The Getting Started Guide to Cognos Insight Resources within the AnalyticsZone's Insight Community
Welcome to the Insight Community within the AnalyticsZone. The Insight Community is your place to connect with over 24,000 other community members to share in the experience using IBM Cognos Insight while accessing all of the valuable resources we have at your disposal to get the most out of Cognos Insight, our personal analytics solution with ente
We certainly want to make sure you're getting the information you need to understand all of the powerful capabilities in Cognos Insight to transform not only your own personal analytic experience using Cognos Insight's powerful and easy-to-use data importing, data analytics, data visualization, what-if business scenario features, enterprise solution-connected budgeting and forecasting abilities and sharing options, but also what it can do for your workgroup, department and enterprise collaboration needs. So, jump on board and become a part of the Cognos Insight Experience!
For those not familiar with Cognos Insight here's an introductory video that provides a nice overview of this solution:
If you don't already have a copy of IBM Cognos Insight get the free download now!
In addition, here are some of our community's resources you can use to get you started evaluating & using Cognos Insight right away:
Basic Terms Used In Cognos Insight
Dimension: Broad grouping of related data about a major aspect of your business
Member: Item or element of a dimension
Measure: Performance indicator that is quantifiable
Cube: Data store containing one or more dimensions.
Explore Points: Widgets that list all members from a specific dimension; can display filtered data to view only relevant information
Important "Starter" FIles
Cognos Insight - Video Tutorials
Topic: New Features in IBM Cognos Insight V10.2
Topic: Explore Navigation and general functionality
Topic: Import data
Topic: Analyze Data
Topic: Format and enter data
Topic: Design a workspace
Topic: Share and distribute
Topic: Refresh data
Topic: Protect a workspace
Free Cognos Insight Applications
Access these free pre-built process, policy and data models replicating different business processes with department- and/or function-specific analytics designed into each Cognos Insight application. These applications are available to you at no cost and are a great way to jump start an implementation or even use as reference application for learning everything there is to know about IBM Cognos Insight.
Here's a quick look at our Sales Analysis Business Accelerator:
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Thanks and see you on the community!
Tim O'Bryan, AnalyticsZone