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Business Intelligence System (Cognos Analytics)

On June 25, 2018 Cognos Reporting has been upgraded to Cognos Analytics.

For additional details, including a preview of the home page, links to job aids, and a brief introductory video, please visit Cognos Upgrade 2018.

The Business Intelligence (BI) System, powered by IBM Cognos Business Intelligence, provides Northwestern with accessible and comprehensive reporting and analytics solutions for University schools and business units. It allows users to run pre-existing reports and/or create their own analyses using a supported web browser.

Business Intelligence System Resources

You can request access to SES-BI reports via the CAESAR access request form.

If you need assistance with Cognos Analytics, please contact the IT Support Center: or 847-491-4357 (1-HELP).