March 3, 2020

Why you should upgrade to IBM Cognos Analytics (11)

by Colin Quinn

With businesses generating more data than ever before, organizations need to invest in business intelligence (BI) capabilities to help generate greater insights from their data, drive better business decisions, and identify new opportunities.

IBM Cognos Analytics is a self-service analytics platform that integrates cognitive computing technology, with artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), originally developed for IBM Watson. Cognos Analytics is designed to learn the users’ data using cognitive technologies and can generate recommendations for data joins and visualizations. It’s intended as a one-stop-shop platform, providing analytics, dashboards, and data integration for reporting, exploration, and data modeling.

Cognos Analytics was first released in 2015 and was seen as a huge improvement over Cognos 10. Since then, there have been consistent releases and updates with the latest addition of new exciting features and fixes being its best version yet. Let’s take a brief dive into why you should upgrade to IBM Cognos Analytics (11.1)

  1. Visualize your Business

    • Create beautiful dashboards and reports with AI recommendations
      • Interactive dashboards and compelling reports in a single tool
      • Discover superior visualizations for your data with AI
      • Overlay your data on the physical world with geospatial capabilities
  1. Let AI help you uncover the patterns hidden in your data

    • Cognos Analytics doesn’t just show you a bar chart — it interprets the data for you, and presents actionable insights in plain language
      • Business users can ask a question in plain language and receive an actionable answer – no matter the question
      • Analysts can use these insights to dive deeper into the data
  1. Share critical insights easily

    • Break down the silos. Share dashboards and reports with anyone in your organization
      • Cognos Analytics connects to your data in the cloud (or on-prem) so that all of your users access the same data.
      • Everyone gets the same answers
      • Capture, annotate and share visuals over email or Slack
  1. Clean and Combine Data

    • Save time with automated data preparation
      • Cleanse and combine your data sources in minutes with AI-assisted data preparation
      • Import data from spreadsheets, CSV files, cloud or on-premises databases
      • Use machine learning (ML) to automatically discover and combine related data sources into a single, trusted data module
      • Add new columns to your data; perform calculations; split, reorder and hide columns
  1. Protect your data

    • With strong governance rules that scale, you can control who has access to sensitive information, and who doesn’t
      • Empower your users while maintaining both data and analytics governance
      • Marrying IT and Business together under one platform
      • Understand where the data came from, how it’s being presented, and how to make decisions based on what you see
  1. Start small, grow big, on any budget

    • Mix and match capabilities for users without blowing your budget – and with no minimum of user count
    • Contact us – Inquire how to get 50% off (Premium) for a 12-month term with our promo code. (Available until 3/31/20)
      • Multiple deployment options available
        • Cloud Edition
          • A low-cost cloud service with all the features of Cognos Analytics
        • Enterprise Solution
          • A dedicated service with the power to meet your critical performance needs
  1. Kinetek makes the implementation or migration stress-free

      • Kinetek has a proven track record of service in providing seamless and quick implementations to Cognos Analytics
      • Our consulting experts have helped our clients reach their goals, requirements, and challenges while providing services that exceed expectations
      • Learn more about Kinetek Cognos Analytics Services and Consulting
  1. Learn why so many organizations trust IBM Cognos Analytics