Technical Blog Post
BiLog: Cognos Report Access
Likewise, you may want to ACCESS Cognos reports from Maximo. There are three ways that you can do this, including -
1. From an application’s Action Menu, you can select ‘Run Reports’ and access any registered Cognos Report. Once you select the Cognos report, its request page appears for you to enter parameter values. Then, when you click submit, the report then appears in the separate Cognos Browser session.
2. Additionally, you can access a Cognos Report from the Report List Portlet on your Start Center. The Report List Portlet is a great mechanism to list all your favorite reports for quick and easy access.
3. Beginning with the Maximo 7.5 release, an additional Cognos Access option is available. This option enables your users to launch directly to the Cognos Portal from any configured Maximo application.
To Access this, the user selects the application's Action Menu, and then 'Cognos Reporting' as shown in the sceen shot here.
This option is excellent for your users who may not know the exact report or Cognos functionality they want.
To enable Access option, access the Security Group application, and grant access to the Security Option of ‘Cognos Reporting’ for the selected groups and applications. Please note that there are no other security dependencies on this action. For example, the Security group does not have to have ‘Run Report’ access to be granted access to ‘Cognos Reporting’.
Once this access has been granted, the user can launch directly to the Cognos Portal from the selected application from an application like Asset, Work Order or whatever application you configure.
Finally, please note that when a user is directly launched to the Cognos Portal from an application, his data restrictions are not passed. Therefore, carefully consider the users and their security restrictions, before granting this option.
For more details on Cognos Reporting with Maximo, including demos, reference materials and FAQs, access the wiki pages here Thank you!