IBM Cognos Business Intelligence is an integrated business intelligence suite that provides a wide range of functionality to help you understand your organization's data. Everyone in your organization can use IBM Cognos BI to view or create business reports, analyze data, and monitor events and metrics so that they can make effective business decisions.
IBM Cognos BI integrates the following business intelligence activities in one Web-based solution. Before you use IBM Cognos BI, you should understand how each of the components that make up the IBM Cognos BI user interfaces can help you do your job.
In IBM Cognos Workspace, you can create sophisticated interactive workspaces using IBM Cognos content, as well as external data sources such as TM1® Websheets and CubeViews, according to your specific information needs. You can view and open favorite workspaces and reports, manipulate the content in the workspaces, and e-mail your workspaces. You can also use comments, activities and social software such as IBM Connections for collaborative decision making.
Using Report Studio, report authors create, edit, and distribute a wide range of professional reports. They can also define corporate-standard report templates for use in Query Studio, and edit and modify reports created in Query Studio or Analysis Studio.
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Report Studio provides powerful functionality, such as bursting, prompts, maps, and advanced charting, and provides many ways to customize reports.