashboard views to support individual decision-making styles.
  • Historical data alongside data in motion and what-if scenarios provide an extensive view of performance.
  • You can make your dashboards portable to support decisions where and when they need to be made.

Analysis capabilities provide access to information from multiple angles and perspectives so you can view and analyze it to make informed decisions.

  • With Cognos Business Intelligence analysis capabilities, users can use analytical reporting, trend analysis, statistical analysis and more to explore information easily and intuitively.
  • Business and financial analysts can assess your immediate business situation with more advanced, predictive or what-if analysis.
  • Support for operational and strategic decision-making cycles help can engage the right people at the right time for analysis.
  • You can take advantage of options for mobile, offline interactive dashboard and analysis, along with versions for Microsoft Office software to meet the needs of all your uses.

Collaboration capabilities include communication tools and social networking to fuel the exchange of ideas during the decision-making process.

  • Capabilities for forming communities, capturing annotations and opinions and sharing insights help groups streamline and improve decision-making.
  • Workflow and task management capabilities are designed to connect people and coordinate activities seamlessly.
  • Users can share insights and solicit ideas with a broad set of social networking capabilities from IBM Connections.

Scorecarding capabilities automate the capture, management and monitoring of business metrics so you can compare them with your strategic and operational objectives.

  • With the scorecarding capability of Cognos Business Intelligence, your business can compare key performance indicators (KPIs) to your strategic goals.
  • Features that can visually capture organizational strategy can help departments and employees set priorities.
  • A web-based deployment model reduces the administrative burden while encouraging user adoption.

Next steps

Contact us today to learn how IBM Cognos Business Intelligence can help your company to maximize performance - you can complete the form or call us at 877-454-4898, and we would be delighted to consult with you and make specific recommendations.

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Next steps

Contact us today to learn how IBM Cognos Business Intelligence can help your company to maximize performance - you can complete the form or call us at 877-454-4898, and we would be delighted to consult with you and make specific recommendations.