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IBM Cognos BI Whats New: 8.4 to 10.2 (V10.2) (B5215G)

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Introduction to IBM Cognos Workspace
  • Explore navigation and general functionality
  • Create a new workspace from existing content
  • Modify an existing workspace
  • Work with Lists, Crosstabs and Charts
  • Organize and focus on data
  • Tabbed workspaces and global filters
  • Ad-hoc collaboration and improved annotations
  • Graduated capabilities
  • Access Cognos Workspace Advanced to modify a report
  • Add external information to the workspace
  • Full-fidelity publishing from IBM Cognos Insight to IBM Cognos Workspace
  • Integration with IBM Connections activities
Introduction to IBM Cognos Workspace Advanced
  • Self-service, flexible reporting with all data sources
  • Interactive consumption
  • Update and create new reports
  • Organize data
  • Add calculations, aggregation, content and charts
  • Drill up and Drill down
  • Context filters and page layers
  • Modify layout
  • Enhanced charting
  • Use external data
  • Copy and paste data into an external application
Report Studio Enhancements
  • Identify and work with new features in Report Studio, including:
    • Container selector to simplify working with report objects
    • Inherited styles in lists and crosstabs
    • Custom labels in prompts
    • Top/Bottom enhancements
    • Dimensional Date/Time operations
    • An easier way to access query macros using the expression editor
    • Extending prompts using the Prompt API
    • Global classes for accessible reports
Active Reports
  • Identify and work with the new disconnected reporting application, including:
    • New report widgets and toolbox filter
    • Variables
    • Bursting
    • Reusing existing reports
    • The new Static Repeater Table
Enhanced Event Management
  • Collaborate on a multi-task scenario
  • Automate the interaction of people around a process or a list of work, including notifications, approvals, escalations and status tracking
  • Provide the interface to link people to processes and information events
Introduction to Dynamic Cubes and IBM Cognos Cube Designer
  • Dynamic Query Mode (DQM)
  • Identify Dynamic Cubes
  • Navigate and identify general functionality of IBM Cognos Cube Designer
  • Improve query performance with the Aggregate Advisor
Extended System Management
  • Identify enhancements in:
    • Monitoring
    • Scheduling
    • Credential management
    • Identifying the relationship between packages and their data sources
Model Design Accelerator
  • What is Model Design Accelerator?
  • Create a star schema using Model Design Accelerator
  • Generate a model and publish a package
Other product and environment improvements
  • Improvements in data lineage
  • Improved search with field-level search capability
  • Save as Microsoft Excel 2007 data
  • 64-bit IBM Cognos gateway
  • 64-bit Data Manager engine
  • Multiple-tenant environments
  • Archive content to the file system
  • Enhanced support for language and currency:
    • Support for extended Japanese and Chinese characters
    • Bidirectional (BiDi) support
  • Enhanced handling and formatting options for data
  • Enhancements to Lifecycle Manager
  • Access to ERP data sources
  • DQM server logging on a report basis
  • Predefined LDAP configurations
  • Enhancements to/for:
    • SAP BW data sources
    • IBM Cognos Real Time Monitoring (RTM)
    • IBM Cognos for Microsoft Office
    • IBM Cognos Analysis for Microsoft Excel
    • IBM Cognos Mobile
    • Business Viewpoint
    • Data Manager
    • Upgrade process
    • Support for multi-version coexistence
  • Enhancements to supported environments