CONNECTS VISUAL DATA DISCOVERY TOOLS TO COGNOS
Organizations have made significant investments in BI platforms like Cognos, augmenting them with governed and prepared data, business rules and security measures. But because the new self-service data visualization tools do not connect directly to these bastions of BI fortitude – and all their clean data – users bypass them altogether. Instead, they spend 80% or more of their time remodeling the data and, in the process, potentially compromise data integrity and security.
The Senturus Analytics Connector provides an easy solution to these issues, allowing visual data discovery tools to access the secure, prepared data in Cognos.
CHALLENGES OF EXTRACTING AND REMODELING DATA IN SELF-SERVICE VISUALIZATION TOOLS
THE SENTURUS SOLUTION
The Senturus Analytics Connector allows Tableau and Power BI to tap directly into Cognos and TM1 as data sources. The straightforward UI allows users to then simply drag and drop data from Cognos into Tableau or Power BI. Data is obtained securely via an OBDC layer connection; user authentication and restriction controls remain in place.
When your enterprise BI and self-service data visualization tools work in concert, beautiful things happen. Numbers match up. Performance improves. IT and business users both see huge time savings as manual, duplicative modeling efforts are eliminated.
CONNECT COGNOS TO TABLEAU OR POWER BI
"Our senior leadership is able to access dynamically updated KPIs. The Analytics Connector makes us look like magician.”
— Kimberly Griffin, Director for Electronic Research, Administration, Northwestern University.
“It is clear that the combination of Tableau, Cognos and the Senturus Analytics Connector will greatly improve all our departments.”
—Dean Clausen, Business Intelligence Architect,
Aero Precision Industries
Two-week proof of concept including installation, configuration and testing.