Affordable Analytics & Planning              IBM Cognos Express                   www.senturus.com    Helping Companies Le...
This slide deck is part of a recorded webinar.        To view the FREE recording of this entire     presentation and downl...
Agenda    •   Welcome and Introduction    •   Beyond Spreadsheets    •   IBM Cognos Express Demonstration    •   Additiona...
Presenters Today     Jim Frazier             Brad Greene      Ivan Aguilera     Senturus                Senturus         I...
Who is Senturus ?    •   Consulting firm specializing in Corporate Performance        Management         – Business Intell...
A few of our 650+ Clients6
This slide deck is part of a recorded webinar.        To view the FREE recording of this entire     presentation and downl...
Beyond Spreadsheets: Actionable Insight                           Information                           Information-driven...
What’s Good About Spreadsheets    • Ease of use    • Desktop integration with existing tools    • Accepts data input and c...
What are the challenges with Spreadsheets     • Limited security and work flow     • Difficult to audit and validate     •...
Cognos Express – Best of Both!       The only integrated Reporting, Analysis and       Planning solution purpose built for...
Cognos Express     • Easy to Use spreadsheet like       interface, more accurate       consolidations     • Centrally mana...
Cognos Express in Detail                                                                                                  ...
Why Cognos Express?     Easy to Install     Pre-configured solution includes     everything required for simple deployment...
This slide deck is part of a recorded webinar.         To view the FREE recording of this entire      presentation and dow...
Demonstration                    www.senturus.com     Helping Companies Learn From the Past, Manage the16                 ...
Example: Active Report on iPad17
Additional Resources                    www.senturus.com     Helping Companies Learn From the Past, Manage the18          ...
Analytics Zone     • IBM Cognos Insight Personal Edition       – Free       – Click here to go to Analytics Zone site19
This slide deck is part of a recorded webinar.         To view the FREE recording of this entire      presentation and dow...
Senturus, Inc                 www.senturus.com                sales@senturus.com                    888-601-6010     Helpi...
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Solution that delivers reporting, analysis, dashboard, planning, budgeting and forecasting capabilities at an affordable price. View the webinar video recording and download this deck: http://www.senturus.com/resources/affordable-analytics-and-planning/.

Watch this webinar if you are considering switching from spreadsheets to a business analytics system and searching for an affordable, easy-to-implement solution.

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Affordable Analytics & Planning IBM Cognos Express

  1. 1. Affordable Analytics & Planning IBM Cognos Express www.senturus.com Helping Companies Learn From the Past, Manage the1 Present and Shape the Future
  2. 2. 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 info.senturus.com/2013-02-07-Affordable-Analytics-Planning.html The Senturus library has 50 other recorded webinars on assorted Cognos and BI topics which may interest you. Go to the recorded resources2
  3. 3. Agenda • Welcome and Introduction • Beyond Spreadsheets • IBM Cognos Express Demonstration • Additional Resources • Q&A3
  4. 4. Presenters Today Jim Frazier Brad Greene Ivan Aguilera Senturus Senturus IBM Vice President, Sales Sr. Consultant NA Channel BI Enablement Specialist Business Analytics4
  5. 5. Who is Senturus ? • Consulting firm specializing in Corporate Performance Management – Business Intelligence – Tools of the Office of Finance • Enterprise planning & budgeting • Consolidate, close, report and file (CCRF) – San Francisco Business Times Hall of Fame -- Four consecutive years in Fast 100 list of fastest-growing private companies in the Bay Area • Experience – 13-year focus on performance management – More than 1,200 projects for 650+ clients • People – Business depth combined with technical expertise. Former CFOs, CIOs, Controllers, Directors... – DBAs with MBAs5
  6. 6. A few of our 650+ Clients6
  7. 7. 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 info.senturus.com/2013-02-07-Affordable-Analytics-Planning.html The Senturus library has 50 other recorded webinars on assorted Cognos and BI topics which may interest you. Go to the recorded resources7
  8. 8. Beyond Spreadsheets: Actionable Insight Information Information-driven and accountable culture through Dashboards and Reports Action Align resources with decisions through Planning Insight Early identification of opportunities and issues through Analysis8
  9. 9. What’s Good About Spreadsheets • Ease of use • Desktop integration with existing tools • Accepts data input and complex calculations • Some database/data source connectivity but varies • No need for IT resources • Will allow off line use9
  10. 10. What are the challenges with Spreadsheets • Limited security and work flow • Difficult to audit and validate • Can be awkward to share and distribute • Changes in business rules and structure result in significant rework and possible error • Better at “snapshots” • Not easy to integrate with multiple data sources10
  11. 11. Cognos Express – Best of Both! The only integrated Reporting, Analysis and Planning solution purpose built for midsize companies11
  12. 12. Cognos Express • Easy to Use spreadsheet like interface, more accurate consolidations • Centrally managed business rules and calculations • Centrally managed dimensions and hierarchies • Integrated Planning, budgeting and forecasting • Reporting and Charting12
  13. 13. Cognos Express in Detail Standard Cognos Insight Single Version of the Truth Reports Vendor Data Planning Data Repository Self-service Reporting & Analysis Source Systems of Record Web Portal Slicing & Data Integration Dicing Models ERP Data Dashboards Authoring CRM Data Modeling Mobile Reports Integrated Security Other Sources13
  14. 14. Why Cognos Express? Easy to Install Pre-configured solution includes everything required for simple deployment and management Easy to Use Self-service access empowers business users and removes the burden from IT Easy to Buy Packaged and priced right… Start small, start anywhere, deliver immediate value, and grow The only midmarket product that delivers integrated Reporting, Analysis and Planning  Purpose-built for midsize companies  Prepackaged – everything you need in the box  Modular with complete growth path  Empowers all users with self-service  Easy to install, use and buy!14
  15. 15. 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 info.senturus.com/2013-02-07-Affordable-Analytics-Planning.html The Senturus library has 50 other recorded webinars on assorted Cognos and BI topics which may interest you. Go to the recorded resources15
  16. 16. Demonstration www.senturus.com Helping Companies Learn From the Past, Manage the16 Present and Shape the Future
  17. 17. Example: Active Report on iPad17
  18. 18. Additional Resources www.senturus.com Helping Companies Learn From the Past, Manage the18 Present and Shape the Future
  19. 19. Analytics Zone • IBM Cognos Insight Personal Edition – Free – Click here to go to Analytics Zone site19
  20. 20. 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 info.senturus.com/2013-02-07-Affordable-Analytics-Planning.html The Senturus library has 50 other recorded webinars on assorted Cognos and BI topics which may interest you. Go to the recorded resources20
  21. 21. Senturus, Inc www.senturus.com sales@senturus.com 888-601-6010 Helping Companies Learn From the Past, Manage the21 Present and Shape the Future
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