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  • The main objective of Business Intelligence is to bring the right information at the right time. Usually, the data is pulled from several sources and transformed into accurate and consistent information which is stored in the Data Warehouse. Cognos Business Intelligence solutions help understand, monitor and manage business performance which includes business reporting & analysis, profitability measurement, budgeting, forecasting optimization and cost management. Cognos is a fast and efficient technique to deliver multidimensional business intelligence data. Building a Data Warehouse and a complete and well performing Information Management system in an organization is a challenge both for the business and technical experts. The most important thing to have in mind is that Business Intelligence is not an IT driven area and it needs to come out as a need from the business and require tight and constant cooperation. That is why in order to deliver valuable information to the business and perform efficiently it is required to understand end-users needs and cooperates closely with the business before implementing Cognos applications
  • BI is top of mind for ALL organizations today seeking competitive advantage from their information
  • The Vendors are listed in Alphabetical order.
  • You will notice that IBM has moved up when compared to 2012, It has moved ahead of SAP but in the midmarket areas it is loosing ground.
  • Originally Quasar Systems Limited, it adopted the Cognos name in 1982. Cognos is a fragment scissored off the Latin word "cognosco," which means "knowledge from personal experience".[2] January 31, 2008, Cognos was officially acquired by IBM.[3] The Cognos name continues to be applied to IBM's line of business intelligence and performance management products.
  • A screen shot of Cognos
  • With IBM Cognos BI, organizations can deliver business intelligence to everyone that needs information across employees, suppliers, partners, and customers so that everyone can make better fact-based decisions faster, faster at the speed of their business, and collaborate on a consistent set of information and capabilities to make more aligned decisions at every level and across every department in the organization.
  • The lifetime of an Cognos Business Intelligence application can be months, or even years. During that time, data may change and new requirements appear. As the underlying data changes, authors must modify existing content and develop new content. Administrators must also update models and data sources over time.
  • Your company has a wide range of dashboarding requirements. Executive, business and IT users all bring different challenges – they think differently, they work differently and they want to see information from different perspectives. In order to be truly effective, dashboards need to provide the right level of information in a format that makes sense to the user. They also need the flexibility to personalize it and access it when and where business decisions need to be made without having to wait for IT to make the necessary changes.Executives are able to get an at-a-glance view of how their organization is performing, and then quickly drill down to an appropriate level of detail, which will help them make fast, effective decisions. Business users are able to assemble information into a view that makes sense for them with the flexibility to conduct deeper analysis to drive their decisions. IT administrators can enable an environment where trusted content can be authored once and accessed anywhere. This maximizes efficiency for IT and empowers the business. With IBM Cognos software users get a full view of all data from all time horizons for improved decision-making. This includes access to Real-time Monitoring for comparing dashboard views with up-to-date, actionable intelligence. Also, users can bring in predictive models with IBM SPSS to provide views of predictive modeling to analyze past performance at a detailed level to more effectively plan future strategies and tactics.
  • IBM Cognos Real-time Monitoring provides innovative ways to address business needs, including customer service contact center optimization, payments monitoring, logistics and fulfillment productivity, or energy management. However, some important considerations include:• What types of dashboards are effective for monitoring real-time data?• How can disparate data sources be included in the analytics?• How should in-memory event streams be utilized for the real-time requirements?• How should alerts and notifications be incorporated in a real-time solution?• What are the latest proven practice standards for installing and configuring IBM Cognos RTM?
  • The fundamental purpose of this relatively intuitive application is to allow end users to consume highly formatted, stand-alone dashboard style reports with limited training and a focus on efficient and ,perhaps most importantly, offline consumption. While the expectation remains that the reports will be developed by IT or Power Users within Report Studio, allowing for the creation of professional looking, pixel perfect reports, the end user is no longer tied to static offline reports or interactive reports rendered through Cognos Viewer. All of the existing report distribution channels, including scheduling and bursting, can be employed to circulate Active reports across large user communities.
  • Cognos BI Training Orientation

    1. 1. Cognos BI Training A 3S Global Presentation Our goal is to build IT talent pool locally and help them find jobs.
    2. 2. About 3S Global 3S Global is California based Minority Owned Enterprise (MBE). Our certificates include:  Federal SBE  SBA SDBE  California State Certified Small Business Enterprise  City of Los Angeles Certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) and Small And Local Business Enterprise (SLBE)  County of Los Angeles certified SBE and Women and Minority Owned Business Enterprise (W/MBE)  SCMBDC (NMSDC) MBE 3S GBS is an IT Service Provider that offers value-based business solutions enabling our clients to gain operational efficiency and measurable improvement of ROI. Our mission is to offer high quality IT Services to our valued clients. We offer IT consulting services including Project Management, Technical Architecture and implementation of software on Microsoft, Oracle, IBM, HP and other platforms.
    3. 3. Minority Technology Firm of The Year Award With Mayor Villaraigosa
    4. 4. Our Select Client & Projects  Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, Los Angeles, CA - Technical Documentation Specialist project  Bank of America/ Merrill Lynch, Hopewell, NJ - SharePoint Development work  Horizon Blue Cross and Blue Shield, NJ – ETL development using Informatica tool  Capgemini, IL – Manual Quality Assurance  ADP, Camarillo, CA - SharePoint Development  NY Stock Exchange - Quality Assurance  Los Angeles County Internal Services Division, Downey, CA - Senior .NET Web Application Development
    5. 5. Agenda  Our training format  What is Business Intelligence ?  Major BI Products  Cognos Business Intelligence  How to become a Cognos BI Consultant  Cognos BI Training  Hands on Experience Certification What Value will get with this training.
    6. 6. Our Training Format We provide instructor led hands-on raining environment We offer weekend training classes Our effort will to get you Certified as a Cognos Consultant and we will work with you find project opportunities. The course content is designed in such a way emphasis is more on understanding the concepts and how to apply them in a real life projects
    7. 7. Training Format
    9. 9. What is Business Intelligence (BI)? Business Intelligence (BI) BI refers to technologies, applications and practices for the collection, integration, analysis, and presentation of business information . Purpose of BI To support better, improved and more efficient Decision Making BI Systems Provide BI systems provide historical, current, and predictive views of business operations. BI Systems Information Uses data that has been gathered into a data warehouse or data mart.
    10. 10. Definition of BI “Business Intelligence is the process of transforming data into information, information into knowledge and through iterative discoveries turning knowledge into Business Intelligence” - Gartner group
    11. 11. Why BI? What happened? Past What is happening? Why did it happen? What will happen? What do I want happen? Present Future
    12. 12. Reach More User Communities Users receive information how, when and where it is needed EXECUTIVE At-a-glance view of operational and financial performance BUSINESS MANAGER Fast access to relevant information to make better operational decisions CUSTOMER & PARTNERS Secure access to information over the web with no training FINANCIAL & BUSINESS ANALYST Free to explore and analyze data from multiple sources EMPLOYEES Receive scheduled, personalized content and subscribe to most relevant to their role
    13. 13. Some Benefits of BI Customer behavior analysis Targeted marketing and sales strategies Business scenarios and forecasting Business service management Business planning and operation optimization Better decisions with greater speed and confidence Shorten marketing efforts Improve customer relationships Improve revenue and profit
    15. 15. The Major BI Vendors – BI Tools  Business Objects ( Owned by SAP )  Cognos ( Owned by IBM )  Information Builders - Focus & WebFocus.  Microsoft – SSIS/SSAS/SSRS  Microstrategy  OBIEE ( Oracle )  QlikTech – QlikView  SAS
    16. 16. Unprecedented Technology Trends Four disruptive technology forces, or "mega-trends," are changing the way people behave: The explosion of Big Data The Mobile Wave The migration of information to the Cloud The emergence of Application Networks
    17. 17. Gartner releases 2013 BI Magic Quadrant
    18. 18. Top 10 CIO Business and Tech Priorities of 2013 Top 10 Business Priorities Top 10 Technology Priorities Increasing enterprise growth Mobile Technologies Reducing enterprise cost Analytics and BI Creating new products and services Cloud Computing ( Saas, LaaS, PaaS ) Delivering operational results Virtualization Improving efficiency Collaboration Technologies Improving profitability Legacy Modernization Attracting and retaining the workforce IT Management Improving marketing and sales effectiveness Security Expanding into new markets and geographies. ERP Application CRM
    19. 19. WHAT IS COGNOS BI?
    20. 20. History of Cognos Cognos was founded in 1969 by Alan Rushforth and Peter Glenister.  It began as a consulting company for the Canadian Government and offered its first software product, QUIZ, in 1979 Originally Quasar Systems Limited, it adopted the Cognos name in 1982. Cognos is a fragment scissor off the Latin word "cognosco," which means "knowledge from personal experience‖. In 1995, Ron Zambonini was named CEO and Cognos grew successful with its business intelligence products. In 2007, following SAP’s acquisition of Business Objects and Oracle’s acquisition of Hyperion Solutions. IBM announced its acquisition of Cognos in November 2007 for $4.9 billion. Since January 1, 2009, the software is called "Cognos BI and Financial Performance Management" or Cognos BI and FPM.
    21. 21. What is Cognos? Cognos provides a unified workspace for BI and analytics that company's can use to answer key business questions and outperform the competition.  This is what Users can do: Easily view - assemble and personalize information. Explore all types of information from all angles to assess the current business situation. Analyze facts and anticipate tactical and strategic implications by simply shifting from viewing to more advanced, predictive or what-if analysis.
    22. 22. What is Cognos? …. Collaborate to establish decision networks to share insights and drive toward a collective intelligence. Provide transparency and accountability to drive alignment and consensus.  Communicate and coordinate tasks to engage the right people at the right time.  Access information and take action anywhere, taking advantage of mobile devices and real-time analytics.  Integrate and link analytics in everyday work to business workflow and process.
    23. 23. Versions of Cognos Series 7 - 7.0 , 7.1 , 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, 7.5 Series 8 - 8.0, 8.1, 8.2, 8.3, 8.4, Series 10 - 10.1, 10.2, 10.2.1
    24. 24. Reporting and Query These capabilities are for authoring reports, viewing reports and modifying reports and queries that meet all the needs of users, no matter where or how they work: Professional report authors can design, build and securely distribute multilingual reports to the enterprise. Business users can easily create their own reports on the fly or modify existing reports using trusted data without having to ask IT. IT administrators can deploy, manage and expand the reporting application from a central console that streamlines administrative tasks. The mobile workforce can access and interact with reports on mobile devices, in Microsoft Office applications, in embedded and in-process business intelligence and while disconnected.
    25. 25. Reporting and Query
    26. 26. Analysis  Analysis capabilities meet the needs of all users in your organization with a single, intuitive workspace. With this workspace, everyone can:  Access all the information—at all angles and perspectives—they need to drive informed decisions.  Seamlessly transition to deeper analysis capabilities and perform complex analysis tasks quickly and easily to get to the ―why‖ behind an event or action.  Validate key information and drive business decisions by incorporating statistical evidence in reports.  Drill-down into and filter real-time data and incorporate analysis of a broader range of alternative scenarios to build ―what-if‖ projections.  Deliver the power of predictive analytics into the hands of business users.
    27. 27. Analysis
    28. 28. Scorecard With scorecards, you can track performance based on key performance indicators (KPIs) to link corporate strategy to operational tactics. Scorecards enable you to set quantifiable goals for any time period and monitor progress on specific projects and activities. You can create strategy maps, impact diagrams and other elements and maintain metrics in a centralized data store to ensure consistent definitions. Scorecards from IBM business intelligence software help you:  Align strategy with operations.  Communicate strategy and track your progress.  Ensure accountability for performance.  Share with more user communities.  Enjoy simple deployment and administration.
    29. 29. Scorecard
    30. 30. Dashboard  Users can easily view, assemble and analyze the information required to make better decision, Provides at-a-glance, high impact views of complex information Combines information across disparate sources . Analyze information and share the results to follow a train of thought or generate a unique perspective. Assemble and format all kinds of content by dragging-and-dropping, filtering, modifying and arranging layout, adding colors and text and personalizing widgets. Access and interact with dashboards regardless of language or location with mobile applications. Schedule, burst and distribute professionally authored dashboards to a broad audience of consumers including those who need disconnected access to their dashboards.
    31. 31. Dashboard
    32. 32. Dashboard
    33. 33. IBM Cognos Real-time Monitoring Cognos Real-time Monitoring is a continuous business monitoring solution which supports performance goals of a customer service center and supports the center in effectively optimizing. Key Features In-memory streaming analytics. Real-time events, alerts, and notifications. Integration with IBM Cognos –Real-time Monitoring content is viewable within Business Insight . Benefits Reduced time to decision and action by accessing data with no latency. Increased productivity among front-line workers with access to data for intraday decisions. Improved productivity through proactive real-time notifications and workflow.
    34. 34. Real Time Monitoring
    35. 35. Rich BI in Mobile Applications Mobile apps for BI make information available when and where it’s needed. Using IBM BI mobile apps for Apple, BlackBerry and Android, you can interact with reports, analysis, dashboards and more on smart phones, tablets and notebook computers. You Can: Experience insight wherever you are through quick and simple access to business intelligence. Interact with information like never before in a rich, visual and interactive experience. Confidently and easily deploy relevant and reusable business intelligence to any device.
    36. 36. Mobile BI
    37. 37. Cognos on Ipad
    38. 38. Active Reports / Disconnected BI IBM Cognos Active Report provides an interactive analytics experience in a self-contained BI application for browsing and exploring data offline. Mobile workers can take their data with them to discover opportunities and analyze trends even when they are nowhere near a network. Explore information without having to rely on online connectivity. Access the BI you need while offline for uninterrupted productivity. Provide business intelligence to individuals regardless of their location, situation or connectivity
    39. 39. Disconnected BI – Adhoc Reports
    40. 40. RoamBI- A Bonus Training  Roambi is a business application that changes raw business data into interactive graphics designed for mobile devices on the iOS platform such asApple Inc.’s iPhone, iPad and iPad Mini.  The applications connect to popular information systems including Excel or and business intelligence systems such as Cognos and corporate databases such as Microsoft SQL.  Users then select from pre-designed templates to deliver the data in different forms (pie chart, graphs etc.)  The app is currently used by over 20% of the Fortune 50 and has been downloaded more than 600,000 times  Roambi leverages your existing Web Intelligence 
    41. 41. Cognos Certification Specifics There are a variety of career paths associated with Cognos certification. Each varying module provides supplementary skills for the various business development needs. Time Frame Completing Cognos certification often depends on the individual. Courses can be completed very quickly, pending the availability of resources and testing sites. Completing the courses within a reasonable time period is beneficial, as the information is fresh through completion of the modules. Benefits Obtaining a professional certification offers many benefits. Enhanced salaries, a heightened knowledge of industry tips and career advancement opportunities are among the benefits of obtaining Cognos certification training.
    42. 42. What does Our Training Offer Standard Classroom Delivery Based on great Outdoors sample data.  Can be delivered anywhere, anytime.  Compressed format  Price : Call for more Details. Small Group Mentoring  We work on your data.  Requires longer lead time so we can prepare materials.  Higher impact, more relevant, closes learning gap much faster.  Small Group size allows for personalized knowledge transfer at the appropriate pace.
    43. 43. How much $$$$ can you make? Cognos Developer average salary is $74,630, median salary is $74,000 with a salary range from $50,000 to $115,170.  Cognos Developer salaries are collected from government agencies and companies.
    44. 44. Our Objective  Help you become an IBM Certified professional Support you to find suitable job placement
    45. 45. THANK YOU Contact : Sujit Ghosh Cell : 818-878-0834