Envisn's IBM Cognos Blog

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...

August 27, 2018, by Elwood Philbrick, Envisn, Inc.

Previous blogs in this Cognos Metadata series focused capturing the metadata, the need to persist it and how to use it. Here we’ll be focusing on...

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

One of the goals we set at the beginning of this blog series on Cognos metadata was to access all of it and to be able to use all of it to answer...

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...