Who Uses This Software?

All enterprise organizations, from small to medium to large.


Average Ratings

96 Reviews

  • 4 / 5
    Overall

  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 3.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    Not provided by vendor
  • Free Trial
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
    Mobile - iOS Native
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    In Person
  • Support
    24/7 (Live Rep)

Vendor Details

  • IBM
  • www.ibm.com/analytics/us/en/technology/products/cognos-analytics/
  • United States

About IBM Cognos Analytics

IBM Cognos Analytics offers smarter, self-service capabilities so you can quickly and confidently identify and act on insight. The engaging experience empowers business users to create and personalize dashboards and reports on their own - while providing IT with a proven and scalable solution that is available on premises or on the cloud.


IBM Cognos Analytics Features

  • Ad hoc Analysis
  • Ad hoc Query
  • Ad Hoc Reports
  • Benchmarking
  • Budgeting & Forecasting
  • Dashboard
  • Data Analysis
  • Data Visualization
  • Key Performance Indicators
  • OLAP
  • Performance Metrics
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Profitability Analysis
  • Strategic Planning
  • Trend / Problem Indicators

IBM Cognos Analytics Reviews Recently Reviewed!


COGNOS

Nov 10, 2016
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Comments: Cognos makes it easy to design reports that match the look-and-feel required by the client. Report rendering time is also very fast. Browser support can be touchy and Dynamic Cubes are very hardware intensive.Cognos has strong out of the box capabilities with a wide array of add-ons, and good interoperability with other IBM analytics and data suites

Pros: Compatibility mode queries allow for custom ODBC and JDBC connection to made, so even if there is no native compatibility other databases can still be used as a source if needed. Dynamic Cubes are capable of querying against millions of rows in seconds when properly set up with sufficient hardware resources. Standard Reports are snappy, returning data and rendering quickly, as long as the pagination is kept to reasonable quantities.

Cons: Due to Active Reports packaging all of the data in the file and prerendering charts, file size can get quite large (easily several megabytes) and the initial load time can be quite long when opening it. It is best used for basic overviews and other times when some "flash" is needed, but not a large amount of data. Configuring the interoperability with TM1 and SPSS is a little more on the technical side than most other tasks. You could call the development process "Front heavy" meaning most of the development will be modeling. This means that it will take longer to end up with visualized data than other tools.

Recommendations to other buyers: Cognos has a robust set of capabilities out of the box with a wide array of add-ons and interoperability with other IBM analytics and data suites. IBM provides plentiful whitepapers, redbooks, and other information resources for clients and developers, as well as excellent technical support. Combined with a proper balance between ease of use and customization when developing and an affordable licensing model, Cognos was a superb choice.

Cognos Review

Nov 17, 2017
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

2 / 5
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Comments: Overall, if there is a company that wishes to automate it's reports and improve efficiency across their organization, Cognos is a must-have tool. There is a bit of upfront cost involved to get the reports created in Cognos but the efficiency achieved is almost unparalleled.

Pros: Cognos is an incredibly powerful reporting tool offered by IBM and it has a wonderful ability to be customized across different industries and companies. It can transform work efficiency but automating virtually any data that exists in a company's primary accounting and finance system.

Cons: Cognos is not very user-friendly and often times it can take a while for an individual working with Congos to get familiar with the functionality and the power this tool possesses. Furthermore, report writing and query studio functionality require some database knowledge so the true power of the tool is sometimes limited by these factors.

Business Intellegnce Software with Standard Reporting And Self Service BI

Oct 16, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Cognos Analytics is a flexible software for Standard Business Intelligence Reporting as well as for Self Service Data Visualization capability. You have the option to connect to a variety of the Data Sources as well as Multi-Dimensional Cubes. The new invention of Cognos Analytics software provides a greater flexibility for enterprise deployments and upgrades. It has the new feature of NLP (natural language processing) for predictive analytics by IBM Watson.

Cons: Too many modelling tools (Cognos FrameWork Manager, Dynamic Cube Designer, Cognos Transformer) for modelling the content. Too many studios (Report Studio, Query Studio, Analysis Studio and Event Studio) for report development. Maintainence and cost is huge

Overall: Overall it is a great product to use

The best software for business forecasts with functionalities for creating scenarios and sandboxes for each user.

Jun 10, 2017
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Comments: TM1 allows you to build business models that display online results available to all authorized users of the organization.

Pros: IBM Cognos TM1 facilitates the creation of business models with the participation and contribution of users throughout the organization regardless of their physical location. TM1 is a enterprise-level platform that allows an integral, flexible, rigorous and perfect control over the users that contribute with the creation of the budget. It allows building multidimensional models that incorporate the business rules that govern the financial processes of the company.

Cons: IBM Cognos TM1 needs to train personnel to administer the platform. The construction of the models requires specialized IT staff. The cost of the licenses is for medium and large companies.

IBM Cognos Review

Feb 23, 2017
4/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Comments: My company has been using IBM Cognos for the past 4 years. When we purchased IBM Cognos it was the best fit for our situation. It has been a valued piece of software in our business. It has given us the ability to tie data from multiple data sources. It has given the ability for our departments to run reports that we haven't been able to in the past.

Pros: The software is very intuitive. If you have knowledge of SQL, it is a very easy software to pick up. The Help portion of the Cognos interface is very helpful also.

Cons: Customer Support for this product isn't the best. We have been on Cognos 10.1.1 for a while and when it came up for licensing renewal, we were charged for a newer version of Data Manger. When we inquired about this through our support contract we were going to be charged for the new software.

Great capabilities, but really difficult to use practically.

Mar 17, 2018
4/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

1 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Cognos Analytics has really great capabilities. There is so much that you can do with the framework if you know what you're doing. Good security features. Good for enterprise level reporting.

Cons: If you're hoping this will replace a dedicated reporting team or IT team, it will not. The ease of use depends on several factors and be SURE that you have an experienced team built the framework. No support whatsoever from Cognos themselves for end users, and they take a long time to get back to us on issues. The new visualizations can be clunky, especially maps. They are unusable for detailed maps. Scheduling features slow down the system considerably.

This report writer is linked to our accounting software.

Mar 28, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: You can write your own reports and pull out the data you need from our accounting software. You have the ability to create advanced reports and format in multiple ways.

Cons: Sometimes the fields that are in Cognos do not match exactly or have different names from the actual software so it is a guess at what field you are pulling. The report studio portion is advanced report writing and in order to create these reports it is recommended to have additional training in order to make reports be beneficial for your company.

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Powerful, Reliable, Expensive

Nov 28, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

2 / 5
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Pros: It's been a long on the market.

It's offered by IBM

It has a great integration with many databases

Cons: New version (CA 11) has some inconvenient UI changes (new side panel which does not allow to easily navigate and see all properties)

Many things need to be done manually instead of integrating as best practices (security, deployments, testing, version control, etc.)

New studios are not that intuitive / transparent

Overall: I've been working with IBM Cognos since version 8.4

I like this product and see how IBM is improving it.

Cognos pulls meaning out of any data

Aug 31, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: It is straight-forward and feature-rich. We have combined dozens and dozens of queries into a single report without any issue before, so it has that advantage over most of the alternative solutions.

Cons: The version of Cognos we are running currently makes it difficult to pinpoint the bottle-neck of certain reports.

Overall: It gives big data meaning and helps us answer business question so we can make smart decisions and provide relevant and cleanly formatted data to our customers.

I feel Cognos is the best BI Product that I have come across.

Feb 26, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
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Pros: Very structured, Reporting features are very good and we can make use of various functions, Event studio tool is the most powerful.

Cons: I wish if natural language feature is added to Cognos. When it comes to the calculated fields we need to write functions in Cognos, but if IBM Cognos can make built in functions like Microsoft power BI then that would be awesome. High pricing is another factor.

Overall: Data Analytics, Dashboards, Complex KPI reports, Event studio objects

Powerful tool for the good analysis of your data. can get quick information for quick decisions

Jun 08, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: Cognos is a very effective BI tool. you can create customized reports without having a very technical background ... It can be easily integrated with several data sources in a simple and consistent way and I find the interface to extract data on demand or send scheduled reports (Report Planner) excellent. good user experience with the drag and drop. . . versatility of the Live API to postgres, sql server and oracle databases. We use Cognos to deliver operational reports to all production units and great and very well presented reports and productivity indicators to senior managers

Cons: It is a very powerful tool but not as easy to understand quickly as other tools on the market for the same price .. The learning curve is broad. The initial configuration is not easy, the dashboard function does not have many options. Installation can also be a complicated issue and may require vendor support

A self-service analytics platform that is able to fulfill almost all BI needs

Jan 07, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Handles all BI products very well, including but not limited to self-served reporting structure, reports, cubes, dashboards, and scorecards. Project deployment and duplication are easy and quick.

Cons: User administration could be very time-consuming and we use a third-party tool (which is not free of charge). Product upgrade is not simple enough and has to be planned and conducted with extra caution.

Good Tool for Data Reporting

Feb 14, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: IBM Cognos Analytics is a great tool for data reporting. It is easy to use and easy to see data relationships. It has a lot of reporting options and the folder structure is nice.

Cons: It can be kind of hard to learn and there are not a ton of helpful resources online.

Overall: IBM Cognos Analytics is a great enterprise tool for data reporting. There are a lot of report options and it is easy to collaborate and share reports with colleagues.

Great Reporting tool for your datawarehousing need

Jul 03, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Cognos tool suite is perfect for your enterprise needs, with different tool available for different user level. The tool can handle all the reporting needs (charts, table, list, crosstab). With the addition of active reports and Cognos mobile it makes a complete solution

Cons: Enhancement of geographical reporting, current available option for Maps are very limited and should be extended.

Love it!

Apr 15, 2019
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: I love cognos. I can run any report, any time... past/present/future. So many options. Love the ability to create shortcuts to the reports I use on a daily basis as well. Quick & easy to use.

Cons: The only thing I don't like is the reports don't always give a good description before running them.

I recommended this SW of BI to a company that had several departments to connect and collab together

Apr 05, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: It is a very complete software already from the basic version (it already offers the map graph). it allows real-time monitoring useful also for predictive analysis. It allows you to work anywhere even offline, producing interactive reports being able to consult them even without connection. It's easy to use even without having followed a specific training program. Charts that can be customized at the the maximum level (so complete from this point of view).

Cons: Not captivating and innovative graphics with the times (it seems like an office pack years 2000). when the graphics are very complex they are difficult to display on web pages, they do not always fit. there isn't a feature where you can search where a particular data field is located/stored. The scheduler it's not easy to use and automating the sending of static reports to users is not easy

Overall: uses multidimensional and relational data source transforming data into metadata, Cognos is a complete platform for data experts

Cognos is a very easy to use application for most areas of the business's finances

Jun 07, 2017
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Easy to use, easily connects to many ERP softwares.

Houses budgeting and planning, financial reporting and dashboarding and metrics all in one suite.

Cons: Requires in-house administration, is not an out of the box software and requires monthly maintenance on the reports and the planning applications.

Relatively bland, but very effective for gathering data, especially when away from the office.

Feb 06, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
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Comments: It's a really nice tool for storing and accessing files on the cloud. It is simple to use, and it allows the user to edit at a very basic level. Overall, I am happy with the tool, and it is very helpful when staging data for a report or dashboard.

Pros: The interface is very easy to use, reports can be built by simply dragging and dropping, and filtering can be done at a very granular level directly from a data source.

Cons: It's really bland. The GUI (if you can even call it one) looks like an old site map or archive. Also, it does not run particularly fast, and processing power will not speed up a poor internet connection.

Cognos review

Oct 12, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

1 / 5
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Pros: Its all of my majority. Planners are always analyzed in daily productions. Good design, dashboard, pivot tables. That's all i need analyse data and prepare to reports

Overall: helpfully to seeing analytics. I am engineering in mining operation company in Mongolian

IBM Cognos 11 Analytics, the easy and reliable BI Tool

Jan 15, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Reliability, easy of use, complete set of functions, integration with other web tools, security and maintenance

Cons: The price is not for small companies, the implementation of the whole functions always requires an expert

Cognos is it!

Jun 13, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Cognos has such great data available and we use it through our HRIS - it has changed the way we report out on data

Cons: The only hard thing is getting used to the reporting, but once you learn then it is smooth sailing!!

Where Self-serve BI is being enabled and controlled

Feb 07, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
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Comments: IBM Cognos Analytics is a BI tool that can be used to bring a new methodology and look to traditional BI products. It is a stand-alone system that enables self-served BI.

Pros: IBM Cognos Analytics provides drag-and-drop dashboard creator, and deals well with multidimensional and relational data sources. It facilitates the implementation of a logically reasonable BI solution and is very powerful in controlling different aspects of BI.

Cons: For users who are used to Excel, they might find it difficult to use this tool at the very beginning. The installation and upgrade usually is a pain. Its embedded administrative tools are limited as well.

Cognos is sophisticated BI application for large enterprises

Dec 02, 2015
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Cognos is one of 2 major Business Intelligence tools on the market. If it is implemented correctly, it could provide complete web-based business solution based on the data analysis. It is a platform which allowing to deliver mission critical analytics to the business including but not limited to Enterprise reporting, Planning & Forecast, OLAP cubes technology, etc.

Pros: - The application designed to enable business users with limited technical knowledge to extract data, analyze it and make business decision based on the analysis; - It could be used within relational or multidimensional data sources; - It is included a mobile version allowing users to access a complete version of Cognos from mobile devices;

Cons: - very sensitive in implementation; - requiring significant resources in order to maintain and support; - too expensive for mid-size companies;

Good product for BI Tools.

May 11, 2017
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
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Pros: I like the ability to create reports its has many functions ( Explore, Analysis, Report Studio, Event Studio).

Cons: I dislikes its. Because of so hard of setting page or design report page when it set wide and height.

Cognos - A good Enterprise Reporting Tool

Dec 11, 2016
3/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
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Pros: Easily integrating with most of the ERPs, very good for customizing reports, very detailed reporting

Cons: Tough to learn & not many resources available, you will get the value of the money invested in it only if you are able to get the most out of it

Overall: I used Cognos as an analytical tool by linking our ERP (Microsoft Dynamic NAV) to it. All the financial data would be mapped & a lot of customized reports were taken out like Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA). The user interface is pretty good. The CUBEs are little confusing but once you get the grip they work very well. The ability to drill down the reports to very basic level is a plus point

A little tough to learn & customize. It's a little slow when dealing with a medium amount of data.

Recommendations to other buyers: Go for it only if your organisation is huge & you need an additional reporting tool apart from your ERP

I am a BI developer

Mar 02, 2015
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3.5 / 5
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Pros: I like its functionality and different features. I also like the ease of use.

Cons: Cognos's support sometimes is not as it should be. The support should be quick and accurate, and Cognos should have more error details to track down the solution. The majority of time, the error doesn't provide meaningful info, so it is always difficulty to track down the solution.

Recommendations to other buyers: We should have more and more functionality into this BI platform to make this Cognos BI a powerful tool. It should be capable of all analysis aspects to strengthen your business and its performance.

Excellent data source

Nov 13, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
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Pros: It has a lot of reports included and providing the information needed

Cons: Some reports were not easy to run and I have to go to the home page to run a different report

Overall: Excellent, I really like the reports included and the accuracy of the data

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Used to be good, showing age

Feb 13, 2019
2/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

2 / 5
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Pros: The latest versions have improved the report writer experience by consolidating a few of the modules. Generally robust at connecting to single data sources.

Cons: Steep learning curve for writing reports and setting up Framework Manager packaging is way too time consuming. The end user interface got more complicated and less easy to use in their attempt for more flashiness. The latest versions have been extremely buggy. Data blending and quick turnarounds are not its strong point.

Overall: General business intelligence tool that is showing its age and needs to be geared more for agile. Not a great solution for small user numbers or more towards hardcore analyst/data scientist.

Seems a bit archaic and was not easy to learn how to use

Dec 27, 2017
4/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

Pros: Once you have mastered the learning curve and know exactly where to click and what to type to querie your data, you are able to get what you need

Cons: Not intuitive and knowing where to go or click for different queries/reports/data searches and you really need a colleague who has done it before to show you how.

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A great solution for your financial planning

Feb 22, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: It has integration with with other IBM products like business intelligence. The excel functionality is great for finances. The product to meet our needs perfectly for all our needs.

Cons: Creating reports is overwhelming at the beginning but if you dedicate time and resources there will be the face of your deployment.

Overall: Take your time and implement it right and the rewards will be very good.

From 0 to expert in IBM Cognos 11+

Mar 21, 2018
4/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

1 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Comments: Is not a good tool to start because it needs a previous needs.

Pros: Too many full features Very visual Off line optional download Customizable Program code similar to SQL The framework manager is the best diagraming tool for packages

Cons: The transformer software is not user friendly Slow learning Not life proof The LATAM partner is not efficient

One of the best time keeping software in the market

Apr 12, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: Most employers love this software because it is easy for employees to use. Since it is fast, efficient, simple, and does its job well. You can also run great reports in it too.

Cons: Sometimes the software has a glitch here and there, but every product does. I am sure there are less expensive products on the market, but why use something that isn't tried and true?

Intuitive BI and Reporting Software

May 10, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
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Pros: We have used IBM Cognos to create customer insights and patterns to help in our marketing and targeting campaigns. The dashboards and graphs have multiple styles and formats and can be scheduled to be generated at specific times

Cons: Larger reports tend to be slow to generate from the report studio. Installation can also be challenging and may require purchase of vendor support

Overall: Good enterprise product for business intelligence and trend analysis

Cognos Review

Dec 08, 2016
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
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Pros: The ability to create custom reports makes it user friendly for anyone to figure out

Cons: the cubes tend to be confusing for file storage

Overall: I utilize Cognos for dashboard and custom reports and the ease of creating and storing reports is fairly simple. The organization of files is a bit confusing and the ability of seeing other employee folders tends to be complication for sharing. The availability to send out reports is much easier though.

Recommendations to other buyers: Enable a formal organizing platform to make finding files to share easier to use

Tons of useful features...but difficult to learn the most useful ones.

Oct 24, 2018
3/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

2 / 5
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Pros: Cognos allows users to analyze data at an extremely detailed level and export at different granularities and in several arrangements. Data can be pivoted and manipulated in any way imaginable.

Cons: Good luck learning how to get the data into the format you want it. My teams and I use this product for exports all the time, but we have to make requests to an admin almost daily if there are any structural changes to the data.

Robust product with more options for customization. SDK should be free

Feb 24, 2015
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: Customization and more options to tune performance improvements. Many ways to connect databases like FM. Direct datasource, usage of stored procedure, and usage of database trigger is good.

Cons: SDK has to be bought as separate package, whereas it should be given free.

Recommendations to other buyers: Evaluate on product usage, robustness, and performance.

Best BI tool

Oct 19, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Enterprise level BI implementation can be with less customizations. Can build robustic solution using product.

Cons: Most of small and medium size will not prefer this product because of the cost. Real time analytics will not be available.

Business intelligence for the novice users.

Sep 19, 2016
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: The flexibility of the product and scalability of the solution.

Cons: Enterprise offerings are a bit pricey. For SMBs it can be a difficult conversation to justify the costs.

Recommendations to other buyers: Ensure you know your requirements. Focus less on what the product does and more on what you actually need. You will save a lot time and money.

IBM Cognos Business Power

Apr 24, 2015
4/5
Overall

2.5 / 5
Ease of Use

3.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: This software is very flexible and extensive enough to meet almost any of your needs. The reporting engine allows for complex queries and views that far surpass standard reporting methods.

Cons: While I was not involved in the purchase of the software it is my understanding the cost was a little high and this is not designed for novice users.

Recommendations to other buyers: Keep in mind the software is there to help you achieve your primary reporting business needs but no one solution may meet all your needs.

Reporting at its best

Apr 16, 2018
5/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

2 / 5
Features & Functionality
Likelihood to Recommend: 6.0/10 Not
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Pros: I love that you can report off any field and get results. There are calculations and graphs and so many tools to create any type of report for any data.

Cons: I struggle with all the information and fields and calculations. I'm old school!!

One of the best report generating tools

Jan 30, 2017
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy to create report

Overall: It is easy to generate reports. Customized dashboards can be created for quick and usage. On demand menus for access to full capabilities. Easy to use. It is a good product.

Expensive but Good

Jul 09, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 7.0/10 Not
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Pros: This product will do just about anything you want it to do. It does take more of a skilled employee in order to create things. However, anyone can run things once they are created.

Cons: This product is pricey, especially for a mid range company. It takes a lot of training and setup to get the product going as one would like.

Cognos Review

Jan 05, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like the ability to create reports on the fly.

Cons: I do not have any dislikes other than the staged rollout of pieces of my prior firm's datamart.

Overall: My prior firm switched from the other software to Cognos to leverage the data contained in our Pivotal database. This software was far easier to use to create reports on the fly.

Recommendations to other buyers: No

IBM Cognos Report Studio

Mar 28, 2019
3/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality
Likelihood to Recommend: 6.0/10 Not
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Pros: Complex reports can be achieved with IBM Cognos Report studio, great for setting up scheduled reports.

Cons: Interface is not user friendly, certain features are not logically placed.Charts are not great when downloaded into Excel.

Overall: I would recommend for company reporting, works great with a big database

Cognos Experience

Feb 20, 2015
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: I like the easy access, great UI, and several ways to interpret data.

Cons: It still needs to catch up with other advanced tools in this field.

Recommendations to other buyers: Update with the competition with several tools that beat this product in some features.

Almost unworkable product

Jun 07, 2017
3/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

2 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Unfortunately, there is not much to write in this section. The only possible "pro" in all cases would be the flexibility offered in the product as far as setting up the framework. Other than that, not much to like.

Cons: User interface was slow and clumsy. The user experience was not smooth at all. There was no ease of use whatsoever. The retrieval times from the back end were even worse. We had to retrofit an existing n-tier system to use the reporting side of this software and it was a disaster. There is no way I would recommend to anyone to purchase this system.

Overall: A reporting framework that can be used to access back end data.

Great BI tool but difficult to learn

Dec 26, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: This is a very good tool for analytics and for reporting. The tool has plenty of features. The drag and drop feature is very useful.

Cons: Though this tool has many features, this is not exactly easy to learn tool.

Report generation could have been faster.

COGNOS review

Nov 14, 2016
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Cognos has performed splendidly, met and went well past our expectations. We use it for modeling, budgets, and forecasts. We exist in a sector with a lot volatility, so being flexible is everything.The architecture of the application can be tiered nicely for performance. This allows us to scale the application to support our growing user base. Cognos' mobile features are mature and we do use that as well.

Cons: Expensive product comparatively with other latest BI products in the market and revolving around BIG DATA.

Congos With BI

Oct 27, 2016
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Business intelligence tools (BI tools) are a way for companies to monitor data and generate business insights - necessary components in making smarter, better decisions that drive results. But once you start research and compare BI software, you realize there are many types, from business analytics and big data statistics to reporting tools and dashboards that offer at-a-glance information across indicators.

Pros: Very Powerfull

Cons: It' Great Product

Recommendations to other buyers: BI reporting help to business how to handle the business level

Used by team members across the world and in different markets worldwide

Apr 07, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: standard reports are great to pull from the system and tbhe user interface allows us to easily create new reports

Cons: file size get pretty large due to the data and the other info it needs to pull and regenerate charts.