Business Intelligence

Getting Started with IBM Cognos


Security is to ensure individuals have access only to the data they need to perform their job responsibilities.  IBM Cognos access replicates PeopleSoft Financial, Human Resources and UDSIS access.    IBM Cognos access is assigned by Roles.  Roles are defined as performing similar functions or having similar status.  The University of Delaware has two types of IBM Cognos Roles: USERS or REPORTERS.  USERS can run established reports.  REPORTERS can run as well as create or modify reports.

For specific information on obtaining IBM Cognos Access refer to the following web page:

IBM Cognos Access


IBM Cognos Roles – Verification    

To verify the IBM Cognos Roles assigned to users, please click on one of the links below.

The information will be updated at the beginning of each month.                         

IBM Cognos Roles by Name

IBM Cognos Roles by HR Dept ID

Connecting to IBM Cognos      

IBM Cognos Server is limited to on-campus network stations, and off-campus users (wireless/Wi Fi) accessing through VPN, Virtual Private Network software.

Instructions for Connecting to IBM Cognos

Instructions for Pop-up Blockers and Downloads



Refer to the Data Dictionaries for the source or criteria of derived items in the data marts.

Data Dictionaries