Chapter 8. Understanding the Contributor Environment

Fundamentally, the IBM Cognos Planning System contains two core products: Analyst and Contributor. Analyst is used to build models, whereas Contributor is used to distribute models to a wider user base. We will cover the Contributor product and its features and functionalities (from Chapter 8-16, beginning with an overview in this chapter. After reading this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Explain how various components are used in IBM Cognos Planning to configure and deploy planning models
  • Describe the three-tier architecture of the IBM Cognos Planning System, and how these tiers interact with each other
  • Identify and explain the purpose of the Toolbar, Menu items, and the Tree found in the Contributor ...

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