For your information there's a lot more to ogres than people think. - Shrek
You might say the same thing about m-Fin reports once you've tried the Next button.
If the Next button isn't gray try clicking it instead of the Finish button. This takes you to a second layer of prompting.
Leaders at UCDHSC no longer support the show-one-number concept of the m-Fin SIMPLE SPEEDTYPE QUERY, what we have been calling the SSQ AVAILABLE BALANCE. This amount is meant to be the money available that is not already reserved for other purposes.
To the question "can't you just show me the amount I have available to spend" they essentially answer "no, because we cannot provide a certain answer, particularly for non-general funds".
If you often run the same report for the same set of prompt values, such as a certain list of speedtypes, you can save the values as a preset that Cognos calls a report view.
Here is an example, setting up a report view for m-Fin EXPENDITURE TYPE SUMMARY.
Instead of running the report, go over to the Actions column and click the Create a report view of this report... icon. It looks like a sparkling window