IBM Cognos Framework Manager
IBM Cognos Framework Manager is the data modeling tool in IBM Cognos. It is not a web-based application but a client application that needs to be installed separately. Framework Manager is available as a 32-bit installation only but can work perfectly fine in a 64 bit environment. Framework Manager generates packages which are based on a framework model and are used to create reports on. A model is a list of namespaces, objects, query subjects, dimensions, filters and calculations. A package is published to the IBM Cognos Connection portal and accessible if you have the correct permissions.