In this chapter, we discussed the Model Development Process. Initially, we talked about the key factors that you need to watch out for, before designing and building the IBM Cognos Planning model.

We devoted the rest of the chapter to discussing the key Model Development Process, and the following steps were carried out:

  • We explained the designing of the Analyst model, the importance of model flowcharting, the concepts of dimensions, datastores, data flow, and the principles of good Analyst model design
  • We described the steps needed to create the Contributor application from the Analyst model
  • We saw how the business users will enter and review the Contributor application
  • We talked about the publishing process, and how to use Contributor planning ...

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