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Shape the future of IBM!

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:

Post your ideas

Post ideas and requests to enhance a product or service. Take a look at ideas others have posted and upvote them if they matter to you,

  1. Post an idea

  2. Upvote ideas that matter most to you

  3. Get feedback from the IBM team to refine your idea

Help IBM prioritize your ideas and requests

The IBM team may need your help to refine the ideas so they may ask for more information or feedback. The product management 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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Some ideas can be implemented at IBM, while others may not fit within the development plans for the product. In either case, the team will let you know as soon as possible. In some cases, we may be able to find alternatives for ideas which cannot be implemented in a reasonable time.

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Allow alt text for brandImage in theme customization.

The Cognos Analytics theme allows administrators to customize the text and images of the welcome page using brandText and brandImage. The brandImage contains the organization name and is very clear for visually acute users. To accommodate the visu...
6 months ago in Cognos Analytics / Administration 0 Future consideration

Ability to hide Team Content for ordinary users

In Cognos 10.2 it was possible to hide the public folder using "consumer_root" in system.xml. In 11.2.1 I have the ability to set the "reports" folder as the custom folder but team content is still visible. setting security is not possible as the ...
6 months ago in Cognos Analytics / Administration 1 Not under consideration

Rest API for security group

Hello, We need an entegration with our security team. We did it before other BI tools with their rest api. But in Cognos we cannot use security group with members. Our security team don't want to use SDK because of our microservice standarts. You ...
11 months ago in Cognos Analytics / Administration 0 Future consideration

Increase the limit to add more than 20 parameters in System level in Cognos Admin console.

Hi Team, We had an activity recently to Un-register and add the dispatchers again in Cognos11 , but we lost all existing parameters after the task. And we decided to add all parameters in System level Instead of Individual dispatchers , but we cou...
12 months ago in Cognos Analytics / Administration 0 Future consideration

REST API for viewing and managing object permissions

Enables users/IT support to find the permissions required to access a folder. Enables automation for configuring object permissions. Deploying permissions as part of a pre-defined Request For Change Verifying/monitoring that permissions are accurate.
6 days ago in Cognos Analytics / Administration 0 Submitted

Support of Temporary AWS credentials for S3 Cloud Storage

In order to retrieve the access key and secret required for configuring report output delivery to Amazon S3 a user with IAM role is required. Internal security is pushing back on issuing a user with that role. Not sure what the alternatives are, b...
20 days ago in Cognos Analytics / Administration 0 Submitted

Limiting the error mail only to report owner incase of SMTP error in report schedule [CNC-SDS-0335, CNC-SDS-0410]

Problem: - The error mail is sent to all recipients added in schedule When there a report schedule failed due to SMTP error (CNC-SDS-0335, CNC-SDS-0410). Example: - I have scheduled an analysis studio report on daily basis at 9:00 AM. So daily I w...
2 months ago in Cognos Analytics / Administration 0 Future consideration

Deliver a warning when importing a deployment with security

When importing a deployment you may not know that the import has security enabled and it will overwrite the existing security. There should be a warning stating this.
4 months ago in Cognos Analytics / Administration 0 Submitted

Use generic "From" emails for specific departments

One department within our organization would like emails for only their reports to come from a different email address than the Cognos default, and they do not want emails sent from one person/developer either.
5 months ago in Cognos Analytics / Administration 0 Future consideration

Automatically renew past/current activities

Renew past/current activities automatically or add a renew button
5 months ago in Cognos Analytics / Administration 0 Future consideration