Envisn's IBM Cognos Blog

March 2020, By Elwood Philbrick, Envisn, Inc.

Documentation for Cognos Analytics is one of those things that doesn’t come with it. You have to create it yourself or look for a third-party product...

February 2020, by Elwood Philbrick, Envisn, Inc.

It’s likely that most Cognos environments seldom, if ever, get a self-audit of their security when in reality it’s a great opportunity to determine...

December 2019, by Gary Larsen, Envisn, Inc.

The new data sources in Cognos Analytics have actually been around for a while. They are, however, new to a lot of Cognos developers since many of them...

October 2019, by Elwood Philbrick, Envisn, Inc.

Change is constant in any Cognos environment and one of the more difficult challenges is managing routine day-to-day changes in a controlled manner....

July 2019, by Paul Hausser, Envisn, Inc.

Nearly every Cognos environment that’s been operational for a period of time has a large number of scheduled reports. These reports are essential to...

June  2019, by Elwood Philbrick, Envisn, Inc.

This blog is different from any other we have done. All of our previous blogs have been about Cognos Analytics on subjects that help Cognos...

May  2019, by Paul Hausser, Envisn, Inc.

Of all the areas of Cognos administration the one that appears to cause the most anxiety is security. This likely is the result of the fact that there are...

April  2019, by Paul Hausser, Envisn, Inc.

Most institutional data used for reporting purposes comes from one or more data warehouses which are typically aggregations of internal transaction...

March  2019, by Paul Hausser, Envisn, Inc.

Triggers are widely used across many Cognos environments, particularly larger ones where reports are often scheduled based on one or more dependent...

December  2018, by Elwood Philbrick, Envisn, Inc.

In this second part of this blog subject we are going to focus on some less traditional areas of impact analysis in Cognos Analytics but no less...