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IBM Cognos

296 Ratings

1010data

5 Ratings
Score 4.7 out of 101

IBM Cognos

296 Ratings
Score 7.4 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

1010data

The software is excellent for any application which is too large for Excel. The visual interface surpasses that of most SQL platforms. It is quite useful for data mining in an exploratory way but less useful in statistical and regression analysis.

IBM Cognos

For non-technical users like managers or directors, IBM Cognos is beautiful, easy to learn and use. But if you want complex cubes or data analysis outside the box, you could prefer Tableau or Microsoft Power BI. QlikView is also good for non-technical users but the decision can be made according to the experience and use of IBM products. In general, if your client is familiar with the IBM ecosystem, Cognos will be very well seen for directors and managers.

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

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IBM Cognos
8.4
Pixel Perfect reports
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8.9
Customizable dashboards
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IBM Cognos
8.6
Report Formatting Templates
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IBM Cognos
7.9

Ad-hoc Reporting

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IBM Cognos
7.7
Drill-down analysis
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IBM Cognos
8.9
Formatting capabilities
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IBM Cognos
7.7
Integration with R or other statistical packages
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IBM Cognos
6.8
Report sharing and collaboration
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IBM Cognos
7.3

Report Output and Scheduling

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IBM Cognos
8.9
Publish to Web
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IBM Cognos
8.7
Publish to PDF
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IBM Cognos
9.4
Report Versioning
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IBM Cognos
9.3
Report Delivery Scheduling
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IBM Cognos
8.4
Delivery to Remote Servers
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IBM Cognos
8.7

Data Discovery and Visualization

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IBM Cognos
7.2
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
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IBM Cognos
8.0
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
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IBM Cognos
6.3
Predictive Analytics
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IBM Cognos
7.2

Access Control and Security

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IBM Cognos
8.9
Multi-User Support (named login)
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IBM Cognos
8.9
Role-Based Security Model
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IBM Cognos
9.0
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
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IBM Cognos
8.9
Single Sign-On (SSO)
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IBM Cognos
8.7

Mobile Capabilities

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IBM Cognos
8.2
Responsive Design for Web Access
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IBM Cognos
7.7
Dedicated iOS Application
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IBM Cognos
8.3
Dedicated Android Application
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IBM Cognos
8.3
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
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IBM Cognos
8.3

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

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IBM Cognos
7.9
REST API
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IBM Cognos
7.0
Javascript API
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IBM Cognos
8.0
iFrames
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IBM Cognos
7.7
Java API
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IBM Cognos
7.7
Themeable User Interface (UI)
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IBM Cognos
8.3
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
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IBM Cognos
8.5

Pros

  • Crunches huge datasets
  • Has versatility in functionality and grouping capabilities
  • Native XML macro language is easy to master
  • The platform has great visualization tools
  • No coding skills to build reports
  • Easily integrates multiple data sources
  • Powerful report capabilities
  • Analysis, reporting, dashboarding and score carding support

Cons

  • The ten.do interface could use more detailed documentation
  • Visualization and charting engines are still elementary. IBM Cognos has introduced RAVE charts but the capabilities are limited and customization is still tricky.
  • Cognos Insight is one of the self-learning BI tools, but it is not at par with the Tableau or Qlik. It needs a lot of improvements.
  • Aggregate awareness has to be extended further to other tools like framework manager or transformer. Similarly, active reports have to be more robust in terms of complying to the wide range of use-cases.
  • Lack of offline reporting puts an unnecessary dependency on the internet.
  • Since, the environment is centralized, a bad query can shutdown development of reports.
  • Client tools such as framework manager, transformer GUI, dynamic cube designer, Cognos Insight are restricted to windows. It would be better if they are extended to Ubuntu, Mac or Linux too.
  • Support for Chrome browser is minimal.
  • Training materials need to be improved.
  • Plugin for R is good to have.

Likelihood to Renew

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IBM Cognos7.9
Based on 23 answers
Because of the large investment in reports already developed.

Usability

1010data8.0
Based on 1 answer
That's votes by our team.
IBM Cognos7.5
Based on 6 answers
There are some bugs that occur occasionally in the software.

Reliability and Availability

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IBM Cognos8.6
Based on 4 answers
Environments are pretty stable.

Performance

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IBM Cognos9.0
Based on 5 answers
Even when running on my demo VM (5GB of ram, 8 cores, 256MB video) on my laptop , the render time of basic reports is snappy. As long as a reasonable amount of items is being displayed, it can handle any number of pages efficiently. The further off the beaten path a developer gets with ODBC/JDBC drivers and underlying model designs, the more performance will tend to suffer, but as long as reasonable hardware resources are being dedicated to the system, a well designed system should not have any problem

Support

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IBM Cognos7.0
Based on 7 answers
The phone support was great because we had a premium phone number to access key support individuals higher up the chain than we would with the lower levels of support.

In-Person Training

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IBM Cognos8.7
Based on 4 answers
The training provided was easy to follow and very comprehensive. The instructors were very knowledgeable

Online Training

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IBM Cognos8.0
Based on 4 answers
The training was good, comprehensive. The individuals who made use of the training found it to be very helpful and clearly articulated. They felt that the training provided immediate benefits to their day-to-day work.

Implementation

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IBM Cognos7.0
Based on 7 answers
No real problems with the implementations. Most of the issues we have are a matter of the limited resources of the smaller VMs and only keeping the services that we need for a specific demo turned on. This should not be a problem on a standard production server

Breadth of Deployment

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It really depends on what you mean by adopted. If you mean report recipients, which is usually how adoption is measured, then it was widely adopted. However, if by adopted you mean productive content producers, it was not widely adopted. Maybe less than 1% of business intelligence content producers.

Alternatives Considered

While we have used SQL, 1010data is really the only industry standard product available for our use.
  • SpagoBI
  • Qlikview
  • Tableau
As a company with a strong emphasis on making complete, end-to-end solutions for clients whenever possible, we look for a few important things when deciding on a new tool to sell and service, such as:
  • Completeness of tool's capabilities
  • End-user ease of use
  • Development ease across a wide variety of scenarios
  • Quality of support for both us and client
  • Cost effectiveness for its capabilities
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

Collaboration and Sharing

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IBM Cognos7.4
Based on 26 answers
Perhaps, due to the privileges I was granted in IBM Cognos, data was not easily shared with other members of my unit. This was Student Information System data on students enrollments, enrollment caps, average enrollments, demographic data, etc. This data needed to be exported and shared to other party members in order to collaborate on data findings

Data Integration

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IBM Cognos6.9
Based on 25 answers
It is useful for connecting to many different data sources.

Scalability

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IBM Cognos10.0
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The Cognos architecture is well suited for scalability. However, the architecture must be designed with scalability in mind from day one of the implementation. We recently upgraded from 10.1 to 10.2.1 and took the opportunity to revamp our architecture. It is now poised for future growth and scalability.

Return on Investment

  • This has sped up the process of analysis.
  • We can now automate process which were performed manually.
  • Analysis can be performed more frequently.
  • We've been able to determine near real-time ROI on ad campaigns that get billed on a cost per impression basis, allowing us to optimize the campaign more effectively.

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IBM Cognos

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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