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Analyst Report Ranks IBM BI Platform Leader | PMsquare Brief

Analyst Report Ranks IBM as BI Platform Leader – PMsquare Brief 091417 IBM was identified as a BI platform leader for analytics solutions in a recent analyst publication from the Business Application Research Center.  The report, known as the BARC Score, evaluates enterprise BI platform solutions on two core dimensions: […]

User Adoption Thrive

Thrive with Increased User Adoption

What Makes User Adoption Thrive? If you want to use Cognos to its maximum potential, knowing how Cognos is being used within your user community is vitally important.  You need to know who’s using it, how often, and what content is utilized most often. This engagement is called “user adoption” […]

Custom Javascript in Cognos 5

Custom JavaScript in Cognos – Expand and Collapse

In this article I continue to explore ways to leverage custom JavaScript in Cognos.  This is the fifth article on the topic (I really like custom JavaScript in Cognos) so be sure to check out my other blogs.  An often requested feature in Cognos is the ability to make a […]

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Big Data to Smart Data: How to Structure Your Analysis

Big data is often seen the enabler of continual competitive advantage.  But it’s no big surprise that big data can be unwieldy.   The challenge organizations often face is how to create an ongoing framework to truly unlock the power of big data so that it can continually drive strategic initiatives […]

JavaScript in Cognos Analytics

Custom JavaScript in Cognos Analytics – Notifications

In the previous article, I created a library for handling start/end date prompt validation with custom JavaScript. This works beautifully, but end users may not understand why their selections are not working. A well designed page should include some form of notification explaining why certain actions are, or are not […]

How to Cognos

How to Cognos: Using Layout Component References

As the number of reports generated by a company continues to grow, it becomes harder to maintain a uniform look and feel across them all. Business users may start to complain that newly released reports are starting to look significantly different than the old ones, and report developers will often […]