Cognos 11.1.3: Overview of the Brand New Release

The official release of IBM Cognos 11.1.3 is now live. We got a sneak peek of this latest version and we are pretty psyched about it. You can read all about the latest enhancements on the IBM product page. Here are some of our top picks:

  • Share your content by email. Not only can you now share a report via email directly from within Cognos, you can also annotate the visual before you share, which is nifty.
  • Enhanced Assistant capabilities. In addition to offering type-ahead support to improve usability, the CA Assistant understands modifiers like aggregations and filters. But what really caught our attention is that the Assistant can generate a complete dashboard based on what it finds interesting in your data. This is a great feature, giving you a starting point when you don’t know anything about your data.
  • Target for bar and column visualizations. You can use the target data slot in bar and column visualizations in reports, dashboards and explorations to show measures that need to be compared against a target value.
  • Little things but we liked them. A new font plus improvements to filtering and the Explore feature.

Join our upcoming live webinar and learn all about the new improvements direct from IBM Cognos Analytics Offering Management Leader Chris McPherson. Chris will be providing an overview and demos of the new features and will be taking your questions.


Chris McPherson  
Cognos Analytics Offering Management Leader

Chris's areas of responsibility include the Cognos portal, APIs, mobile and the business partner channel. He joined Cognos in 2005 and held a number of senior technical roles in the support organization before moving to product management in 2008 when Cognos was acquired by IBM.