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IBM Cognos Business Intelligence

Dustin Adkison

Discover the practical approach to BI with IBM Cognos Business Intelligence
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Book Details

ISBN 139781849683562
Paperback318 pages

About This Book

  • Learn how to better administer your IBM Cognos 10 environment in order to improve productivity and efficiency.
  • Empower your business with the latest Business Intelligence (BI) tools.
  • Discover advanced tools and knowledge that can greatly improve daily tasks and analysis.
  • Explore the new interfaces of IBM Cognos 10.

Who This Book Is For

If you are an IBM Cognos or Business Intelligence developer or consultant, have a basic knowledge of Cognos 10 BI and a good level of understanding of Cognos 8 then this book is for you.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: IBM Cognos Connection
Web-based reporting
The welcome page
Folder structures
My Area
Running reports
Scheduling reports
Cutting, copying, pasting, and deleting objects
Creating URLs, jobs, and report views
The business case for Cognos
Chapter 2: Introducing IBM Cognos Workspace
The self-service dashboard
Adding content and content types
Changing the formatting
Sharing the dashboard
The business case for Cognos Workspace
Chapter 3: IBM Cognos Active Reports
What MHT files are
How MHT files can be read
Pros and cons
The business case for Cognos Active Reports
Interacting with Cognos Active Reports
Chapter 4: IBM Cognos Mobile
Cognos Mobile on BlackBerry phones
New features of IBM Cognos Mobile
Interacting with Cognos Active Reports on mobile devices
The future of IBM Cognos Mobile
The business case for IBM Cognos Mobile
Chapter 5: IBM Cognos Query Studio
Who should use Cognos Query Studio?
Accessing Cognos Query Studio
An introduction to metadata
The drag-and-drop interface and the right-click menu
Saving and sharing reports
The business case for Cognos Query Studio
Chapter 6: IBM Cognos Analysis Studio
Who should use Cognos Analysis Studio?
Accessing Cognos Analysis Studio
An introduction to multidimensional data
Exploring the drag-and-drop interface and the right-click menu
Saving and sharing Cognos Analysis Studio reports
The business case for Cognos Analysis Studio
Chapter 7: IBM Cognos Workspace Advanced
Who should use Cognos Workspace Advanced?
Comparing to Cognos Query Studio and Cognos Analysis Studio
Accessing Cognos Workspace Advanced
Exploring the drag-and-drop interface and the right-click menu
Using external data
The business case for Cognos Workspace Advanced
Chapter 8: IBM Cognos Report Studio
Who should use Cognos Report Studio
Accessing Cognos Report Studio
Cognos Report Studio report types
The drag-and-drop interface and the right-click menu
Building Active Reports
The business case for Cognos Report Studio
Chapter 9: IBM Cognos Framework Manager
Introduction to metadata
Managing the model design project
Three-tier approach to model design
Designing a database view of your data
Designing a business view of your data
Designing an end user view of your data
Publishing a package
The business case for Cognos Framework Manager
Chapter 10: Administration and Performance Tuning
Deciding who should be an administrator
Navigating the administration interface
Monitoring the system in the Status tab
Performance tuning the system
Designing your security model
Adding data source connections
Importing and exporting content
Routing your requests using routing sets
The business case for performance tuning
The business case for administration
Chapter 11: Streamlining Common Administrator Tasks
Bulk updating Framework Manager models
Validating report objects
Bulk updating reports
Applying screen tips to report outputs
Managing security
Distributing portal tabs
Standardizing headers and footers
Backing up, restoring, and deploying content
Documenting content, security, and models
Versioning content
Archiving content outputs
Retrieving deleted content
The business case for add-on tools
Chapter 12: User Adoption
The beginning – executive sponsorship
Building an internal user community
The right development team matters
How to partner with IBM and the partner community
Feedback and its role in the development process
Training is the key to success
The business case user adoption

What You Will Learn

  • Learn comprehensive query and reporting capabilities that will help you to make smarter decisions based on your data.
  • Get to grips with analysis in order to help you fully exploit the data that is available to you.
  • Discover how to successfully link strategy to your business operations and utilize the latest modern tools for collaboration, building stronger teams and stimulating better decisions.
  • Produce real-time, relevant information and discover how statistical analysis can be incorporated into your business reporting.
  • Learn convenient methods for delivering Business Intelligence to a wider audience and master the art of high-impact presentation.

In Detail

IBM Cognos is Business Intelligence software that enables businesses to fully utilize their maximum potential. It connects people with information from virtually any data source whenever and wherever they need it so that they can make better decisions, faster.

Take the practical, hands-on approach to managing your reporting environment with "IBM Cognos Business Intelligence" - packed with coverage of all the latest features to truly help you maximize your potential.

With this in-depth practical guide you will learn how to fully utilize IBM Cognos 10 so that your business can make smarter decisions, achieve better results and gain a deeper understanding of your company’s data. You will learn about critical topics like Report Studio, Query Studio, Analysis Studio, Security and Administration as well as in-depth coverage of other features like Business Insight, Business Insight Advanced, and Active Reports, which were introduced with IBM Cognos 10.


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