CoStar Real Estate Manager vs. IBM Cognos Analytics

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
CoStar Real Estate Manager
Score 6.7 out of 10
N/A
CoStar offers a platform for real estate management needs.N/A
IBM Cognos Analytics
Score 8.2 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
CoStar Real Estate ManagerIBM 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
CoStar Real Estate ManagerIBM Cognos Analytics
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional Details
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Features
CoStar Real Estate ManagerIBM Cognos Analytics
BI Standard Reporting
Comparison of BI Standard Reporting features of Product A and Product B
CoStar Real Estate Manager
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Ratings
IBM Cognos Analytics
7.9
101 Ratings
3% below category average
Pixel Perfect reports00 Ratings8.592 Ratings
Customizable dashboards00 Ratings7.799 Ratings
Report Formatting Templates00 Ratings7.496 Ratings
Ad-hoc Reporting
Comparison of Ad-hoc Reporting features of Product A and Product B
CoStar Real Estate Manager
-
Ratings
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.1
103 Ratings
0% above category average
Drill-down analysis00 Ratings8.0101 Ratings
Formatting capabilities00 Ratings8.1102 Ratings
Integration with R or other statistical packages00 Ratings7.871 Ratings
Report sharing and collaboration00 Ratings8.499 Ratings
Report Output and Scheduling
Comparison of Report Output and Scheduling features of Product A and Product B
CoStar Real Estate Manager
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Ratings
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.3
103 Ratings
0% below category average
Publish to Web00 Ratings8.327 Ratings
Publish to PDF00 Ratings8.697 Ratings
Report Versioning00 Ratings8.626 Ratings
Report Delivery Scheduling00 Ratings7.9100 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
CoStar Real Estate Manager
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Ratings
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.1
93 Ratings
1% above category average
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)00 Ratings8.188 Ratings
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization00 Ratings8.285 Ratings
Predictive Analytics00 Ratings8.281 Ratings
Pattern Recognition and Data Mining00 Ratings8.020 Ratings
Access Control and Security
Comparison of Access Control and Security features of Product A and Product B
CoStar Real Estate Manager
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Ratings
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.3
98 Ratings
3% below category average
Multi-User Support (named login)00 Ratings8.395 Ratings
Role-Based Security Model00 Ratings8.394 Ratings
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)00 Ratings8.294 Ratings
Report-Level Access Control00 Ratings8.423 Ratings
Single Sign-On (SSO)00 Ratings8.376 Ratings
Mobile Capabilities
Comparison of Mobile Capabilities features of Product A and Product B
CoStar Real Estate Manager
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Ratings
IBM Cognos Analytics
7.3
81 Ratings
9% below category average
Responsive Design for Web Access00 Ratings7.975 Ratings
Mobile Application00 Ratings7.366 Ratings
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile00 Ratings8.272 Ratings
Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding
Comparison of Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding features of Product A and Product B
CoStar Real Estate Manager
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Ratings
IBM Cognos Analytics
7.4
60 Ratings
6% below category average
REST API00 Ratings7.257 Ratings
Javascript API00 Ratings7.556 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
CoStar Real Estate ManagerIBM Cognos Analytics
Likelihood to Recommend
1.0
(2 ratings)
8.1
(126 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.6
(27 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(8 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
8.6
(4 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(5 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(8 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
8.7
(4 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(4 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(7 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(2 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(3 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
8.3
(3 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
CoStar Real Estate ManagerIBM Cognos Analytics
Likelihood to Recommend
CoStar Group
Gen-Y and younger will have no problem learning how to use CoStar but its not very intuitive for the older generations (they have to hunt and peck for what they are looking for and have no idea how to manipulate the reporting features)
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IBM
Our first and most basic scenario was to automatize the creation and publication/sharing of business reports that used to be created manually by employees throughout our organization. Using Cognos for that first use case worked well. The advanced analytics functionalities we used on the aggregated data were also as expected. However, the user interface is not always intuitive, and there is a steep learning curve, so I would recommend Cognos only to large organizations where there is a need for the most advanced functionalities (AI analysis/prediction).
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Pros
CoStar Group
  • Nothing
  • Charging my card
  • Nothing
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IBM
  • We use the tool for data modeling as it helps in predictive data analysis for complex data, which is very similar to real-life scenarios.
  • Options of customizing & scheduling reports as per our requirements basis.
  • Has mobile application which works seamless.
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Cons
CoStar Group
  • In our market (Portland, OR), not enough users implement the tools that could make CoStar so much better. For example, I specialize in medical but brokers and owners don't take the time to mark medical as an approved use in their buildings so I have to search much longer and cross-reference the data by contacting the brokers directly.
  • I find it really annoying that when I download documents CoStar doesn't use smart technology to automatically name my files. It is especially irritating since every piece of marketing we post to CoStar has a relevant file name yet when we download the same file we have to rename it.
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IBM
  • Sometimes there might be performance issues when dealing with large and complex data.
  • Although IBM provides full documentation but sometimes it's difficult to find answers to questions and connect with their customer support.
  • It relies on external tools for data cleaning, transformation and also for some integration tasks. It can also improve on providing wider range of data sources for integration.
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Likelihood to Renew
CoStar Group
No answers on this topic
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
CoStar Group
No answers on this topic
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
CoStar Group
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
CoStar Group
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
CoStar Group
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
CoStar Group
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
CoStar Group
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
CoStar Group
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
CoStar Group
There is literally not one good thing that I can say about CoStar. They charge my card $450/month because I signed a one-year contract. They provide very little data and properties and most of the time it is inaccurate. Their customer service is atrocious. They overpromise, underdeliver. STAY away from using Costar!
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IBM
In the past Management had used Excel and Workiva capabilities to create the reporting dashboards that were being used to make decisions. Since switching to IBM Cognos Analytics the Company has been much more efficient and decision making has been streamlined. IBM Cognos Analytics was chosen due to its reputation and data visualization capabilities and neither have been wrong.
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Scalability
CoStar Group
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
CoStar Group
  • Since CoStar has linked with LoopNet we have had fewer bad data calls. By which I mean old data from LoopNet that was available to the general public is now more regularly updated through CoStar so we have less confusion with our clients.
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IBM
  • High ROI with well designed solutions. Supported by scalable deployment, robust security model and ability to create valuable content.
  • High ROI where well designed data models can be deployed with a common metadata layer to a variety of users and use cases.
  • High ROI in an environment that includes a variety of vendors and best of breed products within the overall platform
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