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Cognos BI, Cognos Analytics, Cognos TM1, and Multi-Platform Product Solutions

At Motio, we don't create analytics software, we make it better. We offer software solutions that enable more accurate and reliable analytics implementations. Our products focus on enriching your experience and streamlining the management of your various analytics platforms, (Cognos Analytics, Qlik, Tableau, TM1 & Planning Analytics, Power BI, etc).

Administration & Control


MotioCI augments IBM Cognos environments with version control, release management, and automated testing. MotioCI™ is the first and only life-cycle management system to truly support governance, risk management and compliance for IBM Cognos.
Cognos Version Control

Version Control

MotioCI's patented version control technology detects modifications to IBM Cognos content or configuration, automatically versions changes, and provides an incredible layer of accountability and control.

Cognos Release Management

Release Management

MotioCI provides a profoundly streamlined workflow for promoting reproducible baselines of BI content between IBM Cognos environments. With just a few clicks, you can promote a fully tested release of BI content from a development environment to a production environment.

Cognos Testing

Automated Cognos Testing

MotioCI supports automated testing of IBM Cognos content. MotioCI test assertions can enforce performance, accuracy and consistency standards across all of your Cognos reports, and quickly signal to the BI team when changes in the BI Ecosystem have affected Cognos BI content.


Cognos Administration Tools


MotioPI empowers IBM Cognos administrators to more efficiently manage their BI environment's components, users, content, schedules, and more.

MotioPI Professional™

Cognos Administration Tools

MotioPI Professional

MotioPI Professional efficiently administers Cognos information that's navigationally difficult to attain and allows management of BI content, settings and policies en-masse.


Cognos TM1 Administration Tools


Agni reduces the effort required to investigate and gather information surrounding Cognos TM1 environments. Agni provides a powerful search engine to easily locate the information you need to manage your TM1 implementation. Agni helps you manage things like documenting & maintaining security, monitoring memory consumption, and more.


Cognos TM1 Version Control

Cognos TM1 Version Control

Soterre gives you the ability to track changes in your TM1 environment and eliminate any manual & error-prone change management efforts you've had in place.
Cognos TM1 Release Management

Cognos TM1 Release Management

Soterre eliminates the slow, complicated way you have to deploy TM1 content out of the box. Soterre provides a streamlined method for your TM1 deployments.

Improve or Optimize Cognos Content


Optimize Cognos Content


ReportCard is a solution for finding and correcting inefficiencies in IBM Cognos environments. Customers leverage ReportCard to improve the maintainability, efficiency and performance of their Cognos content and configuration. ReportCard can detect and correct performance issues, find and consolidate duplicate reports, and help Cognos customers get the most out of their Cognos environments.

Integrate or Extend Your Analytics Platforms


Cognos Custom Security


MotioCAP allows IBM Cognos customers to leverage existing, proprietary security sources for Cognos authentication and authorization. Using the MotioCAP framework, you easily map Cognos authentication to external security sources such as relational databases, web-services, SAML, CAS, ClearTrust, SiteMinder, Tivoli, Peoplesoft, etc.


Information Asset Blending


Theia allows customers to modernize their BI portal with custom branding and intuitive navigation capabilities. Theia accelerates decision making and user adoption by blending local data sets, information assets, and enterprise BI systems (Cognos, Qlik, Tableau, etc.).

Cognos Security Migration

Persona IQ™


Persona IQ

Persona IQ™ seamlessly transitions Cognos between external authentication sources WITHOUT changing CAMIDs. Persona also functions as a drop in replacement for Series 7 Access Manager, or a bridge to LDAP or Active Directory.

Namespace Migration

Cognos Namespace Migration

Namespace Migration

NamespaceMigration is a technology assisted service that enables customers to safely migrate Cognos content, models and configuration from one Authentication Namespace to another (e.g. Series 7 Access Manager --> Active Directory).

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Client Case Studies

Achieving the most accurate and reliable BI implementations with Motio


"MotioCI allows me to test all reports against the outputs of an upgraded environment and know if there are any data differences. This allows us to dramatically shorten the upgrade testing cycle from one to two months to one to two weeks."

—Enterprise Reporting and Analytics...

"Without MotioCI we would be in a situation where we would have to fight fires every day just to make sure things are done according to our requirements."

—Sean Nguyen, Sr. Information Architect, Providence St. Joseph Health

"I know of one instance several weeks ago where a set of reports went missing off the development environment and a ticket was submitted for the BACC support team. We were able to quickly show them how you can just restore the missing reports using MotioCI and their panic was over. It's...

"After we deploy to production, if something was missed in testing, or we have an issue, we can very easily roll back to a previous version using the MotioCI tool."

- Jon Coote, CIRA

"When our Dev content store crashed, we had just implemented MotioCI four months prior. If we had not had MotioCI, we would have been in a really, really bad situation. Right there, it paid for itself. We would have lost months worth of development effort that was only in the Dev environment...

"We could not manage our environment without MotioCI. The release team is no longer the bottleneck. Processes are going smoothly."

—Richard Wylde, Catlin

"Finding a solution which minimized risk and guaranteed that our existing security policies remained intact was very important to us. We were very impressed with the smoothness of the transition."

—Lisa Kelley, HealthPort

"MotioCI is an active insurance policy. It is doing exactly what we wanted it to do."

—Molly Doyle, University of Colorado

"The automated testing provided by MotioCI proved invaluable. With so many reports being created and modified, and the framework model and data sources evolving, it was a huge advantage to have MotioCI proactively pointing out inconsistencies and errors."

—Tim McGuire, Ameripath...

"Our users were wowed by the functionality of MotioADF. The self-service nature of this application has reduced our number of support requests. Even a user with little or no training is able to figure the interface out and immediately become productive."

—Tim McGuire, Ameripath...

"We had one report author delete a series of reports and could not recover them without restoring the entire Cognos Content Store, thus losing all of the work completed since the last backup. We know how valuable version control is and we knew we had to have it."

—Dustin Jordan,...

"By having MotioCI we directly save 500 hours per year on hiring external specialists, so we actually reduce our out-of-pocket costs."

—Rob Bakker, Eneco

"The relationship with Motio is an integral part of our rapidly expanding BICC, enabling holistic change control and proactive issues resolution on our critical reporting portfolio. It has and will continue to increase end user satisfaction and reduce total cost of ownership of our...

"With the complexity of our user interface, it would have taken us twice as long as it did if we had not started with Motio's software. They worked alongside of us to provide the best user interface for the product and the end results are quite impressive."

—Sheila Higgins, Avaya...


"By using MotioCI, we reduced the time to upgrade to Cognos Analytics from 14 months to 3 months!"

— BI Manager, Pharmaceutical Industry