Introduction to IBM Cognos Workspace

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Introduction to

IBM Cognos
Workspace

Rich Chester

Director of Consulting


Jesse McNulty

Business Development Manager

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What is IBM Cognos Workspace?

»
A Web
-
based tool…

»
…which allows you to re
-
use existing IBM Cognos reports and
report parts to build interactive

dashboards or “
Workspaces”…

»
…that
provide a visual display

of
the most important

business information you need

to
achieve your
business

goals…

»
…which is united
and arranged

so
the
most important

information
can be
monitored at
a
glance…

»
…and which you can personalize and use to facilitate
collaborative decision making

The

“Getting Started”

Page

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The IBM Cognos Workspace

User Interface

Action Buttons

Content Pane

Slider Filter

Global Area

Widget Toolbar

Widgets

Tabs

Content Tab

Toolbox Tab

Application

Bar

Workspace

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The Content Tab

»
Displays the IBM Cognos content that can be added to a
workspace and workspaces that can be opened

»
You can view the content in one of three views:


Tree (Default)


Thumbnail


List

Tree View

Thumbnail View

List View

Filter Dropdown

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Content Widgets

»
Report
: When a report or report
part is added to a workspace it is
displayed in a report widget.
Report objects include reports or
report parts created in Report
Studio, Query Studio, Analysis
Studio and Metric Studio.

»
Navigator
: When a folder is
dragged from the Content tab to
the Workspace it is displayed in a
Navigator widget.

»
PowerPlay
: When an IBM Cognos
PowerPlay report is added to a
workspace it is displayed in HTML
in a PowerPlay widget.

»
TM1
: When an IBM Cognos TM1
Websheet

or TM1 Cube view is
added to a workspace it is
displayed in HTML in a TM1 widget.

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The Toolbox

»
Action Button
: Create buttons that are
used to navigate tabs

»
Image
: Display image files

»
My Inbox
: Displays notifications from
the My Inbox in IBM Cognos Connection

»
RSS Feed
: Displays Really Simple
Syndication news feeds

»
Select Value Filter
: Used to filter the
data in other widgets

»
Slider Filter
: Used to filter the data in
other widgets

»
Text
: Used to enter, format and display
text

»
Web Page
: Used to display HTML
-
based
content

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Actions menus

»
Actions menus are available for
the entire Workspace and for each
widget on the workspace

»
The items available in each menu
depend on user permissions and
the type of widget

Workspace

Action

Menu

Widget

Action

Menu

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Demonstration


IBM Cognos Workspace

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Annotating a Widget

»
You can collaborate on

the content of a widget

in a shared workspace

by adding simple

comments

»
Others viewing the

same workspace will

see the comment, and they can share their

insights in additional comments

»
You can annotate the entire widget or (in lists and
crosstabs) an individual data cell

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Export a Widget

»
You can export individual report widgets


PDF, Excel, CSV and XML outputs supported

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Printing a Workspace

»
Use your browser Print
capability to print your
workspace


Use the Print Preview option
to adjust settings including
scaling and orientation to
make your workspace fit on
a printed page.


The browser print will print
the current tab and the
global area


You need to print each tab
separately

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Collaborate using

IBM Connections

»
IBM Connections is a web
-
based collaboration service
for collecting, organizing, sharing and reusing work
related to a goal.

»
IBM Connections Activities are integrated with IBM
Cognos Workspace


You can create a new Activity from a Workspace


You can access existing Activities associated with the
workspace

»
An
Activity
is a way for you to organize your
work and
collaborate

with others

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Security & Capabilities


»
The appearance of the User Interface, the features that are available to you and
the functions you are able to perform are dependent on the capability that is set
for you by your IBM Cognos Administrator

»
The available
functionality is controlled by the following
capability and secured
features:


Consume:

Users and Groups assigned to “Executive Dashboard”


Interact:

Users and Groups also assigned to “Use Interactive Dashboard Features



Assemble
:

Users and Groups also assigned to “Use Advanced Dashboard Features



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Questions?


IBM Cognos Workspace

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Thank you!


IBM Cognos Workspace

Rich Chester

Director of Consulting

rchester@lpa.com


Jesse McNulty

Business Development Manager

jmcnulty@lpa.com