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IBM Cognos Planning Analyst: Build Models (V10.1)

IBM Cognos Planning Analyst: Build Models (V10.1)

Category: Cognos

Description

IBM Cognos Planning Analyst: Build Models (V10.1) is a five-day, instructor led course that teaches modelers how to design and build models for business planning. Participants will learn the data modeling process and participate in hands-on demos and workshops that illustrate good model design and best practice techniques while learning how to use the product.

Audience

This course is intended for Modelers.

Duration

5 days

Requirements

You should have:

  • Knowledge of your organization's data and structure
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Excel

Curriculum

Introduction to IBM Cognos Planning Analyst

  • Examine the components of the IBM Cognos Planning solutio/li>
  • Discuss libraries, D-Lists, D-Cubes, and D-Links
  • Create libraries
p>Create D-Lists and D-Cubes

  • Manually create D-Lists
  • Import D-List items from external sources
  • Modify D-Lists
  • Build D-Cubes
p>Load Data

  • Determine what can be used as source data
  • Create file maps to assist in loading data
  • Load data from an external source into a D-Cube
  • Load data from one D-Cube to another
p>Enhance D-Lists and D-Cubes

  • Prevent calculations on a D-List item
  • Control user input using a formatted D-List
  • Use Built-in Functions (BiFs) to calculate data
  • Use time averages in a D-List
  • Use weighted averages in a D-List
  • Apply conditional formulas to a D-List
p>Distribute Data

  • Use a D Cube to allocate data
  • Summarize D Cube data with Accumulation D Links
  • Populate a D Cube based on text in the target D Cube using Lookup D Links
p>Create and Distribute an Income Statement

  • Determine the requirements for building and populating an income statement
  • Discuss various methods of depreciatio/li>
  • Calculate depreciation using a Built-in Functio/li>
  • Export income statement data
p>Forecast Data

  • Examine the Forecast Built-in Functio/li>
  • Build a revised rolling forecast
  • Use various methods to forecast data
p>Automate Processes

  • Use D List and D Cube update links to update structure and data
  • Create macros to automate the update process
  • Enhance macros functionality
  • Record a macro to perform repetitive tasks
p>Object Maintenance and Administratio/p>
  • Examine IBM Cognos security
  • Add and maintain libraries
  • Apply security to a library or object
  • Add, remove, and modify objects
  • Create copies of objects and libraries
  • Discuss features that affect performance
p>Use Complex Calculations

  • Move values through periods using the FeedParam Built-in Functio/li>
  • Round values using TRound Built-in Functio/li>
  • Examine Tier calculations
  • Calculate balances based on profiles
p>Examine Advanced Concepts

  • Discuss calculation precedence
  • Restructure D Cubes
  • Transfer data within a D Cube
  • Examine cascading allocations
p>Design for Reporting

  • Explore the tools available for reporting on Planning Analyst data
  • Design a model for reporting purposes
  • Publish objects for external reporting
  • Make published data available for reporting in IBM Cognos
  • Create a report based on Planning Analyst published data
  • Populate a D-Cube using IBM Cognos as a datasource
p>Enhance Functionality Using the IBM Cognos Planning Analyst Add-in for Microsoft Excel

  • Examine the IBM Cognos Planning Analyst Add-in for Microsoft Excel
  • Build views
  • Update views
  • Create and use templates for data entry
  • Format and customize Microsoft Excel spreadsheets
  • Update reports
  • Examine batch printing
p>Illustrate the Model Using IBM Cognos Planning Manager

  • Design reports
  • Create a flowchart
  • Link the flowchart to objects in IBM Cognos Planning Analyst
  • Create tables
p>End-to-End Workshop (Optional)

p>Use IBM Cognos Planning Analyst with IBM Cognos Planning Contributor (Optional)

p>Use IBM Cognos Planning Analyst with IBM Cognos Finance (Optional)

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Q&A

  • Can you customize courses to suit our particular requirements? Yes, of course. We offer training consultancy and we establish the most appropriate solution according to the specific needs and business objectives of your company. Contact us and we’ll find the best training solution for you.
  • Can individuals use your services or they are organized for companies?Yes, we organise open courses which can be accessed by individuals. Whether you are looking for an IT or a Business training, you can find it at Brain Concert. Moreover, you’ll meet people from the same area of work as you and we can create communities of practice, where you can share professional tips and tricks and best practices.
  • What types of trainings are available for my company? We offer a variety of courses: in the IT area, there are Agile & Lean Courses, Software Development Courses, QA Courses, Software Administration Courses and Security Courses. We also offer Business Courses, focused on the development of soft skills. Define your objectives and choose the most appropriate training for you or your company.
  • What should I know before choosing a training? You should know that we offer courses for everyone, but you have to choose according to some criteria. First, define your objectives, then, the level of the participants (basic, advanced). There are courses with some requirements attached because the participants of a training session must form a compact group in terms of their previous knowledge so that they and the trainers are on the same page.
  • What is the minimum number of participants if we want in-house training? The minimum number of participants for an in-house depends on the course type. Please contact us to establish these details.
  • Can you organize virtual training sessions or only face to face trainings? Yes, you can choose an online or offline training session. We use Knolyx, an e-learning platform to make the process of online training delivery as efficient as a face to face training session.