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Base Samples for IBM Cognos Analytics

By Business Solutions posted Wed September 12, 2018 10:14 AM

  


Are you new to IBM Cognos Analytics 11 and want to see what the product can do for you? The Base Samples are installed with the product and demonstrate its core functionality. To open them, click Team content > Samples and get ready to explore!

All the Base Samples use uploaded files/data modules as their underlying data sources. There is no need to create data source connections or restore databases in order to use the Base Samples.

List of Base Samples


 Dashboards

Sample Name Key Features Description More Information
California website visits Maps with regions, points (normal, heat, cluster), and latitude/longitude This sample dashboard demonstrates client-side mapping to display 2016 website visit data in California for the fictional Sample Outdoors Company website. The dashboard demonstrates maps with regions and points based on Zip Code, maps using latitude/longitude, and maps with clustering.
Coffee marketing Visualize churn data for the Telco industry This sample dashboard demonstrates marketing data from a fictional coffee chain. Source: IBM.
Coffee operations Visualize churn data for the Telco industry This sample dashboard demonstrates operational data from a fictional coffee chain. Source: IBM.
Country comparison Connected and disconnect widgets, multilingual dashboards This multilingual sample Dashboard demonstrates how to use connected and disconnected widgets to compare revenue between two product lines at the same time. It also demonstrates the KPI visualization.
Policy analysis Multiple 11.1 visualizations and drill-through This sample dashboard showcases the updated 11.1 visualizations that are now available in IBM Cognos Analytics in the context of an automobile insurance policy data set. It also includes a drill-through definition to the Customer lifetime value analysis sample report.
Product line dashboard Navigation paths This sample dashboard illustrates navigation paths. It includes data in a data player, a bar visualization, and a tree map visualization. Color palettes, filters, and sorting have been applied appropriately.
Storm events New maps in 11.0.5. Custom polygons and points in mapping in 11.0.11. This sample dashboard showcases the new mapping functionality in the context of storm event data.
Telco churn Launching point for Exploration This sample dashboard tracks a fictional telco company's customer churn based on a variety of factors. The Churn Label column indicates whether or not the customer left within the last month. Other columns include location, monthly charges, services, and customer lifetime value. Source: IBM.
Weather analytics Conditional formatting, Top 10, combining BI data with weather data This sample dashboard combines weather data with data about individual 311 calls from the City of Boston. Business insights resulting from information about the weather conditions at the time of the call can be explored. Source: City of Boston.



 Reports

Sample Name Key Features Description More Information
Corporate website visits Maps with regions, points (normal, heat, cluster), and latitude/longitude (normal, heat, cluster). This sample report showcases client-side mapping functionality in reporting. Maps demonstrate regions, points (normal, heat, and cluster), and latitude/longitude (normal, heat, and cluster). The maps display 2016 website visit data for the fictional Sample Outdoors Company website by Zip Code in California.
Customer churn information by zip code Drill-through This sample report is the drill-through target report for sample dashboard 'Telco churn' and sample story 'Quarterly churn update'.
Customer claim analysis New visualizations in an Active Report This sample Active Report showcases the updated visualizations that are now available in IBM Cognos Analytics. The Active Report shows a breakdown of total claim amount by state and other categories.
Customer lifetime value analysis 11.1 visualizations This sample standard report showcases the 11.1 visualizations that are now available in IBM Cognos Analytics.
Global sales JavaScript This sample report uses a Block, a Custom Control, and JavaScript to hide and show a panel of filters.
GO sales map Drill-through target This sample report is the drill-through target for the report named GO sales performance (see below).
GO sales performance Advanced reporting This sample report demonstrates advanced techniques such as navigation menus, report expressions, swapping measures, KPI images, hover effects, and data formats.
Product line revenue Reports that resize dynamically (mobile devices) This sample report demonstrates how to use the Floating property to dynamically scale a report for multiple mobile device sizes.
Storm events 2015 Map with custom polygons and points This sample report showcases the new custom polygon mapping functionality in the context of storm event data.



 Stories

Sample Name Key Features Description More Information
Animated path scene transition Animated path scene transitions and timeline highlights This sample Story demonstrates the new animated paths feature for scene transitions, and timeline highlights.
Guided journey template Guided journey template This sample story uses the Guided Journey template for laying out its contents.
More valuable customers Scenes, text, visualizations, animations, and background images This sample story about deciding on an advertising strategy for recruiting more valuable customers is intended to showcase the main features of stories.
Quarterly churn update A template for a quarterly presentation This sample story shows quarterly changes of customer churn in a fictional telco company, and which contract and location have the highest churn in order to decide the goals for the next quarter. The churn label column indicates whether or not the customer left within the last quarter. Source: IBM.
 


 Explorations

Sample Name Key Features Description More Information
Coffee exploration Cards: starting points, driver analysis, and compare This sample exploration demonstrates the use of Explore for a fictional coffee chain. Source: IBM.
Telco churn relationships Cards: starting points, driver analysis, and compare This sample exploration tracks a fictional telco company's customer churn based on a variety of factors. The Churn Label column indicates whether the customer left within the last month. Other columns include location, monthly charges, services, and customer lifetime value. Source: IBM.



 Relative Dates

Sample Name Key Features Description More Information
Boston 311 dashboard Relative dates This sample demonstrates relative dates in the context of a dashboard. You will see examples of how to use YTD and MTD measures in summaries, tables, maps, and visualizations. Source: City of Boston.
Boston 311 report Relative dates This sample demonstrates relative dates in the context of a report. You will see examples of how to use YTD and MTD measures in summaries, tables, maps, and visualizations. Source: City of Boston.



 Data


All of the sample data sets can be downloaded here.


If you don't see the Base Samples, your Administrator can import them for you. The deployment file is located here: IBM Cognos Analytics installation directory\deployment\


Library of Past Deployments

If you ever need to restore a Base Samples deployment, you can download the file for a specific release from here and then import it.




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Types of Samples:
Base Samples | Extended Samples | JavaScript | Themes and Extensions | Audit Reporting | OLAP | Package Based Drill-Through | Legacy | 10.2.2 Cognos Mashup Services (CMS) | Notebooks


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