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Score 9.1 out of 100

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

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Score 8.3 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • ClicData ranks higher in 5 feature sets: BI Standard Reporting, Ad-hoc Reporting, Data Discovery and Visualization, Access Control and Security, Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding
  • IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson ranks higher in 2 feature sets: Report Output and Scheduling, Mobile Capabilities

BI Standard Reporting

10.0

ClicData

100%
8.4

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

84%
ClicData ranks higher in 2/3 features

Pixel Perfect reports

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.3
83%
58 Ratings

Customizable dashboards

9.9
99%
3 Ratings
8.5
85%
63 Ratings

Report Formatting Templates

N/A
0 Ratings
8.3
83%
62 Ratings

Ad-hoc Reporting

8.9

ClicData

89%
8.6

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

86%
ClicData ranks higher in 2/4 features

Drill-down analysis

8.0
80%
3 Ratings
8.8
88%
65 Ratings

Formatting capabilities

8.9
89%
3 Ratings
8.6
86%
66 Ratings

Report sharing and collaboration

9.9
99%
2 Ratings
8.9
89%
64 Ratings

Integration with R or other statistical packages

N/A
0 Ratings
8.3
83%
40 Ratings

Report Output and Scheduling

8.5

ClicData

85%
8.7

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

87%
IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson ranks higher in 4/5 features

Publish to Web

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
8.3
83%
26 Ratings

Publish to PDF

9.0
90%
2 Ratings
9.2
92%
62 Ratings

Report Versioning

7.0
70%
2 Ratings
8.6
86%
25 Ratings

Report Delivery Scheduling

8.0
80%
1 Rating
9.2
92%
65 Ratings

Delivery to Remote Servers

N/A
0 Ratings
8.1
81%
12 Ratings

Data Discovery and Visualization

8.5

ClicData

85%
8.0

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

80%
IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson ranks higher in 2/3 features

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

9.9
99%
3 Ratings
8.3
83%
54 Ratings

Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization

7.0
70%
2 Ratings
7.9
79%
53 Ratings

Predictive Analytics

N/A
0 Ratings
7.7
77%
49 Ratings

Access Control and Security

10.0

ClicData

100%
8.9

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

89%
ClicData ranks higher in 2/4 features

Multi-User Support (named login)

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
9.0
90%
61 Ratings

Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
9.0
90%
60 Ratings

Role-Based Security Model

N/A
0 Ratings
8.8
88%
60 Ratings

Single Sign-On (SSO)

N/A
0 Ratings
8.6
86%
43 Ratings

Mobile Capabilities

5.9

ClicData

59%
7.1

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

71%
IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson ranks higher in 2/3 features

Responsive Design for Web Access

6.9
69%
2 Ratings
7.7
77%
45 Ratings

Mobile Application

1.0
10%
1 Rating
7.5
75%
40 Ratings

Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile

9.9
99%
2 Ratings
7.6
76%
44 Ratings

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

10.0

ClicData

100%
7.8

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

78%
IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson ranks higher in 4/6 features

iFrames

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.3
83%
9 Ratings

Themeable User Interface (UI)

10.0
100%
1 Rating
7.1
71%
10 Ratings

REST API

N/A
0 Ratings
8.4
84%
31 Ratings

Javascript API

N/A
0 Ratings
8.4
84%
29 Ratings

Java API

N/A
0 Ratings
6.9
69%
11 Ratings

Customizable Platform (Open Source)

N/A
0 Ratings
7.7
77%
7 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • ClicData is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability
  • ClicData and IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson are tied in 1 area: Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

10.0

ClicData

100%
3 Ratings
8.0

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

80%
89 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

ClicData

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

100%
24 Ratings

Usability

10.0

ClicData

100%
1 Rating
8.0

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

80%
7 Ratings

Availability

ClicData

N/A
0 Ratings
8.6

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

86%
8 Ratings

Performance

ClicData

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

90%
10 Ratings

Support Rating

10.0

ClicData

100%
1 Rating
10.0

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

100%
15 Ratings

In-Person Training

ClicData

N/A
0 Ratings
8.7

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

87%
4 Ratings

Online Training

ClicData

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

80%
4 Ratings

Implementation Rating

ClicData

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

70%
14 Ratings

Product Scalability

ClicData

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

100%
2 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

ClicData

We used ClicData dashboards in a somewhat unorthodox way: we used "Indicators", or icons within tables to represent data, and the results looked great. The ability to integrate 3rd party HTML into dashboards was valuable (although Clic Data correctly warns that response time may suffer).The ability to start small and release dashboards incrementally suited our needs very well. We also valued the responsive account team getting us quickly pointed in the right direction.
Ben Warren | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

IBM Cognos Analytics is a good way to streamline the deployment of your AI models. I would recommend taking up the Cognos analytics training and certification for you to be able to navigate the studio well. It covers all aspects comprehensively and you'll be better off if you are already knowledgeable in PostgreSQL.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

ClicData

  • Ease of use, I can put together a dashboard in about an hour that is used by daily.
  • Support, their support team is super helpful and always has detailed insight.
  • Connectors, they have a huge number of connectors that allow easy integration of your data sources.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

  • 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.
Paul Mendelson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

ClicData

  • More widgets.
  • Sometimes it takes a while to refresh.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

  • 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!!)!!!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

ClicData

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
$71

Starting Price

$79 per month

ClicData Editions & Modules

Edition
Premium$791
Team$2691
EnterpriseCustom Quote
Business$5253
  1. per month
  2. none
  3. per month
Additional Pricing Details
All plans include multiple users licenses but dashboards can be shared with external users via live links, no license needed. Plans and pricing vary based on the data connectors, refreshes, and the level of automation needed. A few hours of Expert Service are including in all plans but more hours can be purchased. A white label option is also available for consultants and agencies.

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Starting Price

$10 per month per user

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson Editions & Modules

Edition
On Demand - Premium$40.001
On Demand - Standard$10.001
  1. per month per user
Additional Pricing Details
30-day free trial available.

Likelihood to Renew

ClicData

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson 10.0
Based on 24 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.
Sachin Karkun | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

ClicData

ClicData 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Like I mentioned before, the ease of use means we not only get very quick results and beautiful dashboards in minutes, it means my team is actually using it because they aren't frustrated in the learning curve or wasting time trying to accomplish simple tasks.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson 8.0
Based on 7 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.
Robert Goodman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

ClicData

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson 8.6
Based on 8 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
Gerrit Goewey | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

ClicData

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson 9.0
Based on 10 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.
Meghdeep Raval, PMP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

ClicData

ClicData 10.0
Based on 1 answer
We've only needed support a couple times in the beginning as we were learning the system and how to display our data in interesting ways. Every time we reached out we got very detailed responses and were connected to someone that you could tell was very interested in making sure we were happy with how things were going.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson 10.0
Based on 15 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.
Jonathan Kyrlach | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

ClicData

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson 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.
Robert Goodman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

ClicData

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson 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
Gerrit Goewey | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

ClicData

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson 7.0
Based on 14 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.
Toni McKee | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

ClicData

ClicData was the most flexible. It is cloud-based and even has WebService access. You can publish your data for access from other applications. The sheer number of data connectors is amazing. The ability to not only create dashboards, but you can schedule them to be delivered to specific recipients on a scheduled basis via PDF or a static HTML page.
Ben Warren | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

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.
Corey Mendelsohn | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

ClicData

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson 10.0
Based on 2 answers
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.
Robert Goodman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

ClicData

  • ClicData was by far the most reasonable cost-wise, and we were able to get ROI within just minutes of using it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

  • 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.
Nicholas Maeda | TrustRadius Reviewer

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