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IBM Cognos Express

IBM Cognos® Express is the first and only integrated business intelligence (BI) and planning solution purpose-built to meet the needs of midsize companies.

It delivers the essential reporting, analysis, dashboard, scorecard, planning, budgeting and forecasting capabilities that midsize companies need at a price they can afford.

Everything is included in a pre-configured solution that is easy to install, easy to use and easy to buy.

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From v10.2 IBM have simplified how Cognos Express is packaged, reducing the modules from four to two making the components easier to deploy - Xcelerator and Planner become Performance Management, Reporter and Advisor, Business Intelligence.

Cognos Express Business Intelligence

IBM Cognos Express Business Intelligence empowers business users to access, modify or create reports quickly and easily. It meets all of your reporting needs with a self-service design that helps reduce the cost and time needed to share information throughout an organisation.

Cognos Express Performance Management

IBM Cognos Performance Manager extends and transforms the familiar Excel front-end with a powerful in-memory analytics engine. It’s perfectly suited for multidimensional analysis and strategic planning tasks, enabling a new level of insight and action, as well as speed.  Application templates can easily be distributed to users with in built workflow to easily manage a distributed budget or forecast process.

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For those who don't know, the new visualisation engine (RAVE) underpinning most of the IBM business analytics products is capable of some stunning visualisations.

Read about how we implemented IBM Cognos Express at Yellow Buses.

IBM Cognos Express Fact Sheet

Read the IBM Cognos Express fact sheet

A Guide to Performance Management for mid size companies 

Read the Nucleus Research report on affordable BI and performance management

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