IBM Cognos 10 helps you realize a greater return on your investments in SAP®R/3, ECC®, SAP NetWeaver® Business Warehouse (BW) and the SAP NetWeaver technology platform, with faster access to all the data your users need. Cognos 10 provides superior performance management capabilities, including:
- Query and Reporting
- Real-time Monitoring
- Planning and Budgeting
- Mobile BI
- Collaborative BI
The Cognos platform provides the flexibility IT departments need to meet current and future requirements. Key architectural elements of Cognos software include:
- A Web-based, service-oriented architecture that can easily expand with your changing infrastructure.
- User-focused, self-service capabilities.
- A foundation that is fast and easy to deploy and update, built on industry and functional best practices.
Cognos software helps you get more out of your current SAP applications, while remaining easy to use with a single interface for all users. You can increase business efficiency throughout the organization by:
- Connecting people with the information and metrics they need.
- Ensuring sophisticated and complete reporting using all your corporate data, including SAP data sources, non-SAP data sources, and multiple instances of SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse, all in a single report.
- Gaining users’ trust in the system by providing a complete and consistent view of enterprise business data.
Cognos 10 helps IT teams improve efficiency and lower the overall costs of performance management with:
- Deep integration and interoperability using patent-pending, next-generation technology designed specifically for interfacing with SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse.
- Enhanced query processing performance with the groundbreaking MDX optimization and the new Dynamic Query with in-memory technology.
- Reports, plans and financial models that users can quickly change or update on their own.
- An author-once, use-anywhere platform so reports only need to be created once to distribute how and where you need them, without re-authoring. This includes Web-based reports, dashboards and scorecards, printing, multiple output formats, event management and flexible content distribution to desktop or mobile device.
IBM Cognos 10 helps you realize a higher return on investment and lower total cost of ownership by reducing the number of tools and duplicate content to maintain, for lower training requirements and IT authoring backlog. It also reduces the need for costly, specialized SAP IT skills.