Here are some highlights of the new release of Cognos Analytics (available since December 2017), which focus on reducing time and effort and strengthening the integration with Planning Analytics:
Latitude/longitude support in dashboarding
When using a map in a dashboard, you can show data for one location, either as a filled region, a point, latitude/longitude point, or a combination of these locations.
Full-screen mode in dashboards
The ability to hide the top and side panels completely in a dashboard has been added to maximize available real-estate.
Reporting enhancements – Function support for data modules
You can now use your preferred functions against a data module as you would any other data source query.
Improved integration with Planning Analytics – Subset support
Subsets that have been developed by your TM1/PA modeller can be reused instead of having to recreate MDX queries to replicate the query in your BI environment. This is available in both dashboarding and reporting modes. In a dashboard you can use the subset as a filter or as the context for any visualisations.
Support for Microsoft Office 11.0.0 – improved third party integration
R9 includes a more formal release for the fix pack R8 had added to support MS Office. Reporting content can now be accessed through MS Office, including Powerpoint, Word and Excel – available in the past with Cognos 8 and 10, now updated to support CA.
IBM continues to address and work on users Request for Enhancements (RFE’s) to ensure that all of functions that Cognos 10 users utilize and have grown accustomed to using are brought over to Cognos Analytics. Check out the Business Analytics RFE Community to look at the list of RFE’s requested by users for future versions of CA and vote for the features you want to see!
For a deeper dive into the new capabilities available in this latest release, read our blog Top Highlights of #Cognos Analytics Release 9 (11.0.9).