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Solve Cognos Performance Issues

Your end users expect to get their reports immediately and don't have the patience for a sluggish Cognos system. But when your Cognos environment fails to work as expected, it's a struggle to pinpoint the causes of performance issues.  Because there are many factors that can influence performance, you spend too much time figuring out the cause before even fixing the problem itself. 

We have a proactive approach that helps you quickly find the initial problems and then continues to monitor and stay on top of Cognos performance.

The 3 biggest pain points to solving Cognos performance issues:

  • Identifying the cause of performance problems
  • Determining if you've solved the performance issue
  • Monitoring your system to detect declining performance
Solve Your Cognos Performance Problems By Using Our Methodology

ReportCard software searches for the inefficiencies in your reports, databases, and servers that are causing poor performance. From there, it will recommend changes you can apply to improve these inefficiencies so that performance gets better.   Report Improvement Types


You are provided with metrics to see just how much performance has improved by applying the suggested improvements.   Performance Improvement Metrics

Stress and Load Testing

Our ReportCard software also conducts stress and load testing on your Cognos environment. From a performance perspective, you can simulate more users and user behavior to identify when and where performance begins to degrade.

You can also be notified by email when your Cognos performance begins to suffer. ReportCard actively monitors your Cognos environment to ensure your performance maintains expectations. ReportCard gives you the ability to fix errors before they critically hamper your Cognos environment.

  Report Execution Time Failure  
How To Maintain Your Cognos Performance With Automated Alerts

Our MotioCI software identifies and notifies you if your critical reports fail to run within their expected time-frame. This automated alert will keep you informed so you can act fast to troubleshoot why your reports aren't running as expected.
Report Execution Time Failure

Explore Our Best Strategies For Managing Cognos Performance

Additionally, there are best practices you should incorporate into your routine to keep common performance culprits under control. Managing these performance culprits in Cognos can be time consuming, but MotioPI can help you be more efficient in keeping these in check. MotioPI helps you:

  • Manage your users private storage consumption
  • Analyze and archive unused Cognos outputs
  • Retrieve, reassign and/or archive orphaned account content
  • Identify unused schedules, reports, and deleted objects hanging out in your Content Store
Recover Orpahed Cognos Objects  

Utilizing our software solutions enables you to proactively monitor performance and locate the issues faster and much more efficiently.

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