Cognos Analytics is the latest version of IBM Cognos Business Intelligence offering, that bring IBM back in the game against new age competitors like QlikView, Tableau. It is a next-generation, sleek, unified tool that provides end users, power-users and IT professional a fast, intent-driven dashboard and reports authoring interface on top of the strong foundation that IBM Cognos has proved over decades.
This course is strongly focused on the new Analytics Dashboard Tool, that is not only the future of reporting authoring but also appeals much wider audience – right from end-users who are simply consumers of data, to power-users that analyze data and create dashboards for consumption, and IT developers who deliver high quality reporting solutions.
In addition to Analytics Dashboarding which is the completely new feature in v11, you will also learn about what users and author gain by upgrading from older v10 or v8 (why upgrade, and why not). You will get a hang of the completely new 'Connection Portal' interface
About the Author
Abhishek Sanghani worked with Cognos 8.x and 10.x for 12 years and delivering countless reporting solutions, he is thoroughly excited to see Cognos 11.x taking a big leap in self-service authoring and dashboard reporting.
Currently he is leading a team of software developers in a large global financial services company, to deliver analytical applications with dashboards and self-service capabilities. Version 11.x being fairly recent, is testing it from all aspects to assess when and where to use it in the deliveries. He also has opportunities to try other products like QlikView, Tableau and Microstrategy. He believes such experiences with other products make one’s viewpoint wider, and understanding deeper.
The other technology that interests Abhishek is Microstrategy. He posses advanced skills in TM1, Oracle, Microstrategy, SQL Server, SSAS
He also has a book written on IBM Cognos 8 Report Studio, followed by a video course for Cognos 10 Report Studio Fundamentals. Both have been very fulfilling experiences. He believes this could be a natural and organic update of those Report Studio works. Note that in this course focuses the brand new Dashboarding tool.