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Chapter 6. Reporting with IBM Cognos
Business Intelligence
In this chapter we describe how to use IBM Cognos Business Intelligence to elicit insight from
our warranty sample.
Business intelligence is defined as the ability to gather, analyze and report data in a way that
enables business leaders to make better decisions. Companies that implement business
intelligence effectively are best positioned to succeed in today’s fast-paced business world as
well as to outperform their competition.
Creating a successful IBM Cognos Business Intelligence application requires careful planning
and assessment, because you need to understand the questions vexing your business users
while confirming the limitations of your data or processes.
The sections in this chapter define how specific roles can work with Cognos Business
Intelligence interfaces to gather, analyze and report data effectively.

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