Cognos Inc. has unveiled an enhanced version of its data visualization tool.
The forthcoming Visualizer 1.5 includes new graphical formats, such as gas gauge-like representations of data and more chart styles, which are intended to make data residing in OLAP (online analytical processing) cubes easier to understand. Furthermore, the tool's interface displays graphical representations of data from several sources. From a particular graphic, users can drill down into more detail on a particular subject. With the new product, data can be cross-referenced from different sources.