Potter joined Cognos in , and was its Chief Executive Officer from until During the Canadian recession in the s, Cognos shifted its focus from consulting to software sales. Originally Quasar Systems Limited, it adopted the Cognos name in Cognos is a fragment scissored off the Latin word "cognosco," which means "knowledge from personal experience". Cognos grew successful with its business intelligence products for local area networks LAN , but new Internet technologies had come into the BI industry faster than the company had anticipated.
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I may unsubscribe at any time. Cognos is composed of nearly three dozen software products. Because Cognos is built on open standards, the software products can be used with relational and multidimensional data sources from multiple vendors, including Microsoft, NCR Teradata, SAP and Oracle. Cognos 10 comes with mobile capability, allowing users to access a complete version of Cognos from mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones.
IBM also offers Cognos Express, which is designed for small to mid-sized companies. The Express edition allows companies to utilize the functions of Cognos 8 BI, while also adding planning, budgeting, and forecasting functions.
It is used to perform data aggregation and create user friendly detailed reports. These reports can be viewed on web browsers, or on hand held devices like tablets and smartphones. IBM Cognos provides a wide range of features and can be considered as an enterprise software to provide flexible reporting environment and can be used for large and medium enterprises. Power users and analysts want to create adhoc reports and can create multiple views of the same data. Business Executives want to see summarize data in dashboard styles, cross tabs and visualizations.
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