Envisn's IBM Cognos Blog

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...

October 2018, by Elwood Philbrick, Envisn, Inc.

Administering Cognos Analytics is mostly about managing change. Changes to reports, packages, models, security, triggers, schedules, etc. are...

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...

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...