Cognos 10 - Collaboration
Teams can lose tremendous productivity as they search for invaluable information hidden in various meeting notes, manual processes, emails and people’s notebooks. Cognos Business Intelligence helps groups streamline and improve decision-making by providing capabilities for forming communities, capturing annotations and opinions, and sharing insights with others around the information itself.
Establish decision networks and expand the reach and impact of information
Share insights and solicit ideas with a broad set of social networking capabilities available through integration with IBM Lotus® Connections. Integrated access to blogs, wikis and message boards let you expand the reach and impact of your information and gather input from different perspectives.
- Bring together the data, e-mails, IM chats, documents, messages, and other information users need to discuss issues, share insights and align to decisions
- Built-in social network capabilities allow you to initiate activities, engage others with expertise, post messages, files, links, and discuss or review others' opinions so everyone can work together towards a common goal
Provide transparency and accountability to ensure alignment and consensus
Raise the value of BI by increasing user understanding in the information it contains. Cognos Business Intelligence provides a broad set of report-level features to help you better describe your data, capture insight about it and prescribe how to use it.
Cognos Business Intelligence provides greater business context to the information itself by capturing annotations, right down to the cell level. Annotations add another dimension to your data, and allow you to easily follow conversation threads on various items with user-tagged comments. All items, including comments, can be searched.
Data lineage and Business Glossary
Users can quickly understand the data they’re looking at with Data lineage and Business Glossary. A simple right-click lets you immediately access an enterprise dictionary of terms for complete business information on data, such as report author, data source (s), SQL, calculations and filters.
IBM Cognos Business Viewpoint
IBM Cognos Business Viewpoint is dimension management software within Cognos Business Intelligence that gives business users, such as business and financial analysts, the ability to maintain, govern and share the dimensions they need to optimize business performance.
Using Cognos Business Viewpoint, business and IT teams can collaborate to ensure the right dimensions are created within Cognos Business Intelligence to accurately reflect business structures and best represent business needs, right across the organization.
Communicate and coordinate tasks to engage the right people at the right time
Put better decisions into action with ad hoc BI workflow. Cognos Business Intelligence features workflow and task management capabilities that connect people with insights and coordinate decisions with activities in a seamless, closed-loop environment.
- Ad hoc task assignment initiation lets you assign ownership, manage initiatives and track projects and activities
Integration with IBM Lotus Notes® and Microsoft® Outlook® provides easy and instant access to a complete task list
With built-in collaboration and social networking, Cognos Business Intelligence harnesses the collective intelligence of the organization to connect people and insights and gain alignment throughout the organization.