Analytics Solutions

22
Feb

DATAVORE Event Montreal

Globalsult is a platinum partner for DATAVORE (Salon du BI de Montreal) that will be held at Palais des Congrès de Montréal March 28th 2017. DATAVORE

Visit us at our booth to get new insights about the recent trends in Analytics, Big Data and Internet of Things.

We will also be presenting a customer success story of a risk management dashboard development with “Mouvement Desjardins” on the main stage at 10:20am Globalsult-Presentation

23
Feb

New Cognos Analytics – Tested by Globalsult

IBM released on December 23rd the new and redesigned Cognos. This release is technically Cognos version 11 but it’s being rebranded as “Cognos Analytics” and marketed almost as a separate product. So what really changes when IBM adds the word “Analytics” to their flagship business intelligence solution?

IBM redesigned the user experience for its Cognos Analytics business intelligence software based on the same self-service design principles as Watson Analytics.

Tested by Globalsult

Globalsult performed a series of tests with the new functionalities of Cognos Analytics and successfully simulated migrations from Cognos 10 to version 11. We are looking forward to show you the new functionalities as well as some features you might need help with.

Migration Path

Great news for current Cognos users: all the same Cognos 10 functionalities are still available in Cognos Analytics, but now it has a new and improved interface and user experience mirrored after the same self-service design principles as Watson Analytics.

First of all, you can upgrade and still run Cognos 10 the way it is today.  This allows users time to get familiar with Cognos Analytics and upgrade reports easily when they are ready to go ahead.

Cognos Analytics V11 was designed for organizations, both small and large, that seek to capture the collective intelligence across their business ecosystems, analyze decisions from both past and present, and improve future outcomes.

Built for sharing knowledge across the organization

Cognos Analytics is built upon a proven platform that is capable of satisfying enterprise needs for scalability, governance, security, and performance that IT demands while improving user design for self-service and decision making. One environment that connects teams, departments, and large enterprises means no time-consuming and costly migrations or shuffling files between disparate desktop tools. More importantly, Cognos Analytics gives organizations the ability to easily share knowledge across hundreds or thousands of users and their ecosystems as well as power the decisions and actions that drive business results.

Cognos Analytics V11 enhancements

Cognos Analytics V11 enhances the efficiency and capabilities of business users, report authors, and administrators alike through a simplification of and the graduated nature of its user experience. The solution offers more capabilities by allowing users to reduce or eliminate IT intervention for many previous tasks. This gives users more self-service options and ultimately advances the analytic expertise of the enterprise. In the past, users might have utilized a range of different tools to accomplish similar goals. They can now capture insights more efficiently through a guided experience that interprets their intent and supports them with a suggested path, leading where they want to go.

Cognos Analytics V11 will help you:

  • Improve the spectrum and confidence of reporting while using trusted and curated data from existing sources.
  • Reuse content from others and share personal insights at the scale-of-the-business without time-consuming migration.
  • Use hybrid cloud capabilities by working from on-premises and cloud deployments while accessing dozens of data sources (on-premises and cloud-based).

 “IBM helps enterprises across all industries extract new insights from the explosion of available data to drive competitive advantage,”

 

 “With Cognos Analytics, we have re-imagined BI, delivering a modern user experience for business users, helping them gain the self-service independence they want without compromising the trusted scale an enterprise platform IT. ” said Beth Smith, General Manager of the IBM Analytics Platform, in a statement.

The redesigned product also features smarter search that works in-context. Smarter search is designed to help users easily find relevant content and accelerate the completion of tasks without help from IT – while power users still have access to all the detailed capabilities they need.

Improved business reporting capabilities

Cognos Analytics also provides a single environment for all types of business reporting. The product delivers the full spectrum of enterprise and departmental reporting, from production managed reports to self-service authored reports and dashboards. This single environment provides the same experience in the office, on the road and on any device. It can also help to ensure everyone is working from the same data, and can easily communicate and collaborate across teams and share information and findings instantly.

Find out how IBM’s latest generation of analytics opens up the world of advanced analysis to all business users from a single analytics destination on the cloud.

Globalsult Migration Services
Globalsult can assess the migration path you’ll need for your organization to upgrade to Cognos Analytics.

 


For more info,  visit our Cognos Analytics page.

Contact me if you’re considering upgrading your existing Cognos BI environment or just want to know more about Cognos Analytics.

George Daccache, President

Globalsult

25
Oct

IBM Redesigns its Flagship BI Solution

IBM Redesigns its Flagship BI Solution with Built-In Smarts for Accelerated Modeling and Reporting

Cognos Analytics: Top Release Features

Scheduled for general release by the end of 2015, Cognos Analytics promises an improved total experience for the entire analytics community from the business user to the IT developer, delivering enhanced usability focused on bringing together self-service and governance, two areas often thought to be incompatible.

With the redesign of Cognos Analytics, business users and IT professionals will be able to author and distribute reports, and access self-service dashboards about things that matter to their business, like monthly financial reports, weekly sales pipeline trends, daily production yields, hourly inventory levels – and do so from any device anywhere.

 New features include:

  • Intent-driven modeling environment:With new intent-driven modeling capabilities, novice users can easily pull together the data they need without having to understand the technical details of the data sources. For example, by simply typing the words “revenue,” “product” and “department,” Cognos Analytics can interpret the user’s intent, search the data sources for those attributes and then propose the model to use.
  • Smarter search that works in-context:Smarter search is enabled throughout the solution to help users quickly and easily find relevant content and accelerate the completion of tasks. In authoring mode, for example, a user can type “chart” and smart search instantly points to the right menu to add it. The user can even be guided to the most appropriate visualization for that data. As a result, line-of-business users can quickly and easily create their own reports and dashboards without help from IT – while power users still have access to all the detailed capabilities they need.
  • A single environment for all types of business reporting:Cognos Analytics provides the full spectrum of enterprise and departmental reporting in one solution – from production managed reports to self-service authored reports and dashboards. This single environment provides the same experience in the office, on the road and on any device, to help satisfy the business demand for insight while helping to reduce IT backlogs. It can also help to ensure everyone is working from the same data, and can easy communicate and collaborate across teams and share information and findings instantly.

 

Watson Analytics

With self-service design principles in common, Watson Analytics opens the door to agile and empowered user discovery, analysis predictions and compelling visualization which now pairs with the new Cognos Analytics as the indispensable trusted and scalable source of enterprise BI.

 

 “IBM helps enterprises across all industries extract new insights from the explosion of available data to drive competitive advantage,” said Beth Smith, GM, IBM Analytics Platform.

 

With a Cognos Analytics, we have reimagined BI, delivering a modern user experience for business users, helping them gain the self-service independence they want without compromising the trusted scale an enterprise platform IT needs. Now our clients can gain the insights to effectively manage and improve the outcomes of their business.”


Watch IBM’s introduction videos and demonstrations.


Stay tuned for more information about Cognos Analytics!
Click here to learn more

Georges Daccache
President, Globalsult

16
Jul

An affordable business intelligence solution preconfigured for midsize businesses

Learn how Cognos Express analytical solutions help SMBs optimize their operations and surpass their main competitors.

IBM Cognos Express is the first integrated one-stop business intelligence and planning solution designed to meet the needs of mid-size companies. If you are looking for:

  • Better manage your costs and improve your business efficiency through consistent and reliable information
  • Identify new opportunities and trends through analysis
  • Provide better service to your customers with the visibility to information acquired through integrated reports
  • Increase profitability and growth of your income through integrated planning, analysis and integrated reporting
  • Take prompt corrective action by creating new potential business scenarios

Globalsult can help you unlock the potential of your business information as well as all the tools such as reports, analysis, dashboards, planning and budgeting, for medium-sized companies at an affordable price.

Give it a try by signing up for our proof of concept offer.

To find out more, click here.

Georges Daccache
President, Globalsult