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PREVIEW OF COGNOS ANALYTICS VERSION 11

December 03, 2015

Cognos Analytics (v11), End User Self Service, Report Authoring

Totally New User Interface

With Cognos Analytics v11, IBM has taken self-service analytics head on. In this recorded webinar, our guest from IBM previews the new functionality including the user-friendly interface with great visualizations.

Cognos Analytics will be widely available at the end of 2015. Highlights of the changes include:

  • Interactive and personalized self-service reporting that provides answers without involving IT
  • No more multiple studios, just one clean, simple UI with intuitive functionality for reporting and dashboard needs
  • The added functionality of modeling on the web
TECHNOLOGIES COVERED

Cognos Analytics, Cognos BI

RECOMMENDED AUDIENCES

BI Report Authors, BI Report Consumers, BI Power Users (Developers, Support Staff), BI Managers, IT Managers, IT / BI Executives (CTO), Business Executives (CEO)

PRESENTER

Jim Youldassis
Business Analytics Portfolio Architect
IBM

PRESENTATION OUTLINE

Cognos Analytics Portal – Welcome Screen

  • Easy access to samples
  • Coach marks to guide users

Navigation Revamp

  • New sliding panels for each section
  • Helps to retain current context
  • Allows easy navigation with minimal complexity

Content Management

  • Manage content in wide view
  • Create folder, sort, copy, move and more
  • Properties

New Names

  • Search: Newly redesigned
  • My content: Content from my folder
  • Team content: Content from public Folder
  • Recent: List of all recently used assets

Portal Pages & Tabs
Pages

  • Opens in new browser tab, outside of the new UI
  • Cannot set them as home
  • Cannot create them

Tabs

  • Cannot be set as home
  • Planned to create as shortcuts for the users

Authoring

  • Authoring interface merges Report Studio and Cognos Workspace Advanced
    • It’s the same studio under the covers
    • It uses same XML report specification

Other Items

  • Prompts have slightly different appearance
  • User interface profiles not available
  • Templates now in template folder
    • No more editing XML file to customer template palette

Query Studio & Analysis Studio

  • Studios still available
  • No changes in functionality or look
  • Launches in new browser tab

Existing Reports Assets

  • Existing reports are upgraded in “non-interactive” mode by default
  • Switching to “interactive mode” will remove all JavaScripts and prompt APIs
  • Query Studio reports -> no change
  • Analysis Studio reports -> no change
  • Saved outputs -> no change
  • Report Views -> no change
  • Report properties -> no change
    • Name, descriptions, security

Cognos Workspace

  • Opens in a new browser tab
  • Fully functional (filter, toolbar actions, drill)
  • Can edit, create new dashboards
  • Cannot set as home
  • Removed: Do More, new report widget

Manage

  • Basic administrative capabilities
  • Targeted at the departmental admin
  • Simplified UI

Uploaded Files

  • Existing reports will continue to work
  • 2.2 My Data Sets are no longer updateable
  • Re-upload your data using new upload files feature

Schedules & Subscriptions

  • All schedules and jobs are maintained
  • Users can now subscribe to reports
  • The report is delivered to their notification center on a schedule

Data, Metadata & Query

  • Framework Manager, models and packages as is
  • Compatible Query Engine (CQE) as is
  • Dynamic Query Engine (DQE) as is
  • Dynamic Cubes and Cube Designer as is
  • PowerPlay and Transformer as is

Infrastructure Changes

  • Gateway removed
  • Moving internal APIs from SOAP to REST
  • Life Cycle Manager will be updated and will ship later

Embeddability& Partner Apps

  • Viewer URL APIs should continue to work
  • SDK is unchanged
    • Some APIs may no longer work
    • New UIs are not part of the SDK
  • Portlets to embed content in third party portal unchanged
    • SharePoint
    • WebSphere

Other Changes

  • Event Studio – No change (opens in new browser tab)
  • Metric Studio – No change (opens in new browser tab)
  • Cognos Office Connection – No change
  • Drill-through definitions – No change (opens in new browser tab)
  • Cognos mobile native apps – Remove access to regular reports and consume Active Reports and CW only

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