Performance Management

February 20, 2018

IBM Cognos Analytics Builds Upon Core Strengths

by Colin Quinn

IBM Cognos Analytics provides unsurpassed security and governance at every level, including data and reports, the dashboards, as well as the information that is distributed on a daily or weekly basis. Even though IBM Cognos Analytics opens doors to a breadth of company data, tight controls are in place that can govern who has access to what. For any number of reasons, departments throughout the enterprise might have certain data that is not for general…

January 10, 2018

5 Reasons Your CEO Prefers Data On A Dashboard

by Colin Quinn

The days of CEOs waiting for the delivery of a physical report are long gone. Today, many forward-thinking executives are making use of data visuals and dashboards to gain insight into their company, rather than relying on IT. There are many benefits of CEO dashboards with a connected interface, including the ability to track performance and monitor data, profits, balances, revenues and forecasts all in real-time. CEOs prefer their data on a dashboard for these top five…

November 15, 2017

How to Create a Basic Report in IBM Cognos Analytics

by Colin Quinn

Creating a report When you create a report, you are actually creating a report specification. The report specification defines the queries and prompts that are used to retrieve data and the layouts and styles used to present the data. For simplicity, the report specification is named by the same name as the report. This post will cover the basics of creating, validating, and running IBM Cognos Analytics Reports. For additional tips and tricks on IBM Cognos…