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IBM Cognos

306 Ratings

1010data

5 Ratings
Score 4.2 out of 101

IBM Cognos

306 Ratings
Score 7.3 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.
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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.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

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IBM Cognos
8.4
Pixel Perfect reports
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IBM Cognos
8.6
Customizable dashboards
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IBM Cognos
8.5
Report Formatting Templates
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IBM Cognos
8.0

Ad-hoc Reporting

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IBM Cognos
7.8
Drill-down analysis
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IBM Cognos
9.1
Formatting capabilities
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IBM Cognos
7.7
Integration with R or other statistical packages
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IBM Cognos
6.7
Report sharing and collaboration
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IBM Cognos
7.6

Report Output and Scheduling

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IBM Cognos
8.7
Publish to Web
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IBM Cognos
8.9
Publish to PDF
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IBM Cognos
9.3
Report Versioning
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IBM Cognos
8.9
Report Delivery Scheduling
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IBM Cognos
8.2
Delivery to Remote Servers
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IBM Cognos
8.2

Data Discovery and Visualization

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IBM Cognos
7.3
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
6.6
Predictive Analytics
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IBM Cognos
7.3

Access Control and Security

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IBM Cognos
9.0
Multi-User Support (named login)
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IBM Cognos
9.0
Role-Based Security Model
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IBM Cognos
9.1
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
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IBM Cognos
9.1
Single Sign-On (SSO)
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IBM Cognos
8.7

Mobile Capabilities

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IBM Cognos
8.0
Responsive Design for Web Access
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IBM Cognos
7.5
Dedicated iOS Application
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IBM Cognos
7.9
Dedicated Android Application
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IBM Cognos
8.2
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
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IBM Cognos
8.2

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
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  • All in one Platform, with IBM integration capacities
  • Easy to use for directors and managers
  • Large user base
  • Relativity lower prices than the competition
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Cons

  • The ten.do interface could use more detailed documentation
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  • It's a little bit cumbersome. Not very friendly to the new users. In particular here in Telco market, the users are not used to the heavy tool. Learning curve takes a little bit more time compared to other tools. However, once you set your foot in and get used to it, it's not difficult to set up the reports or do whatever.
  • The presentation (charts or tables) can be more modernized if possible to make the reports more presentable.
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Likelihood to Renew

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IBM Cognos7.9
Based on 23 answers
We are heavily tied to IBM with other portions of the business so don't foresee us breaking off completely from their offering, however a better statement would be to say that we will be scaling back some of the functionality we pay for today.
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Usability

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

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IBM Cognos8.6
Based on 4 answers
Reports can typically be viewed through any browser that can access the server, so the availability is ultimately up to what the company utilizing it is comfortable with allowing, though report development tends to be more picky about browsers and settings as mentioned above. It also has an optional iPad app and general mobile browsing support, but dashboards lack the mobile compatibility. What keeps it from getting a higher score is the desktop tools that are vital to the development process. The compatibility with only Windows when the server has a wide range of compatibility can be a real sore point for a company that outfits its employees exclusively with Mac or Linux machines. Of course, if they are planning on outsourcing the development anyways, it's a rather moot point
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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
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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.
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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
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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.
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Implementation

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IBM Cognos7.0
Based on 7 answers
The implementation to IBM Cognos 10 was very easy. Took a few weeks to plan, test, and implement. Relatively painless.
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Breadth of Deployment

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There are about 200 users in our Division.
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Alternatives Considered

While we have used SQL, 1010data is really the only industry standard product available for our use.
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  • 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
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Collaboration and Sharing

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IBM Cognos7.4
Based on 27 answers
Cognos has always been strong at scheduling and sharing. Most of the time, the company that has implemented Cognos has disabled most of the sharing features in the name of iT Governance and security
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Data Integration

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IBM Cognos7.1
Based on 26 answers
This is best feature cognos has, where any one can join two disjoint datasets and still present it as a single report which many of the reporting solutions tend to fail.

Real time solutions can be constructed with an ease where any custom dataset can be created mapping to real time objects (tables, views etc) connecting to any third party database (SQL, Oracle etc) which is a greatest selling point.
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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.
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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.
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  • Cognos can be used for very complicated reports, which reduces the need for some programmers, therefore reducing salary expenses.
  • Once reports are created and scheduled for delivery, there is no need for human intervention. This makes for more effecient use of time.
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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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