IBM Cognos Analytics brings a whole new API for extending and customizing Cognos. With the new IBM Cognos Analytics Extensions Framework users can customize the theme of the portal, show or hide functionality and integrate dashboards, portals or self service tools directly into Cognos. Not only can customers create their own perspectives to host in the portal, but they can also modify existing perspectives, such as the Authoring tool. At Tech Data, we’ve worked directly with the IBM development teams to fully adopt this new extension framework and we’ve completely rewritten the entire User Interface of our popular Integrated Control Suite™ product as an IBM Cognos Analytics extension.
Check out this 10 minute video on YouTube to see all of the ways that we’re customizing IBM Cognos to suit our needs.
To help showcase some of the ideas of what’s possible with IBM Cognos Analytics Extensions we’ve created a Free Sticky Notes extension that allows users to record notes about reports from within the Authoring perspective and store those notes in a Google Spreasheet.
Give it a try, it’s free of charge and thanks to IBM, extremely easy to install.