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Latest release IBM Cognos Analytics 11.1.5

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Latest release IBM Cognos Analytics 11.1.5

IBM Cognos Analytics 11.1.5 was released on 19 December 2019.  Contact us to arrange an upgrade/ install or training.

Here is a brief summary of the enhancements to the user interface:

Members in the metadata tree
The metadata tree in dashboards, stories, explorations, and data modules now includes members in both relational and dimensional sources.  For relational sources, each unique value in a column is shown as a member in the metadata tree. For dimensional sources, hierarchies and levels can be expanded to view members.  Users can drag members to the canvas to build visualizations just like they drag columns from relational sources. Only members that the user has permissions to view are available in the data tree.

Shared location for uploaded files
Administrators can specify a default, shared location in Team content for uploaded files at the role, tenant, and global levels.

Saved report output as an email attachment
You can share saved report output as an email attachment.

Display members in the data tree
You can expand hierarchies to display the members in the data tree. In the Selected sources panel, members are organized into a data tree structure, with parent and child members. Now you can show or hide all levels of the hierarchy, including the child members.  In the Selected sources panel, you can also search for members and configure properties for the members.  

Drill through from a dashboard to another dashboard
You can define drill-through definitions from a dashboard to another dashboard. The values you select to drill through from are passed as global filters to the target dashboard.

Customize tabs
You can customize tab styling for individual tabs or for all the tabs in your dashboard. Move the tabs to the top, left, bottom, or right of your dashboard and add icons to your tabs.

Show or hide rows and columns in a crosstab
You can show or hide individual rows and columns in a crosstab while the Summary rows maintain their value.

Customize missing values
You can customize how missing values are displayed in your visualizations.

Assistant-suggested questions based on context
You can now ask the Assistant to suggest a set of questions.  Suggestions are based on the context of your data source and particular industry. Before requesting suggestions, you must select a data source to set the context.

New URL for downloading the custom visualization command line tools
The location for downloading the custom visualizations command line tools changed.

Custom visualizations support nested and hierarchical categories
Custom visualizations now support hierarchical categories. You can use hierarchical categories by using the Class Segment in your custom visualization.

Enhancements for forecasting
Several enhancements are made to the forecasting algorithms in IBM Cognos Analytics.  The forecasting models are fine-tuned since the previous release to provide more accurate forecasts. The enhanced forecasting algorithms were evaluated on over 2,000 data sets and there was a 20% increase in accuracy, compared to the previous algorithms. In addition to an increase in accuracy, the confidence intervals are now more reliable than in the previous release.

Enhancements for forecasting
Several enhancements are made to the forecasting algorithms in IBM Cognos Analytics.  The forecasting models are fine-tuned since the previous release to provide more accurate forecasts. The enhanced forecasting algorithms were evaluated on over 2,000 data sets and there was a 20% increase in accuracy, compared to the previous algorithms. In addition to an increase in accuracy, the confidence intervals are now more reliable than in the previous release.

Perform multiple requests concurrently
As you interact with the relationship diagram, you can perform multiple requests concurrently. Each request that you submit is now managed and cached independently.  While your requests are processed in the background, you can choose another field to focus on in the relationship diagram or create a new card.

Display members in the data tree
You can expand hierarchies to display the members in the data tree. In the Selected sources panel, members are organized into a data tree structure, with parent and child members. Now you can show or hide all levels of the hierarchy, including the child members.  In the Selected sources panel, you can also search for members and configure properties for the members.

Jupyter notebooks now available on Microsoft Windows 10
In addition to Linux distributions, the Jupyter notebook server can now be installed on Microsoft Windows 10 systems.

Legends are more compact in PDF and reports
If you use 11.1 visualizations in a report, then your PDF output and reports have a compact legend similar to the HTML output that was introduced in IBM Cognos Analytics 11.1.4.

Redesigned user experience for intent modeling
When adding tables to a data module, you can engage the system to suggest the most appropriate tables for your module.

Contact us to arrange a demo or to discuss your needs.

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