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...

How to get the most value from your ERP system

How to get the most value from your ERP system

One of the most common misconceptions that we hear when speaking to prospective customers is that they do not need a reporting solution because they already have an ERP system in place.  Or, their organization has just moved to a new ERP system and they have expectations (that are somewhat misguided) that the built-in reporting capabilities that come with their new ERP will take care of all of their reporting needs, therefore avoiding...

New Enhancements of IBM Cognos Analytics 11.1.3

New Enhancements of IBM Cognos Analytics 11.1.3

IBM released its newest version of Cognos Analytics 11.1.3 in July of this summer (see our press release).  The new release includes enhancements to reporting, authoring, dashboarding, data exploration, and its natural language AI assistant, all with the goal of making it easier for non-specialist users to take advantage of self-service business analytics.  Some of the new enhancements to the report authoring capabilities in R3 of...

NewIntelligence adds Financial Reporting to its SAP B1 Quick Start Solution

NewIntelligence adds Financial Reporting to its SAP B1 Quick Start Solution

NewIntelligence has created a Financial Reporting module to add on to its proprietary SAP B1 QuickStart solution. Consult our press release for more details. NewIntelligence developed their SAP B1 Quickstart in 2017 to help SAP Business One customers better understand, anticipate and shape business outcomes. NI’s SAP QuickStart is an out-of-the-box fixed cost solution offered at an affordable price that takes just 2-3 weeks to...

See how easy it is to build a dashboard in IBM Cognos Analytics

See how easy it is to build a dashboard in IBM Cognos Analytics

In our last blog, we explained what dashboards are and the purpose of a dashboard for visualization.  As a continuation on the topic of dashboards, here is an outline of how easy it is for business users, even those who are new to analytics software and have had no prior training. To build a dashboard in IBM Cognos Analytics, you start off by going into the Cognos portal.  At the bottom left of your screen, you will see a ‘New’ button...

What is the purpose of a dashboard for data visualization?

What is the purpose of a dashboard for data visualization?

Many small-to-medium businesses we speak to initially think they don’t ‘need’ dashboarding an tend to feel that it would be a ‘nice-to-have.  These companies typically don’t think of dashboarding as something worth investing time and money in.  Some of these companies tend to focus more on reporting and do use tools like Excel to extract and report on their data.  However, these businesses seem to place little importance on...