Business Intelligence Tools
PMsquare provides Business Intelligence solutions utilising IBM Cognos. IBM Cognos provides a comprehensive set of reporting and analytical capabilities with access to the information you need through Web-based and Microsoft Office user interfaces. With highly formatted dashboards for business users who need the ability to create their own reports and ad-hoc queries or customise existing reports, reporting within IBM Cognos empowers your entire user community.
The business value of reporting is simple: it not only communicates a company’s performance, but helps the company understand it. With it, executives, managers and business users can take action on recent information. It creates a common context for decision-making in every department and at every level with familiar interfaces that are easy to understand and navigate.
The types of reporting PMsquare has delivered to organisations using Cognos Business Intelligence include:
Narrative Reporting is often referred to as the “last mile of reporting”. As organisations we spend a lot of time improving our reporting and analytics processes, putting governance and checks into these solutions to ensure that the information is accurate. This effort is often destroyed by the “last mile of reporting” with the collation of narrative reports (such as board and management packs) still being a highly manual process involving copying and rekeying of numbers and data between systems and Excel, Word and PowerPoint documents.
Cognos Disclosure Management (CDM) is a business intelligence tool that specialises in the collating of data and commentary used in narrative reports. Cognos Disclosure Management removes all the manual tasks associated with the production of these report packs and puts workflow and checks in place to ensure their accuracy.
Cognos Disclosure Management is a secure, collaborative, enterprise-scalable reporting and process automation solution that enables users to merge enterprise data with focused narrative analysis in a controlled, auditable environment. Multiple participants in different departments can collaborate in the assembly of complex reports, working independently while ensuring that proper controls and approvals are in place.
CDM has minimal training requirements and high user acceptance as end users continue to utilise the Microsoft Office tools (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) they have been using to construct these narrative reports. As the production of these reports is maintained and controlled via Cognos Disclosure Management it automatically maintains versions, enables the rolling forward of reports and provides checklists and business rules ensuring the accuracy of the data.
IBM InfoSphere is an essential solution for organisations wishing to deploy data marts or data warehousing to support their business analytics program. InfoSphere takes the heavy lifting out of combining data from disparate sources automating ETL (Extract, Transform and Load) and data quality processes. InfoSphere provides a strong foundation of data management including warehousing, integration and governance. This platform delivers the highest levels of scalability, performance and reliability.
Whatever your business intelligence objectives are, PMsquare can make them a reality. Contact us at email@example.com to learn more.
BI Senior Consultant
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