Explore and analyze your data in a familiar spreadsheet format with IBM® Cognos Analysis for Excel

Cognos Analysis for Excel (CAFÉ) allows users to continue using Excel interface without compromising on security and data management functionality.

IBM Cognos® Analysis for Microsoft Excel brings the benefits, power and familiarity of Excel to the arena of modern enterprise performance management. CAFE enables business analysts, financial analysts, line-of-business managers and others to explore and analyze data from a variety of different sources—including IBM Cognos TM1 and IBM Cognos Business Intelligence—without IT support.

With CAFÉ, users can:

  • Explore and analyze data sourced from multidimensional Cognos TM1 models, Cognos Business Intelligence and other systems in a familiar spreadsheet format.
  • Retain Microsoft Excel functionality and formatting while moving data between Cognos TM1 models and Excel spreadsheets.
  • Share results by publishing Cognos Business Intelligence-sourced reports in standard Cognos dashboards and reports.
  • Extend analysis capabilities to more users in your enterprise—so they can make faster, more effective decisions that drive superior performance.

View a demo video on CAFÉ to see how easy it is to use and read more about its application by reviewing our whitepaper on CAFÉ.

IBM has recently introduced a new BI Enterprise licensing model that may already entitle you to Cognos Analysis for Excel without any additional cost.  IBM Cognos BI Enterprise users with Analytic Explorer roles or higher, and TM1 clients with PM Users or higher, now have access to CAFÉ.  CAFÉ licenses can also be acquired as an add-on to certain BI and Cognos Express users.  Please reach out to a NewIntelligence license specialist today to find out more details.