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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

On Demand (recorded) Webinar – Cognos for eSchoolPLUS and eFinancePLUS

Cognos for eSchoolPLUS and eFinancePLUS Capitalize and PowerSchool hosted this webinar August 9th, 2017. This webinar highlights how using eFinancePLUS and eSchoolPLUS with Cognos empowers district employees to more easily access and share relevant financial and HR data. The combined power of eFinancePLUS and eSchoolPLUS also helps district leaders make strategic decisions quickly.

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

Upgrading to Cognos Analytics v11

If you haven’t heard about the latest release of Cognos Analytics (v11 R4), then read on. We have put together an overview highlighting some of the new and improved features. The functionality available in Cognos 10 is still there, but it’s a completely re-designed experience and delivers ease of use for the business user without compromising IT functionality all while dramatically increasing productivity for departmental and enterprise reporting. Redefined consumption experience …Read More

The Trend Towards Self-Service Analytics

According to Gartner, a major shift is occurring in the balance of power for companies. Departments outside of IT will increasingly have access to the data needed for Business intelligence (BI) and analytics. For a lot of employees, making use of Business Intelligence and analytics data can be daunting. After all, the perception is that it would take an expert, a data scientist, or a PhD to make sense of …Read More

The Problem With Spreadsheets

Aberdeen’s 2014 Financial, Planning and Forecasting and Enterprise Performance Management Benchmark Survey found that 91% of organizations use spreadsheets in one form or another during financial planning, budgeting, and forecasting.  However, just because so many organizations are using spreadsheets to perform these tasks, doesn’t necessarily mean they are the best tool. Spreadsheets are attractive tools for organizations to use because they are relatively intuitive and easy to use, employees are …Read More