IBM Cognos Express is an excellent tool that delivers reporting, analysis, dashboard, scorecard, planning, budgeting and forecasting capabilities designed to address the needs of midsize companies at an affordable price. This scalable solution is pre-configured, making it easy to install, easy to use, and easy to buy.Cognos Express helps organizations answer 3 fundamental questions to assess performance:
  • How are we doing?
  • Why?
  • What should we be doing?

By addressing these questions, managers can make better, more informed decisions to improve efficiencies and drive organizational growth.

Key Features:
  • A powerful in-memory analytics server to deliver fast responses to business questions
  • Flexible data access to relational, OLAP and local data sources in any combination
  • A common web portal that delivers a single shared view of the business
  • Tight security supporting single sign-on
  • A simple management console to control installation, configuration and operation

The above capabilities are shared among four modules:

  • Express Reporter (Query and Reporting)
  • Express Advisor (Analysis and Visualization)
  • Express Accelerator (Excel-Based Analysis and Optimization)
  • Express Planner (Planning, Budgeting, Forecasting)

This shared foundation enables you to add new Cognos Express capabilities with “plug-and-play” ease. You may choose any or all four modules based on your organization’s requirements.

Business Benefits:
  • Pre-configured and easily deployable, with everything you need to get started right away
  • Easy-to-use business analytics capabilities
  • Scalable to meet the needs of your growing organization
  • Minimizes the demand of your IT staff by using your existing infrastructure

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