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Webinar:  Introduction to IBM Cognos Active Reports
 
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If you have questions or comments on the content of this video, please email us at [email protected] If you are considering using IBM Cognos Active Reports, or are just getting started, this webinar is for you. The Introduction to IBM Cognos Active Reports webinar is led by an LPA Certified Cognos Trainer. The agenda for the one hour session is as follows: Introduction * Define Active Reports * Discuss the value of Active Reports * Examine an Active Report and its controls * Convert a standard Report Studio report to an Active Report * Investigate interactive properties Use 'Filter' and 'Select' in Active Reports * Distinguish between 'Filter' and 'Select' * Examine decks and cards * Explore properties to use in Active Reports * Examine master-detail relationships and decks
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Webinar - Installing and Migrating to Cognos Analytics
 
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Take advantage of LPA's Self-Service BI Assessment Workshop today, follow this link: http://www.lpa.com/services/bi/implementation-services/self-service-bi-readiness-assessment-workshop/ If you have questions or comments on this video, please email us at [email protected] The release of Cognos Analytics represents next generation business intelligence that interprets your intent and guides you to faster results. IBM® Cognos Analytics offers guided, self-service capabilities designed to solve problems and seize new opportunities quickly. The agile, intuitive platform delivers a personal approach to analytics by empowering business users to solve individual or workgroup challenges on their own - while providing IT with a proven solution that can be easily scaled as business needs grow. Should you upgrade now? What should you consider? View this webinar to learn more about.... * The process for upgrading to Cognos Analytics from earlier versions * Considerations and impacts of upgrading to Cognos Analytics * Converting content including Reports (Query/Analysis Studio, CWA and Report Studio), Cognos Connection Pages and Cognos Workspaces
Views: 18810 LPA Software Solutions
Budgeting & Forecasting Using TM1
 
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If you have questions or comments on the content, please email us at [email protected] IBM Cognos® TM1® is an enterprise planning software platform that can transform your entire planning cycle, from target setting and budgeting to reporting, scorecarding, analysis and forecasting. Available as an on-premise or on-cloud solution, and with extensive mobile capabilities, Cognos TM1 enables you to collaborate on plans, budgets and forecasts. You can analyze data, and create models – including profitability models – to reflect a constantly evolving business environment. In addition, integrated scorecards and strategy management capabilities help you monitor performance metrics and align resources and initiatives with corporate objectives and market events. •Powerful planning and analysis – Create and analyze sophisticated plans, budgets and forecasts, even those based on large data sets. • Integrated scorecards and strategy management – Model metrics to measure progress toward objectives and link them dynamically to actions and forecasts. •Flexible modeling – Develop and deploy even the most complex planning and analysis models using a guided modeling environment. • Engagement with more users – Engage users from across the organization in high-participation planning and collaborate with remote and distributed users through a range of mobile devices, including the Apple iPad. •Cloud-based deployment option – Provide all the functionality of the on-premise solution with optional cloud-based deployment–plus enhanced collaboration and mobile capabilities when accessed through the IBM Concert interface. Watch this webinar to see how TM1 and Performance Modeler allows you to: •Rapidly adjust plans and resource allocations •Easily adjust day-to-day operations to meet/exceed targets & quickly respond to changes • Provide understanding of profitability by line of business • Define and control cost drivers impacting your budget • Automatically allocate shared cost center expenses to business lines, accounts and products • Streamline budgeting and forecasting processes including sandboxing what-if scenarios •Execute a budget approval workflow based on company organizational structure • Consolidate financial data across entities and currencies into a single version of the truth
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Webinar: Introduction to Cognos Workspace Advanced
 
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If you have questions or comments on the content of this video, please email us at [email protected] Cognos Workspace Advanced is a web-based analysis tool that is part of the IBM Cognos 10 family. More powerful than Query Studio or Analysis Studio, yet still easy to use for both business and IT, Cognos Workspace Advanced lets you perform data exploration and author reports using relational, dimensional and even spreadsheet data sources. Our "Introduction to Cognos Workspace Advanced" webinar will give you an overview the user interface and its capabilities by developing a simple report using both relational and dimensional data. It will also provide you with insight into how Cognos Workspace Advanced and Cognos Workspace are integrated as well as how CWA relates to Report Studio.
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What's New In Cognos Analytics v11-0-4
 
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If you have questions or comments on this video, please email us at [email protected] IBM has released Cognos Analytics v11.0.4 and it contains many new and exciting features. Including: Dashboard Enhancements - conditional formatting, crosstabs, refresh timer for widget updates Story Telling - brand new feature telling visual story with data via timeline Interface Customizations - users can customize elements/colors/logos/text Modeling Enhancements - Null cleansing, spatial/time elements support Drill-Through Enhancements - support for drill-throughs in full interactive mode JavaScript Additions - JavaScript support in report pages Much, much more....
Webinar: Introduction to SPSS Text Analytics
 
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If you have questions or comments on the content of this video, please email us at [email protected] What can we do with our textual survey data? How can we gain deeper insights on what our customers are saying about our company and products beyond simple closed-ended questions? Companies large and small are trying to unlock the insights and answers that are contained in natural language texts. These insights are the key to gaining a competitive edge in today’s marketplace. To learn more, watch a replay of our webinar here. - See more at: http://www.lpa.com/resources/#sthash.6wYOuSKZ.dpuf
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Webinar: What's new in Cognos 10.2.2 - Dynamic Cubes
 
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If you have questions or comments on the content of this video, please email us at [email protected] Cognos version 10.2.2 has recently been made available to existing IBM customers. There have been significant changes made to the overall platform, including Dynamic Cubes. Attend this webinar to learn about this powerful in-memory OLAP technology, and understand how the latest release of Cognos BI impacts Dynamic Cubing. Topics to be discussed include: What are Dynamic Cubes How to create and manage Dynamic Cubes using the cube designer Understand where Dynamic Cubes may fit in a solution and how to best leverage them? Discussion of features for the Aggregate Advisor Caching considerations Demonstration of creating a Dynamic Cube Deploying Dynamic Cubes Seats are limited, so register today!
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The Road To A Data Driven Organization
 
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If you have questions or comments on this video, please email us at [email protected] Business leaders know that to remain competitive they cannot continue to operate the way they have in the past. Today's marketplace involves an exponential growth in the number and sources of customer interactions (email, social media, video and many others) it is now a high-volume, multi-channel world. Analytics provide data analysis and visualizations to discover patterns and meaning in your data. But in order to leverage the power of analytics, you need an analytics strategy. LPA can help you build this critical RoadMap to analytics. Your organization cannot afford to be without an analytics RoadMap. In order to embrace analytics and stay competitive, you must have a defined strategy to leverage analytics, view this webinar to learn why you should have a plan for: * Analytics Education * Business Vision * Data Readiness Analytics Education Whether you have existing analytics capabilities, or no background at all, we will begin by establishing a common language around data and analytics, defining key terms and concepts, ensuring stakeholders have a common understanding about analytics strategy and language. Business Vision Our seasoned consultants work with your team to determine key areas most likely to benefit from the addition of analytics capabilities, including specific business metrics and subject areas. We start by assessing your current state of readiness and work forward. Data Readiness LPA works with your IT staff to align analytics and data environments with the business vision, including data sources and analytics technologies required. View this webinar to learn how an analytics RoadMap from LPA can help jumpstart your organization.
Webinar: Introduction to Cognos Analysis for Excel (CAFE) - Part 2
 
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If you have questions or comments on the content of this video, please email us at [email protected] Do you have data stored in a variety of different sources like TM1 and Cognos BI? Would you like to explore and analyze this data in a familiar tool such as an Excel spreadsheet? Then you need to attend LPA System's webinar on CAFÉ. IBM Cognos® Analysis for Microsoft Excel (CAFÉ) brings the benefits, power and familiarity of Excel to the arena of modern enterprise performance management. By attending this webinar, you will learn and see firsthand CAFÉ being demonstrated to: • Explore and analyze data sourced from multidimensional Cognos TM1 models, Cognos Business Intelligence and other systems in a familiar spreadsheet format. • Retain Microsoft Excel functionality and formatting while moving data between Cognos TM1 models and Excel spreadsheets. • Share results by publishing Cognos Business Intelligence-sourced reports in standard Cognos dashboards and reports. • Extend analysis capabilities to more users in your enterprise-so they can make faster, more effective decisions that drive superior performance.
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Cognos Analytics Data Modules
 
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If you have questions or comments on the content of this webinar, please email us at [email protected] View this new webinar to learn more about how Data Modules improve Cognos Analytics. Data Modules are part of the new release of Cognos Analytics. They can be used to create metadata models against a variety of data sources, including desktop Excel spreadsheets and text files. Once defined, reports and dashboards can source their data from the Data Module. Also integrated with Data Modules is a Natural Language Search capability, built on IBM Watson, which allows you to use intent-driven modeling to build your Data Module and reports.
Webinar: Smarter Planning and Forecasting with IBM Cognos TM1 (Part 1)
 
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If you have questions or comments on the content of this video, please email us at [email protected] This is a recording of the 3/21 presentation of LPA's Smarter Planning and Forecasting with Cognos TM1 webinar. Topics covered will include: •Analyzing data for corporate offices •Budgeting and forecasting at the daily level •Using Excel interactively •Running company metrics from the corporate level •TM1 from the viewpoint of area directors •TM1 for front-line manager
Best Methods for Budgeting and Forecasting in the Hospitality Industry
 
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If you have questions or comments on the content of this video, please email us at [email protected] Do you need daily numbers for each property to improve tracking and planning? Are your spreadsheet processes cumbersome and out-of-date? See what the best-of-breed hospitality & hotel property management companies are doing. Here at LPA, we recognize that hospitality property management has its own set of unique necessities and have developed solutions to address the following: * Obtaining and organizing data to generate daily forecasts, * Gaining insight into competitor and market trends integrating sources such as STR data, * Obtaining real-time rollup and consolidation of actuals and forecasts, * Using Cognos Workspace Advanced to do ad-hoc reporting, * Expense allocation at the account detail level for forecasts. These are just a few examples. With these challenges in mind, we've designed a solution that integrates with your existing systems and extracts data to provide visibility to key metrics and with just a click or two. We can now offer hospitality companies a framework that can be implemented quickly to achieve daily forecasts, manage REVPAR, and track other relevant metrics.
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Whats New in Cognos Analytics v11.0.7
 
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IBM has released Cognos Analytics version 11.0.7. This webinar will review and discuss v11.0.7 new features and functionality, including: Powerplay 11 (Powerplay Transformer, Powerplay Studio, Powerplay Client) Revamped and reorganized home page and menus Revamped Data Modules interface along with filtering and data grouping enhancements Many dashboard filtering enhancements including showing filter information below the title, top/bottom count percent, and filter based on conditions New mapbox maps in reports Interactive filtering in reports Setting your own parameter values for reports in the new My Parameters panel Ability for administrators to create and maintain a list of standard parameter names to be used across different reports New logging options And more
Webinar: Dashboards with Cognos Analytics
 
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If you have questions or comments on this video, please email us at [email protected] Dashboards with Cognos Analytics is an exciting new technology, different from previous Cognos v10 Workspaces. Using Cognos Analytics, new dashboards can be created directly from one or more data sources - any combination of uploaded files and/or data modules. The visualization components on the dashboard do not have to exist in reports beforehand. Dashboards in Cognos Analytics contain similar "assembling" functionality as found in Watson Analytics, and automatically suggests the most intuitive way to visualize your selected data, using natural language search. Cognos Analytics will then create the required containers and components for the dashboard for you without effort. Watch this webinar to learn how to communicate insights and analysis at a glance with Cognos Analytics.
Predictive Analytics in Insurance
 
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If you have questions or comments on the contents of this video, please email us at [email protected] There has been considerable change in the relationships between customers and companies. Customers are in control of the relationships with their vendors and are not afraid to switch to a new provider if they do not feel they are receiving the service they deserve. Companies now have the ability to know their customers and market to them on a personalized basis using data mining and predictive analytics technologies. Predictive Analytics unlock insights that enable companies to add new customers and grow their existing business by improving their understanding of what their customers want. It uncovers hidden insights in customer data to create more personalized customer experiences that win more business while reducing costs and increasing customer loyalty. Predictive Analytics enable the very sharpest competitive edge. They deliver powerful, unique, qualitative differentiation by providing your enterprise a proprietary source of business intelligence with which to compete in Operations, Customer or Threat & Fraud applications in your organization. A predictive model generated from your data taps into experience to which only your company is privy, since it is unique to your prospect list and to the product and marketing message to which your customers respond (both positively and negatively). Therefore, the model's intelligence and insights are outside the reaches of common knowledge, and the top prospects it flags compose a customized, proprietary contact list. View this informative webinar to learn more about how Predictive Analytics are making a difference in the insurance industry through focused target marketing, and more efficient fraudulent claim detection. We discuss a detailed use-case for a real-world insurance company examining how specific customer attributes were used as indicators for fraud prediction.
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Introducing Planning Analytics Local - The New Face of TM1
 
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If you have questions or comments on this video, please email us at [email protected] IBM Planning Analytics Local redefines planning and analysis with an infusion of visual, cognitive, and predictive analytics capabilities. The IBM TM1 technology serves as the cornerstone of Planning Analytics, continuing to provide you with the fastest and most scalable multi-dimensional data engine in the industry. Here are just a few of the latest advancements: * Workspace : a new, transformative experience for web and mobile users. * Planning Analytics for Excel : absolutely the best Excel Add-in for planning, analysis, and reporting. * Hierarchies : virtual attribute analysis for unprecedented insight and analysis into TM1 data. * Watson Analytics : cognitive business insight that extends the value of Planning Analytics.
Installing and Migrating to Cognos Analytics v11.0.3
 
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If you have questions or comments on this video, please email us at [email protected] The release of Cognos Analytics represents next generation business intelligence that interprets your intent and guides you to faster results. IBM® Cognos Analytics offers guided, self-service capabilities designed to solve problems and seize new opportunities quickly. The agile, intuitive platform delivers a personal approach to analytics by empowering business users to solve individual or workgroup challenges on their own - while providing IT with a proven solution that can be easily scaled as business needs grow. Should you upgrade now? What should you consider? View this webinar to learn more about.... * Cognos Analytics v11.0.3 new features including: Multi-package reporting, data lists, filter text, data modules, dashboards, dashboards calculations, dashboard relinking and dashboard data formatting * Installing options for Cognos Analytics on Windows * Upgrading and converting existing Cognos 8 and 10 content including: Legacy content: Query/Analysis Studio Reports, Event Studio Agents, Cognos Workspaces and Cognos Connection Pages and Report content: Cognos Workspace Advanced Reports, Report Studio Reports
The Next Big Thing in Self-Service BI - Cognos Analytics
 
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Take advantage of LPA's Self-Service BI Assessment Workshop today, follow this link: http://www.lpa.com/services/bi/implementation-services/self-service-bi-readiness-assessment-workshop/ If you have questions or comments on the content, please email us at [email protected] At the IBM Insight 2015 conference in Las Vegas, details about the next generation of Cognos BI (previously referred to as "Titan") were announced. View this webinar to learn about IBM Cognos Analytics, and how it will impact your organization. IBM Cognos Analytics promises to dramatically increase productivity in reporting with: * Accelerated Business Modeling and Performance * Redefined Report Authoring and Analysis * Redefined Consumption Experience for any device During this webinar, we discuss topics such as: * How to transition from Cognos 10 to Cognos Analytics * User-interface changes * Much, much more.... LPA can help you assess your organization's readiness for self-service BI. We are offering a 1 day workshop that is performed on-site with your team, and involves activities to understand and assess challenges with self-service BI including data governance, security issues, data source consistency and much more. Go to http://www.lpa.com/services/bi/implementation-services/self-service-bi-readiness-assessment-workshop/ for more information.
Customer Analytics with SPSS Modeler
 
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If you have questions or comments on the contents of this video, please email us at [email protected] There has been considerable change in the relationship between customers and companies. With the ease of online access, customers are now empowered to know their vendors and control their relationships with them including the freedom to switch vendors easily. Companies have the ability to know their customers and market to them on a personalized basis using data mining and predictive analytics technologies. Customer analytics unlock insights that enable companies to add new customers and grow their business as well as improve their understanding of what their customers want. It uncovers hidden insights in customer data to enable the creation of personalized experiences that win more business while reducing costs and increasing customer loyalty. Customer analytics solutions using IBM technology can help your organization: •Identify and target the best customers for marketing programs •Predict which customers will respond to your offers •Improve sales forecasting and minimize sales cycles •Predict which customers are at risk of leaving and retain them •Maximize customer lifetime value through personalized up-sell and cross-sell This webinar illustrates how to extend your organization's ability to make smarter decisions using Predictive Analytics. The webinar also includes a demonstration on the of SPSS Modeler to build a model for a specific use case.
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Webinar: Introduction to Cognos Workspace
 
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If you have questions or comments on the content of this video, please email us at [email protected] Cognos Workspace is a web-based tool that is part of the IBM Cognos 10 family. It allows your end users to leverage existing reports to create sophisticated dashboards ("workspaces") that provide at-a-glance insights and facilitate collaborative decision making. This will be an updated presentation of our popular webinar, "Introduction to Cognos Workspace." Our complimentary webinar will provide you with an overview of the tool and its capabilities. Through the creation of a simple dashboard and a discussion of personalization, security, and infrastructure, this webinar will help enable you to determine when and how to deploy this capability to your enterprise.
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Webinar: Introduction to Predictive Analytics using SPSS Modeler
 
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If you have questions or comments on the content of this video, please email us at [email protected] Analytics refer to software technology and processes that forward-thinking organizations use to understand their data. Today's organization collects data from a broad span of internal and external sources. It includes a wide variety of data types, including both structured and unstructured. With the ever increasing volume of data, the complexity of finding the critical information necessary to make insightful business decisions has become more challenging. This challenge requires an organization to not only be able to extract the appropriate pieces of knowledge, but also to connect them with the right people at the right time in order to enhance decision-making. Analytical organizations use Predictive Analytics to gain insight into their financial and operational performance as well as their customer behaviors. With these insights, organizations can identify profitable and loyal customers, charge an optimal price, avoid out-of-stock situations, choose the best location for stores, and identify competitive risks and threats.
What's New in Cognos Analytics v11.0.8
 
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If you have questions or comments on the content of this webinar, please email us at [email protected] IBM recently released Cognos Analytics v11.0.8. This webinar reviews and discusses v11.0.8 new features and functionality, including: General: * Additional data sources including MongoDB Connector for BI2.2.1, Spark SQL 2.1 Thrift Server, Azure SQL Data Warehouse, Amazon Redshift and more * Creating a data set has been enhanced with a "design view" so there is no need to wait for data retrieval while designing a data set *General users can now manage their schedules and subscriptions via the interface Dashboards and stories: * Some visualizations allow you to add shadows to labels and increase the contrast of labels * When building a dashboard with data sources that have multiple data source connections and/or sign-ons, you will be promoted to select a connection and/or sign-on * Highlight data in a story * Play all scenes/continuously loop through a story Reporting: * Added latitude/longitude location in a map - now with the ability to show data for one location either as a filled region, a point, a latitude/longitude point, or a combination of these locations * Label enhancements (as in dashboards) * Now save reports in an XML format * Ad images from an image gallery to a report (as in Dashboard) Data Modeling: * Data module diagram has been redesigned, including changes to the cardinality settings *Cognos for MS Office V11 has been released
What's New With Cognos Analytics R5 (v11.0.5)
 
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If you have questions or comments on this video, please email us at [email protected] IBM has released Cognos Analytics R5 (v11.0.5) and it contains many new and exciting features including: *Geospatial Analytics with Mapbox and Pitney Bowes - These new partnerships allow customers to access geospatial insights from their data at any number of levels, all the way down to zip code, street level and even points of interest *Modeling - Data modules can now be set to be “linked”. Using a “linked” data module as the source for a new one ensures that changes to the linked data module will automatically propagate *Dashboarding - Direct access to Relational Framework Manager packages, new Map widget, RAVE2 *Storytelling - Ability to add an Infographic summary to your storyboard; Enhancements to animation (“slide in” functionality) and 2 new "guided journey" templates *Reporting - You no longer have to download visualizations from the web – the newest visualizations will be available out of the box and will be enhanced with each release; New Visualization Gallery window that combines all charts and visualizations (no more “Chart” tool in the toolbox); Filter wizard window has been redesigned; Drill up/down now supported in Interactive mode (when using dimensional data sources) *Sharing and Embedding Content - You can now use a URL to open and view a Cognos Analytics report in Interactive mode (so you can now embed the interactive viewer into other applications) *UI Customizations by Role - You can now create a theme or extension and associate it with a group of users leveraging a Group or Role *3 new data sources are supported - Snowflake, Pivotal HDB and Amazon Aurora
Webinar: What's New with IBM Cognos Advanced Visualizations
 
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If you have questions or comments on the contents of this video, please email us at [email protected] This webinar explains what the Rapidly Adaptive Visualization Engine (RAVE) is and reviews the many new visualization enhancements released with Cognos BI 10.2.2 along with a discussion on how and when to use them. 1 Hour Webinar Playback Part of the LPA Webinar Series: www.lpa.com/events This webinar explains what the Rapidly Adaptive Visualization Engine (RAVE) is and reviews the many new visualization enhancements released with Cognos BI 10.2.2 along with a discussion on how and when to use them. Advanced Visualizations from IBM can help you gain insight from the myriad of data that your company generates. For your visualization to be effective, you need technology that simplifies the visualization creation process and presents your data in the best format. Advanced Visualizations gives IBM Cognos BI report authors a new and extensible library of interactive animated charts. These charts include many new types including: Chord Charts, Word Clouds, Facetted Charts and Fishbone Diagrams, along with some old favorites like column and bubble charts -- that are far more advanced than anything available in previous releases. When playing this video back we suggest you view it in "Full Screen" mode in "HD Quality". You can make these selections using the toolbar directly under the video.
What's New in Cognos Analytics v11.0.6 Webinar
 
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If you have questions or comments on this video, please email us at [email protected] IBM has released Cognos Analytics version 11.0.6. This webinar reviews and discusses the new features and functionality, including: • Support for IBM BlueID (IBM’s cloud-based identity management solution) • Shortcuts and Report Views can now be created by right-clicking on an object • Support for OLAP packages as data sources for Dashboards (PowerCubes, Dynamic Cubes, TM1/PA cubes, DMR and more) • Change the report template while assembling your Dashboard • Better control how widgets on the Dashboard/Story canvas connect together • Mapping now includes more regions - counties, cities, postal codes and more • Custom folders for roles, providing the ability to control access to a folder on the Welcome Screen based on the role of the logged in user • Updated Data Server Connection dialog/interface • Support for new data sources in DQM (Dynamic Query Mode) including Google BigQuery, Google Cloud SQL, Microsoft SQL on Azure, Planning Analytics 2.0 • Improved query support for Data Modules • Implementation changes to Kerberos SSO - Single Sign On
Introduction to The IBM DSX – Data Science Experience
 
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Is your company leveraging the power of your data? Surprisingly, the answer for many is no. What is holding them back? Many companies are limited by custom tool installations and lack of data sharing. While data scientists have unprecedented access to data, they are without the ability to collaborate with others to find solutions to complex issues. In addition to that, environments are being moved to the cloud, but there is uncertainty about what that means for the predictive analytics environment. The IBM Data Science Experience (DSX) allows data scientists to learn, create, and collaborate. DSX provides an integrated platform that facilitates: * Collaboration among data scientists whether they prefer open source tools like R, python, and Scala or they have experience with IBM SPSS Modeler. * Sharing of data, Jupyter notebooks, and machine learning models across the data science team. * Access to the power of the Spark analytics engine without the need to install and configure individual nodes. DSX can be delivered across a variety of platforms: cloud, private cloud, desktop, and, most recently, natively installed in IBM Integrated Analytics System (IIAS). Join us for this introduction to DSX and the IBM Watson Data Platform webinar where we will demonstrate the capabilities of DSX and IBM Watson Machine Learning.
Webinar: Automating the Reporting Process with Cognos Disclosure Management (CDM)
 
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If you have questions or comments on the content of this video, please email us at [email protected] Would you like to reduce the time required to create internal and external reports from days down to hours? Do you spend many laborious hours scripting repetitive narrative within your reports? Do you require the ability to manage collaboration and govern security within your reporting process? Then attend this LPA webinar on IBM Cognos Disclosure Management to learn how you can reduce risk and cost by automating your reporting processes using CDM. The information shared through this webinar will demonstrate how using CDM you can: Drive process consistency and automate many manual processes across budgeting, forecasting and the financial close and reporting Enable controlled collaboration through a single, secure, enterprise-scalable solution that allows multiple users to view and edit reports simultaneously without versioning issues Link report data directly to enterprise data sources and create dynamic reports that automatically update when underlying numbers change in underlying data sources - ensuring a single, consistent version of the truth throughout the office of finance Gain insight into critical performance management and reporting processes via process dashboards and alerts Optimize controls and auditability using validation procedures and ensure controls are performed at each level of the organization – from departmental to entity and corporate headquarters Enhance security over sensitive data and reports And all of this while leveraging the intuitive user interface of Microsoft Office tools where staff can leverage their existing expertise with the calculation capabilities of Microsoft Excel, as well as their knowledge of formatting in Microsoft PowerPoint and Microsoft Word while realizing the additional functionality and capabilities of an enterprise database driven solution.
Migrating Data Manager to DataStage
 
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If you have questions or comments on the content of this webinar, please email us at [email protected] Do you use Data Manager for ETL? Do you have a need to create data warehouses and data repositories for reporting, analysis, and performance management? IBM has announced that formal support for Data Manager will end in 2018. As a result, IBM has made important license changes regarding Data Manager entitlements where customers are able to use InfoSphere DataStage under their current license agreement. View this webinar to learn about how to start planning your migration in iterative, advance steps to reduce operational costs and increase efficiency. There is also an introduction to the migration utility that will help automate portions of converting your existing Data Manager streams to Data Stage. This webinar also discusses the functionality and features of InfoSphere DataStage and the InfoSphere Information Server suite, describing how its use will reduce your overall development and maintenance costs of existing Data Manager ETL streams. At the same time, InfoShere increases the confidence and quality of the data through the addition of governance functionality, and better product scalability and overall performance.
Webinar: What's New with Cognos Analytics v11.0.10 and Upgrade F.A.Q.
 
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If you have questions or comments on this video, please email us at [email protected] IBM recently released Cognos Analytics v11.0.10. This webinar reviews and discusses Release 10 new features and functionality, including the bullet points below. In addition, Rich Chester, LPA's Director of Business Intelligence, answers your upgrade questions. General: Create a URL: A URL is a standard way of identifying the location for any external file or website. Create URLs to keep the files and websites you use most frequently at your fingertips. Clicking a URL opens the file or website in the browser. OpenId Connect Authentication Proxy IBM Cognos Analytics now provides another provider type, 'OpenID Connect Authentication Proxy' in Cognos Configuration. This menu offers the option to have Trusted Signon Provider (TSP) for OpenID connect. Jobs created by any user Previously, only administrators could create jobs by clicking Manage)Job. As of release 11.0.10, the Job button now appears under the New button, which is available to any user. Dashboards and stories Export dashboards to PDF You can create a PDF of your dashboard to print out or to share electronically. Printed PDFs can be conveniently read while you're away from your computer, for example, while traveling on a plane. You can also easily share PDFs via email. Drill through from a dashboard or story to report You can drill through from a visualization on your dashboard or story to report. This allows you to navigate from the visualization to the related report, while retaining the original context of the visualization Data Modeling Relinking a data model source You can relink a data module source to a different source. You can use the functionality when the current source in your data model is invalid, or when you want to replace a test source with a production source. Upgrading F.A.Q. Get answers to the most frequently asked questions about upgrading to Cognos v11
Data Governance - Better Quality Data Drives Better Quality Reporting
 
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If you have questions or comments on the content of this webinar, please email us at [email protected] Have you ever heard the phrase "garbage in, garbage out?" This is especially true in the world of analytics. Reporting and analyses are only as good as the data upon which they are based. When embarking on business driven initiatives for analytics, the most common pitfalls of these projects are typically in the areas of data integration, data quality and data governance. Data integration and governance are no longer seen as a nice to have capability, but a must have foundation for delivering on the promise of competitive business insights. This webinar illustrates how data governance can establish a solid Information Supply Chain across your enterprise, building a foundation for business analytics and optimization, including: data management, content management, integration, warehousing and governance. These supply chain needs have driven IBM's strategy and investments in this area. View this webinar and see how you can make data governance work for your organization.
Webinar: Cognos Security & Auditing Review w/ License Compliance
 
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If you have questions or comments on the content of this video, please email us at [email protected] Are you responsible for maintaining Cognos BI in your company? Have you been charged with securing the content within Cognos? Need a clear understanding of how to manage license compliance through auditing? Then you need to attend this webinar from LPA Systems. During this informative half-hour presentation, we will discuss many different aspects of security including: Best practices for configuring authentication and authorization Explanation and demonstration of how best to use groups and roles in securing Cognos BI How to manage permissions to control Cognos content How to secure functions and features (capabilities) within Cognos BI environment Namespace administration and techniques Cognos BI Users and Capabilities Tool Multi-tenancy
Webinar: What's New in Cognos 10.2.2
 
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If you have questions or comments on the content of this video, please email us at [email protected] 1-Hour Webinar Playback LPA Webinar Series: www.lpa.com/events IBM Cognos 10.2.2 is scheduled to be released late November 2014. This version promises to deliver significant new capabilities over the current platform. Join us for a free webinar to see IBM's latest innovation to Cognos BI -- IBM Cognos 10.2.2. If you are currently an IBM Cognos Enterprise customer, this is a must-attend webinar! Topics covered will include (subject to change): •Interface changes in Report Studio and CWA •Enhanced SSL Support •Changes to Apache Tomcat webserver •Improvements to Active Report development •Dynamic Query Model changes •Different Excel output formats And much, much more!
Data Insights From IBM Watson Analytics
 
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If you have questions or comments on this video, please email us at [email protected] View this webinar to learn how Watson Analytics will help you uncover new insights quickly and easily with automated data analysis, automatic visualization and predictive analytics. Watson Analytics is a smart data analysis and visualization service you can use to quickly discover patterns and meaning in your data – all on your own. With guided data discovery, automated predictive analytics and cognitive capabilities such as natural language dialogue, you can interact with data conversationally to get answers you understand. Whether you need to quickly spot a trend or you have a team that needs to visualize report data in a dashboard, Watson Analytics has you covered. Learn how to realize the following benefits of Watson Analytics: Use your own words to discover: Add your data or connect to a data source and almost instantly get a list of interesting starting points. Ask a question and get insights you can understand from data you trust. Find what drives your business: Surface new patterns and trends and see the factors most likely to influence business outcomes and the math behind the findings. You’re now ready to act—confidently. Display your findings: Simply choose a template and add the visualizations and insights you want your audience to understand. Now you’re ready to make your point. Analyze trusted data: Data for analytics comes in many forms. Now you can make sure it’s in sync, whether you’re exploring, predicting or assembling. And, that equals trust in your insights. You will see the following key features in action: National language dialog: Engage with your data conversationally and discover new associations and insights. Automated predictive analytics: Automatically surface what is likely driving outcomes. One-click analysis: Make sense of data discoveries in one click with automatic visualizations you can use in dashboards to tell more powerful stories.
Webinar: Introduction to Advanced Visualizations
 
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If you have questions or comments on the content of this video, please email us at [email protected] DescriptionAdvanced Visualizations give IBM Cognos BI report authors a new and extensible library of interactive animated charts. These charts include many new types including heat maps, spider maps and tag clouds - along with some old favorites like column and bubble charts -- that are far more advanced than anything available in previous releases. This webinar will introduce you to the process of incorporating these visualizations into your reports, from downloading them, to importing them into your visualization library, to placing them on a page.
Webinar: Public Sector Data Mining in Higher Education
 
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If you have questions or comments on the contents of this video, please email us at [email protected] One of the biggest assets an organization or institution has is its data. That data contains patterns and relationships not readily identifiable. Enter Predictive Analytics. With IBM SPSS Modeler software, historical data is automatically mined detecting patterns and indicators which can be used to predict future outcomes, allowing you to prioritize efforts on those events which are most likely to occur. SPSS Modeler is a comprehensive analytics platform designed to bring predictive intelligence to decision making across your entire organization. Acquire customers more efficiently Grow value of existing customers Retain profitable customers Manage assets Maintain physical infrastructure Maximize capital Monitor your environment Detect suspicious behavior Control outcomes IBM SPSS Modeler connects data to effective action by drawing reliable conclusions about current conditions and future events. Attend this free webinar to hear how Predictive Analytics can make a difference in the public sector, specifically in the area of higher education. Listen to our SPSS expert discuss and demonstrate how SPSS Modeler software can help predict: Which students are most likely to graduate? Who are the most promising applicants for admission? Which alumni will donate and how much? How can the educational institution more reliably plan for future development? How can tuition and donor forecasts be driven by data and made more accurate?
Analytics in Manufacturing
 
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The Industrial products / manufacturing sector is undergoing a massive data and analytics driven transformation. Technology can now bring together information that has traditionally been siloed or never before leveraged. Organizations are now looking for ways to use data to gain insights and work across departmental boundaries that have traditionally had limited collaboration. At the same time, industries are using Internet of Things, analytics, cloud, and social data to: • Modernize factories to become autonomous, connected and better controlled • Optimize inventory logistics and distribution • Use information from machines to improve operational efficiency and worker safety • Improve operations through connected assets, resource optimization and integrated weather data • Predict regulatory compliance risk, fraud detection in warranty claims • Predict worker sentiments and product safety features The complex ecosystem of internal and external data sources holds tremendous value for manufacturers, who can now bring together this data, analyze it, and use it to provide new and differentiated services for their customers.
What New in Cognos Express 10.2.2
 
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If you have questions or comments on the content, please email us at [email protected] IBM has made significant changes to Cognos Express version 10.2.2. The Reporter component has new features including: Cognos Workspace Cognos Workspace Advanced Report Studio Active Reports Excel Output Visualizations Dynamic Query Mode Personal Data Sets Xcelerator also has changed: TM1 Cafe (Cognos Access for Excel) There are also several license and entitlement changes with this release, such as limited availability of TM1 and Cognos BI with Express.
Webinar: Multi Dimensional Reporting with Cognos Workspace Advanced
 
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If you have questions or comments on the content of this video, please email us at [email protected] Report Studio and Cognos Workspace Advanced both support two distinct reporting styles - Relational and Dimensional. The dimensional style can be a little off-putting because it uses both techniques and terminology that may not be familiar to report authors who do not build or use cubes often. This webinar will help demystify the available views and options that come along with a dimensional package and will illustrate the dimensional reporting style using Cognos Workspace Advanced.
Hospitality Trailer: Transaction Logging
 
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Hospitality Trailer: Data Spreading
 
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If you have questions or comments on the content of this video, please email us at [email protected] Watch this clip for a sneak peak at Data Spreading with LPA's Hospitality Solution
IBM PureData for Analytics Mini Appliance
 
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Gain speed, simplicity, and exceptional value with the IBM Pure Data System for Analytics Mini Appliance
Planning Analytics For Cloud
 
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If you have questions or comments on the content, please email us at [email protected] Are you interested in a planning, budgeting, forecasting, analysis and scorecarding cloud solution? Then this webinar is for you! When it comes to cloud planning and analytics, don’t compromise. You can have a fast, easy, flexible and complete cloud planning solution that embeds powerful analytics into your everyday decision-making processes. IBM Planning Analytics goes beyond simply automating your planning, budgeting and forecasting processes. It provides self-service analytics to all of your business users through an innovative planning workspace that empowers business users to seek better business results. It delivers insights automatically from your data and helps you pull ahead of competitors and stay agile for the changes ahead. Speed - Keep your spreadsheets, move to the cloud – You can keep using your Microsoft Excel expertise with our cloud-based solution. They complement each other. Agility - Find the answers automatically from your data – Know, with confidence, what drives positive results in your business and express it in your plans, analyses and forecasts. Foresight - Planning with analytics gives you a clear view of what’s ahead - Planning without analytics is planning without insight. Stop analyzing the wake behind you and see where you’re headed. LPA can help your organization implement a complete cloud planning solution that embeds powerful analytics into your everyday decision making processes. Contact us at http://www.lpa.com/contact to schedule a personalized demo of Planning Analytics for Cloud or a Bridge to Cloud Assessment for your organization.
Planning Analytics Express
 
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If you have questions or comments on this video, please email us at [email protected] IBM Planning Analytics Express is a fast, easy, flexible, and complete planning and analytics solution that helps you drive efficiency, deliver foresight, and steer business performance. View this webinar to learn about the new features and functionality available with Planning Analytics Express including: New web-based interface for improved speed, agility and foresight; New Excel interface for slice, dice and multi-dimensional pivots; Hierarchies for dimensional analysis; Self-Service BI through Cognos Analytics Express which means smarter and easier reporting without compromising functionality.
Machine Learning with Watson Studio and DSX
 
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If you have questions or comments on the content of this webinar, please email us at [email protected] View this webinar to learn how IBM's Data Science Experience helps you leverage the power of your data. WATSON STUDIO IBM Watson Studio accelerates the machine and deep learning workflows required to infuse AI into your business to drive innovation. It provides a suite of tools for data scientists, application developers and subject matter experts to collaboratively and easily work with data and use that data to build, train and deploy models at scale. DSX LOCAL Data Science Experience Local (or DSX Local) is a version of DSX that can be installed and run in your own location, behind your firewall. You can use the tools you love in DSX Cloud with secure, fast and easy access to your enterprise data. DSX Local provides the same tools and experience as DSX in the Cloud, including Spark, R, Python and Anaconda which are all integrated to work together in a productive collaborative experience. With DSX Local, these tools provide same great experience locally, on their own private cloud, giving users easy access to enterprise data sources quickly and securely without needing to move data to the cloud, or open external connections to these data sources. This webinar includes a demonstration of Watson Explorer and DSX Local which showcase capabilities of IBM Watson Machine Learning. LPA can help you get started with DSX and IBM Watson Machine Learning through training and enablement services. LPA also provides Predictive Analytics Services which help your organization develop predictive models to transform your business using DSX, SPSS, IAAS and other IBM tools. Contact us at [email protected] for more information.
Webinar: ASL Partner Series -  Multi-Tenancy Enhancements for Cognos 10.2.1
 
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If you have questions or comments on the content of this video, please email us at [email protected] Cognos 10.2.1 provides enhanced support for native multi-tenancy. This powerful feature is highly valuable to IBM Cognos ASL/OEM partners that deploy Cognos as a SaaS or hosted solution. Native multi-tenancy provides the ability to more easily segment different business units or sub-organizations within a shared IBM Cognos platform architecture, and greatly simplifies tasks such content deployment, tenant onboarding, usage auditing, and administration.
Cognos v11.1 - What We Learned at IBM Analytics University 2018
 
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If you have questions or comments on this video, please email us at [email protected] IBM introduced Cognos Analytics v11.1 at IBM Analytics University. This version marks the first major release since Cognos Analytics was introduced almost 3 years ago. In this webinar, Rich Chester, LPA's Director of Consulting, discusses what he learned at IBM Analytics University 2018. IBM has announced that they are fully integrated many Watson Analytics capabilities - Natural Language Processing, Cognitive, Predictive & Smarts into Cognos Analytics v11.1. In this release, IBM has focused on six key investment areas: * Smarts/Learning: More immersive user experiences, automatic insights, less biased discovery, more advanced analytics techniques, invest in context and learning, NLP/NLG enhancements, understanding domains and recommending data sources. * Ease of Use: IBM is continuing to put a lot of focus on ease of use. The experience will be a guided process that will help users create content, explore and visualize data and be able to easily identify relevant data and insights that perhaps weren't obvious at the start. * Data Exploration: IBM is continuing to build data exploration capabilities. A new exploration interface that will incorporate the algorithms and smarts that are currently available in Watson Analytics and that will provide a best in class data exploration and discovery experience. * Data prep and modeling: Many users still spend too much time on the modeling and data preparation phase. IBM is making this step as intuitive and "smart" as possible so users can spend less time modeling and preparing their data. Users can then quickly get into the data exploration and content creation phase. * Collaboration: Work with 3rd party tools, annotate options, workflow, automatically bring insights based on context * Ecosystem: Integration of IBM products, theming/branding of the product and content, embedability, extensibility, digital storybooks and business workbooks.
Webinar: Best Methods for Budgeting and Forecasting in the Hospitality Industry
 
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If you have questions or comments on the content of this video, please email us at [email protected] Here at LPA, we recognize that hospitality property management has its own set of unique necessities: • Obtaining and organizing data to generate daily forecasts, • Gaining insight into competitor and market trends, • Obtaining real-time rollup and consolidation of actuals and forecasts, just to name a few. With these challenges in mind, we've designed a solution that integrates with your existing systems and extracts data to provide visibility to key metrics and with just a click or two. We can now offer hospitality companies an out-of-the box solution that can be implemented quickly to achieve daily forecasts, manage REVPAR, and track other relevant metrics.
Hospitality Trailer: Slice
 
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If you have questions or comments on the content of this video, please email us at [email protected] Watch this clip for a preview of the Slice capability of LPA's Hospitality Solution.
Whats New Cognos v11.0.11
 
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If you have questions or comments on this video, please email us at [email protected] This webinar reviews and discusses IBM Cognos Analytics release 11 new features and functionality, including the bullet points below. General • Support for Legacy Portal Pages • Custom Polygons in Maps on Reports and Dashboards • Improved handling of Ambiguous connections • Access to "Classic" Schedule Definition screen Dashboards and stories • Data Cache Do you have a question about upgrading? Send it to us! Email your question to [email protected]
Financial Analytics for Executives
 
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- Are you responsible for Budgeting, Forecasting and the entire planning cycle? - Does your organization have the need to rapidly collaborate in real time on plans, budgets and forecasts during the approval process? - Does your organization want to be able to better monitor performance metrics and align resources with corporate objectives and market events? If you answered YES to any of these questions, then this webinar is for you. We discuss how IBM Analytics and Performance Management software, as implemented by LPA, can enable your organization to rapidly and confidently make intelligent decisions that drive improved business results. This webinar will help you to understand how to: - Rapidly adjust plans and resource allocations - Easily adjust day to day operations to meet/exceed targets and rapidly respond to change - Provide understanding of profitability by line of business - Define and control cost drivers impacting your budget - Automatically allocate shared cost center expenses to business lines, accounts and products - Streamline budgeting and forecasting processes including sandboxing what if scenarios - Executive a budget approval workflow based on company organizational structure - Consolidate financial data across entities and currencies into a single version of truth The concepts and techniques that will be shown in this webinar apply across industries, including: Healthcare, Hospitality, Manufacturing, Retail, Banking, Insurance, and Higher Education.