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Business Intelligence System (Cognos)

The Business Intelligence (BI) System (also known as Cognos), provides Northwestern with accessible and comprehensive reporting and analytics solutions for University schools and business units.

The BI System includes three reporting and analysis tools, called BI Studios, which can be used to develop interactive self-service reports and predict outcomes based on historical performance.

BI studios can be utilized individually or in tandem, depending upon the data needs of a specific project.


Analysis Studio

Query Studio

Supported Browsers

System Limitations

For Mac OS X users, Northwestern IT recommends using the Firefox 3 browser. Safari is not a supported browser and does not always render reports as intended. Safari does not function properly with any of the studios.

Access the Business Intelligence System

System users can access the BI System at:

Last Updated: 3 December 2018

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