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Top 5 Best practices for Planning, Budgeting and Forecasting Automation

A successful business envisions a continuous progress through a strong sense of planning and implementation. The planning phase is a crucial part of performance management wherein the business path is determined by using variables that affect performance. While it’s true that there is no straightforward path to success, there are […]


Measuring Errors for Quality Forecasting

It is perhaps part of human nature to react to errors as soon as they see it. Being able to identify them is crucial in just about anything especially in instances where minor discrepancies would impact the expected results a lot. Forecasting business flow is necessary in making important decisions. […]


IBM Watson Analytics Set to Make it in the World of BI 1

IBM Watson, who is not, apparently, satisfied with its win on Jeopardy, is searching for a job. After a great deal of buildup, the natural language business intelligence tool Watson Analytics, which is rooted on the famed AI of Big Blue, is finally available in beta freemium version. It is […]


How to find Cognos Configuration for Cognos Express

When using Cognos Express 10.2, you run into the issue of not having a few of the programs that you would typically find in the Cognos Enterprise. One important program is IBM Cognos Configuration. This is the program you will use to verify your Environment and Security criteria such as […]


Designing Cognos Insight

One of the most powerful parts of Cognos Insight is the ability to add different themes to your workspace.  This can cause your widgets to pop out a little more, and give a little more color.  Sometimes we want a little bit more than what we are given in the […]


How to Work With Dates in Cognos Insight 1

Dealing with dates in Cognos can sometimes be a daunting task.  Dates should be straightforward, but sometimes they take extra work to get what you want.  Your data is designed to list the date of the transaction, but maybe you only care about data on a per week, per month, […]


Let’s Make A Deal! Intuition, Analytics, and Answering the Right Question

I was wandering around YouTube one weekend looking for something mentally stimulating when I came across the Monty Hall problem.  For those who are not familiar, the problem is named after the host of the gameshow Let’s Make A Deal.  On the show, there was a game where the contestant […]