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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...
2 days ago in Cognos Controller (On Prem and On Cloud) 1 Submitted

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...
about 2 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,...
about 2 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...
4 months ago in Cognos Controller (On Prem and On Cloud) 0 Under review

Allow IET to be locked by period

Currently there is no allowance in security to lock IET against changes, including past IET periods. Coupled with no audit log capability to track, there would be no clue as to what was changed. This will affect prior periods if consolidation was ...
about 1 month ago in Cognos Controller (On Prem and On Cloud) 1 Future consideration

Local client being compatible for different product versions

The Controller 11 client that is currently downloaded From Controller Web to a user's machine is only compatible to a single product version. For customers with separate production and development environments this will cause a restriction, say de...
20 days ago in Cognos Controller (On Prem and On Cloud) 0 Future consideration

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....
4 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...
5 months ago in Cognos Controller (On Prem and On Cloud) 0 Under review

QTD data in one form.

Our customers report data in QTD format in quarter three as below (cloumns): 1. 01.07.2023-30.09.2023 - Q3 In the period2. 30.09.2023 Q3 YTD3. 01.07.2022-30.09.2022 - Q3 In the period4. 30.09.2022 Q3 YTD It would be useful to be able to set the co...
about 1 month ago in Cognos Controller (On Prem and On Cloud) 0 Submitted

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