Cognos Analytics 11.2.1 – What’s New!

3D Hexabin Map and Donut visualization from a pie chart

Written by Mike Bernaiche, November 11th, 2021 In September 2021, IBM released Cognos Analytics 11.2.1.  This blog will highlight the changes and some of the new features included with this new version.General Changes Search Enhancements – In version 11.2 IBM moved the search bar to the address bar.  In Cognos Analytics 11.2.1, IBM added a couple … Read more

IBM Cognos Analytics and Planning Analytics Virtual User Group

Lodestar Solutions Virtual User Group

Written by Mike Bernaiche, August 26th 2021 Are you looking for more information on IBM Cognos or Planning Analytics?  Do you want to have a space where you can ask your peers real questions about the products, set up or use cases?  Did you know that Lodestar hosts a client only virtual user group every quarter … Read more

IBM Cognos Analytics Mobile Walkthrough

IBM Cognos Analytics Mobile Boards Area

Written by Mike Bernaiche, August 12th, 2021 Looking for a quick view at important data in Cognos Analytics?  Maybe, your executive team is starting to travel again and needs access to information on the road or want push notifications to alert you to changes in targets?  If you own IBM Cognos Analytics and have upgraded to … Read more

What’s New in Cognos Analytics 11.2

What's New in Cognos Analytics 11.2

Written by Mike Bernaiche on June 10th, 2021 The next major update from IBM on the Cognos Analytics platform was released in late May.  Cognos Analytics 11.2 brings several enhancements improvements and a new user interface.  I will detail a few of the new items below.User Interface IBM has moved to Carbon, the IBM open-source design … Read more

IBM Cognos Analytics Reporting off Snowflake Data

IBM Cognos Analytics Reporting off Snowflake Data

February 18th, 2021As the world of Big Data continues to evolve, we have noticed many of our IBM Cognos Analytics clients are moving to an innovative new cloud data solution, Snowflake.  Snowflake is a fully managed service that’s simple to use but can power a near-unlimited number of concurrent workloads.  Snowflake is a solution for data … Read more

Cognos Analytics Data Sets Explained

Cognos Analytics Data Flow

Written December 3rd, 2020 by Mike Bernaiche  Recently, I was asked several questions about Cognos Analytics Data Sets.  Candidly, I haven’t used them much as I was concentrating more on Data Modules.  I decided to spend some time on Cognos Analytics Data Sets and what I found was eye opening and exciting.  My knowledge gain is … Read more

How to Customize Your Cognos Analytics

Customize Your Cognos Analytics

October 22nd, 2020 Have you been using IBM Cognos Analytics for years?  You are a master of Framework Manager and building reports, but have you branded your Cognos Analytics to reflect your companies, colors and logos?  Today we will discuss how to customize your Cognos Analytics for your company, so you look like a Rockstar.  Don’t … Read more

Questions You Should Ask When Planning to Migrate Off Cognos Analytics (BI) – Part 2

8 Questions You Should Ask When Planning to Migrate Off of IBM Cognos Analytics - Part 2

September 10th, 2020 As clients look to drastically cut cost, it’s natural for IT departments to look at all their business intelligence solutions to evaluate if they have redundancy.  The initial thought is to reduce costs by standardizing on one business intelligence solution.  One solution could mean lower support costs and fewer resources to support the … Read more

Questions You Should Ask When Planning to Migrate Off Cognos Analytics (BI) – Part 1

Questions You Should Ask When Planning to Migrate off Cognos Analytics (BI) - Part 1

September 3rd, 2020As clients look to drastically cut cost, it’s natural for IT departments to look at all their business intelligence solutions to evaluate if they have redundancy.  The initial thought is to reduce costs by standardizing on one business intelligence solution.  One solution could mean lower support costs… fewer resources to support the tools.  I … Read more

What’s New in Cognos Analytics 11.1.7?

August 13th, 2020 The latest release of Cognos Analytics is here!  Cognos Analytics 11.1.7 is now available for download via your IBM Passport Advantage site.  I have spent a little time on my demo machine playing with 11.1.7 and I must say there are some great additions and a ton of fixes.  A big item of … Read more

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