IBM Cognos Command Center

Automation for hybrid environments and heterogeneous applications

IBM® Cognos® Command Center addresses the automation challenges of hybrid computing environments and heterogeneous applications. It reduces complex code and sequences tasks for multiple platforms and applications, regardless of where the application resides. A central automation repository provides security-rich application and data automation source control, lifecycle management (LCM) and an audit trail for exceptional automation compliance.

Cognos Command Center provides self-service automation, allowing business users to view and run automated processes on an ad hoc basis, and more quickly diagnose and address issues that may arise. Through a single interface, users can run and monitor their processes from web-enabled devices and respond to near real-time alerts and viable information without calling on IT to troubleshoot problems. Cognos Command Center is also a key enabler for cloud and helps automate hybrid computing environments that co-exist in virtualized clouds, hosted servers and on-premise computing environments.

Cognos Command Center provides:

Workflow orchestration

  • Sequence sophisticated task flows across hybrid computing environments and in heterogeneous applications
  • Work with in-house scheduling technology including CA AutoSys, BMC Control-M, IBM Tivoli® and UC4

Reduced custom coding

  • Reduce the complexity of custom coding with predefined libraries of functions that extend product capabilities to a variety of applications
  • Ensure cross-platform compatibility and enhance productivity with code-free plug-in functions for a variety of business intelligence (BI) and financial performance management (FPM) applications
  • Give business users greater control with self-service automation and reduce the need for IT intervention

Centralized control and compliance

  • Create a detailed audit history and provide LCM of the automated processes through development, test and production environments
  • Provide safeguarded, auditable source control of automation scripts and tasks with an automation repository
  • Enhance automation visibility with central runbook to see who ran what, where, when and how

Self-service automation

  • Notify business and technical users on the progress of their automated processes
  • View and run processes on an ad hoc or scheduled basis, and diagnose exceptions that arise

Automation for cloud-based applications

  • Enable automation for hybrid computing environments that co-exist in virtualized clouds, hosted servers and on-premise computing environments
  • Run on Amazon Web Services (AWS), Windows Azure and Oracle On Demand, and prepare to support other cloud environments