IBM is Simplifying Cognos BI Licensing Again

Congos BI licensing changes
Spring Break Business Intelligence

Spring Break is right around the corner and IBM is ready to party! For the pre-party, IBM released Cognos Analytics 11, which is great business intelligence and now available for download. The real party begins June 9th, 2016, as IBM will be converting some of its IBM Cognos BI licensing such as it's Business Intelligence Consumer (#E061BLL) license to the IBM Cognos Analytic User (#E0K32LL) license.  Normally, the trade-up cost of for this is $638/license, but now it’s FREE!!! 

So for clients that are current on their Subscription and Support, they will be entitled to all this amazing functionality they never had.  Contact me at for a free, 1-hour review of your licenses and understand what additional functionality you are gaining. Renewing with Lodestar Solutions provides you additional discounts that IBM cannot, even though you still get the same IBM Subscription and Support renewal. 

IBM knows that the job responsibilities of its clients are ever increasing within their respective organizations and with that, IBM is empowering its clients to perform at their best. Those users can now create all kinds of reports and dashboards to provide actionable data to their organization’s decision makers.

Note that granting those Consumers any of the additional functionality is up to you. Also, it would need to be done by the BI Admin.  The BI Admin can create custom roles and set which users get those roles, so you can customize your user’s capabilities as you see fit. With this great opportunity to use these tools, Lodestar Solutions can help you get prepared to use them with our “Destination Dashboard” webinar and workshops.

The response to last week’s presentation was tremendous, so we are having a LIVE encore webinar:

How to Implement IBM Cognos Business

Analytics & Dashboards Faster and Cheaper

Thursday, March 10th at 11am EST.

$25, but free with coupon code RENEW2016

Register at


And if you want to truly experience Spring Break, join Lodestar Solutions in Tampa, Florida for our instructor-led, hands-on workshop. We’ll provide the t-shirt…


Register by March 5th for the 2-day Destination Dashboard Workshop in Tampa held March 23-24th and bring a friend for free (BOGO)!  Register at


You can’t lose! We are so confident you will get more than you paid for in our programs, if you fully participated in our program but are not satisfied with our services and the results, pay us what you feel it was worth. So with some of the changes to Cognos BI licensing…you can't lose!

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