TheIBMCognosBusinessIntelligenceenterprise-classBIplatformsupportsbusinessreportinganddashboards,aswellasself-servicecapabilitiessuchasdataanalysis。

Itprovidesindustry-wideinteroperabilitysoITcanleveragestandardsandincorporateawiderangeofdatabases,middleware,operatingsystemsandsecurityschemeswhendeployingtheplatform。

CognosismanagedbyITbutincludesuserself-serviceadministrativecontrolsoverdata,reportaccessandarangeofprofessionalreport-writingandcreationcapabilities。

Managedcontentdeliveryallowsformultipleoutputoptionsforasinglereport;i。

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theabilitytopushreportstobusinessusersviamobileanddesktopviaschedulesoron-demand。

CognosincorporatesForwardLookingBI(FLBI)tointegrateBIwithpredictiveanalytics。

Thisallowsuserstoembedpredictiveindicatorswithinreportsanddashboards。

FLBIisdesignedtouncoverinsightsandstatisticallyinterestingrelationshipsfromdatasets。

CognosalsointegrateswithIBMsPerformanceManagementapplications。

NewfeaturesinthelatestversionofIBMCognosBusinessIntelligence,10。

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2,improveoveralleaseofuseinanattempttogiveendusersmoreindependencefromITbutalsoincludesimplifiedsetupanddeployment。

Cognos10。

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2isfullycompliantwithU。

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GovernmentSection508,givingdisabledusersaccessibility。

Streamlinedreportcreationismadepossiblebyhighlystandardizedtemplateswithoutmetadatainformation。

Usersselectthetemplatestheywishtouseandfillinthemetadatainformation。

Therearealsostylereferencereports,whichworkinasimilarfashion。

ChangestoreportsarenowvisibleinrealtimewithActiveReportLivePreview。

UserscanviewActiveReportcontentinReportStudio,changethelayouttomatchthespecificdeviceforoutputandmakeformatchangesdirectlyinpreviewmode?

Outputiscompletelybrowser-independent。

Cognos10。

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2introducedtheMyDataSetsfeature,whichallowsuserstouploaddatafromExcelorCSVfilestointegratepersonaldataintoreports。

Thisfeaturediffersfromtheexistingexternaldatafeature,asitallowsmoredatatobeimported。

Theimporteddataremainsontheserverforaslongastheuserwants,andthedatasetnowgeneratesitsownpackageoncreation?

Securityenhancementsin10。

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2includeEnhancedTargetedProfilesthatallowastandardizedlookandfeelforReportStudioandCognosWorkspaceAdvancedforbothproducersandconsumers。

Usermulti-tenancyallowssecuresharingofcontentbyadministratorswithmultipleusersfromonecentrallocation。

InIBMCognosBusinessIntelligence10。

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2,usersnowcanimportpackages(includingphysicalmetadataandformatting)intoCubeDesigner。

CognosBusinessIntelligenceofferings

Cognosisdesignedforbusinessesofallsizesandcomprisesthefollowingmodules:

IBMCognosWorkspace,whichprovidesaunifiedworkspacewhereuserscanworkwithinformationacrossalltimehorizons。

IBMCognosWorkspaceAdvanced,whichallowsuserstoperformcomplexanalysistasksandinteractwithinformation。

ReportStudio,whichprovidesprofessionallayoutandreportingcapabilities。

ActiveReport,anofflineinteractivedashboardfordeliveringself-containedBI。

CognosMobile,whichprovidesauthorcollectonce,usemanytimesfunctionality。

CognosBIQueryService,whichgeneratesSQL/multidimensionalexpressions(MDX)queriesspecificallyoptimizedforthetypeandversionofunderlyingdatasources。

Italsoprovidessecurity-awarein-memorycaching,whichavoidsredundantqueries,andblendstogethermultiplesourcesofbusinessdata。

DynamicCubes,whichprovidesrelationalonlineanalyticalprocessing(ROLAP)capabilitywithinDynamicQueryandsupportforbothin-databaseandin-memoryaggregates。

IBMCognosBusinessIntelligencerunsonAIX,Linux,MobileOS(Android,iOS),SolarisandWindows,andisavailableviaaperpetuallicenseorcloudsubscription。

Theon-premisesversionissoldbyroleandisavailabledirectlyfromIBMorthroughresellers。

CognosBIpricing?

CognosBIonCloudoffersthreelevelsofuserpricingandfourlevelsofadministratorpricing。

Userpricingisasfollows:

Aworkgrouplicenseis$75peruser,permonth,withaminimumsubscriptionof50usersandaminimumsix-monthterm。

Itisrenewedsemi-annuallywithmonthlybilling。

Astandardlicenseis$95peruser,permonth,withaminimumsubscriptionof100usersandaminimumone-yearterm。

Itisbilledmonthlyandrenewedannually。

Anenterpriselicenseis$125peruser,permonth,withaminimumsubscriptionof150usersandaminimumone-yearterm。

Itisbilledmonthlyandrenewedannually。

Administratorpricingisasfollows:

AnalyticsAdministrator(authorizeduser[AU]):Listpriceis$15,100perAU;typicaldiscountis30%andannualsupportpercentageis20%。

AnalyticsExplorer(authorizeduserandprocessor[PVU]):$2,500perAU;typicaldiscountis30%andannualsupportpercentageis20%。

AnalyticsUserAuthorized(userandprocessor[PVU]):$1,350perAU;typicaldiscountis30%andannualsupportpercentage20%。

InformationDistribution(processor[PVU]):$500perPVU;typicaldiscountis30%andannualsupportpercentageis20%。

AfreetrialoftheCognosBIonCloudversionisaccessibleviaBluemix,IBMsopencloudplatform,andintheIBMAnalyticsZone。

NativelanguagesupportconsistsoflivesupportandunlimitedaccessforallcertifiedITtechnicalstaffwithinanorganization。

Self-servicesupportisavailableonline?

SoftwareSubscriptionandSupport(SS)ispricedbasedonapercentageoflicensecostandisntanoptionalcomponent。

Itschargedat25%ofinitiallicensecost,oreffectively20%oftheinitiallicenseandnewmaintenancefeeinfollow-onrenewals。

SoftwareAcceleratedValueProgramsareanincrementalchargecalculatedonaper-casebasis,dependentonthespecificservicethatthecustomerrequires。

CustomerscantpurchaseSoftwareAcceleratedValueProgramswithouthavingstandardSS。

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