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Portal Enhancements in #Cognos Analytics 11.0.7

By NICKOLUS PLOWDEN posted Mon August 28, 2017 09:23 AM

In Cognos Analytics 11.0.7 (Release 7), the portal interface has been refined in several ways to both improve the customer experience and cross-pollinate the experience and technology with Watson Analytics.

Perhaps the most obvious change is the Welcome screen, where your most recently used items appear as tiles, much like they do in Watson Analytics. These tiles are live; you can click the ellipses to take actions.

To provide a more self-supportive environment, we have added Quick Reference Links that provide instant access to getting started videos, sample data and communities.

Content navigation has been simplified also. Rather than having two views of the content (expanded and collapsed) the capabilities are integrated into a single view. You can resize the content pane to see long names.

You can use the bread crumbs to navigate within the content, and you can sort content in ascending or descending order by name or last modified date.

Uploaded files has been moved to the New menu, and Notifications has been moved to the bell icon in the top right corner of the screen.

And finally, a great addition near the top left corner of the screen: the home button, which will return you to your home screen in a single click. This is a more direct route to your home page than using the switcher.

We have also addressed a very popular Request for Enhancement 100811 (104176): “Do not show Hidden Folders in Cognos Analytics Search.” As of Release 7, if the user preference is set to not show hidden folders they will also not show in the search results.

All in all, Release 7 offers a streamlined and improved portal experience for the user.