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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CA 11: Themes and Extensions

Themes and extensions are a great way to customize your Cognos instance.  The overall theme of Cognos can drive user adoption by instilling confidence that the tool was tailor-made for a corporations solution. In previous versions of Cognos, changing the theme of Cognos was a bit trickier. It would require the source CSS files to…

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Event Recap- Analytics Impact Day

Last week, eCapital had the pleasure of hosting Analytics Impact Day in Chicago, IL and Minneapolis, MN. The eCapital and IBM Product Management team provided an in-depth look into recently announced  product updates, new releases and product roadmaps. eCapital customers, Dennis Anderson (PSI) and Cindy Walsh (Allen Edmonds), shared their experiences on how they partnered with eCapital…

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Integrating Oracle EPM with IBM Cognos Command Center

Generally, you would not think to use IBM products when working with Oracle EPM solutions.  There is at least one combination that I would recommend exploring.  Below I will walk through the advantages of using the IBM Cognos Command Center to control the processes of your Oracle EPM environment. IBM Cognos Command Center (Overview) IBM…

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Standard Report Template

By Trevor Schulte, IBM Cognos BI Consultant, eCapital Advisors and Mark Whit, IBM Cognos BI Senior Consultant, eCapital Advisors As an IBM Cognos BI Consultant, I am often asked if a company can set up a standard report template. While this, on the surface, seems like a generic and trivial task, it is usually imperative…

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