Chapter 2. Getting to know IBM Cognos Tools

IBM Cognos offers many products, and covering these products in depth requires dedicated books. In this chapter, we will just skim the surface and take a brief look at the major products frequently used by IBM Cognos Planning modelers and administrators. After reading this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Explain how various tools are used in IBM Cognos to develop and deploy planning models, reports, and metrics
  • Understand the application of each tool, by using the example of a regional restaurant chain

Scenario

Before introducing various IBM Cognos tools, let's sketch out a scenario to explain how IBM Cognos is used in corporate planning processes.

Panda Garden Inc., a regional restaurant chain, is headquartered ...

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