IBM Cognos Business Intelligence Overview

IBM Business Analytics has many products and in which IBM Cognos BI provides a unified workspace for business intelligence and analytics that the entire organization can use to answer key business questions and outperform the competition and below are the IBM Business Analytics products:
• IBM Cognos BI
• IBM Financial Performance and Strategy Management
o IBM Cognos TM1
o IBM Cognos Planning
o IBM Cognos Controller
o IBM Cognos Business ViewPoint
• IBM Analytics Applications
• IBM Advanced Analytics (SPSS)
• IBM Cognos Express

Cognos Business Intelligence

Cognos Business intelligence is a web-based and windows-based integrated business intelligence suite. It is used for reporting, analytics, score carding, and monitoring of events and metrics. Cognos provides a wide range of features and software consists of several components designed to meet the different information requirements in an organization. Cognos has components such as Cognos Framework Manager, Cognos Cube Designer, Cognos Transformer and Cognos also provides you an option to export the report in XML or PDF format or you can view the reports in XML format.

Cognos Framework Manager

Cognos Framework Manager is the Cognos BI modeling tool for creating and managing business related metadata which will be used for Cognos BI analysis and reporting. Metadata is published as a package which is single integrated business view of any number of heterogeneous data sources. Also OLAP cubes are designed in framework manager to contain sufficient metadata for business intelligence reporting and analysis.

Cognos Report Studio

Cognos Report Studio can be used to create, edit, and distribute a wide
range of professional reports. These reports also define corporate-standard report templates for use in Cognos Query Studio and edit and modify reports created in Cognos Query Studio or Cognos Analysis Studio.

Cognos Report Studio is called as robust report design and manage tool.

Cognos Query Studio

Cognos Query Studio is used to create ad-hoc reports meaning that users with very minimal knowledge of Cognos report can quickly design, create, and save reports to meet their reporting needs those are not be covered by the standard, professional reports created in Cognos Report Studio.

Cognos Analysis Studio

Cognos Analysis Studio can be used to explore and analyze data from
different dimensions of their business. Analysis Studio can access to dimensional, online analytical processing (OLAP), and dimensionally modeled relational data sources. Analysis created in Cognos Analysis
Studio can be opened in Cognos Report Studio and used to build professional reports.

Cognos Business Insight / Workspace

Cognos Business Insight is used to create interactive Dashboard with the help of Cognos content, as well as external data sources such as
TM1 Websheets and CubeViews. Through Cognos Business Insight users can view and open favorite dashboards and reports, manipulate the content in the dashboards, and email your dashboards. You can also use comments and activities for collaborative decision making and use social software such as IBM Lotus Connections for collaborative decision making.

Cognos Event Studio

Cognos Event Studio is nothing but schedule management tool and is used to monitor & perform certain tasks based on the agent setup. You can setup agents to monitor your data and perform tasks when business events or exceptional conditions occur in your data. Agents can publish details to the portal, deliver the information / details of the alerts by email, run and distribute reports based on events, and monitor the status of events.

Cognos Metric Studio

Metric studio is used to deliver the customized scorecard for monitoring and analyzing metrics throughout your project. Users can monitor, analyze, and report on time-critical information by using scorecards based on cross-functional metrics.

Cognos Administration

Cognos Administration is an admin tool for central management interface of
Cognos BI. It provides easy access to the overall admin management of the Cognos environment and is accessible through Cognos Connection.

Cognos Transformer

Create dimensional cubes with security filters to improve performance of the Business Analytics solution.

Cognos PowerPlay Studio

Perform interactive exploration and analysis on dimensional data models, slicing and dicing the information to check if the model is working as

Cognos Data Manager

Create jobs to Extract, Transform, and Load data to the database data model.

Cognos Planning

Create dimensional cubes (OLAP) for planning purposes.

Cognos TM1

Create dimensional cubes (in memory OLAP) for planning purposes.

List of available Servers

• IBM Cognos Connection Installer for Cognos Insight
• IBM Cognos Cube Designer
• IBM Cognos Dynamic Query Analyzer
• IBM Cognos for Microsoft Office
• IBM Cognos Insight Standard Edition
• IBM Cognos Lifecycle Manager
• IBM Cognos Metrics Manager
• IBM Cognos Real-time Monitoring
• IBM Cognos Software Development Kit
• IBM Cognos Supplementary Languages Documentation
• IBM Cognos TM1 Package Connector for Business Intelligence
• IBM DB2 Advanced Workgroup Server Edition for IBM Cognos Business Intelligence
• IBM Tivoli Directory Integrator Identity Edition for IBM Cognos Business Intelligence
• IBM WebSphere Application Server for IBM Cognos Business Intelligence

Please check the free trail link to install Cognos.

Cognos Free Trail


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