Business Intelligence

Deliver personalized, focused insights at various levels of decision-making by applying leading-edge thinking and best practices every step of the way. In today’s business world flexibility is key. We can customize your Business Intelligence installation or develop new applications to extend functionality. In addition, our experience in utility, healthcare, and the insurance industries provide the background to custom develop nearly any application that you may need.

SCIGON is your partner in business intelligence and IBM Cognos solutions. We are dedicated to helping your business maximize on its BI investment by providing a holistic approach, looking beyond the ‘how’ to really see and implement the ‘why’. Our services ensure that you have everything you need to successfully deploy and maintain a BI implementation. We provide highly effective training, flexible and experienced consulting, and useful custom application development.


SCIGON’s consultants are the leading experts in the industry, and our experience can help you take your projects to the next level. We can help you evaluate, implement, or maintain the BI solution that will help you better understand your business and the key factors impacting your bottom line. From staff augmentation to full project management, we can provide the right expertise at the right time.


  • Analyze current needs and propose an IBM Cognos BI solution
  • Determine optimal architecture and integrate into current environment
  • Provide Proof of Concept exercise to validate proposed implementation


  • Migrate series 7 implementations to IBM Cognos 8 or Cognos 10 BI
  • Develop new or convert existing reporting environments
  • Performance tuning of database and reports


  • Develop custom ETL process or implement an ETL tool-like transformer
  • Create an enterprise data warehouse using dimensional design techniques


  • Customization of the portal, reports, and prompt pages
  • Extend built-in functionality using the IBM Cognos SDK


  • Ongoing support of an IBM Cognos BI or custom application implementation

Contact us today to learn more about ways SCIGON can help your organization implement or enhance its Business Intelligence systems.

Cognos Training

SCIGON offers world class nationwide custom training services. We believe that we have the best trainers and course material, giving our customers the highest return on training investment. Mixed with our consulting services, we can provide fully customized training curriculum or mentoring services, in addition to classroom training.

Our courses are taught by Senior level certified professionals currently working in the field on large scale IBM Cognos implementations. Our unique teaching methodology will allow you to learn at your own pace within a team oriented, discovery driven, real world environment. You will gain a thorough understanding of the software along with the hands on knowledge of its actual application. When you return to your workplace you will be able to immediately apply your new skills and be productive.

Our trainers use the revolutionary FACET training methodology developed by SCIGON’s Vice President of Business Intelligence, Allen Vaysberg:

Fun Adaptive Collaborative Explorative Training

This approach ensures active participation by all students, interaction in a business-like environment, and promotes long term retention by allowing students to discover the information. This method has been successfully applied all across the United States and the results are phenomenal. Here is what actual students are saying about these training programs:

  • “…An excellent way to learn – forces you to think…” – student/IT trainer
  • “…Nice that there’s no monotonous reading of materials…” – student
  • “…Better and more useful…” – student
  • “…Much better way to do training. Keeps you interested…not boring…” – student
  • “…I like this style better than traditional teaching styles…” – student
  • “…More free thinking & hands on rather than typical lecture…” – student

To date, the FACET methodology has been used to train over 5,000 users on IBM Cognos technologies from Impromptu and Powerplay through IBM Cognos 8 or Cognos BI. From end user to administrator and architect, we have successfully given clients the expertise to succeed. Contact us today to learn more.

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