In this post you'll learn more about the new version of IBM Cognos Controller 10.2 with its cutting edge improvements in automation, integration, and pre-built (or out-of-the-box) capabilities like standard reports that make this a true-to-form self-administered close, consolidate and report solution. IBM Product Marketing Manager Lindsay Hampson reviews these enhancements in more detail following her post from last week about the overall close process and the headaches it has engendered for finance teams. But, with this new version of Cognos Controller it serves as a wellness plan that can make these headaches a thing of the past.
Here's Lindsay's post:
Last week I wrote a blog about your typical close nightmare. Following on the heels of that post I’m excited to be back behind my keyboard to announce NEW and IMPROVED functionality from IBM to combat these terrors.
IBM Cognos Controller 10.2, our close, consolidate and report solution, was released this week – further expanding automation to folks like YOU.
What value will YOU find in Cognos Controller, you ask? Well, I’ll get right to it!
Your finance department can now own and operate IBM’s close software without your IT department having to get involved. What a novel idea! We also offer 200+ pre-built standard reports which ensure you'll get started quickly. Additionally, the ability to work across IBM and non-IBM systems lets you use existing IT infrastructure providing a true technology neutral environment for all your financial and management reporting.
Let me expand on these new Cognos Controller 10.2 capabilities for you:
No dependency on IT. Nope, no need to wait in line for IT department assistance. IBM’s solution can be completely owned and operated by your Finance department;
Leverage your existing IT investments. Integrate with IBM and non-IBM systems for all of your reporting requirements;
Automate simple to complex ownerships with ease. We scale to meet your needs with speed and accuracy; and,
Full financial close management solution. Automate both internal and external reporting with the extended packaging of Cognos Disclosure Management into the solution.
Are you an existing Cognos Controller customer? If so, we have great news for you too!
This latest release advances your investments with:
Improved speed and performance;
Multiple users operating in parallel with fast performance
Improved command center, including new user experience;
Tighter integration with IBM Cognos TM1 (including security and single sign-on); and,
Improved flexibility for AFC (Advanced Formula Calculations) and UDBR (User Defined Business Rules)
IBM Cognos Controller is truly a complete solution built for centralized, fast and accurate close, consolidate and reporting processes.
Learn more about IBM Cognos Controller 10.2.
And, stay tuned for a post from me soon on a recent customer success with IBM.