What's New in IBM Cognos BI Version 10.2.1.1, Plus New Product Previews

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A demonstration of new functionalities, including end-to-end Visualization workflow, Cognos Workspace on Mobile, Active Report with Visualizations, Report Booklets, Theme Designer, and embeddable …

A demonstration of new functionalities, including end-to-end Visualization workflow, Cognos Workspace on Mobile, Active Report with Visualizations, Report Booklets, Theme Designer, and embeddable workspaces.

We discuss performance enhancements and extended support for Big Data, along with a preview of several products first announced at the 2013 IBM Information on Demand (IOD) Conference. This includes IBM Concert, which gives users a simplified way to collaborate and work on content, anywhere, anytime.

Our comprehensive, resource library includes 150 FREE resources including technology-neutral and Cognos specific webinars, training sessions, demonstrations, and unbiased product reviews. Access the resource library at Senturus.com.

We also offer 100s of one-to-three day hands-on, Cognos training courses taught by a live instructor in our online classroom as well as private, customized sessions and on-site training.Senturus is an IBM Premier Partner.

Senturus, a business analytics consultancy, has delivered successful solutions and Cognos training for 14 years to over 1400 clients, from medium-sized to Fortune 500 companies. Learn more at Senturus.com.

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  • 1. Overview and Demonstration WHAT’S NEW IN COGNOS BI VERSION 10.2.1.1 PLUS NEW PRODUCT PREVIEWS
  • 2. questions here Copyright 2014 Senturus, Inc. All Rights Reserved This slide deck is part of a recorded webinar. To view the FREE recording of the entire presentation and download the slide deck go to www.senturus.com/resources/whats-new-cognos- version-10-2-1-1/ HEAR THE RECORDING
  • 3. RESOURCE LIBRARY Senturus’ whole purpose is to make you successful with Business Analytics. Thus, we offer a series of technology-neutral webinars, training on specific software, demonstrations, and no-holds-barred reviews of new software releases. We host dozens of live webinars every year and we offer a comprehensive library of recorded webinars, demos, white papers, presentations and case studies on our website--a wealth of learning resources. Most of our content is custom created and constantly updated, so visit us often to see what’s new in the industry. www.senturus.com/resources/ 3Copyright 2014 Senturus, Inc. All Rights Reserved
  • 4. • Introductions • What’s New: • Demo 4Copyright 2014 Senturus, Inc. All Rights Reserved IBM Cognos Business Intelligence • About Senturus • Q & A Today’s Agenda
  • 5. Greg Herrera President & Co-Founder Senturus Introduction: Today’s Presenters Jeff Dean Solution Advisor North America IBM 5Copyright 2014 Senturus, Inc. All Rights Reserved
  • 6. WHAT’S NEW: INTELLIGENCE Jeff Dean IBM COGNOS BUSINESS
  • 7. questions here Copyright 2014 Senturus, Inc. All Rights Reserved This slide deck is part of a recorded webinar. To view the FREE recording of the entire presentation and download the slide deck go to www.senturus.com/resources/whats-new-cognos- version-10-2-1-1/ Senturus’ comprehensive library of recorded webinars, demos, white papers, presentations and case studies is available on our website. www.senturus.com HEAR THE RECORDING
  • 8. © 2013 IBM Corporation What’s New: IBM Cognos Business Intelligence Jeff Dean Solution Advisor IBM Business Analytics
  • 9. Please note IBM’s statements regarding its plans, directions, and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice at IBM’s sole discretion. Information regarding potential future products is intended to outline our general product direction and it should not be relied on in making a purchasing decision. The information mentioned regarding potential future products is not a commitment, promise, or legal obligation to deliver any material, code or functionality. Information about potential future products may not be incorporated into any contract. The development, release, and timing of any future features or functionality described for our products remains at our sole discretion. Performance is based on measurements and projections using standard IBM benchmarks in a controlled environment. The actual throughput or performance that any user will experience will vary depending upon many factors, including considerations such as the amount of multiprogramming in the user’s job stream, the I/O configuration, the storage configuration, and the workload processed. Therefore, no assurance can be given that an individual user will achieve results similar to those stated here. 9 © 2013 IBM Corporation
  • 10. Agenda 10 © 2013 IBM Corporation  Overview of innovations in Cognos Business Intelligence  Interactive visualization – Demonstration  Mobile – Demonstration  Performance enhancements  Extended support for big data  Additional innovations  Q&A
  • 11. IBM Cognos Business Intelligence V10.2.1.1 Amplify mobile business intelligence with new and innovative visualizations allowing users to quickly pinpoint trends in data. Interactive Visualization Gain a more complete view of the business and act quickly off insights with expanded support for big data sources including Hadoop, analytic data stores and real- time streaming data. Big DataPerformance IBM® Cognos® Business Intelligence V10.2.1.1, central to IBM® Cognos® Enterprise, advances capabilities to provide interactive visualization, mobile, performance and support for big data. Get insights quicker than ever before through performance improvements gained from more efficient memory usage, reduced memory footprint and improved use of compression. Mobile Leverage native and optimized web applications for Android and iOS to support a broader range of smart phones and tablets. 11 © 2013 IBM Corporation
  • 12. © 2013 IBM Corporation Interactive Visualization A paradigm shift for delivering value to users The Challenge: – New requirements for visualizations are constantly emerging – Each requirement is unique and is difficult to meet The Solution: – Provide a wider variety of visualizations with the means to extend and customize. 12
  • 13. Cognos General Reporting with Interactive Visualization 13 © 2013 IBM Corporation
  • 14. © 2 Interactive Visualization Better Decision Making Through Increased Analysis Capability & Innovation –14 013 IBM Corporation  Incorporate new and innovative visualizations in general reporting and Cognos Active Reports • Authoring within Report Studio and Cognos Workspace Advanced. • Consumption and assembly in Cognos Workspace • Improved usability with the Visualization library  Enhance the user experience through the delivery of interactive and animated charts  Integrate custom visualizations  Leverage the expertise of IBM luminaries
  • 15. © 2013 IBM Corporation New visualizations are a simple download away Browse, find and download visualizations from the extensible visualization community to quickly provide the best visual for your reporting needs  Scatter  Gantt  Area  Radar  Boxplot  Dial  Treemap/Heatmap  Plus a continually growing set of visualizations analyticszone.com/visualization 15
  • 16.  Extended device support – Support for Android phones and tablets and iPhones  Enhanced Security – Integrated with Good Technology’s security platform  Interactive Visualization – New and innovative visualizations including interactive and animated charts  Interactive Content – Integration with Cognos Workspace  Redesigned interface – Includes how-to videos IBM Cognos Mobile 16 © 2013 IBM Corporation
  • 17. Cognos Mobile 17 © 2013 IBM Corporation
  • 18. questions here Copyright 2014 Senturus, Inc. All Rights Reserved This slide deck is part of a recorded webinar. To view the FREE recording of the entire presentation and download the slide deck go to www.senturus.com/resources/whats-new-cognos- version-10-2-1-1/ Senturus’ comprehensive library of recorded webinars, demos, white papers, presentations and case studies is available on our website. www.senturus.com HEAR THE RECORDING
  • 19.  Increased query speeds through more efficient use of memory in Dynamic Cubes  More data and faster load times in Cognos Active Report through Improved use of compression and engine optimization.  Improved bursting process for batch reports through optimized use of hardware. Performance 3x SmallerActive Report sizes 10x More data in Active Reports 5x Less memory required for Active Reports 5x Faster Active Report Load Time in Cognos Mobile 3x Faster Mobile report retrieval & execution 70% Less memory required for Dynamic Cube result and aggregate caches 2x Faster Dynamic Cube performance 6x Faster Burst execution 25 % Improvement in Batch execution times 85 % Reduction in amount of disk activity 20% Faster interactive response time 45 % Reduction in Dispatcher threads * Subject to the Benchmarking and Test Results Disclaimer 17 © 2013 IBM Corporation
  • 20. Mobile – Faster Report Execution  Request optimizations improves response Active Reports – Faster, more data and reduced Memory consumption  Optimized Internal Structure  Better use of compression  Improved memory consumption Report Rendering Faster  Removed redundant calls, reduced unnecessary compression, improved memory usage Bursting – Optimizing hardware usage  Burst reports can now be distributed across report servers for better use of hardware resources Batch – Faster running jobs  Batch has been optimized for fast running reports  Improved CPU Utilization Dynamic Cubes – Faster and reduced memory consumption  Simplified SQL query structure  Reduced Memory Footprint  Improved aggregate selection logic Dynamic Query - Faster  Improved DMR first run performance  Improved TM1 interactive analysis Configuration – More Optimal settings  Improved system defaults Disk I/O Scalability –Improves Report Execution  Files are now cached in memory which greatly reduces Disk I/O activity Performance and Scalability Faster and more efficient 20 © 2013 IBM Corporation * Subject to the Benchmarking and Test Results Disclaimer
  • 21. • Combine data in motion and at rest • General Hive support to access to: o Apache Hadoop, Cloudera, Hortonworks, AWS EMR and other distributions using Hive 0.8 or Hive 0.9 • Optimized access to: o BigInsights via Big SQL and SAP HANA Business Analytics for Big Data Get the Most Complete View of the Business 21 © 2013 IBM Corporation
  • 22. Additional Innovations in Cognos Business Intelligence © 2013 IBM Corporation
  • 23. IBM Cognos Workspace  Embedding and Customizing Workspaces – Cognos Workspace can be embedded in any third party application or organization portal enabling organizations to provide embedded analytics with a customized and unique experience for their users • Embedded workspaces can include or omit parts of the IBM Cognos user interface • In applications or portals that contain a prompted workspace, users can append prompt parameter values to the URL to pass new prompt parameter values to the workspace or to avoid being prompted. New in 23 © 2013 IBM Corporation 10.2.1.1
  • 24. Embeddable Workspaces 24 © 2013 IBM Corporation
  • 25. Cognos Workspace:  New recommended visualizations to better depict your content i.e. Marimekko charts, Pareto charts, Progressive charts and Radar charts  Improved printing  Use + marks in crosstab to expand items  Hide tool bars  Move tabs and global areas  Cut, copy and paste widgets and duplicate tabs – Cut, copy, and paste widgets from one tab to another, from one workspace to another, or to or from the global area enabling users to save time in creating dashboards – Duplicate tabs provide a convenient way to use one tab as a template for another saving time and giving workspaces a consistent look and feel IBM Cognos Workspace New in 10.2.1.1 25 © 2013 IBM Corporation
  • 26. Cognos Workspace: – Easy ‘resize to fit content’ icon – Ability to map Slider/Select values to group items that are alike – Dynamically update the slider/select value filter when the report changes – Bulk widget updates: • across dashboards • by dashboard • by folder (using SDK) Cognos Workspace Advanced/Report Studio – Show value as percentage – Share sets between reports – Expanded text-based filtering options – Simplified custom grouping (CWA) – Improved Excel formatting IBM Cognos Workspace and Workspace Advanced 26 © 2013 IBM Corporation
  • 27. General Reporting Visualization Library – Sorting and refining list of visualizations – More information provided on visualizations helping users to determine what best meets their reporting needs Interactivity – Provide drill up/down, drill through, tooltips and selection for server side generated visualizations enabling deeper analysis Chrome/Safari support – Chrome/Safari support for Report Studio and Cognos Workspace Advanced letting users take advantage of these popular browsers Dynamic Report Booklets – Ability to combine multiple reports into a single report booklet allowing users to reuse and present a large amount of BI content for more effective consumption – Features include: • Table of Content can be created with reference to each report • Each report will start on a new page • Update to each report will automatically update the report booklet. • All authored prompt pages will run at the start • CSV and XML will only run the first query encountered as they do in a single report New in 27 © 2013 IBM Corporation 10.2.1.1
  • 28. Report Booklets 28 © 2013 IBM Corporation
  • 29. questions here Copyright 2014 Senturus, Inc. All Rights Reserved This slide deck is part of a recorded webinar. To view the FREE recording of the entire presentation and download the slide deck go to www.senturus.com/resources/whats-new-cognos- version-10-2-1-1/ Senturus’ comprehensive library of recorded webinars, demos, white papers, presentations and case studies is available on our website. www.senturus.com HEAR THE RECORDING
  • 30.  Provides a graphical user interface making it easy to tailor IBM Cognos BI Applications with organizational brand requirements  Replace images, colors or edit HTML to get the look an organization is standardized on  Produce multiple themes for users to chose from or differentiate themes for each tenant or application in a multi-tenancy environment  Supported within IBM Cognos Connection, IBM Cognos Viewer and IBM Cognos Workspace  To download Cognos Theme Designer and its documentation, go to the IBM support site here http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=0&uid=swg24035533 IBM Cognos Theme Designer New in 30 © 2013 IBM Corporation 10.2.1.1
  • 31. Theme Designer 31 © 2013 IBM Corporation
  • 32. Cognos Dynamic Cubes Improved Security – Ability to secure dimensions, levels and attributes – Ability to leverage customer-defined tables to drive security definition for more control and ease of use – Dynamic security refresh – New Semi Aggregate Rules: – First, Last, Current Period Usability New in 10.2.1.1 – Measure improvements (folders, ordering) – Embedded prompts and macros in Dynamic Cubes – Filtering on Dimensions Modeling – Auto-design enhancements in Cube Designer results in better hierarchies Performance – Memory Optimization reduced memory footprint and increases performance – Significant reduction in memory required for member cache and query processing – Overall query improvements that will benefit all users New in Dynamic Cubes API – REST-basedAPI for the development and deployment of Dynamic Cube applications – Customers and partners will now have the ability to programmatically design, deploy and manage their Dynamic Cube applications 32 © 2013 IBM Corporation 10.2.1.1
  • 33.  Focused Performance improvements of DMR first run  New Monitoring/Management of DQ Memory Usage through Cognos Administration  New Data source support: – DB2 for I, Sybase IQ, MySQL – SAP HANA – BigInsights 2.1 via Big SQL Cognos Dynamic Query 33 © 2013 IBM Corporation
  • 34. Content Management • External Object Store – significant reduction on Content Store size which improves performance when fetching report results • Archiving repository options: - IBM Content Manager 8 - IBM FileNet - FileSystem Install and Deploy Enhancements • Install – select only the languages required, reducing overall installed footprint • Deploy – deploy My Folders content only Multi-Tenancy • Multi-tenancy tab within IBM CognosAdministration provides central UI for managing tenants - General tenant administration - More control with tenant onboarding - Option to deploy public content Administration 34 © 2013 IBM Corporation
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  • 36. Introducing IBM Concert Guided Business Processes Personalized task list highlight priorities, and walk users through projects step by step to highlight important time sensitive tasks, and improve efficiency Focus on Collaboration Act upon insights by easily collaborating and sharing data analysis with anyone, anywhere to build consensus around business decisions Cloud deployable, Mobile Enabled Activity streams alert you to changes as well as collaborative insights as they occur across the enterprise. Prioritized tasks can be acted upon sooner 36 © 2013 IBM Corporation
  • 37. People Process Tools 37 © 2013 IBM Corporation Transforming the analytics experience The Insight • The analytic experience must be transparently woven into the fabric of your business
  • 38. People ProcessTools 38 © 2013 IBM Corporation Transforming the analytics experience The Insight • The analytic experience must be transparently woven into the fabric of your business The Innovation • The new analytics experience must equally engage the analytics platform, business processes and people
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  • 41. The Insight • The analytic experience must be transparently woven into the fabric of your business The Innovation • The new analytics experience must equally engage the analytics platform, business processes and people The First Steps • IBM Concert on Cloud for Performance Management Big Data andAnalytics Platform IBM Concert GuidedBusinessProcesses|Colaboration|Mobile 41 © 2013 IBM Corporation Performance Management Disclosure Management Risk Analytics BI & Predictive
  • 42. SENTURUS INTRODUCTION Who we are
  • 43. Our Team: Business depth combined with technical expertise. Former CFOs, CIOs, Controllers, Directors Senturus: Business Analytics Consultants Business Intelligence 43Copyright 2014 Senturus, Inc. All Rights Reserved Enterprise Planning Predictive Analytics
  • 44. 700+ Clients, 1400 Projects, 14 Years 44Copyright 2014 Senturus, Inc. All Rights Reserved
  • 45. Acknowledgements and Disclaimers © 2013 IBM Corporation Availability. References in this presentation to IBM products, programs, or services do not imply that they will be available in all countries in which IBM operates. The workshops, sessions and materials have been prepared by IBM or the session speakers and reflect their own views. They are provided for informational purposes only, and are neither intended to, nor shall have the effect of being, legal or other guidance or advice to any participant. While efforts were made to verify the completeness and accuracy of the information contained in this presentation, it is provided AS-IS without warranty of any kind, express or implied. IBM shall not be responsible for any damages arising out of the use of, or otherwise related to, this presentation or any other materials. Nothing contained in this presentation is intended to, nor shall have the effect of, creating any warranties or representations from IBM or its suppliers or licensors, or altering the terms and conditions of the applicable license agreement governing the use of IBM software. All customer examples described are presented as illustrations of how those customers have used IBM products and the results they may have achieved. Actual environmental costs and performance characteristics may vary by customer. Nothing contained in these materials is intended to, nor shall have the effect of, stating or implying that any activities undertaken by you will result in any specific sales, revenue growth or other results. © Copyright IBM Corporation 2013. All rights reserved. •U.S. Government Users Restricted Rights - Use, duplication or disclosure restricted by GSA ADP Schedule Contract with IBM Corp. IBM, the IBM logo, ibm.com, and BigInsights, Cognos , Big SQL, DB2 for I , Content Manager, FileNet, FileSystem are trademarks or registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both. If these and other IBM trademarked terms are marked on their first occurrence in this information with a trademark symbol (® or ™), these symbols indicate U.S. registered or common law trademarks owned by IBM at the time this information was published. Such trademarks may also be registered or common law trademarks in other countries. A current list of IBM trademarks is available on the Web at “Copyright and trademark information” at www.ibm.com/legal/copytrade.shtml Hive, Apache™ Hadoop®, Cloudera, Hortonworks, AWS EMR , SAP HANA, Sybase IQ, MySQL Other company, product, or service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.
  • 46. questions here Copyright 2014 Senturus, Inc. All Rights Reserved This slide deck is part of a recorded webinar. To view the FREE recording of the entire presentation and download the slide deck go to www.senturus.com/resources/whats-new-cognos- version-10-2-1-1/ Senturus’ comprehensive library of recorded webinars, demos, white papers, presentations and case studies is available on our website. www.senturus.com HEAR THE RECORDING
  • 47. www.senturus.com 888-601-6010 info@senturus.com Thank You!! Copyright 2014 by Senturus, Inc. This entire presentation is copyrighted and may not be reused or distributed without the written consent of Senturus, Inc.