Thursday, October 2, 2008

IBM Launches Cognos 8 V4 - New Business-Driven Performance Management Software

Cognos, an IBM company, today launched IBM Cognos 8 v4, that according the press-release: which extends IBM’s Information on Demand strategy to help customers improve their ability to engage the business user through a more dynamic and interactive experience, inform their decision making with greater context and relevance and align their strategy and operations through complete visibility to targets, plans, forecasts and metrics across finance and operations.

What is new in Cognos 8.4:
- IBM Cognos 8 Business Viewpoint is a new performance management offering that addresses the increasing globalization, industry consolidation and data governance challenges today’s businesses face. These modern organizations need an intuitive, workflow-oriented business process that lets financial analysts, line and brand managers or data modelers structure their own view of key information and supports the multiple levels of authorization required to manage business performance across the organization.
- new dashboard capability called IBM Cognos 8 Go! Dashboard.
- new location-aware capabilities for IBM Cognos 8 Go! Mobile.
- new highly targeted search capabilities for structured and unstructured data within IBM Cognos 8 Go! Search.

In the Cognos website has a special page where you can see information, demos and white papers about the new features.

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