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IBM Cognos Analytics vs. Microsoft Power BI

IBM Cognos Analytics vs. Microsoft Power BI

If you are in the market for a business intelligence (BI) solution these days, you have surely come across, and perhaps have even shortlisted, Microsoft Power BI.  Microsoft seems to have adapted a similar marketing strategy to that used to flood the market with Microsoft Word back in the early 80’s.  Bundling MS Word with other Microsoft software to overtake the competition was indeed successful with MS Word (who uses WordPerfect or...

Cognos Analytics and Watson Analytics Announce Geospatial Mapping using MapBox

Cognos Analytics and Watson Analytics Announce Geospatial Mapping using MapBox

IBM has signed an agreement with Mapbox to offer geospatial mapping in Cognos Analytics (CA).  Cognos Analytics will ship MapBox with CA and offer it at no additional cost to customers (unlike some other Analytics partners of Mapbox). MapBox is a unique provider of geospatial capabilities, deployed first and foremost in the Cloud, which means easy global access and a continual stream of daily updates to maps from leading data sources....

Leveraging Your Current Investment in your BI and FPM Solution to Secure and Streamline Your Financial Reporting Generation Process

Recent studies show that 74% of financial managers are using spreadsheets as their primary vehicle to generate reports.  This means creating lengthy reports or presentations manually, which can yield financial documentation that is prone to human error, contains outdated information and has little or no version control.  This in turn brings key problems associated with a manual reporting process, such as information and data on...

Top 12 Reasons to upgrade to Cognos Analytics (a.k.a Cognos 11)

Top 12 Reasons to upgrade to Cognos Analytics (a.k.a Cognos 11)

What’s New & What Stays in the new release? Cognos Analytics, released at the end of December 2015, offers the same functionality available in Cognos 10, but with a new and improved interface and user experience mirrored after the same self-service design principles as Watson Analytics. When you upgrade, users will still be able to access and navigate to all of the current studios within Cognos Analytics just as they were in...

Rocket Software adds Cognos Self-Service Query/Visualization Engine

Rocket Software adds Cognos Self-Service Query/Visualization Engine

Global software developer Rocket Software recently announced the release of Rocket Discover 1.5,  a self-service data preparation, visualization, and discovery tool that provides unparalleled native access to IBM Cognos BI & TM1 data. Rocket extends the value of your investments by giving you the ability to connect, visualize and collaborate on your IBM Cognos TM1 cubes and your Cognos BI content such as Queries and PowerCubes....