And, we asked you to dream the impossible dream of a world where a single vendor might deliver a family of products, including reporting, analysis, modeling, planning and collaboration, which would also balance analytic freedom with governance and control.
This dreamland is no fairytale, and we are happy to report it does have a very happy ending.
Today, as part of our IBM Innovations in Business Analytics Virtual Launch Event, we announced the IBM Cognos 10 family of products that are “right-sized” for everyone inside an organization, including:
· Individuals, who need the freedom and flexibility of personal analytics, yet want to access corporate information and easily share insights across a wider community with IBM Cognos Insight
· Workgroups and mid-sized organizations, that need to be up and running with a solution that is easy to install and manage with IBM Cognos Express
· Enterprises, that require broad analytic capabilities deployed to hundreds or thousands of users with IBM Cognos Enterprise – an offering that brings together the integrated capabilities of IBM Cognos business intelligence and IBM Cognos TM1 performance management.
With the IBM Cognos family of Business Analytics solutions, IBM addresses the breadth of analytics with any single product in the family spanning reporting, analysis, modeling, planning and collaboration.
And, the solutions ensure that any organization can begin its journey today depending on the specific requirements, as well as providing the confidence to expand the solution – without retraining, retooling or re-implementing.
Please watch the short video below that describes how we might “prescribe” the family of solutions directly to a business.
For example, if an individual user wants to work independently and quickly without waiting for corporate systems, and then share those insights or create additional reports from larger data sets, an organization can easily add server capabilities to combine insights with real-time and corporate information. Those same insights can then be shared on scorecards and dashboards and sent directly to mobile devices.
As Sister Sledge once sang, “We are family! I got all my [analytics] and me!”
We invite you to join and interact with our growing family.
We’d also love to hear how you are using IBM’s business analytics solutions to address your specific business needs – from quickly gaining insight into the business to taking action and driving results. Please tell us your story in the comments section.
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