Taking Cognoise to the Streets!

Avnet’s Informative Online Forum Becomes Face-to-Face

As the driving force behind the largest independent IBM Cognos collaboration community, Cognoise, Avnet would like to extend their online educational forum and host your next in person user group meeting!

Avnet would be happy to sponsor a lunch and learn and/or facilitate a demo session at your next meeting. We would spend at least an hour of your time, discussing the most common use cases required for version control and management of IBM Cognos implementations.

If you are interested, please contact us.

Let us share real world use cases!

Health Care Management Company – Arizona

Challenge:

Time-consuming manual updates of reports resulted in SLAs not being met and adding additional cost to business.

Solution:

Avnet’s MetaManager Report Validator module identified and fixed all impacted reports in bulk meeting SLAs, minimizing cost and reducing downtime.

Worldwide Provider of Financial Services Technology – Global

Challenge:

Needed to migrate security namespaces for several hundred of their clients. This is a time consuming and error-prone process which is near impossible to do by hand without creating major re-work.

Solution:

Using MetaManager’s SMSS Security Migration capabilities, the customer was able to migrate 10 distinct environments over the course of a few months. One migration required updating close to 700,000 objects in a production IBM Cognos Content Store that was successfully accomplished over a weekend.

Multinational Animal Healthcare Company – Global

Challenge:

After merging 3 separate and very large IBM Cognos implementations into one, the company needed to create documentation during the planning process, perform security edits to thousands of objects and validate changed objects.

Solution:

MetaManager performed thousands of edits to security within IBM Cognos, resulting in a time savings well over 90%. The tool also automated searches for ‘changed’ objects during the migration.

Biopharmaceutical Company – Illinois

Challenge:

Issues with version control, broken and lost reports, plus time consuming change management process that was vulnerable to security risks.

Solution:

Avnet’s Integrated Control Suite provided version control issues while MetaManager corrected broken reports and inconsistent security. MetaManager’s Script.