Migrate seamlessly from Cognos to Power BI

Report migration is a complex, manual process that can be daunting for organizations with large report libraries. Nous has extensive experience in migrating Cognos reports to Power BI and enabling customers to take advantage of Power BI’s self-service features and cost benefits. We have also built a migration tool that automates the report migration process.

NousMigrator™ for Cognos to Power BI

NousMigrator™ for Cognos to Power BI auto-migrates reports from Cognos to Power BI Paginated. It helps reduce risks of human error and the time to market per report. The tool, along with our migration processes, reduces effort by 30-70%. The extent of automation and reduction in effort depends on the complexity of the Cognos reports.

Our process

legacy migration

Our three-step migration process assures the fastest time to market

Event Management

Pre-migration: Rationalize and analyze

  • Perform a rationalization assessment to reduce the number of Cognos reports to be migrated by removing redundant reports and consolidating reports where possible
  • Finalize a list of Cognos reports for migration
  • Analyze existing Cognos environment to study underlying data sources and models

Migration: Categorize and migrate

  • Categorize the reports based on migration complexity into simple, medium, and complex categories
  • Identify if Power BI interactive reports or paginated reports are suitable for the corresponding Cognos reports
  • Assess the extent of automation that can be achieved for report migration
  • Develop Power BI dataflows and datasets
  • Migrate select reports using Nous Migrator™ for Cognos to Power BI
Operational Intelligence

Post-migration: Validation

  • Manually modify the auto-migrated reports to complete the migration and run the reports
  • Validate all migrated reports with source Cognos reports

Get started with a 3-week assessment and proof of concept

Migrate 3 Cognos reports of varying complexity from your report library to Power BI.

At the end of 3 weeks, you will get

  • 3 Cognos reports fully migrated to Power BI paginated
  • High-level migration roadmap for a complete migration

To read more about the POC and its deliverables on Microsoft AppSource Marketplace.

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