What’s New in Cognos Analytics Release 12


On June 29, 2018 IBM made available for download Cognos Analytics release 12.  This release is an "addition" to release 11, which was released in May 2018. Release 12 address some of the most popular requests for enhancements via the IBM RFE site located here.  To add in your requests for enhancements go here https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/rfe/  

Read what was made available in release 11 here. https://lodestarsolutions.com/whats-new-in-ibm-cognos-analytics-release-11/

New in Cognos Analytics Release 12

Cognos Analytics release 12 offers the following enhancements along with the normal bug fixes and stability improvements of each new release.

  • Reset Dashboard - Dashboards in CA are very interactive with filters and the ability to click on items to drill deeper to the analytics you are looking for.  Sometimes,  it can take longer to get back to where you last saved your dashboard if you travel the wrong path.  Now you are able to reset to the beginning and quickly get back to you analytics work.
  • Multi Lingual Support for Dashboards- Cognos Analytics reports have long supported multiple languages.  IBM has now brought that feature to dashboards.  Users can now change to their native language within the dashboard module quickly.  
  • Control Visibility of Reports - Users are no longer required to have read access to reports in order to run the report in interactive viewer.  This was a feature in Cognos BI 10 that has now been added to CA.
Cognos Analytics Release 12
Cognos Analytics Release 12
The future of Cognos Analytics

Recently I sat in on a partner webinar on Cognos Analytics.  There will be one additional release, release 13 later this summer.  Also, later this summer Cognos Analytics 11.1 will be released as major release.  Support for Cognos Analytics 11.0.13 will be made available from IBM for a period of 2 years (with an option to add a 3rd year at an additional cost)  Version 11.1 will be the current supported version moving forward with anticipated quarterly update releases as 11.0.  Plan ahead now! If you have not upgraded to CA, now is the time.  Read below to get access to our upgrade page and plan your upgrade with Lodestar Solutions.

Support for Cognos BI 10.2.2 expired in April of 2018.  If you are current on support this is a free upgrade plus any cost associated with a technical consultant completing the upgrade.  In many cases, this can be complete in less than 40 hours and for less dollars than you are thinking.  Click here to access our IBM Cognos Analytics page to schedule your stress free consultation. https://lodestarsolutions.com/ibm-cognos-analytics-upgrade/