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499 Ratings
5 Ratings
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Score 7 out of 100

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

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Score 8.3 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • BIME Analytics (discontinued) ranks higher in 6 feature sets: BI Standard Reporting, Ad-hoc Reporting, Report Output and Scheduling, Data Discovery and Visualization, Access Control and Security, Mobile Capabilities

BI Standard Reporting

10.0

BIME Analytics (discontinued)

100%
8.3

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

83%
BIME Analytics (discontinued) ranks higher in 2/3 features

Customizable dashboards

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.3
83%
65 Ratings

Report Formatting Templates

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.3
83%
64 Ratings

Pixel Perfect reports

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
60 Ratings

Ad-hoc Reporting

9.3

BIME Analytics (discontinued)

93%
8.6

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

86%
BIME Analytics (discontinued) ranks higher in 2/4 features

Drill-down analysis

8.0
80%
1 Rating
8.8
88%
67 Ratings

Formatting capabilities

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.7
87%
68 Ratings

Report sharing and collaboration

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.8
88%
66 Ratings

Integration with R or other statistical packages

N/A
0 Ratings
8.3
83%
41 Ratings

Report Output and Scheduling

10.0

BIME Analytics (discontinued)

100%
8.7

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

87%
BIME Analytics (discontinued) ranks higher in 3/5 features

Publish to Web

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.3
83%
26 Ratings

Publish to PDF

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.2
92%
64 Ratings

Report Delivery Scheduling

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.2
92%
67 Ratings

Report Versioning

N/A
0 Ratings
8.6
86%
25 Ratings

Delivery to Remote Servers

N/A
0 Ratings
8.1
81%
12 Ratings

Data Discovery and Visualization

10.0

BIME Analytics (discontinued)

100%
7.8

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

78%
BIME Analytics (discontinued) ranks higher in 2/3 features

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

10.0
100%
1 Rating
7.9
79%
55 Ratings

Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
53 Ratings

Predictive Analytics

N/A
0 Ratings
7.4
74%
51 Ratings

Access Control and Security

10.0

BIME Analytics (discontinued)

100%
8.9

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

89%
BIME Analytics (discontinued) ranks higher in 2/4 features

Multi-User Support (named login)

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
62 Ratings

Role-Based Security Model

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.8
88%
61 Ratings

Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1
91%
61 Ratings

Single Sign-On (SSO)

N/A
0 Ratings
8.8
88%
44 Ratings

Mobile Capabilities

10.0

BIME Analytics (discontinued)

100%
7.1

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

71%
BIME Analytics (discontinued) ranks higher in 2/3 features

Responsive Design for Web Access

10.0
100%
1 Rating
7.8
78%
47 Ratings

Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile

10.0
100%
1 Rating
7.5
75%
45 Ratings

Mobile Application

N/A
0 Ratings
7.6
76%
76 Ratings

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

BIME Analytics (discontinued)

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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%
32 Ratings

Javascript API

N/A
0 Ratings
8.4
84%
30 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

  • IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

7.0

BIME Analytics (discontinued)

70%
1 Rating
8.0

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

80%
91 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

BIME Analytics (discontinued)

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

100%
24 Ratings

Usability

BIME Analytics (discontinued)

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

80%
7 Ratings

Availability

BIME Analytics (discontinued)

N/A
0 Ratings
8.6

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

86%
8 Ratings

Performance

BIME Analytics (discontinued)

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

90%
10 Ratings

Support Rating

BIME Analytics (discontinued)

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

100%
15 Ratings

In-Person Training

BIME Analytics (discontinued)

N/A
0 Ratings
8.7

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

87%
4 Ratings

Online Training

BIME Analytics (discontinued)

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

80%
4 Ratings

Implementation Rating

BIME Analytics (discontinued)

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

70%
14 Ratings

Configurability

BIME Analytics (discontinued)

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

80%
2 Ratings

Ease of integration

BIME Analytics (discontinued)

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

80%
2 Ratings

Product Scalability

BIME Analytics (discontinued)

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

100%
2 Ratings

Vendor post-sale

BIME Analytics (discontinued)

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

70%
1 Rating

Vendor pre-sale

BIME Analytics (discontinued)

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

70%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

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Well suited if you need to create multiple reports and send them out easily to multiple clients. It is not well suited if you need a lot of data sources. It slows the product way down and makes reports take forever to load.
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IBM

Like after the updates I am able to pull a report with a different parameter and it's been beneficial to get extracted specific data. And with the data analytics tables, it's been beneficial to present the data. And the one drawback I have seen when the full report is run in the background version it fails sometimes.
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Pros

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  • Easy to create reports
  • Easy to edit
  • Easy to customize
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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

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  • It was SLOW!
  • Some of the graphs can be confusing
  • Not really set up for a single vertical company.
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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

BIME Analytics (discontinued)

Starting Price

$490 Per Month (Billed Annually)

Editions & Modules

BIME Analytics (discontinued) editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Base Plan$4901
Big Data$6902

Footnotes

  1. Per Month (Billed Annually)
  2. Per Month (Billed Annually)

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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BIME was more accurate with sending out reports than RavenTools, and had a lot more customizable options. GDS has suited us well though, because it integrates with a lot of different platforms and allows us to deliver our reporting for no additional cost.
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IBM

IBM has the best in class and the major reason customers select this tool is the ease of use and the company that stands behind the product. The reputation of the software is key and the fact that IBM has one of the best support organizations around truly makes it stand apart from all of the others.
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Scalability

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No answers on this topic

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

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No answers on this topic

IBM

  • IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson provides capabilities such as data analysis and reporting that work seamlessly for individuals, departments, and workgroups in all organizations and businesses.
  • Customizable and secure data exploration through NLP.
  • I can easily connect data analysis with ad-hoc reports.
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