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New Features in 8.4 Agenda IBM Cognos 8 Planning New Contributor Template Administration improvements Integration with other modules IBM Cognos 8 Business Intelligence Detail enhancements of existing Studios New products IBM Cognos 8 Controller Performance gains

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agenda
Agenda
  • IBM Cognos 8 Planning
    • New Contributor Template
    • Administration improvements
    • Integration with other modules
  • IBM Cognos 8 Business Intelligence
    • Detail enhancements of existing Studios
    • New products
  • IBM Cognos 8 Controller
    • Performance gains
    • New administration functionality
ibm cognos 8 planning
IBM Cognos 8 Planning
  • New Contributor Template
    • Built in Java
  • Integration with other modules
  • Administration improvements
contributor template
Contributor Template
  • User controlled nesting
    • Cube
    • Model
  • User Cube Order
  • Persistence
  • Word Wrap
  • Date Picker
  • Hierarchies
  • Zoom
  • Freeze Panes
  • Sorting & Hiding
key new features
Key New Features
  • BiFs
  • Contributor Link improvements
  • FM model generation improvements
  • Publish improvements
  • Validations > Check > Prevent
integration
Integration
  • Full integration into Cognos 8 Portal
  • Full integration into Cognos 8 security model
  • CDS (now PDS) live data connection
  • Event authoring on planning data
  • Seamless access to Cognos 8 BI Suite
ibm cognos 8 business intelligence
IBM Cognos 8 Business Intelligence
  • Detailed Enhancements in Existing Studios
  • New Products
    • Go Dashboard!
    • Business Viewpoint
  • Existing Functionality you may not have seen
    • Go Mobile!
    • Office Connection
    • CAFE
detailed enhancements of existing studios
Detailed Enhancements of Existing Studios
  • Better look and feel to reports
  • Reports within folders arranged as Tabs or Links
  • End user can now ask for alerts on numbers within a report
  • Drilling synchronisation for multiple queries
  • Extended suppression in all studios
  • Lineage
  • Enhanced administration tools
  • New PowerPlay Studio
new products within business intelligence
New Products within Business Intelligence
  • Go Dashboard!
  • Business Viewpoint
go dashboard
Go Dashboard!
  • Users can create their own Dashboard
  • Highly graphical look and feel
  • Content chosen from any existing report
  • Users can change display types
  • Great start point for introducing users to BI
business viewpoint typical issues
Business Viewpoint – Typical Issues
  • “I wish the sales hierarchy reflected the latest re-organization.”
    • Operations Manager
  • “When will the data warehouse reflect my new customer list?”
    • Brand Manager
  • “I want to realign my cost centers so I have plan and actual views.”
    • Financial Analyst
business viewpoint today s position
Business Viewpoint – Today’s Position
  • Working individually with own definitions and structures
  • Manually reconciling dimensions and hierarchies in spreadsheets
  • Spending time manually tracking changes because there is no automated process in spreadsheets
  • Manually rolling up and reconciling spreadsheets to gain a corporate view
  • Moving at the pace of IT not the speed of business
business viewpoint

Maintain

Enable the business to easily create their own perspectives with highly visual interface and fully flexible model

Govern

Replace manual, error-prone efforts with fully transparent, automated and auditable processes

Share

Deliver shared, approved viewpoints across Performance Management and provide bi-directional interfaces to external systems

Business Viewpoint
existing functionality you may not have seen
Existing Functionality you may not have seen!
  • Go Mobile!
  • Office Connection
  • CAFE
go mobile
Go Mobile!
  • Delivers existing IBM Cognos Reports / Dashboards
  • Variety of mobile devices supported
  • Easy to navigate user interface
  • Integrated part of IBM Cognos 8 BI
office connection
Office Connection
  • Displays existing Cognos 8 Content
  • Supports Word, PowerPoint and Excel
  • Create your report template
  • Add your commentary
  • Save!
  • Next month – simply refresh and add revised commentary
cognos addin for excel
Cognos Addin For Excel
  • Displays existing Cognos 8 Content
  • Pulls content through into Excel
  • Includes all formatting and formulas
  • Allows users to manipulate via Excel
ibm cognos 8 controller
IBM Cognos 8 Controller
  • Performance gains
  • New administration functionality