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Pinned topic License description - Cognos 8 BI

‏2009-07-14T07:45:59Z |
Can anybody point me to a web site or a document that describe the features available in each license type?

I mean, which features are available in:

  • Cognos 8 BI Administrator
  • Cognos 8 BI Professional Author
  • Cognos 8 BI Consumer
  • Cognos 8 Analysis User
  • Etc…

Thanks in advance. Regards,

José
Updated on 2009-07-15T08:58:44Z at 2009-07-15T08:58:44Z by SystemAdmin
  • dtremain
    dtremain
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    Re: License description - Cognos 8 BI

    ‏2009-07-14T13:39:47Z  
    I don't know of any succinct documentation of the license types. The closest thing I've seen are the license descriptions for the various packages when you go to download them. That was on the Cognos site, and I don't know if that is still present on the IBM site.
    My salesman seemed to have a semi-difficult time of getting those definitions, so I presume that they are not easily located. If someone knows where this info is hidden - out with it!!!
  • SystemAdmin
    SystemAdmin
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    Re: License description - Cognos 8 BI

    ‏2009-07-14T13:57:23Z  
    • dtremain
    • ‏2009-07-14T13:39:47Z
    I don't know of any succinct documentation of the license types. The closest thing I've seen are the license descriptions for the various packages when you go to download them. That was on the Cognos site, and I don't know if that is still present on the IBM site.
    My salesman seemed to have a semi-difficult time of getting those definitions, so I presume that they are not easily located. If someone knows where this info is hidden - out with it!!!
    Our sales person gave us a chart that listed our licenses and which "functionality" (mostly studios) that worked with each and it was AWESOME but that was in Jun 2007 and most if not all of the licenses have since changed. Additionally it seemed this chart was her personal copy and not something from corporate so I don't know that everyone's really "on the same page." It's a mystery. An unnecessarily complicated mystery. If I get a minute this afternoon I'll re-create it and post it with the huge caveat that it's not likely still applicable. (It's just a great format to use to at least create your own comparisons.)
  • SystemAdmin
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    Re: License description - Cognos 8 BI

    ‏2009-07-14T14:33:59Z  
    Hi jvaldivial,

    you can find a short description in the IBM Cognos Administration and Security Guide.

    Eng Version Cognos 8.4 on page 234f Predefined Entries.
    Regards
    jbohn
  • SystemAdmin
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    Re: License description - Cognos 8 BI

    ‏2009-07-14T17:54:16Z  
    Hi jvaldivial,

    you can find a short description in the IBM Cognos Administration and Security Guide.

    Eng Version Cognos 8.4 on page 234f Predefined Entries.
    Regards
    jbohn
    Attached (in jpg here) is the sheet we were given which only includes license we had or were considering. It's from June 2007. I just like the idea of seeing at-a-glance what should be available.
  • SystemAdmin
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    Re: License description - Cognos 8 BI

    ‏2009-07-14T17:54:41Z  
    Attached (in jpg here) is the sheet we were given which only includes license we had or were considering. It's from June 2007. I just like the idea of seeing at-a-glance what should be available.
    And in Excel.
  • SystemAdmin
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    Re: License description - Cognos 8 BI

    ‏2009-07-15T08:58:44Z  
    Thanks all for your help.
  • Javyr007
    Javyr007
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    Re: License description - Cognos 8 BI

    ‏2013-06-13T00:02:27Z  
    And in Excel.

    Why is Professional Author in there twice?  Was there something missing or is there a distinction?