IBM Cognos Adaptive Application Framework V8.4, Part 3: Extend the target model: Creating a custom hierarchy
A couple of weeks ago I kicked off a blog on Cognos's Analytic Applications - Adaptive Application Framework Version 8.4 product. Here is part 3, that discusses creating a custom hierarchy
Let's review what we discussed last time and then get into the next demo:
IBM Cognos Analytic Applications deliver ready-made or packaged analytics using a
common business model that assesses performance of specific functional domains,
which include finance, customer, supply chain and workforce. The applications help
our customers gain insight into their performance faster and far more cost-effectively
than if they were to build it themselves. In addition, with a common business model for
analysis, customers can extend the point of analysis through shared KPI’s that either
deepen or extend their assessment of performance, either departmentally or
The Congos Adaptive Application Framework (AAF), meanwhile, is the application’s
management model backbone, and allows organizations to adapt, or modify
reporting and analysis through a configurable process completed via a single touch
point. The approach uses a drag and drop GUI to automate and streamline the
management and implementation of changes, as well as seamlessly synchronize
the generation of core components of the application’s pre-built sourcings,
warehouse, semantic and reporting layer.
The Adaptive Application Framework (AAF) lets you design a Warehouse model,
define the ETL, and create a Framework Manager model for reporting purposes.
Watch the steps to learn how to create a new hierarchy to an existing dimension
as well as set the member caption role to display the proper fields at report time.