Deploying Modern Business Intelligence: Why Enterprise Still Matters

By François Ross Business intelligence (or whatever we call it now) is a critical component in consuming information for decision-making. There is no doubt that the technology landscape, deployment strategy, and tool selection have become far more complicated in the last couple of years. The "one size fits all" and platform normalization have become challenging…

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Cognos Analytics: Report Performance Details

Performance Details in Report In today's analytics environment, timeliness of data is important.  Along with timeliness, reports and analyses need to be swift.  With Cognos Analytics 11 R7 and higher, there is a feature within Report called Performance Details which helps authors determine if queries or visualizations need to be tuned to boost overall run…

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Cognos Analytics: Latitude and Longitude in Maps

Before the release of IBM Cognos Analytics 11 R8 on November 3rd 2018, the analytics community has been limited to the map-able data of highlighting named regions (populate polygons) or named points.  We now have more out-of-the-box Mapbox abilities.  Specifically, users can create maps with latitude and longitude data points.  This maps feature was added…

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Cognos Analytics 11 Custom Report Template

In Cognos Analytics 11, report administrators have the ability to implement company wide templates for developers to start with.  These can be highly custom templates so that end users have less formatting to do before the report is ready for production.  Below is a brief, best practice on implementing a template for a corporate enterprise…

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CA 11: Custom Navigation Bar Entries

Many users have asked, "can I create a starting point other than Team Content?"  Well, the simple answer is "Yes."  This allows users to access a folder that may be nested many level deep in the Cognos folder structure right from the welcome area.  Adding additional entries to the navigation bar on the left can…

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