PacktLib: IBM Cognos Business Intelligence

IBM Cognos Business Intelligence

Credits

Foreword

About the Author

Acknowledgement

About the Reviewers

www.PacktPub.com

Preface

IBM Cognos Connection

Web-based reporting

The welcome page

Folder structures

My Area

Searching

Running reports

Scheduling reports

Cutting, copying, pasting, and deleting objects

Creating URLs, jobs, and report views

The business case for Cognos

Summary

Introducing IBM Cognos Workspace

The self-service dashboard

Adding content and content types

Filtering

Changing the formatting

Sharing the dashboard

The business case for Cognos Workspace

Summary

IBM Cognos Active Reports

What MHT files are

How MHT files can be read

Pros and cons

The business case for Cognos Active Reports

Interacting with Cognos Active Reports

Summary

IBM Cognos Mobile

Cognos Mobile on BlackBerry phones

New features of IBM Cognos Mobile

Interacting with Cognos Active Reports on mobile devices

The future of IBM Cognos Mobile

The business case for IBM Cognos Mobile

Summary

IBM Cognos Query Studio

Who should use Cognos Query Studio?

Accessing Cognos Query Studio

An introduction to metadata

The drag-and-drop interface and the right-click menu

Saving and sharing reports

The business case for Cognos Query Studio

Summary

IBM Cognos Analysis Studio

Who should use Cognos Analysis Studio?

Accessing Cognos Analysis Studio

An introduction to multidimensional data

Exploring the drag-and-drop interface and the right-click menu

Saving and sharing Cognos Analysis Studio reports

The business case for Cognos Analysis Studio

Summary

IBM Cognos Workspace Advanced

Who should use Cognos Workspace Advanced?

Comparing to Cognos Query Studio and Cognos Analysis Studio

Accessing Cognos Workspace Advanced

Exploring the drag-and-drop interface and the right-click menu

Using external data

The business case for Cognos Workspace Advanced

Summary

IBM Cognos Report Studio

Who should use Cognos Report Studio

Accessing Cognos Report Studio

Cognos Report Studio report types

The drag-and-drop interface and the right-click menu

Building Active Reports

The business case for Cognos Report Studio

Summary

IBM Cognos Framework Manager

Introduction to metadata

Managing the model design project

Three-tier approach to model design

Designing a database view of your data

Designing a business view of your data

Designing an end user view of your data

Publishing a package

The business case for Cognos Framework Manager

Summary

Administration and Performance Tuning

Deciding who should be an administrator

Navigating the administration interface

Monitoring the system in the Status tab

Performance tuning the system

Designing your security model

Adding data source connections

Importing and exporting content

Routing your requests using routing sets

The business case for performance tuning

The business case for administration

Summary

Streamlining Common Administrator Tasks

Bulk updating Framework Manager models

Validating report objects

Bulk updating reports

Applying screen tips to report outputs

Managing security

Distributing portal tabs

Standardizing headers and footers

Backing up, restoring, and deploying content

Documenting content, security, and models

Versioning content

Archiving content outputs

Retrieving deleted content

The business case for add-on tools

Summary

User Adoption

The beginning – executive sponsorship

Building an internal user community

The right development team matters

How to partner with IBM and the partner community

Feedback and its role in the development process

Training is the key to success

The business case user adoption

Summary

Index