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Export Dashboard to PPT/Excel

It would be great if we would have the function (export Dashboard to PPT / Excel). We are having a lot of reviews with the Executives and most of time we are combining charts (e.g. some from Ops and some from other Finance team) into 1 deck, so with this function, it would reduce our time spend to screenshot the Dashboard.
  • Guest
  • Dec 28 2018
  • Future consideration
Idea Priority Low
Client Name IBM ISSC
  • Guest commented
    15 Jun, 2020 10:25pm

    This is prob. more of a product strategy decision than a technical one. The lack of this feature in IBM Cognos Analytics is one of the top 3 drivers for PowerBI adoption in my organization.

    In other companies in my industry, IBM Cognos has been heavily used for Finance and Biz Ops with a high level of executive visibility. Because of this visibility, I know that at least one of our larger competitors in this industry has decided to drop investments in IBM Cognos and reinvest in PowerBI. To be honest, the same is under consideration at my organization, too.

  • Guest commented
    10 Mar, 2020 10:40am

    Our clients also request to be able to export from Dashboard to excel

  • Guest commented
    21 Nov, 2019 05:24pm

    I don't see a way to vote against this.  It doesn't make sense to me to use an online, interactive artifact that is used to perform data exploration and gain quick insights due to its fluid nature, then carve one, minuscule view of its static output to a stone tablet to hand to an exec.

    There are things in Cognos that are actually broken and need attention.  Voting up items like this one draw attention away from real problems.

  • Guest commented
    26 Sep, 2019 05:46am

    For us is export to Excel neccessary for future consolidation of outputs from various sources. Another company department use Qlik Sense and they have this required advantage

  • Guest commented
    28 Aug, 2019 10:14am


  • Guest commented
    5 Jun, 2019 04:27pm

    Stephen Young:  You can export the Dashboard to PDF today.  This has been available since CA 11.0.10.  See this technote for details on how to do this:

  • Guest commented
    30 Jan, 2019 10:12am

    We also have a client who requires an export to PDF.  This is probably desirable for many other users, so can this be considered too?

  • Guest commented
    22 Jan, 2019 04:39pm

    PowerBI has this functionality and its so easy to use. Right click and export Summary or Details. In Cognos we need to create a Drill through report and pass all the parameters and then display the report in Excel. Its alot more work in Cognos Analytics. 

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