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3 Main Features of Improve BI with IBM Cognos


What is COGNOS?

COGNOS includes unique product that completely separates it from the broader fields of business insights by being able to simultaneously caters to both the largest corporate and giants business on the one hand, and smaller into midsize company on the other, with the same systems. COGNOS Express is build specific for department within larger company, and smaller and midsize company, that are disable to afford exorbitant implements fee. Express is limited to 100 user and has all the same report, query, dashboard, and scorecard capability of the full-scale softwares. This allow business that before now have been large unable to afford the technologies to use the same analytical process as its much larger competitor.

Features of COGNOS

Oracle, SAP, Microsoft and more companies uses the relational data sources and multidimensional under the system of IBM COGNOS. Featured components includes in COGNOS insight, COGNOS TM1, COGNOS Enterprise, COGNOS Express, COGNOS Disclosures and Management. COGNOS Enterprise includes the latest version in 2015 with these new feature and enhancement and Data warehousing course are also defined the features of COGNOS the latest version(those that own this programs will now have access to the latest versions and release of COGNOS BI and COGNOS TM1

  • Simpler user interfaces and deployments
  • Ability to installation the COGNOS BI and TM1 on separate machine
  • Ability to works with Microsoft Excel
  • SSL Supports
  • Linux supports for COGNOS TM1

Analysis Features

COGNOS add most advanced features is easy to analysis the business data source using the COGNOS distributions like enterprise, COGNOS Express , tm1 etc.

The Analysis features are:

  • OLAP (Online Analytical Processing)
  • Predictive Analysis
  • Ad Hoc Analysis
  • User friendly Interface are included in the COGNOS

Reporting Features
COGNOS Reporting features are:

  • Customize Dashboard
  • Customize Features
  • Automated scheduled reporting
  • Ad hoc reporting
  • Graphic benchmark tools

IBM service over 22,000 organizations from a broad cross-sections of industry including banking, education, healthcare, aerospace, defense and many more. some of their clients are Spain’s Ministry of Defense, Nike, GKN Land System, Troy Corporation, Michigan State University, British Airways, Chemring, Quinte Health Care, Lufthansa Cargo, Jabil. IBM education provides people to get a knowledge of COGNOS and best COGNOS training in Chennai to provide the course

Implementation and Integration of COGNOS

The implement process for IBM COGNOS is as follow note it is based on company need and requirements

  • Discuss requirement and goal of the company using the solutions
  • Installation server and client component for COGNOS
  • Installation of database and ETL configure
  • Load master data and configuration historical data load
  • Deployment other pre-built application, such as the Framework Manager model, report, and dashboard
  • End-to-end testing of the solutions
  • Delivers installation document to user
  • Transfer information to user
  • Remote supports up to two days after implement is done


Critics of the products site it difficult to use, especially for those new to advanced softwares. Of particular notes are the error message that continually pop up, and have been to be very difficulty to cipher and even more difficulty to resolve. Data reports also take almost twice as long to compile with COGNOS education as compared to most competitor. And in comparisons to the competition, IBM COGNOS score lower in terms of the overall customer experiences, including supports and sales interaction.

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