Features such as Active Reports and external data sources have received much attention in IBM Cognos 10 Report Studio, but a number of other enhancements are available to be applied to reports, improving value to the end users of the content. These added functions are embedded inside the properties of many objects that you already use. Your charts can make better impressions and have increased analytic value. Your report design can provide increased emphasis based on improved presentation techniques. Your users will have more choices based on enhanced prompting practices.
In later articles, we'll look at providing practical examples for these IBM Cognos 10 Report Studio features.
Roger Johnson is a learning consultant on IBM Cognos technologies, delivering a wide variety of courses focused on the needs of his learners. His background includes application development and technical education across many industries and technologies. He is coauthor of IBM Cognos 10 Report Studio: Practical Examples. He can be reached by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or through LinkedIn (rogerljohnson). You can find classes taught by Roger and other technical training experts at IBM Business Analytics Training.