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Here are a few things we can do for you in a short amount of time.
You are not limited to items below.
You are buying a block of time with a Senior Cognos Consultant.

A few things we can help you with in 1-2 hours

Cognos TM1
 Pick our brains

  • TM1 Pick our  brains - Ask us anything!
  • TM1 Troubleshooting
  • Learn What's New in TM1
  • TM1  Tips & Tricks of the Pros
  • Check the Health of your TM1 Environment
  • Fix the Broken Rules or TI Processes

Cognos BI
Pick our brains

  • BI Pick our brains - Ask us anything!
  • Slow Reporting or Queries
  • BI High Level Health Check
  • BI Framework Manager Tips and Tricks
  • BI Dashboard Techniques to put your Dashboards in Action.
  • Security Troubleshooting

Strategic Business
Analytics Coaching
Strategize with our brains

  • How to get funding?
  • How do I increase end user adoption?
  • Return of Investment Analysis of upcoming Cognos Projects/Upgrades

*Technical Consulting Services not included

A few things we can help you with in 4-8 hours

IBM Cognos Services

  • TM1 Model Review
  • Cognos Planning Analytics (latest TM1) functionality training
  • Cognos Analytics (BI 11) functionality overview
  • Cognos Analytics (BI 11) design review

*Time may be used in 2 hour increments. Excludes Technical Consulting

If you are not sure how much time you will need, start with one hour.
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If you require assistance immediately, please contact our services team at (813) 415-2910
or at Services@LodestarSolutions.com.



A simple thought process that we couldn’t do on our own, your steps were incredibly helpful.

Your discussion about how to engage your business users greatly improved the analytics at our organization. It changed our discussions with end users away from design and towards analytical needs. It took the development process back to IT, and let the end user focus on the key measures needed to improve their business needs.

Manager of Business Intelligence

"Keep on doing what you’re doing.

Just wanted to thank you for the workshop! The information was very helpful and thought provoking. I say thought provoking because that is probably my main take-away from the workshop.

However, the big “win” is seeing all of these things again (refreshes my memory and reaffirms my belief in these techniques) and the thoughts that it provokes. I am now well-armed and enthused to apply this (or very similar – adapted to our environment) framework here, thus assuring more success in the implementation and buy-in of our reporting and analytics improvement efforts. I had a flood of ideas and follow-on actions that I took away from the workshop…so that we can truly apply these best practices and realize the value of these sorts of project/efforts.

Chris Otterson , Director Business Ops & Continuous Improvement

Lodestar’s training resulted in significant advances in user knowledge and improved functionality of our applications.

Lodestar provided training tailored specifically to the needs of our company. They assisted us in making problematic processes work efficiently and gave us the knowledge to apply those techniques to future situations. They guided us in selecting the best methodology for data transformations and trained us in the use of those tools. We accomplished a lot in a very short time.

Sharon Grubenhoff , Senior Vice President of Financial Reporting, Primerica, Inc
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