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The new IBM Cognos Analytics Mobile app is here!

By Tim Aston posted Thu August 20, 2020 09:15 AM

FEBRUARY 2021 UPDATE: The Android version of the app now available.  Get the details here.
: The mobile app can now be used on-premise in addition to cloud!  Read the announcement here.

We are extremely excited and proud to annouce to first release of our new IBM Cognos Analytics Mobile application for our Cloud Hosted and On-Demand Cloud customers.  This is a new pillar in our mobile support and brings an exciting new way to bring analytics on-the-go to our users.

When designing and building this app, we spoke to over a hundred customers  We heard loud and clear that you have users such as executive that need targetted analytics on their phones.  And this is exactly what we are delivering!

When a user starts the app, the first thing they will see are their pin boards.  Pin boards are a mobile-optimized way to view visualizations on a smart phone, and a whole new concept to Cognos.  Users can quickly thumb through different pins and different boards that contain just the data that's most important to you.  When there's an important change or anomoly in your data, users get targetted push notifications.  And when a user needs to see some data ad-hoc, they can ask the Cognos Assistant, using their voice!

All this is made possible thanks to the integration of leading Cognos technologies such as governance and AI.  Your BI team can curate visualizations into pin boards, and then share those out to different roles and groups in the organization.  They can also define the alerts so that those users get those targetted push notifications.  All this is done leveraging your existing content and data connections.  Since all this can be curated for end-users, those users have virtually zero configuration!

Watch this short video to see an overview of the app

And this video to get a tour of how the app works.

Three Mobile Platforms:

IBM Cognos Analytics for Mobile is the latest piece of our comprehensive mobile strategy, giving you true multi-experience across platforms and roles.  With Cognos, you have mobile tools for all your users.

Every since Cognos Analytics 11.0, we have had full mobile support on the iPad using the Safari web browser.  Just point Safari to your Cognos server URL, and you can leverage the full power of the modern Cognos UIs, such as Reporting, Dashboards, and Data Modules.

We also continue to offer our popular Reports app.  This app will soon be getting a fresh new look and a new name: IBM Cognos Analytics Reports.  You can download this now in the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.

And now we have the new Analytics app to add to our suite of mobile tools, and app that will give your executives and managers the power to make data-driven decisions right in the palm of their hands.  You can download the new app right now from the Apple App Store and use it with our free Cognos Analytics trial!

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Thu August 27, 2020 11:26 AM

Tried out the mobile app using the trial.  Very impressed!  We look forward to it being available for on-premise installations.