Cognos 1999 Annual Report

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Introduction


Strategic supplier of enterprise
business intelligence solutions.


One of the oldest companies in the
Business Intelligence space.


Founded in 1969, as a provider of
application development tools.


Introduction


Sells products through a direct sales
force and resellers and distributors.


A publicly held international
company , operating in 12 countries.


Revenues amounted to $244.8
millions(U.S.) in 1998.



Products


PowerPlay


Imprompu


Scenario


4thoughts


Bise


Accelerator


NovaView


Visualizer


PowerHouse


PowerPlay


An OLAP toll for multidimensional
analysis and reporting, Cognos flagship
product.


The Transformer module is use to create
a multidimensional model of selected
data or a PowerCube.


The Transformer module is use to create
a multidimensional model of selected
data or a PowerCube..

PowerPlay


data sources include delimited ASCII and
field text, Clipper, dBase, Excel, FoxPro,
Lotus, Paradox, Powerhouse, and fixed
-
field
records.


PoweCube is made of multiple dimensions
that answer the business questions “who”,
“what”, “when” and “how much”.


PowerPlay tools allow slicing and dicing of
data. A variety of graphic tools for visual
data analysis are also available
.


Impromptu



Impromptu provides a sophisticated
means for anyone to access SQL data,
with an interface that lets users query
and display data for everyday use.


The Administrator version offers a variety
of sophisticated tools for designating
access rights to data and distributing it
across the network.

Impromptu



The User version provides a flexible GUI interface
and a good selection of pre
-
designed data reports
and templates and intuitive tools for creating
custom reporting.



Imprompu

displays SQL data in catalogs. Catalogs
can be created form a variety of SQL database
types, including Btrieve, dBase, Informix, CA
-
Ingres, Borland InterBase, MS SQL Server, Oracle 6
and 7, P aradox, SQLBase, Sybase SQL Server and
Sybase System 10.


Scenario



Cognos’s award winning data mining
application that features seamless
integration with the firm’s Impromptu and
PowerPlay programs.


Designed to spot patterns and exception in
data, allows users to visualize the
information being uncovered; enables
managers and knowledge workers to
discover hidden trends and patterns.

4Thought



Cognos’s acquired data mining product
targeted at the business user.


Integrated with Cognos’ other best
-
of
-
breed BI tools. It can read PowerCubes
directly allowing analyses based on
summary data, or on the finest level of
detail in the PowerCube.

Bise

(Business Intelligence for small enterprise)



allows small and midsize firms to have
the same cost effective business
intelligence benefits as larger companies.


provides

an

easy

way

for

small

firms

to

get

off

the

ground

with

data

marts

of

data

warehousing

projects

at

low

cost

and

low

risk
.



Visualizer



Designed to present data in a graphical
format to make business
-
data
presentation more meaningful.


Data Visualization provides graphical
slicing and dicing.

NovaView



OLAP VIEWER


optimized for Microsoft’s SQL Server 7.0.


The front
-
end tool allows users to change
and save data in a multidimensional
OLAP Services cube, to facilitate what
-
if
-
analysis.

COGNOS


By

Debby Sorrell , Ling



Wei and Erin Betts

Cognos 1999 Annual Report

“we want Enterprise Business
Intelligence, EBI,

from Cognos

to ultimately transform the way
companies

run their business”.


Cognos moves to EIP


November 1998, Impromptu Web Reports


a single Web
-
based interface


December 1998, DecisionStream acquired


a simple, integrated approach to loading and
managing data marts.


February 1999, LEX2000 Inc. acquired



best
-
of
-
breed financial reporting and budgeting.


Also in February, PowerPlay Enterprise Server


only OLAP server that supports Web, Windows,
Microsoft Excel and mobile users from a single,
centrally administered server.



Enterprise Information Portals

EIP


Single gateway to enterprise information


Market Segments


Business Intelligence


Content Management


Data Warehouse and Marts


Data Management

Structured Data


ETL & Data Quality


Warehouse Management Software



Metadata Management


Stored in Warehouses and Marts


OLAP, Data mining, Report and query
tools

Unstructured Data


Up to 80% of an organization’s data is
unstructured
--

Content Management


Web documents, forms, paper invoices,
product specifications, CAD, Graphics,
Video files, e
-
mail,


Tacit Knowledge (ideas) emerging
Knowledge Management Market

Shilakes, Christopher C. and Tylman, Julie, Enterprise Software Team, Enterprise
Information Portals, Move Over Yahoo!; the Enterprise Information Portal Is on Its Way,
Merrill Lynch & Co. RC#60232206 pages 1 to 64.
September 7
th

1999

COGNOS Platform
for

Enterprise BI


EBI portal


Cognos Platform for Enterprise
Business Intelligence (EBI)

BI Data Mart Creation Services


DecisionStream


Mart modeling, transformation and
creation


Supports shared cross
-
enterprise
dimensions

Metadata Services
--
Architect


Common enterprise
-
wide metadata
management


Central place to create and manage BI
metadata and business rules


3
-
tier


end application
--
business rules
--
data sources


BI applications inherit business rule tier
changes

EBI Services



Common infrastructure for BI needs


Both inside and outside of organization


PowerPlay server (Analysis)


Imprompu server (Reporting)


Cognos Query server


Cognos Visualizer server

Updated BI server features


Managed Web reporting


Customizable application front
-
ends
(HTML, XML and Java)


ad hoc web interactions against OLAP
data sources


Advanced visualizations and scorecarding
over the Web


Upfront Portal Services



Web
-
based delivery infrastructure



User single point of access


IT single point of delivery and
management


End
-
user content publishing


Programmable XML API for customization
and functionality integration


Common Security Services


Access Manager allows IT to manage
from a single place


Easy integration with RDBMS, OS and
LDAP security mechanism

Cognos Platform for Enterprise
Business Intelligence (EBI)

Other Portal Players


Oracle Portal Software ( Java API
portlets)


Hummingbird portal technology


IBM announced their EIP
November 2nd

COGNOS EBI Portal



The Internet has created an
information explosion and has made a
fundamental change in the way
companies do business.


Cognos plans to be a key player in this
transition;


Long standing partners are become
direct competitors.

QUESTIONS ?