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MotioPI

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MotioPI

1Overview

Cognos can be demanding of time and effort for some common content tasks. We give Cognos professionals like you and your teams visibility into the content within the system so that they can readily answer questions about user access, storage, schedules, and more for free!

When it’s time for making mass updates and changes to content, we help Cognos administrators as well with MotioPI Pro.

MotioPI helps Cognos Adminstrators

2Features

MotioPI Freeware is 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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Recover lost, damaged, or deleted Framework Models

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Recover content from deleted Cognos users

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Query and find all Cognos content that matches specific criteria (such as all reports based off a particular package)

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Monitor and document all of your users’ security settings

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Document property settings for dispatchers, data sources, report services, and installed components

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Validate reports after changes have been made to a model

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Document schedule recipients

Unlock the complete toolbox with MotioPI Pro.

MotioPI freeware is a Cognos Analytics Admin's Best Friend

MotioPI Pro

1Overview

MotioPI Pro gives Cognos administrators even more tools

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:

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If it takes you 2 minutes to change a single report, how long would it take to update 100 reports? With MotioPI Pro, the answer is about 2 minutes—maybe less.

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If an employee left the company, and their folders were wiped clean, how long would it take to fix schedules or reports dependent upon the lost files? With MotioPI Pro, the answer is minutes.

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If Cognos objects are moved to new locations, how long would it take to repair broken shortcut links? MotioPI Pro allows you to automatically update shortcuts whenever you move Cognos objects.

MotioPI Pro saves you time, effort, and frustrations across a world of Cognos administrative tasks.

2Features

Automate Tedious Cognos Analytics Upgrade 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:

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Run the validation check to quickly identify all of your Cognos reports that fail validation and isolate them from the scope of your upgrade.

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Conduct a search for patterns causing reports to fail (such as deprecated embedded JavaScript) in your upgraded environment and then mass replace the corrections in just minutes.

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Update properties on your packages in bulk to save hours of work converting reports from CQM to DQM.

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:

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Run the validation check to quickly identify all of your Cognos reports that fail validation and isolate them from the scope of your upgrade.

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Conduct a search for patterns causing reports to fail (such as deprecated embedded JavaScript) in your upgraded environment and then mass replace the corrections in just minutes.

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Update properties on your packages in bulk to save hours of work converting reports from CQM to DQM.

Simplify Your Workflows in Cognos

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:

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When moving or deleting Cognos Content, automatically update drill throughs, shortcuts, report views, and other referencing objects that would otherwise get broken.

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When bulk editing FM Model multilingual names, descriptions, and tooltips, MotioPI Pro can publish the changes automatically.

simplify your workflow in Cognos Analytics
Time Savers For Cognos Administrators

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:

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Mass update the default action for a set of Cognos Reports.

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Find and Replace for bulk updating Cognos content (e.g. updating reports that depend on a model that’s changed).

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Batch update permissions on Cognos objects.

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Allocate delivery options for groups of Cognos schedules.

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Assign ownership of Cognos content to any user.

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Automatically update footers in multiple Cognos reports (such as “Confidential & Proprietary”).

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Distribute updated parameters to multiple Cognos report views.

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.

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

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:

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Mass update the default action for a set of Cognos Reports.

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Find and Replace for bulk updating Cognos content (e.g. updating reports that depend on a model that’s changed).

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Batch update permissions on Cognos objects.

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Allocate delivery options for groups of Cognos schedules.

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Assign ownership of Cognos content to any user.

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Automatically update footers in multiple Cognos reports (such as “Confidential & Proprietary”).

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Distribute updated parameters to multiple Cognos report views.

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.

Motio PI 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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Bulk change text, images, logos, fonts, security access, schedules, parameters, and more

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Add, remove or update the parameters for hundreds of report views

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Distribute parameters to multiple Cognos report views

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Bulk management for group and role memberships

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Apply standardized headers or footers to many existing reports

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Enable, disable, or delete Cognos schedules for multiple users

Bulk Changes To Cognos Content

3Pricing

MotioPI FREEware

$0

FREE

MotioPI FREEware includes:

  • ZEnhanced search
  • ZValidate report(s)
  • ZReview user access and permissions
  • ZReview schedules
  • ZDetailed storage usage
  • ZRecover content from deleted user(s)
  • ZFind reports associated to a package
  • ZRecover lost or corrupt FM model
  • ZExport to HTML

MotioPI Pro

$2395

Billed Yearly

All the features of MotioPI + :

  • ZFind and replace within Cognos object(s)
  • ZSecurity management
  • ZSchedule management
  • ZSet parameters for report(s)
  • ZSet properties for Cognos object(s)
  • ZRepair broken links and dependencies
  • ZChange owner
  • ZExport to Excel

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