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.
Reporting assistance is available to help refine and compose reports in Cognos. CIS also accepts reporting requests by providing the output of requested reports, and publishing them so that they can be run in the future, or scheduled and output to emails. Some reporting requests require collaboration with other departments.
Available to faculty, staff, and emeritus at HMC.
For first time access, contact the Help Desk at email@example.com to have your account set up. Use an HMC network or VPN, and one of Cognos’ supported browsers:
- Internet Explorer 8, 9: Adobe Flash plug-in Version
- Internet Explorer 10, 11: Compatibility mode only
- Firefox ESR 24 (interim fix 8 required), 31
- Safari 5, 6, 7 (not for iPad)
How to Access the Service
Please contact the Help Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org for reporting assistance requests.
- Cognos Account Management
- Cognos Training and Usage Support
- Cognos Maintenance and publishing of metadata