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June 16, 2017 | Chris Framel

11 Quick tips for Users of IBM Cognos 11

Have you upgraded to Cognos 11 and now have difficulty finding the report development tools that you knew in Cognos 10? Are you a new user to Cognos and just starting out in Cognos 11? If so, here are 11 quick tips, fixes, and time savers to get you started using Cognos 11 Release 5. Read on »

June 16, 2017 | Elizabeth Snow-Trenkle

IBM Cognos Default Date Prompt Values

In this tech tip EKS&H Senior Consultant Elizabeth Snow-Trenkle shows that rather than inserting JavaScript into your IBM Cognos report, it is possible to default date value prompts (like fiscal year and fiscal period) based on the current date. Read on »

June 15, 2017 | Chris Framel

Utilizing Mapping in IBM Cognos 11.0.6

IBM Cognos 11.0.6 (R6) now includes mapping by various components down to the postal code level. In this tech tip EKS&H Consulting Manager Chris Framel provides a high-level overview of the mapping visualization itself and how to use it. Read on »

June 14, 2017 | Dan Domagala

​The EKS&H Technology Training Team’s Data Visualization Training Tips

Visualization training is not a new age approach to self-help — it’s a modern approach to learning how to best visualize your organization’s data in business analytics tools such as Tableau or IBM Cognos Analytics. Read on »

June 13, 2017 | Blaine Taylor

Using Alteryx Designer for Predictive Analysis

There are many uses for predictive analysis. In this post, EKS&H Data Integration Consultant Blaine Taylor uses the Boosted Model tool in Alteryx Designer to try to predict whether a stock price will go up or down for the day.  Read on »

May 9, 2017 | Adam Cerullo

​The Cognos Backdoor: Restore System Administrator Rights to your IBM Cognos Environment

In 10 years as an IBM Cognos system administrator for a large agricultural company and now as a senior consultant at EKS&H, I’ve learned a couple of dos and don’ts when installing Cognos. For example, don’t remove everyone from the systems administrators group until you have added yourself to that group. Read on »

May 1, 2017 | Mike Lopez

Nine Windows 10 Shortcuts That Will Save You Time

Windows 10 has many new and improved features. To make them easier to access and use, Microsoft has added some new keyboard shortcuts and improved others.  Read on »

April 18, 2017 | David Taylor

The Sankey Diagram Applied to Educational Retention Data

In this video, David Taylor gives a brief overview of the Sankey diagram in the context of educational longitudinal analysis of retention data. Read on »

March 31, 2017 | Jilson Schlachter

Upgrading to Cognos 11? Here are 8 Things to Consider

In fall 2016, IBM announced Cognos Analytics v.11.0.5. EKS&H Staff Consultant Jilson Schlachter reviews her top eight items to consider before upgrading. Read on »

March 28, 2017 | Todd Moody

IBM Cognos Report Studio Row-level Security: Using Session Parameters

Have you ever needed to set up row or data-level security in IBM Cognos? EKS&H Staff Consultant Todd Moody explains how to set up row/data level security in IBM Cognos Report Studio. Read on »

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