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Tue 27 Apr, Thu 29 Apr 2021
10:00, ...

Venue: Finance Division, At Participant's Desk

Provided by: Finance Training


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Virtual - Cognos Introduction

Tue 27 Apr, Thu 29 Apr 2021


Cognos is a reporting tool that utilises data from CUFS to provide users with additional reports and options. This introductory course is designed for new reporters - covering everything from running a report successfully as well as a number of useful tips and shortcuts.

Note: This course is mandatory in order to attend either of the following two courses below.

If none of the dates are suitable then there is an on-demand version of the course Completion of this course will count as Cognos attendance for the purpose of acceptance onto the above courses. You should ask your Key Contact to request Cognos access for you, prior to working through the on-demand material

What this introductory course does not do is go through in detail the outputs of each individual report. Report outputs are explained in further detail in the courses above.

Target audience
  • Users of the Grants and/or General Ledger modules in CUFS who would like to access the improved functionality in Cognos
  • Users who wish to attend/booked for either:
GL Part 2: Reporting in the General Ledger
Grants Part 2: Grant reports in Cognos

Your booking will remain 'provisional' until your Cognos access has been granted. Cognos access must be requested via your Departmental Key Contact. A list of Key Contacts can be found here;

Cognos access typically takes 3 working days to fully process, so it is best advised to speak to your Key Contact as soon as possible.


Number of sessions: 2

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Tue 27 Apr   10:00 - 11:30 10:00 - 11:30 Finance Division, At Participant's Desk Christine Rogerson
2 Thu 29 Apr   10:00 - 12:00 10:00 - 12:00 Finance Division, At Participant's Desk Christine Rogerson
  • Log in and run a report
  • Navigate around the screen using the icons
  • Set up various short cuts
  • Schedule reports
  • To give you the confidence to run reports in Cognos
  • To give you the foundational knowledge for our other Cognos-related courses
  • Initial demo webinar
  • Self-guided work through the manual
  • Q&A webinar to review the material and ask any questions

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