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White Paper: The Benefits of Continuous Integration for Business Intelligence

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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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

Download the White Paper

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Agni

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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MotioCAP

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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MotioCI

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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MotioPI

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

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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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ReportCard

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

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Soterre

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

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Theia

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

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Client Case Studies

Achieving the most accurate and reliable BI implementations with Motio

"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 relationshiop 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...

"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...