Celonis vs. IBM Cognos Analytics

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Celonis
Score 8.5 out of 10
N/A
Celonis is a Process Intelligence platform that helps companies improve their operations, customer experience, and sustainability. The company’s technology provides a digital twin of a company’s processes, giving everyone in the organization a common language and the ability to identify and capture value.N/A
IBM Cognos Analytics
Score 8.1 out of 10
N/A
IBM Cognos is a full-featured business intelligence suite by IBM, designed for larger deployments. It comprises Query Studio, Reporting Studio, Analysis Studio and Event Studio, and Cognos Administration along with tools for Microsoft Office integration, full-text search, and dashboards.
$10
per month per user
Pricing
CelonisIBM Cognos Analytics
Editions & Modules
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On Demand - Standard
$10.00
per month per user
On Demand - Premium
$40.00
per month per user
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
CelonisIBM Cognos Analytics
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup FeeRequiredOptional
Additional DetailsSnap is Celonis' free-to-use, cloud-based process mining solution, with over 3500 registrants and users. It includes most major features of Celonis, including all functionality found in common process mining tools. It also includes pre-built connectors to ServiceNow and pre-built content to get users started quickly on their process mining journey.
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Features
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BI Standard Reporting
Comparison of BI Standard Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Celonis
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Ratings
IBM Cognos Analytics
7.8
87 Ratings
5% below category average
Pixel Perfect reports00 Ratings8.478 Ratings
Customizable dashboards00 Ratings7.785 Ratings
Report Formatting Templates00 Ratings7.482 Ratings
Ad-hoc Reporting
Comparison of Ad-hoc Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Celonis
-
Ratings
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.0
89 Ratings
1% below category average
Drill-down analysis00 Ratings7.987 Ratings
Formatting capabilities00 Ratings8.088 Ratings
Integration with R or other statistical packages00 Ratings7.758 Ratings
Report sharing and collaboration00 Ratings8.285 Ratings
Report Output and Scheduling
Comparison of Report Output and Scheduling features of Product A and Product B
Celonis
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Ratings
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.3
89 Ratings
1% below category average
Publish to Web00 Ratings8.326 Ratings
Publish to PDF00 Ratings8.784 Ratings
Report Versioning00 Ratings8.625 Ratings
Report Delivery Scheduling00 Ratings8.087 Ratings
Delivery to Remote Servers00 Ratings8.112 Ratings
Data Discovery and Visualization
Comparison of Data Discovery and Visualization features of Product A and Product B
Celonis
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Ratings
IBM Cognos Analytics
7.8
80 Ratings
4% below category average
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)00 Ratings7.975 Ratings
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization00 Ratings8.172 Ratings
Predictive Analytics00 Ratings8.068 Ratings
Pattern Recognition and Data Mining00 Ratings7.27 Ratings
Access Control and Security
Comparison of Access Control and Security features of Product A and Product B
Celonis
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Ratings
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.3
85 Ratings
3% below category average
Multi-User Support (named login)00 Ratings8.482 Ratings
Role-Based Security Model00 Ratings8.281 Ratings
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)00 Ratings8.181 Ratings
Report-Level Access Control00 Ratings8.110 Ratings
Single Sign-On (SSO)00 Ratings8.463 Ratings
Mobile Capabilities
Comparison of Mobile Capabilities features of Product A and Product B
Celonis
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Ratings
IBM Cognos Analytics
7.1
69 Ratings
12% below category average
Responsive Design for Web Access00 Ratings7.763 Ratings
Mobile Application00 Ratings7.054 Ratings
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile00 Ratings7.860 Ratings
Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding
Comparison of Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding features of Product A and Product B
Celonis
-
Ratings
IBM Cognos Analytics
7.4
49 Ratings
7% below category average
REST API00 Ratings7.146 Ratings
Javascript API00 Ratings7.445 Ratings
iFrames00 Ratings8.39 Ratings
Java API00 Ratings6.911 Ratings
Themeable User Interface (UI)00 Ratings7.110 Ratings
Customizable Platform (Open Source)00 Ratings7.87 Ratings
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User Ratings
CelonisIBM Cognos Analytics
Likelihood to Recommend
9.1
(139 ratings)
8.1
(111 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
7.6
(7 ratings)
9.8
(27 ratings)
Usability
6.7
(3 ratings)
8.0
(8 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
8.6
(4 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(5 ratings)
Support Rating
6.6
(3 ratings)
10.0
(8 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
8.7
(4 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(4 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.1
(1 ratings)
7.0
(7 ratings)
Configurability
8.2
(1 ratings)
8.0
(2 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
7.4
(3 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
8.4
(3 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
CelonisIBM Cognos Analytics
Likelihood to Recommend
Celonis
The industry in which Uniper operates requires strict adherence to compliance regulations, and we need a tool to monitor and ensure compliance throughout our key business processes. Celonis helps us to visualise our process and makes it easier to demonstrate that we are compliant. Uniper also has a culture of continuous improvement and we use Celonis to measure the impact of various process enhancements (such as increased automation) over time.
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IBM
IBM Cognos Analytics is very well suited for a large company that has users who are well versed in business intelligence and know how to create reports and monitor their necessary data to create a visually appetizing summary. This may be less appropriate for a smaller company that does not need the necessary computing power to bring together mass amount of data to report results/analyze trends and run analytics.
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Pros
Celonis
  • The team is incredible at integrating background tables, and building out the real-life processes end users are going through so that opportunities can be quickly identified. They continually persevere and are willing to bring in new data sets to make the platform as productive as possible.
  • The team continually challenges our internal business processes and setups to ensure that we are hunting for opportunities and pushing the limits of what we thought was possible for improving our operations
  • The X-ray view within the process explorer and the variant explorer provides a transparent overview of the order to cash process which we did not have previously
  • OLAP tables and different dimensions to slice the data with [helping] us find the root cause of the improvement opportunity that we want to focus on
  • Execution instruments like Action Flow help us take advantage of any insights provided to us within the process explorer
  • Dashboard views of specific KPIs help us build and export management reports with ease
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IBM
  • Common metadata platform that enables reporting, dashboards, ad hoc access and advanced capabilities
  • integrates well with a broad range of databases, authentication providers
  • provides content creation capabilities at different levels of complexity to make more people with a range of skills productive.
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Cons
Celonis
  • Performance: While most of the time the performance is great, there are still days where the performance is too low for too long periods of time.
  • Still some minor, inexplicable errors with no pattern (i.e. Data Load gets stuck for 2 days)
  • Client Centricity (They are working on that with their new structure of Consultants, though)
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IBM
  • Data modules still can't match the flexibility of the framework manager. When dealing with large data models, or multi-grain, FM still wins.
  • The new native graphs, while pretty, still can't match the version 10 graphs in terms of flexibility or options. It is possible to import third-party graphs, but it's a pain.
  • Some functionality, like version control, is only available through third parties. Motio or BSP.
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Likelihood to Renew
Celonis
We have been able to leverage Celonis [greatly] because of the commitment and support we receive from our data scientist. I strongly believe that we would not be able to accomplish this without her assistance. Moreover, when we escalate matters, the product development is engaged and commits resources to make sure our initiatives/business cases are supported.
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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
Celonis
It is a great tool but also requires a lot of work to get it into a useable fashion. Part of this is on our end as we don't have the dedicated analyst function yet to really become self-sufficient with Celonis. It also uncovers a lot of data issues or at the very least, multiple rounds of development and data validation are required before getting to a position where the business users feel comfortable with the data being reflected. This is fairly normal with any data-related development effort and perhaps not unique to Celonis.
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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
Celonis
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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
Celonis
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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
Celonis
We submit tickets to Celonis through product support. No assistance is generally provided, have to wait and the ticket is then escalated to product support in Germany. Many times we submit the ticket and the support desk asks us the same questions back where they should already have this information.
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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
Celonis
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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
Celonis
No answers on this topic
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
Celonis
Celonis has a lot of tools to support the implementation.
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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
Celonis
The major reason to choose Celonis is that it has enhanced decision-making in filtering the candidates. The frontend designer has nice graphics and has well-designed self-service. I particularly enjoy the visual editor, which allows you to create complicated PQL without having to write any code, as well as the numerous filtering choices, including process mining options.
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IBM
We could deliver a corporate wide solution with Cognos, it is an end-to-end platform. No other option provided the same breadth of scope. I can't think of a feature that the others provide that Cognos lacks, but the others do not provide the same features and governance of data with user/data security in mind.
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Scalability
Celonis
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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
Celonis
  • Within my scope, we’re capturing 100k USD in working capital a year by adjusting the process in just 1 destination country. Plus we’re already scaling that up.
  • I modified the portfolio distribution within my Customer Service team that allowed for headcount reduction.
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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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ScreenShots

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