IBM Cognos Disclosure Management 10.2.1- New and Improved Features

Published 3rd July 2014

Object security

The following object security features have been added:

Object filter by Workflow Access

This feature filters report objects based on the user’s workflow visibility permission. Depending on permissions, a particular user might or might not see certain report objects in the report object tree. This functionality provides an additional layer of security to ensure that users without relevant permissions cannot see or modify the underlying report object content.

Conditional Workflow

This feature enables users to progress to a particular state in a workflow, depending on a workflow rule. If the rule is evaluated as false, which is represented by the numeric digit of 0, the user can move the report object to the next workflow state. Otherwise, the report object stays in its current workflow state.

Resolve variables

This feature enables users to see the resolved values of ##D and ##GD variables quickly, without having to generate a report. For users to see the resolved values of such variables, the report object that contains the variables must be checked in.

Data collection

This feature allows users to write back data to an OLAP source such as Cognos® TM1® or Essbase. With the presence of this feature, all offline schedules and data can be centralized into a repository for quick access and reporting.

Cognos TM1 integration

The following Cognos TM1 integration features have been added:

TM1 Views

This feature enables users to create queries based on existing predefined views within Cognos TM1.

CAM User Authentication

This functionality enables the credentials of users who are logged in to be passed to Cognos TM1 for authentication. The results of queries are retrieved based on the supplied credentials.

Migration from Cognos Financial Statement Reporting, version 6.6.1

This standalone migration utility enables existing customers of Cognos Financial Statement Reporting (FSR) to migrate their existing reports and report object information to Cognos Disclosure Management. For more information about the scope of this utility, see Migrating from IBM Cognos FSR 6 to IBM Cognos Disclosure Management 10.2.1.

Installer

The installer has been enhanced to allow the deployment of the product to an empty database and the existing or new IIS application. The XBRL and EDGAR HTML functionality has been incorporated into the installer to provide a seamless experience. The installer requires a valid license key to install XBRL or EDGAR HTML functionality.

Expiration policies

Expiration policies have been enhanced for data sourcing to provide a seamless experience when users create or modify policies.

Open report object from email notification

This feature enables users to open report objects by clicking a link in an external tool such as an email message. If Cognos Disclosure Management is installed on the user’s computer, the user can open the application and the relevant report object by simply clicking the link.

XBRL

IBM® Cognos® Disclosure Management XBRL is a unified financial governance solution that focuses on improving financial processes and controls, particularly in the final stages before disclosure. It automates the process of eXtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL) tagging for compliance with the Security Exchange Commission mandate as well as other XBRL mandates around the world.

XET

IBM® Cognos® Disclosure Management Extension Taxonomy Editor is a tool for creating and editing XBRL extension taxonomies. It allows users to quickly create, visualize, and validate XBRL data. Users can work with XBRL data as it is being created and easily collaborate with other users in the creation of an XBRL disclosure.

EDGAR HTML

Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval (EDGAR) HTML is a format editor that helps users convert Word and Excel objects to HTML. Due to limitations of HTML, the format of converted HTML files might not exactly match the format of Excel or Word objects. Users can use the EDGAR HTML feature to preview and edit the appearance of their report after conversion to HTML.

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