Category Archives for "COGNOS BI"

Take Advantage of Lodestar’s FREE Educational Workshops!

Take Advantage of Lodestar’s FREE Educational Workshops!It is time to start thinking about investing in your company’s continued education. Lodestar’s FREE Educational Workshops are a great investment of your time and allow you to make pragmatic changes for your company without spending a dime.Lodestar has developed a ton of awesome education that your company won’t […]

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Cognos 10 vs Cognos Analytics C11

Cognos 10 vs Cognos Analytics C11Why Compare?If you are like me, you want to see a comparison of products to understand what you are getting vs. what you are missing.  To me, it is a very easy way to understand the impact.  For those of you on Cognos 10, you are probably wondering what is […]

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Expert Training for Cognos Analytics

Expert Training for Cognos AnalyticsNext StepsNow that you have upgraded to Cognos Analytics, what’s next?  How about expert training for Cognos Analytics?Lodestar Solutions offers a number of different training options from self-paced to instructor led classroom and everything in between.  Below is an explanation of each type of training, ballpark costs and availability.Self-Paced TrainingSelf-paced training […]

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Upgrading to Cognos Analytics

Upgrading to Cognos AnalyticsFirst Step – Get Lodestar Tool KitAs someone who used Cognos 10 for years, the thought of upgrading to Cognos Analytics was daunting.  I was not sure where to begin, what to do or even how to sell it to the organization.   Here at Lodestar Solutions we thought about how best […]

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What are Cognos Analytics Updates

Cognos Analytics UpdatesLatest Cognos Analytics UpdatesIBM releases Cognos Analytics updates 3 to 4 times a year.  In the last year,  IBM released 11.05 (Nov 2016), 11.06 (March 2017) and 11.07 (Aug 2017).  I would anticipate another release towards the end of 2017 or early 2018 with Cognos Analytics 11.08.Each release comes with a number of […]

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Level Up Dashboards with Cognos Analytics

Level Up Dashboards with Cognos AnalyticsCognos 10 DashboardsFor those of you on Cognos 10, building a dashboard is a difficult and time consuming process.  You need to build widgets through Report Studio then place them in Workspace.  You have to worry about updates and filters, ensuring every change you make flows through.  Frankly, not a […]

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The Basics of Cognos Analytics

The Basics of Cognos AnalyticsWhat is Cognos Analytics?The basics of Cognos Analytics can be summed up as the newest version of IBM Cognos Business Intelligence, historically referred to as Cognos 10 or Cognos 8.  Simply put, Cognos Analytics offers a new and improved self service platform that empowers end users to create personalized dashboards and […]

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IBM Cognos Analytics R7 Available Now

IBM Cognos Analytics R7 Available NowThe release of Cognos Analytics R7 on August 24, 2017, took an already good product and made it even better.  As you can see in the picture below, it starts with the home page for Cognos Analytics and goes much deeper.  Read below for the long list of additions and […]

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Have You Secured Funding Yet? It’s Budgeting Season, Secure Funding Now For IBM Cognos

Have You Secured Funding Yet?  It’s Budget Season.  Secure Funding Now for IBM Cognos!​Do you need process improvement and require funds for Cognos consulting or need additional IBM Cognos licenses? Now is the time to reach out and get your funding in the budget! Far too often we see companies that have a need for […]

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