This section reviews the concept of Business Analytics, what they are, and how they need to be discovered, defined and revealed.
This section provides an overview of IBM Cognos Express, what it is, and what it can do in order to build an effective solution for managing, monitoring and planning for the future, and using an IBM Cognos Express solution.
The following steps will guide you through the setups necessary to run IBM Cognos Express, including downloading the IBM Cognos Express Trial version. Note that if you are installing the Trial version of Cognos Express, you are the Administrator.
IBM Cognos Express integrates the following four major Cognos products: IBM Cognos Express Xcelerator, IBM Cognos Express Planner, IBM Cognos Express Reporter, and IBM Cognos Express Advisor. Each of these is a major product, made up of a number of server components and tool sets, which would normally span multiple servers in the regular version. This first section covers the base component that is used to bind the remaining components together.
IBM Cognos Express Advisor is the SMB version of the IBM Cognos software that is used to translate raw data into sophisticated analysis with rich visual presentations. It includes an in-memory analytics server, powerful dashboard tools and advanced data navigation tools including drill down capabilities, advanced charting, and heat/performance maps etc.
IBM Cognos Express Planner is the SMB version of the IBM Cognos software that uses a web interface to provide a flexible and structured planning process. This product installs in the IBM Cognos Express Base.
IBM Cognos Express Xcelerator transforms common spreadsheets for real-time Microsoft Excel-based analysis and optimization. It works with other IBM Cognos Express products to provide a single integrated Business Intelligence and planning solution.
In addition to the primary products, IBM Cognos Express comes with a number of supporting components, including samples that you can use to learn about Cognos Express.
Learn how to install and configure the IBM Cognos Express user tools.
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