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Author Edwards, Jason

Title IBM Cognos 8 Planning
Published Birmingham : Packt Pub., 2009


Description 1 online resource (637 pages)
Contents IBM Cognos 8 Planning; IBM Cognos 8 Planning; Credits; About the Authors; Acknowledgment; About the Reviewers; Preface; What this book covers; What you need for this book; Who this book is for; Conventions; Reader feedback; Customer support; Downloading the example code for the book; Errata; Piracy; Questions; 1. Planning with IBM Cognos; Planning in a dynamic business environment; Common problems with the planning process; Disconnect between operating reality and financial plan; Confrontational versus collaborative; Cycle times; Ownership and accountability; Spreadsheet-based planning
Lack of controlSpreadsheet error; Lack of transparency; Consolidation and version control; How technology enables planning best practices; Introducing IBM Cognos Planning; Corporate Performance Management; Benefits of IBM Cognos Planning; Summary; 2. Getting to know IBM Cognos Tools; Scenario; IBM Cognos Planning -- Analyst; Panda Garden Scenario; IBM Cognos Planning Contributor; Contributor administration; ; ; Panda Garden scenario; Contributor client; ; ; Panda Garden scenario; IBM Cognos Excel add-in for Analyst and Contributor; IBM Cognos Metric Designer and Metric Studio; Metric Designer
Metric Studio; ; Panda Garden scenario; IBM Cognos Reporting Studios; ; ; ; Panda Garden scenario; IBM Cognos Framework Manager; ; ; ; Panda Garden scenario; IBM Cognos Event Studio; ; ; ; Panda Garden Scenario; IBM Cognos Connection web portal; Summary; 3. Understanding the Model Development Process; The process; Considerations for building an Analyst planning model; Planning functional models; Planning cycles and horizons; Planning approaches; Designing the model template in Analyst; Flowcharting the model structure; The concept of multi dimensionality
Understanding dimensions, datastore, and data flowDetermining dimensions: D-List; Building the datastore: D-Cubes; Controlling data flow: D-Links; What makes an optimal model?; Principles of model building; Efficiency; Performance; Maintenance; Building the Contributor application; Entering and reviewing plans in the Contributor Web user interface; Publishing and reporting planning data; Maintaining the planning models; Example: ABC Company; Summary; 4. Understanding the Analyst Environment; Getting familiar with Analyst; Using Analyst shortcuts; Accessing Analyst objects
Navigating within AnalystThe building blocks of an Analyst model; Analyst objects; D-List; D-Cube; D-Link; Allocation Table (A-Table); File Map; Saved Format; Saved Selection; Macro; Organizing objects by using libraries; Creating a library; Deleting a library; Considerations for creating libraries; Types of libraries; Common library; Model library; Staging library; Archive library; Basic administration tools; Maintain Libraries and Users; Rebuild the index file; Refresh references; Validate D-Lists; Locate ODBC sources; Locate Built-in Functions; Configuring Analyst
Summary Engineer a clear-cut strategy for achieving best-in-class results using IBM Cognos 8 Planning with this book and eBook
Notes Changing the path to the Filesys.ini
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Subject IBM software.
Management information systems.
Business intelligence -- Computer programs
IBM software
Management information systems
Management Styles & Communication.
Business & Economics.
Form Electronic book
Author Riaz, Ned
Babaran, Rich
ISBN 9781847196859