5724-W12 IBM Cognos Analytics 11.2

IBM Europe Sales Manual
Revised: April 6, 2021


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Program Number VRM Announced Available Marketing Withdrawn Service Discontinued
5724-W12 11.02.00 2021-04-06 2021-04-09 - -
5724-W12 11.01.06 2020-07-07 2020-07-07 - -
5724-W12 11.01.00 2018-11-20 2018-11-23 - -
5724-W12 11.00.00 2015-12-22 2015-12-23 - 2021-09-30
5724-W12 10.02.02 2015-07-28 2015-07-28 2017-11-30 2018-04-30
5724-W12 10.02.01 2014-07-22 2014-07-22 2015-03-11 2018-04-30
5724-W12 10.02.00 2012-09-11 2012-09-11 2018-04-20 2015-09-30
5724-W12 10.01.01 2011-09-13 2011-09-13 2013-12-10 2015-09-30
5724-W12 10.01.00 2010-10-19 2010-10-27 2015-03-11 2016-04-30
5724-W68 11.00.00 2017-08-29 2017-08-29 - -
5724-W68 10.02.00 2012-09-11 2012-09-11 - -
5724-W68 10.01.01 2011-09-13 2011-09-13 2016-04-30 2016-04-30
5724-W68 10.01.00 2010-10-19 2010-10-27 2016-04-30 2016-04-30
5724-W19 10.02.00 2012-09-11 2012-09-11 2013-11-08 2018-04-30
5724-W19 10.01.01 2011-09-13 2011-09-13 2013-11-08 2016-04-30
5724-W19 10.01.00 2010-10-19 2010-10-27 2013-11-08 2016-04-30
5724-W13 10.02.00 2012-09-11 2012-09-11 2014-09-30 2015-09-30
5724-W13 10.01.01 2011-09-13 2011-09-13 2014-09-30 2015-09-30
5724-W13 10.01.00 2010-10-19 2010-10-27 - -
5724-W20 10.01.00 2010-10-19 2010-10-27 2016-04-30 2016-04-30


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  • IBM Cognos Analytics 11.2.0 (5724-W12)
  • IBM Cognos Business Intelligence PowerPlay 10.2.0 (5724-W68)
  • IBM Cognos Business Intelligence Reporting 10.2.0 (5724-W19)
  • IBM Cognos Data Manager 10.2.0 (5724-W13)
  • IBM Cognos Mobile 10.1.0 (5724-W20)


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Cognos Analytics is a business intelligence solution that empowers users with AI-infused self-service capabilities that accelerate data preparation, analysis, and report creation. Cognos makes it easier to visualize data and share actionable insights across your organization to foster more data-driven decisions. Its capabilities enable users to reduce or eliminate IT intervention for many previous tasks, providing more self-service options, advancing the analytic expertise of the enterprise, and enabling organizations to capture insights more efficiently.



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IBM Cognos Analytics 11.2.0

  • Ease of use through a unified interface that displays functionality in-context, as needed
  • Improved efficiency with a robust enterprise platform to satisfy all business intelligence needs, including scalability, governance, security, and performance
  • Unified and consistent user experience across the web and mobile

Planning Analytics brings:

  • More flexibility in deploying the TM1 database tier with new memory (RAM) options to support usage, the number of users, and the scale of the solution
  • Capability for organizations to choose to upgrade their standard configuration of 64 GB memory for the TM1 database tier to 128 GB memory without investing in a Premium Instance
  • Option for organizations that require greater capacity and scale to take advantage of 1 TB and 2 TB memory upgrades to Premium Instances

IBM Cognos Analytics 11.1.6

Cognos Analytics improves ordering flexibility with the introduction of committed term licenses. As organizations adopt multicloud architectures for their most critical applications, an alignment of pricing and consumption models becomes of utmost importance. Committed term licenses provide ordering flexibility to help manage this alignment.

A committed term license is an alternate way to license Cognos Analytics. Similar to monthly licensing, a committed term license enables the purchase of licenses to IBM software in a cloud-centric model. This new licensing method aligns to cloud-centered consumption models and grants the right to use the software and receive Software Subscription and Support for the contracted committed term.

Committed term licenses are designed and priced to:

  • Make it easier for organizations to acquire IBM software
  • Align consumption models and spend to those clients that are accustomed to cloud-based solutions
  • Align with the Red Hat subscription model to deliver a consistent buying experience across both product portfolios

Committed term licenses are available for new sales of Cognos Analytics. Committed term licenses, available for a minimum of twelve months, can be billed annually, quarterly, or monthly. Clients must accept new Passport Advantage terms that are provided in an addendum for each and every transaction until the terms are incorporated into the published Passport Advantage agreement.

IBM Cognos Analytics 11.1.0

  • Improve the spectrum and confidence of reporting while using trusted and curated data from existing sources.
  • Reuse content from others and share personal insights at the scale-of-the-business without time-consuming migration.
  • Use hybrid cloud capabilities by working from on-premises and cloud deployments while accessing dozens of data sources (on-premises and cloud-based).

IBM Db2 technology offers significantly increased data protection, scalability, and performance for all of its database-intensive operations. It is designed to manage data more effectively and efficiently. Greater availability is delivered through enhancements such as online, automated database reorganization. In addition, the increased scalability and the capability to leverage current server technology helps deliver increased performance of backup and recovery processes.

IBM Cognos Analytics 11.0.0

  • Ease of use through a unified interface that exposes functionality in-context, as needed
  • Improved efficiency with a robust enterprise platform to satisfy all business intelligence needs, including scalability, governance, security, and performance
  • Unified and consistent user experience across the web and mobile

With Cognos Business Intelligence software, you can:

  • Enable every decision maker -- from executives and line-of- business managers, financial and business analysts, to front line managers, partners and customers -- to make better decisions, faster
  • Inform, engage, and align everyone in the organization with collaborative, information-based decision making
    • Inform decision makers with complete, consistent, timely, and relevant information in terms business people understand and trust
    • Engage decision makers to view, assemble, explore, and analyze any and all information how, when, and wherever it is needed
    • Align decision makers to share insight and make decisions and plans in the context of corporate goals
  • Drive better business outcomes by freeing the business to develop new insights while providing IT and finance cost-effective control

IBM Cognos Enhanced Encryption for OpenSSL capability is no longer delivered through a standalone, separately purchased component. IBM Cognos Enhanced Encryption for OpenSSL capability has been integrated into IBM Cognos Business Intelligence 10.1. The same capabilities exist as in previous releases of IBM Cognos Business Intelligence 8.



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IBM Cognos Analytics 11.2.0

Cognos Analytics offers a guided experience that interprets an organization's intent and supports them with a suggested path, leading to improved decision-making. Additionally, Cognos Analytics can be deployed on-premises, in the cloud, or both.

  • Modernized user experience to align with the IBM Carbon Design System
  • Cognos Analytics for Mobile support for client-hosted Cognos Analytics
  • AI Assistant support for online analytical processing (OLAP) cubes
  • New dashboard visualizations: Boxplot and Radar
  • More homepage customization options
  • Watson Moments is an AI implementations that are highlighted to show users how Watson can help them make smarter decisions faster with their data

Cognos Analytics 11.2 helps you to achieve the following goals:

  • Improve the spectrum and confidence of reporting while using trusted and curated data from existing sources.
  • Reuse content from others and share personal insights at the scale-of-the-business without time-consuming migration.
  • Use hybrid cloud capabilities by working from on-premises and cloud deployments while accessing dozens of data sources (on-premises and cloud-based).

IBM Cognos Analytics 11.1.0

Cognos Analytics 11.1 enhances the efficiency and capabilities of business users, report authors, and administrators alike through a simplification of and the graduated nature of its user experience. The solution offers more capabilities by allowing users to reduce or eliminate IT intervention for many previous tasks. This gives users more self-service options and ultimately advances the analytic expertise of the enterprise. In the past, users might have utilized a range of different tools to accomplish similar goals. They can now capture insights more efficiently through a guided experience that interprets their intent and supports them with a suggested path, leading where they want to go.

IBM Cognos Analytics 11.1 offers a modification to the information distribution role. Existing information distribution users retain current features and functionality, and with the modification can use viewer-only dashboards to:

  • Modify existing authored filters
  • Drill up, drill down through data where it is authored
  • Establish a live database connection

Cognos Analytics enables every facet of your organization to rapidly and confidently share accurate, timely information and make fast, smart decisions about next steps. By using the new Analytics Viewer role of Cognos Analytics, you can perform these tasks:

  • Access reports from mobile devices.
  • Distribute content to a large number of individuals.
  • Interact with Active Reports
  • View and run dashboards.

IBM Cognos Analytics 11.0.0

Organizations require a scalable and governed analytics solution that delivers on simplicity for users without sacrificing confidence in their data. Cognos Analytics is built upon a proven platform that is capable of satisfying enterprise needs for scalability, governance, security, and performance that IT demands while improving user design for self-service and decision making. One environment that connects teams, departments, and large enterprises means no time-consuming and costly migrations or shuffling files between disparate desktop tools. More importantly, Cognos Analytics gives organizations the ability to easily share knowledge across hundreds or thousands of users and their ecosystems as well as power the decisions and actions that drive business results.

The Cognos Analytics solution offers the following features:

Consumption of analytics

  • Customizable user interface that provides a consistent experience on the desktop, tablet, and smartphone
  • Comprehensive search capabilities to help you navigate and quickly access known content and discover new content
  • Automatic selection of the best default visualization based on the types of data
  • Easy access to reference templates and styles to create consistent and professional reports
  • The ability to personalize your analytic environment with guided menus and easier navigation of content, including favorites, notifications, and my content
  • Shared reports and data models that provide a foundation for the creation of new, expanded reports and data models

Authoring of analytics and content

  • More quickly format and style with options right where required.
  • More quickly build interactive reports and preview content (drill, sort, or filter). The solution also enables users to start on the web or go mobile and vice versa.
  • More easily drag and drop data into an environment where the data can be automatically displayed.

Modeling

  • Enable entirely web-based and intent-based modeling using search.
  • Support the ability to quickly create new models or modify existing models, change model attributes, and commit back for everyone to use, and report off of multiple models.
  • Offer the ability to test and validate your models within the same environment.

IBM Cognos Business Intelligence 10.2.2

IBM Cognos Business Intelligence 10.2.2 supports business users, report authors, and administrators alike by simplifying end-user functionality and speeding time to value with simplified deployment.

Simplified end-user functionality for greater user self-service:

  • End-to-end analysis with personal data import for business users
  • Support for customization of Rapidly Adaptive Visualization Engine visualizations in IBM Cognos Report Studio and IBM Cognos Workspace Advanced
  • Create reusable style templates for a consistent corporate identity including styles, fonts, and colors
  • Interactive maps in IBM Cognos Workspace
  • Accelerate Cognos Active Report creation with live preview

Simplified deployment for faster time to value:

  • Use quick setup to easily install and configure all Cognos Business Intelligence components for testing and prototyping
  • Securely manage individual users and administration in multitenant deployments
  • Reduce Cognos Dynamic Cube develop time by migrating existing IBM Cognos Framework Manager models
  • IBM Business Intelligence Pattern now included with the Analytics Architect and Analytics Administrator roles

General data access and administration:

  • Filter join optimization: Optimization of joins by applying filters in Cognos Framework Manager and Cognos Report Studio
    • Improve performance by filtering one side of a join using the values retrieved by the other side
    • Minimize the amount of data retrieved by the IBM Cognos Business Intelligence server
  • Summary query subjects: Ability to control the grouping and aggregation when creating a model
    • Control grouping and aggregation in ways previously only possible in reports
    • Define a join between aggregated values and detail values
    • Specify the granularity of filters and calculations available to ad hoc users
  • Bridge query subjects: Creation of a bridge table to link star schemas or subject areas in a model
    • Identify bridge tables in your database
    • Avoid double counting in stitched query aggregations
    • Filter entire rows of a multiple fact datastream when filtering the bridge
  • Parameter map freshness: Ability to enable parameter caching
    • Control the frequency for which parameter map values are refreshed
    • See data updated seconds before a report is run
    • Balance the performance benefits of caching with data latency requirements
  • NIST SP800-131a
    • Cognos Business Intelligence now leverages IBM Global Security Kit (GBKit) for security.
  • Encrypted (SSL) connection to the content store database
    • Control security features such as enabling SSL and Data Encryption, during the database definition process
  • Support for SSL and Transport Layer Security (TLS) certificate pinning
    • You can now protect the Android and Apple iOS apps from the man- in-the-middle attacks by restricting the apps to connect only to those IBM Cognos Business Intelligence servers that use trusted certificates.

Conformance updates:

  • Content Store
    • IBM DB2 11 for z/OS
    • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 R2
    • Microsoft SQL Server 2014
  • Portal servers
    • IBM WebSphere Portal 8.5
    • Liferay Portal
  • Security libraries
    • GSKit
  • Web servers
    • Microsoft Internet Information Services 8.5
  • Data sources
    • Cloudera Impala 1.3
    • IBM Netezza 7.1, 7.2
    • IBM DB2 for i 7.2
    • IBM Cognos TM1 10.2.2
    • IBM InfoSphere BigInsights 2.1, 3.0
    • Apache Hive 0.11, 0.12
    • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 R2, 2014
    • Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services 2012 R2, 2014
    • MySQL 5.7
    • PostgreSQL 9.3, 9.4
    • Teradata 15
  • Drivers
    • JT400 JDBC driver (IBM DB2 for i)
  • Mobile
    • Apple iOS 7
    • Android 4.4
    • Phone support for iOS and Android

IBM Cognos Business Intelligence 10.2.1

IBM Cognos Business Intelligence 10.2.1 delivers the complete range of business intelligence (BI) capabilities including query and reporting, analysis, dashboarding, and scorecarding on a single, service-oriented architecture (SOA). It expands traditional BI with planning, scenario modeling, real-time monitoring, collaboration, and predictive analytics capabilities.

IBM Cognos Business Intelligence 10.2.1 extends its rich capabilities in the following areas:

Visualization

  • Cognos Active Report now provides the flexibility to incorporate innovative chart types as well as more-interactive versions of existing charts. IBM Rapidly Adaptive Visualization Engine (RAVE) visualizations enhance the Cognos Active Report consumption experience across consumption environments that include mobile devices. Report authors benefit from an improved authoring experience when RAVE visualizations are used. Enhanced flexibility provides the opportunity to customize charts to meet business-specific needs. Highly adaptive, the RAVE framework represents a paradigm shift for delivering value to organizations through visualization.

Performance

  • Cognos Dynamic Cubes now delivers more efficient memory usage for data intensive queries at large scales, a reduced memory footprint for data, and aggregate caches and improved aggregate selection logic to choose the aggregate with lower query cost.
  • Cognos Active Report leverages improved use of compression and engine optimization providing smaller files with faster load times, which equates to the ability to include more data and a reduced memory footprint.
  • Cognos Mobile leverages the Cognos Business Intelligence server to provide high-fidelity reports including support for formatting, drilling, and prompts. In addition, it delivers faster reports by retrieving and presenting multipage reports one page at a time reducing peak server loads and allowing users to open and interact with large reports quickly.
  • Cognos Report Studio provides bursted reports that can be distributed across all report servers for better use of hardware resources and optimizes the execution of batch reports to increase throughput and improve CPU utilization.

Big data support

  • If you deployed big data technologies, Cognos Business Intelligence (BI) 10.2.1 delivers Big SQL support, included in IBM InfoSphere BigInsights 2.1, Hive support for Apache Hive versions 0.8 or 0.9, and support for SAP HANA. Hive support extends Cognos BI's reach to commercial Hadoop offerings such as Cloudera, Hortonworks, and Amazon Elastic MapReduce, and complements predictive analytics for Hadoop through SPSS Analytic Server.

IBM Cognos Business Intelligence 10.2.1 will be the last version to support the following features:

  • Import of non-IBM Cognos portlets
  • IBM Cognos Series 7 upfront portal integration and publishing of IBM Cognos Series 7 PowerPlay reports to IBM Cognos Connection

IBM Cognos Business Intelligence 10.2.1 will be the last version to support conformance for the following:

  • Sybase and Apache Derby Databases as content stores
  • Hewlett Packard HP-UX and Microsoft Windows XP

With the ability to interact, search, and assemble all perspectives of your business, IBM Cognos Business Intelligence 10.2 provides a limitless business intelligence (BI) workspace to support how people think and work. It delivers the complete range of BI capabilities including query and reporting, analysis, dashboarding, and scorecarding on a single, service-oriented architecture (SOA). And it expands traditional BI with planning, scenario modeling, real-time monitoring, collaboration, and predictive analytics that extend your BI capabilities.

IBM Cognos Business Intelligence 10.2.1 adds support for IBM Cognos TM1 10.2 as a data source.

Additionally, IBM Cognos Business Intelligence 10.2.1 will be the last version to support conformance for the following:

IBM Cognos Mobile:

  • Native application for BlackBerry 6 and 7 operating systems
  • Web application for BlackBerry PlayBook
  • Native and web application for Apple iOS 5

IBM Cognos Business Intelligence:

  • Application server:
    • JBoss 4.2
  • Portals:
    • IBM Lotus Connection 2.5 or 3.0
  • Screen readers:
    • Job Access With Speech (JAWS) 11 or 12
  • Data sources:
    • IBM DB2 9.1
    • Microsoft SQL Server 2000 or 2005
    • Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services 2005
    • MySQL 5.1
    • ParAccel Analytic Database 2.5, 3.0, or 3.1
    • PostgreSQL 8.4
    • Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise 15.5
    • Sybase IQ 12.7 ESD 3
    • Vertica 4.0 or 6.0
  • Identity management:
    • Microsoft Active Directory 2003 or 2003 R2
  • Web servers:
    • IBM HTTP 6.0, 6.1, or 7.0

IBM Cognos Business Intelligence 10.2.1 will be the last release to provide entitlement to use IBM Connections as a licensed supporting program. The ability to integrate with IBM Connections will remain part of the IBM Cognos Business Intelligence product. For more information about IBM Connections, visit

http://www-03.ibm.com/software/products/us/en/conn

IBM Cognos Business Intelligence 10.2

IBM Cognos Business Intelligence 10.2 extends its rich capabilities in the following areas:

Enhanced visualization

  • Full fidelity publish allows a user to publish and share content from IBM Cognos Insight to IBM Cognos Workspace (previously named IBM Business Insight) providing greater insight by incorporating personal analytics along side enterprise content.
  • The visualization coach in IBM Cognos Workspace provides automatic chart recommendation that analyses data and produces the most suitable display type helping users save time in determining the best visualization for any given data set.
  • Tabbed workspaces with global filtering in IBM Cognos Workspace allow users to gain greater context around information by getting a consistent view across a tabbed workspace.
  • Graduated capabilities in IBM Cognos Workspace can help increase user acceptance by providing just the right amount of functionality within the workspace.

Enhanced integration

  • IBM Cognos Workspace integration with IBM WebSphere Business Process Management expands the scope of information for decision making by enabling users to pass context from IBM Cognos Workspace to the WebSphere Business Process engine to allow human interaction for review purposes.
  • Support for IBM InfoSphere BigInsights provides access to massive amounts of data, including unstructured data with linear scale.

Enhanced performance

  • Multipage report trickle feed for IBM Cognos Mobile reports (both native application and web application) provides faster time to insight as mobile users can now access and interact with each page as the report loads rather than wait for the entire report to download to the mobile device.
  • IBM Cognos Workspace provides a 30 per cent increase in search performance ensuring users can search and find even more relevant results faster.
  • Dynamic Cubes provide low latency, high performance, in memory online analytical processing (OLAP) analytics over large volumes of data (greater than 1 TB) reducing data movement and computation, and improve responsiveness.

In IBM Cognos Business Intelligence 10.2, IBM Cognos Business Insight and IBM Cognos Business Insight Advanced are renamed IBM Cognos Workspace and IBM Cognos Workspace Advanced, respectively.

IBM Cognos Business Intelligence Reporting 10.2

IBM Cognos Business Intelligence Reporting 10.2 fits the reporting needs of all users in any organization from business users who need to create their own ad-hoc queries to professional report authors responsible for designing one-to-many reports to IT administrators who must deploy and manage the application in a centralized, streamlined manner. IBM Cognos Business Intelligence Reporting 10.2 extends these rich capabilities in the following areas:

  • Improved IBM Cognos Active Report integration with IBM Cognos Workspace allows users to use check boxes and sliders in workspaces in IBM Cognos Workspace to control IBM Cognos Active Reports.
  • Interactive repeater tables allows users to add interactive behavior to repeater tables in IBM Cognos Active Report for improved performance in creating button bars and grids of custom content.
  • The prompt API enables report authors to write JavaScript applications to customize the standard prompt functionality available in IBM Cognos Report Studio to query and set user selections, validate typed-in values using patterns, and set default values using expressions or query data for faster report authoring and a better report viewing experience.

IBM Cognos BI Reporting 10.1.1

With the ability to interact, search, and assemble all perspectives of your business, IBM Cognos Business Intelligence 10.1.1 provides a limitless business intelligence (BI) workspace to support how people think and work. It delivers the complete range of BI capabilities including query and reporting, analysis, dashboarding and scorecarding on a single, service-oriented architecture (SOA). And it expands traditional BI with planning, scenario modeling, real-time monitoring, collaboration, and predictive analytics that extend your BI capabilities.

Query and reporting:

Cognos query and reporting capabilities ensure users are equipped with the information they need to make fact-based decisions in a system that is simpler, faster, and easier to manage. From professional report authors who design one-to-many reports for the enterprise, to business users who need to create their own ad-hoc queries or customize existing reports, Cognos query and reporting capabilities fit the needs of users across the organization.

Analysis:

Cognos analysis capabilities allow all users to explore information easily and intuitively to drive better, smarter business decisions. From general business users who can easily view, assemble, and analyze the information required to make smarter decisions, to business and financial analysts who need more advanced, predictive, or what-if analysis capabilities, Cognos analysis capabilities enable all users across the organization to outperform.

Dashboarding:

Cognos dashboard capabilities allow any user to access, interact, and personalize content in a way that supports the unique way they make decisions. Securing access to information from many different sources including BI, Real-time Monitoring, SPSS, and Cognos TM1 means that users can quickly move from insight to action.

Scorecarding:

Cognos scorecarding capabilities enable organizations to capture corporate strategy and communicate that strategy at the operational level. They help executives and managers provide quantifiable goals and targets, and allows them to track performance across business units, operating subsidiaries, and geographic regions to quickly identify the areas that need attention.

Real-time monitoring:

Cognos features real-time monitoring capabilities for consumers of actionable BI. They provide an organization's frontline employees with a rich view of operational key performance indicator (KPI) and measures to support up-to-the-moment decision making.

Statistics:

Cognos statistics capabilities, powered by IBM SPSS Statistics Engine, make it easy to incorporate statistical results with core business reporting, reducing the time it takes to analyze data and prepare business presentations based on that analysis.

Extending BI:

Empower users across your organization with the BI they need to make effective, fact-based decisions. Cognos Business Intelligence provides solutions to ensure users have consistent, trusted and relevant BI, when, where, and how they need it, with Cognos Mobile, Cognos Active Report, Cognos for Microsoft Office, and Cognos Mashup Service.

Collaborative BI:

Collaboration capabilities within Cognos BI facilitate decision making for groups and teams. With this solution, users can build stronger relationships and learn from history with a centralized, searchable corporate memory. Cognos Collaboration helps teams maximize their efficiency and ensure the most effective use of resources when making important decisions.

IBM Cognos Business Intelligence 10.1.0

IBM Cognos Business Intelligence 10.1 offers capabilities focused on these key themes.

Analytics everyone can use to answer key business questions

IBM Cognos Business Intelligence 10.1 delivers a unified workspace so individuals can see more and do more by delivering freedom to:

  • Easily view, assemble, and personalize information to follow a train of thought and generate unique perspectives
  • Explore all types of information from all angles to assess the current business situation
  • Analyze facts and anticipate tactical and strategic implications by simply shifting from viewing to more advanced, predictive or what- if analysis

Collective intelligence to connect people and insights to gain alignment

IBM Cognos Business Intelligence 10.1 delivers collaboration and social networking for groups to engage more and align more by giving them freedom to:

  • Establish decision networks to share insights and drive toward a collective intelligence
  • Provide transparency and accountability to drive alignment and consensus
  • Communicate and coordinate tasks to engage the right people at the right time

Actionable everywhere to bring insight to the point of impact

IBM Cognos Business Intelligence 10.1 delivers insight where it is needed so organizations can learn more and impact more by giving them freedom to:

  • Adopt mobile to accelerate interactive analysis everywhere
  • Address challenges of compressed decision cycles with real-time analytics
  • Integrate analytics in everyday work and in workflow to inform business processes

Platform advances to simplify and cost effectively scale enterprise analytics

IBM Cognos Business Intelligence 10.1 lets you:

  • Optimize performance with in-memory analytics
  • Accelerate model design with guided workflow-driven modeling
  • Enhance system management with more granular visibility and control
  • Streamline lifecycle management with the ability to seamlessly upgrade

IBM Cognos Business Intelligence:

Business users want to access and utilize the information that drives their decision processes in a simple visually compelling application. They need a level of capability that suits their needs, but can be expanded as skills and information requirements change.

IBM Cognos Business Insight:

IBM Cognos Business Insight provides an integrated business intelligence experience for business users. This web-based tool allows you to use IBM Cognos content to build sophisticated interactive dashboards that facilitate collaborative decision making. These dashboards can include traditional business intelligence assets, along with IBM Cognos Real-time Monitoring information, TM1 Websheets and CubeViews, as well as external data.

IBM Cognos Collaboration:

The collaboration capabilities in IBM Cognos Business Insight support business users by providing a bridge between using IBM Cognos Business Intelligence to discover a business problem and acting to resolve it. Activities is a web-based collaboration tool for collecting, organizing, sharing, and reusing work related to a goal. Members of an activity interact in an online location in which they create, collect, and share a set of ideas and resources to support a goal. An activity is a way for you to organize your work and collaborate with others in a shared web space. Because it is easy to invite new members, you can quickly gather the right people and resources you need to get the job done. You can post messages, share files and links to websites, and create and assign to-do items. These activities are part of IBM Lotus Connections and are integrated with IBM Cognos Business Insight.

IBM Cognos Statistics:

IBM Cognos Statistics, powered by IBM SPSS, provides analysts with the ability to distribute reports with statistical insight to the larger business community, further expanding the breadth of reporting capabilities provided by IBM Cognos software. Because IBM Cognos Statistics is seamlessly integrated into IBM Cognos Report Studio, analysts no longer need to extract standardized trusted data from their business intelligence (BI) data warehouse into a separate tool to conduct and report on statistical information. Analysts can now easily assemble reports containing statistical information and distribute the information across the enterprise saving valuable time. The statistical capabilities provided by IBM Cognos Statistics are powered by the trusted market leading IBM SPSS statistical engine, enabling you to make the most of best-in-class analytics within your organization.

IBM Cognos Software Development Kit:

Cognos Software Development Kit opens up capabilities for integration and extension in web-based enterprise applications. Using an open XML-based interface and fully documented SDKs, application developers and system integrators can incorporate Cognos content into any application or environment, using common protocols such as HTTP, WSDL, SOAP, and XSLT.

IBM Cognos Business Intelligence PowerPlay:

Version 11.0 of Cognos PowerPlay provides the capability to create and view reports based on PowerCube data sources, as with earlier versions of the product, and now includes updated support for browsers and operating systems, as well as integration with the Cognos Analytics portal.

With Cognos PowerPlay, you can explore data and find specific categories or measures for your analysis, as well as explore data by drilling down for more specific details or drilling up for a more general picture.

IBM Cognos PowerPlay 10.2 allows you to create and view reports that are based on PowerCube data sources. With IBM Cognos PowerPlay, you can explore data and find specific categories or measures for your analysis as well as explore data by drilling down for more specific details or drilling up for a more general picture.

IBM Cognos Mobile:

IBM Cognos Mobile provides timely and convenient access to IBM Cognos Business Intelligence information from a mobile device. This provides decision makers with access to business-critical information wherever they are and whenever they need it.

IBM Cognos Data Manager:

IBM Cognos Data Manager 10.2 can be used to transfer data into single database tables and, where more complex transformations are required, to populate data warehouse fact tables and dimension tables. IBM Cognos Data Manager 10.2 integrates with other IBM Cognos Business Intelligence products by delivering metadata to IBM Cognos Framework Manager. This allows target data warehouse and data repositories to be modeled and used in IBM Cognos Business Intelligence and Performance Management projects.

In addition to these rich capabilities, IBM Cognos Data Manager 10.2 adds the 64-bit Data Manager engine that allows users to take advantage of additional memory available in 64-bit computer environments. This greatly increases the amount of data that can be loaded and reduces the need for memory management techniques to improve performance.

IBM Cognos Reporting:

IBM Cognos Reporting enables you to make smarter business decisions by providing a comprehensive set of reporting capabilities and access to the information you need.

Accessibility by people with disabilities

A US Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) containing details on accessibility compliance can be requested at

http://www.ibm.com/able/product_accessibility/index.html


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Operating environment

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Hardware requirements

For complete details about the minimum hardware requirements to install and run Cognos software, see the IBM Software Product Compatibility Reports.

Software requirements

For complete details about the minimum software requirements to install and run Cognos software, see the IBM Software Product Compatibility Reports.



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Planning information

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Customer responsibilities

The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.

Limitations

For additional information, refer to the license information document that is available on the IBM Software License Agreement website

http://www.ibm.com/software/sla/sladb.nsf


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Publications

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No publications are shipped with this program.

The IBM Publications Center portal is located at

http://www.ibm.com/shop/publications/order

The Publications Center is a worldwide central repository for IBM product publications and marketing material with a catalog of 70,000 items. Extensive search facilities are provided. A large number of publications are available online in various file formats, and they can all be downloaded by all countries.



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Security, auditability, and control

Top rule

IBM Cognos Analytics uses the security and auditability features of the host hardware or software.



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Trademarks

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(R), (TM), * Trademark or registered trademark of International Business Machines Corporation.

** Company, product, or service name may be a trademark or service mark of others.

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