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Cognos 10 - Intelligence Unleashed
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White Paper - Planning and Forecasting
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Factsheet - Analysis for Everyone
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Factsheet - Cognos Business Intelligence Query & Reporting
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Factsheet - BI Scorecarding
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Factsheet - Cognos Financial Statement Reporting
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White Paper - Extending Planning and Forecasting
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Factsheet - Cognos Express
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Cognos FSR - Internal Reporting Process Automation
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IBM Cognos

IBM Cognos provide one of the widest end-to-end solutions for FPM, CPM, Analytics, Business Intelligence and Statutory Reporting available. Many of their offerings are industry leading products, with 
in-memory processing, cloud and mobile device capability, and an innovative partner network which can provide collaborative team effort to provide you with broad-ranging blueprinted solutions, support and applications straight out of the box.

LSA Solutions have a huge amount of experience with the Cognos range of products, extending back over more than 15 years, and are one of a very few select Support Providing Partners, worldwide. As such, we can provide our clients with real insight into this product line. As each new product acquisition has been announced, LSA Solutions have been at the forefront of gaining detailed knowledge of capabilities, best practice application and importantly, when and how to use each one, and how many licences are actually required to do the job. With such a broad range of available products, here are the current portfolio highlights:

Cognos 10 is the family name of the latest release of the well-known Cognos toolset. Launched in late 2010, the Cognos 10 release introduced a much enhanced user experience which provides a much better way of interacting with your information. Seen as a significant milestone release in the Cognos platform, it combines social networking, collaboration, analytics and targets mobile workers. Cognos 10 delivers a revolutionary new experience which expands traditional business intelligence (BI) with planning, scenario modelling, real-time monitoring and predictive analytics.

Cognos Express provides a flexible approach to reporting, analysis, and planning in one integrated package, based on a single platform. For companies wishing to implement a complete Performance Management application, this could be your starting point. Cognos Express is a modular product, offering self-service reporting and ad hoc query, freeform analysis and visualization, Excel-based planning and business analysis, and the ability to streamline information gathering, aggregation and analysis for continuous planning, budgeting and forecasting, via any mix of four modules - Reporter, Advisor, Xcelerator, and Planner.

Cognos TM1 provides a real-time approach to consolidating, viewing, and editing enormous volumes of multidimensional data. Using a patented, 64-bit, in memory OLAP server, Cognos TM1 has a proven track record of supporting Financial Performance Management. Cognos TM1 is ideal for implementations where agile, self-service analysis and optimisation of large, highly complex, rapidly changing data sets, with real-time response is required and can provide the ideal 'engine' to power your Performance Management processes.

Cognos FSR or Financial Statement Reporting is a recent addition to the stable and provides a comprehensive solution to any organization's external reporting requirements by automating the creation of annual reports, quarterly reports, bank call reports, corporate actions, CSR reports and any other statutory or regulatory filings. It enables an environment where many contributors can participate in the creation of the external document, within a secure environment, tight audit trail and with a seamless connection to source data.

IBM SmartCloud is deployed, operational and ready to provide large infrastructure savings for the right applications and use. It is a 'pay monthly' model providing cost-effective solutions especially for highly complex analytical scenarios.

IBM Global Financing is available to fund your next IT project irrespective of platform.  

If you would like to see more, please contact us.

 

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