The second general class of Cognos BI functionality, the Management and Integration Components, might be broken down into the following general categories:
- Content Management
- Construction and Support
While there are various component applications and other elements that clearly fill these categories, there is, again, a degree of crossover in many cases. Some components operate within more than one class, and can actually be seen even as applications within the perspective we have examined in the paragraphs above. Keep in mind the classifications I give are, again, somewhat of a “figment of my interpretation;” the intent is simply to provide a basis for organizing the components into meaningful groups.
We will look at each category within the Management and Integration Components class in the following tutorials, and discuss several of the more significant elements that reside within each.