Cognos Analytics Training Information 

Cognos is Western Michigan University's enterprise business intelligence solution. Content, including operational and strategic reporting and dashboards, is published to a Web-based portal, accessible here:

Cognos is down overnight for scheduled database refreshes and is available each day at 7:30 AM.

For best results, remember to enable pop-up exceptions for Cognos.  While most browsers are supported, Chrome (latest release), Internet Explorer (v. 11), Edge (v. 44), and Safari (v. 9 or higher) are recommended.  To use Firefox, you will need the ESR version 68.

To request a Cognos account, please complete the Cognos access request form. The form is located within the Faculty/Staff Home tab of GoWMU at My Work -> All Links -> Data Access Center -> Request Cognos, DegreeWorks or ImageNow Access.

A recent user training session, which included instructions on how to navigate the portal and find and run content, was recorded and can be found in the WMU Mediasite portal

For questions about Cognos, contact Jason Jach or Teri Schrimpf.