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The Benefits of Continuous Integration for Business Intelligence

A white paper by Lance Hankins, CTO, Motio

This white paper discusses the best practice of "Continuous Integration" (CI) and how it supports agile BI methodologies.

Benefits of CI for BI:

  • Proactive detection of issues
  • Lower costs to correct issues
  • Improve accuracy and performance
  • Increase BI team efficiency
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Data Sheet


Read about the product features of Agni® software and how it helps you manage TM1 security and quickly retrieve hard to get to information in your TM1 platform.

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Data Sheet


Read about MotioCAP and how it can save you time and money and reduce the risk of building your own custom authentication provider for non-supported and custom security infrastructures.

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Data Sheet


Read about the product features of MotioCI software and how it helps you improve workflow efficiency, manage processes, and maintain accurate and quality Cognos BI assets through version control, automated testing, and release management.

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Improving Cognos Upgrades

A white paper by Edwin van Megesen, VP of Business Development, Motio

This white paper discusses the methodology for managing Cognos upgrades when new versions are released.

You will learn how to use this methodology to:

  • Gain control of the upgrade
  • Lower costs
  • Prepare for the upgrade
  • Assess the impact of the upgrade
  • Utilize automated testing
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MotioCI Reduced Cognos Upgrade Time

Data Sheet


Read about MotioPI and all of the features you can use to save time on many manual tasks in Cognos.

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Data Sheet

Persona IQ

Read about how Persona IQ can help you transition from one Cognos authentication source to another without the risks of traditional namespace migrations.

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Data Sheet


Read about how ReportCard can help you optimize Cognos performance and maintain it through stress testing, and continuous monitoring.

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Data Sheet


Read about Soterre and how its release management and version control features can help you improve efficiency in Cognos TM1.

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Data Sheet


Read about Theia and how to bring together all of your analytics platforms and data under one entry point.

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ReportCard Stress & Load Testing

White Paper

This white paper goes over the benefit of load and stress testing in your Cognos environment. It covers:

  • The necessity of a proactive approach to load and stress testing
  • Which types of load test best determines the capacity of your BI platform
  • Load and stress testing as a repeatable process

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Replay Cognos Analytics Upgrade Session from IBM Think

Motio exhibited and presented in the Data & AI Campus

You get heartburn just thinking about your next Cognos Analytics upgrade, but your end users are demanding access to the slick & shiny new features. Instead of procrastinating that upgrade, see this brief session from the IBM Think conference.

You will learn the method used by IBM's own Lab Services team that dramatically shrinks the effort and time spent on their customer's upgrade projects. And, turns these upgrade projects into repeatable tasks on future Cognos upgrades.

You will also hear from a Cognos customer during the Q&A who reduced their TOTAL testing time to one week in their upgrade from 10.2.2 to Cognos Analytics v. 11!

Watch the Replay

Motio Sponsors Qlik Qonnections 2019

See solutions that will make you more efficient in Qlik

Visit us in Booth 330, May 13 - 15

Are you spending WAY too much time recreating deleted content or content from a previous version of something in Qlik?

Come see us at Qonnections 2019, in Dallas! We can help solve your problems with version control for Qlik- it will give you back the time you are spending recreating content by simply rolling back to a previous version!

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We are very excited to sponsor the next North Texas Cognos User Group meeting on Thursday, August 15th!

We are very excited to sponsor the next North Texas Cognos User Group meeting on Thursday, August 15th and invite you to attend! You will have the opportunity to learn about our product Soterre for TM1's Version Control and Deployment capabilities. You will also have the chance to learn about MotioCI's new Inventory feature, which gives you the ability to:

  • Identify & reduce - you will find out how much duplicate content you have, what's not being used, poorly designed content, etc. so you can get rid of what you don't need

  • Discover the complexity of your reports - by knowing which reports have more parameters, queries, native SQL, etc. you will be able to better plan how and what to test in the upgraded environment

Click the button below to RSVP and save your seat!

RSVP for the User Group

We are looking forward to seeing you there!

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