Author: Dan Volitich
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Release Date: 2012-04-27
The only authorized guide to IBM Cognos Business Intelligence v10.1 Updated for the latest release of the software, IBM Cognos Business Intelligence 10: The Official Guide explains how to create, implement, and manage an enterprise BI solution. Maximize all of the new and enhanced features, including the powerful modeling, monitoring, and analytics capabilities. Build and deliver reports that foster informed business decisions and better results. Filled with real-world examples and expert advice, this practical resource is ideal for anyone working with IBM Cognos Business Intelligence v10.1--from administrators to end users. Monitor performance using dashboards and scorecards Assign user roles and privileges Provide a single access point to application-specific data via Cognos Connection Access content from Microsoft Office applications and mobile devices Collect and analyze BI data in an interactive dashboard with Cognos Business Insight Use Cognos Administration tools for system management Implement appropriate security measures Create BI reports with relational and dimensional data using Business Insight Advanced Use Report Studio to build dimensional reports and statistical analyses Identify and deliver mission-critical information using Event Studio Monitor business performance with Metric Studio Create, modify, organize, and publish a model in Framework Manager Ensure report integrity with Lifecycle Manager
Maximize the Value of Business Intelligence with IBM Cognos v10 -- Hands-on, from Start to Finish This easy-to-use, hands-on guide brings together all the information and insight you need to drive maximum business value from IBM Cognos v10. Long-time IBM Cognos expert and product designer Sangeeta Gautam thoroughly illuminates Cognos BI v10’s key capabilities: analysis, query, reporting, and dashboards. Gautam shows how to take full advantage of each key IBM Cognos feature, including brand-new innovations such as Active Reports and the new IBM Cognos Workspace report consumption environment. She concludes by walking you through successfully planning and implementing an integrated business intelligence solution using IBM’s best-practice methodologies. The first and only guide of its kind, IBM Cognos Business Intelligence v10 offers expert insights for BI designers, architects, developers, administrators, project managers, nontechnical end-users, and partners throughout all areas of the business—from sales and marketing to operations and lines of business. If you’re pursuing official IBM Cognos certification, you’ll also find Cognos certification sample questions and information to help you with the certification process. Coverage Includes • Understanding IBM Cognos BI’s components and open, extensible architecture • Working with IBM Cognos key “studio” tools: Analysis Studio, Query Studio, Report Studio, and Event Studio • Developing and managing powerful reports that draw on the rich capabilities of IBM Cognos Workspace and Workspace Advanced • Designing Star Schema databases and metadata models to answer the questions your organization cares about most • Efficiently maintaining and systematically securing IBM Cognos BI environments and their objects • Using IBM Cognos Connection as your single point of entry to all corporate data • Building interactive, easy-to-manage Active Reports for casual business users • Using new IBM Cognos BI v10.1 Dynamic Query Mode (DQM) to improve performance with complex heterogeneous data • Identifying, exploring, and exploiting hidden data relationships • Creating quick ad hoc queries that deliver fast answers • Establishing user and administrator roles
Written as a practical guide, this book will show you how to manage your reporting environment using IBM Cognos 10 and make the most out of BI tools within your business - taking a hands-on approach to stimulate learning and develop your understanding, If you are an IBM Cognos or Business Intelligence developer or consultant, have a basic knowledge of Cognos 10 BI and a good level of understanding of Cognos 8 then this book is for you
Author: Dean Browne
Publisher: IBM Redbooks
Release Date: 2010-10-25
IBM® Cognos® Business Intelligence (BI) helps organizations meet strategic objectives and provides real value for the business by delivering the information everyone needs while also reducing the burden on IT. This IBM Redbooks® publication addresses IBM Cognos Business Intelligence V10.1. You can use this book to: - Understand core features of IBM Cognos BI V10.1 - Realize the full potential of IBM Cognos BI - Learn by example with practical scenarios This book uses a fictional business scenario to demonstrate the power of IBM Cognos BI. The book is primarily focused on the roles of Advanced Business User, Professional Report Author, Modeler, Administrator, and IT Architect.
Presented in a hands-on style, this guide presents you with real world examples to guide you through every process step by step.This book will be useful for any developer, novice or expert, who uses Framework Manager to build packages, but wants to expand their knowledge even further.
Author: Filip Draskovic
Publisher: IBM Press
Release Date: 2011-10
Take your IBM Cognos reports to a new level: learn from advanced reports taken straight from the classrooms of top IBM Cognos instructors! • •Fully reflects the expert-level design challenges IBM Cognos report developers encounter most often. •A combined tutorial and cookbook that demonstrates real-world solutions and integrates the authors' personal experiences as IBM Cognos instructors. •Shows how to create 'consumer-friendly' reports, match reports to analysis, override data models, and use the newest Cognos 10 features. In this book, two leading IBM Cognos instructors show experienced Cognos users exactly how to take their reporting to the next level. Drawing on the best examples they've created in response to their students' real business challenges, the authors show how to design reports more effectively, prepare complex queries that run more efficiently, overcome common reporting problems, and generate more meaningful information. The authors share personal insights and examples from their unsurpassed experience working with hundreds of users of IBM Cognos reporting tools in multiple business roles and environments. Combining a step-by-step tutorial and 'cookbook' approach, they provide multiple reporting examples that professionals can easily adapt to their own requirements. Coverage includes: • •Creating consumer-friendly reports. •Understanding and utilizing the report hierarchy. •Knowing when and how to override the data model. •Mastering advanced reporting techniques, including new advances in Version 10
Author: Karsten Oehler
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Release Date: 2011-10-22
The only official guide to building effective business solutions with TM1 from IBM Cognos IBM Cognos TM1: The Official Guide offers complete coverage of the 64-bit in-memory online analytical processing (OLAP) engine. Based on the newest release, TM1 10, this official guide offers an advanced tutorial for TM1 concepts from a technical and a business point of view. The authors, members of the TM1 team, provide typical business examples and technical insights for building practical solutions, based on their own experiences. Emphasis is placed on teaching best practices and expanding skills to learn the more powerful capabilities of TM1. The book covers analytical processing, data entry, simulation, workflow components, and more. IBM Cognos TM1: The Official Guide: The first and only officially endorsed book on IBM Cognos TM1 Written by members of IBM Cognos TM1 team with combined experience of 50 years with the product Provides working solutions for relevant business problems Offers deep insights into the most powerful and undocumented capabilities of TM1 Explains how to build actionable business intelligence
Author: Anant Jhingran
Publisher: Mc PressLlc
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Business & Economics
Business intelligence and analytics software enable businesses to analyze performance data in order to make better decisions through the use of cloud computing—an Internet-based model for convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources. This book is a practitioner’s guide for successful evaluation and design for implementation of Cognos Business Intelligence cloud solution, for either Cognos 8 BI or Cognos Business Intelligence Version 10. With pragmatic and practical information about the best practices and guidelines, as well as specific software and configuration steps, this guide for solutions and IT architects includes detailed screen shots, code samples, and input instructions.
A practical and fast-paced guide, with step-by-step explanations to give you all the information you need to know the power of Cognos BI Administration. If you are a Cognos BI administrator or architect, this is the book for you. You must have basic knowledge of databases and business intelligence. You also need to be familiar with Cognos BI and must have worked in any section of reports studio, modelling or maps, to get the best out of this book.
This IBM® Redbooks® publication explains how IBM Cognos® Business Intelligence (BI) administrators, authors, modelers, and power users can use the dynamic query layer effectively. It provides guidance for determining which technology within the dynamic query layer can best satisfy your business requirements. Administrators can learn how to tune the query service effectively and preferred practices for managing their business intelligence content. This book includes information about metadata modeling of relational data sources with IBM Cognos Framework Manager. It includes considerations that can help you author high-performing applications that satisfy analytical requirements of users. This book provides guidance for troubleshooting issues related to the dynamic query layer of Cognos BI. Related documents: Solution Guide : Big Data Analytics with IBM Cognos BI Dynamic Query Blog post : IBM Cognos Dynamic Query Extensibility
IBM® Cognos® Business Intelligence (BI) provides a proven enterprise BI platform with an open data strategy. Cognos BI provides customers with the ability to use data from any source, package it into a business model, and make it available to consumers in various interfaces that are tailored to the task. IBM Cognos Dynamic Cubes complements the existing Cognos BI capabilities and continues the tradition of an open data model. It focuses on extending the scalability of the IBM Cognos platform to enable speed-of-thought analytics over terabytes of enterprise data, without having to invest in a new data warehouse appliance. This capability adds a new level of query intelligence so you can unleash the power of your enterprise data warehouse. This IBM Redbooks® publication addresses IBM Cognos Business Intelligence V10.2.2 and specifically, the IBM Cognos Dynamic Cubes capabilities. This book can help you in the following ways: Understand core features of the Cognos Dynamic Cubes capabilities of Cognos BI V10.2 Learn by example with practical scenarios by using the IBM Cognos samples This book uses fictional business scenarios to demonstrate the power and capabilities of IBM Cognos Dynamic Cubes. It primarily focuses on the roles of the modeler, administrator, and IT architect.
Written in cookbook style, this book offers learning and techniques through recipes. It contains step-by-step instructions for Report Studio 8 users to author effective reports. The book is designed in such a way that you can refer to things chapter by chapter, and read them in no particular order. You will see a new fictional business case in each recipe that will relate to a real-life problem and then you will learn how to crack it in Report Studio. If you are a Business Intelligence or MIS Developer (programmer) working on Cognos Report Studio who wants to author impressive reports by putting to use what this tool has to offer, this book is for you. You could also be a Business Analyst or Power User who authors his own reports and wants to look beyond the conventional features of Report Studio 8. This book assumes that you can do basic authoring, are aware of the Cognos architecture, and are familiar with Studio.
This book takes a practical tutorial approach to teaching users the features of Cognos Insight. New and existing users of Cognos Insight who are looking to gain more knowledge about the product and Business Analytics in general.
Author: Ahmed Lashin
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
Release Date: 2013-01-01
Genre: Business & Economics
This Cookbook contains step-by-step instructions for Report Studio 10.1 users to author effective reports. The book is designed in a way that you can refer to it chapter by chapter, look at the list of recipes and read them in no particular order.The Cognos 10.1 Report Studio Cookbook is for you if you are a Business Intelligence Developer who is working on IBM Cognos 10 Report Studio and wants to author impressive reports by putting to use what this tool has to offer. It is also ideal you are a Business Analyst or Power User who authors his own reports and wants to look beyond the conventional features of IBM Cognos 10 Report Studio.This book assumes that you are familiar with the architecture of IBM Cognos 10. You should also have basic knowledge of IBM Cognos Report Studio and can do the basic report authoring tasks.