Cognos Analytics: Report Performance Details

Performance Details in Report In today's analytics environment, timeliness of data is important.  Along with timeliness, reports and analyses need to be swift.  With Cognos Analytics 11 R7 and higher, there is a feature within Report called Performance Details which helps authors determine if queries or visualizations need to be tuned to boost overall run…

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SPSS Predictive Analytics – Projecting MLB Player Value

Baseball has always been a passion of mine since I was young. It is an analytical game, where numbers and matchups often rule the decisions on and off the baseball diamond. Professional baseball teams track and store enormous amounts of data. Each team having statisticians combing through mountains of data, in search of a needle…

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Comparing Scenarios in IBM Planning Analytics

By John Leahy Creating multiple scenarios to understand the financial and operational impact of changes to internal and external factors is critical to effective decision-making. IBM Planning Analytics makes it easy for users to create as many of their own scenarios as they like and then compare those scenarios side-by-side. In the example below, we…

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Self-Service Dashboards in IBM Planning Analytics

By John Leahy Creating a dashboard in IBM Planning Analytics is designed to be easy enough for casual users to build their own dashboards and share them with other users. Dashboards can be created by clicking on the “New” button in the center of the workspace. Then the user can create a new book from…

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Cognos Analytics 11 Custom Report Template

In Cognos Analytics 11, report administrators have the ability to implement company wide templates for developers to start with.  These can be highly custom templates so that end users have less formatting to do before the report is ready for production.  Below is a brief, best practice on implementing a template for a corporate enterprise…

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