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December 2016 Newsletter

This quarter's QueBIT happenings, delivered straight to your inbox.

Welcome to QueBIT's Quarterly newsletter! The goal of this communication is to highlight events & technical developments, while promoting education & best practices to enhance your Analytics investment. We would love to hear your feedback on our newsletter, and share any ideas you have for topics to be covered in upcoming editions.

Feature Article

Maximizing the Value of Business IntelligenceBI-1.png

Business intelligence (BI) is a technology-driven process for analyzing data and presenting
actionable information to help corporate executives, business managers and other end users make more informed business decisions, cut costs and identify new business opportunities.  In the past it may have been a luxury for companies who could afford it but now that has all changed. BI tools have advanced to a point where anyone can take advantage of them.

Here’s a few ways to maximize the value of your BI:

  • Grant access across the entire organization - Where do you use BI in your organization? Is it a single-department tool, or a company-wide effort?  If only a limited number of departments access the tool in your organization, you are not maximizing its value.  Companies who get the most value out of it make it accessible across the entire organization. 
  • Adopt Self-Service - Long gone are the days of IT dependency and endless development cycles of managed reports.  Today users must have access to self-service tools.  These types of tools let them access data when they need it without IT involvement.
  • Access across all devices - We live in an era of constant connectivity with our mobile devices yet many organizations still limit their BI access to desktop PC’s.  We can no longer predict how or when users will need data access so to maximize the value of BI it must work everywhere, across any device.
  • Make it Proactive - BI is not just about data visualizations, it can be so much more.  For example, imagine if you were to get automated and intelligent alerts when data changes dramatically via text or email messages.  Setting up intelligent alerts transforms BI from a reactive tool to a proactive tool, addressing issues as they happen.

QueBIT can help you maximize your BI investment in these ways and many more.  We work alongside our clients to help educate and guide them through a successful BI implementation process which fits their needs.  Please visit our website to learn more about our services and also get the latest updates on IBM Cognos Analytics.


QueBIT receives IBM’s distinguished 2016 IBM Worldwide Analytics Business Partner of the Year Award during IBM’s World of Watson Conference held at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.

October 24, 2016 – IBM recognizes Business Partners who stand out because of their outstanding growth and performance, marketing activities, solutions, deep technical expertise and commitment to IBM. Read More 


Webinar: Cognos Analytics (Just Released 11.0.5) It’s a Brave New World! IBM released the latest version of Cognos Analytics (Cognos 11.0.5) on November 26th, 2016. This newest version includes some exciting enhancements extending the broad capabilities of the product. 

Join us for a complimentary webinar on Thursday, January 12th to learn about the newest capabilities in the latest release of Cognos Analytics. Register Today! 


 Missed a recent webinar? Watch it NOW!

Webinar – Cognos Analytics (Just Released 11.0.4) It’s a Brave New World Out There!  Learn about the newest capabilities in the latest release of Cognos Analytics. Learn how it can empower your organizational staff to solve individual or workgroup challenges on their own, through a proven solution that can be easily scaled to meet the changing needs of your business.

Webinar: TM1 User Experience-New Enhancements for the Cloud How do you access TM1? Via Excel, the Web, or both? There are several options, including some new cloud-based front-ends that may interest you.

Webinar – Introducing Planning "local" IBM's Newest On-Premise Version of TM1 Planning Analytics Local delivers a compelling self-service model that enables your business to quickly analyze your data and adapt to changes.  

Webinar - Dynamic TM1 Report Generation Distribution using ReportWORQ QueBIT is offering a free 1-hour webinar to show how ReportWORQ can alleviate the tedious efforts of dynamically generating and distributing TM1 reports.

Tips & Tricks

Using Subsets in Excel Based TM1 Reports and Cube Views

Described below are how TM1 users can use Subsets in Excel based TM1 Reports (specifically referenced by DBRW and DBR formulae) and within cube views. This functionality is very useful for the end user and can supersede the need to create numerous alternate hierarchies within dimensions to meet reporting requirements. Learn More

Customer Spotlight 

Safelite AutoGlass, Driving smarter business planning with deep insight and process automation with Analytics


Joining forces with QueBIT, Safelite replaced spreadsheet-based planning with a collaborative approach based on IBM Analytics. Greater local involvement boosts forecast accuracy across the company’s nationwide store network, driving smarter decision-making. Unleashing automation cuts budget cycles by 40 percent, saving 450 person-hours a year. Get the full story

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The one truth in this world is that truth is a matter of perspective. Having studied Government in college, earning MBA, and then spending the majority of my professional life in business lines, I come to the world of Business Intelligence/Analytics from a more macro-oriented, business-functional direction. Thus, I am acutely aware of the importance and validity of every perspective in what might appear to be an otherwise black and white scenario.

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