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53 Ratings
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Score 7.8 out of 100

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

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Score 8.3 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson ranks higher in 4 feature sets: BI Standard Reporting, Ad-hoc Reporting, Report Output and Scheduling, Data Discovery and Visualization

BI Standard Reporting

6.0

Chartio (discontinued)

60%
8.3

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

83%
IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson ranks higher in 3/3 features

Pixel Perfect reports

3.6
36%
14 Ratings
8.2
82%
65 Ratings

Customizable dashboards

7.7
77%
18 Ratings
8.4
84%
70 Ratings

Report Formatting Templates

6.7
67%
14 Ratings
8.3
83%
69 Ratings

Ad-hoc Reporting

5.7

Chartio (discontinued)

57%
8.7

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

87%
IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson ranks higher in 4/4 features

Drill-down analysis

6.9
69%
13 Ratings
8.8
88%
72 Ratings

Formatting capabilities

6.1
61%
12 Ratings
8.7
87%
73 Ratings

Integration with R or other statistical packages

3.1
31%
5 Ratings
8.3
83%
46 Ratings

Report sharing and collaboration

6.5
65%
13 Ratings
8.8
88%
71 Ratings

Report Output and Scheduling

3.4

Chartio (discontinued)

34%
8.7

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

87%
IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson ranks higher in 5/5 features

Publish to Web

2.7
27%
9 Ratings
8.3
83%
26 Ratings

Publish to PDF

6.1
61%
17 Ratings
9.2
92%
69 Ratings

Report Versioning

2.0
20%
5 Ratings
8.6
86%
25 Ratings

Report Delivery Scheduling

2.7
27%
12 Ratings
9.1
91%
72 Ratings

Delivery to Remote Servers

N/A
0 Ratings
8.1
81%
12 Ratings

Data Discovery and Visualization

7.5

Chartio (discontinued)

75%
7.8

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

78%
IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson ranks higher in 2/3 features

Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)

7.2
72%
15 Ratings
7.9
79%
60 Ratings

Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization

7.2
72%
12 Ratings
8.0
80%
58 Ratings

Predictive Analytics

8.0
80%
3 Ratings
7.4
74%
56 Ratings

Access Control and Security

Chartio (discontinued)

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.9

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

89%
IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson ranks higher in 4/4 features

Multi-User Support (named login)

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
67 Ratings

Role-Based Security Model

N/A
0 Ratings
8.8
88%
66 Ratings

Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1
91%
66 Ratings

Single Sign-On (SSO)

N/A
0 Ratings
8.8
88%
49 Ratings

Mobile Capabilities

Chartio (discontinued)

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.2

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

72%
IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson ranks higher in 3/3 features

Responsive Design for Web Access

N/A
0 Ratings
7.8
78%
52 Ratings

Mobile Application

N/A
0 Ratings
7.6
76%
81 Ratings

Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile

N/A
0 Ratings
7.5
75%
50 Ratings

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Chartio (discontinued)

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.8

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

78%
IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson ranks higher in 6/6 features

REST API

N/A
0 Ratings
8.4
84%
37 Ratings

Javascript API

N/A
0 Ratings
8.5
85%
35 Ratings

iFrames

N/A
0 Ratings
8.3
83%
9 Ratings

Java API

N/A
0 Ratings
6.9
69%
11 Ratings

Themeable User Interface (UI)

N/A
0 Ratings
7.1
71%
10 Ratings

Customizable Platform (Open Source)

N/A
0 Ratings
7.8
78%
7 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Chartio (discontinued) is rated higher in 2 areas: Online Training, Implementation Rating
  • IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson is rated higher in 5 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Usability, Performance, Product Scalability
  • Chartio (discontinued) and IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson are tied in 1 area: Availability

Likelihood to Recommend

8.0

Chartio (discontinued)

80%
30 Ratings
8.1

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

81%
96 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

8.0

Chartio (discontinued)

80%
24 Ratings
10.0

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

100%
24 Ratings

Usability

7.6

Chartio (discontinued)

76%
6 Ratings
8.0

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

80%
7 Ratings

Availability

8.6

Chartio (discontinued)

86%
4 Ratings
8.6

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

86%
8 Ratings

Performance

7.3

Chartio (discontinued)

73%
2 Ratings
9.0

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

90%
10 Ratings

Support Rating

Chartio (discontinued)

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

100%
15 Ratings

In-Person Training

Chartio (discontinued)

N/A
0 Ratings
8.7

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

87%
4 Ratings

Online Training

8.2

Chartio (discontinued)

82%
1 Rating
8.0

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

80%
4 Ratings

Implementation Rating

7.3

Chartio (discontinued)

73%
2 Ratings
7.0

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

70%
14 Ratings

Configurability

Chartio (discontinued)

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

80%
2 Ratings

Ease of integration

Chartio (discontinued)

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

80%
2 Ratings

Product Scalability

6.8

Chartio (discontinued)

68%
2 Ratings
10.0

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

100%
2 Ratings

Vendor post-sale

Chartio (discontinued)

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

70%
1 Rating

Vendor pre-sale

Chartio (discontinued)

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

70%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

Atlassian

Chartio is a great tool for building presentable dashboards. It can export, you can add read-only access, and it has permissions levels by dashboard for users. There are other data analysis tools that help to analyze the data, but few allow for such a nice presentation
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IBM

IBM Cognos Analytics provides our organization with a workspace for data visualization and analysis, with a wide variety of customization options. It is well suited for exploring and discovering trends with the information provided in real time. It has the ability to create very attractive reports and dashboards. It offers robust controls for comprehensive data protection, generating reliability in the use of significant information
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Pros

Atlassian

  • Direct linkage to our databases. Abstracts away the visualization layer so we can focus on the data and the queries.
  • Host of graphs and tools that permits all types of data visualizations.
  • Haven't quite used this yet, but there is a new embedding feature that will be very helpful so that we can embed the charts into a company central dash.
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IBM

  • Pixel perfect reports. If a client can provide a pixel-perfect mockup, I can make the report indistinguishable from the mockup.
  • Data security. It doesn't matter who the user is; when they log in and run a report, they will only see the data they are permitted to see.
  • Performant reports on large data. Many tools have issues running on tables containing only a few million rows. Cognos can consistently run reports on multi-billion row tables without issue.
  • Embedding reports in third-party tools. With Cognos Mashup Services, it is possible to build a report in IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson and call it programmatically. Need straight HTML? No problem. JSON? Atom? All good.
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Cons

Atlassian

  • There is not a last full month date range option. You can still get the range that you need, but the dashboards will have to be manually updated to exclusively display one whole month.
  • When building a chart, the area which displays your tables and fields is finite. You can't adjust the size to make it easier to see. They do allow a mouse-over to see the entire name of your table/field, but I would prefer to adjust the width.
  • Once you modify a query in the Custom Query tab, there doesn't seem to be a way to go back to using the U.I.
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IBM

  • OLAP-cubes MUST IMMEDIATELY be upgraded to 64-bit-technology (if not, we are lost as Cognos/IBM-customer).
  • Easier integration of complex authorisation systems (concepts) into cubes (vertical as well as horizontal authorisation).
  • Much more statistics-functionality in cubes! (IBM bought SPSS 10 years ago!! where is the benefit of Cognos-users!!)!!!
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Pricing Details

Chartio (discontinued)

Starting Price

$0

Editions & Modules

Chartio (discontinued) editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Starter401
Professional602
OrganizationContact sales team3

Footnotes

  1. per user/per month
  2. per user/per month
  3. none

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

Starting Price

$10 per month per user

Editions & Modules

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
On Demand - Standard$10.001
On Demand - Premium$40.002

Footnotes

  1. per month per user
  2. per month per user

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

Optional

Additional Details

30-day free trial available.

Pricing Info

Likelihood to Renew

Atlassian

Great customer support: You will receive an answer by email usually within 20-30 minutes. Not only that but our CSMs for Chartio go out of their way to help, they have even created charts for some of the less experienced users that wanted an example to work from. We have had nothing but great experiences with this team.
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IBM

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

Atlassian

I really like using Chartio. I use it on a daily basis for pulling data from different sources and combining data (the explore tab was a great idea for this use). I think I would give it 8/10 because there needs to be more documentation or maybe blog posts about things people are doing with it. I only have my own ideas about what to do /how to graph things. I know there are some articles, but it would be awesome to have a section on the neat dashboards people are building or how they show data in different ways. Another complaint is how much time it takes to load. I know our databases aren't set up precisely for Chartio and I have been creating data stores. But the data stores have so many more limitations that adds a whole new layer of frustration. Love the product, keep up the good work and the fast fixes.
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IBM

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

Atlassian

No answers on this topic

IBM

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

Atlassian

No answers on this topic

IBM

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 Rating

Atlassian

No answers on this topic

IBM

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

Atlassian

No answers on this topic

IBM

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

Atlassian

I use self learning materials. Pretty helpful. I find myself having to go back to the "drilldown" instructions though, and have a hard time finding hidden variables on a dashboard, so perhaps there is room for intuitive improvements (or maybe I'm just being lazy)
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IBM

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 Rating

Atlassian

No answers on this topic

IBM

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

Atlassian

Chartio so far has been the easiest BI tool to setup and has also been the most affordable. There are some other, great, BI tools out there but they were a bit to heavy handed for what we needed. Also - despite the high cost per user in Chartio, the other tools were still more expensive.
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IBM

The AI and the automation in IBM Cognos Analytics are pretty simple to use and almost provide accurate data. The report part compared to the Medidata Rave is always efficient and error-proof I got the reports nearly 90 percent. The analysis is pretty good I actually got the outcome that I wanted to produce.
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Scalability

Atlassian

Chartio has worked well as our datawarehouse has rapidly expanded, and the usability/performance hasn't seemed to have suffered. What we haven't yet realized is additional savings from additional users. We have some dashboard needs for users who truly just view of a few charts, and the licensing structure hasn't yet been structured in a way that would support that type of approach...having 50 "core" licenses, and then potentially several hundred view only licenses for partners that would use the application infrequently.
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IBM

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

Atlassian

No answers on this topic

IBM

  • The team that implemented this software tells me that the ROI is not obtained instantly; it must go through long months before obtaining good results.
  • There are functions that are not easy for all users; this makes it difficult to obtain positive results in the first months.
  • A year has to pass before noticing that after its configuration, we can work without delays.
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