Category Archives for "COGNOS BI"

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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Cognos Analysis Query Studio Deprecation

​With BI 10.2.2’s release, IBM announced Cognos Analysis Query Studio Deprecation Now that Cognos Analysis Query Studio Deprecation has been announced, what should you do?  In software, deprecated typically means the software features remains in the software but it is recommended you discontinue use because the feature will be removed in the future. Features are […]

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Moving Cognos Enterprise BI to Cognos Express BI

Recently, one of my colleges wrote about an easy and cost effective way to add BI or TM1 to your small Cognos deployment which you can find by clicking HERE. I’m going to take that a little further and explain how you can move your Cognos Enterprise BI content store over to your new Cognos Express […]

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Cognos Express 10.2.1 Fix Pack 2

Great news for Cognos Express users!!! The Cognos Expressa more comprehensive look on what issues have been corrected. The fixes outlined in the link below include: It provides important product corrections and these should be applied to all installations at your earliest convenience. It includes conformance support for Excel 2013 (32-bit). The Fix Pack 4 […]

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Do I need Data Warehouse and SQL skills for Cognos BI?

Whether you’re using an IBM Cognos Business Analytics Solution or another vendor’s business analytics solution, you most likely will be needing SQL resources to have queries written.  Many of our clients ask if our consultants know SQL and many of our consultants do know SQL skills for Cognos BI.  However, that does not mean consultants will […]

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Cognos Business Intelligence 10.2.2 Coming Soon!

Exciting news for all of you BI nerds like myself! IBM is releasing the newest version of Cognos Business Intelligence 10.2.2 on November 21, 2014. This release is primarily focused on introducing IT driven self-service and efficiency’s in report creation and report delivery. As announced by IBM the focus is: Enable IT driven self-service Speedy deployment Streamlining […]

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Cognos BI Admins Now Own the Cognos SDK

​Big Licensing Changes provide Cognos SDK for administrators! Hopefully you have heard about the massive licensing changes IBM made for Cognos BI. This includes the Cognos SDK (Software Development Kit). The changes went into effect the end of July 2014. IBM super-sized almost all IBM Cognos BI Enterprise clients. The great thing is that it’s […]

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Dashboard Basics

Dashboards have become more and more popular over the years due to their ease of use and the information they provide.  It is important to make sure you follow some key rules when starting a dashboard project to make it successful. Follow along with these dashboard basics.   Make sure your data is correct and […]

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2 Salesforce Integration with Cognos

Let’s talk about two of my favorite pieces of technology – Cognos BI and Salesforce.com and the Salesforce Integration with Cognos. Users of Cognos BI and Salesforce have run into integration issues based on an on-demand model for data access over the internet and dealing with communication issues. The salesforce.com data interface requires an adaptor […]

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