Assess the company’s current Cognos landscape to create a checklist of items needed for the upgrade, enabling the client to prep the Cognos environment before proceeding
Global provider of auto finance that offers retail loan and lease programs through auto dealers for customers across the credit spectrum. Also offers commercial lending products, such as retail floorplan, construction and real estate loans—and insurance for car dealerships. Over 25,000 users around the world.
In collaboration with Ironside, the client had recently migrated from a 10+ year old Discoverer system to Cognos 10.2.x. The migration greatly enhanced the client’s reporting capabilities, and they wanted to build on it by offering users an enhanced self-service analytics platform. They decided to upgrade to Cognos Analytics.
The Ironside Business Intelligence team was engaged to help the client make a seamless upgrade to an optimal and scalable analytics platform. There were four steps to the process:
Conduct a Preliminary Assessment
Review Architecture and Recommendations
Make In-place Upgrade to Cognos Analytics
Ensure Successful Outcomes
KEYS TO SUCCESS
Through the Cognos Analytics Upgrade initiative, Ironside’s client succeeded in its mission to:
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