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"The automated validation and regression testing provided by MotioCI proved invaluable. With so many reports being modified, new reports being created, and the framework model and data sources evolving, it was a huge advantage to have MotioCI continually testing our BI content and proactively pointing out inconsistencies, errors and performance issues."
- Tim McGuire, VP of Enterprise Development, Ameripath, Inc
"We added MotioCI to the picture and it seamlessly attached itself to IBM Cognos. MotioCI is an active insurance policy. It is doing exactly what we wanted it to do. This product is the mirror image of the professional work Motio does in testing and implementing their products."
- Randy MacLeod, Director of Financial Systems, University of Colorado
"The relationship with Motio is an integral part of our rapidly expanding Business Intelligence Competency Center, enabling holistic change control and proactive issue resolution on our critical reporting portfolio. It has and will continue to increase end-user satisfaction and reduce total cost of ownership of our enterprise-wide Cognos BI environment."
- Simon Gratton, Director of Business Transformation at TELUS.
Release Management for Cognos
Deploying Cognos content between environments is typically a cumbersome process. MotioCI’s Release Management features simplify Cognos deployments and provide Cognos users with more command over various aspects of promoting content into new environments, e.g. pick & choose what you want to move to a new environment, specify certain revisions of content to deploy, choose when and how many environments you wish to deploy, eliminate having to move an entire folder’s content, etc.
Deploy Versioned Content
MotioCI enables Cognos users to narrow and select specific Cognos packages, reports, etc. to deploy into a new environment. MotioCI gives Cognos users the freedom to easily deploy individual revisions (including deletions) of a single Cognos artifact or a collection of Cognos content. Cognos users can better synchronize how content is distributed across different environments.
Full Featured Content Labeling
|In MotioCI, a label is used to identify specific revisions of versioned Cognos content into a single group. Labels are useful for deploying a collection of Cognos content to various environments and folders. This labelling feature permits Cognos users to customize exactly what content they choose to deploy.|
|A Cognos user has the flexibility to promote Cognos content immediately, or to schedule a deployment at any time, on any date. This scheduling feature automates deployments at the most convenient times so as not to disrupt end users during peak hours. Additionally, MotioCI integrates with external deployment tools, enabling Cognos users to trigger a promotion through an already established method.|
Promotion to Multiple Cognos Environments
|Promotion Groups is a powerful time-saving feature which permits content deployment to multiple Cognos environments simultaneously. (e.g. deploy from QA into 5 production environments, all at once.)|
Impact Analysis of Staged Content Deployments
|The Impact Analysis feature of MotioCI combines the power of automated testing and promotion capabilities to allow Cognos users to see the impact of a deployment into a new environment be before committing to it. Cognos users can deploy with confidence, as Impact Analysis will uncover any problems in a temporary testing location before causing any failures in a live environment.
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Automated Promotion Upon Validation
|MotioCI also allows for “self-service” Cognos deployments. An additional time-saving feature from MotioCI is the option to automatically deploy Cognos content into a new environment once an Impact Analysis is successful.|
“Undo” Promotion Button
|If a user makes a mistake or changes their mind, there is a single “undo” button to simply reverse a Cognos deployment to go back to its prior state.|