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1.1 IBM Business Analytics
1.2 Introduction to IBM Cognos BI
1.2.1 Easily view, assemble, and personalize information
1.2.2 Explore all types of information
1.2.3 Analyze facts and anticipate tactical and strategic implications
1.2.4 IBM Cognos BI user interfaces
2.1 Enterprise class SOA platform architecture
2.1.1 IBM Cognos Platform server roles
IBM Cognos Dispatcher
IBM Cognos Report Server
IBM Cognos Content Manager
2.1.2 IBM Cognos BI services
2.2 Open access to all data sources
2.3 Business intelligence for all
2.4 Common integrated security model
3.1 Business scenario overview
3.1.1 Business questions to address
3.1.2 Information stored in the data warehouse of this company
3.2 Personas used in the scenarios in this book
3.2.1 Advanced Business User
3.2.2 Professional Report Author
3.2.3 Modeler
3.2.4 Administrator
3.2.5 Analyst
3.2.6 Business User
4.1 IBM Cognos Framework Manager overview
4.1.1 Reporting requirements and data access strategies
4.1.2 Metadata model
4.1.3 The IBM Cognos Framework Manager UI
4.1.4 Reporting objects
4.2 Build a model with IBM Cognos Framework Manager
4.2.1 Import metadata using Model Design Accelerator
4.2.2 Model organization
4.2.3 Verify query item properties and relationships
4.2.4 Import additional metadata
4.2.5 Verify the model
4.2.6 Verify the data
4.2.7 Specify determinants
4.3 Add business logic to the model
4.3.1 Add filters to the model
4.3.2 Add calculations to the model
4.3.3 Make the model dynamic using macros
4.4 Create dimensional objects for OLAP-style reporting
4.4.1 Create Regular Dimensions
4.4.2 Create Measure Dimensions
To create Measure Dimensions:
4.4.3 Define scope for measures
4.5 Create and configure a package
4.5.1 Analyze publish impact
4.6 Apply security in IBM Cognos Framework Manager
4.6.1 Object level security
4.6.2 Row level security
4.6.3 Package level security
4.7 Model troubleshooting tips
4.7.1 Examine the SQL
4.7.2 Object dependencies
4.7.3 Search the model
5.1 Information delivery leading practices
5.1.1 List reports
5.1.2 Crosstabs
5.1.3 Charts
5.2 Enabling access for more people
5.3 Business use case
6.1 Dashboard overview
6.2 Introduction to IBM Cognos Business Insight
6.2.1 The Getting Started page
6.2.2 Application bar
6.2.3 Dashboard layout area
6.2.4 Content pane
6.2.5 Widgets
6.3 Interaction with the dashboard components
6.3.1 Personalize content
6.3.2 Add new content to broaden the scope
6.3.3 Sort and filter data and perform calculations
6.3.4 Use advanced filtering
6.3.5 Add non-BI content to a dashboard
6.3.6 Work with report versions and watch rules
6.4 Collaborative business intelligence
6.4.1 Create annotations
6.4.2 IBM Lotus Connections activities
7.1 Explore the IBM Cognos Business Insight Advanced interface
7.1.1 Page layers
7.1.2 Context filters
7.1.3 Insertable Objects pane
7.1.4 Page navigation
7.1.5 Work area
7.1.6 Properties pane
7.2 Choose a reporting style
7.3 Change existing reports
7.3.1 Sort data
7.3.2 Filter data
7.3.3 Perform calculations
7.3.4 Set the right level of detail for the analysis
7.4 Create content
7.4.1 Create a crosstab
7.4.2 Create a chart
7.4.3 Set conditional formatting
7.4.4 Analyze the execution query path
7.4.5 Render output in various formats and print content
7.5 Search for meaningful information
7.6 Summarize data and create calculations
7.6.1 Summarization
7.6.2 Calculation
7.7 Add filters to refine data
7.7.1 Filter reports for relational data sources
7.7.2 Filter reports for dimensional data sources
7.7.3 Suppress data
7.7.4 Example
7.8 Add external data
7.8.1 External Data feature example
7.9 Create a package with the Self Service Package wizard
7.9.1 Create a package for Cognos PowerCubes
7.9.2 Create a package for SAP BW
7.10 Create statistical calculations
7.10.1 IBM Cognos Statistics overview
7.10.2 IBM Cognos Statistics use case: Create an IBM Cognos Statistics report
8.1 Accessibility and internationalization
8.1.1 Enabling access for more people
8.1.2 Providing internationalization
8.2 Disconnected report interaction
8.2.1 IBM Cognos Active Report overview
8.2.2 IBM Cognos Active Report features
8.2.3 IBM Cognos Active Report use case
8.3 Interact with IBM Business Analytics using mobile devices
8.3.1 Extended device support
8.3.2 Simplified experience across all devices
8.3.3 IBM Cognos Mobile use case
8.4 IBM Cognos Analysis for Microsoft Excel
8.4.1 Features of IBM Cognos Analysis for Microsoft Excel
8.4.2 IBM Cognos Analysis for Microsoft Excel use case
8.5 Business driven workflow
8.5.1 Enhanced event management
8.5.2 Human task service use case
9.1 Overview of Dynamic Query Mode
9.1.1 What is Dynamic Query Mode
9.1.2 Why use Dynamic Query Mode
9.1.3 Technical overview
9.2 Configuring Dynamic Query Mode
9.2.1 Creating a connection in IBM Cognos Administration
9.2.2 Creating a package in IBM Cognos Framework Manager
9.2.3 Transitioning to Dynamic Query Mode using IBM Cognos Lifecycle Manager
9.3 Query Service Administration
9.3.1 Query Service metrics
9.3.2 Manage the cache in IBM Cognos Administration
9.3.3 Query Service settings
9.3.4 Disabling the Query Service
9.4 Analyzing queries
9.4.1 What is Dynamic Query Analyzer
9.4.2 Working with Dynamic Query Analyzer
10.1 IBM Cognos Administration overview
10.1.1 IBM Cognos Administration capabilities
10.1.2 The IBM Cognos Administration user interface
10.2 Moving to IBM Cognos BI version 10.1 from a previous release
10.2.1 Using IBM Cognos Lifecycle Manager to test the IBM Cognos environment
10.2.2 Validating the target environment
10.2.3 Executing target and source content
10.2.4 Compare the output to ensure consistency
10.2.5 Analyzing the project status
10.2.6 One-click comparison
10.3 Using the administrative features
10.3.1 Enhanced search
10.3.2 Restricting the scheduling options
10.3.3 Intra-day scheduling window
10.3.4 Allowing users to persist personal database signons
10.4 Managing the environment
10.4.1 Metric tolerance thresholds
10.4.2 Reacting to bottlenecks due to unexpected events
10.4.3 System trending
10.4.4 Consuming system metrics from external tools
10.5 Auditing
10.5.1 Configure the audit database
10.5.2 Audit table definitions
10.5.3 Audit levels
10.5.4 Audit and logging for IBM Cognos BI services
10.5.5 Setting audit levels
10.5.6 Maintaining audit detail while troubleshooting
10.5.7 Audit scenarios
10.5.8 Sample audit package
10.5.9 Audit content package
10.5.10 Audit extension
11.1 Overview of IBM Cognos Business Analytics solutions
11.1.1 IBM Cognos TM1
11.1.2 IBM Cognos Planning
11.1.3 IBM Cognos Controller
11.2 Business scenarios and roles to take advantage of IBM Business Analytics
11.5 Integrating IBM Cognos Controller with IBM Cognos BI
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