Envisn's IBM Cognos Blog

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 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...

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...

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 5, 2017 by Paul Hausser, Envisn, Inc.

With Watson having become the point of the IBM marketing spear an obvious question being raised by many Cognos administrators is how one relates to...

By Paul Hausser, Envisn, Inc.

This blog focuses on the biggest issues in the area of Cognos security as seen by Cognos administrators. It was collected informally from a series of questions...

By Paul Hausser, Envisn, Inc.

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” ~ Leonardo da Vinci

Large, well established Cognos environments are often complex in how they are structured and...

By Paul Hausser, Envisn, Inc.One of the biggest challenges in managing a Cognos environment is how to identify and deal with failed reports. This blog is focused on the best way to address this...

By Gary Larsen, Envisn, Inc. One of the more misunderstood areas of Cognos Security is how object permissions are set and how they need to be managed within Cognos. In this blog article we’re...

What Cognos Users Really Want

by Rick Ryan on September 30, 2014

By Paul Hausser, Envisn, Inc.Often frustrated by their inability to get the information they need, Cognos users are looking to administrators for help in finding the right report without having to...