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IBM Cognos Business Intelligence

IBM Cognos Business Intelligence

IBM Cognos Business Intelligence is a web-based, integrated business intelligence suite by IBM. It provides a toolset for reporting, analysis, scorecarding, and monitoring of events and metrics. The software consists of several components to meet the different information requirements in a company.

Features of product

Ценности Business Values
  • Reduce Costs
  • Enhance Staff Productivity
  • Ensure Security and Business Continuity
  • Improve Customer Service
  • Reduce Production Timelines
  • Support Decision Making
  • Ensure Compliance
  • Centralize management
  • Generate Business Reports
  • Support Financial Management
  • Enhance Competitive Ability
  • Manage Risks

About Product

Basic components

Cognos Connection

Cognos Connection is the Web portal for IBM Cognos BI. It is the starting point for the browser-based access to all functions provided with the suite. With the help of the portal, content can be searched in the form of reports, scorecards and agents, it can be managed, structured and displayed. In addition, the portal is used for example to schedule and distribute reports, for creating tasks, administering the server and the access permissions to content available to different users. You can also create shortcuts, URLs and pages.

Query Studio

Query Studio allows simple queries and self-service reports to answer rather simple business questions. The report layout can be customized and data can be filtered and sorted, formatting and the creation of diagrams is also supported.

Report Studio

The Report Studio is used to create management reports. It offers two different modes: The professional authoring mode enables users to access the full range of Report Studio functionality. In this mode, users can create any type of report, including charts, maps, lists, and repeat functions. In professional authoring mode all types of Data (relational or multidimensional) can be used, dynamic data can not be displayed.

The express authoring mode has a more simplified user interface, designed for non-technical users. It enables them to create traditional financial or management reports in a more focused user interface. In contrast to the professional authoring mode, the express authoring mode allows the use of dynamic data.

Analysis Studio


Drill-up and drill-down as example OLAP-functionalities

Users can create analyses of large data sources and search for background information about an event or action. Multidimensional analysis allows identifying trends and understanding of anomalies or deviations, which are not obvious in other types of reports. Drag-and-drop features, elements and key performance indicators can be included in the analysis, rows and columns can be switched, OLAP-functionalities like drill-up and drill-down can be used to get a deeper understanding about the sources of the information used in the analysis.

Event Studio

The Event Studio is a notification tool that informs about events within the enterprise in real time. Therefore, agents can be created to detect the occurrence of business events or exceptional circumstances, based on the change of specified event- or data conditions. A notification may be served by sending an e-mail, its publication in the portal, or by triggering reports. This can be used to handle failure with notification.It is very robust in nature.


IBM Cognos Workspace (formerly introduced in version 10.1 as IBM Cognos Business Insight and renamed in version 10.2.0) is a web-based interface that allows business users to use existing IBM Cognos content (report objects) to build interactive workspaces for insight and collaboration.

Workspace Advanced

IBM Cognos Workspace Advanced (formerly introduced in version 10.1 as IBM Cognos Business Insight Advanced and renamed in version 10.2.0) is a web-based interface that allows business users to author/create reports and analyze information.