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Cognos Controller (On Prem and On Cloud)

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Increase timeout for Cognos Controller on Cloud & Excel Add-ins

Even when users are actively working on Excel for more than 60 minutes following a report refresh, the Add-ins prompt them to log out and re-login with their IBMid. This occasionally causes Excel to hang, forcing users to end the task via the Task...
5 months ago in Cognos Controller (On Prem and On Cloud) 2 Planned for future release

Make it easier to run Consolidations automatically

Our main User Group (Group Consolidation team) are aware of the ability to create automatic Consolidaitions via menu "Consolidation With Status" and "Schedule job...". But they want to create Consolidations on batch/schedule them in a more automat...
8 days ago in Cognos Controller (On Prem and On Cloud) 0 Submitted

Report layout is not same as layout of the old version

In the current version/setup, we are running the embedded report library, which may cause slight layout differences in some reports. The embedded report library cannot be modified directly and requires an enhancement or idea request. The current v...
24 days ago in Cognos Controller (On Prem and On Cloud) 0 Submitted

'on no match default' functionality (for import specifications) in Controller Web

Customer already use import specs and CSV files to import data into Controller classic. However, they would like to use Controller Web instead. The customer relies on the classic functionality " on no match default " to get their classic impor...
4 months ago in Cognos Controller (On Prem and On Cloud) 1 Planned for future release

Add 'net accounting of intercompany balances' option in standard report

Applicable to IBM Cognos Controller v 11 -> In standard report 'group / reconcile / intercompany balances', there is a default option 'net accounting of intercompany balances'. Such option doesn't exist in the standard report 'company / reconci...
about 1 month ago in Cognos Controller (On Prem and On Cloud) 1 Under review

Lock direct form access for the correction of journals in Controller Web Reconciliation tab

For reconciliation errors ‘Between Accounts’ and ‘Opening Balances’, users are able to correct a journal reconciliation error by opening a form and entering an amount to correct the reconciliation error. This amount, as entered by form, appears in...
7 months ago in Cognos Controller (On Prem and On Cloud) 0 Planned for future release

Journal Update According to Reconciliation of Accounts in Controller Web

Where Controller Classic setting ‘Journal Update According to Reconciliation of Accounts’ is enabled. This setting is ignored by Controller Web. For example, in Controller Web, if a user posts a value in the journal to a movement account, on save,...
7 months ago in Cognos Controller (On Prem and On Cloud) 0 Planned for future release

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...
9 months ago in Cognos Controller (On Prem and On Cloud) 0 Under review

Controller Web – IC Reconciliation reports by dimension

I would like to highlight the importance of having the possibility in Controller Web to run IC reports by certain Extended Dimension. We would like to move to the Web version, but without that functionality it does not make sense. Otherwise, we ne...
30 days ago in Cognos Controller (On Prem and On Cloud) 1 Planned for future release

Conditional automatic journals to post values on different from REPO journal types

When using conditional automatic journals, it is not possible to re-direct postings to a different journal type then REPO, even if puting it on "Journal type" field, on control table. Even if filtering Trial Balance to show only REPO/BASE, automat...
5 months ago in Cognos Controller (On Prem and On Cloud) 8 Needs more information