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- Published: 28 Jun 2016
IBM Cognos® Express is the first and only integrated business intelligence (BI) and planning solution purpose-built to meet the needs of midsize companies. It delivers the essential reporting, analysis, dashboard, scorecard, planning, budgeting and forecasting capabilities that midsize companies need at a price they can afford. Everything is included in a pre-configured solution that is easy to install, easy to use and easy to buy.Product Editions:
- Cognos Express Reporter
- Cognos Express Advisor
- Cognos Express Xcelerator
Cognos Express Reporter
Features and Benefits
IBM Cognos Express Reporter delivers:
- Simple, intuitive, drag-and-drop authoring capabilities that are easily accessible from a Web browser for self-service reporting by any user, from novice to expert.
- A common metadata model that presents information to users in business terms they understand, so they can be productive right away.
- Access to all corporate data in any combination, including relational, analytical OLAP or even desktop files for comprehensive, accurate reporting.
- Broad report coverage to meet the needs of different users, including financial, production, operational, transactional, managed or ad hoc reports.
- Flexible report delivery that includes the ability to write once and immediately publish reports to the Web, PDF files, Excel spreadsheets, email messages and the IBM Cognos Express Web portal.
- Interactive dashboards that can be shared company-wide and support collaborative feedback.
- The ability to easily maintain and update a report throughout its life cycle using a common, shared interface that can be accessed by all business users.
Cognos Express Advisor
IBM Cognos Express Advisor delivers:
- Easy drill down and up of information for quick analysis.
- High-impact visualizations, including bar, line, area, pie, radar, bubble, scatter and range charts and graphs, plus geo maps and heat/performance maps.
- Self-service analytics through an intuitive Web-based interface that enables simple publishing to a common portal for widespread adoption by business users.
- Powerful in-memory analytics for real-time calculations and slicing and dicing of data by swapping, stacking and switching dimensions in any combination.
- Freeform analysis of any combination of data, which eliminates reliance on overstretched IT resources to model and build custom cubes and dimensions.
- Conditional formatting and traffic lights to highlight important variances at a glance.
- Data entry and spreading capabilities that enable “what-if” business scenario modeling and forward planning based on actual data.
- Write-back capabilities that link analysis and planning processes for effective business optimization.
Cognos Express Xcelerator
IBM Cognos Express Xcelerator transforms common spreadsheets for real-time Excel-based planning and business analysis.IBM Cognos Express Xcelerator delivers:
- Centrally managed data, business hierarchies, rules and calculations to eliminate data silos and inconsistencies throughout the organization – all powered by an in-memory analytics server.
- Streamlined and continuous planning, aggregation and analysis, so you can focus your attention on effectively operating and growing your business.
- A Web-based interface that allows non-finance users to easily contribute to and view current plans, analysis and reports.
- Pre-built blueprints for key planning tasks, including expense and capital planning, workforce management and profitability analysis.
- Role-based security, structured workflows and clear audit trails to improve accountability and accuracy.
- Excel-authored reports and applications that can be instantly accessed through a Web browser and portal with no “coding” skills required.
- Write-back capabilities that link “what-if” modeling results with business optimization and planning.
Tangentia Cognos Express Services
Tangentia has expertise in providing IBM Business Intelligence solutions to its Clients existing in different industries like Healthcare, Banking, Logistics, and Retail etc.
- Cognos Express Installation, Configuration and Upgrade
- Implementation and Design in Cognos
- Cognos Administration and Performance tuning
- Cognos Migration
- End user Training