Rocket Software today announced the general availability of Rocket® Discover 1.6, the self-service Business Intelligence (BI) solution that helps organizations gain more value from their existing IBM® Cognos® TM1 investments. Rocket Discover’s native interface to TM1 lets business users easily access TM1 Cubes, leverage the features of the TM1 engine to increase productivity, and collaboratively share dashboards with IBM Connections Communities through a new IBM Connections integration.
"Discover connects to TM1 very quickly and makes creating high quality dashboards from multiple sources extremely easy. Pick a cube, select and pivot, add a calculation, and display it in a visual format that’s easy to understand. Doesn’t get much easier than that," says Ryan Clapp, Technology Manager, QueBIT Consulting LLC.
As a self-service BI solution, Discover enables executives and business users to experience a hands-on approach to BI exploration and visualization. Discover’s intuitive drag-and-drop interface simplifies and speeds data analysis while reducing reliance on IT. Rocket Discover accelerates TM1 usability with enhancements that allow users to:
• Easily create custom TM1 views with “slice-and-dice and store” functionality for reuse and sharing across the team;
• Leverage popular TM1 features such as subsets, attributes, aliases, and picklists for improved ROI;
• Execute TM1 TurboIntegrator (TI) processes from within Discover for a more efficient workflow;
• Test theories, or enrich data with ad hoc calculations.
"It's no longer enough to just have meaningful analytics - it's also about speed,” according to Charlie Brown, Middleware and Collaboration Practice Manager at Mercury Consulting. “It's how fast you can get the analytics you need, understand it, share it, to allow the team to take action, and put business into your social business by infusing your data with meaningful, real-time analytics. Rocket Discover makes all this possible."
IBM Connections users will be able to share data and dashboards and engage in real-time discussions about business issues; creating an integrated, collaborative, BI workflow. Rocket Discover 1.6 includes other enhancements that will benefit all users, regardless of what enterprise planning software is being used. Highlights include scheduled query updates across all visualizations providing up-to-date data for the best decisions and alerts when metrics cross pre-defined thresholds to trigger quick issue resolution.
About Rocket Software
Rocket Software (rocketsoftware.com) is a technology company that helps organizations in the IBM ecosystem build solutions that meet today’s needs while extending the value of their technology investments for the future. Thousands of companies depend on Rocket to solve their most challenging business problems by helping them run their critical infrastructure, business processes, and data, as well as extend those assets to take advantage of cloud, mobile, analytics, and other future innovations. Founded in 1990, Rocket is based in Waltham, Massachusetts with locations in Europe, Asia, and Australia.