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With so many solutions available within the Business Analytics field, it can be difficult to determine which one(s) will best meet your corporation’s needs. Newcomp can assist in this process with what we call a “Needs Analysis”. By investing a day or so with you, we will assess at a high level the current challenges, needs, and infrastructure; identify at a high level where the gaps are; and propose at a high level a solution, with recommendations around people, process & technology.

Newcomp has significant experience in the design and development of data warehouses and data marts, ETL and the delivery of reporting, analysis, planning, budgeting & forecasting capabilities to the business users who require actionable insights. We follow proven IBM Cognos Solution Implementation Methodology to deliver custom Business Analytics solutions that address your critical business issues.

Our Implementation team has cross-industry experience and has successfully delivered numerous Dashboarding/Scorecarding, Reporting, Analysis, Budgeting, Planning and Forecasting projects throughout North America. This cross-industry focus has allowed us to learn and create best practices for projects focused on function (HR, Finance, etc.) as well as industry-specific applications (Healthcare, Financial Services, Manufacturing, etc.). Our team will coach users on best practices to ensure success for the project.

Our project teams consist of highly technical developers and consultants with appropriate business experience and professional designations (i.e. CA & CMA).

Periodic health checks for maintenance are critical to protecting your software investment. A healthy Cognos environment provides a solid foundation for complete utilization of the software and enables organizations to be able to perform best practices efficiently.
Newcomp Cognos Health Check services includes a technical specialist:

Assessing the current platform
Evaluating the condition
Proposing the plan of action to get your system up-to-date and healthy.

As Cognos experts for over 16 years, Newcomp has developed and recommended strategic migration plans that minimize downtime and disruption of business operations.

Migrating data can be risky, complicated and extremely pricey; it can delay software availability and negatively impact overall corporate performance. Newcomp provides qualified and experienced professionals who have proven methodologies and tools to minimize those risks and costs.

Successful projects are the result of a well-designed plan delivered by an experienced and capable team.

Our implementation team comprises both technical and business-oriented professionals that help determine the key drivers of individual businesses and create the long-term plan. From Information Management Infrastructure to Business Intelligence/Performance Management business tools – we can provide insight into how IBM technology can help create business value in your organization.
We can also coach executives within your organization to ensure they understand the process and expectations and how they would benefit from successful business analytics projects.

Using a proven methodology, we can transform business requirements and strategy into long-term, successful solutions. The roadmap methodology is a combination of a series of steps, which follow:

Requirements Gathering – Knowledge to ask the right questions to develop a strategic project vision
Design – our plans seek to optimize user experience and ensure ease of administrative maintenance
Implementation – our team works with you from start to finish on each project
Deliver – carefully written operations documents can help facilitate the transition period as well as create awareness and excitement regarding the new solution
Knowledge Transfer – provide coaching to users to ensure that users understand and have mastered the full functionality of the tools that they have acquired
Path Forward – identify how these tools have helped the organization and plan for continued/further success.

As a Premier IBM Business Partner, Newcomp is equipped to manage your annual software subscription and support renewal for you. Maintaining software support is one of the most cost-effective ways to protect your investment. It entitles you to product upgrades, 24×7 telephone support, and a broad knowledge base that the IBM technical experts provide, both on demand and as required. Newcomp has over 15 years of experience working with IBM Business Analytics, and specifically Cognos. We have become experts at the IBM Licensing matrix and can help you review your current license structure to make sure you are in compliance and not over licensed. In the past, this has helped several clients save money. We negotiate with IBM on your behalf to obtain the best price. Newcomp is available to help with your budget planning for support renewals and upgrades with IBM Software.

We will coach you to get the most out of your software investment.