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Theia Helps Companies Manage Multiple BI Platforms

Forrester Research Report

On average, an organization uses between 3-5 different BI platforms. Forrester Research conducted a study around embracing all your tools, and efficient strategies to best use them. Forrester suggests Theia, a product that provides a common access point for searching across and collaborating on multiple platforms. Some of the topics from this study include:

  • How to best cope with multiple enterprise BI platforms in your organization
  • Forrester's "rationalize and integrate" approach to turn multiple BI platforms into an advantage
  • Integrating and leveraging components from multiple business intelligence platforms to create a “BI fabric”
Click here to read the article.

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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Whiskey Tasting & Data Analytics with Data41

Join Motio and our partner, Data41 for data analytics sessions that you will want to raise a toast to at the Whiskey Tasting & Data Analytics Event! You will learn how to gather and utilize your data analytics to generate successful business outcomes. Afterward, you will have the opportunity to network with other professionals, share best practices with each other, and a whiskey tasting will have you exclaiming "Neat!"

Whiskey Tasting & Data Analytics with Data41 will start on September 13, 2018 in Newport Beach, California.

Register for our Whiskey Tasting & Data Analytics with Data41 for deeper insights into your data analytics. This event will present:

  • Qlik: Data Driven Analytics Platform
  • Motio: Integrate Multiple Analytics Platforms with Theia
  • Whiskey Tasting & Gourmet Appetizers + Networking

Whiskey Tasting & Data Analytics with Data41

BCBS IM Symposium

Effectively managing all of your data assets is key for generating successful business outcomes, but how would you even begin the process? Our Motio customer, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arkansas is showcasing how Theia simplifies analytics for end users at the 2018 IM Symposium in Alabama on September 23, 2018!

Stop by Booth 119 to meet the Motio team! We would love to get to know you!

Attend the 2018 IM Symposium to find great opportunities to network with other professionals and to learn about the latest innovations in Information Management. From September 23 - 27, this event will feature a wide range of topics such as:

  • Information Management
  • Business Intelligence
  • Data warehousing
  • And much more!
Register for the Symposium

Chief Data Officer Day

Explore the latest in data solutions and data strategies at Chief Data Officer Day! You won't want to miss out on the ample networking opportunities with data professionals, and the 40+ industry-leading speakers that will showcase the hottest innovations in Big Data.

Motio and our partner, Logicales will be sponsoring this event so please come out and meet us!

Attend Chief Data Officer Day on 25 September 2018 in Madrid to explore various topics such as:
  • Digital Transformation and Innovation
  • Data Visualization
  • Data Analytics
  • and much more!

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BACon 2018

Did you miss Motio at BACon 2018? No problem! Below, we have included our sizzling presentations on how to improve your Cognos upgrade process with MotioCI, and how you can go from data chaos to actionable insights with Theia.

Motio Solutions for Upgrades

Tame Data Chaos with Theia


IBM Analytics University

Attend the IBM Analytics University 2018 to participate in the latest hands-on workshops, in-depth discussions, and product demonstrations! You can explore the hottest innovations from a variety of subjects such as:

  • Driving innovation in your organization by uniting multiple data and analytics technologies.
  • Exploring trending predictive, prescriptive and machine learning tools
  • Automate and accelerate your planning, budgeting, forecasting, financial close, and reporting processes
  • And much more!

Motio will be sponsoring this event, so please come out and meet us!

The IBM Analytics University 2018 will first begin in Stockholm on September 17-20 and will proceed to Miami on October 2-5.

Register for the Stockholm University

Register for the Miami University


Tableau Conference 2018

Dive into over 600 hours of Tableau sessions filled with great educational opportunities organized by track, level, and type at the Tableau Conference 2018 in New Orleans! From October 22 - 25, you can explore valuable sessions such as:

  • Exclusive full-day workshops introducing the latest strategies and features in Tableau
  • Tableau Certifications that you can take to highlight your awesome skills
  • Appointments to meet with an expert one-on-one to resolve any Tableau issues
  • And much more!

If you need a quick breather be sure to stop by one of Tableau's coolest sponsors, Theia! We would love to explore how our solution can help your organization discover actionable insights by integrating Tableau and other BI platforms all into a single entry point.

Register for Tableau Conference 2018

Tableau Conference 2018  

Forrester Data Strategy and Insights

If you're looking to explore the latest and greatest of digital innovation, look no further than the Forrester Data Strategy and Insights 2018! This event will provide deep insights into best practices of deploying, integrating, and leveraging digital technologies for your organization. Forrester Data Strategy and Insights 2018 will start on December 4 - 5, 2018 in Orlando, Florida.

Motio will be sponsoring this event, so please come out and meet us!

Register for Forrester Data Strategy and Insights 2018 to learn how to transform your business into a data-driven enterprise. This event will feature the latest in:

  • Digital Analytics
  • Data and the Cloud
  • Data Technology Management
  • And much more!
Register for the Forrester Data Strategy and Insights 2018


Client Case Studies

Achieving the most accurate and reliable BI implementations with Motio

"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



"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...

"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