Getting Started with IBM Cognos Insight: First Steps with Insight
Congratulations on getting your free copy of IBM Cognos Insight - Personal Edition! If you don't have a free copy of this exciting personal analytics solution from IBM you can do so now by clicking here or on the image to the left.
My hope in this blog post is that I can get you started more quickly by walking you through the resources we've made available to you to fast track you to creating your own applications and exploiting the powerful capabilities Cognos Insight has in its toolbox to drive great individual and workgroup productivity.
These resources I'm about to show you will make it easy for you to understand how to perform some of the basic activities you'll need to know in Cognos Insight and then in future blog posts we can build on that knowledge from there where we'll go a little deeper into the product. Of course, Cognos Insight is a very easy to master solution from IBM but this series of posts intends to help you sort through all of our tutorials, sample applications, user guides and release notes so you're able to get going as quickly as possible.
First, open your copy of IBM Cognos Insight on your desktop which will show you this screen:
Now, take a look at this brief video tutorial which will explain this opening screen so you're aware of what everything is that's displayed here:
Now, let's look at how you explore the workspace. This video will show you how to review and customize your workspace giving you navigational tips too including a quick review of the top-line menu and what each drop-down item allows you to do including publishing data, connecting to other systems like IBM Cognos TM1 and editing your workspace to name a few.
Next, let's go to the next video in this series which explores widgets in greater detail.
Yes, I know this was a brief post but I wanted to give you some good starter resources to get up and running fast. Consider this a nice step one to get you quickly familiar with IBM Cognos Insight. More advanced items to come!
Until our next post spend some time with this Human Resources Business Accelerator getting more comfortable with explore widgets, moving dimensions around to create different views of your data, and even changing themes.
Lastly, download our Cognos Insight Tutorial & Samples which are exceptional resources for someone just getting started with Cognos Insight by clicking here.
Next we'll look at importing data in greater detail.
Meanwhile, check out our Times Square application.
If you want to look over another application we've got a few fun ones available to you including our interesting Times Square application which you can access by clicking here.
Here's a quick video overview of the Times Square App too!
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