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...

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...

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...

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...

September 8, 2016 by Paul Hausser, Envisn, Inc.

Our recent blogs on Cognos audit data have focused on getting it to where it can be used easily for anything you want to use it for. Once it’s been...

By Rick Ryan, Envisn, Inc.

In our previous blog article, Creating a Framework Manager (FM) Model for Cognos Audit Data, we talked about work that we’ve recently done to create dynamically modeled...

By Rick Ryan, Envisn, Inc.

Our recently published eBook, Expert Guide to Cognos Audit Data focuses on sharing our knowledge on this subject while showing readers many of the possible uses for...

By Paul Hausser, Envisn, Inc.Cognos audit data tables remain essentially unchanged since the release of Cognos 8.4 a few years ago so any extension of value from the audit data has to come from...

By Paul Hausser, Envisn, Inc.The biggest challenge faced by Cognos administrators in any Cognos BI environment is having the tools and information needed to manage it. A key part of this needed...