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Cognos Planning Components and Roles


Analyst Business modeling tool

To define Business Models and analyze business performance

Modeler financial specialists

Plan for data collection, modeling and reporting requirements.

Design and build the data model. (1)

Manager To create flowcharts, front ends, tables and graphs Administrator Create and configure the contributor applications using the application creation wizard.


Import the data required by the user. (3)

Publish Data (6)

Contributor For data collection and workflow management

Accessed from Cognos connection.




Using the contributor work flow screen

Planner (manager in the organization who is responsible to submit a budget for a particular area in the business): enter, save and submit data (4)

Reviewers (member in the finance department or the one to whom the planner report)

Review data (5)

Analyst add-in forĀ  excel (bi-directional)

To create reports from analyst data and post data back to analyst.

Contributor add-in for excel To submit data from excel to contributor

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