IBM Data and AI Ideas Portal for Clients

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We invite you to shape the future of IBM, including product roadmaps, by submitting ideas that matter to you the most. Here's how it works:

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The IBM team may need your help to refine the ideas so they may ask for more information or feedback. The offering manager team will then decide if they can begin working on your idea. If they can start during the next development cycle, they will put the idea on the priority list. Each team at IBM works on a different schedule, where some ideas can be implemented right away, others may be placed on a different schedule.

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Lets Get Rid of the Big White Blinking Page in Reporting!

User is viewing a Cognos report, and executes a drill through or refresh...Page goes white, animated gif starts spinning forever, while you're looking at a white page...drill through report applications are elegant, except for this behavior! This is the biggest ding against us from competitors, how the usability experience impacts the user...Tableau may spin the same number of spins, but when you drill through or refresh the tableau page, the report image still appears in the background while the spinner spins...only when the report is ready to refresh, does it 'transition' into the display, from the old report, to the new report view. I wish Cognos would work this way... :(

  • Guest
  • Feb 19 2021
  • Submitted
Who would benefit from this IDEA? Everyone except animals...
How should it work?

User executes a report, selects a drill through or refresh, report still remains on the screen! While the execution happens and the spinner is presented in FRONT of the report image...then when execution is complete and presentation service sends the result, a 'transition' should occur, from the old report image to the blinking white screen please!

Idea Priority Urgent
Priority Justification So easy to implement...would change everyone's perception, especially new users that use competitor products.
Client Name The Forman Foundation for New Ideas

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