MotioPI Pro

Powerful automations and tools created for Cognos administrators & power users

Automation To Empower Your Cognos Team

Cognos can be time-consuming for common content tasks, but with MotioPI Pro, we provide professionals with visibility into system content to easily answer questions about user access, storage, schedules, and more. Additionally, MotioPI Pro helps administrators make mass updates and changes efficiently.

A Cognos Administrator's
Best Friend

Motio was founded on the passion for making Cognos easier to use and more powerful. So, we’ve always had a special drive to make life easier for those charged with keeping things up and running efficiently—Cognos Administrators.

Here’s just a sampling of how MotioPI helps you work more efficiently, including automating tasks that could otherwise be tedious time sinks:

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Transform Your Cognos Workflow

MotioPI Pro gives Cognos Administrators tools and automations to bring even more efficiencies to your work with Cognos. Judge the value for yourself. For example:
MotioPI Pro saves you time, effort, and frustrations across a world of Cognos administrative tasks.

Automate Tedious Cognos Analytics Upgrade Tasks

MotioPI Pro helps take the pain out of upgrades. Reduce the time and effort on your Cognos Analytics upgrade by automating repetitive but essential tasks, such as:

Simplify Your Cognos Tasks

There are many Cognos workflow scenarios requiring unnecessary, extra steps to complete the job. Here is a sampling of Cognos tasks that are automated in several of the feature panels of MotioPI Pro:

Time Savers For Cognos Administrators

With so much to do, time is often a Cognos Admin’s most valuable commodity. Many of MotioPI Pro’s features are designed to save time for Cognos Admins. For example:

All of the above is just glimpse of the ways in which MotioPI Pro helps save time and enhance productivity (and simply make life easier) for Cognos Administrators.

MotioPI Pro also saves you money—especially when outside resources would be required to perform tasks that now can be automated.

Bulk Changes To Cognos Content / Configuration

Making changes to your BI assets in bulk can be painful, error-prone, and time-consuming. MotioPI Pro offers a variety of ways to manage bulk updates to Cognos—including settings, policies, schedules, models, and more—giving you back time and peace of mind against potential mistakes.

The possible uses are vast, but here are some examples:

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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.