IBM Cognos 10.2 Cognos Workspace and Cognos Workspace Advanced

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Business Users have long needed a dashboard that allows them to easily interact and explore their data. IBM Cognos Workspace is a desktop dashboard that allows business users to do report authoring without assistance from I.T. During this webinar, we explore Cognos Workspace and Workspace Advanced. We demonstrate techniques and evaluate its features.

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IBM Cognos 10.2 Cognos Workspace and Cognos Workspace Advanced

  1. 1. 1 Helping Companies Learn From the Past, Manage the Present and Shape the Future IBM Cognos 10.2 Cognos Workspace and Cognos Workspace Advanced Webinar June 4, 2013 www.Senturus.com
  2. 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 www.senturus.com The Senturus library has over 90 other recorded webinars, whitepapers, and demonstrations on assorted business intelligence topics which may interest you. Go to the recorded resources
  3. 3. 3 • Welcome and Introduction • IBM Cognos 10.2 Business Authoring Overview • Who are Business Authors? • What tools are available? • Cognos Workspace Demonstration • Cognos Workspace Advanced Demonstration • Upcoming Senturus Training • Q & A Today’s Agenda
  4. 4. 4 Introduction John Peterson, Co-Founder, COO Senturus Albert Valdez Director of Education Services Senturus • 12+ years as a technical trainer, focused on business intelligence and performance management • Lifetime CTT+ certification from CompTIA, IBM Cognos 10 Certified
  5. 5. 5 Who is Senturus ? • Consulting firm specializing in Corporate Performance Management – Business Intelligence • Predictive Analytics – Tools of the Office of Finance • Enterprise planning & budgeting – 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 MBAs www.Senturus.com 888.601.6010 info@senturus.com
  6. 6. 6 A few of our 650+ Clients
  7. 7. 7 IBM Cognos 10.2 Business Authoring Overview
  8. 8. 8 Highlights for IBM Cognos 10.2 Release October, 2012 • Workspace User Experience • For BOTH Cognos Insight and Cognos Workspace (formerly Business Insight): • More interactive visualizations (drilling, filtering on Charts) • Top/Bottom Filtering, Expand/Collapse, Freeze Headers • Tabbed Workspaces • Business Insight Advanced is now Cognos Workspace Advanced
  9. 9. 9 Who Are Business Authors? • Typically the Business Author is an analyst or subject matter expert that regularly needs access to enterprise data • Business Authors are generally technically capable, but not necessarily technicians • Their focus is to derive insight from data in order to support critical business analysis • Understand what happened, why it happened, and how to do things better the next time • Often times the skills required to extract the data are limited to IT team members, but… • The demand for that data continues to grow for every area of the business
  10. 10. 10 What Tools Are Available? • Query Studio • Ideal for simple, ad-hoc authoring • Easy to learn and use, but limited capabilities • Analysis Studio • Provides a dedicated data exploration interface for slice-and-dice analytics • NOT intended to produce reports • Report Studio • Highly sophisticated professional authoring studio • Not designed for ad-hoc analysis • Full-featured and complex – steep learning curve
  11. 11. 11 What Tools Are Available? • Cognos Workspace • Assemble existing content and personalize, collaborate, explore • Not an end-to-end authoring solution • Enhances the business consumer’s experience • Amplifies the value of standard reports • Cognos Workspace Advanced • Nearly complete authoring • Unrestricted data exploration • Compatible with Report Studio • Gives you flexibility similar to PowerPlay client Reporter Mode • Can be seen as a hybrid of Query, Analysis, and Report Studio • Supports complex expressions (calculations) • No access to Query model
  12. 12. 12 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 The Senturus library has over 90 other recorded webinars, whitepapers, and demonstrations on assorted business intelligence topics which may interest you. Go to the recorded resources
  13. 13. 13 IBM Cognos 10.2 Cognos Workspace and Cognos Workspace Advanced Demonstrations
  14. 14. 14 Demonstrations: – What is Cognos Workspace? • Create a workspace from existing report content • Enhance the workspace • Extend our analysis with Cognos Workspace Advanced – What is Cognos Workspace Advanced? • Create a multi-display report layout • Conditionally format data • Filter and prompt for criteria • Create an asynchronous crosstab and perform deep data exploration IBM Cognos 10.2 Cognos Workspace
  15. 15. 15 Cognos Training Options *Custom, tailored training also available*
  16. 16. 16 Cognos Training Options • Looking to migrate users from PowerPlay Client? Talk to the experts! • We have added several dates for nearly every course to allow more flexibility and fit your schedule • Interested in a private training engagement? – Give Senturus a chance to deliver a tailored training solution – you wont’ be sorry!
  17. 17. 17 • Welcome and Introduction • IBM Cognos 10.2 Business Authoring Overview • Who are Business Authors? • What tools are available? • Cognos Workspace Demonstration • Cognos Workspace Advanced Demonstration • Upcoming Senturus Training • Q & A Today’s Agenda
  18. 18. 18 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 The Senturus library has over 90 other recorded webinars, whitepapers, and demonstrations on assorted business intelligence topics which may interest you. Go to the recorded resources
  19. 19. 19 Helping Companies Learn From the Past, Manage the Present and Shape the Future www.senturus.com 888-601-6010 info@senturus.com Copyright 2013 by Senturus, Inc. This entire presentation is copyrighted and may not be reused or distributed without the written consent of Senturus, Inc.
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