Logging into Cognos


  • How do I log in?
  • Accessing Cognos


  • Cognos Reporting


Note: Cognos will ONLY use your USD login and password as of 10/1/2020

Note: Only log into Cognos using a USD computer

Note: If you are already logged in to a site requiring USD credentials, you MAY not be asked to log in

  1. Log into Cognos 11
    1. If you are not already authenticated, a South Dakota Public Universities prompt is shown; type your University email address
  2. Click Next 
  3. Type your USD username and password
  4. Click Sign In 
    1. Sign into Duo (if prompted)
  5. The Cognos Welcome screen is displayed

Please contact the Service Desk if you need further assistance

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Cognos is a business intelligence and performance management software suite. The software is designed to enable business users to extract data, analyze it and assemble reports.