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UNDERSTANDING IBM COGNOS BI

November 05, 2014

Cognos 10, End User Self Service, Report Authoring

Holistic Platform Review

If you’re overwhelmed by the breadth of your IBM Cognos Business Intelligence solution, and not sure where to get started, we can help get you on the right track.

In this recorded webinar, we take a step back and provide a holistic look at the platform from 30,000 feet. We break down the many moving parts, and set focus on what you need to know, as our IBM-certified experts pinpoint where the greatest value in this tool set lies.

PRESENTER

Albert Valdez
Vice President of Learning Solutions
Senturus, Inc.

Albert has spent the last 15 years as a technical trainer focused on business intelligence and performance management. Before joining Senturus, he was a Senior Education Specialist at Cognos for five years. He is an IBM Cognos Certified Trainer and has his lifetime CTT and certification from CompTIA. Since 2007, Albert has acted as a Senior Consultant, Solutions Architect and Director of Education for Senturus.

PRESENTATION OUTLINE
  • Key components of Cognos 10, such as Cognos Connection, Cognos Workspace, Report Studio, Framework Manager
    • Consume reports using the Cognos Connection Portal
      • Running and reviewing reports within the IBM Cognos Viewer
      • Quick drop down tools built within the IBM Cognos Viewer to see reports in various formats, including HTML, PDF, XML, and Excel
      • Navigation capabilities within table of contents
      • Saving, emailing, and exporting options
      • Using the My Folders tab to organize content
      • Setting My Preferences, including increasing the number of entries and adding separators in list view
      • Run a report with a prompt
      • Create a Report View to create alternate versions of reports, save in My Folders, and set a default prompt value
      • Setting up, customizing and testing report delivery schedules via email, with multiple delivery options such as single email recipient, adding an email distribution list, embedding the report within the email or sending as an attachment
      • Altering report output versioning and viewing scheduled report delivery results
      • Creating and delivering data driven reports based on actionable items
      • Setting report view properties, including enabling advanced options, specifying rules, and creating alerts when new version becomes available
    • Use Workspace and Workspace Advanced to:
      • Create a Workspace from existing reports
      • Customize a Workspace
      • Interact with and explore the data
      • Enhance the consumer experience
      • Drag and drop elements from other reports onto Workspace dashboard, without needing to re-create from scratch
      • Changing and customizing selected data packages / chart elements
      • Adding interactive filtering interfaces for different display types
    • Run reports, build your own reports, create and schedule report views
    • Organize content and create portal tabs
    • Use the inbox and define alerts and subscriptions
      • Enhance the consumer experience with Workspace