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Cognos Controller (On Prem and On Cloud)

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Ignore opening balances on import

Many customers copy opening balances forward then load trial balances which contain opening balances. To avoid overwriting the copied forward OBs a separate form excluding OBs has to be used in the delete tab of the import specification. This dupl...
about 1 month ago in Cognos Controller (On Prem and On Cloud) 0 Under review

ControllerWeb - Reconciliation optimisation

Currently, the limitation concerns only the “IC reconciliation” (see – “Largest Difference Accepted During Reconciliation”) and NOT the reconciliation between Assets and Liabilities… Therefore, could you add a field in order to reconcile with a ma...
20 days ago in Cognos Controller (On Prem and On Cloud) 0 Under review

IF function - Account mappings Controller Web

Cognos Classic includes a feature that maps an account code from an imported to a TB code based on whether it is a Dr or Cr. This is executed through an IF function which directs the balances to the correct Cognos code based on the imported value....
about 2 months ago in Cognos Controller (On Prem and On Cloud) 0 Under review

Exclude certain intercompany rules from reconciliation

In Controller Web, in the Intercompany tab, all intercompany rules are visible by default. However, most customers have IC rules which are only for elimination purpose and are not relevant for the reporters as they shouldn't be reconciled. The sol...
3 months ago in Cognos Controller (On Prem and On Cloud) 0 Under review

Connection between forms in Web

It would be very usefull if on WEB it would be possible to link another form to a postion. This is possible on classic application but not on Web, which is important. For example in form NB12 we have account BAB02 and I want to click on this accou...
25 days ago in Cognos Controller (On Prem and On Cloud) 0 Future consideration

Automatically populate specification of shares in subsidiaries from Investment elimination template

If you have an integrated specification of shares in subsidiaries with an OB/CB logic and adding values on the movement accounts in the investment elimination template you can in Excel in Data Entry view in Classic click on any account in this spe...
3 months ago in Cognos Controller (On Prem and On Cloud) 0 Future consideration

Free forms in Intercompany and reconcile tab in Controller Web

In Controller web , in the reconcile and intercompany tab and in case of a free form, it is not possible to go directly to the form in which you would like to correct the error. One has to open the form from the populate tab. This is slower and wh...
27 days ago in Cognos Controller (On Prem and On Cloud) 1 Future consideration

Standard forms with dimensions in rows in Controller Web

Many customers are using 2-4 free dimensions and have at least one standard form using dimension (expanded) in the row definition. This is not supported in Controller Web where you can have only one dimension in column (and another in filter).
about 1 year ago in Cognos Controller (On Prem and On Cloud) 1 Planned for future release

System Audit Log - Detailed Extract

Quarterly SOX compliance requires detail (Company, Account, Amount) found when clicking "show details" button for each modified form within System Audit Log for a given period. Currently manually opening each entry to verify amendments made by spe...
5 months ago in Cognos Controller (On Prem and On Cloud) 3 Future consideration

Multiple file import on CC Web

A user can currently select and import multiple flatfiles within Controller Classic, thus loading multiple company files in one action. In contrast, Controller Web restricts file import to a single file import. Can Web be updated to accept multipl...
3 months ago in Cognos Controller (On Prem and On Cloud) 1 Future consideration