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Everything That's New in Cognos 11.2

September 23, 2021

Everything That's New in Cognos 11.2

by Colin Quinn

The latest version of Cognos 11.2 has been launched, and a lot has changed. The UI has been redesigned and it is the most obvious and biggest difference. Other notable changes include improved navigation, mobile app access, a significant enhancement to dashboard performance, and new data visualizations.

There’s a lot to discover, so we’ll just go over a few of our favorites. To learn more about "What's...

Our Top 5 Pain Points to Avoid When Upgrading your IBM Cognos and/or Planning Analytics system

September 9, 2021

Our Top 5 Pain Points to Avoid When Upgrading your IBM Cognos and/or Planning Analytics system

by Colin Quinn

IBM Cognos and Planning Analytics Upgrades
IBM has done a great job pushing out updates for both Cognos Analytics and Planning Analytics with Watson. Updates are important, often providing new features, enhanced security, and bug fixes as well as other improvements. IBM Cognos upgrades do come with a potential challenge – Keeping up! Customers should perform an IBM Cognos and/or Planning Analytics upgrade at...

Modern FP&A, Forecasting, Budgeting, and Planning Pitfalls - Part 3: Reporting & Dashboards

March 8, 2021

Modern FP&A, Forecasting, Budgeting, and Planning Pitfalls - Part 3: Reporting & Dashboards

by Colin Quinn

In part two of this series, we discussed how to plan like a champion and avoid a lack of buy-in and input from owners and how to sustain it in your forecasting process. In part three we will cover how embracing continuous planning, reporting, and dashboards can improve the efficiency of your planning process while minimizing errors, and increasing the accuracy of your forecasts.

In a recent report from Radius...

March 3, 2020

Why you should upgrade to IBM Cognos Analytics (11)

by Colin Quinn

With businesses generating more data than ever before, organizations need to invest in business intelligence (BI) capabilities to help generate greater insights from their data, drive better business decisions, and identify new opportunities.

IBM Cognos Analytics is a self-service analytics platform that integrates cognitive computing technology, with artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML)...

August 6, 2018

Top 10 Reasons to upgrade to Cognos Analytics (Cognos 11)

by Colin Quinn

Thoughts?

IBM Cognos(11) Analytics was released at the end of 2015 and offered the same functionality available in Cognos 10, but with a new and improved user interface that is both modern in look and feel and easier to navigate. This new user interface has a greater focus on providing a better user experience while promoting self-service and still delivering the Business Intelligence capabilities we all...

May 14, 2018

The 5 BIG Benefits of IBM Cognos Analytics for Dashboards

by Colin Quinn

In today’s data-driven business environment you need the ability to recognize and seize opportunities in real-time. Your team's need to stay agile and focused - ready to rapidly engage and adjust your business strategies to reach your goals. To be successful, your teams need to be connected and have collaborative access to valuable corporate data, metrics, and information. The only way to get ALL the things...

January 10, 2018

5 Reasons Your CEO Prefers Data On A Dashboard

by Colin Quinn

The days of CEOs waiting for the delivery of a physical report are long gone. Today, many forward-thinking executives are making use of data visuals and dashboards to gain insight into their company, rather than relying on IT.

There are many benefits of CEO dashboards with a connected interface, including the ability to track performance and monitor data, profits, balances, revenues and forecasts all in...

July 27, 2017

Dashboards: Unifying Business

by Julia Nixon

To be successful, a business must be unified. Employers and employees must work toward a common goal, and they must believe that their individual work contributes positively to the business as a whole. Unfortunately, it can be challenging for employees to feel that their contributions matter. In large businesses, an employee may think he or she is simply a number—one among many—without the ability to make an...

May 17, 2017

Why now is the best time to migrate to Deltek Costpoint – Part 2 Insight

by Colin Quinn

In our first installment of our three-part series on "Why now is the best time to migrate to Deltek Costpoint" we discussed GCS support and what it means for your business.

Previous Post: Why now is the best time to migrate to Deltek Costpoint – Part 1 Support



Now we will discuss another area of concern we've heard from our growing customers - insight. No, not the annual Deltek conference, but the...

December 22, 2016

Dashboards: Why Every Business Should Have At Least One

by Colin Quinn

Financial dashboards allow your team to connect to the bigger picture and creates a culture of transparency and accountability.



Although you may not realize it, you use dashboards every single day. The simplest and most common is your phone. When you wake, it tells you what time it is, consequently it also lets you know how long you have to get out of the house. If you drive to work, another great example...

March 10, 2016

Brewery applies business insight to boost profitability and retain market dominance

by Colin Quinn

Overview

Since its inception in 1890, San Miguel Brewery Inc (SMB) has grown to become the largest producer of beer in the Philippines. With a portfolio of ten popular beers, SMB champions the San Miguel brand as a subsidiary of San Miguel Corp., the Philippines’ biggest diversified conglomerate.

Business Need

San Miguel Brewery (SMB) sought to maintain its market dominance and improve profitability, but a...

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