MotioCI

For the most accurate and reliable Cognos implementation possible.

Easing Your Cognos Projects

MotioCI provides Cognos authors and administrators with new capabilities including: faster upgrades, change management & version control, faster deployments, automated testing, improved cleanup, and analytics asset management.

Remove The Pain From Upgrading Cognos Analytics

Cognos Analytics gets ever better with each release, but without MotioCI, upgrades can consume weeks of preparation and testing. We simplify your Cognos upgrade so you can enjoy the benefits without the anxiety and loss of time. Using our Inventory, Version Control, Automated Testing and Mass Update capabilities, your team can:

Safely Eradicate Cruft From Your Cognos Environment

Your Cognos environment naturally becomes polluted with unwanted or redundant assets over time as users create content. This cruft leads to problems like:
  • Extended Upgrade cycles
  • Bad Business Decisions
  • Time lost on irrelevant assets
  • Slower start up times
  • Confused and Frustrated Users

Relieve The Anxiety Of Cognos Testing

Testing and validation are constant processes in any analytics implementation; when done manually these processes consume large amounts of time and rarely lead to quality results. By automating both, we eliminate expensive, interruptive, and stressful manual error prone cycles from your team, enabling them to focus on producing new analytics to run and grow the business.

Automated BI testing reduces:

  • Errors
  • Cycle and delivery times
  • Cost
  • Bad business decisions
MotioCI now effortlessly integrates with Cognos, on average substantially reducing testing duration from weeks to days. This time-saving feature boosts efficiency and instills confidence in your project’s success.

Eliminate The Hassle From Cognos Deployments

Reduce the time, effort, risk, and number of people involved with your deployments. MotioCI allows you to connect multiple environments and safely promote targeted content between them. Removing the need for server access to move files provides your team with the ability to make one-click deployments.

We make deployments:

  • Traceable
  • Self-service
  •  Flexible
  • Safe and reliable

Demystify Changes In Your Analytics Implementation

Your business never stops, consequently, neither does your analytics. You must have control and auditability for best practices, especially for self-service use cases. Our tools allow you to monitor every aspect of the changes made and maintain a sustainable and healthy environment.

Version Control provides:

  • Change management
  • Recovery
  • Check-in/Check-out
  • Comparison

Don’t Just Git-It

DevOps is more than “Just Git-It”. It’s a set of principles that allow developers to create a repeatable, reliable release process. Avoid the pitfalls of inferior free solutions with MotioCI’s capabilities. With MotioCI, developers have the ability to:

Customer Success Stories

Case Studies

Don’t just take our word for it. Read about our clients and how Motio has helped them improve their analytics platforms and save valuable time and money.

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As the BI space evolves, organizations must take into account the bottom line of amassing analytics assets.
The more assets you have, the greater the cost to your business. There are the hard costs of keeping redundant assets, i.e., cloud or server capacity. Accumulating multiple versions of the same visualization not only takes up space, but BI vendors are moving to capacity pricing. Companies now pay more if you have more dashboards, apps, and reports. Earlier, we spoke about dependencies. Keeping redundant assets increases the number of dependencies and therefore the complexity. This comes with a price tag.
The implications of asset failures differ, and the business’s repercussions can be minimal or drastic.
Different industries have distinct regulatory requirements to meet. The impact may be minimal if a report for an end-of-year close has a mislabeled column that the sales or marketing department uses, On the other hand, if a healthcare or financial report does not meet the needs of a HIPPA or SOX compliance report, the company and its C-level suite may face severe penalties and reputational damage. Another example is a report that is shared externally. During an update of the report specs, the low-level security was incorrectly applied, which caused people to have access to personal information.
The complexity of assets influences their likelihood of encountering issues.
The last thing a business wants is for a report or app to fail at a crucial moment. If you know the report is complex and has a lot of dependencies, then the probability of failure caused by IT changes is high. That means a change request should be taken into account. Dependency graphs become important. If it is a straightforward sales report that tells notes by salesperson by account, any changes made do not have the same impact on the report, even if it fails. BI operations should treat these reports differently during change.
Not all reports and dashboards fail the same; some reports may lag, definitions might change, or data accuracy and relevance could wane. Understanding these variations aids in better risk anticipation.

Marketing uses several reports for its campaigns – standard analytic assets often delivered through marketing tools. Finance has very complex reports converted from Excel to BI tools while incorporating different consolidation rules. The marketing reports have a different failure mode than the financial reports. They, therefore, need to be managed differently.

It’s time for the company’s monthly business review. The marketing department proceeds to report on leads acquired per salesperson. Unfortunately, half the team has left the organization, and the data fails to load accurately. While this is an inconvenience for the marketing group, it isn’t detrimental to the business. However, a failure in financial reporting for a human resource consulting firm with 1000s contractors that contains critical and complex calculations about sickness, fees, hours, etc, has major implications and needs to be managed differently.

Acknowledging that assets transition through distinct phases allows for effective management decisions at each stage. As new visualizations are released, the information leads to broad use and adoption.
Think back to the start of the pandemic. COVID dashboards were quickly put together and released to the business, showing pertinent information: how the virus spreads, demographics affected the business and risks, etc. At the time, it was relevant and served its purpose. As we moved past the pandemic, COVID-specific information became obsolete, and reporting is integrated into regular HR reporting.
Reports and dashboards are crafted to deliver valuable insights for stakeholders. Over time, though, the worth of assets changes.
When a company opens its first store in a certain area, there are many elements it needs to understand – other stores in the area, traffic patterns, pricing of products, what products to sell, etc. Once the store is operational for some time, specifics are not as important, and it can adopt the standard reporting. The tailor-made analytic assets become irrelevant and no longer add value to the store manager.