BSP Software Continues to Provide Superior Support for IBM Cognos User

Tech Data BSP Software is on fire – not literally of course, but according to current and former customers, and potential customers who are exploring the best support software for IBM Cognos, BSP Software continues to come out on top. In late October, the Tech Data BSP Software team travelled to Miami to attend the IBM Data & AI Forum where they met with Cognos end users and resellers....

Users Can Now Extract Report Outputs With MetaManager

As IBM Cognos environments grow and mature, the amount of manageable content grows as well. One easy way to free up space in the content store is to remove outdated report outputs from the content store. The new MetaManager 5.5.0.22 update allows users to save their report outputs in their original format and put them in an external file structure- or delete them from the content store- and still...

MetaManager Update Allows Users to Compare Against Backups

With the latest release of MetaManager 5.5.0.22 new functionality has been added that allows you to compare users’ current IBM Cognos environments against a backup to identify changes including security policies, report versions, architecture, and more. This new functionality also allows users to understand how the environment has changed over time, and utilize the same MetaManager backup to restore changes back into your environments with just a couple of...

License Auditing in a Matter of Minutes With MetaManager

The newest MetaManager update- MetaManager 5.5.0.22 – has drastically reduced the time and effort it takes for users to audit IBM Cognos licenses. The new version of MetaManager has been updated to match the latest licensing model from IBM- solving many of the challenges administrators face when organizing licensing. Complex security models, while effective, can make it difficult to manage capabilities and understand if the environment is compliant with...

New Enhanced Security With MetaManager 5.5.0.22

With the release of Cognos Analytics there are now more than 20 additional enhanced user capabilities to manage at the folder and package level, and with MetaManager 5.5.0.22 users can now manage these features and functions in bulk! MetaManager’s Security Painter module allows users to simply drag a folder or package over and update object security for the individual object without having to open the Cognos administrative portal. Users...

Performance Monitoring in MetaManager™

The MetaManager™ Support and Development teams are very happy to release this new module.  Performance Monitoring in MetaManager™ brings a couple of productivity enhancements to users.   Building on our Performance Dashboard, users now have the ability to monitor the Cognos Gateway, Dispatcher, and the Active Content Manager, and to be alerted to any change in status, such as a Gateway or Dispatcher failure.  Based upon the status of these areas, MetaManager™...