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MAS Cognos entitlement Details

By Kim Woodbury posted Fri January 12, 2024 08:35 AM

  

Maximo Application Suite 8.10, generally available March 28, 2023 provides entitlement to IBM Cognos Analytics cartridge on CP4D. 

The integration to Manage will allow MAS users direct access to the powerful dashboards and reports that are produced within the modernized Cognos Analytics 11.2 solution.   Additional integrations to other elements of the Suite are planned for future releases, but the entitlement covers use across the suite.  MAS will strive to always provide compatibility support for the latest Cognos Analytics version.

There are no additional AppPoints that are consumed with the Installation of Cognos Analytics, the entitlement provided with MAS does however limit the usage of Cognos to only be used with Maximo Application Suite data, as well as limits the number of Administrative Users to 3.

There are 2 levels of MAS user access supported which map directly to established Cognos User types:

·        The first is the MAS Administrator which will map to the Cognos Administrator user and provides full access and rights to create new dashboards and reports.  

·        The second is a Limited or Base user in MAS which aligns to the Cognos Viewer.   This user has rights to consume and view the dashboards and reports made available to them within their organization.  

For additional use of Cognos Analytics with MAS beyond the 3 Administrative users, either a Cognos Administrator, Cognos Explorer or Cognos User entitlement is required depending on the level of access needed.   See Table 1 below for a list of permissions associated with each user type.   To extend usage beyond MAS to additional data sources, an additional Administrator license and either an Explorer or User license is required.  See Table 2 below for a list of relevant Cognos Analytics part numbers.

INSTALLATION

The installation for Cognos within MAS 8.10 is included in the ansible playbook.  Post installation, Manage will require some manual configuration which is a fully documented process and will be more automated in future releases.   MAS users will be able to launch from Manage directly to the Cognos workspace and MAS users will be synched from Manage with the Cognos CP4D environment through a Manage Security group and Cron Task.

For full details on installation and configuration of Cognos within MAS see the documentation here.

LICENSE INFORMATION DETAILS

The following is the exact language from the License Information document:

Supporting Programs:  IBM Cognos Analytics Administrator Cartridge for IBM Cloud Pak for Data

Creation and editing of dashboards using IBM Cognos Analytics on Cloud Pak for Data is limited to MAS Administrative Base User(s) and no more than three (3) such Users.

 

Table 1. Cognos Analytics Features by License Type

Cognos Analytics Viewer                       

Cognos Analytics

  User

Cognos Analytics Explorer

Cognos Analytics Administrator

MAS Limited

MAS Base

MAS Administrator

CA Portal

Y

Y

Y

Y

Receive Burst Report Outputs

Y

Y

Y

Y

Receive Scheduled Reports

Y

Y

Y

Y

View Report Outputs

Y

Y

Y

Y

Interact with Active Reports

Y

Y

Y

Y

Dashboards & Stories – view and interact

Y

Y

Y

Y

Execute Reports and Respond to Prompted Reports

N

Y

Y

Y

Assistant and Insights

N

Y

Y

Y

Dashboards and Stories- create

N

Y

Y

Y

Data Modules (Self- Service Modeling)

N

Y

Y

Y

CA Reports – create

N

Y

Y

Y

Scheduled and Bursted Reports – create

N

Y

Y

Y

Data Server Connections – create

N

Y

Y

Y

Create New Job

N

Y

Y

Y

CA Exploration

N

Y

Y

Y

CA for Microsoft Office

N

Y

Y

Y

CA Workspace, CA Event Studio

N

Y

Y

Y

CA Analysis Studio, CA Query Studio

N

Y

Y

Y

PA for MSFT Excel (PAX)

N

N

Y

Y

Jupyter Notebooks

N

N

Y

Y

Cognos Cube Designer/Dynamic Query Analyzer

N

N

Y

Y

CA Framework Manager and Transformer

N

N

Y

Y

Cognos Administration (Manage tab)

N

N

N

Y

Cognos SDK

N

N

N

Y

Table 2 - COGNOS PARTS FOR EXPANSION

Part Number

Description

D03GUZX

IBM Cognos Analytics Administrator Cartridge for IBM Cloud Pak for Data Authorized User Subscription License

D03HAZX -

IBM Cognos Analytics Explorer Cartridge for IBM Cloud Pak for Data Authorized User Subscription License

D03I7ZX

IBM Cognos Analytics User Cartridge for IBM Cloud Pak for Data Authorized User Subscription License

D03INZX

IBM Cognos Analytics Viewer Cartridge for IBM Cloud Pak for Data Authorized User Subscription License

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Wed February 14, 2024 02:05 PM

@Tee Yeow Hum, for on-premise deployments you can connect Cognos directly to your production database.  There is no restriction in the MAS licensing. 

However, if you are running in a SaaS environment there are restrictions and you would need to use a replica database.

Mon January 15, 2024 03:31 AM

Though no Cognos license is required, however, there is a requirement to add a replica database to the production environment as was informed by IBM which will incur additional application points.

This means that Cognos is not allowed to access the production database directly.

Is that correct?