Cognos Analytics: Latitude and Longitude in Maps

Before the release of IBM Cognos Analytics 11 R8 on November 3rd 2018, the analytics community has been limited to the map-able data of highlighting named regions (populate polygons) or named points.  We now have more out-of-the-box Mapbox abilities.  Specifically, users can create maps with latitude and longitude data points.  This maps feature was added…

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The DOs and DON’Ts of Oracle Support Escalation

If you are an Oracle Premier Support Customer and you run into an issue with any of your EPM products, you are entitled to full support, up to and including full recreation of your issue in a test environment by Oracle’s own development team, if necessary. Most issues can be resolved in relatively short order,…

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Metrics and Scorecards in IBM Planning Analytics

Scorecards allow users to compare strategic targets with actual results and compare performance to targets over time. Having a scorecard allows business users to take corrective actions to ensure targets are achieved. Green, Yellow and Red indicators quickly draw a user’s eye to items that need attention or are at risk of missing targets.  IBM…

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Cognos Analytics 11- Baseball Optimum Launch Angle

The Art of the Swing In 2015 the MLB started a stat tracking system called statcast. Statcast is a high-speed, high-accuracy, automated tool developed to analyze player movements and athletic abilities. If you are a baseball fan and have not looked at Statcast, I recommend that you do. The data being captured is impressive. Among the…

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