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IBM Cognos

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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

It's great for
  1. Emailing reports to customers and providing them with their appropriate data.
  2. Providing reports as a PDF, HTML, Excel.
  3. Able to connect to an Oracle Database to create reports.
Overall, we use IBM Cognos for reporting needs, which other tools don't do very well. We don't use IBM Cognos for creating dashboards, we use Tableau instead. We don't use IBM Cognos for searching dimensional models, we use ThoughtSpot instead.I wish IBM Cognos didn't cost so much.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Alteryx Analytics Gallery
IBM Cognos
7.7
Pixel Perfect reports
Alteryx Analytics Gallery
IBM Cognos
7.5
Customizable dashboards
Alteryx Analytics Gallery
IBM Cognos
7.4
Report Formatting Templates
Alteryx Analytics Gallery
IBM Cognos
8.1

Ad-hoc Reporting

Alteryx Analytics Gallery
IBM Cognos
7.9
Drill-down analysis
Alteryx Analytics Gallery
IBM Cognos
8.6
Formatting capabilities
Alteryx Analytics Gallery
IBM Cognos
7.2
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Alteryx Analytics Gallery
IBM Cognos
7.2
Report sharing and collaboration
Alteryx Analytics Gallery
IBM Cognos
8.5

Report Output and Scheduling

Alteryx Analytics Gallery
IBM Cognos
8.5
Publish to Web
Alteryx Analytics Gallery
IBM Cognos
8.6
Publish to PDF
Alteryx Analytics Gallery
IBM Cognos
9.0
Report Versioning
Alteryx Analytics Gallery
IBM Cognos
8.5
Report Delivery Scheduling
Alteryx Analytics Gallery
IBM Cognos
8.5
Delivery to Remote Servers
Alteryx Analytics Gallery
IBM Cognos
7.7

Data Discovery and Visualization

Alteryx Analytics Gallery
IBM Cognos
6.9
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Alteryx Analytics Gallery
IBM Cognos
7.1
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Alteryx Analytics Gallery
IBM Cognos
6.4
Predictive Analytics
Alteryx Analytics Gallery
IBM Cognos
7.3

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
8.7
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Alteryx Analytics Gallery
IBM Cognos
9.0

Mobile Capabilities

Alteryx Analytics Gallery
IBM Cognos
7.3
Responsive Design for Web Access
Alteryx Analytics Gallery
IBM Cognos
7.7
Dedicated iOS Application
Alteryx Analytics Gallery
IBM Cognos
7.1
Dedicated Android Application
Alteryx Analytics Gallery
IBM Cognos
7.1
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Alteryx Analytics Gallery
IBM Cognos
7.3

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Alteryx Analytics Gallery
IBM Cognos
7.5
REST API
Alteryx Analytics Gallery
IBM Cognos
7.0
Javascript API
Alteryx Analytics Gallery
IBM Cognos
7.8
iFrames
Alteryx Analytics Gallery
IBM Cognos
7.8
Java API
Alteryx Analytics Gallery
IBM Cognos
6.8
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Alteryx Analytics Gallery
IBM Cognos
8.0
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Alteryx Analytics Gallery
IBM Cognos
7.6

Pros

  • 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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  • 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

  • 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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  • The limited complexity of data analysis
  • Lower customer experience
  • Slow upgrades compared to competitors
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Likelihood to Renew

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IBM Cognos7.9
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 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
Environments are pretty stable.
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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
Haven't worked too much with regular customer support, since we tend to go to the experts who are there to help partners with their questions. Generally the questions that we need to ask are far more advanced than the average end user would call about, so we haven't had much luck in getting answers when we actually do try to call them
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In-Person Training

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IBM Cognos8.7
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 Cognos8.0
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 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
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Alternatives Considered

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IBM Cognos stood out presumably because of the target market - we have been doing it in telco market so IBM Cognos could be a good fit due to its powerful capacity to establish the reports and data sets.
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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

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  • IBM's standing in the Business Analytics market place makes for a great bridge to position our products and offerings to our clientele.
  • The low footprint deployment (from the consumer's perspective) allows for organization to grow and scale their application and deployemnts relatively painlessly, and cost-effectively.
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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
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IBM Cognos

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