IBM Cognos Express Features
With Cognos Express, you can equip everyone with the tools to help your organization outperform – including reports, analysis, dashboards, what-if analysis, plans, budgets and more.
Cognos Express is based on a set of integrated core capabilities:
- A powerful in-memory analytics server to deliver fast responses to business questions
- Flexible data access to relational, OLAP and local data sources in any combination
- A common web portal that delivers a single shared view of the business
- Tight security supporting single sign-on
- A simple management console to control installation, configuration and operation
This shared foundation enables you to incorporate BI and performance management capabilities into your business easily and affordably.
IBM Cognos Express Reporter
IBM Cognos Express Reporter delivers complete self-service reporting and analysis capabilities for workgroups and midsize organizations. It meets all of your reporting needs, while helping to reduce the cost and time needed to share information throughout the organization.
Cognos Express Reporter includes the following features:
- Breadth of reporting capabilities, including financial, production, operational, transactional, and managed reports
- A complete, consistent view of information organization-wide ensures users work with the same accurate data at all times
- Support for mobile workers who want to discover opportunities and analyze trends, regardless of their location, situation or connectivity
- Extensible visualization capabilities that improve the user experience through interactive and animated charts
- Interactive flexible reporting capabilities and access to all corporate data in any combination for comprehensive, accurate reports
- Simple, intuitive, drag-and-drop authoring capabilities for self-service reporting by any user
- Integration with Microsoft Office so users can work with consistent data across applications
IBM Cognos Express Xcelerator
IBM Cognos Express Xcelerator transforms common spreadsheets for real-time, Excel-based business analysis and optimization. It quickly delivers powerful multidimensional analysis based on trusted information. Cognos Express Xcelerator can help you take advantage of existing Excel skills and investments, while enabling you to overcome the risks and limitations of spreadsheet-only processes.
- Powerful “what-if” modeling for building and testing business scenarios
- Write-back capabilities that enable users to update plans immediately and align the right resources to capitalize on new opportunities
- Centrally managed data, business hierarchies, rules and calculations to help eliminate data silos and inconsistencies throughout the organization
IBM Cognos Express Planner
IBM Cognos Express Planner provides planning, budgeting and forecasting software for workgroups and midsize organizations. It helps businesses transform their planning processes so they can react quickly to changing business conditions. Cognos Express Planner replaces slow, cumbersome manual planning processes with automated daily, weekly or monthly planning tools using the latest, accurate data.
- A flexible, structured planning process that is easy to deploy and use
- Drag-and-drop planning model creation
- A blend of managed workflow and personalized analysis for improved business agility
- An easy-to-use, web-based interface that enables finance and non-finance users to contribute plan data and view current plans with no coding skills required
- An in-memory analytics server for real-time processing with large numbers of contributors
- The flexibility to track, review annotate and submit plans and budgets from mobile devices
- Interactive visualizations to add impact to reports and plans
- Integrated scorecarding to measure progress toward planned objectives