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Cognos Analytics 11.1 and AI Empowers You

By now, we all know that we’ll never be able to analyze the massive amount of data that continues to grow without proper tools. So we need analytics that go further than reporting what happened and help us understand why it happened. That’s why IBM has created analytics tools that instantly transform your data into […]

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When and How to Use Cognos Dynamic Cubes

Cognos Dynamic Cubes is meant to provide high-performance interactive analysis of data. It is used when your data volume is over terabytes. They are used only for star or snowflake modeled data warehouses and provides in-memory relational OLAP functionality with aggregation. When to Use Cognos Dynamic Cubes Cognos Dynamic Cubes was developed to address the challenge of […]

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Active Reports Using the Data Toggle Bar in Cognos

Active reports are highly interactive and make business intelligence easier for the casual user. Any report generated within Cognos can be saved as an Active report and consumed remotely with no connection to the BI Server. The report is created in the MHT format and the report and its data are saved in a single […]

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Optimizing Analytics in Retail with Geospatial Data

Predictive analytics solutions have incorporated the fundamentals of location-based analytics for years, but these were typically cumbersome tools that were confined to small groups of specialists.  With the abundance of location data generated from smart phones and connected devices, the potential of geospatial data has expanded dramatically, especially in the retail industry. At a basic […]

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Meet with Perficient at IBM Vision 2016

Perficient is proud to once again sponsor the IBM Vision conference, the premier business analytics and performance management conference for finance, risk management and sales compensation professionals.  Visit us during the event from May 9-12 at booth #2 in the EXPO Hall, where you can learn how we’ve leveraged our expertise to deliver award-winning solutions […]

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Introduction to Cognos Mashup Services

Why Cognos Mashup Services? There are several alternatives when it comes to accessing a cognos report from an external application, but when we just need to execute a cognos report and get the result quickly without bothering about advanced cognos features, then CMS is our best choice. The objective of CMS is narrowly focussed on […]

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The Year in Review | Top 10 EIS Posts of 2015

It’s been a busy year in the Enterprise Information Systems space. With over 75 posts this year, our in-house experts found themselves face to face with big changes and an abundance of great information to share. We sifted through that content and present to you the Top 10 EIS posts of 2015.   Ten | […]

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Cognos TM1 Training in Denver on August 17 to 20

Hopefully many of you have enjoyed my many Cognos TM1 blog posts. Now some of you may be new to TM1 or a novice or an expert at the product. Regardless of your skill level, training is always important to stay up to date with new product changes. With that said, Perficient’s IBM Business Analytics group will be […]

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IBM Cognos TM1 + Atlassian JIRA = Client Success

IBM Cognos TM1 is well-known as an enterprise planning software platform that can transform your entire planning cycle, from target setting and budgeting to reporting, scorecarding, analysis and forecasting [1], and Perficient is well-known for delivering expertly designed TM1-based solutions. At Perficient, we are excited about solving our customers’ business needs. Every Cognos TM1 implementation […]

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Great BI Experiences with IBM Cognos, SPSS and Digital Experience

Pankaj Bose spoke at the IBM Digital Experience 2015 conference about how IBM Cognos, Digital Experience and SPSS can be integrated together for a great Business Intelligence Experience. Typical business challenges include: How to build, run and manage a mobile, cloud and social solution Complexity of great experiences Lack of centralized storage and poor, incompatible […]

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Implementing Cognos ICM at Perficient

   by  nist6dh  Defining the Problem For any growing organization, with a good size sales team compensated through incentives for deals and revenue, calculating payments becomes a bigger and bigger challenge. Like many organizations, Perficient handled this problem with Excel spreadsheets, long-hours, and Excedrin. Our sales team is close to a hundred strong and growing 10% […]

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Think Better Business Intelligence

by jDevaun.Photography Everyone is guilty of falling into a rut and building reports the same way over and over again. This year, don’t just churn out the same old reports, resolve to deliver better business intelligence. Think about what business intelligence means. Resolve, at least in your world, to make business intelligence about helping organizations […]

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Upcoming Webinar: Compensation Management for Financial Services

Financial services and banking organizations are challenged with aligning sales performance with corporate goals to drive business growth. In addition to financial performance, one of the largest challenges financial institutions face today is managing the balance of meeting regulatory requirements without potentially disrupting performance. The following includes a high-level look at some regulatory guidelines on […]

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Why Does Data Warehousing Take So Long? Part 2

In my last post, I wrote about BI’s reputation for being a long drawn-out process. And of course, where the market sees a vacuum…  A plethora of products and processes exist to aid with “shortcutting” BI/DW development. So this time, I want to look some common factors at play when you use the various types […]

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Cognos TM1 Server – On Start Up!

It is almost always advantageous to be able to “make sure” your Cognos TM1 environment is “ready for use” after a server restart. For example, you may want to: Create a backup Load the latest sales data Initialize security Etc. Hopefully, you know what a TM1 chore is (“a chore is a set of tasks […]

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Rounding out Cognos TM1

Currently there are 4 options for rounding numbers in Cognos TM1. They are: Rounding in reports. Rounding during loads. Rounding with the Cube Viewer. Rounding with rules. Rounding in Reports The most popular method to apply rounding in TM1 is in reporting. Cognos TM1 leverages MS Excel for reporting and supports all of the formatting […]

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Simple Cognos TM1 Backup Best Practices

How do you create a recoverable backup for a TM1 server instance (TM1 service)? What is best practice? Here is some advice. Note: as with any guideline or recommendation, there will be circumstances that support deviating from accepted best practice. In these instances, it is recommended that all key stakeholders involved agree that: The reason for deviation […]

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An Architectural Approach to Cognos TM1 Design

Overtime, I’ve written about keeping your TM1 model design “architecturally pure”. What this means is that you should strive to keep a models “areas of functionality” distinct within your design. Common Components I believe that all TM1 applications, for example, are made of only 4 distinct “areas of functionality”. They are absorption (of key information […]

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A Practice Vision

Vision Most organizations today have had successes implementing technology and they are happy to tell you about it. From a tactical perspective, they understand how to install, configure and use whatever software you are interested in. They are “practitioners”. But, how may can bring a “strategic vision” to a project or to your organization in […]

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IBM OpenPages GRC Platform –modular methodology

The OpenPages GRC platform includes 5 main “operational modules”. These modules are each designed to address specific organizational needs around Governance, Risk, and Compliance. Operational Risk Management module “ORM” The Operational Risk Management module is a document and process management tool which includes a monitoring and decision support system enabling an organization to analyze, manage, […]

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