Information silos, multiple platforms and excessive reliance on spreadsheets can hinder effective decision-making at a time when you need to make better decisions faster. IBM Cognos® analysis software helps every kind of user in your organisation outperform by providing a full range of analysis capabilities.
View, assemble and analyse all the information required to make smarter decisions
IBM Cognos Analysis software meets the needs of all users in your organisation:
- An intuitive and easy to use business intelligence (BI) workspace is the single place to find and do work.
- IBM Cognos Business Insight gives you the visibility and access to all the information-at all angles and perspectives-you need to drive informed decisions.
- With IBM Cognos Analysis for Microsoft Excel, you can apply the complete spectrum of Microsoft® Excel® capabilities to your secure BI data to avoid multiple versions of the truth, data entry errors and security issues.
- You can seamlessly transition to deeper analysis capabilities and perform complex analysis tasks quickly and easily to get to the "why" behind an event or action to improve business performance.
Assess your immediate business situation with more advanced, predictive or what-if analysis
IBM Cognos Analysis software includes sophisticated tools, such as IBM Cognos Statistics and IBM Cognos TM1®, that you can use to:
- Validate key information, and drive business decisions by incorporating statistical evidence in reports.
- Drill-down and filter real-time data and incorporate analysis of a broader range of alternative scenarios to build “what-if” projections.
- Deliver the power of predictive analytics into the hands of the business users with seamless integration with IBM SPSS Modeler.
Engage the right people in your enterprise for decision-making and analysis
Using IBM Cognos Analysis software, you can support operational and strategic decision-making cycles:
- Your departments and lines of business can work together to align business structures and create a common, sanctioned version of information for your organisation.
- High levels of participation from all parts of your enterprise is supported, so you can involve all the right people in key processes.
- IBM Cognos Business Viewpoint makes it easy to move data into environments for decision making and offer self-service access to data for ad-hoc, off-cycle data requests.
Deliver analysis results to the people at the front line of your business
Your employees in the field and growing ranks of mobile workers and business partners who are not connected to your intranet need information and analytics to make quick decisions and drive actions. IBM Cognos software includes solutions that enable your workforce to work wherever and whenever they need:
- IBM Cognos Active Report delivers offline interactive dashboard and analysis.
- IBM Cognos Mobile delivers fully interactive, personalised BI for your mobile workforce, so you can integrate your BI with your office applications, ensuring that all users have access to analysis results-in whatever form they need.
- IBM Cognos for Microsoft Office, lets you interact with Cognos Business Intelligence content using Microsoft® Office, eliminating the need to cut and paste or manually load data into spreadsheets or presentations.