In this chapter, you have learned the purpose and capabilities of the Web- and Windows-based components of the IBM Cognos Planning System. We have also discussed the three-tier architecture of IBM Cognos Planning, which are the Web server, the Application, and the Data tier. You have also discovered how these tiers interact with each other, through a description of the Shipping Company's analogy. Lastly, we listed and described the functions of the Contributor Administration Console, toolbars, menu items, and the tree.

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