Motio began its partnership with IBM Cognos in 2003, building products that extended and customized Cognos applications. Motio offer software solutions that focus on enriching your experience and streamlining the management of your analytics platforms.

Motio PI

Cognos Administration Tools

Are you a Cognos professional who needs to access, manage, and/or document high volumes of information, but find it difficult to complete such actions in Cognos in an efficient or timely manner?

MotioPI is a FREE community driven tool which enables Cognos administrators, report authors and power users to perform everyday tasks that are traditionally tedious and time consuming.  Examples include :

  • querying for all Cognos content which matches specified criteria
  • documenting all of your users' security settings
  • validating reports after changes have been made to a model
  • recovering lost/deleted Framework Models
  • documenting schedule recipients

Motio PI Professional

Mass Update Cognos

If you are a Cognos professional who needs to manage large amounts of Cognos content, would like to rapidly perform high volume actions, or needs to ensure uniformity & save time, then MotioPI Professional will vastly boost your productivity. MotioPI Professional is packed with powerful time-saving features.  MotioPI Professional adds onto its free counterpart by providing a variety of ways to manage bulk updates to Cognos, giving you back time and peace of mind against potential mistakes.

Motio CI

Cognos Version Control, Automated Testing, & Release Management

MotioCI™ integrates with Cognos through each stage of the business intelligence life cycle- from the initial development process to testing, to deployment and on-going maintenance.  MotioCI provides higher performance, quality, and manageability of Cognos through its unique blend of capabilities in version control, release management, and automated testing.

Avoiding mistakes is crucial for a properly functioning Cognos environment. But you’re human, and mistakes WILL happen. Without rollback capabilities, you need to come up with some sort of work around to be able to access prior versions of BI assets. This might look like saving each revision of a report in a separate folder, creating backups, etc. These methods, however, can bloat the Cognos environment, are inefficient, and are not a foolproof way to safeguard your BI assets. MotioCI is your protection plan for Cognos. With its version control feature, you can rollback to any previous version of content, protect your work as you develop, and even recover deleted items.

Report Card

Optimise Cognos Performance

You use IBM Cognos to help your business to make decisions. But as you can imagine, the more you use it, the more your BI environment degrades. As you add more users, and more reports are accumulating it's easy to imagine what this does to your BI system. Duplicate reports, reports that are rarely run, and infrastructure problems all lead to a slower, unresponsive environment.

Instead of working with slow, laborious Cognos content, clean it up (and keep it clean) with ReportCard. ReportCard is a software solution that runs tests (both proactively and actively) on your platform and provides information on how to improve performance. The information delivered is measurable, so you can see exactly when something went wrong.

Persona IQ

Seamless Cognos Security Migration

In the Cognos lifespan, you will likely need to transition to a new authentication source. This transition could be caused by a number of factors:

  • Legacy software needs to be replaced (Access Manager)
  • Consolidate authentication of all applications to one directory server
  • Mergers, acquisitions, or divestitures can require the merging or purging of directory servers.

The namespace migration process is not as simple as adding a new namespace with the users, groups, & roles, and then just disconnecting the old namespace. You will end up with a mess in your Cognos environment- broken reports, schedules, anything with a CAMID reference will need to be updated and CAMIDs are EVERYWHERE. Persona IQ provides a seamless transition from one authentication source to another by virtualizing your security principals that are exposed to Cognos.