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IBM Cognos Controller 10.3.1. Released

Posted by Rob Harag on Sun, Dec, 03, 2017 @ 10:35 AM

The latest version of IBM Cognos Controller is now available and features integration with IBM Planning Analytics Workspace. This provide tighter integration and opens up possibilities for better insight, analytics and provides more power to the hands of users.

IBM Planning Analytics is a powerful interface that facilitates reporting, visualization, analytics and planning / forecasting. With a better integration to Controller, it can be further used as a common interface for both the Record-to-Report as well as Report-Analyze-Model-Plan cycles.

A high level overview of the integration capabilities can be viewed at the link below

https://ibm.box.com/s/nscuagvqlfo37m5sn3ckm7hb6lo2y75f)

IBM Cognos Controller is a robust application to support Financial Consolidation and Close. It is a finance-owned solution that is managed and maintained by Finance and offers out-of-the-box consolidation capabilities without need to do any programming or scripting. With its pre-built capabilities to manage the close process including workflow, review and reporting, it is a system that vastly simplifies and streamlines the month end process and provides a robust foundation that improves control and compliance.

IBM Cognos Controller is available with equal functionality for on-premise as well as cloud based deployment. It offers over 260 pre-built and packaged reports to facilitate ease of adoption and maximize ROI.

Some additional capabilities off the Controller 10.3.1. Release include the following:

  • Improved data import in Controller Web
  • More efficient remediation of import errors in real time during the import
  • Drill from data entry forms to the source level detail in the import file
  • A number of other popular customer enhancement requests
  • Limited use license for PA Local & WORKSPACE
  • Support for click to run

Publicly accessible knowledge center site is https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SS9S6B_10.3.1

Topics: IBM Cognos Controller, FInancial Consolidation and Close

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