Cognos is a new web-based reporting tool for Franklin & Marshall College’s professional staff. It is part of Project BOOST, F&M’s Enterprise Resource Planning Project that launched in 2012 to upgrade software systems managing student and academic information, human resources, finances and admission.
Cognos Reporting Tool provides a single reporting solution everyone can use to answer critical business questions as well as providing the ability to generate reports from a list of self-serve report types. All reports can be exported to multiple formats such as Excel, PDF, CSV and HTML.
Drop down the arrow next to the Home Icon select Set this view as Home.
When you have copied a report to My Folders you can run with the Blue arrow to the right. This will allow you to save the report and let it run in the background. It will be available for you after it has run. This allows you to go do something else and come back to cognos later to view your report.
Remember to log out of Cognos when you are finished.