How to use layout component references in Cognos Report Studio

Date: 20/03/2017

By Jessica Delos Reyes

As the number of reports generated by a company continues to grow, it becomes harder to maintain a uniform look and feel across them all. Business users may start to complain that newly released reports are starting to look significantly different than the old ones, and report developers will often find themselves stuck with doing repetitive report formatting tasks, when their time can be better spent producing the content.

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Strengthen your foundation with better Master Data Management

Date: 17/03/2017

By Piers Wilson

When moving to a new budgeting and forecasting solution, many companies are prioritising the need to move away from a spreadsheet-centric, planning and forecasting process. It’s a smart move. Excel is increasingly recognised as not an appropriate tool, as it can undermine all the hard work that goes into planning and forecasting, by introducing inaccuracy and inefficiencies.

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Big data to smart data : How to structure your analysis

Date: 09/03/2017

By Pankit Dhawan

Big data is often seen as the enabler of achieving continual competitive advantage. But the challenge often faced is creating an everlasting framework to truly unlock the power of big data that can continually drive strategic initiatives with confidence. So, here are some steps on how to go about this and a general set of guidelines for you to tweak with your knowledge and industry experience to make them your own.

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Energizing PaaS through IBM Bluemix

Date: 24/02/2017

By Richa Bhatia

The space in the cloud computing area is more competitive than ever. Big technology players are investing millions of dollars to gain a bigger share in the market. With players like Amazon, Salesforce, Google, and Microsoft making significant achievements in the race for supremacy in the cloud space, IBM has upped the ante with IBM Bluemix as a Cloud-Foundry based PaaS (Platform as a Service). In this article, I will examine the key differentiators that make Bluemix an ideal solution to develop applications easily and rapidly.

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TM1 Drill Down

Date: 21/02/2017

By Denis Barchukov

TM1 is well-known for its flexibility, user friendly interface and powerful engine on the server side. It is perfectly suitable for data discovery tasks. That is why many customers use TM1 not only as a budgeting and forecasting tool, but also as an analysis tool for many reports and analytical dashboards. In this article I’ll show you how to leverage TM1 to deliver reports that provide maximum visibility and structural simplicity.

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