×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

Cognos 8 BI for Consumers: A step-by-step introductory guide to Cognos Connection
     

Cognos 8 BI for Consumers: A step-by-step introductory guide to Cognos Connection

by Juan A. Padilla
 
According to leading analysts, Business Intelligence (BI) has been a top priority for worldwide organizations within the past five years, and it will continue to be a priority in the near future. With a global user base of millions, Cognos is known as a leading provider of Business Intelligence tools. Cognos' latest release is Cognos 8 BI, a powerful suite of modules

Overview

According to leading analysts, Business Intelligence (BI) has been a top priority for worldwide organizations within the past five years, and it will continue to be a priority in the near future. With a global user base of millions, Cognos is known as a leading provider of Business Intelligence tools. Cognos' latest release is Cognos 8 BI, a powerful suite of modules that share one common infrastructure for the creation, management and deployment of queries, reports, analyses, scorecards, dashboards and alerts--all designed to support an organization's Business Intelligence objectives.

As a consultant with over 10 years of Cognos BI experience, Juan A. Padilla is an expert in helping organizations develop and implement Business Intelligence solutions. As the first in a series of books on Cognos products, with Cognos 8 BI for Consumers, Padilla provides a step-by-step introductory guide for the key component of the Cognos infrastructure: Cognos Connection. This book walks the reader through the fundamentals of Cognos Connection, the powerful web portal that is the foundation for all users of Cognos 8 BI, from end users to administrators. The guide relies heavily on screen images that demonstrate product workflow and available features; even readers who do not have "live" access to Cognos software can learn about it!

This guide has been designed for:

- companies evaluating Cognos as a potential BI solution and need to know the capabilities before purchasing;

- those planning to use Cognos products professionally, e.g. job-seekers or consultants;

- organizations using previous versions of Cognos who need to evaluate the latest version before upgrading or migrating; and

- novice "hands-on" users of Cognos, for whom this guide will be an "anytime, anywhere" tutorial and reference source.

In this book, you will discover:

- how Cognos Connection functions;

- how to work with reports, including scheduling, setting parameters and changing formats;

- how to customize the look and feel of the interface to your preferences;

- a simulation of Cognos' security features; and

- report samples that show the powerful reporting capabilities of Cognos 8 BI.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780979692000
Publisher:
Technology Partners Books
Publication date:
07/28/2007
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
8.25(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.52(d)

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews