- Cognos 8 Business Intelligence is an integrated enterprise solution
- Cognos 8 combines major upgrades from ReportNet, PowerPlay Web Explorer, Metrics Manager, and DecisionStream, and further integrates these components.
- It includes new versions of Report Studio, Query Studio, and Cognos Connection
- PowerPlay Web is replaced by Analysis Studio
- Metrics Manager is replaced by Metric Studio
- DecisionStream is replaced by Data Manager
- Event Studio is added to provide event lifecycle management.
- Open data access
- Dimensional Modeling of Relational Data Sources in Framework Manager
- Support for Data Source by Studio –