SpotOn Vantage | Integrate Maps and Visualizations into IBM Cognos

By: Spoton Systems  09-12-2011

All of the out-of-the-box Vantage plug-ins (


, and

) are based on powerful features that enable the following:

  • Outbound Data Services:

    Allows IBM Cognos-defined report data to be accessed externally via industry standard methods (ODBC, OLE DB, JDBC, etc).

  • Inbound Visualization Services: Seamless integration of external visualizations (GIS, charts, etc) in an IBM Cognos report.
  • Interaction Services: Enables report objects (native IBM Cognos and 3rd party) to communicate without rerunning the report (e.g. map gesture filters a chart, drill down alters the view of the visualization, etc.)

If you have a niche application of some kind, you can easily integrate it with your enterprise business intelligence so you have one trusted and secured access point for your business data.

Cost-effective and proven, SpotOn Vantage allows organizations to immediately benefit from these features at a fraction of the expense, time, and risk of a custom coded solution.

No matter whether your goal is 'spatial awareness' in your IBM Cognos Business Intelligence with the integration of interactive maps, to add sizzle using advanced visualization options, or to eliminate stand-alone application information silos. SpotOn Vantage is a trusted solution that will deliver your desired results.

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SpotOn Namespace Migration

Whether you are changing security models or moving from development to test to production, this invaluable tool automates the migration of each user's identity to the new namespace saving your IT staff time and the potential of costly mistakes.


Geospatial BI

SpotOn Vantage Maps delivers out-of-the-box capabilities that allow IBM Cognos report authors to instantly enhance their dashboards and reports with maps from Esri, the recognized leader in enterprise GIS. Key business measures displayed in multiple IBM Cognos tables, charts, and crosstabs can easily be explored and analyzed geographically, with no need for custom development.


SpotOn Vantage Charts

Advanced chart types, like Bullet Charts and Sparklines, when coupled with the sizzling animations provided by Flash-driven client chart rendering, deliver clear understanding of data trends, as well as performance of targets versus actuals. SpotOn Vantage Charts delivers a wide range of advanced charts and visualizations to complement and extend your IBM Cognos Business Intelligence reports.


SpotOn Systems | World's Foremost IBM Cognos SDK Expertise

SpotOn Systems personnel have worked with the IBM Cognos SDK from the time when it was but a gleam in a young developer's eye. We have assisted hundreds of customers who wanted to integrate, extend, and customize their IBM Cognos BI solutions. Your Insurance Policy for your IBM Cognos Custom Development Initiatives. Leading organizations turn to us for.


SpotOn Systems | Demonstration of the SpotOn Vantage Solution

See the clear insight gained by integrating maps from Esri, the world leader in Geographic Information System software, into IBM Cognos Business Intelligence reports and dashboards. This demonstration shows the clear value of eliminating BI to GIS data silos by combining Esri GIS data with IBM Cognos BI data. You will also see how simply SpotOn Vantage Maps provides out-of-the-box integration between IBM Cognos and Esri ArcGIS Server.


SpotOn Systems | Off-the-shelf Products

This award-winning software platform underpins out-of-the-box SpotOn Vantage visualizations, and opens IBM Cognos Business Intelligence to any third-party visualization technology. SpotOn Systems is recognized broadly for world-class IBM Cognos business intelligence and performance management expertise, as well as in-depth IBM Cognos SDK expertise.