How IBM Cognos 10 Enterprise customers can give their Consumer Users access to Cognos 10 Functionality

In summer 2014, IBM announced changes in the IBM Cognos User Roles and Definitions.  This new licensing model has made it easier for users to access Cognos 10 capabilities, such as Cognos Workspace, Active Report and Mobile. Cognos customers had their user roles automatically migrated to one of three simplified roles with increased functionality, with the exception of the Consumer license role, which remains unchanged.

You can give your Consumer users access to Cognos 10 functionality by bringing them up to one of the new standard BI roles, for a minimal cost, by leveraging your current licensing investment.

The new functionality Consumers benefit from by moving up to Analytics Users includes :

  • Information Distribution Capabilities, i.e. Receive reports via Bursting, inclusive of Active Reports
  • Cognos Connection
  • Cognos Workspace
  • Cognos for MS Office
  • IBM Cognos Mobile Service
  • Cognos Workspace Advanced
  • Report Studio
  • Cognos Insight
  • Event Studio
  • Analysis Studio
  • Query Studio
  • Analysis Studio
  • Metrics Studio

Consumers can benefit from the following additional functionality by moving up to BI Analytics Explorer:

Analytics User Capabilities

Consult the BI Capabilities Matrix for an at-a-glance view of the capabilities of each of the new BI roles.

Contact NewIntelligence today to find out more about helping your users gain efficiency by giving them access to more Cognos 10 capabilities, while still leveraging your current Cognos investment.

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