CA11: Prospective Cognos 11 or Cognos Analytics

Cognos 11 or Cognos Analytics, as it’s been renamed now, is IBM’s latest enterprise release for the Business Intelligence platform.  The first thing every prior Cognos user will see is the completely new web interface (see below). One of the main reasons for this new interface is to bring an “any-device” interface to the consumers. …

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Year-to-date report? Try the FR Match function!

Viewing current period vs. quarter-to-date vs. year-to-date is a common layout used in financial reports.   Often this layout is managed using substitution variables that automatically pass in the current period / QTD / YTD members.   Or you could use range functions with hidden columns to retrieve additional periods and then sum them up for presentation…

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Hyperion and Windows 10 Compatibility

Since Windows 7 and 8.0 have both reached the end of mainstream support and the rest of Windows 8.x is slated to reach end of support January 2018, many IT departments are starting to evaluate Windows 10 as a new Enterprise standard.  With Windows 10 comes Microsoft’s newest version of Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge.  While Microsoft…

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Hyperion Smart View – Essbase Shared Connection Changing or Vanishing

We have seen a few instances lately where some odd Smart View Essbase Shared Connection behavior has been popping up in version 11.1.2.1. In short, most administrators prefer that there be one Essbase server linked to the Essbase connections in a Smartview Shared Connection. However, an issue has been experienced where other servers in related environments…

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IBM Planning Analytics (on Cloud) Important Update

An important Planning Analytics update will be applied to all client cloud environments during February and March of 2017. The installation of this update will be done during the week during each customer’s non-business hours and customers will receive advanced notification of the dates and times the update will be performed. IBM will schedule different…

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