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Creating a Power BI Report Your Boss Can Navigate

How to design a user-friendly nav experience

Tips & Tricks

What’s New in Cognos Analytics 11.2.0

Demos and Q&A with IBM Offering Manager

Features

Cognos Data Modules + FM = High Performance Reporting

Enabling Cognos Self-Service Reporting

Features

Power BI Report Builder & Paginated Reports

Creating pixel-perfect reports for printing and PDF

Tips & Tricks

Planning for a Power BI Enterprise Deployment

Evaluating people, process and technology for maximum performance and user adoption

Tips & Tricks

6 Ways to Publish & Share Tableau Dashboards

How-to demo and discussion of pros, cons and considerations

Tips & Tricks

The Data Warehouse Dating Game: Snowflake vs. Azure Synapse

Demo, Feature Comparisons and Considerations

Business Strategy

Power BI, Tableau & Cognos Comparison Central

Objective Perspectives Comparing Features and Functions

Business Strategy

Secrets of High Performing Report Development Teams

How BI Teams Build Great Reports Consistently

Business Strategy

5 Data Integration Options for Microsoft Power BI

Choosing the Right Tool for the Job

Business Strategy

Power BI Data Cleansing & Power Query Editor

Organizing Data to Work for Your Reporting Needs

Tips & Tricks

Putting the Visual in Power BI Visualizations

Go from Data Dump to Data Discovery

Tips & Tricks

Using Cognos Analytics Explorations

The Hidden Gem for Surfacing Key Business Performance Drivers

Tips & Tricks

10 Reasons Snowflake Is Great for Analytics

Demos and Discussion of Its Advantages for Power BI and Tableau

Business Strategy

50 Features & Functions Comparison: Power BI, Tableau & Cognos

Cut Through the Vendor Noise

Business Strategy

Easily Connect Power BI & Tableau to Cognos Data

Senturus Analytics Connector Demo

Features

Accelerate Report Migrations from Cognos to Power BI & Tableau

Decode Cognos Reports and Models with the Report Insights Utility

Features

How to Use Table and Level of Detail Calculations In Tableau

Uncomplicating Complex Data Aggregations

Tips & Tricks

Snowflake’s Data Cloud & Modern Analytics

Demo of Performant, Secure, Scalable, Near-Zero Maintenance Platform

Tips & Tricks

Deploying Power BI to the Enterprise

Navigating the Maze of Options in Power BI

Business Strategy

How to Set Up Row-Level Security in Power BI

Demo of Static and Dynamic Security Implementation

Tips & Tricks

Tableau Prep: A Visualization’s BFF

Overview of Self-Service Data Prep Tool for Tableau

Tips & Tricks

Cognos 11.1.6 New Features Demo

Q&A with IBM Offering Manager

Features

Four Ways to Model Data in Power BI

Source and Prepare Your Data for Power BI

Business Strategy

Data Modeling Comparison: Power BI, Tableau & Cognos

Demo and Discussion of Approaches, Similarities and Differences

Business Strategy

How to Share Power BI Datasets: Dataflows and Certified Datasets

Enable Data Transformations and Enterprise Sharing of Datasets

Tips & Tricks

Dazzling Tableau Dashboards

Steps for Building Better Looking Dashboards

Tips & Tricks

Dashboarding Comparison: Power BI, Tableau & Cognos

A Demo and Comparison of Data Loading, Data Prep and Building Dashboard Visualizations

Features

Using the Cognos KPI Capability & Relative Time Structures

Demo and How-to of the Best Features in Cognos 11.1.4

Tips & Tricks

Great BI: It’s Not About the Tools!

How to Lead Your Team to BI Success

Business Strategy

Power BI DAX Kickstart

Overview and Mechanics of Data Analysis Expressions

Tips & Tricks

Enterprise Security: Tableau vs. Power BI

Compare Approaches to the Key Security Concerns

Features

Get on The Map with Tableau Release 2019.2

Major Improvements Plus How to Make Tableau Maps Even Better

Tips & Tricks

Tableau Dashboards that Captivate & Communicate

Characteristics of Well-Designed, Interactive Dashboards

Tips & Tricks

What’s New in Cognos Analytics 11.1.4

Demos and Q&A with IBM Offering Manager

Features

Our Favorite New Features in Tableau 2019.3

Data and Server Management Get a Big Boost

Tips & Tricks

Power BI: Beyond the Buzz

The Straight Talk on Microsoft’s Data Visualization Tool for BI

Business Strategy

Cognos 11.1.3: Demos of New Features

Presented by Cognos Lead Product Manager

Features

IBM Cognos Reporting Tools: Feature Set Comparison

Visual Reference Guide

Features

Tips for Installing Cognos Analytics 11.1.1

New Version, New Steps, New Installation Tool

Tips & Tricks

Migrating BI Systems? Failure Is Not an Option

How to Ensure a Successful Change

Business Strategy

Shedding Light on Cloud BI Options

Amazon. Cognos Analytics on Cloud. Microsoft Power BI Service. Tableau Online. Azure.

Business Strategy

Report Development Revolution with Cognos Analytics 11.1

Demos of Game Changing New Features

Features

Admin Features Upgraded in Cognos 11.1

Review of New Changes

Features

Getting Started: Power BI Essentials

Power BI Desktop and Service

Features

Our Favorite Admin Features in Cognos Analytics 11.1

Enhancements to Admin and Developer Functionality

Features

Catch Up On the Weekly Wind Down

Our Trainers Share Their Favorite Tips

Training

Cognos Analytics 11.1 – Overview of Major New Release

New Features and Demos of Oct 2018 Release

Tips & Tricks

IBM Software Licensing: Tips to Safeguard Your Bottom Line

Save Money, Reduce Risk and Maintain Compliance

Business Strategy

Revving Tableau Server Performance

Performance Degradation Causes and Cures

Tips & Tricks

Portal Tabs: Past, Present and Future

Defining Custom Landing Pages in Cognos Analytics

Tips & Tricks

How to Create a Cognos Analytics Dashboard

Using the New Drill-Down Feature

Tips & Tricks

Visualizing Data in TM1 Cubes Using Tableau

Connector for Tableau and IBM Planning Analytics

Features

Designing Flexible Reports in Cognos Analytics

Step-By-Step Instructions for Consolidating Reports

Tips & Tricks

Restricting Access to Content by User in Tableau

Four Methods to Secure & Filter Data By User

Tips & Tricks

Taming the Data Wildcat with the Senturus Analytics Connector

Northwestern University Leverages Cognos Data in Tableau Visualizations

Case Study

IBM Cognos Analytics Release 7+ Authoring Improvements

Demos of New and Reintroduced Features

Tips & Tricks

Advanced Analytics in Tableau: Use the Force!

Built-In Functions and 3rd Party Tools for Deeper Data Insights

Business Strategy

Cognos Analytics November 2017 Enhancements

11.0.8 Demos and Q&A with IBM Product Team

Features

Aero Precision Creates Tableau Vizzes Against Live Cognos Data

Using the Senturus Analytics Connector

Case Study

Is OLAP Dead?

Can Next Gen Tools Take Over?

Business Strategy

Cognos Analytics Performance Tuning

Tips and Tricks to Rev Performance

Features

Enhancing BI with Predictive Analytics

Real World Applications

Business Strategy

Tool Comparison: Enterprise BI vs. Self-Service Analytics

Choosing the Best Tool for the Job

Business Strategy

Rolling Out Tableau to the Enterprise

10 Things I Wish I Had Known Beforehand

Tips & Tricks

Tableau Dashboard Design: Best Practices

10 Tips with Demonstrations

Tips & Tricks

Cognos Analytics August 2017 Enhancements

11.0.7 Demos and Q&A with IBM Product Team

Features

The New Reporting Experience in IBM Cognos Analytics

Demos of Our Favorite New Features

Tips & Tricks

Keys to Success in Business Analytics

Proven, Practical Strategies that Work

Business Strategy

IBM Planning Analytics 2.0: New Capabilities for TM1 Users

TM1 Cubes New Features for Cognos Analytics

Features

Leveraging the Cloud for BI Infrastructure

With Focus on and Demos of Microsoft Azure

Business Strategy

Under the Hood with Cognos Analytics R5

Say Hello to Portal Tabs Replacement

Features

Connect Tableau to Cognos: Ixia Shows How

Demo of Analytics Connector

Case Study

Cognos Analytics: March 2017 Enhancements

11.0.6 Demos and Q&A with IBM Product Team

Features

UPGRADING TO COGNOS ANALYTICS R4: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Release 4: Installation, Configuration & Architectural Considerations

Tips & Tricks

The Perks and Pitfalls of Tableau Server

Success Strategies for Expanding Tableau Company Wide

Features

Death of the Data Warehouse?

29+ Reasons Why You Still Need to Properly Stage Your Data

Business Strategy

WHAT’S NEW IN COGNOS ANALYTICS 11.0.5

Demos and Q&A with the IBM Product Team

Features

Cognos Analytics V11: A Closer Look

New Report Authoring, Dashboarding and Modeling Tools

Features

Using Query Explorer in Cognos Analytics

Report Authoring in Cognos v11

Tips & Tricks

Transitioning to Cognos Analytics V11

Tips for Developers and Administrators

Tips & Tricks

CASE STUDY: VISUALIZING COMPLEX DATA IN TABLEAU

How to Achieve on a Budget

Case Study

Which Chart or Bar Graph is Right for You?

Best Practice Recommendations for 13 Chart Types

Tips & Tricks

Preparing for Cognos Analytics V11

Prep v10 Now to Ensure a Smooth Upgrade Later

Tips & Tricks

Making Tableau Dashboards Shareable

Easily Create Secure, Browser- and Mobile-Based Dashboards Using Tableau Server

Tips & Tricks

Information Dashboard Science and Design

The Science Behind Effective Dashboard Development

Business Strategy

Cognos 10.2.2 Performance Tuning

Best Practices for Optimizing Your Investment

Tips & Tricks

PREVIEW OF COGNOS ANALYTICS VERSION 11

Totally New User Interface

Features

Using Tableau to Gain Actionable Insights

Overview and Demonstration of Visualization Software

Features

Case Study: BI Dashboards Presentation by President of AERO Precision

Leveraging Insights to Double Sales and Gain the Competitive Edge

Case Study

Income Statement Reporting: Reversing the Sign Rule

Showing Expense Numbers as Positive

Tips & Tricks

Income Statement Reporting Challenges with BI Tools

Helping IT and Finance to Understand Each Other

Business Strategy

A Deep Dive into Tableau Dashboard Starters for Salesforce

Finishing What They Started

Business Strategy

Client Case Study: Embedding Tableau Dashboards in Salesforce

How Nutanix Is Improving Sales Operations

Case Study

Embedding Tableau in Salesforce Dashboards

A How-To Primer with Demos

Tips & Tricks

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