Finance Leaders: Top 8 Use Cases of Business Intelligence

Finance Leaders: Top 8 Use Cases of Business Intelligence

Finance Leaders: Top 8 Use Cases of Business Intelligence With the huge phenomenon online shopping has become, many small businesses find themselves competing more and more with large corporations and online retailers that can offer reduced prices. To make better decisions, you need a clear picture of your company’s operational and financial situation. Having ‘one version of the truth’ not only empowers you to make strategic decisions...

New Module! If You Run A Service Department, You’ll Want to Read This.

New Module! If You Run A Service Department, You’ll Want to Read This.

If you  run a service department with SAP B1, you’ll want to read on! If your company  handles RMA’s with repair and service calls, the newly released QuickStart Service Module is the perfect way to customize your SAP B1 data for better reporting and visibility on various aspects of your service department. The Service module provides better visibility on which technicians are working on which RMA’s and the time and...

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...

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...