How the Need for Effective Business Analytics Has Become More Critical than Ever

How the Need for Effective Business Analytics Has Become More Critical than Ever

The ability for companies to mine their data and drill down into the details to understand what is working versus what needs improving was certainly important and valuable to most firms pre-COVID19. But now that the entire global economy has been turned somewhat upside down, the need for effective business analytics has suddenly become more critical than ever. Why is this? During times of crisis or economic instability, businesses...

New Features Available in IBM Cognos Analytics 11.1.6

New Features Available in IBM Cognos Analytics 11.1.6

Cognos Analytics 11.1.6 went live in April 2020.  This release features a lot of enhancements that greatly improve the user experience. A few of the main ones is a great dashboard UI refresh, a new interactive data table in report authoring and some very welcome changes to data modules. Cognos Analytics has also made a change to licensing. Analytics Users can now use the Exploration functionality without the need for the Analytics...

Top 5 ways that data analytics can help manage your cash flow

Top 5 ways that data analytics can help manage your cash flow

We all know at this point that the economy has been hit hard due the global pandemic and now many companies are facing a significant financial downturn, being unable to maintain desired profit margins and generate the cash flow they need to fund normal operations.  To help remedy this, distribution businesses can leverage their data by looking at what products their customers are buying the most and then determining how they can...

Cognos Analytics Creates Trusted COVID-19 Data for Communities

Cognos Analytics Creates Trusted COVID-19 Data for Communities

In these rapidly changing times, we all need access to data that is current in order to make better informed decisions.  With the news on what is happening in terms of social distancing policies and other changes everyone’s daily practices all over the globe changing hour to hour, it is difficult to not feel overwhelmed by this deluge of information. IBM has made it easier for people around the world to stay up to date on COVID-19 in...

Why Upgrade to IBM Cognos Analytics 11.1.5?  Read All About What’s New

Why Upgrade to IBM Cognos Analytics 11.1.5? Read All About What’s New

IBM is continuing with providing new releases of Cognos Analytics 4-5 times a year and released 11.1.5 in December 2019.  While not a major release, this release does provide several key enhancements and new features that users will want to take advantage of. Here is a summary of what’s new in this release (for the full list of what’s new and changed, see our press release): Dashboarding Enhancements Drill Through from Dashboard...

Find out more about IBM’s latest release of IBM Cognos Analytics 11.1.4

Find out more about IBM’s latest release of IBM Cognos Analytics 11.1.4

This Fall saw the release of the much-anticipated release of Cognos Analytics 11.1.4.  This new version has many new features and improvements. Here is a summary of the best of what’s new in this new release: Getting Started A new welcome screen that has been designed for both new and existing users alike.  New users now have access to some new guided quick tours to help them get started and access samples that will help guide and...