Cognos is a web-based suite of tools from IBM that offers a full range of business intelligence (BI) capabilities including reports, analysis, dashboards, scorecards, mobile BI and more. Cognos is Purdue’s primary Business Intelligence(BI) tool and is used to access many of the university’s BI environments including those to access student-related data.
Cognos is the system Purdue uses for official reporting on Purdue student data. If you’d like to learn about how to request Cognos access, please visit the Business Intelligence Competency Center Website.
The following Cognos system reports (login required) are recommended by Accounting Services for Research and Sponsored Programs (ASRSP) for administrators to use when monitoring their unit's sponsored projects.
This report displays balances for active projects including totals for direct and indirect expenditures as well as encumbrances by department and/or principal investigator
It can run for negative balances only to monitor deficit spending
Drill through available by project to the GM045 - Sponsored Project Budget Statement
Displays direct and indirect expenditure totals by project against the total budget amount along with project demographic data
Dollars are broken out and shown by Current Accounting Period, Fiscal Year to Date, and Inception to Date
Users consuming data from enterprise resources use Cognos as their main reporting tool for operational data. These videos are designed as both training tools, report training, and reference guides for individuals in the reporting environment. The videos listed below are based on user roles and licensing.
This video demonstrates how to revert to an older version of a Cognos report. MotioCI relieves you from needing to save multiple versions. Cognos users can now revert back to a previous version.
This video demonstrates how to restore a deleted Cognos report or folder. Cognos users can now recover deleted reports and folders.
Demonstration on creating a Cognos schedule, including creating a report view and setting prompt selections.
Completion of COG 101 is required. Cognos Analytics Authoring offers report authoring capabilities including advanced formatting and filtering, prompt generation, and paging controls. This tool allows for a robust experience in data handling and report construction.
Videos (to be watched sequentially - total run time is under 2 hours)
Cognos (NASDAQ: COGN; TSX: CSN), the world leader in business intelligence and performance management solutions, has announced the appointment of a new regional general manager for Cognos Middle East.
Derek Morrison, a former sales director for Cognos UK Commercial Sector, joined the company in October 2004 via the acquisition of Frango where he was a specialist in Performance Management solutions.
“The Middle East is a key target market for Cognos,” said Graham Walter, vice-president, Cognos UK, Middle East, and South Africa. “We have registered exponential growth in the region and, to support our operations, we are expanding our dedicated local presence in target markets. This includes bringing on high level senior personnel to manage the region and we are confident that with Derek on board, we will be able to offer higher levels of service to our customers. The value we add to our partners comes from our in-depth technological expertise, and we are now in a position to offer sophisticated and strategic support to all our clients in the region.”
“With Derek’s track record and business experience, we are confident that he will be able to grow our business in the region as it enters a new phase of development,” added Walter.
Previously, Morrison worked as the regional manager, Scotland, for Syscap, the UK’s largest independent software leasing company. He was also employed as the managing supervisor of associates, Capital Corporation of North America (consumer loans and mortgages) with lending and underwriting responsibility for the West of Scotland business.
According to the latest IDC report, the total Gulf market for BI solutions is worth approximately US$32m to US$33m per annum with double-digit percentage growth potential. Over 300 regional and multinational companies in the Middle East currently deploy Cognos solutions including companies like Contax Group, Watinaya, Riyad Bank, Emirates Bank, Petrofac.
“With the foundation set by the current management team and employees, my goal is to take the company to its next level of expansion,” said Derek Morrison. “My main aim is to strengthen Cognos’ market leading position by rolling out technologically advanced products to cater to the demands of this market. The economic growth in the region presents a fantastic opportunity for Cognos to grow with both our partners and clients.”
Cognos, a leader in business intelligence and corporate performance management, delivers software and services that help companies drive, monitor and understand corporate performance.
Cognos delivers the next level of competitive advantage - Corporate Performance Management (CPM) - achieved through the strategic application of BI on an enterprise scale. Our integrated CPM solution helps customers drive performance through planning; monitor performance through scorecarding; and understand performance through business intelligence.
Cognos serves more than 23,000 customers in over 135 countries. Cognos enterprise business intelligence and performance management solutions and services are also available from more than 3,000 worldwide partners and resellers. For more information, visit the Cognos Web site at http://www.cognos.com.
Cognos and the Cognos logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Cognos Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries. All other names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.
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