IBM Cognos 10 Report Studio

Practical Examples

Author: Filip Draskovic,Roger Johnson

Publisher: IBM Press

ISBN: 0132656752

Category: Computers

Page: 278

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Take your IBM Cognos reports to a new level: learn from advanced reports taken straight from the classrooms of top IBM Cognos instructors! • •Fully reflects the expert-level design challenges IBM Cognos report developers encounter most often. •A combined tutorial and cookbook that demonstrates real-world solutions and integrates the authors' personal experiences as IBM Cognos instructors. •Shows how to create 'consumer-friendly' reports, match reports to analysis, override data models, and use the newest Cognos 10 features. In this book, two leading IBM Cognos instructors show experienced Cognos users exactly how to take their reporting to the next level. Drawing on the best examples they've created in response to their students' real business challenges, the authors show how to design reports more effectively, prepare complex queries that run more efficiently, overcome common reporting problems, and generate more meaningful information. The authors share personal insights and examples from their unsurpassed experience working with hundreds of users of IBM Cognos reporting tools in multiple business roles and environments. Combining a step-by-step tutorial and 'cookbook' approach, they provide multiple reporting examples that professionals can easily adapt to their own requirements. Coverage includes: • •Creating consumer-friendly reports. •Understanding and utilizing the report hierarchy. •Knowing when and how to override the data model. •Mastering advanced reporting techniques, including new advances in Version 10

IBM Cognos 10 Report Studio

Practical Examples

Author: Filip Draskovic,Roger Johnson

Publisher: IBM Press

ISBN: 0132656949

Category: Computers

Page: 320

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IBM Cognos 10 is the next generation of the leading performance management, analysis, and reporting standard for mid- to large-sized companies. One of the most exciting and useful aspects of IBM Cognos software is its powerful custom report creation capabilities. After learning the basics, report authors in the enterprise need to apply the technology to reports in their actual, complex work environment. This book provides that advanced know how. Using practical examples based on years of teaching experiences as IBM Cognos instructors, the authors provide you with examples of typical advanced reporting designs and complex queries in reports. The reporting solutions in this book can be directly used in a variety of real-world scenarios to provide answers to your business problems today. The complexity of the queries and the application of design principles go well beyond basic course content or introductory books. IBM Cognos 10 Report Studio: Practical Examples will help you find the answers to specific questions based on your data and your business model. It will use a combination tutorial and cookbook approach to show real-world IBM Cognos 10 Report Studio solutions. If you are still using IBM Cognos 8 BI Report Studio, many of the examples have been tested against this platform as well. The final chapter has been dedicated to showing those features that are unique to the latest version of this powerful reporting solution.

IBM Cognos 10 Framework Manager

Author: Terry Curran

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1849685770

Category: Computers

Page: 186

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Presented in a hands-on style, this guide presents you with real world examples to guide you through every process step by step.This book will be useful for any developer, novice or expert, who uses Framework Manager to build packages, but wants to expand their knowledge even further.

IBM Cognos Business Intelligence 10: The Official Guide

Author: Dan Volitich,Gerard Ruppert

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071775927

Category: Computers

Page: 752

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The only authorized guide to IBM Cognos Business Intelligence v10.1 Updated for the latest release of the software, IBM Cognos Business Intelligence 10: The Official Guide explains how to create, implement, and manage an enterprise BI solution. Maximize all of the new and enhanced features, including the powerful modeling, monitoring, and analytics capabilities. Build and deliver reports that foster informed business decisions and better results. Filled with real-world examples and expert advice, this practical resource is ideal for anyone working with IBM Cognos Business Intelligence v10.1--from administrators to end users. Monitor performance using dashboards and scorecards Assign user roles and privileges Provide a single access point to application-specific data via Cognos Connection Access content from Microsoft Office applications and mobile devices Collect and analyze BI data in an interactive dashboard with Cognos Business Insight Use Cognos Administration tools for system management Implement appropriate security measures Create BI reports with relational and dimensional data using Business Insight Advanced Use Report Studio to build dimensional reports and statistical analyses Identify and deliver mission-critical information using Event Studio Monitor business performance with Metric Studio Create, modify, organize, and publish a model in Framework Manager Ensure report integrity with Lifecycle Manager

IBM Cognos Business Intelligence V10.1 Handbook

Author: Dean Browne,Brecht Desmeijter,Rodrigo Frealdo Dumont,Armin Kamal,John Leahy,Scott Masson,Ksenija Rusak,Shinsuke Yamamoto,Martin Keen,IBM Redbooks

Publisher: IBM Redbooks

ISBN: 0738434817

Category: Computers

Page: 572

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IBM® Cognos® Business Intelligence (BI) helps organizations meet strategic objectives and provides real value for the business by delivering the information everyone needs while also reducing the burden on IT. This IBM Redbooks® publication addresses IBM Cognos Business Intelligence V10.1. You can use this book to: - Understand core features of IBM Cognos BI V10.1 - Realize the full potential of IBM Cognos BI - Learn by example with practical scenarios This book uses a fictional business scenario to demonstrate the power of IBM Cognos BI. The book is primarily focused on the roles of Advanced Business User, Professional Report Author, Modeler, Administrator, and IT Architect.

IBM Cognos TM1 Cookbook

Author: Ankit Garg

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1849682119

Category: Computers

Page: 490

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Annotation IBM Cognos TM1 is one of the most popular multidimensional analysis tools used to build collaborative planning, budgeting and forecasting solutions, as well as analytical and reporting applications. This cube-based technology does fast number crunching at the server end and helps end customers move away from manual and tedious planning, budgeting, and analytics processes.IBM Cognos TM1 Cookbook is a complete manual to building and managing applications with IBM Cognos TM1.Every important aspect of TM1 is covered with the help of practical recipes, which will make you well acquainted with the tool and you will be ready to take on TM1 projects in the real world. Existing TM1 users and developers will also benefit from the practical recipes covered in the book.The book will start with a chapter focusing on fundamentals of MOLAP and dimensional modeling, which forms the foundation on which IBM Cognos TM1 is based. Thereafter chapters will be more TM1-specific, starting with an introduction on dimensions and cubes and how to create and manage them. Further chapters will dig deeper into TM1 objects and rules.Then we will learn the more advanced features of TM1 such as automating common processes using scripts, customizing drill paths, using rules for advanced modeling, converting currencies, modeling for different fiscal requirements, and more.At the end of the book, we will cover how to present data and reports, workflows, and TM1 application security.

IBM Cognos 8 Report Studio Cookbook

Author: Abhishek Sanghani

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1849680353

Category: Computers

Page: 252

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Written in cookbook style, this book offers learning and techniques through recipes. It contains step-by-step instructions for Report Studio 8 users to author effective reports. The book is designed in such a way that you can refer to things chapter by chapter, and read them in no particular order. You will see a new fictional business case in each recipe that will relate to a real-life problem and then you will learn how to crack it in Report Studio. If you are a Business Intelligence or MIS Developer (programmer) working on Cognos Report Studio who wants to author impressive reports by putting to use what this tool has to offer, this book is for you. You could also be a Business Analyst or Power User who authors his own reports and wants to look beyond the conventional features of Report Studio 8. This book assumes that you can do basic authoring, are aware of the Cognos architecture, and are familiar with Studio.

IBM Cognos 10 Report Studio Cookbook

Author: Ahmed Lashin,Abhishek Sanghani

Publisher: Packt Publishing

ISBN: 9781849688208

Category: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS

Page: 364

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This Cookbook contains step-by-step instructions for Report Studio 10.1 users to author effective reports. The book is designed in a way that you can refer to it chapter by chapter, look at the list of recipes and read them in no particular order.The Cognos 10.1 Report Studio Cookbook is for you if you are a Business Intelligence Developer who is working on IBM Cognos 10 Report Studio and wants to author impressive reports by putting to use what this tool has to offer. It is also ideal you are a Business Analyst or Power User who authors his own reports and wants to look beyond the conventional features of IBM Cognos 10 Report Studio.This book assumes that you are familiar with the architecture of IBM Cognos 10. You should also have basic knowledge of IBM Cognos Report Studio and can do the basic report authoring tasks.

IBM Cognos TM1 The Official Guide

Author: Karsten Oehler,Jochen Gruenes,Christopher Ilacqua

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071765697

Category: Computers

Page: 777

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Explains how to create and manage performance management solutions using IBM Cognos TM1, covering such topics as planning, forecasting, and scenario analytic solutions.

IBM Cognos Dynamic Query

Author: Nigel Campbell,Henk Cazemier,Robert Hatfield,Martin Petitclerc,Glen Seeds,Jason Tavoularis,IBM Redbooks

Publisher: IBM Redbooks

ISBN: 0738438723

Category: Computers

Page: 124

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This IBM® Redbooks® publication explains how IBM Cognos® Business Intelligence (BI) administrators, authors, modelers, and power users can use the dynamic query layer effectively. It provides guidance for determining which technology within the dynamic query layer can best satisfy your business requirements. Administrators can learn how to tune the query service effectively and preferred practices for managing their business intelligence content. This book includes information about metadata modeling of relational data sources with IBM Cognos Framework Manager. It includes considerations that can help you author high-performing applications that satisfy analytical requirements of users. This book provides guidance for troubleshooting issues related to the dynamic query layer of Cognos BI. Related documents: Solution Guide : Big Data Analytics with IBM Cognos BI Dynamic Query Blog post : IBM Cognos Dynamic Query Extensibility

IBM Cognos BI v10.2 Administration Essentials

Author: Khalid Mehmood Awan

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1782171797

Category: Computers

Page: 128

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A practical and fast-paced guide, with step-by-step explanations to give you all the information you need to know the power of Cognos BI Administration. If you are a Cognos BI administrator or architect, this is the book for you. You must have basic knowledge of databases and business intelligence. You also need to be familiar with Cognos BI and must have worked in any section of reports studio, modelling or maps, to get the best out of this book.

Learning IBM Watson Analytics

Author: James D Miller

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1785882805

Category: Computers

Page: 244

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Make the most advanced predictive analytical processes easy using Watson Analytics with this easy-to-follow practical guide About This Book This is the first and the only book on IBM Watson Analytics, and it shows you how to leverage Watson in an enterprise environment through rich use cases Incorporate Watson Analytics into your business strategy and confidently add this cutting edge expertise to your resume This book is written by James D Miller, IBM-certified expert and accomplished Director and Sr. Project Leader Who This Book Is For If you want to perform data discovery and analysis and make sense of data you have, this book for you. Data scientists can also use this book to explore a new way to perform data analysis tasks on cloud with ease. This book does not require a programming background. What You Will Learn Study the language of Watson while you discover how easy it is to access and configure Review what a Watson use case is, why it's important, and how to identify one Design Watson Analytical solutions based upon your use cases Understand the basic concepts behind the content analysis cycle and where Watson fits in Explore all the features of Watson, such as Explore, Predict, and Assemble Customize and extend your Watson solutions Use Watson at the Enterprise level Integrate Watson with other toolsets In Detail Today, only a small portion of businesses actually use a real analytical tool as part of routine decision making. IBM Watson Analytics is changing that making the most advanced and predictive analytical techniques understandable and usable for any industry. This book will be the vital tour guide for your trip, starting with what IBM Watson Analytics is. We'll start off with introduction to Watson Analytics and then quickly move on to various use cases under which one can use the different analytics functionalities offered by Watson. During the course of the book, you will learn how to design solutions, and customize and extend Watson analytics. We will conclude by taking Watson Analytics to enterprise and integrating it with other solutions (other IBM solutions and analytics). Now is the time for you to learn IBM Watson to compete in the world. Style and approach Watson provides individuals with the ability to perform sophisticated data discovery and analysis without all of the complexity that usually goes along with it. This book will get you started with Watson analytics and how you can use it in day-to-day data analysis. The book introduces the key concepts and terminology and then uses practical use case examples to reinforce your understanding.

Workload Optimized Systems: Tuning POWER7 for Analytics

Author: Dino Quintero,Thomas Ancel,Graeme Cassie,Rodrigo Ceron,Amr Darwish,Guilherme Felix,Jian Jun He,Bharathraj Keshavamurthy,Sreenivas Makineedi,Girish Nikalje,Sudipto Pal,Zubair Salie,Ashu Tiwary,IBM Redbooks

Publisher: IBM Redbooks

ISBN: 0738437328

Category: Computers

Page: 200

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This IBM® Redbooks® publication addresses topics to help clients to take advantage of the virtualization strengths of the POWER® platform to solve system resource utilization challenges and maximize system throughput and capacity. This publication examines the tools, utilities, documentation, and other resources available to help technical teams provide business solutions and support for Cognos® Business Intelligence (BI) and Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS®) on Power SystemsTM virtualized environments. This book addresses topics to help address complex high availability requirements, help maximize the availability of systems, and provide expert-level documentation to the worldwide support teams. This book strengthens the position of the Cognos and SPSS solutions with a well-defined and documented deployment model within a POWER system virtualized environment. This model provides clients with a planned foundation for security, scaling, capacity, resilience, and optimization. This book is targeted toward technical professionals (BI consultants, technical support staff, IT Architects, and IT Specialists) who are responsible for providing Smart Analytics solutions and support for Cognos and SPSS on Power Systems.

Getting Started with Spiceworks

Author: Darren Schoen

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1782166858

Category: Computers

Page: 124

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This book will have a getting started approach, thus making it easy for the readers to understand and learn Spiceworks.This book is for any IT pro who wants to make their day easier. With this book, you can go from installing Spiceworks to having a good working knowledge of it in a single afternoon, no Spiceworks experience required! This book assumes no prior experience with Spiceworks. Knowledge of Linux System administration is expected.

Mastering XPages

A Step-by-Step Guide to XPages Application Development and the XSP Language

Author: Martin Donnelly,Mark Wallace,Tony McGuckin

Publisher: IBM Press

ISBN: 0133373401

Category: Computers

Page: 1168

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IBM's Best-Selling Guide to XPages Development–Now Updated and Expanded for Lotus Notes/Domino 9.0.1 XPages instantly revolutionized Notes/Domino application development, and the newest versions deliver unprecedented performance and flexibility. Now, the popular insider's guide to XPages development has been updated and expanded to reflect all these improvements, through IBM Notes/Domino 9.0.1 and beyond. Three key members of the IBM XPages team have brought together comprehensive knowledge for delivering outstanding solutions. They have added several hundred pages of new content, including four new chapters. Drawing on their unsurpassed experience, they present new tips, samples, and best practices reflecting the platform's growing maturity. Writing for both XPages newcomers and experts, they cover the entire project lifecycle, including problem debugging, performance optimization, and application scalability. This second edition of Mastering XPages fully addresses enhancements to the XPages data sources for Domino views and documents; the latest XPages mobile library; the new Domino Designer Server-Side JavaScript debugger; and improvements to integrated technologies such as Dojo and CKEditor. Nearly every chapter contains at least one downloadable sample application, offering extensive hands-on practice. This guide concludes with complete references to XSP tags, relevant Java/JavaScript classes, and XSP style classes. Coverage includes * Understanding XPages' development paradigm, tooling, runtime framework, and application architecture * Configuring Domino Designer and integrating XPages Extension Library * Constructing application logic and using data binding controls * Reading/writing Notes documents: from use cases to design properties * Using Views, including examples of accessing calendars via REST * Making the most of Notes/Domino 9.0's new DataView control * Coding: from the basics to fully customized behavior * Advanced scripting: AJAX, Dojo, @Functions, managed beans, and more * Extending the Rich Text Editor's functionality * Building and consuming new controls with Extensibility APIs * Taking web applications offline in the Notes client * Building mobile apps: controls, design patterns, and best practices * Debugging Server-Side JavaScript with Domino Designer 9.0 * Creating apps that look and work great–for local and global audiences * Systematically optimizing performance and scalability * Protecting data and users: leveraging Domino and Notes security models

Optimization and Decision Support Design Guide: Using IBM ILOG Optimization Decision Manager

Author: Axel Buecker,Yana Ageeva,Veronique Blanchard,Dr. Jeremy Bloom,Dr. Mehmet F. Candas,Joao Chaves,Guang Feng,Abhishek Raman,Dr. Hans Schlenker,IBM Redbooks

Publisher: IBM Redbooks

ISBN: 0738437360

Category: Computers

Page: 368

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Today many organizations face challenges when developing a realistic plan or schedule that provides the best possible balance between customer service and revenue goals. Optimization technology has long been used to find the best solutions to complex planning and scheduling problems. A decision-support environment that enables the flexible exploration of all the trade-offs and sensitivities needs to provide the following capabilities: Flexibility to develop and compare realistic planning and scheduling scenarios Quality sensitivity analysis and explanations Collaborative planning and scenario sharing Decision recommendations This IBM® Redbooks® publication introduces you to the IBM ILOG® Optimization Decision Manager (ODM) Enterprise. This decision-support application provides the capabilities you need to take full advantage of optimization technology. Applications built with IBM ILOG ODM Enterprise can help users create, compare, and understand planning or scheduling scenarios. They can also adjust any of the model inputs or goals, and fully understanding the binding constraints, trade-offs, sensitivities, and business options. This book enables business analysts, architects, and administrators to design and use their own operational decision management solution.

Wikinomics

How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything

Author: Don Tapscott,Anthony D. Williams

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440639487

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

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The acclaimed bestseller that's teaching the world about the power of mass collaboration. Translated into more than twenty languages and named one of the best business books of the year by reviewers around the world, Wikinomics has become essential reading for business people everywhere. It explains how mass collaboration is happening not just at Web sites like Wikipedia and YouTube, but at traditional companies that have embraced technology to breathe new life into their enterprises. This national bestseller reveals the nuances that drive wikinomics, and share fascinating stories of how masses of people (both paid and volunteer) are now creating TV news stories, sequencing the human gnome, remixing their favorite music, designing software, finding cures for diseases, editing school texts, inventing new cosmetics, and even building motorcycles.

Getting Started with Data Science

Making Sense of Data with Analytics

Author: Murtaza Haider

Publisher: IBM Press

ISBN: 0133991237

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 400

View: 1357

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Master Data Analytics Hands-On by Solving Fascinating Problems You’ll Actually Enjoy! Harvard Business Review recently called data science “The Sexiest Job of the 21st Century.” It’s not just sexy: For millions of managers, analysts, and students who need to solve real business problems, it’s indispensable. Unfortunately, there’s been nothing easy about learning data science–until now. Getting Started with Data Science takes its inspiration from worldwide best-sellers like Freakonomics and Malcolm Gladwell’s Outliers: It teaches through a powerful narrative packed with unforgettable stories. Murtaza Haider offers informative, jargon-free coverage of basic theory and technique, backed with plenty of vivid examples and hands-on practice opportunities. Everything’s software and platform agnostic, so you can learn data science whether you work with R, Stata, SPSS, or SAS. Best of all, Haider teaches a crucial skillset most data science books ignore: how to tell powerful stories using graphics and tables. Every chapter is built around real research challenges, so you’ll always know why you’re doing what you’re doing. You’ll master data science by answering fascinating questions, such as: • Are religious individuals more or less likely to have extramarital affairs? • Do attractive professors get better teaching evaluations? • Does the higher price of cigarettes deter smoking? • What determines housing prices more: lot size or the number of bedrooms? • How do teenagers and older people differ in the way they use social media? • Who is more likely to use online dating services? • Why do some purchase iPhones and others Blackberry devices? • Does the presence of children influence a family’s spending on alcohol? For each problem, you’ll walk through defining your question and the answers you’ll need; exploring how others have approached similar challenges; selecting your data and methods; generating your statistics; organizing your report; and telling your story. Throughout, the focus is squarely on what matters most: transforming data into insights that are clear, accurate, and can be acted upon.

IBM ILOG ODM Enterprise and Data Integration

Author: Amtul Aziz,Shelley L. Crayon,Ioannis Gamvros,Vasfi Gucer,Joseph J. Lee,Martin Shell,IBM Redbooks

Publisher: IBM Redbooks

ISBN: 0738450472

Category: Computers

Page: 110

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IBM® ILOG® ODM Enterprise is a platform to implement and deploy corporate custom solutions for optimization-based planning and scheduling. Developing a realistic plan or schedule that provides the best possible balance between customer service and revenue goals is hard work. With ILOG ODM Enterprise, business leaders can make better decisions through what-if analysis, scenario management, and collaboration. This IBM RedpaperTM publication showcases the optimization scenario of the Supply Demand application for ILOG ODM Enterprise. This scenario highlights the product features. It includes suggested practices for using IBM Cognos® and InfoSphereTM offerings to extract data and build reports with ILOG ODM Enterprise driving the import and export of data. The target audience for this paper is IT specialists and IT architects who implement ILOG ODM Enterprise solutions and decision makers such as IT managers.