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Upgrade from Cognos BI 8.4 to Analytics (v11)
« on: 19 Sep 2016 10:36:53 am »
Hi All,

Am currently planning to upgrade from Cognos BI version 8.4 (old school) to the new and shiny IBM Cognos Analytics (v11). Am sure everybody will be surprised that am I still using 8.4 but yes that is the truth. Now it has become mandatory for our organisation to keep up with the latest version.

Wondering, is it possible to
. migrate from v8.4 to Analytics directly or
. migrate from 8.4 to v10.x and then to Analytics.

Grateful, if you could share your thoughts and experiences. Thanks

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Re: Upgrade from Cognos BI 8.4 to Analytics (v11)
« Reply #1 on: 27 Sep 2016 03:45:52 am »
Hi All,

Am currently planning to upgrade from Cognos BI version 8.4 (old school) to the new and shiny IBM Cognos Analytics (v11). Am sure everybody will be surprised that am I still using 8.4 but yes that is the truth. Now it has become mandatory for our organisation to keep up with the latest version.

Wondering, is it possible to
. migrate from v8.4 to Analytics directly or
. migrate from 8.4 to v10.x and then to Analytics.

Grateful, if you could share your thoughts and experiences. Thanks

Hi,

You can upgrade from 8.4 to Cognos Analytics directly - no need to go via Cognos 10.

I'd use Lifecycle Manager to help make sure your reports work the same way in both instances.

Cheers!

MF.
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Re: Upgrade from Cognos BI 8.4 to Analytics (v11)
« Reply #2 on: 27 Sep 2016 11:33:25 am »
I'd use Lifecycle Manager to help make sure your reports work the same way in both instances.

Cheers!

MF.

Selfishly, I'd love to know what kind of performance differences you see. I remember testing C10 GA at some large Cognos clients before C10 came out and C10 did not perform better. So much has changed since then of course.

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Re: Upgrade from Cognos BI 8.4 to Analytics (v11)
« Reply #3 on: 21 Oct 2016 05:34:23 am »
Thanks guys for the response. Quite helpful. Much appreciated.
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Re: Upgrade from Cognos BI 8.4 to Analytics (v11)
« Reply #4 on: 21 Oct 2016 05:47:08 am »
Just wondering... is Lifecycle Manager software is part of Cognos Analytics or it needs to be purchased separately? Please share your thoughts. Thanks

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Re: Upgrade from Cognos BI 8.4 to Analytics (v11)
« Reply #5 on: 31 Oct 2016 12:08:42 pm »
Just wondering... is Lifecycle Manager software is part of Cognos Analytics or it needs to be purchased separately? Please share your thoughts. Thanks

It's not a separate purchase :-)
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