Did you know you can use Voice Activated Natural Language to explore your data with the new Cognos Analytics Mobile App? Have you ever needed to grab that vital piece of information just before you go into a meeting or had an idea while out walking the dog?
There’s no mistaking the Mobile App is a great addition to the Cognos Analytics family and the demo in the recent IBM Cognos Analytics UKI Virtual User Group
session caught a lot of people’s attention. Ask Me a Question
As well as the using the voice control features of your iOS device, you can of course access your insights quickly and easily using more conventional touch capabilities.
The simple and easy to use interface is organised into four key areas, we saw how you can:
• Use Boards
to organise related visualizations.
• Share Content
• Get Notifications
for key changes to your KPIs.
• Use the Assistant
to explore your data.
Boards are a new and innovative way to view visualizations on a mobile phone, and Pins are visualizations taken from existing Dashboards.
It’s simple to create a board: just use the Content tab, search for your favourite dashboard, browse the components to find what you need and then Pin for re-use. Collate your chosen pins onto a brand-new board and give it a memorable name. In this example, we are using the Policy Analysis samples available within Cognos Analytics, pinning and saving column charts and sunburst diagrams relating to insurance policies. Being able to select just the items that you are interested in and organising them on your own board gives you the flexibility to find and save exactly what you need, while still drawing on trusted, governed content curated by others.