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Prompting Best Practices: To require or not to require, that is the question.

The 2nd installment of our educational blog series is here! If you have suggestions for future blog topics, we want to hear them! Email us at marketing@capitalizeconsulting.com with your ideas! Updating reports can have its challenges. Sometimes, everything goes according to plan; other times, you are left scratching your head. We recently came across an interesting error while updating a report from a Cognos 10.2 to Cognos Analytics (11) related …Read More

Cognos Tutorial: How to Add a Second Line Per Record for Long Fields Using Grouping and Footers

We’re excited to add an educational component to our blog! Our consultants are great informational resources, and we want to share their knowledge with you, our subscribers. We’ll update our blog regularly with various educational posts written by our Business Intelligence team. We hope you find them to be informative and useful. If you have suggestions for future blog topics, we want to hear them! Email us at marketing@capitalizeconsulting.com with …Read More

Upcoming Live Webinar! What’s New in Cognos 11! Attention eSchoolPLUS and eFinancePLUS Users!

What’s New in Cognos 11! Attention eSchoolPLUS and eFinancePLUS Users! Monday, October 30, 2017 12:00 – 1:00 pm CDT Come see what’s new in Cognos 11 and why you should upgrade sooner rather than later. There are many exciting differences. To name a few… • Redesigned and modern user interface • Updated interactive viewer that allows users to sort, filter, group and total without the need for authoring capability • …Read More

On Demand (recorded) Webinar – BusinessPLUS Webinar | See the combined power of BusinessPLUS with Cognos

Many BusinessPLUS customers have been asking for a way to more easily access and share information from HR, Payroll, GL, etc. Our partnership with IBM gives you access to the most powerful reporting and analytics tools available for a fraction of the retail cost. During this webinar, we review exactly how Cognos works with BusinessPLUS. Some of the highlights are: • Easily access data from BusinessPLUS to create reports and …Read More

Upcoming Live Webinar – Use IBM Cognos Event Studio to notify you about ANYTHING!

Use IBM Cognos Event Studio to notify you about ANYTHING! (Live Webinar)  Wed, August 30th, 2017 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM CST  With data coming in from every direction, sometimes the biggest challenge is knowing WHAT to pay attention to! You may have hundreds of reports, dashboards, etc. available but which one should you look at today? With IBM Cognos Event Studio, you can easily set up alerts to notify you …Read More

Upcoming Live Webinar – Expand Beyond Core for 360-View of Customer – We hope you are able to join us!

Expand Beyond Core for 360-View of Customers – Overcome Core Limitations with Cognos Analytics (Live Webinar) Wed, July 26, 2017 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CST Across the banking industry analyst struggle to leverage existing reporting environments to examine customer behavior.  The right data analytic environment can provide vital insights into customer demographics and spending patterns by aggregating transactions and providing self-service capabilities to your front-line staff. Join this interactive webinar …Read More

Are you ignoring your data?

All the data flying at us everyday makes us want to just bury our head in the sand and ignore it! As we all know, this isn’t the best business strategy or approach but all to many organizations are operating this way. In fact, Forrester estimates that only 12% of the data collected by most organizations is ever actually analyzed – that means that your organization can be missing out …Read More

The 2 Hottest Buzz Words in Technology Today

Two of the hottest buzzwords in technology today: Internet of Things (IoT) and big data analytics. Let’s start by defining what these technologies are. Internet of Things (IoT) is the amount of items that are connected to the Internet – which is about to skyrocket. IoT technologies can be found in all kinds of different industries from agriculture all the way to energy and transportation. In many cases, these devices …Read More

Assembling the Data Puzzle with Analytics

Feeling a bit overwhelmed by all the data that your organization is collecting? Sales has customer histories in their CRM, Finance has product revenue information in their accounting package, Operations keeps inventory data in their inventory management system, Human Resources has employee information in their HR management tool and Marketing has consumers that are generating a wealth of data from mobile devices, computers, communications, and transactions. However, Forrester Research estimates that …Read More