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MotioCI Overview

Cognos Version Control, Automated Testing, & Release Management

Get Efficient. Maintain Quality & Accuracy. Control the Processes.

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.

MotioCI for Cognos Upgrades

Get to the latest version of Cognos faster when you use MotioCI in the upgrade process.
Our upgrade methodology includes:
  • Defining your scope to understand the upgrade before you begin
  • Deleting duplicate or unnecessary reports before the upgrade to save time and cut costs
  • Automated testing which continues to run as you repair broken reports

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Version Control for IBM Cognos

MotioCI's version control captures the Who, What, When and Why changes are made in Cognos.

MotioCI - Version Control and Automated Testing for IBM Cognos
  • Version all Cognos Object Types, Anywhere in the Content Store
  • Version Framework Manager Models, Transformer Models, etc.
  • Version All Properties
  • Recover Deleted Content
  • Studio Integration & Exclusive Locking 
  • Integration with Defect Tracking Systems

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Automated Testing for IBM Cognos

MotioCI's automated testing continuously monitors Cognos environments, uncovering issues early in the development cycle before they become critical defects.

  • Regression Testing for Executable Content (reports, active reports, queries, etc.)
  • Regression Testing for Non-executable Cognos Content (folders, dispatchers, data sources)
  • Unlimited Regression Test Scenarios
  • Regression Testing for all Output Formats (HTML, SQL, Excel, etc.)
  • Continuous Verification of Cognos Content

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Regression Testing Diagram

Release Management for IBM Cognos

MotioCI Release Management for Cognos provides a better method for automating & specifying when and what content to deploy to new Cognos environments.

Cognos Deployment
  • Deploy Versioned Content
  • Full Featured Content Labeling
  • Scheduled Deployments
  • Promotion to Multiple Cognos Environments
  • Impact Analysis of Staged Content Deployments
  • Automated Promotion Upon Validation
  • "Undo" Promotion Button

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Traceability & Reporting on all Cognos Changes

MotioCI comes with several features that provide quick snapshots of what's happening in any Cognos environment.

  • Simple, Traceable Promotion for all Object Types
  • Comprehensive Reporting for all Cognos Changes
  • Interactive Timeline of "Who's Changing What" in your Cognos Environments

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Download the Datasheet

US Patent 7,885,929
US Patent 8,140,477
US Patent 8,285,678
US Patent 8,972,349
US Patent 9,292,822
Canadian Patent 2,634,938
Patent Pending

Client Case Studies

Achieving the most accurate and reliable BI implementations with Motio

"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



"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