IBM cognos report studio version 10 tips and tricks by senturusinc

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An in-depth look at some key Cognos report authoring techniques that go beyond the standard "out-of-the-box" functionality. Demonstrations include *Using external data to expand the scope of your reports *Leveraging out-of-the-box Maps to create your own customized regional displays *Dynamically changing layout based on report output formats (HTML, Excel and pdf). Except for Maps, there techniques are applicable to versions 8 & 10. Additional discussion on licensing tips for Business Insight mode vs. Business Insight Advanced.

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									        Report Studio V. 10
    Advanced Techniques & Maps
               IBM Cognos 10: Under the Hood
                      Webinar Series

                      www.Senturus.com




     Helping Companies Learn From the Past, Manage the
1                         Present and Shape the Future
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      presentation and download the slide deck, go to
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                               Business Intelligence “




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    Today’s Agenda
    • Welcome and Introduction
    • Report Studio Advanced Techniques Demonstration
       • Dynamically define List rows per page based on report output
    • Cognos 10 Licensing Tip of the Month
    • Report Studio Advanced Techniques Demonstration
       • Connect an existing package to an external data file
       • Customize standard Cognos Maps to meet our needs
    • How Can Senturus Help
       • Senturus services offerings
    • Upcoming Hands-on Training Options
    • Q&A


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    Presentation Slide Deck on www.senturus.com




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    Welcome and Introduction
• Who we are:
    – Jim Frazier, Vice President, Sales
       • 20+ years as a services and software sales executive
         selling Oracle and IBM Products
    – Albert Valdez, Director of Education Services
       • 12 years as a technical trainer, focused on business
         intelligence and performance management
       • 5 years as a Senior Education Specialist at Cognos, Inc.
       • Lifetime CTT+ certification from CompTIA
       • IBM Cognos certified
       • Last 6+ Years as a Senior Consultant, Solutions
         Architect, Education Director


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Who is Senturus ?
    •   Consulting and training firm specializing in Corporate
        Performance Management
         – Office of Finance
              • Close, consolidate, report and file (CCRF)
              • Enterprise planning & budgeting
         – Business Intelligence
         – Training
         – San Francisco Business Times Hall of Fame -- Four
           consecutive years in Fast 100 list of fastest-growing
           private companies in the Bay Area

    • Experience
         – 12-year focus on performance management
         – More than 1,200 projects for 500+ clients
         – IBM/Cognos Premier Partner

    • People
         – Business depth combined with technical expertise.
           Former CFOs, CIOs, Controllers, Directors...
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A few of our 500+ Clients




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    Demonstrations

    IBM Cognos 10 Report Studio
    Advanced Techniques

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    IBM Cognos 10 Report Studio
• Demonstrations
      – Control layout based on Report Output (Excel vs. HTML)
      – Manage External Data
      – Create Custom Maps


         To view a free recoding of this demo, go to
                   www.senturus.com/recorded-webinars.php
        You will find this recording under the IBM Cognos Business Intelligence
         section. It is entitled IBM Cognos Report Studio Version 10 Tips and
                                          Tricks




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       This slide deck is part of a recorded webinar.
         To view the FREE recording of this entire
       presentation and download the slide deck, go to
                     www.senturus.com/recorded-webinars.php

     You will find this—and many other recorded webinars-- under the “IBM Cognos
                                Business Intelligence “




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     IBM Cognos Licensing Tip of the
     Month

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                 IBM Cognos 10 Licensing Matrix
                                     BI Enhanced                                     BI Advanced    BI
                                BI               BI Business BI Business BI Business                             BI
                                      Consumer                                        Business Professional
                            Consumer                Author     Analyst    Manager                           Professional
                                        ($1,110)                                         Author   Author
                              ($891)               ($1,450)    ($1,450)    ($1,450)                           ($3,340)
                                      ($400 add)                                        ($1,680) ($2,790)

     Cognos BI Capability

     Cognos Connection,
       Cognos Viewer,                                                                                     
       Prompting, Drill-
      up/Down/Through
       Business Insight                                                                                    
     Biz Insight Advanced                                                                                      
        Active Reports                                                                                     
       Cognos Search                                                                                       
     Cognos Collaboration                                                                                  
        Query Studio                                                                                          
       Analysis Studio                                                                                         
        Report Studio                                                                                           
        Metric Studio                                                                                           
         Event Studio                                                                                            
         Transformer                                                                                             
     IBM Cognos Mobile
       *as of 10.1.1*
                                                                                                           
     *10.1.1: No additional server charge for Mobile
     IBM Cognos Mobile Consumer and Active Report Recipient
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                      Cognos Licensing Tip
       Business Insight Standard Mode vs.
            Business Insight Advanced
• Business Insight Standard Mode (included in the Cognos Enhanced
  Consumer License):
     • Delivers a self-service dashboard assembly solution
     • Allows users to leverage existing content (reports) and assemble them into
       their own personalized workspaces, or dashboards
     • Provides personalization and basic analytical functionality directly within the
       workspace
     • Is designed for consumers who want to enhance their experience with
       existing reports, allowing them to customize display types and palettes,
       perform basic calculations and filter data




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                     Cognos Licensing Tip
• Business Insight Advanced Mode (Included in the Cognos
  Advanced Business Author and above licensing) is:
     • A Self-service Report Authoring solution
     • Allows users to modify existing reports using the full functionality of a
       business authoring tool
     • Allows users to author their own reports using intuitive interface
       features and gestures including advanced presentation, layout,
       formatting, complex calculations, and filtering
     • Provides an ad-hoc user experience which allows the authors to
       interact with the data while they are developing reports using
       intuitive, integrated OLAP features such as drill-down, slice-and-dice,
       and top/bottom filtering




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                    Cognos Licensing Tip
• Business Insight Advanced Mode (Included in the Cognos
  Advanced Business Author and above licensing):
     • Combines the best features of ad-hoc (Query Studio), multi-
       dimensional Analysis (Analysis Studio), and professional authoring
       (Report Studio)
     • Reports built in BIA are consumable via the Cognos Viewer, which is
       part of the consumer (and enhanced consumer) license. Could also
       be delivered via PDF, HTML, XLS to recipients
     • Provides a subset of the functionality of Report Studio – addresses
       business user’s needs without the complexity of full Report Studio




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     Cognos Licensing!
 • Free Cognos License and Support Review:
     – 1 Hour Call with a Licensing Expert to Discuss:
     – Upcoming Cognos Support Renewal
         •   Review to make sure all licenses are needed and potential no-fee upgrade opportunities
         •   Help negotiating year over year Support increases
         •   Affects of new IBM licensing policies
         •   Discounts over and above IBM pricing
     – Cognos 10 Upgrades and License Migrations
         •   Options for migrating from C8 and previous to new C10 roles
         •   Discussion of what each role includes and value of migrating
         •   Options for starting a POC with existing license roles
         •   Affects of new IBM licensing policies
         •   PVU vs Authorized User license model options
         •   Opportunities for ongoing Support & Maintenance holds
         •   Other (because it changes constantly)




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     Demonstrations (Continued)

     IBM Cognos 10 Report Studio
     Advanced Techniques

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 IBM Cognos 10 Report Studio
 • Demonstrations
     – Control layout based on Report Output (Excel vs. HTML)
     – Manage External Data
     – Create Custom Maps


        To view a free recoding of this demo, go to
                  www.senturus.com/recorded-webinars.php
       You will find this recording under the IBM Cognos Business Intelligence
        section. It is entitled IBM Cognos Report Studio Version 10 Tips and
                                         Tricks




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 IBM Cognos 10 Report Studio
 • Demonstrations
     – Control layout based on Report Output (Excel vs. HTML)
     – Manage External Data
     – Create Custom Maps


        To view a free recoding of this demo, go to
                  www.senturus.com/recorded-webinars.php
       You will find this recording under the IBM Cognos Business Intelligence
        section. It is entitled IBM Cognos Report Studio Version 10 Tips and
                                         Tricks




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       This slide deck is part of a recorded webinar.
         To view the FREE recording of this entire
       presentation and download the slide deck, go to
                     www.senturus.com/recorded-webinars.php

     You will find this—and many other recorded webinars-- under the “IBM Cognos
                                Business Intelligence “




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     Senturus Solutions and Training Services

     How Senturus can help you get
     to your next level of performance

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     Senturus Cognos 10 Upgrade Package

             Senturus      In your
            Upgrades     Development     $3,495
           Cognos 8 to   environment   Fixed Price
            Cognos 10


                                                       COGNOS



     Senturus offers a full range of upgrade packages:
        • Remote mentoring
        • Full install, migration and validation
        • Turnkey upgrades
     For more information please contact Sales@Senturus.com
                                   or
                  Call Jim Frazier @ 650-949-2921

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 • Cognos 10 Proof of Concept Engagements
     – Active Reports
     – Business Insight
     – Cognos Mobile
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       •   Demonstrate high-impact solution
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       •   For more information please click on the links above, and
           contact Sales@Senturus.com


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     • Self-Service Authoring with Business Insight Advanced
        – May 22 and July 10, 2012 (7am-3pm*)
     • Authoring Active Reports
        – May 23 and June 21, 2012 (7am-3pm*)
     • IBM Cognos Planning: Analyst Model Building
        – June 19-20, 2012 (9am-5pm*)
     • Beginning & Intermediate Report Authoring with Report
       Studio
        – May 29-30, 2012 and June 26-27, 2012 (7am-3pm*)
     • Advanced Report Authoring with Report Studio
        – May 31, 2012 and June 28, 2012 (7am-3pm*)



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      Cognos Training Options
     • Dimensional Report Authoring with Report Studio
        – June 1, 2012 (7am-3pm*)
     • IBM Cognos System Administration
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       This slide deck is part of a recorded webinar.
         To view the FREE recording of this entire
       presentation and download the slide deck, go to
                     www.senturus.com/recorded-webinars.php

     You will find this—and many other recorded webinars-- under the “IBM Cognos
                                Business Intelligence “




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     Contact Senturus



                   Senturus, Inc
                www.senturus.com
               sales@senturus.com
                   888-601-6010




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