Difference Between Cognos 7 series and Cognos Reportnet & Cognos 8: Cognos 7 series : 1. It is client- server architecture. 2 . It contains some tools which used to build cube and Reports. Cognos Reportnet : It is Web based environment. There is no need to install client version of the software in each machine. We can access the reportnet server from web browser.(ie ,IE and netscape...) 2. Reportnet contains Report studio -- to create managed report(like impromptu in 7 series). Query studio to create one time report(cognos Query in 7 series). Frame work manager To create metadata models. Cognos connection -- Its a web portal. Its like upfront in Cognos 7 series)Note : There is no component to create cube in this version.You need to use Transformer 7.3 for creating cubes. if any project requires to build reports and cubes. they need purchase both reportnet to create reports and purchase transformer to build cube.Cognos 8: It is Web based environment. There is no need to install client version of the software in each machine. We can access the cognos 8 BI server from web browser.(ie ,IE and netscape...)2 . In this version, they included all the functionality available in cognos 7 series in to single suit. It contains ways to create cube and multidimention view data. And intergrated visxualizer and every thing in to single suit. There is no need to purchase seperate pacake to create cube and create reports.According to my knowledge , this is some basic differences
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