Accelerate Cognos Migrations to a New BI Platform or Cloud Storage

Migration Assistant


The Senturus Migration Assistant for Cognos is our secret weapon for unwinding the troves of data in vast, complex Cognos environments. It programmatically decodes and inventories multi-layered Cognos reports and packages to identify details including data source(s), lineage, relationships and usage. Helping to efficiently prioritize content for migration and streamline execution, the Migration Assistant is an ideal helper when changing platforms or when businesses merge, split or realign, or when changing platforms.

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Moving your data platform to the cloud

  • Identifies which reports and models rely on the legacy data source
  • Combines inventory and usage statistics to create a prioritized, efficient migration plan
  • Allows you to minimize project scope by listing never and rarely used reports
  • Identifies incompatible functions between databases, flags affected reports and suggests fixes
  • Helps identify and plan out the migration process

Significantly accelerates project timelines and overall success rates

Migrating from Cognos to Tableau & Power BI


  • Identifies source data, eliminating the need to manually detangle report and model details
  • Inventories report design elements enabling rapid layout reproduction
  • Identifies most used reports so you can prioritize those with most immediate business impact
  • Shows duplicate and rarely used reports allowing you to limit migration scope and reduce costs
  • Valuable for Cognos migrations to any BI platform

Cuts BI platform migration time while increasing accuracy

Optimizing your Cognos footprint


  • Easily identify and eliminate duplicate and un-used reports
  • Identify under-utilized user licenses
  • Shrink packages safely by removing unreferenced areas
  • Provides deeper insights into Cognos audit data
  • Facilitates an environment that is clean, current and compact

Reduces cost of ownership


Test drive the Migration Assistant dashboard

Efficiently drill into Cognos reports and packages

The Migration Assistant generates interlinked reports allowing you to view, drill down into and analyze report and package information.

Report catalog
Combines reports and usage information and can be grouped by package or use. Assists in prioritizing the migration or rationalization project.

Insights by package
Creates a list of all reports in a package, the databases they reference and the unique tables in those databases. It also includes all the report specs for the reports in the package.

Report details
Show details of individual reports. Useful for report recreation or when needing to drill down to source data items for a given report. Drills down to the Lineage and Relationship reports.

Displays the path the data follows through the various model layers.

Shows the relationships defined between tables including join style and columns. This information is especially useful when rebuilding data models in a new tool or data warehouse.

We can develop customized reports tailored to address your unique environment. 


We deploy Migration Assistant as part of our Cognos modernization and migrations services.

Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you.