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Invitation: North Texas IBM Cognos User Group Meeting

Capitalize Analytics is sponsoring the next North Texas IBM Cognos User Group Meeting on Thursday, August 16, 2018. We, along with IBM, would like to invite you to attend! The meeting will run from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm with a continental breakfast and lunch provided. Some of the topics covered will be: Cognos Analytics Tips and Tricks: Use Cognos Analytics to Update Databases, Call Webservices, & Send Emails with …Read More

O&G Tax Calculation: A Cognos Success Story

When it comes to taxes, the US government can be particular about how they want taxes prepared and calculated. In the state of Louisiana, taxes are applied to the physical well’s volume and sales allocated, and not to the tract. A tract is an ownership percentage of one-to-many physical wells. The problem: Our client has an allocation system that applied taxes to the tracts and not to the physical wells. …Read More

Cognos Web Services: Direct Access to Report Results

Cognos Web Services (CWS) allows report authors to share a URL that provides direct access to report results. Traditionally, generating report results requires a user to log in to Cognos Connection, navigate through the UI to the desired report, and select prompts and run options each time new results are needed. Utilizing CWS for a report streamlines the user experience to using a URL and getting up-to-date results without the …Read More

Event Studio: On-going events with data change example

Another 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! Event Studio: On-going events with data change example Event Studio can be used to catch changes in data values that prompt further action by your organization. For instance, last name changes require updates to email addresses. If your system doesn’t currently …Read More

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