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A Faster, Easier Cognos Upgrade with Motio

    There are many reasons to upgrade to Cognos Analytics 11.1:
  • Augmented intelligence that suggests the best ways to visualize and present information
  • Powerful new self-service capabilities, including easy data upload, smart search, and smart visualizations
  • Advanced pattern detection
And now, IBM and Motio have partnered so that you can accelerate your upgrade to Cognos Analytics 11.1. MotioCI and MotioPI Professional are included “in the Cognos box,” for FREE, when you upgrade! Motio products make Cognos upgrades easier, by saving you time (and ultimately money) in a traditionally time-consuming project. Read what IBM has to say about the partnership!

Read IBM's Blog Post

Get to Cognos Analytics 11.1 Faster

Don't wait to experience the new features and value of Cognos 11.1. A traditionally lengthy upgrade project can be reduced significantly when you use Motio software. Motio keeps you in control and reduces the complexity of your Cognos upgrade from start to finish.

"By using MotioCI, we reduced the time to upgrade to Cognos Analytics from 14 months to 3 months!" - One of the largest pharmaceutical companies worldwide.

Define the Scope of Your Cognos Upgrade

Get a realistic timeframe for what needs to be done, and how long it will take.

Your content store is much larger than you think. It's riddled with reports that shouldn't be moved to the new environment so that your Cognos 11 instance runs clean from the start. This is where MotioCI's Inventory feature comes into play. The Inventory feature can find the below reports, which are candidates for deletion:

    • Invalid reports
    • Duplicate reports and content
    • Content that hasn't been used for a period of time

    Motio gives you the freedom to delete with version control as your safety net! You will be able to recover any content that you discover you need in Cognos 11.1

    Save Time and Money with Motio's Method

    • MotioCI can automate test cases to check for things like output, formatting, performance, and data validity to identify what to upgrade, what needs repairing, and what can be eliminated from the move to Cognos 11.1.
    • These test cases can be rerun automatically as you continue to repair and continuously test until it passes.
    • MotioCI provides you with reporting so that you can monitor and manage the progress of this phase.

    • To ask questions or get in contact with the Motio team, click here to contact us!

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 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...