Cognos Business Intelligence
Cognos provides a suite of business intelligence applications,
lead by Cognos 8, claiming to provide "All capabilities, One
product, One architecture".
Cognos identifies business intelligence applications work to identify
best-practice decision areas, by business function, and integrating
integrating reporting and analysis, planning, and measuring and
monitoring capability to provide a complete performance management
The Cognos Business Intelligence framework of key analytics ensures
the performance of managers is supported by providing ready access
to dashboards and analytic reports relating directly to their functional
area to make the best possible decisions.
Cognos Product Features
Key features of Cognos include:
- One solution for all enterprise reporting and dashboard requirements.
- Burst personalized reports to multiple locations and in multiple
- Multiple export formats: Excel, PDF, XML, HTML, and CSV.
- Flexible distribution methods: centralized access, email, application
integration, MS Office.
- Automatic Multilingual capability to deliver reports in users'
- Advanced Self Service Authoring - single drag and drop authoring
environment for all reports and dashboards.
- Embed live applications, Web sites, and non-BI content within
- Report against any data source: relational, dimensional ERP,
XML, Java beans, JDBC, LDAP, WSDL, Excel files, Access files,
Flat files, and legacy systems such as VSAM, IMS, IDMS, and Cobol
Copybooks. Also content management data - FileNet, Documentum,
Cognos Product Suite
The Cognos suite of business intelligence products include:
Cognos 8 Business Intelligence
- Business event management
- Data integration
Cognos 8 Go! Consumer Modes
Designed to increase business intelligence user adoption rates.
- MS Office
Cognos 8 Planning
Creating and contributing to plans and budgets.
Cognos 8 Controller
Web-based consolidation and financial reporting.
Operational business intelligence for continuous visibility into
Cognos Performance Applications
Ready-built reports, analysis, and metrics for key business functions.
Cognos 8 Workforce Performance
An analytic application for better workforce and HR metrics.
Cognos 8 BI Scorecarding offers strategic dashboards to link corporate
strategy to execution, enabling:
- measurement of performance against strategic objectives
- communicate strategy
- ensure accountability and ownership
- provide employee focus
Cognos 8 BI dashboards produce tactical dashboards that aggregate
data from multiple sources, providing a comprehensive snapshot of
Business users get an at-a-glance view with seamless drill down
to the platform’s powerful BI capabilities. This enables deeper
analysis to improve decision making and reduce lag time in recognizing
organizational performance issues.
Cognos Now BI
The Cognos Now! BI appliance provides operational dashboards that
continuously monitor critical operational business information across
the organization. It includes:
- an easy-to-use interface that enables self-service dashboard
creation and edit
- metric customization
- alert setting
- drill down to detailed data.
Continuous monitoring of operational execution optimizes operational
processes and improves business performance. For more information
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