Envisn's IBM Cognos Blog

April 30, 2018 by Rick Ryan, Envisn, Inc.

One of the ongoing major tasks in any Cognos environment is the need to manage change. Changes to ERP systems, databases, data sources, etc. occur on a...

March 29, 2018 by Rick Ryan, Envisn, Inc.

No other area within Cognos is opaque as security. Within the application itself it’s difficult or impossible to get even the most basic questions...

February 28, 2018 by Rick Ryan, Envisn, Inc.

In the first couple of blogs in this subject series we covered the major elements of the Cognos metadata universe and how to harness them for use. And...

January 30, 2018 by Rick Ryan, Envisn, Inc.

In the first blog in this series published last month we presented the four key data groups in the Cognos Metadata Universe and described them in some...

Cognos Metadata Universe

by The Envisn Team on December 13, 2017

December 13, 2017 by Rick Ryan, Envisn, Inc.

This blog article is the first in a series of articles on this subject. It’s not something that has been explored in depth to our knowledge and...

September 29, 2017 by Paul Hausser, Envisn, Inc.

In reality the value is only hidden from those who cannot easily see it. It’s more waiting to be discovered than hidden.

This is something we began...

June 28, 2017 by Paul Hausser, Envisn, Inc.

In Part I of this blog we covered the basics of data lineage; its definition and why it’s important. Here in Part II our will be focus on some of the...

May 23, 2017 by Paul Hausser, Envisn, Inc.

This blog focuses on Part I of the subject of Data Lineage, covering what it is and why it’s important. A Part II blog will follow this and focus on...

March 31, 2017 by Paul Hausser, Envisn, Inc.

If you’re a Cognos administrator there’s lots of key information you just need to have access to, especially in the area of security. Here we’re going...

January 31, 2017 by Paul Hausser, Envisn, Inc.

Perhaps the greatest undervalued asset within Cognos Analytics is the audit data that gets generated for virtually everything that happens inside the...