Everything needed for organizations that are starting out or expanding their business intelligence and planning capabilities

 

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IBM Cognos Express provides enterprise-class reporting, analysis, dashboard, visualization, scorecard, planning, budgeting and forecasting capabilities that workgroups and midsize companies need at a price they can afford. This scalable, easy-to-use solution includes the tools to discover and act on new insights quickly, while helping to minimize demands on your IT staff.

Product Editions:

  • Cognos Express Business Intelligence User: provides comprehensive self-service reporting and analysis capabilities for workgroups and midsize organizations. It meets all of your reporting needs, while helping to reduce the cost and time needed to share information throughout the organization.
  • Cognos Express Performance Management User: helps midsize organizations gain deeper insights into business performance and react more quickly to changing business conditions. It combines Microsoft Excel -based business analysis and optimization with intuitive tools for planning, budgeting and forecasting, offering an alternative to manual spreadsheet and planning processes.

Next steps

Contact us today to learn how IBM Cognos Express 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.

What's New

IBM Cognos Express V10.2.2 is a complete solution for business intelligence and performance management, targeted for mid-size organizations. It delivers all of the essential reporting, analysis, dashboard, visualization, scorecarding, planning, budgeting, and forecasting capabilities midsize companies require.

Cognos Express V10.2.2 provides the following enhancements:

Business intelligence

  • Simplified end-user functionality for greater user self-service:
    • End-to-end analysis with personal data import for business users
    • Support for customization of Rapidly Adaptive Visualization Engine visualizations in IBM Cognos Report Studio and IBM Cognos Workspace Advanced
    • Create reusable style templates for a consistent corporate identity, including styles, fonts, and colors
    • Interactive maps in IBM Cognos Workspace.
  • Simplified deployment with quick setup, allowing users to easily install and configure all Cognos Business Intelligence components.
  • Conformance updates to content store, portal servers, security libraries, web servers, data sources, drivers, and mobile support.

Performance management

  • New Microsoft Excel Client, IBM Cognos Analysis for Microsoft Excel (CAFE), allows for more advanced report building.
  • 64-bit versions of Micorsoft Excel Client for IBM Cognos TM1 and IBM Cognos Analysis for Microsoft Excel provide compatibility for organizations using 64-bit Microsoft Excel.
  • IBM Cognos TM1 Web API incorporates Cognos TM1 web objects into custom web applications, portals, and dashboards.
  • SSL support delivers the ability to configure products so they are able to use SSL for data transmission security.
  • Cognos TM1 Package connector can import data to Cognos TM1 from Relational and Open Database Connectivity of Cognos Business Intelligence packages.
  • New conformance with Linux support for IBM Cognos TM1.
    • Cognos Express is based on these integrated core capabilities:

      • A powerful in-memory analytics server to deliver fast responses to business questions
      • Flexible data access to relational, OLAP and local data sources in any combination
      • A common web portal that delivers a single shared view of the business
      • Tight security supporting single sign-on
      • A simple management console to control installation, configuration and operation.

      This shared foundation enables you to incorporate BI and performance management capabilities into your business easily and affordably.

      Next steps

      Contact us today to learn how IBM Cognos Express 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.