Category Archives for "COGNOS BI"

IBM Cognos Analytics 11- Top 14 Questions Answered

IBM Cognos Analytics BI 11 Top 14 Questions AnsweredIBM Cognos Analytics 11 (you can think about this as Cognos BI 11) is the new powerful Business Intelligence platform recently introduced by IBM. On April 14, 2016, I presented a webinar highlighting some of what IBM Cognos Analytics 11 has to offer along with a demo […]

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Are Your Cognos Performance Issues Really Cognos Issues?

One drink too many and I suddenly develop turrets and start shouting things like “Cognos can do that.”  Lodestar Solutions used to be a IBM Cognos only shop. However, for over 3 years now, Lodestar Solutions has moved to a software agnostic approach to business analytics coaching. We made this change after asking ourselves, “Why […]

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Cognos Analytics 11 New Features

Cognos Analytics 11  high level walk through.Released on December 22, 2015, Cognos Analytics 11 brings a more user friendly unified interface, improved efficiency in all business intelligence needs, and a consistent user experience across mobile and web applications.Cognos Analytics 11 new highlights include~ Simplified user experience~ More capabilities to limit or remove IT from the […]

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Cognos BI vs Microsoft BI? Facts And 1 Man’s Opinion

As a Business Analytics Coach, I’m often asked to compare Cognos BI to other BI products.  Today I’m going to compare Cognos BI vs Microsoft BI.  At Lodestar Solutions, we believe our processes and implementation plan allow for success with any platform.  However, being informed in the difference in solutions can help make the process […]

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Cognos Workspace Advanced – 5 Dashboard Rollout Steps

As a business analytics coach at Lodestar Solutions, I coach clients in planning and executing the deployment of dashboards with IBM Cognos Workspace.  If you are not familiar with Cognos Workspace Advanced, it’s time to investigate because IBM is sunsetting, or as they say “deprecating”, IBM Cognos Query Studio and Analysis Studio.  The replacement is […]

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TM1 Dashboards w/ Cognos Workspace (BI)!

IBM has modified the rights for IBM Cognos TM1 licenses and Cognos BI licenses over the last year and the results are that you have been supersized. One often overlooked capability is for TM1 users to use Cognos BI Workspace.  Cognos Workspace can be setup to see the TM1 Application folder and Cubeviews.  Users can […]

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Things To Consider With A Cognos BI 10.2.2 Upgrade

If you joined our virtual user group on November 20, 2014, you saw a presentation on Cognos BI 10.2.2 upgrade and all of its new features but you may be wondering what happens the day after your Cognos BI 10.2.2 install.  The upgrade was available on November 21, 2014.  I proceeded to download the files […]

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