ReportNet is a zero footprint, browser based
querying and reporting tool which was launched
by Cognos in 2003 and is now part of Cognos
8. There are three main components as follows:
- Framework Manager - the
(full client) metadata management layer, now
the single metadata source for Cognos 8.
- Query Studio – the
basic querying tool. Provides a user-friendly
means to create ad hoc queries and simple
reports and charts by 'dragging and dropping'
columns and calculations into a reporting
area. Users can create their own reports quickly
without recourse to IT or a reporting specialist.
- Report Studio – the
advanced reporting tool. With Report Studio
you can produce sophisticated multi page reports
with complex prompts, filters, conditional
formatting and drill-through to other reports.
We would recommend that users who will be
creating Report Studio reports receive some
formal training, whether from us or Cognos,
however it is very simple for less advanced
users to run even complex reports that have
been created for them by, for instance, answering
a series of cascading prompts. Reports can
also be set up to be automatically distributed
to multiple users at scheduled times in a
variety of languages and formats.