Cognos BI Gets a New Name & New
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PREVIEW COGNOS ANALYTICS
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• Introduction
• IBM Cognos Analytics Version 11
• About Senturus
• Special Offers
• Additional Resources
• Q&A
Agenda
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Portal – Welcome Screen
• Easy access to samples
• Coach marks to guide users
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Navigation Revamp
• New sliding panels for each section
• Helps to retain current context
• Allows easy navigation with mi...
Content Management
• Manage content in wide view
• Create folder, sort, copy, move and more
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New Names
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Content from My Folder
Content from Public Folder
List of all recently used assets
New redesigned Search
Portal Pages and Tabs
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• Opens in new browser tab, outside of the new UI
• Cannot set them as Home
• Cannot create th...
Authoring
• Authoring interface merges Report Studio and Cognos
Workspace Advanced
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Other Items
• Prompts have slightly different appearance
• User interface profiles not available
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Query Studio and Analysis Studio
• Studios still available
• No changes in functionality or look
• Launches in new browser...
Existing Reports Assets
• Existing reports are upgraded in “non-interactive” mode by
default.
• Switching to “interactive ...
Cognos Workspace
• Opens in a new browser tab
• Fully functional (filter, toolbar actions, drill)
• Can edit, create new d...
Manage
• Basic administrative capabilities
• Targeted at the departmental admin
• Simplified UI
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Uploaded Files
• Existing reports will continue to work
• 10.2.2 My Data Sets are no longer updateable
• Re-upload your da...
Schedules and Subscriptions
• All schedules and jobs are maintained
• Users can now subscribe to reports
• The report is d...
Data, Metadata and Query
• Framework Manager, models and packages as is
• Compatible Query Engine (CQE) as is
• Dynamic Qu...
Infrastructure Changes
• Gateway removed
• Moving internal APIs from SOAP to REST
• Life Cycle Manager will be updated and...
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Embeddability and Partner Apps
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• SDK is unchanged
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Other Changes
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Item Changes
Event Studio No change (opens in new browser tab)
Metric Studio No change (opens in new brow...
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Licensing & Upgrading
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Compatibility & Set Up
Q: Do we still need to have IIS with Cognos Analytics? We have gateways on separate
servers running...
Compatibility & Set up
Q: What's the oldest version of DB2 that can be used as a reporting source?
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Q: Is there a plan to release Cognos Analytics Planning (TM1) at the same time?
A: Cognos Plan...
Tool Changes & Availability
Q: Did Cognos Analytics 11 add security providers, such as ADFS?
A: No.
Q: Are prompt pages go...
Capabilities
Q: Is there a limit for Excel spreadsheets that can be uploaded?
A: We will allow limits to be set by the adm...
Capabilities
Q: Can an administrator set different reports/dashboard as home pages for
different group of users (not by us...
Capabilities
Q: How can I achieve advance reporting like conditional formatting,
master detail relationships, variables, e...
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Q: We have several portal tabs by subject matter available to our users when
they sign on to Cognos Connectio...
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Q: Can I create Report Studio reports using custom SQL and distribute it to the
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Framework Manager
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Reporting
Q: In Cognos Analytics 11, how can I tell if the report will be in Excel format? In Cognos
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How Tos
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Highlights of changes and new functionality including new user-friendly interface with great visuals. Other 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; and the added functionality of modeling on the web. Since 2000, Senturus a nationwide business analytics consultancy, has delivered more than 2,000 projects to more than 900 clients, from medium-sized companies to the Fortune 500. Learn more at: Senturus.com. Our extensive online resource library provides free access to technology-neutral and software specific webinars, training sessions, demonstrations, and unbiased product reviews and more. To access our resources library, visit: Senturus.com/resources. We also offer a variety of IBM Cognos BI, TM1, Tableau, and other training courses, including classes specifically designed for business users. Visit our training page to learn more: Senturus.com/training.
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  • 1. Cognos BI Gets a New Name & New Functionality PREVIEW COGNOS ANALYTICS VERSION 11
  • 2. • Introduction • IBM Cognos Analytics Version 11 • About Senturus • Special Offers • Additional Resources • Q&A Agenda 2Copyright 2015 Senturus, Inc. All Rights Reserved
  • 3. Jim Youldassis Business Analytics Portfolio Architect IBM Introduction: Today’s Presenters Copyright 2015 Senturus, Inc. All Rights Reserved 3 Jim Frazier Vice President of Client Solutions Senturus, Inc.
  • 4. Presentation Slide Deck on www.senturus.com Copyright 2015 Senturus, Inc. All Rights Reserved 4
  • 5. This slide deck is from the webinar: Preview Cognos Analytics Version 11: Cognos BI Gets a New Name & New Functionality To view the FREE recording of the presentation, download this deck, or read the Q & A go to: www.senturus.com/resources/preview-cognos-analytics- version-11/ Hear the Recording 5Copyright 2015 Senturus, Inc. All Rights Reserved
  • 6. 6 ibm.biz/cognosanalytics.com
  • 7. Portal – Welcome Screen • Easy access to samples • Coach marks to guide users 7
  • 8. Navigation Revamp • New sliding panels for each section • Helps to retain current context • Allows easy navigation with minimal complexity 8
  • 9. Content Management • Manage content in wide view • Create folder, sort, copy, move and more • Properties 9
  • 10. New Names 10 Content from My Folder Content from Public Folder List of all recently used assets New redesigned Search
  • 11. Portal Pages and 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
  • 12. Authoring • Authoring interface merges Report Studio and Cognos Workspace Advanced  It’s the same studio under the covers  It uses same XML report specification 12
  • 13. 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 13
  • 14. This slide deck is from the webinar: Preview Cognos Analytics Version 11: Cognos BI Gets a New Name & New Functionality To view the FREE recording of the presentation, download this deck, or read the Q & As go to: www.senturus.com/resources/preview-cognos-analytics- version-11/ The Senturus comprehensive library of recorded webinars, demos, white papers, presentations, and case studies is available on our website: www.senturus.com/resources/ Hear the Recording 14Copyright 2015 Senturus, Inc. All Rights Reserved
  • 15. Query Studio and Analysis Studio • Studios still available • No changes in functionality or look • Launches in new browser tab 15
  • 16. 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 16
  • 17. 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 17
  • 18. Manage • Basic administrative capabilities • Targeted at the departmental admin • Simplified UI 18
  • 19. Uploaded Files • Existing reports will continue to work • 10.2.2 My Data Sets are no longer updateable • Re-upload your data using new Upload files feature 19
  • 20. Schedules and Subscriptions • All schedules and jobs are maintained • Users can now subscribe to reports • The report is delivered to their Notification Center on a schedule. 20
  • 21. Data, Metadata and 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 21
  • 22. Infrastructure Changes • Gateway removed • Moving internal APIs from SOAP to REST • Life Cycle Manager will be updated and will ship later 22
  • 23. This slide deck is from the webinar: Preview Cognos Analytics Version 11: Cognos BI Gets a New Name & New Functionality To view the FREE recording of the presentation, download this deck, or read the Q & As go to: www.senturus.com/resources/preview-cognos-analytics- version-11/ The Senturus comprehensive library of recorded webinars, demos, white papers, presentations, and case studies is available on our website: www.senturus.com/resources/ Hear the Recording 23Copyright 2015 Senturus, Inc. All Rights Reserved
  • 24. Embeddability and 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 3rd party portal unchanged  SharePoint  WebSphere 24
  • 25. Other Changes 25 Item 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 • Consume Active Reports and CW only
  • 26. 26 Notices and Disclaimers Copyright © 2015 by International Business Machines Corporation (IBM). No part of this document may be reproduced or transmitted in any form without written permission from IBM. U.S. Government Users Restricted Rights - Use, duplication or disclosure restricted by GSA ADP Schedule Contract with IBM. Information in these presentations (including information relating to products that have not yet been announced by IBM) has b een reviewed for accuracy as of the date of initial publication and could include unintentional technical or typographical errors. IBM shall have no responsibility to update this information. THIS DOCUMENT IS DISTRIBUTED "AS IS" WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. IN NO EVENT SHALL IBM BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGE ARISING FROM THE USE OF THIS INFORMATION, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, LOSS OF DATA, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, LOSS OF PROFIT OR LOSS OF OPPORTUNITY. IBM products and services are warranted according to the terms and conditions of the agreements under which they are provided. Any statements regarding IBM's future direction, intent or product plans are subject to change or withdrawal without notice. Performance data contained herein was generally obtained in a controlled, isolated environments. Customer examples are presented as illustrations of how those customers have used IBM products and the results they may have achieved. Actual performance, cost, savings or other results in other operating environments may vary. References in this document to IBM products, programs, or services does not imply that IBM intends to make such products, pro grams or services available in all countries in which IBM operates or does business. Workshops, sessions and associated materials may have been prepared by independent session speakers, and do not necessarily reflect the views of IBM. All materials and discussions are provided for informational purposes only, and are neither intended to, nor s hall constitute legal or other guidance or advice to any individual participant or their specific situation. It is the customer’s responsibility to insure its own compliance with legal requirements and to obtain advice of competent l egal counsel as to the identification and interpretation of any relevant laws and regulatory requirements that may affect the customer’s business and any actions the customer may need to take to comply with such laws. IBM does not provide legal advice or represent or warrant that its services or products will ensure that the customer is in compliance with any law.
  • 27. 27 Notices and Disclaimers (con’t) Information concerning non-IBM products was obtained from the suppliers of those products, their published announcements or other publicly available sources. IBM has not tested those products in connection with this publication and cannot confirm the accuracy of performance, compatibility or any other claims related to non-IBM products. Questions on the capabilities of non-IBM products should be addressed to the suppliers of those products. IBM does not warrant the quality of any third-party products, or the ability of any such third-party products to interoperate with IBM’s products. IBM EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. The provision of the information contained herein is not intended to, and does not, grant any right or license under any IBM patents, copyrights, trademarks or other intellectual property right. • IBM, the IBM logo, ibm.com, Aspera®, Bluemix, Blueworks Live, CICS, Clearcase, Cognos®, DOORS®, Emptoris®, Enterprise Document Management System™, FASP®, FileNet®, Global Business Services ®, Global Technology Services ®, IBM ExperienceOne™, IBM SmartCloud®, IBM Social Business®, Information on Demand, ILOG, Maximo®, MQIntegrator®, MQSeries®, Netcool®, OMEGAMON, OpenPower, PureAnalytics™, PureApplication®, pureCluster™, PureCoverage®, PureData®, PureExperience®, PureFlex®, pureQuery®, pureScale®, PureSystems®, QRadar®, Rational®, Rhapsody®, Smarter Commerce®, SoDA, SPSS, Sterling Commerce®, StoredIQ, Tealeaf®, Tivoli®, Trusteer®, Unica®, urban{code}®, Watson, WebSphere®, Worklight®, X-Force® and System z® Z/OS, are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation, registered in many jurisdictions worldwide. Other product and service names might be trademarks of IBM or other companies. A current list of IBM trademarks is available on the Web at "Copyright and trademark information" at: www.ibm.com/legal/copytrade.shtml.
  • 28. © 2015 IBM Corporation Thank You
  • 29. This slide deck is from the webinar: Preview Cognos Analytics Version 11: Cognos BI Gets a New Name & New Functionality To view the FREE recording of the presentation, download this deck, or read the Q & As go to: www.senturus.com/resources/preview-cognos-analytics- version-11/ The Senturus comprehensive library of recorded webinars, demos, white papers, presentations, and case studies is available on our website: www.senturus.com/resources/ Hear the Recording 29Copyright 2015 Senturus, Inc. All Rights Reserved
  • 30. WHO WE ARE SENTURUS INTRODUCTION
  • 31. Laser Focused on Business Analytics Copyright 2015 Senturus, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 31 • Dashboards, Reporting & Visualizations – Business intelligence and enterprise reporting – Information dashboards and balanced scorecards – Ad hoc analysis and self-service BI – Advanced visualization • Data Preparation – Best practices architectures for enterprise-wide analytics – Staging for big data – Data warehousing and data integration – Data acquisition, integration, transformation, and delivery • Big Data & Advanced Analytics – Data exploration and visualization – Predictive analytics • Enterprise Planning – Automated planning, budgeting, and forecasting systems – Consolidated financial reporting systems
  • 32. • Architecture, Design & Development • Turnkey Project Delivery • Support & Managed Services • Roadmaps,Assessments & Feasibility Studies • Quick Wins & Jumpstarts – Troubleshooting and performance optimization – Software installations, upgrades, migrations • Training & Mentoring • Knowledge Resource Library • Software Tools (for accelerated development) - Connectors between analytics tools - Pre-built data mappings and industry analytics models Senturus Service & Product Offerings
  • 33. 900+ Clients, 2000+ Projects, 16+ Years 33Copyright 2015 Senturus, Inc. All Rights Reserved
  • 34. SPECIAL OFFERS 34
  • 35. • Fit Assessment – Fill out a short questionnaire about your environment – Complimentary consultation led by our Upgrade and Installation Practice Lead • Bridge to Cloud Promotion – Migration path – Dual support for 12 months – Option to stay on premise at end of term IBM’s Bridge to Cloud Promotion: Complimentary Fit Assessment 35Copyright 2015 Senturus, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
  • 36. Understand your migration path to Cognos Analytics How it Works • Fill out a short questionnaire about your environment: email us at info@senturus.com • Complimentary consultation led by our Upgrade and Installation Practice Lead • Provide migration plan including what content needs to be migrated • Detailed estimator that includes the tasks and time for each step required for the upgrade Cognos Analytics Upgrade Path Assessment 36Copyright 2015 Senturus, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
  • 37. This slide deck is from the webinar: Preview Cognos Analytics Version 11: Cognos BI Gets a New Name & New Functionality To view the FREE recording of the presentation, download this deck, or read the Q & As go to: www.senturus.com/resources/preview-cognos-analytics- version-11/ The Senturus comprehensive library of recorded webinars, demos, white papers, presentations, and case studies is available on our website: www.senturus.com/resources/ Hear the Recording 37Copyright 2015 Senturus, Inc. All Rights Reserved
  • 38. ADDITIONAL RESOURCES 38
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  • 40. www.senturus.com/events Upcoming Events 40Copyright 2015 Senturus, Inc. All Rights Reserved
  • 41. Q & A
  • 42. Menu • Licensing & Upgrading • Compatibility & Set up • Tool Changes & Availability • Display & Dashboard • Framework Manager • Reporting • How Tos Questions & Answers 42Copyright 2015 Senturus, Inc. All Rights Reserved
  • 43. Licensing & Upgrading Q: When will Cognos Analytics be available to customers? A: We are targeting a release before the end of calendar year [2015]. Q: What licensing is required? A: Licensing is the same as previous versions of Cognos. You just need to upgrade to Cognos Analytics v11 to take advantage of this new functionality. If you have moved to the new four license roles that were released last summer, you will also get all this new functionality. Q: Only about 50% of our users run reports. How does this affect licensing for those users? A: Licensing does not change. Q: Is there any cost difference between earlier versions and this version? A: No, the license roles remain the same. Questions & Answers 43Copyright 2015 Senturus, Inc. All Rights Reserved
  • 44. Licensing & Upgrading Q: Does Cognos Analytics require a migration or upgrade from 10.2.2? A: It is an upgrade as opposed to a migration. Q: Do we need any tools to upgrade from 10.2.x to Cognos Analytics? A: The process for upgradingwill be very similar to what you have done in upgrading from 10.2.0 to 10.2.1 or similar. Q: How well does the new interface work with mobile devices? A: The new portal, report viewing, and new dashboarding experience will be available on the mobile device. Q: How does the installation size of Cognos Analytics differ from other versions? A: The size is similar to previous versions. Q: Will there be an online test version of Cognos Analytics, similar to the test version for Cognos 10.2.2? A: Yes, we will be opening this up to users in the coming week. Submit interest here, at analyticszone.com: bit.ly/SenCogAn11. Questions & Answers 44Copyright 2015 Senturus, Inc. All Rights Reserved
  • 45. Licensing & Upgrading Q: Since Query Studio/Analysis Studio still exists, is there any purpose to first upgrade from 10.1 to 10.2, instead of going straight to Cognos Analytics 11? A: No, there is nothing stopping you from moving from 10.1 to Cognos Analytics. Q: Do we need to be on 10.2 to upgrade to 11? A: You can upgrade from any version, but upgrading from 10.x is easier (vs. 8.x) Q: Is this Cognos Analytics or Watson Analytics? Because I saw the Watson icon when the report is refreshed. A: This is Cognos Analytics. We have internal open sourced the assemble portion of Watson Analytics. This is an early build and we have actually replaced those spinners. Good Eyes! Q: Will you be covering IBM's Business Analytics Online during the webinar? A: Unfortunately, we are not covering the details of Cognos BI Cloud offering (there is a promotion to Bridge to Cloud as well), but we are offering a complimentary consultation for cloud. Let me know if you want to set up a call; you can email me at kknowles@senturus.com or call me at 303-330-7321. Questions & Answers 45Copyright 2015 Senturus, Inc. All Rights Reserved
  • 46. Compatibility & Set Up Q: Do we still need to have IIS with Cognos Analytics? We have gateways on separate servers running IIS. A: You are not required to have IIS, we will be shipping/installing WebSphere Liberty which can handle the role of IIS. Q: I’m really curious to know if Cognos Analytics 11 will support responsive web design? A: Our new UI is responsive; however, we are not adjusting reports in a responsive manner. This was a topic of much discussion. Q: Is there a recommended level of memory and SAN required for Cognos Analytics 11 that would be greater than existing Cognos 10.2.2 requirements? A: The requirements for Cognos Analytics will be very similar to the requirements of 10.2.2. Q: Is Internet Explorer compatible with Cognos Analytics? A: Yes, this release is IE compatible. We will be supporting standards mode. Q: Is this still only DB2? A: We support (and have supported) a wide range of data sources. This is where some of this stuff gets really interesting. The "personal data" is actually now stored in a very high performance columnar Parquet file. As you may know, this type of technology comes from the newer Hadoop world, and says a lot about where IBM is going. Questions & Answers 46Copyright 2015 Senturus, Inc. All Rights Reserved
  • 47. Compatibility & Set up Q: What's the oldest version of DB2 that can be used as a reporting source? A: 10.1 Q: Is the information created in the new UI stored in the on-premise content server or is it moved to the cloud? A: Watson Analytics, the storage location for this is either on-premise or cloud, dependingon where you install Cognos Analytics. Q: Will I need to manually change My Folder to My Content when I begin using Cognos Analytics? A: My folder is automatically updated to My content when you upgrade to this release. Q: Is Firefox compatible with Cognos Analytics 11? A: Yes. Q: Will Cognos Analytics 11 support Edge browser? A: Not with general availability. Questions & Answers 47Copyright 2015 Senturus, Inc. All Rights Reserved
  • 48. Tool Changes & Availability Q: Are there new in-memory features added to this version? A: This is where the new parquet file storage of the personal data comes in. It is extremely high performingdue to in-memory capability. Q: Is Cognos Insight still available in Cognos Analytics 11? A: Yes, Cognos Insight is still available. Q: Can Cognos Analytics 11 use data from two packages in a same report? A: Unfortunately, no, we are still limited as we were in previous versions. Q: Is integrated includedin Cognos Analytics? A: FM is still around, what we have is a Line of Business modeling experience. Q: Is ABT Transformer still available with the new release? A: Yes, ABT Transformer is still available in Cognos Analytics. Q: Is Powerplay studio still available? A: Yes, Powerplay is still available. Questions & Answers 48Copyright 2015 Senturus, Inc. All Rights Reserved
  • 49. This slide deck is from the webinar: Preview Cognos Analytics Version 11: Cognos BI Gets a New Name & New Functionality To view the FREE recording of the presentation, download this deck, or read the Q & As go to: www.senturus.com/resources/preview-cognos-analytics- version-11/ The Senturus comprehensive library of recorded webinars, demos, white papers, presentations, and case studies is available on our website: www.senturus.com/resources/ Hear the Recording 49Copyright 2015 Senturus, Inc. All Rights Reserved
  • 50. Tool Changes & Availability Q: Is Report Studio still available? A: No, it is replaced by the new authoring experience. Q: Is WS advanced and Report Studio being combined? A: Yes, we show what it looks like in the webinar. Q: Are the different studios in earlier versions integrated into one in Cognos Analytics 11? A: This a new studio, but there are still traditional studios. Q: If there is only one studio now versus Report Studio, CWA, etc, how am I able to manage user functionality? For example, I want some some users to have CWA, but not report studio. A: There is more then a single studio; however, we offer the same capabilities in the back end to control who has access to which capabilities. Q: Is there a query view with Cognos Analytics 11? A: Yes, there is a query view. Q: Are there any differences with Dynamic Cubes in this new release? A: No, Dynamic Cubes are relatively untouched and will continue to be supported. Questions & Answers 50Copyright 2015 Senturus, Inc. All Rights Reserved
  • 51. Tool Changes & Availability Q: Is there a plan to release Cognos Analytics Planning (TM1) at the same time? A: Cognos Planning analytics will be cloud only and, to the best of our knowledge, contains Cognos, so there should be no need to tie it back to another instance of Cognos. Q: How will portal tabs and prompt pages work? A: Portal tabs will be available and will open a new window, prompt pages continue to work as they always have. Q: Are there any changes to Cognos Transformer? A: No. Q: So, to be clear, can I still create reports with prompt pages and JavaScript objects? A: Yes Q: Can report queries still be viewed? A: Yes, you can still view this in the new Authoring experience. Q: What does the Administrator Console look like and how does it work? A: Administrator console is unchanged. This will be the focus of a future release. Questions & Answers 51Copyright 2015 Senturus, Inc. All Rights Reserved
  • 52. Tool Changes & Availability Q: Did Cognos Analytics 11 add security providers, such as ADFS? A: No. Q: Are prompt pages going away? A: Prompt pages will continue to be present. Q: Are there any changes to ESRI maps in Cognos Analytics 11 A: This will continue as it always has. Q: Is the data module modeling similar to the prior Framework Manager, which is only for the Cognos Admin license? A: This will be available to all users; it will be up to the organization who receives this capability. Q: Currently, FM is a desktop-based tool, will that change in Cognos Analytics 11? A: FM will continue to be a desktop based tool. Q: Is Data Module replacing Framework Manager? A: No, FM is not being deprecated. It will be around for a long time. Questions & Answers 52Copyright 2015 Senturus, Inc. All Rights Reserved
  • 53. Capabilities Q: Is there a limit for Excel spreadsheets that can be uploaded? A: We will allow limits to be set by the administrator as to the max file size and total space each user can occupy on the disk. Q: Am I limited to the type of templates I use with multi-tenant? A: Templates are found in the folder structure and as a result you can place any template in whichever tenant you wish. Q: Is trigger-based schedule still available? A: Yes, they are available. Q: Can Dynamic or Power Cubes be mixed with flat files in creating new data models? A: No, new data modules can only be created from uploaded files or database connections. Q: Is the data on the parquet file encrypted? A: This is up to your organization’s administrator to determine. Q: How does Cognos Analytics 11 handle multiple subscriptions? We currently use a job which appears to be no longer available. A: Jobs are still available. We handle subscriptions as individual elements. Questions & Answers 53Copyright 2015 Senturus, Inc. All Rights Reserved
  • 54. Capabilities Q: Can an administrator set different reports/dashboard as home pages for different group of users (not by users themselves)? A: At this point no; however, it is something we want to look at moving forward. Q: Are there challenges with Parquet files multiple app servers? A: No, you are able to specify and point all. Q: Can I add widgets to a dashboard from a report as in Cognos 10.2? A: No, it is something that we will look at in future releases. Q: Can Dynamic or Power Cubes be used with flat files for new data model? A: No, only uploaded files and database connections can be used. Q: Can I use TM1 as a data source? A: Yes, TM1 as a data source can be used with versions 10.2.X and higher. Questions & Answers 54Copyright 2015 Senturus, Inc. All Rights Reserved
  • 55. Capabilities Q: How can I achieve advance reporting like conditional formatting, master detail relationships, variables, etc? A: This will be achieved in the same way as with other version, just in a different location. Q: Will I be able to extend Cognos via HTML/JavaScript? A: No, you will still be able to extend Cognos. However, due to the nature of the new interactive experience you will be restricted to non-interactive viewer for these types of extensions. Q: What flat files types are accepted as local sources of data? A: Flat files: CSV, XLS, XLSX. Q: Will Cognos Analytics 11 have accessibility? A: The general release will not be fully compliant, but we hope to fix this in the near future. Questions & Answers 55Copyright 2015 Senturus, Inc. All Rights Reserved
  • 56. Capabilities Q: We have several portal tabs by subject matter available to our users when they sign on to Cognos Connection. Will multiple tabs still be displayed for easy selection? A: Portal tabs will not be available, portal pages will still persist and be available through their saved location. Q: Is it possible to secure modeling so users can’t access this feature? A: Yes, this is controlled by the administrator. Q: Does Web Model have the capability to open the FM designed model? A: No Q: Will I be able to incorporate report/dashboard content in a mashup? A: You will continue to be able to use Cognos Mashup with reports; however, not with the new dashboarding tool. Q: Is "copy report to clipboard" functionality available from report studio in Cognos Analytics 11? A: Yes. Questions & Answers 56Copyright 2015 Senturus, Inc. All Rights Reserved
  • 57. Capabilities Q: Can I create Report Studio reports using custom SQL and distribute it to the users via email? A: Yes. Q: What's the support for low level security in the new data modelling? A: If there is data level security in the database then we will respect that, but we do not provide the ability to state that support through the module. Q: In data module, can I add data sources from other packages? A: You cannot use an existing FM package as part of these data modules. Q: Am I limited to MHT files for distribution and will run only in IE? A: For offline distribution, yes MHT is still the format. Q: Is there a way to use D3 charts in Cognos Analytics 11? A: No, we allow organizations to use RAVE to build out custom visualizations. Questions & Answers 57Copyright 2015 Senturus, Inc. All Rights Reserved
  • 58. This slide deck is from the webinar: Preview Cognos Analytics Version 11: Cognos BI Gets a New Name & New Functionality To view the FREE recording of the presentation, download this deck, or read the Q & As go to: www.senturus.com/resources/preview-cognos-analytics- version-11/ The Senturus comprehensive library of recorded webinars, demos, white papers, presentations, and case studies is available on our website: www.senturus.com/resources/ Hear the Recording 58Copyright 2015 Senturus, Inc. All Rights Reserved
  • 59. Display & Dashboard Q: Can you define the default chart/graph that display first - i.e.; priority of charts to execute? A: In addition to the method Jim has demonstrated in the webinar, you can choose to start from a chart and fill in slots. Plus, you do not need to set compatibility mode. Q: Can the dashboard be used offline/disconnected? A: No, dashboards are required to be connected to the internet. However, Active Reports are available offline. Q: Do all of the queries/reports need to be created first before being dropped on the dashboard? In the example you showed, all the data in the .csv had to be authored from somewhere. A: Correct, you still need to prepare your data before dropping it into dashboards. Questions & Answers 59Copyright 2015 Senturus, Inc. All Rights Reserved
  • 60. Display & Dashboard Q: Are these features available for customers who embed Cognos dashboards in their apps? A: Yes, this will be available to our partners. Q: My company has different user groups, and each user group will need a default home dashboard. What's the best way to set home for a group of users? Are there limit to the number of dashboard? A: No, there are limits on the number of dashboards, users can set a report as their home page. Q: My company has different user groups, and each user group will need a default home dashboard. What's the best way to set home for a group of users? Are there limit to the number of dashboard? A: No, there are limits on the number of dashboards, users can set a report as their home page. Q: Are filters for charts available in the dashboard? A: Filtering is applied to all charts from the same data source in a given tab. Questions & Answers 60Copyright 2015 Senturus, Inc. All Rights Reserved
  • 61. Framework Manager Q: Is Data Module replacing Framework Manager? A: No, FM is not being deprecated. It will be around for a long time. Q: Is a FM package different from a Data Module? A: Yes, FM packages and Data Modules are different entities. Similar in their use, but different in terms of technology and creation. Data modules is a simpler way to create models. Q: Can I use FM to create reports and dashboards? A: Dashboards can only use uploaded files and new data modules. Q: Do the models created in the UI create a package accessible within Framework Manager to modify later? A: Data Modules are only available for use within the web-based modeling and not for export and further refinement with FM. Q: So, do we really no longer need FM? A: I wouldn't go that far. In the right hands FM is a very powerful tool. This new modeling is targeted at helping line of business users create models without having to have a deep knowledge/skills. Questions & Answers 61Copyright 2015 Senturus, Inc. All Rights Reserved
  • 62. Framework Manager Q: Could we add a new data source/ table/file to an existing FM model? A: Yes, you can continue to use FM as it is today. Q: You showed GoSales as an example. Was it the GoSales exposed by Framework Manager or is it the connection to the database itself? A: In this case it was exposed via a FM package. Regardless, you still need to create a model, whether it is with FM or the new modeling experience. Q: FM provides many complex joining and transformation capabilities, if these are needed based on our data, can we use the new capabilities? A: The new data module tool is focused on a line of business user, these are users that don't understand why/how to do complex joins and other features. Q: If we use relational data source, can we still use FM? A: Yes, you can still use FM. Q: Will the new Data Modules be able to open existing packages/models that were built using Framework Manager in a previous version? Or will they have to be rebuilt? A: At this time, you cannot use FM packages as part of the new data modules. You can only use uploaded files, data connections, and existing modules. Questions & Answers 62Copyright 2015 Senturus, Inc. All Rights Reserved
  • 63. Reporting Q: In Cognos Analytics 11, how can I tell if the report will be in Excel format? In Cognos 10.2.2, the sign of output version is next to launch report? A: The report will take the default action when selected. There will not be an indication of exactly which format this will take. Q: Have Active Reports been redesigned to produce reports similar to the displayed dashboard with the same functionality? A: Active Reports are still available. We have tried to make it easier for you to create Active Reports with a new user interface. Q: If multiple users subscribe to the same report at different times, would Cognos run the same report multiple times? A: Yes, the reports will run when requested. Q: We schedule long-running reports so that they will be presented to users very quickly when they are accessed at any time. Is that type of offline scheduling of report execution still available? A: Yes, offline report scheduling is still available. Subscriptions are meant for individual users, where as schedules are designed for a wider distribution Q: Can I edit queries of the report as it did in Report Studio? A: Yes, you are still able to view and edit the queries the same way you’ve been doing it in Report Studio. Questions & Answers 63Copyright 2015 Senturus, Inc. All Rights Reserved
  • 64. How Tos Q: Can I subscribe to get a report as an email attachment? A: Yes, you can choose system and/or email. Q: How do I email to a group of users through a subscription? A: Subscriptions are meant only for individuals. To send to multiple users, use the scheduling feature. Q: Could you remind me where can I access the Reports Studio or WKA I made in the past? A: You will find then in the team content area. Q: How do I sort columns, by clicking the header? A: Once you click on columns you will see all the options, one of which is sort. Q: When we upload the files where do they get saved? A: Uploaded files are saved to disk into a parquet file. Questions & Answers 64Copyright 2015 Senturus, Inc. All Rights Reserved
  • 65. How Tos Q: How difficult is it to automate updating the flat file? A: At this point you cannot automate the upload of a file. Q: Could I add new columns to existing model, instead of administrator? A: If you have permissions to the modeling tool, then the module could augment it. Or you could use the existing module as a starting point to create something new. Q: Can I save the output to a different destination other than content store? A: No. Q: How do self-serve users manage size content or control limits on how much can be uploaded and saved? A: The administrator can limit the max file size and total size each user can occupy. Questions & Answers 65Copyright 2015 Senturus, Inc. All Rights Reserved
  • 66. This slide deck is from the webinar: Preview Cognos Analytics Version 11: Cognos BI Gets a New Name & New Functionality To view the FREE recording of the presentation, download this deck, or read the Q & As go to: www.senturus.com/resources/preview-cognos-analytics- version-11/ The Senturus comprehensive library of recorded webinars, demos, white papers, presentations, and case studies is available on our website: www.senturus.com/resources/ Hear the Recording 66Copyright 2015 Senturus, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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