IBM Cognos Planning Contributor

IBM Cognos Planning Contributor


This course will benefit all those involved in business planning using IBM's Cognos Planning Contributor.


Knowledge of IBM Cognos Analyst is necessary for this course. This can be gained by attending our IBM Cognos Planning Analyst course.


2 days. Hands on.

This course is available on site only. Please call for details.

Course Objectives

This course is designed to provide in-depth, hands on training to enable attendees to construct, implement and maintain business planning solutions utilising Cognos Planning Contributor.

At the end of this two day course, delegates will have a practical understanding of how to build and maintain Contributor models using best practice techniques.

Course Content

The role of Contributor in the IBM Cognos Planning system.
Understanding the principles behind the technical architecture.
Data workflow and general design principles.
Model size, performance and template design.

Application Configuration
Introduction to the application wizard.
Web client configuration options.
Console settings and maintenance options.
Introduction to Go To Production process.

E-List, Users and Rights
All about E-Lists.
Managing Users.
Applying Rights.

Controlling Access
Principles of access control.
Setting up Access Tables.
Using saved Selections.

Go to Production Process
The GTP process.
Determining Progress.
Job Management.
Server Configuration.

Workflow, Annotations and Off-Line Working
Understanding workflow states.
Principles of off-line Working.
Using annotations.

Synchronisation, Data Import and Export
Synchronising with Analyst models.
Importing and exporting data from Contributor.
Using the publish process.

Extensions and Links
Contributor grid and admin extensions.
Excel extensions.
Linking models.

Virtual Courses

ALL of our courses can be delivered virtually. And our Bath public schedule of courses are now available as live virtual sessions, using the popular Zoom Virtual Classroom and remote labs. Delegates can test their access at:

On-Site Courses

Can't attend one of our public classes? Booking for multiple people?

All our courses are available on your site! Delivered for your staff, at your premises.

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