The business intelligence and performance management are changing as per the market requirements of the market. This in turn is also causing a flux in stored data and it’s processing, users, applications; a number of other functions are snowballing. These very processes and functions are the reason that an efficient evaluation platform is needed which could validate the processing of all the processes correctly. These needs of management and maintenance, in the initial stage as well as the emerging possibilities, the assessment platform can be used to check them.
In order to prevent problems, the root causes of the problems which persist due to unidentified reasons can be prevented by this kind of audit.
The very objective of the audit is to evaluate the cognos platform that is, if it is configured according to the prevalent customs and practices. The customs and practice which are followed so the best information is given meeting all the conditional details. The audit therefore then will surmount the following aspects:
- Hardware architecture.
- Usage of different cognos components.
- Procedures for maintaining the platform.
- Procedure for transferring the projects from different environment.
- The integration of different components.
- Modeling techniques.