Cognos: Maintenance and Publishing of Metadata

Cognos Business Intelligence is a web-based, integrated business intelligence suite by IBM. It provides a toolset primarily used for reporting data from our student information system, CX, but can also be integrated with other databases. The software consists of several components to meet the different information needs of HMC. Reporting is a powerful driving force in aiding to make informed decisions for many departments at HMC. Discovering trends, government reporting, and mailing lists are just a few examples of the ways these departments take advantage of this user-friendly access to information. Training, documentation, and report generation are available to HMC faculty and staff.

Service Description

Cognos can connect to many databases, but primarily it is used to report from CX, our Student Information System. Data is separated into packages and models based on departmental need, and then published for users use for reporting based on their security privileges. The structure, content and organization of the packages is maintained by CIS, and modifications and new content can be added as needed.


Available to faculty, staff, and emeritus at HMC.

Login Page

For first time access, contact the Help Desk at to have your account set up. Use an HMC network or VPN, and one of Cognos’ supported browsers.

How to Access the Service

If new data is needed, or changes to existing fields, please contact the Help Desk at to create a support request.

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