IBM Cognos products that interoperate with IBM Cognos Analytics
Cognos Planning - Analyst
You can access published plan data in IBM Cognos Analytics by using the Generate Framework Manager Model wizard, which requires IBM Cognos Planning - Analyst 7.3 MR1 or later.
If you want to use this product with the IBM Cognos Analytics server, you must ensure that both products are the same version.
For more information, see the IBM Cognos Analyst User Guide.
Cognos Planning - Contributor
You can access unpublished (real-time) Contributor cubes in IBM Cognos Analytics by custom installing the IBM Cognos Analytics - Contributor Data Server component that is included with IBM Cognos Planning - Contributor 7.3 MR1 release or later. You can access published plan data in IBM Cognos Analytics by using the Generate Framework Manager Model administration extension in Contributor, which requires IBM Cognos Planning - Contributor 7.3 MR1 or later.
If you want to use this product with the IBM Cognos Analytics server, you must ensure that both products are the same version. You cannot install IBM Cognos Planning in the same path as 64-bit IBM Cognos Analytics.
For more information, see the IBM Cognos Contributor Administration Guide.
You can access IBM Cognos Analytics to create IBM Cognos Controller Standard Reports by using a predefined Framework Manager model that is created when IBM Cognos Controller is installed. You can also access published Controller data and structures in Framework Manager for custom reporting and analysis.
You can use IBM Cognos PowerCubes and Transformer models that were generated by Transformer 7.3 or later directly in IBM Cognos Analytics. The cubes and models are upwards compatible and require no migration or upgrade tools. You can run reports and analyses in IBM Cognos Analytics against the IBM Cognos PowerCubes.
If you want to use the new integration features of Transformer with IBM Cognos Analytics, you can upgrade IBM Cognos Series 7.x Transformer models to IBM Cognos Analytics Transformer 8.4 or later. This allows you to use IBM Cognos Analytics data sources (such as published packages), list reports authored in Query Studio or Reporting, authenticate using IBM Cognos Analytics security, and publish directly to the portal.
Before you load the model, the IBM Cognos Series 7 namespace must be configured in IBM Cognos Analytics and the name ID that is used to configure it in IBM Cognos Analytics must match the name used in IBM Cognos Series 7.
For more information about upgrading IBM Cognos Series 7 secured PowerCubes, see the IBM Cognos Analytics Transformer User Guide.
For IBM Cognos Series 7 PowerCubes to be used in IBM Cognos Analytics, optimize the cubes for use in IBM Cognos Analytics by using the pcoptimizer utility, which is supplied with IBM Cognos Analytics. Otherwise, PowerCubes that were created with previous versions of Transformer may take too long to open in the IBM Cognos Analytics Web studios. This optimization utility is suitable for older PowerCubes created before Transformer 8.4 and does not require access to the model or data source. It is not necessary to run this command-line utility for cubes created in Transformer 8.4 or later. For more information about optimizing PowerCubes, see the Transformer User Guide.
You can publish PowerCubes using Transformer 8.4, Framework Manager, or directly in the IBM Cognos Analytics portal. You can publish single PowerCube data sources and packages to the portal interactively in Transformer or in the command line. You can also publish silently using batch scripts after building a PowerCube. A user who has privileges to create data sources and packages in the portal can publish PowerCubes in the portal as well. The MDC file must be in a secured location that the IBM Cognos Analytics dispatcher and the report server process can access. Packages that use multiple PowerCubes from different PowerCube definitions or PowerCubes mixed with other data sources must be published using Framework Manager.
If you use an IBM Cognos Series 7 PowerCube as a data source, IBM Cognos Analytics converts the cube data from the encoding that was used on the system where the PowerCube was created. For a successful conversion, IBM Cognos Series 7 PowerCubes must be created with a system locale set to match the data in the PowerCube.
IBM Planning Analytics integrates business planning, performance measurement and operational data to enable companies to optimize business effectiveness and customer interaction regardless of geography or structure. Planning Analytics provides immediate visibility into data, accountability within a collaborative process, and a consistent view of information, allowing managers to quickly stabilize operational fluctuations and take advantage of new opportunities.
For more information, see the IBM Planning Analytics documentation.