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Score 8.9 out of 100

IBM Cognos Analytics

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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

Well suited:* simple reports for simple users ("big button-users", mostly managers or CEOs)* analyze date in cubes (finding "most important customer-group", finding "outliers" / "exceptions"; seeing historical development of...)Less appropriate: * beautiful reports for the general public! Be it paper, be it in electronic form (online)
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

ClicData
9.5
IBM Cognos Analytics
7.9
Pixel Perfect reports
ClicData
10.0
IBM Cognos Analytics
7.3
Customizable dashboards
ClicData
9.0
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.3
Report Formatting Templates
ClicData
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.0

Ad-hoc Reporting

ClicData
7.7
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.1
Drill-down analysis
ClicData
7.5
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.5
Formatting capabilities
ClicData
8.0
IBM Cognos Analytics
7.7
Report sharing and collaboration
ClicData
7.7
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.3
Integration with R or other statistical packages
ClicData
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.0

Report Output and Scheduling

ClicData
8.5
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.2
Publish to Web
ClicData
10.0
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.2
Publish to PDF
ClicData
9.0
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.3
Report Versioning
ClicData
7.0
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.6
Report Delivery Scheduling
ClicData
8.0
IBM Cognos Analytics
7.8
Delivery to Remote Servers
ClicData
IBM Cognos Analytics
7.9

Data Discovery and Visualization

ClicData
7.7
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.1
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
ClicData
8.5
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.0
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
ClicData
7.0
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.1
Predictive Analytics
ClicData
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.3

Access Control and Security

ClicData
9.5
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.8
Multi-User Support (named login)
ClicData
9.2
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.9
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
ClicData
9.7
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.7
Role-Based Security Model
ClicData
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.9
Single Sign-On (SSO)
ClicData
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.8

Mobile Capabilities

ClicData
4.7
IBM Cognos Analytics
6.4
Responsive Design for Web Access
ClicData
5.5
IBM Cognos Analytics
6.9
Dedicated iOS Application
ClicData
1.0
IBM Cognos Analytics
6.7
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
ClicData
7.7
IBM Cognos Analytics
6.3
Dedicated Android Application
ClicData
IBM Cognos Analytics
5.7

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

ClicData
10.0
IBM Cognos Analytics
7.1
iFrames
ClicData
10.0
IBM Cognos Analytics
7.6
Themeable User Interface (UI)
ClicData
10.0
IBM Cognos Analytics
6.7
REST API
ClicData
IBM Cognos Analytics
7.6
Javascript API
ClicData
IBM Cognos Analytics
7.4
Java API
ClicData
IBM Cognos Analytics
6.5
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
ClicData
IBM Cognos Analytics
6.8

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

  • What IBM Cognos does really well is provide precise data that may otherwise be hard to retrieve from your primary accounting software. While doing so, it organizes this data such that it becomes much more meaningful to analyze.
  • IBM Cognos also does a fantastic job through the Query Studio module to give certain users the ability to create simple reports and modify existing reports, this allows the flexibility a user needs in getting the intended data.
  • IBM Cognos also provides the ability to utilize a BI tool for complicated reporting requirements or in cases when there are many data dependencies that exist. This BI tool enables Cognos to tackle many organizational and data challenges that companies face in the industry.
Nabeel Chohan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

ClicData

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

IBM Cognos Analytics

  • With the upgrade from Cognos 10 to Cognos 11, there were a lot of features, like run schedule once, weren't brought over to the newest version of Report Studio.
  • I felt like they were trying to chase Tableau and Qlik with dashboarding rather than focusing on their bread and butter of Report Studio or which other Business Intelligence tools don't do very well.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

ClicData

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Cognos Analytics

IBM Cognos Analytics 7.9
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.
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

IBM Cognos Analytics 7.5
Based on 6 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

IBM Cognos Analytics 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

IBM Cognos Analytics 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

IBM Cognos Analytics 7.0
Based on 14 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

IBM Cognos Analytics 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

IBM Cognos Analytics 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

IBM Cognos Analytics 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

Although Tableau has certain advantages, mostly in its best in class visualization capabilities, Cognos is catching up. Most of the other advantages of Tableau Desktop have been addressed in more recent versions of Cognos, for instance the ability to ingest personal data sources, self-service modeling, and improved dashboarding/visualization features. Tableau still lacks a centralized metadata and governance model and requires a bit more effort to implement at the enterprise level. Also, Cognos is still best in breed for standardized reporting, which is always a crucial need for organizations. More requirements can be centrally addressed by Cognos, but it is unlikely any organization will have just one BI tool.
Albert Valdez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

ClicData

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Cognos Analytics

IBM Cognos Analytics 10.0
Based on 1 answer
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

  • (+) increased efficiency: Less time trying to figure out how to do something w/ another BI tool that may seem impossible -- Cognos will be able to do it 99% of the time
  • (-) increased training required: Training for Cognos had to be longer and more intensive than other BI tools. For example, my team members go through a week long 8-hour/day class and it was just enough to scratch the surface. A good base if required, but real world experience is the only way to become a Cognos pro.
  • (-) more end-user training: We do mostly canned reports with Cognos, so out end-users must be trainied. It is much harder to train them with Cognos than other BI tools. This is why I only turn to Cognos if I cannot accomplish my goal in another tool.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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IBM Cognos Analytics

Pricing Details

ClicData

General

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

* data volume, type of data source and level of automation

ClicData Editions & Modules

Edition
Premium$791
Team$2591
Enterprise$4991
Dedicated$8901
  1. 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

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
15.00

IBM Cognos Analytics Editions & Modules

On-premise Edition
On Demand Standard$151
On Demand Plus$351
On Demand Premium$701
  1. per authorized user/per month
SaaS Edition
On Cloud HostedContact for quote
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    Rating Summary

    Likelihood to Recommend

    ClicData
    9.2
    IBM Cognos Analytics
    7.8

    Likelihood to Renew

    ClicData
    IBM Cognos Analytics
    7.9

    Usability

    ClicData
    10.0
    IBM Cognos Analytics
    7.5

    Reliability and Availability

    ClicData
    IBM Cognos Analytics
    8.6

    Performance

    ClicData
    IBM Cognos Analytics
    9.0

    Support Rating

    ClicData
    10.0
    IBM Cognos Analytics
    7.0

    In-Person Training

    ClicData
    IBM Cognos Analytics
    8.7

    Online Training

    ClicData
    IBM Cognos Analytics
    8.0

    Implementation Rating

    ClicData
    IBM Cognos Analytics
    7.0

    Scalability

    ClicData
    IBM Cognos Analytics
    10.0

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