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September 2018 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 

Let’s simplify the complexities of financial reporting management.

Are you frustrated by the amount of time spent producing reports such as Board Books, Monthly Management Reports, and Regulatory Reports? These may end up as PowerPoint slides, Excel files, Word or PDF documents – or a combination.

Producing these reports is often a collaborative process involving many data sources. The data sources may be housed in different systems, including Excel, Planning Analytics, consolidation systems, databases, ERP systems, and more. Typically, much time and effort are spent checking/validating data and ensuring consistency between words, graphs and numbers. The process is stressful and slow.

If your organization has encountered any of these challenges, there is an application called CDM (Certent Disclosure Management) that could help make your life easier. CDM can be implemented quickly, while dramatically reducing the time, errors and stress levels related to the collaborative reporting processes. You may even already own this app, without being fully aware of what it can do!


QueBIT is offering a free one-day Reporting Health check to help you diagnose whether CDM or other applications could be right for your organization. This Health check will provide you with valuable information about opportunities to increase efficiency. This offer is available through October 31. Contact us today at 

#AskQueBIT Knowledge Base

QueBIT established the #AskQueBIT knowledge base as the TRUSTED, dynamic, searchable online source of useful information for Analytics products, solutions, best practices, and related information. Learn from the AskQueBIT knowledge base today.

Upcoming Events 

Webinar: Save time! Dynamically build, distribute and send your TM1/ Planning Analytics reports with QueBIT’s New ReportWORQ 4.0 -  Register Today!
Spend 30 minutes with us on on Thursday, October 11th and find a low-cost option that saves you time and puts accurate reports in the hands of users! ReportWORQ 4.0 enhances existing IBM Planning Analytics reports so they are dynamically replicated, personalized, refreshed and emailed to each stakeholder automatically using Planning Analytics Turbo Integrator, Cognos Command Center and more.

Attending IBM Analytics in University Miami, Florida? Register Today!
Be sure to attend the session presented by QueBIT's Dallas Crawford,"Value of SPSS Predictive Modeling and Forecasting Being Integrated with IBM TM1", at 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm on October 3rd.

Webinar: If your data could talk, what would be the story? Register Today!
According to Forbes Insights and KPMG, “84% of CEOs are concerned about the data they’re basing their decisions on.” Join us for a discussion on November 8th on common data misunderstandings and pitfalls and how to avoid them. 

 Missed a recent webinar? Watch it NOW!

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Tips & Tricks


Drill-Through Functionality in Dashboards

The Dashboard tool in Cognos Analytics 11.0.12 now has the capability of drilling-through to reports, enabling integration between dashboards and reports, and thus access to more detailed information from high-level dashboards.

Check out our Blog or Video to learn more.

Customer Spotlight 

Athena Case Study
Deriving Greater Business Value from True Integration between IBM Cognos TM1 and Certent Disclosure Management (CDM)
With CDM, production of board reports became much more automated, quick and error free. The secure workflow feature allows multiple people to collaborate on different parts of a document simultaneously. Get the full story

Software Lifecycle Updates

Cognos TM1 10.2.0 will reach End of Support on 2018-09-30.
Cognos TM1 10.2.2 will reach End of Support on 2019-09-30. 
Cognos Business Intelligence 10.2.x reached End of Support on 2018-04-30

Meet the Experts

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Dan Evans, Vice President, Strategic Services

A common dilemma for most companies today is spending too much time gathering key data, resulting in rushed decisions to meet deadlines.  At QueBIT, we are well aware of this cycle and nearly 20 years of experience implementing solutions has us well positioned to reverse this pattern for our customers. 

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