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Creating Tabbed Reports in Report Studio

By Robert Edis, Senior BI Consultant Business Problem: User does not want to navigate between separate prompt pages as that requires too many mouse clicks and looks old fashioned. They want to move between collections on prompts either on a single prompt page or the main report page. Using a Prompt Page allows the user Read More »


How to Implement Custom Search and Select Prompt

By Robert Edis, Senior BI Consultant Business Problem: Users require a special multi-select prompt control using a filtered query. They need to add/remove choices, and reorder choices in the control. This is useful when the possible choices are very many. They need: A multi-select list box to display a filtered list of values. This is Read More »


Hide/Show Columns in a List Using a Multi-Select Prompt

Business Problem: The business requirements state that users need to select from a large list of attribute columns in a report to display on a list report. The maximum number of columns is known but due to the variety of users it is not known until run time which attribute columns a particular wants to Read More »


Statistics in Pictures: Illustrations of Why Companies with Statistics Beat those Without

by Timothy C. D’Auria, Creative Computing, Inc. In this article, I wanted to provide clear insight into why data queries, charts, graphs, and trend lines are often misleading and may support incorrect decisions if used at their face value to gain insight into the workings of an organization, customers,  or markets.  I then provide insight Read More »


Cognos Active Reports

Itzik Maoz

By Itzik Maoz, Director of Business Analytics Practice for Creative Computing, Inc. One of the most rewarding aspects of teaching students about Cognos Business Intelligence is to witness their enthusiasm when they grasp the software’s possibilities and power. They don’t need to be IT professionals to learn how to extract vital information, analyze it and Read More »


The Buzz in Big Data

Itzik Maoz

By Itzik Maoz, Director of Business Analytics Practice for Creative Computing, Inc. Who doesn’t want more insight? Instead of looking in the rearview mirror for analysis of what has happened, many companies now want to be able to look forward, understand what they see and predict what’s going to happen next with an increasing degree Read More »


Competitive Advantage: Business Analytics Provide Critical Tool

Itzik Maoz

By Itzik Maoz, Director of Business Analytics Practice for Creative Computing, Inc. Business analytics help organizations achieve many different strategic objectives — to compete in the marketplace, grow sales and retain customers, enforce integrity and security, improve business capacity, satisfy consumer expectations, learn more about the organization and/or implement necessary changes. Whether we’re aware of Read More »


IBM’s SPSS Modeler

Itzik Maoz

By Itzik Maoz, Director of Business Analytics Practice for Creative Computing, Inc. It wasn’t that long ago that companies looking to analyze data would hire a Ph.D. or otherwise experienced statistician to sit in a back room and write long lines of code with complex algorithms. That’s no longer the case, with IBM’s SPSS Modeler Read More »


Smart Shortcuts

By David Pacific, Education Services Practice Lead, Creative Computing, Inc. Who among us doesn’t want to save time? Who among us wouldn’t want to know that there are shortcuts in the system they’re already using, shortcuts that could dramatically simplify their lives and level of effort? I’ve participated in countless Cognos Report Studio projects and Read More »


On Board with Dashboarding: How to make the most of this dynamic visualization tool

By David Pacific. Education Services Practice Lead, Creative Computing In business intelligence everything is trending toward the ability to gain quick insight — analyzing accessible data that allows you to make good decisions immediately. Enter the dashboard, a tool we are seeing more and more organizations utilize. A dashboard can mean different things to different Read More »


It’s Your Training: How to get the most out of the training classes you take

By David Pacific. Education Services Practice Lead, Creative Computing Every instructor has had this nightmare: You are in front of a class, the students are not paying attention and you just know it is going to be a wasted effort, even though this training was most likely mandated. Worst of all, the students in front Read More »


Entering InfoSphere: A comprehensive platform with a wealth of tools for users

Itzik Maoz

By Itzik Maoz . Director of Business Analytics Practice, Creative Computing There is much excitement and interest in the new ways reporting and analytics can benefit organizations. But reporting and analytics cannot be perfected alone without quality, accurate and timely underlying data. IBM InfoSphere is an enterprise scale platform that allows for a comprehensive solution Read More »


Simplifying Report Studio with Object Libraries

By David Pacific. Education Services Practice Lead, Creative Computing Who among us doesn’t want to save time? Who among us wouldn’t want to know that there are shortcuts in the system they’re already using, shortcuts that could dramatically simplify their lives and level of effort? I’ve participated in countless Cognos Report Studio projects and often Read More »


Achieving design that is for the business, by the business

By Sara Ricketts. Principal Performance Management Consultant, Creative Computing What’s most important to a developer in Business Intelligence (BI) implementation: Data accuracy? Performance? Look and feel? The truth is, all three are important, but disproportionate weight is often given to the first two. This is a very common mistake in approaching BI design. As developers Read More »


Using Prompt Token Syntax to Create Efficient Reports

Using Prompt Token Technique to Create Efficient Reports Helpful Technical Tips for Cognos 8 Users by Josh Lobel, Creative Computing, Inc. Using Prompt Token Technique to Create Efficient Reports Users appreciate flexible reports, and so we provide them with all sorts of prompts and calculations.  A frequent request is to allow them to choose which Read More »


Webcast Replay: Predicting the Future of Healthcare

Webcast: Predicting the Future of Healthcare. July 30, 2014 12 pm

Healthcare providers are presently moving towards a pay for performance paradigm. This fundamental shift is putting added pressure on Hospitals and Physicians to improve patient outcomes while at the same time lowering the costs of administering healthcare services. Learn how IBM and Creative Computing are helping healthcare organizations better predict which patients are most likely Read More »


 
 
 
 
 

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