Cognos Ad-Hoc Reporting Applications

Cognos Query provides ad hoc reporting within the Cognos BI Suite. You can manage query creation and maintenance easily from the application, and can set up wizard-driven ad hoc query capabilities for consumers that help to support organizational objectives easily and effectively. Cognos Query (“CQ”) allows for easy creation, modification and exploration of queries in the Web environment, the main purposes of which are to enable you to explore specific areas of interest within, and to answer specific questions from, the organization’s data stores. Like PowerPlay and IWR, CQ usually relies upon Upfront as its web-based point of interface for information consumers, although (also like PowerPlay and IWR) you can certainly deploy its output to consumers through other means.

An example of a Cognos Query result set, displayed from Upfront.