Cognos Analytics 11.1.7 is Here – What’s New?

Cognos Analytics 11.1.7 is Here – What’s New?

IBM made Cognos Analytics 11.1.7 available for download in August 2020.  This is a Long-Term Support (LTSR) release, as it is the final release of the 11.1.x version, which means it will be supported for the next 2-3 years. The Cognos 11.1.7 release has very significant enhancements including the new Cognos Mobile App, API Connectivity, enhancements to report authoring, dashboards, data modules, data sets, scheduling, and sharing...

7 Ways to Ensure that your Business Intelligence Strategy is Successful

7 Ways to Ensure that your Business Intelligence Strategy is Successful

The goal of putting a business intelligence (BI) strategy in place is to provide you with the actionable information required to run a successful business.  For your company to be data-driven, all levels, from top management to employees, need to be able to access, view and collaborate with your data from anywhere. Here are 7 keys to a successful business intelligence strategy: 1.      Create a Data-Driven Culture Because BI will...

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...