Cognos Licensing levels are as follows:
Query Studio - allows you to put together ad-hoc queries to quickly get answers to questions without the overhead of developing a full report
Business Insight - allows you to put together individual reports and charts into a dashboard for analysis and decision making across a wider set of data
Business Insight Advanced - used to build light-weight formatted reports
Report Studio - the advanced reporting writing tool used to build ,more complex reports.
All of these tools are delivered in Cognos' portal called Cognos Connection.
For additional help within Cognos you can access the Resources tab. Within Cognos the Resources tab contains reference documents for all Cognos users, including Report Studio and Query Studio authors. There is a QRC available to Launch the Resources tab.
Cognos is Purdue's primary BI tool and is used to access many of the university's BI environments including Student ODS/EDW, the data marts, and GM AIMS.
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