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Why Motio?

Why Choose Motio?

Wouldn't you like to have the most accurate and reliable BI implementation possible?

Many organizations are operating without a safety net, exposing themselves to all sorts of risks and unnecessary costs. Are you one of them?

Choose the Right Solution:

An accurate and reliable BI implementation is essential for every organization that relies on information and analytics to make informed business decisions. BI managers who have realized this have put the following strategy in place:

  • Complete insight into the BI environment
  • Full control over processes and change
  • Employ innovative software to lower risk and support a smarter way of working

Complete insight into IBM Cognos

Do you know what's changing in your BI environment today?
When using Cognos out of the box, how can you know who revised which BI object or when someone promoted it -- and to where? What happens when valuable BI content is changed or deleted and you all you want to do is get back to the version that you actually need? You spend the time reproducing that desired version, but can you rely on memory to replicate the exact version you had before? Have you thought about the time and cost associated with this methodology of BI content loss/recovery?

Do you have broken reports?
Often times reports with errors get promoted to production, leaving the end consumer to discover them and file support tickets. That sounds like the perfect way to cultivate unhappy consumers and avoidable support issues! Wouldn't it be nice if report authors could retest their work as they make changes, to avoid promoting broken content to production?

How complex are your reports?
The more complex your reports are, the more prone they are to defects. Do you have the ability to test when these errors occur and then easily undo them? You won't without version control and an automated testing plan in place.

How efficient are your current methods in maintaining SOX compliancy?
Are you absolutely certain that the data is verifiably accurate? How much time is consumed in ensuring?

Full control over processes and change

How do you debug?
If you're reacting to problems, you’re wasting time and money on unnecessary debugging. How do you pinpoint when and where the problem started? Wouldn’t it be more appealing and cost-effective to adopt a proactive approach, like automating test case scenarios that alert you when something is awry?

Are you throwing money down the drain each time you promote BI content?
You are indeed throwing money down the drain if you don’t know who promoted what and when, if you cannot promote what and when you choose, and you cannot validate that the content will actually work in the new environment once promoted. Wouldn't it make sense to stop users from promoting error-prone content to production if you could, thus avoiding all of the time and costs that come with repair?

Innovative software to lower risk and support working smarter

You simply cannot get complete insight and full control over processes and change without having innovative software. Motio's product suite is designed for BI managers with a strong vision about how business analytics can help their organization perform better. They understand that by implementing our products, they gain full insight and control over change, and why Motio enables more accurate and reliable BI implementations.

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