IBM Cognos Analytics vs Planful

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A solution for any business that need to create dashboards and visualizations based on self service analytics.

We help finance automate processes to accelerate the time it takes to turn insights into action. The result is a company that is nimble and efficient, regardless of size or complexity.

Ideal number of Users

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2 - 1000+

Rating


4.1 / 5
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4.2 / 5
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Ease of Use


3.8 / 5


  • "Good performance and feature sets, easy to use functionality and get the ground running quickly for BI and reporting needs."

  • "It is good software but requires a learning curve."


4.1 / 5


  • "Using Host has been much more user friendly than our previous reporting and planning software."

  • "It's easy to use for making reports, there are so many great features such as "Drag and drop feature, and Templates."

Customer Support


3.7 / 5



4.4 / 5


Features & Functionality


4.1 / 5


  • "Cognos is a great tool for reporting. The visuals are not awesome but there is a lot of customization you can do for reporting."

  • "Powerful tool for the good analysis of your data. Can get quick information for quick decisions."


4.2 / 5


  • "We had a quick implementation, and find that the environment is very flexible."

  • "Aggregate data from different sources. Create charts and graphs to visualize information."

Value for Money


3.8 / 5


  • "Cognos has performed splendidly, met and went well past our expectations. We use it for modeling, budgets, and forecasts."

  • "There is a bit of upfront cost involved to get the reports created in Cognos but the efficiency achieved is almost unparalleled."


4.3 / 5


  • "It continues to make month end easier for me. Oh yeah, I use it for budgeting too."

  • "Implementation went well (with a consulting partner), and it enabled our budget manager to trim his reporting time from 3 days to 3 hours."

Product Features

  • Customizable Dashboard
  • Data Source Connectors
  • Drag & Drop
  • Drill Down
  • Financial Reporting
  • Forecasting
  • Marketing Reports
  • OLAP
  • Report Export
  • Sales Reports
  • Scheduled / Automated Reports
  • Customizable Dashboard
  • Data Source Connectors
  • Drag & Drop
  • Drill Down
  • Financial Reporting
  • Forecasting
  • Marketing Reports
  • OLAP
  • Report Export
  • Sales Reports
  • Scheduled / Automated Reports

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Platform

Web/Installed

Mobile

Web/Installed

Mobile

Support

  • 24/7 (Live Rep)
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  • Online
  • 24/7 (Live Rep)
  • Business Hours
  • Online

Training

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