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Certus is an accredited reseller and provides expert consulting services for IBM Cognos Express to our clients.

IBM Cognos Express is the first and only integrated business intelligence (BI) and planning solution purpose-built to meet the needs of midsize companies.

It delivers the essential reporting, analysis, dashboard, scorecard, planning, budgeting and forecasting capabilities that midsize companies need at a price they can afford.

Everything is included in a pre-configured solution that is easy to install, easy to use and easy to buy. Modules include:

  • Cognos Express Reporter - Self-service reporting and ad hoc query
  • Cognos Express Advisor - Freeform analysis and visualization
  • Cognos Express Xcelerator - Microsoft Excel-based planning and business analysis
  • Cognos Express Planner - for planning, budgeting and forecasting

IBM Cognos Express is built on the powerful TM1 engine that enables:

  • Read/write at "speed of thought" for Planning and Budgeting What-if scenario modelling for Forecasting
  • In-memory multi-dimensional cubes for Analysis and Reporting
  • Centrally managed business hierarchies, rules, calculations
  • Simplified data extraction and transformation
  • Familiar Excel interfaces that leverage Excel functionality and skills

With assistance and advice from Certus, you may purchase the full Cognos Express product with its reporting, analysis, dashboard, scorecard, planning, budgeting and forecasting capabilities, or you may start with the specific module or modules you need today, secure in an easy growth path for the future. This flexible approach gives you the freedom to “think big, but start small” - an effective strategy to match project and business needs with budget and resource constraints.

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