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IBM Cognos Insight

Sanjeev Datta

Whether you're a new or existing user of Cognos Insight, you’ll find this is an invaluable guide to making the most of IBM’s powerful personal analytics tool. Visually rich reports and dashboards can be built in minutes once you know how.
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Book Details

ISBN 139781849688468
Paperback142 pages

About This Book

  • Step-by-step, how to guide, for installing and configuring IBM Cognos Insight for your needs
  • Learn how to build Financial, Marketing and Sales workspaces in Cognos Insight
  • Learn how to integrate and collaborate with IBM Cognos Business Intelligence

Who This Book Is For

New and existing users of Cognos Insight who are looking to gain more knowledge about the product and Business Analytics in general.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The New-age Analytics and IBM Cognos Insight
Analytics with IBM Cognos Insight
An example case for IBM Cognos Insight
The building blocks of Business Analytics
Using analytics successfully
Chapter 2: Installing IBM Cognos Insight
System requirements for installing IBM Cognos Insight
Available options to download Cognos Insight
Uninstalling IBM Cognos Insight
Connecting IBM Cognos Insight to the Cognos BI and IBM TM1 Environments
Chapter 3: Usability of IBM Cognos Insight
Importing data into IBM Cognos Insight
Reorienting data into Cognos Insight
Reconstructing data in Cognos Insight
Cosmetic changes to Cognos Insight
Chapter 4: Strategic Decision Making Using IBM Cognos Insight
Analyzing marketing conditions
Global market conditions
Finance and price strategy
Chapter 5: Enterprise Collaboration
Launching workspace files to clients
Leveraging IBM Cognos Insight collaboration and sharing

What You Will Learn

  • Import Data by dragging and dropping spreadsheets or using the Import Wizard. Map the data into TM1 cubes, dimensions and measures.
  • Building New Cubes, Dimensions and Measures.
  • Build simple Calculations and Variances with Exceptional Highlights.
  • Using TM1 Rules to build complex calculations.
  • Learn how to Drill down and Drill up on Crosstabs and Charts.
  • Refresh data using silent or guided refreshes. Share and distribute Workspaces to larger workgroups.
  • Write back data into cells and spread data across cell sections.
  • How to design workspaces and add new widgets.

In Detail

Based on in-memory technology with write-back capabilities for What-if scenario planning, Cognos Insight gives spreadsheets the rich visual appeal for better analysis and planning. Leverage the collaborative features to seamlessly publish the personal analysis workspaces to an enterprise-wide Cognos Business Intelligence solution.

"IBM Cognos Insight" is a fast paced, practical hands-on guide with step-by-step instructions to build Cognos Insight workspaces. Take advantage of the in-memory TM1 cubes as the underlying engine to answer business questions by analyzing data in the form of reports & dashboards. Share these insights with other Cognos services or mobile devices to empower users with real-time data.

This book introduces Cognos Insight as a personal yet powerful analytics application. It covers how decision making is applied in all domains of the business world and how data can be analyzed effectively in the form of fast in-memory cubes. Leverage the write-back functionality to build budgets, plans and forecasts.

"IBM Cognos Insight" will empower new and existing users to maximize the features of the application and analyze data by building visually rich reports and dashboards in minutes.


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