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IBM Cognos Express


IBM Cognos Express is an integrated business intelligence (BI) and planning solution purpose-built to meet the needs of midsize companies. It delivers essential reporting, analysis, dashboard, scorecard, planning, budgeting, and forecasting capabilities that midsize companies need. Everything is included in a pre-configured solution designed to be easy to install, easy to use, and easy to buy. IBM Cognos Express includes the following components: Cognos Express Reporter provides complete, self-service reporting and ad hoc query capabilities that allow business users to access, modify, or create reports. It is designed to help reduce the cost and time needed to share information throughout an organization.Cognos Express Advisor translates raw data into sophisticated analysis with visual presentations. Business users and analysts at midsize companies can use it to quickly analyze complex data and easily share business insights.Cognos Express Xcelerator extends and transforms the familiar Microsoft Excel front end with an in-memory analytics engine. It’s designed for multidimensional analysis and strategic planning tasks.

cognos express  Cognos Express IBM Cognos Express is an integrated business intelligence (BI) and planning solution purpose-built to meet the needs of midsize companies. It delivers essential reporting, analysis, dashboard, scorecard, planning, budgeting, and forecasting capabilities that midsize companies need. Everything is included in a pre-configured solution designed to be easy to install, easy to use, and easy to buy. IBM Cognos Express includes the following components: Cognos Express Reporter provides Read More

IBM Cognos Express Product Demo – Overview


See the integrated reporting, analysis, and planning capabilities that can help your midsize business to drive greater efficiencies, manage costs, and identify growth opportunities. Watch this video to learn more.

cognos express  Cognos Express Product Demo – Overview See the integrated reporting, analysis, and planning capabilities that can help your midsize business to drive greater efficiencies, manage costs, and identify growth opportunities. Watch this video to learn more. Read More

Research Note: IBM Cognos Express


Many senior managers of small and medium-sized businesses hesitate at the cost and complexity of adopting technology such as business intelligence (BI) and performance management (PM). But these companies cannot postpone the adoption of BI or PM indefinitely. This research note explains how smaller companies can benefit from adopting a BI and PM solution, and makes the case for adopting IBM Cognos Express.

cognos express  Note: IBM Cognos Express Many senior managers of small and medium-sized businesses hesitate at the cost and complexity of adopting technology such as business intelligence (BI) and performance management (PM). But these companies cannot postpone the adoption of BI or PM indefinitely. This research note explains how smaller companies can benefit from adopting a BI and PM solution, and makes the case for adopting IBM Cognos Express. Read More

Fast-growing Company, Mayflex, Chooses IBM Cognos Express to Deliver Essential Business Intelligence and Planning Capability


Read about how Mayflex used IBM Cognos Express to replace a complex spreadsheet system, improve time-consuming budgeting and forecasting processes, compare actuals against budgets at various levels, and save time for end users through automatic system updates.

cognos express  Company, Mayflex, Chooses IBM Cognos Express to Deliver Essential Business Intelligence and Planning Capability Read about how Mayflex used IBM Cognos Express to replace a complex spreadsheet system, improve time-consuming budgeting and forecasting processes, compare actuals against budgets at various levels, and save time for end users through automatic system updates. Read More

Cognos Express-a New “Big” Product for the Midsized Market?


Many midsized companies have to deal with a very particular problem: the need of a true business intelligence (BI) solution, while having to select and deploy one within a tight budget. On September 29, 2009, IBM Cognos announced the launch of Cognos Express, a new product specially designed to meet the needs of the midsized market. Of course, here at TEC, we took the time to give it a try. We

cognos express  at some interesting facts: Cognos Express is a Web-based tool composed of three base products: Cognos Express Reporter (a reporting and querying tool), Cognos Express Advisor (a tool for data analysis and visualization), and Cognos Express Xcelerator (a tool for data analysis and planning based on Microsoft Excel; all of these three can be managed by the Cognos Express Manager. The idea behind this three-part system is to create a complete set of BI tools, giving the user the option of installing only Read More

IBM Express-es Its Candid Desire For SMEs Part Three: Challenges and User Recommendations


IBM still suffers from the image problem of being associated with products and services for very large organizations, and it will need to muster a major marketing effort to convince buyers that it can deliver appropriate and cost-effective systems for small businesses.

cognos express  Express-es Its Candid Desire For SMEs Part Three: Challenges and User Recommendations IBM''s Challenges Despite IBM Corporation''s (NYSE: IBM) clout at selling its services, its recognition as an SME product provider has yet to be established, although the mid-market segment has accounted for $20 billion in 2002, which was almost a quarter of its $81 billion total revenue in 2002, and without the newly allocated resources for the Express program, which include a 6,000-person sales organization and a $200 Read More

IBM Cognos Disclosure Management


For many companies, the processes and tools used every day to support critical activities directly affect their ability to gain insights for decision making. By integrating financial and business intelligence operations, Cognos Disclosure Management can transform report production and make processes more efficient and effective, while ensuring data accuracy.

cognos express  Cognos Disclosure Management For many companies, the processes and tools used every day to support critical activities directly affect their ability to gain insights for decision making. By integrating financial and business intelligence operations, Cognos Disclosure Management can transform report production and make processes more efficient and effective, while ensuring data accuracy. Read More

BI Hits the Road


Just when we thought that business intelligence (BI) systems were headed straight for the cloud, new BI applications are already being developed for another change in the way traditional BI tools used to work. Mobile technology is reaching every corner of organizational business process, from the ability to register and review transactions in an operational system, to the ability to

cognos express  KPI in real time. Cognos 8 Go! From IBM is a mobile solution for organizations that already have a Cognos BI solution in place. It can interact with many Cognos native BI capabilities, as well as front-office tools. This is just a sample of different types of providers and different mobile BI flavors, and this post is the first in a series of posts reviewing available mobile BI options, including features and differentiators. I hope it helps you understand and decide which option is the best fit for you. Read More

Using Business Intelligence Infrastructure to Ensure Compliancy with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act


The 2002 Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) has affected organizations, their data, and their reporting processes, putting a strain on how their financials are managed. Business intelligence solutions provide answers to these issues, allowing organizations to address SOX compliancy.

cognos express  BI vendors, such as Cognos and Hyperion , have teamed up with consulting firms to provide SOX-specific modules, and to take into account systems requirements as well as business requirements to meet the additional needs of their clients. Cognos, along with Business Intelligence International (BII), a Cognos Silver Partner, has developed SOX-specific modules to provide clients with the ability to integrate SOX compliancy in the use of their software. These include the SOX scorecard and status reporting Read More

IBM Cognos 8 Business Intelligence for Use with SAP NetWeaver


The SAP NetWeaver infrastructure and applications have long been critical information pillars for some of the world’s largest and most successful companies. This demo script from IBM shows how companies can use IBM Cognos 8 with their existing SAP NetWeaver infrastructures. It includes scenarios for finance, IT, and business users, and follows specific steps to demonstrate functionality designed for each type of user.

cognos express  Cognos 8 Business Intelligence for Use with SAP NetWeaver The SAP NetWeaver infrastructure and applications have long been critical information pillars for some of the world’s largest and most successful companies. This demo script from IBM shows how companies can use IBM Cognos 8 with their existing SAP NetWeaver infrastructures. It includes scenarios for finance, IT, and business users, and follows specific steps to demonstrate functionality designed for each type of user. Read More

McCormick and Schmick's Restaurants Gains New Insight into Dining Trends and Financial Performance with IBM Cognos Express


McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants needed better insight to understand and take advantage of key business trends. Find out why they chose IBM Cognos Express to deliver that insight.

cognos express  Financial Performance with IBM Cognos Express McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants needed better insight to understand and take advantage of key business trends. Find out why they chose IBM Cognos Express to deliver that insight. Read More

Business Objects Objects Again


In a repeat of the Brio lawsuit of 1999, Business Objects has now sued Cognos over a U.S. patent that Business Objects holds for a query technology. Cognos says the suit is “invalid and unenforceable”, but it cost Brio $10 million.

cognos express  Event Summary Software developer Cognos Inc. said on May 9 that it will fight vigorously a patent infringement lawsuit filed by arch-rival Business Objects SA, a suit that it says is without merit. Ottawa-based Cognos, one of the largest vendors of business intelligence software used to access and analyze corporate data, said the patent is invalid and unenforceable . I don''t consider this to be a huge concern, said Brandon Osten, analyst at Sprott Securities. Most of these lawsuits don''t go too Read More

IBM Express-es Its Candid Desire For SMEs Part Two: Market Impact


SMEs have recently begun to seek integration platforms that address the end-to-end business process management (BPM) rather than the traditional pesky point-to-point interconnectivity solutions. IBM's strategy of selling WebSphere Express through local VARs and of letting smaller enterprises deploy only what they need in an incremental fashion, should go a long way with the current buying patterns.

cognos express  Express-es Its Candid Desire For SMEs Part Two: Market Impact Market Impact Despite its prominence in the upper-end of the market, IBM Corporation (NYSE: IBM) is hardly an alien in the mid-market and in the application space alike, given it had developed and it used to own possibly the first full-fledged ERP system, MAPICS , a progenitor of today''s MAPICS ERP for iSeries product. Having subsequently spun off MAPICS nearly three decades ago, IBM had long relinquished the in-house applications Read More

The Move to PCI Express in Next-generation Systems


The next-generation input/output interconnect standard for the PC industry arises from PCI Express and PICMG 1.3 specifications. However, as platforms change to incorporate these standards, they’re virtually eliminating space for high-end telephony boards. When building telephony solutions, vendors must be aware of the changes in these specifications so that they can better use current and future systems for communications applications.

cognos express  Move to PCI Express in Next-generation Systems The next-generation input/output interconnect standard for the PC industry arises from PCI Express and PICMG 1.3 specifications. However, as platforms change to incorporate these standards, they’re virtually eliminating space for high-end telephony boards. When building telephony solutions, vendors must be aware of the changes in these specifications so that they can better use current and future systems for communications applications. Read More