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Introduction

In October 2015, IBM announced a significant redesign of the user experience (UX) of its flagship business intelligence (BI) solution, IBM Cognos BI, based on self-service design principles. The new solution, called IBM Cognos Analytics, promises to bridge the divide between ad hoc, exploratory analytics and IT-driven traditional BI.

Highlights

  • IBM Cognos Analytics brings an entirely new self-service environment to Cognos BI. This is not a small feat, considering that product design is the major contributor to how well any solution is adopted (or not adopted).

Features and Benefits

  • Assesses the capabilities of IBM Cognos Analytics.
  • Evaluates market trends in analytics.

Key questions answered

  • How does IBM Cognos Analytics help end users?
  • How does the software play with other parts of the IBM stack?

Table of contents

Ovum view

  • Summary
  • The analytic conundrum: Exploratory analytics or business intelligence?
  • Big picture versus exact picture: two valid use cases, not two separate solutions
  • What's new in IBM Cognos Analytics?
  • The endgame: enterprises should look to integrate analytic silos

Appendix

  • Further reading
  • Author

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