What version will we be upgraded to?
The Cognos upgrade will bring about new features. The interface will be notably different from the current version, which is 10.2.2. Our new version will be 11.1.7.
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:
Please see this IBM Cognos 11.1.7 New Features Guide for a more comprehensive analysis.