Comparing Reports and Dashboards in Cognos Analytics
June 6, 2018
Tips & Tricks
With all the capabilities that have been added to Cognos Analytics, it can be unclear as to which is the right choice, a report or a dashboard? There is no simple answer—the choice depends on the business use case. Read on for a reference guide that compares the differences to help you decide the best tool for your needs.
Better Reporting on Multidimensional (OLAP) Data Sources
April 27, 2018
Business Strategy & Perspectives
Multidimensional (or OLAP) data structures are the basis for reports that are more dynamic, interactive and meaningful. But many authors do not realize they are reporting against multidimensional data and/or lack the knowledge to fully leverage the benefits. In this blog, we help you understand whether you have access to OLAP data, outline the benefits of multidimensional/OLAP report authoring and provide some background on the architecture.