by Adnan Hussain
Cognos Analytics 11 is probably the most exciting releases among all prior Cognos releases that brings in new life to Cognos tool. It faced enormous amount of challenges and competition over the years due to emergence of some of the small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) BI tools, such as Tableau and Qlikview that are relatively easier to use and let us analyze complex data instantly with the help of its advanced data visualization features.
Cognos BI has been in the market for many years and that has always been its strength as an enterprise wide BI solution. Cognos Analytics 11 was released in December 2015. It offers the same functionalities available in Cognos BI 10, in addition to some advanced features that gives us a brand new and much improved user experience with a visually appealing user interface. Cognos Analytics 11 is an upgrade to Cognos BI version 10 or version 8 (in case still haven’t upgraded to Cognos BI 10). IBM has announced limited extended support for Cognos 10.x starting from April 2018. Apart from keeping our Cognos support intact, there are some fascinating features in Cognos Analytics 11 that would induce us to make the switch.
Here are some of the important facts regarding the upgrade that we should be aware of, along with the new features that we can expect to see in Cognos Analytics 11:
1) Cognos Analytics 11 has a brand-new user interface with improved user experience based on same design principles as IBM Watson Analytics.
3) To keep things simple, IBM has renamed some of the elements that existed in Cognos BI 10 as per below:
10) The new “Upload Files” option allows us to upload data files such as CSVs and MS Excel files which is stored in a high-speed columnar storage format on the file system and are immediately usable in Dashboards.
Cognos Analytics 11 platform is exceptionally enhanced and would definitely continue to improve with each further release. There are no second thoughts on Cognos software being better than it has ever been in the past. Considering the number of improvements in the latest release, the Cognos upgrade should definitely be there on the cards for the existing customers.
A trial version of Cognos Analytics 11 is available free of cost over here.
To learn how the newly designed analytics platform can create a more quick and self-service culture within the organization, reach out to Royal Cyber Business Intelligence team today for more details on Cognos Analytics 11 platform.