IBM Cognos Analytics 11.2 brings enhanced capabilities, improved efficiency, and unified, consistent user experience; IBM Planning Analytics offers more flexible IBM TM1 database tier options

IBM United States Software Announcement 221-043
April 6, 2021

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OverviewOverviewTechnical informationTechnical information
Key requirementsKey requirementsOrdering informationOrdering information
Planned availability datePlanned availability dateTerms and conditionsTerms and conditions
Product positioningProduct positioningPricesPrices
Program numberProgram numberOrder nowOrder now
PublicationsPublications


(Corrected on May 26, 2021)

Revised Planned availability date section.



At a glance

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IBM® Cognos® Analytics 11.2 offers the following benefits:

  • Ease of use through a unified interface that displays functionality in-context, as needed
  • Improved efficiency with a robust enterprise platform to satisfy all business intelligence needs, including scalability, governance, security, and performance
  • Unified and consistent user experience across the web and mobile

IBM Planning Analytics brings:

  • More flexibility in deploying the TM1® database tier with new memory (RAM) options to support usage, the number of users, and the scale of the solution
  • Capability for organizations to choose to upgrade their standard configuration of 64 GB memory for the TM1 database tier to 128 GB memory without investing in a Premium Instance
  • Option for organizations that require greater capacity and scale to take advantage of 1 TB and 2 TB memory upgrades to Premium Instances


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Overview

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Cognos Analytics is a business intelligence solution that empowers users with AI-infused self-service capabilities that accelerate data preparation, analysis, and report creation. Cognos makes it easier to visualize data and share actionable insights across your organization to foster more data-driven decisions. Its capabilities enable users to reduce or eliminate IT intervention for many previous tasks, providing more self-service options, advancing the analytic expertise of the enterprise, and enabling organizations to capture insights more efficiently.

Cognos Analytics offers a guided experience that interprets an organization's intent and supports them with a suggested path, leading to improved decision-making. Additionally, Cognos Analytics can be deployed on-premises, in the cloud, or both.

New in version 11.2:

  • Modernized user experience to align with the IBM Carbon Design System
  • Cognos Analytics for Mobile support for client-hosted Cognos Analytics
  • AI Assistant support for online analytical processing (OLAP) cubes
  • New dashboard visualizations: Boxplot and Radar
  • More homepage customization options
  • Watson Moments is AI implementations that are highlighted to show users how Watson can help them make smarter decisions faster with their data

Cognos Analytics 11.2 helps you to achieve the following goals:

  • Improve the spectrum and confidence of reporting while using trusted and curated data from existing sources.
  • Reuse content from others and share personal insights at the scale-of-the-business without time-consuming migration.
  • Use hybrid cloud capabilities by working from on-premises and cloud deployments while accessing dozens of data sources (on-premises and cloud-based).

Planning Analytics

This release of Planning Analytics offers more flexible IBM TM1 database tier options.

In the volatile business environment, organizations need speed, agility, and foresight in their financial and operational performance management. Planning Analytics is designed to deliver on all these offerings. Planning Analytics automates manual, spreadsheet-based processes for planning, budgeting, forecasting, reporting, and analysis. Powered by the in-memory, online analytical processor engine of IBM TM1 and deployable on cloud or on premises, Planning Analytics helps enable finance teams to perform in-depth, multidimensional analysis and link operational tactics to financial plans to deliver insights through visualizations in a dynamic, self-service workspace.

This powerful planning and analysis offering is designed to help you to:

  • Create timely, reliable plans, budgets, and forecasts
  • Perform in-depth, what-if scenario analysis to test assumptions and compare alternatives
  • Build multidimensional models to analyze profitability by product, customer, and region
  • Communicate insights with compelling, self-service visualizations
  • Collaborate and integrate plans across finance, sales, supply chain, operations, human resources, and more



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Key requirements

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The Cognos Analytics solution is designed to be easily deployed in a variety of environments. See the Hardware requirements and Software requirements sections for details.

Planning Analytics requires:

  • Browser
  • Internet connection


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Planned availability date

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  • March 23, 2021: IBM Planning Analytics
  • April 23, 2021: IBM Cognos Analytics 11.2


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Accessibility by people with disabilities

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Accessibility Compliance Reports (previously known as a VPAT) containing details on accessibility compliance to standards, including the Worldwide Consortium Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, European Standard EN 301 349, and US Section 508, can be found on the IBM Accessibility Conformance Report Request website.



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Product positioning

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Cognos Analytics 11.2 is designed for small and large organizations that seek to capture collective intelligence across their business ecosystems, analyze decisions from both past and present, and improve future outcomes.

Planning Analytics is designed for small and large business environments that require speed, agility, and foresight in their financial and operational performance management. It can help financial environments to accelerate analytical processes. Finance teams can perform in-depth, multidimensional analysis and link operational tactics to financial plans to gain insights through visualizations in a dynamic, self-service workspace.

Complements environments that are running Cognos Analytics.



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Reference information

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For more information about IBM Cognos Analytics, see Software Announcement 219-079, dated October 15, 2019.

For more information about IBM Planning Analytics, see Software Announcement 219-092, dated March 26, 2019.



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Program number

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Program number VRM Program name
5724-W12 11.2 IBM Cognos Analytics
5725-M51 Cloud service IBM Planning Analytics


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Publications

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No publications are shipped with this program.



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Services

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Software Services

IBM Software Services has the breadth, depth, and reach to manage your services needs. You can leverage the deep technical skills of the lab-based software services team and the business consulting, project management, and infrastructure expertise of the IBM Global Services team. Also, IBM extends the reach of IBM Software Services through IBM Business Partners to provide an extensive portfolio of capabilities. IBM provides the global reach, intellectual capital, industry insight, and technology leadership to support a wide range of critical business needs.

To learn more about IBM Software Services, contact your Lab Services Sales or Delivery Leader.



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Technical information

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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

For details about the minimum hardware requirements to install and run Cognos software, see the IBM Software Product Compatibility Reports tool.

Software requirements

For details about the minimum software requirements to install and run Cognos software, see the IBM Software Product Compatibility Reports tool.

IBM Support

IBM Support is your gateway to technical support tools and resources that are designed to help you save time and simplify support. IBM Support can help you find answers to questions, download fixes, troubleshoot, submit and track problem cases, and build skills. Learn and stay informed about the transformation of IBM Support, including new tools, new processes, and new capabilities, by going to the IBM Support Insider website.

You can also access the Service requests and PMRs website for additional support options.

Planning information

Packaging

These offerings are delivered through the internet. There is no physical media.

Security, auditability, and control

IBM Cognos Analytics uses the security and auditability features of the host hardware or software.

The client is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.



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Ordering information

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For ordering information, consult your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner, or go to the Passport Advantage® website.

These programs are only available through Passport Advantage. They are not available as shrinkwrap.

These products may only be sold directly by IBM or by IBM Business Partners.

To locate IBM Business Partners in your geography, see the Find a Business Partner page.


Passport Advantage

For ordering information for IBM Cognos Analytics (5724-W12), see Software Announcement 219-079, dated October 15, 2019.

IBM Planning Analytics (5725-M51)

Part description Part number
IBM Planning Analytics Premium Instance Additional 1TB Memory for 3TB Total Memory Instance per Month D05J8ZX
IBM Planning Analytics Premium Instance Additional 1TB Memory for 4TB Total Memory Instance per Month D05J9ZX

Charge metric

Charge metric for licensed products

The charge metric for this licensed product can be found in the following License Information document:

Program identifier License Information document title License Information document number
5724-W12 IBM Cognos Analytics L-LCOE-BTYN4D

Select your language of choice and scroll down to the Charge Metrics section. Follow-on releases, if any, may have updated terms. See the License Information documents website for more information.

Charge metric for cloud services

The charge metrics for this cloud service can be found in the following Service Description document:

Program identifier Service Description document title Service Description document number
5725-M51 IBM Planning Analytics 6398-09

Select your language of choice and scroll down to the Charge Metrics section. Follow-on releases, if any, may have updated terms. See the Cloud Services terms website and search using the four-digit base Service Description number.



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Terms and conditions

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Terms and conditions for the licensed product

The information provided in this announcement letter is for reference and convenience purposes only. The terms and conditions that govern any transaction with IBM are contained in the applicable contract documents such as the IBM International Program License Agreement, IBM International Passport Advantage® Agreement, and the IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance.

This product is only available through Passport Advantage.

Licensing

IBM International Program License Agreement including the License Information document and Proof of Entitlement (PoE) govern your use of the program. PoEs are required for all authorized use. Part number products only, offered outside of Passport Advantage®, where applicable, are license only and do not include Software Maintenance.

This software license includes Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance).

Software Maintenance

These programs are licensed under the IBM Program License Agreement (IPLA) and the associated Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance, which provide for support with ongoing access to releases and versions of the program. IBM includes one year of Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) with the initial license acquisition of each program acquired. The initial period of Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available. These programs have a one-time license charge for use of the program and an annual renewable charge for the enhanced support that includes telephone assistance (voice support for defects during normal business hours), as well as access to updates, releases, and versions of the program as long as support is in effect.

License Information number

The following License Information documents apply to the offering in this announcement:

Program identifier License Information document title License Information document number
5724-W12 IBM Cognos Analytics 11.2 L-LCOE-BTYN4D

Select your language of choice and scroll down to the Charge Metrics section. Follow-on releases, if any, may have updated terms. See the License Information documents website for more information.

Limited warranty applies

Yes

Limited warranty

IBM warrants that when the program is used in the specified operating environment, it will conform to its specifications. The warranty applies only to the unmodified portion of the program. IBM does not warrant uninterrupted or error-free operation of the program or that IBM will correct all program defects. You are responsible for the results obtained from the use of the program.

IBM provides you with access to IBM databases containing information about known program defects, defect corrections, restrictions, and bypasses at no additional charge. For further information, see the IBM Support Guide.

IBM will maintain this information for at least one year after the original licensee acquires the program (warranty period).

Program support

Subscription and Support includes telephone assistance, as well as access to updates, releases, and versions of the program as long as support is in effect. You will be notified of discontinuance of support with 12 months' notice.

Money-back guarantee

If for any reason you are dissatisfied with the program and you are the original licensee, you may obtain a refund of the amount you paid for it, if within 30 days of your invoice date you return the program and its PoE to the party from whom you obtained it. If you downloaded the program, you may contact the party from whom you acquired it for instructions on how to obtain the refund.

For clarification, note that (1) for programs acquired under the IBM International Passport Advantage offering, this term applies only to your first acquisition of the program and (2) for programs acquired under any of IBM's On/Off Capacity on Demand (On/Off CoD) software offerings, this term does not apply since these offerings apply to programs already acquired and in use by you.

Volume orders (IVO)

No

Passport Advantage applies

Yes, information is available on the Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express website.

Software Subscription and Support applies

Yes. Software Subscription and Support, also referred to as Software Maintenance, is included with licenses purchased through Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express. Product upgrades and Technical Support are provided by the Software Subscription and Support offering as described in the Agreements. Product upgrades provide the latest versions and releases to entitled software, and Technical Support provides voice and electronic access to IBM support organizations, worldwide.

IBM includes one year of Software Subscription and Support with each program license acquired. The initial period of Software Subscription and Support can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available.

While your Software Subscription and Support is in effect, IBM provides you assistance for your routine, short duration installation and usage (how-to) questions, and code-related questions. IBM provides assistance by telephone and, if available, electronic access, only to your information systems (IS) technical support personnel during the normal business hours (published prime shift hours) of your IBM support center. (This assistance is not available to your users.) IBM provides Severity 1 assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For additional details, see the IBM Support Guide. Software Subscription and Support does not include assistance for the design and development of applications, your use of programs in other than their specified operating environment, or failures caused by products for which IBM is not responsible under the applicable agreements.

Unless specified otherwise in a written agreement with you, IBM does not provide support for third-party products that were not provided by IBM. Ensure that when contacting IBM for covered support, you follow problem determination and other instructions that IBM provides, including in the IBM Support Guide.

For additional information about the International Passport Advantage Agreement and the IBM International Passport Advantage Express Agreement, go to the Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express website.

Variable charges apply

No

Educational allowance available

Not applicable.

Terms and conditions for the cloud service

The information provided in this announcement letter is for reference and convenience purposes only. The terms and conditions that govern any transaction for the acquisition of cloud services from IBM consist of either the IBM Cloud® Services Agreement and the applicable offering Service Description or the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement or the International Passport Advantage Express Agreement and the IBM Terms of Use - General Terms for Cloud Offerings and the applicable offering Service Description.

Technical support

Technical support is provided for cloud services and enabling software, as applicable, during the subscription period. Any enhancements, updates, and other materials provided by IBM as part of any such technical support are considered to be part of the cloud service, as applicable, and therefore governed by the applicable agreement as defined in client's quote or transaction document. Technical support is included with the cloud service and is not available as a separate offering.

Additional technical support information for this cloud service offering may be found in the IBM Support Guide or in service-specific documentation.

Service Description

The following Service Description document applies to the offering in this announcement.

Program identifier Service Description document title Service Description document number
5725-M51 IBM Planning Analytics 6398-09

Follow-on levels of this cloud service, if any, may have updated terms. See the Cloud Services terms website and search using the four-digit base Service Description number.

Limited warranty

See the warranty defined in the applicable agreement governing client's acquisition for this offering.

Money-back guarantee

No

Volume orders (IVO)

No

Passport Advantage applies

Yes, information is available on the Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express website.

Usage restrictions

Yes

For usage restrictions, see the Service Description documents listed in this Terms and conditions section.

Educational allowance available

No



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Statement of good security practices

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Important: IBM does not warrant that any systems, products, or services are immune from, or will make your enterprise immune from, the malicious or illegal conduct of any party.



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Prices

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For additional information and current prices, contact your local IBM representative or IBM Business Partner.


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Passport Advantage

For Passport Advantage information and charges, contact your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner. Additional information is also available on the Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express website.

IBM Global Financing

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IBM Global Financing offerings are provided through IBM Credit LLC in the United States, and other IBM subsidiaries and divisions worldwide to qualified commercial and government clients. Rates are based on a client's credit rating, financing terms, offering type, equipment type, and options, and may vary by country. Other restrictions may apply. Rates and offerings are subject to change, extension, or withdrawal without notice.



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Order now

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