Technologies

IBM Cognos Express

Certus is an accredited reseller and provides expert consulting services for IBM Cognos Express to our clients.

IBM Cognos Express is the first and only integrated business intelligence (BI) and planning solution purpose-built to meet the needs of midsize companies.

It delivers the essential reporting, analysis, dashboard, scorecard, planning, budgeting and forecasting capabilities that midsize companies need at a price they can afford.

Everything is included in a pre-configured solution that is easy to install, easy to use and easy to buy. Modules include:

  • Cognos Express Reporter - Self-service reporting and ad hoc query
  • Cognos Express Advisor - Freeform analysis and visualization
  • Cognos Express Xcelerator - Microsoft Excel-based planning and business analysis
  • Cognos Express Planner - for planning, budgeting and forecasting

IBM Cognos Express is built on the powerful TM1 engine that enables:

  • Read/write at "speed of thought" for Planning and Budgeting What-if scenario modelling for Forecasting
  • In-memory multi-dimensional cubes for Analysis and Reporting
  • Centrally managed business hierarchies, rules, calculations
  • Simplified data extraction and transformation
  • Familiar Excel interfaces that leverage Excel functionality and skills

With assistance and advice from Certus, you may purchase the full Cognos Express product with its reporting, analysis, dashboard, scorecard, planning, budgeting and forecasting capabilities, or you may start with the specific module or modules you need today, secure in an easy growth path for the future. This flexible approach gives you the freedom to “think big, but start small” - an effective strategy to match project and business needs with budget and resource constraints.

IBM Cognos Insight

IBM Cognos Insight, released globally in March 2012 and updated significantly in September 2012, is a breakthrough new offering that empowers business users to interact and explore data, build scenario models and share insights without IT assistance.

IBM Cognos Insight can be used individually on your desktop, or can be part of an Cognos Express or Cognos Enterprise deployment. IBM Cognos Insight is a personal analytics solution that empowers users to independently explore, analyse, visualise and share data without relying on IT for assistance. Once enabled, analysts and line-of-business managers can in minutes, create and share custom applications, dashboards and visualisations to help solve individual and workgroup challenges.

IBM Cognos Insight delivers outstanding data interactivity, analysis and visualisation capabilities to individual desktop users offering them a truly multi-dimensional analysis environment with flexibility, assistance and the ability to scale and promote applications if and when necessary.

Cognos Insight runs in-memory and is based on the highly successful IBM Cognos TM1 engine. As a highly sucessful implementation partner for both TM1 and BI Certus are uniquely positioned to use this product within the solution architecture.

Multiple editions of the IBM Cognos Insight product are now available including editions that are included as part of other Cognos licensing.

Learn more about IBM Cognos Insight

IBM Cognos TM1

Certus is an accredited reseller and provides expert consulting services for TM1 to our clients.


IBM Cognos TM1 is enterprise planning software that provides a complete, dynamic environment for developing timely, reliable and personalised forecasts and budgets.

IBM Cognos TM1 integrates business planning, performance measurement, and operational data to enable companies to optimize business effectiveness and customer interactions regardless of geography or structure.

TM1 is ideal for sophisticated Business Modelling and forms the keystone of IBM’s critical Performance Management offering. What makes it unique is the Real-Time, 64-bit, In-Memory, Multi-Dimensional OLAP engine, which provides exceptional performance when accessing large data volumes, or when processing complex models.

As part of the TM1 product release program and with highly regarded consultants we are able to provide both TM1 specific applications and integrated applications incorporating elements from the entire Cognos 10 family of products.

IBM Cognos

IBM Cognos software delivers reporting, planning and the full range of capabilities for business intelligence and performance management. More than 23,000 leading companies and organisations around the world choose IBM Cognos performance management solutions. They use business intelligence software to understand performance and make better decisions. They use financial performance management software to set targets and allocate the resources to achieve them.

Certus provides expert consulting services in Cognos BI. We have deep expertise in Cognos 8, Cognos 10, Cognos Express & TM1.