Cognos Business Intelligence
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. Cognos business intelligence software is one of the pioneers. Cognos business intelligence solution are always associated with the richness of functionality and the breadth of features.
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.
In order to distribute valuable information to the business and perform efficiently it is required to understand end-users needs and cooperate closely with the business before implementing Cognos applications such as:
To define organization’s goals, concerns, expectations and find out how users want to use the data, what types of reports will they want to create and what is the best way to spread the information across the organization
Benefits of Cognos intelligence software:
1. Cognos business intelligence software is difficult to deploy setup and maintain.
2. Cognos business intelligence products have also gained a reputation as being difficult to use due to the use of the ESB architecture.
3. With multiple moving parts, locally deployed software and other technical challenges, Cognos business intelligence products have had a much harder time gaining acceptance in sub-enterprise deployments.
4. Cognos business intelligence solutions have also not been accepted very eagerly in departmental or divisional deployments were Cognos business intelligence advantages are offset by the high IT requirements placed by Cognos business intelligence products.
There are a number of alternatives to Cognos business intelligence software, especially with regards to software for sub-enterprise organizations or departments and divisions within an enterprise.
When deploying Cognos business intelligence solutions there are a number of issues to consider. A Cognos business intelligence product will invariably require more training and a longer deployment time than new alternatives.