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Cognos 8 BI Solution


Cognos 8 Business Intelligence combines the ReportNet platform with a single, Web Services architecture for all business intelligence capabilities.

Cognos 8 BI claims to be the only fully integrated business intelligence application suite, with the distinct feature of being built from ground up innovation, rather than bolting together acquired' capabilities. This is the foundation of the Cognos claim to provide "All capabilities, One product, One architecture".

Cognos 8 aims to support best-practice decision areas, by business function, and integrating three key performance capabilities:

  1. Reporting, query and analysis
  2. Planning
  3. Measuring and monitoring

to provide a complete performance management system.

The Cognos key analytics Business Intelligence framework supports business managers by providing ready access to dashboards and analytic reports relating directly to their functional area, enabling them to make the best possible decisions.

 

Cognos Product Features

Key features of Cognos include:

  • One solution for all enterprise reporting and dashboard requirements.
  • Unified Metadata layer
  • Burst personalized reports to multiple locations and in multiple formats.
  • Multiple export formats: Excel, PDF, XML, HTML, and CSV.
  • Flexible distribution methods: centralized access, email, application integration, MS Office.
  • Automatic Multilingual capability to deliver reports in users' working language.
  • Advanced Self Service Authoring - single drag and drop authoring environment for all reports and dashboards.
  • Embed live applications, Web sites, and non-BI content within a report.
  • Report against any data source: relational, dimensional ERP, XML, Java beans, JDBC, LDAP, WSDL, Excel files, Access files, Flat files, and legacy systems such as VSAM, IMS, IDMS, and Cobol Copybooks. Also content management data - FileNet, Documentum, and OpenSoft.
  • 100 percent, zero-footprint Web browser interface for all users

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