Which version will we be upgraded to?
Cognos was upgraded from 10.2.2.to 11.1.7. on July 2021.
Upgrade Timeline (dates are approximate and not final)
5/26/2021: Development environment ready for testing and validation (Done!)
5/27/2021: Production installation and configuration starts, Development validation in progress
6/22/2021: Production environment ready for testing and validation
6/23/2021 – 7/8/2021: Validate reports and data sources in production
7/7/2021: Go LIVE!
7/12/2021 – 7/16/2021: Production rollout and support
How will the interface look?
Here is a brief list of some of the new features you can expect to see after the upgrade:
- reporting interface on top of a data set, making SQL functions possible such as, queries, joins and unions. The result is quicker output because it will decrease database slowness.
- new visualization features, such as baselines, combination charts allowing multiple values, waterfall charts with many inputs, and treemaps that offer 4 different displays: squarify, slice, dice and slice-dice.
- Autocomplete when entering fields that are available in the model: