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The new Cognos Analytics Dashboarding capabilities are crazy awesome, but they still don’t solve the overarching problems that have plagued our profession for decades.
You can develop a million reports and dashboards, but if the organization doesn’t act from the data or if the information has a trivial impact on the bottom line, then what’s the point?
Are your budgets being over scrutinized, or worse, just cut with no clear reason? More and more, CEOs and CFOs are starting to re-evaluate their investment into analytics. If they were receiving the expected value, they wouldn’t be slashing the analytics budget.
You must be pretty frustrated too.
Same story, different day. You get requests from the user, take down the requirements, but you know deep down that it’s not going to work. Same old, same old. They are not going to use it, but it’s your job, so you build it.
Change is never easy, but stagnate water will always start to smell. Is your job starting to reek? Before you call it quits, ask yourself this question:
Are you brave enough to admit that you are half of the problem…which means you could be half of the solution?
Here’s a test: (Be 100% honest)
If you answered no, you probably know the reason why.
If you answered yes to any of these, I can tell you why no one is using your Cognos dashboards.
The majority of your end users are not technical or data savvy. They are begging you to be a leader and show them a better way. The organization is drowning in data but starving for insights. You could save them and be the hero. You could be the leadership team’s go-to guy or gal who always delivers pivotal information necessary to make the organization successful.
It starts with a change of mindset and a better way.
Imagine open communication lines with no more condescending tones or looks. You and the users are on the same team instead of separate entities. All this because you have given them a better way.
In one hour, Heather Cole and Mike Bernaiche, seasoned Cognos Consultants and Certified Analytics Coaches, will take you through a real client’s struggle, the dashboard they developed, and the results before using Lodestar’s simple process.
Learn the common mistakes that people think are best practices. Did you know that you should NEVER use pie charts?
Mike & Heather will walk you through the dashboard and the executive's response when Lodestar's simple framework was followed.
Learn why you are struggling with end user adoption
Common but FATAL mistakes in client dashboards
The bad habits of great Cognos Developers
Be the expert and trusted advisor in your organization