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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 16, 2017 | Jeanette Tolar

Colorado Passes Transferable Credit Legislation

On May 24, 2017, Governor Hickenlooper signed legislation (HB 17-1356) enabling businesses that make strategic capital investments within the state to transfer certain Colorado income tax credits during a five-year window. 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 »

June 13, 2017 | Patrick McFarlen

Business Transition Planning Part 2: Family Succession

In this series of blog posts, EKS&H Consulting Partner Patrick McFarlen explores the personal and business considerations involved in a successful business transition. In this post he discusses the unique decisions and challenges related to family business succession and offers some questions an entrepreneur weighing this option should consider. Read on »

June 8, 2017 | Joanne Baginski

7 Steps To Getting The Price That You Want

For middle-market company owners and executives, the last thing they might be thinking about during the growth phase of their businesses is planning for an eventual sale. However, a successful “exit” takes years of preparation and only those owners who take the right steps along the way will get the price they want. Read on »

June 1, 2017 | David Taylor

Business Intelligence Solution: Tableau

For decades, enterprises have made business decisions based on reports. Some of the first management reports had horizontal green bars, and readers flipped through reams of paper to decipher the underlying data. Read on »

May 26, 2017 | Ken Berkeley

BEPS at a Glance

In October 2015, almost 100 countries agreed to the final framework of the base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS) initiative crafted by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the G20. Countries are beginning to implement the action items; however, different implementation timelines across a myriad of tax jurisdictions have led to a patchwork regulatory environment for taxpayers impacted by BEPS. Read on »

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