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Locate and Mass Update Fonts in ALL your Cognos Reports, Quickly and Easily

Posted by Sammy Ng on Wed, Aug 08, 2018 @ 01:08 PM


Imagine your organization has decided to update their brand, and you’re tasked with updating the fonts on ALL company-wide reports that aren’t Arial or Helvetica with Arial. But how would you proceed to accomplish this herculean task? The average Cognos customer has between 10,00 and 15,000 reports in their production environment. So you would have to dive into tens of thousands of reports and manually edit each and every one! MotioPI Pro provides a more efficient method for mass updating all your Cognos BI content. Here is a look into how to update your fonts.

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Tags: getting started with MotioCI, IBM Cognos, cognos change management, Cognos Analytics

How To Use MotioCI “PDF Diff” To Accelerate The Cognos Upgrade Process

Posted by Sammy Ng on Wed, Jun 20, 2018 @ 11:00 AM

Locating errors in report outputs can be a difficult and complex task. It’s especially challenging if your Cognos system hosts a sea of reports! MotioCI can journey deep into your Development, Production, and QA environments to fish out error-filled report outputs.

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Tags: Upgrading Cognos, getting started with MotioCI, Automated Cognos Testing, Cognos management

Get Alerts When Your Cognos Performance Starts To Hurt

Posted by Sammy Ng on Mon, Oct 02, 2017 @ 04:57 PM


Motio ReportCard is a fantastic tool for analyzing and optimizing your Cognos performance. ReportCard can assess the reports in your environment, locate issues that cause a decline in performance, and present the results of how much performance can be improved by fixing the identified issue. Another important feature of ReportCard is the ability to continuously monitor your environment. This feature is known as “System Monitoring” and will be the focus of this blog, as we teach you how to set up alerts when performance goes outside of your expectations.

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Tags: ReportCard, Cognos Performance