Install and test IBM Cognos BI

Your license agreement with HCL® must grant you an HCL Cognos® BI license so you can download the HCL Cognos BI installation files. HCL® Cognos BI is a collection of applications, servers, and services that is organized in a multi-tiered architecture.

HCL Cognos BI applications

When you use HCL Cognos BI with the HCL Marketing Software suite, you use the following subset of Cognos BI applications:

  • HCL Cognos BI Server provides storage for reports, folders, queries, metadata models, and the Content Manager.
  • HCL Cognos Connection is a web application that you use to import, configure, and schedule reports. The application also provides access to the following components:
    • Cognos Viewer displays the reports in your HCL Marketing Software applications.
    • Report Studio allows you to customize and create reports.
    • Cognos Administration allows you to configure data sources.
  • HCL Cognos Framework Manager is the metadata modeling tool that you use to configure and customize the Cognos data model that supports the HCL Cognos BI reports for your HCL Marketing Software application.
  • HCL Cognos Configuration is the configuration tool that you use to configure individual Cognos BI components.