• What is Cognos?

Cognos is Business Intelligence software that enables users to extract data, analyze it, and then assemble reports

Business Intelligence (BI)

  • BI refers to technologies, applications and practices for the collection, integration, analysis, and presentation of business information .
  • Purpose of BI
  • To support better, improved and more efficient Decision Making
  • BI Systems Provide
  • BI systems provide historical, current, and predictive views of business operations.,
  • BI Systems Information
  • Uses data that has been gathered into a data warehouse or data mart.
  • BI Software Elements
  • Software elements support the use of this information by assisting in the extraction, analysis, and reporting of information.

 

Reports
Graphs and Charts

Offers a variety of attractive graph and chart formats.

80%
Dashboards
76%
Score Cards

Score cards visually track KPI’s.

76%
Steps to Answer

Requires a minimal number of steps/clicks to answer business question.

70%
Reports Interface

Reports interface for standard and self-service reports is intuitive and easy to use.

78%
Self Service
Collaboration / Workflow

Ability for users to share data and reports they have built within the BI tool and outside the tool through other collaboration platforms.

72%
Data Discovery

Users can drill down and explore data to discover new insights.

78%
Search

Ability to search global data set to find and discover data.

71%
Automodeling

Tool automatically suggests data types, schemas and hierarchies.

65%
Data Column Filtering

Business users have the ability to filter data in a report based on predefined or automodeled parameters.

84%
Calculated Fields

Using formulas based on existing data elements, users can create and calculate new field values.

82%
Advanced Analytics
Data Visualization

Communicate complex information clearly and effectively through advanced graphical techniques.

76%
Predictive Analytics

Analyze current and historical trends to make predictions about future events.

74%
Big Data Services

Ability to handle large, complex, and/or siloed data sets.

79%
Building Reports
Integration APIs
73%
WYSIWYG Report Design

Provides business users an interface to easily design and refine their dashboards and reports. (What You See Is What You Get)

76%
Data Transformation

Converts data formats of source data into the format required for the reporting system without mistakes.

80%
Data Modeling

Ability to (re)structure data in a manner that allows extracting insights fast and accurate.

79%
Platform
Mobile User Support
70%
Customization
67%
Internationalization
78%
User, Role, and Access Management

Grant access to select data, features, objects, etc. based on the users, user role, groups, etc.

76%
Breadth of Partner Applications
79%
Performance and Reliability
78%
Sandbox / Test Environments
77%
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