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Cognos is a web-based tool for query and reporting that supports information analysis and reporting needs of Banner users. Cognos uses powerful computational tools to extract information from our systems that would otherwise be difficult or impossible to compile. Because it is resource intensive, Cognos reports are carefully searched for data that will fulfill multiple requests. It is used for accessing data and reporting out on data in the Data Warehouse and other systems of record. Cognos provides access to a very large amount of secure data, which must be monitored to prevent accidental release of student or employee private data. Access to reports within Cognos is granted by request.


To request access to Cognos, follow the steps in this video:

Click here to view the step by step PDF guide

Need instuctions on how to use Cognos? Click here for the Cognos 10 Basic Reporting Guide​.