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Likelihood to Recommend

Alteryx Analytics Gallery

Alteryx Analytics Gallery is perhaps less suited if you need an immediate answer to a problem. Each use case requires some understanding of the workflow to implement.
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IBM Cognos

IBM Cognos is well suited when you are implementing with compatible software like Costpoint and other Deltek products, this will lead to great integration and result in the wonderful presentation of data for your reporting requirement. However, IBM Cognos is not well suited when being implemented with non-Deltek software as this will lead to challenges in integration and will not produce ideal reporting.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

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IBM Cognos
7.9
Pixel Perfect reports
Alteryx Analytics Gallery
IBM Cognos
7.8
Customizable dashboards
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IBM Cognos
7.6
Report Formatting Templates
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IBM Cognos
8.2

Ad-hoc Reporting

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IBM Cognos
8.2
Drill-down analysis
Alteryx Analytics Gallery
IBM Cognos
8.7
Formatting capabilities
Alteryx Analytics Gallery
IBM Cognos
7.2
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Alteryx Analytics Gallery
IBM Cognos
7.8
Report sharing and collaboration
Alteryx Analytics Gallery
IBM Cognos
9.2

Report Output and Scheduling

Alteryx Analytics Gallery
IBM Cognos
8.3
Publish to Web
Alteryx Analytics Gallery
IBM Cognos
8.4
Publish to PDF
Alteryx Analytics Gallery
IBM Cognos
8.7
Report Versioning
Alteryx Analytics Gallery
IBM Cognos
8.4
Report Delivery Scheduling
Alteryx Analytics Gallery
IBM Cognos
8.5
Delivery to Remote Servers
Alteryx Analytics Gallery
IBM Cognos
7.5

Data Discovery and Visualization

Alteryx Analytics Gallery
IBM Cognos
7.5
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Alteryx Analytics Gallery
IBM Cognos
7.2
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Alteryx Analytics Gallery
IBM Cognos
7.1
Predictive Analytics
Alteryx Analytics Gallery
IBM Cognos
8.1

Access Control and Security

Alteryx Analytics Gallery
IBM Cognos
9.1
Multi-User Support (named login)
Alteryx Analytics Gallery
IBM Cognos
9.2
Role-Based Security Model
Alteryx Analytics Gallery
IBM Cognos
9.3
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Alteryx Analytics Gallery
IBM Cognos
8.9
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Alteryx Analytics Gallery
IBM Cognos
9.1

Mobile Capabilities

Alteryx Analytics Gallery
IBM Cognos
7.5
Responsive Design for Web Access
Alteryx Analytics Gallery
IBM Cognos
8.0
Dedicated iOS Application
Alteryx Analytics Gallery
IBM Cognos
7.2
Dedicated Android Application
Alteryx Analytics Gallery
IBM Cognos
7.3
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Alteryx Analytics Gallery
IBM Cognos
7.5

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Alteryx Analytics Gallery
IBM Cognos
7.5
REST API
Alteryx Analytics Gallery
IBM Cognos
7.8
Javascript API
Alteryx Analytics Gallery
IBM Cognos
8.0
iFrames
Alteryx Analytics Gallery
IBM Cognos
7.9
Java API
Alteryx Analytics Gallery
IBM Cognos
6.8
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Alteryx Analytics Gallery
IBM Cognos
8.1
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Alteryx Analytics Gallery
IBM Cognos
6.6

Pros

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  • Allows users to implement new ideas and workflows
  • Allows users to share solutions to business problems
  • Aides in knowledge transfer and thought leadership
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IBM Cognos

  • List/Table Reporting. It is awesome at providing detailed table lists of rows and provides it in multiple pages of a PDF based on the size of the table being exported.
  • Bursting to the appropriate individuals what they want to see/ have privileges to see.
  • Being able to email reports, whether that is HTML, PDF, or Excel formats.
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Cons

Alteryx Analytics Gallery

  • Due to the popularity of the Gallery, finding the exact solution to a problem may be difficult if the solution [isn't] titled correctly.
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IBM Cognos

  • Web-based authoring environment is slow, compared to Desktop based environment. It gets slower if the size of data gets bigger.
  • Congas is best when we create reports using coded data based on relational databases. Since a lot of clinical data are unstructured formatted, it may be required of good data wrangling function to include them into the reports.
  • Chart types and look and feel configuration flexibility are limited, especially compared to competitors such as Tableau. They are not terribly ugly, but not faulty looking with the default setting.
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Likelihood to Renew

Alteryx Analytics Gallery

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IBM Cognos

IBM Cognos 7.9
Based on 23 answers
For an existing solution, renewing licenses does provide a good return on investment. Additionally, while rolling out scorecards and dashboards with little adhoc capabilities, to end users, cognos is very easily scalable. It also allows to create a solution that has a mix of OLAP and relational data-sources, which is a limitation with other tools. Synchronizing with existing security setup is easy too.
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Usability

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IBM Cognos

IBM Cognos 7.5
Based on 6 answers
We have a strong user base (3500 users) that are highly utilizing this tool. Basic users are able to consume content within the applied security model. We have a set of advanced users that really push the limits of Cognos with Report and Query Studio. These users have created a lot of personal content and stored it in 'My Reports'. Users enjoy this flexibility.
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Reliability and Availability

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IBM Cognos

IBM Cognos 8.6
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 Cognos

IBM Cognos 9.0
Based on 5 answers
Overall no major complaints but it doesn't handle DMR (Dimensionally Modeled for Relational) very well. DMR modelling is a capability that IBM Cognos Framework Manager provides allowing you to specify dimensional information for relational metadata and allows for OLAP-style queries. However, the capability is not very efficient and, for example, if I'm using only 2 columns on a 20-column model, the software is not smart enough to exclude 18 columns and the query side gets progressively larger and larger until it's effectively unusable.
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Support

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IBM Cognos

IBM Cognos 7.0
Based on 7 answers
Why is their web application not working as fast as you think it should? They never know, and it is always a a bunch of shots in the dark to find out. Trying to download software from them is like trying to find a book at the library before computers were invented.
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In-Person Training

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IBM Cognos

IBM Cognos 8.7
Based on 4 answers
Onsite training provided by IBM Cognos was effective and as expected. They did not perform training with our data which was a bit difficult for our end-users.
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Online Training

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IBM Cognos

IBM Cognos 8.0
Based on 4 answers
The online courses they offer are thorough and presented in such a way that someone who isn't already familiar with the general design methodologies used in this field will be capable of making a good design. The training environments are provided as a fully self contained virtual machine with everything needed already to create the environments. We've had some persisting issues with the environments becoming unavailable, but support has been responsive when these issues arise and straightening them out for us
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Implementation

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IBM Cognos

IBM Cognos 7.0
Based on 7 answers
Make sure that any custom tables that you have, are built into your metadata packages. You can still access them via SQL queries in Cognos, but it is much easier to have them as a part of the available metadata packages.
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Alternatives Considered

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IBM Cognos

IBM is a titan in BI innovation but has arduous competitors as I mentioned before. IBM has prestige in BI and the directors and managers know that. On the other hand, complexity is not the strategy of Cognos, that's why if you need big cubes of data, Tableau, and Microsoft BI are better suited for the job. Even QlikView is more complex than IBM Cognos. On the other hand, your users can benefit from the advantages that set analysis studio and event studio for notifications.
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Scalability

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IBM Cognos

IBM Cognos 10.0
Based on 1 answer
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

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IBM Cognos

  • (+) increased efficiency: Less time trying to figure out how to do something w/ another BI tool that may seem impossible -- Cognos will be able to do it 99% of the time
  • (-) increased training required: Training for Cognos had to be longer and more intensive than other BI tools. For example, my team members go through a week long 8-hour/day class and it was just enough to scratch the surface. A good base if required, but real world experience is the only way to become a Cognos pro.
  • (-) more end-user training: We do mostly canned reports with Cognos, so out end-users must be trainied. It is much harder to train them with Cognos than other BI tools. This is why I only turn to Cognos if I cannot accomplish my goal in another tool.
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Pricing Details

Alteryx Analytics Gallery

General

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

IBM Cognos

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Alteryx Analytics Gallery
9.1
IBM Cognos
7.7

Likelihood to Renew

Alteryx Analytics Gallery
IBM Cognos
7.9

Usability

Alteryx Analytics Gallery
IBM Cognos
7.5

Reliability and Availability

Alteryx Analytics Gallery
IBM Cognos
8.6

Performance

Alteryx Analytics Gallery
IBM Cognos
9.0

Support

Alteryx Analytics Gallery
IBM Cognos
7.0

In-Person Training

Alteryx Analytics Gallery
IBM Cognos
8.7

Online Training

Alteryx Analytics Gallery
IBM Cognos
8.0

Implementation

Alteryx Analytics Gallery
IBM Cognos
7.0

Scalability

Alteryx Analytics Gallery
IBM Cognos
10.0

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