The Differences between a Cognos Dashboard and an Active Report

Cognos Dashboards and Active Reports are both powerful tools that can be utilized for highlighting KPI’s and showcasing relationships between data items in a visual manner. Determining which one to use will depend on, amongst other things, the sources you intend to pull from and the intended end users of …

Auditing for Accurate Cognos Reports

All Cognos reports need to be checked to ensure the report produces accurate data. No report developer wants to discover months after the report is in production that business decisions were made based on an incorrect report. Don’t let this happen to you. Follow the these tips to eliminate any …

Using IBM Cognos for Microsoft Office

                IBM Cognos for Microsoft Office is an easy way to get information from an IBM Cognos report to a Microsoft product, such as Excel, Word, or PowerPoint. IBM Cognos is a helpful product for someone who often gives presentations containing data that changes but the other content that remains constant, …

Cognos Dashboard Best Practices: Optimize Your Analytics

Another installment of our educational blog series is here! If you have suggestions for future blog topics, we want to hear them. Email us at marketing@capitalizeconsulting.com with your ideas! Visualizations are eye-catching when first created. However, once the glamour has worn off, a well-designed dashboard will continue to be used …

Invitation: North Texas IBM Cognos User Group Meeting

Capitalize Analytics is sponsoring the next North Texas IBM Cognos User Group Meeting on Thursday, August 16, 2018. We, along with IBM, would like to invite you to attend! The meeting will run from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm with a continental breakfast and lunch provided. Some of the …

O&G Tax Calculation: A Cognos Success Story

When it comes to taxes, the US government can be particular about how they want taxes prepared and calculated. In the state of Louisiana, taxes are applied to the physical well’s volume and sales allocated, and not to the tract. A tract is an ownership percentage of one-to-many physical wells.…

Cognos Web Services: Direct Access to Report Results

Cognos Web Services (CWS) allows report authors to share a URL that provides direct access to report results. Traditionally, generating report results requires a user to log in to Cognos Connection, navigate through the UI to the desired report, and select prompts and run options each time new results are …

Event Studio: On-going events with data change example

Another installment of our educational blog series is here! If you have suggestions for future blog topics, we want to hear them. Email us at marketing@capitalizeconsulting.com with your ideas! Event Studio can be used to catch changes in data values that prompt further action by your organization. For instance, last …

Prompting Best Practices: To require or not to require, that is the question.

The 2nd installment of our educational blog series is here! If you have suggestions for future blog topics, we want to hear them! Email us at marketing@capitalizeconsulting.com with your ideas! Updating reports can have its challenges. Sometimes, everything goes according to plan; other times, you are left scratching your head. …

Cognos Tutorial: How to Add a Second Line Per Record for Long Fields Using Grouping and Footers

We’re excited to add an educational component to our blog! Our consultants are great informational resources, and we want to share their knowledge with you, our subscribers. We’ll update our blog regularly with various educational posts written by our Business Intelligence team. We hope you find them to be informative …