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Likelihood to Recommend

CoStar Real Estate Manager

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)
Amanda Kraft | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cognos Analytics

Cognos is best-suited to address enterprise-level reporting and analytics. It is a server-based architecture, so typically it is not suited for individual analysts that simply need a desktop-based reporting or visualization tool. However, most organizations need a broader analytics strategy, and Cognos fits very well with the bi-modal business intelligence world of today. Cognos Analytics in its current incarnation (version 11.1) supports self-service data discovery and other use cases that it historically was not capable of. Its data governance model is best in class, but also a centralized one that can result in a more rigid deployment strategy that can slow time to decision. Again, it is important to recognize that many of the traditional limitations that held Cognos back have been eliminated. It is now easy for any user to introduce any type of data, model it, and begin visualizing and exploring it in a matter of minutes. However, the infrastructure must be stood up beforehand, but this is not really a deficiency.
Albert Valdez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

CoStar Real Estate Manager
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.1
Pixel Perfect reports
CoStar Real Estate Manager
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.0
Customizable dashboards
CoStar Real Estate Manager
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.4
Report Formatting Templates
CoStar Real Estate Manager
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.0

Ad-hoc Reporting

CoStar Real Estate Manager
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.3
Drill-down analysis
CoStar Real Estate Manager
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.6
Formatting capabilities
CoStar Real Estate Manager
IBM Cognos Analytics
7.7
Integration with R or other statistical packages
CoStar Real Estate Manager
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.3
Report sharing and collaboration
CoStar Real Estate Manager
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.5

Report Output and Scheduling

CoStar Real Estate Manager
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.1
Publish to Web
CoStar Real Estate Manager
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.1
Publish to PDF
CoStar Real Estate Manager
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.3
Report Versioning
CoStar Real Estate Manager
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.4
Report Delivery Scheduling
CoStar Real Estate Manager
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.0
Delivery to Remote Servers
CoStar Real Estate Manager
IBM Cognos Analytics
7.7

Data Discovery and Visualization

CoStar Real Estate Manager
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.0
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
CoStar Real Estate Manager
IBM Cognos Analytics
7.8
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
CoStar Real Estate Manager
IBM Cognos Analytics
7.9
Predictive Analytics
CoStar Real Estate Manager
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.2

Access Control and Security

CoStar Real Estate Manager
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.9
Multi-User Support (named login)
CoStar Real Estate Manager
IBM Cognos Analytics
9.0
Role-Based Security Model
CoStar Real Estate Manager
IBM Cognos Analytics
9.0
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
CoStar Real Estate Manager
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.8
Single Sign-On (SSO)
CoStar Real Estate Manager
IBM Cognos Analytics
9.0

Mobile Capabilities

CoStar Real Estate Manager
IBM Cognos Analytics
6.6
Responsive Design for Web Access
CoStar Real Estate Manager
IBM Cognos Analytics
7.2
Dedicated iOS Application
CoStar Real Estate Manager
IBM Cognos Analytics
6.8
Dedicated Android Application
CoStar Real Estate Manager
IBM Cognos Analytics
5.9
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
CoStar Real Estate Manager
IBM Cognos Analytics
6.4

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

CoStar Real Estate Manager
IBM Cognos Analytics
6.8
REST API
CoStar Real Estate Manager
IBM Cognos Analytics
7.4
Javascript API
CoStar Real Estate Manager
IBM Cognos Analytics
7.2
iFrames
CoStar Real Estate Manager
IBM Cognos Analytics
7.1
Java API
CoStar Real Estate Manager
IBM Cognos Analytics
6.2
Themeable User Interface (UI)
CoStar Real Estate Manager
IBM Cognos Analytics
6.6
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
CoStar Real Estate Manager
IBM Cognos Analytics
6.2

Pros

CoStar Real Estate Manager

  • For my role within the company, I find CoStars database of historical information very helpful. Previous users, owners, financing lien holders, tax information and county data are things I look for on a daily basis.
Amanda Kraft | 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

CoStar Real Estate Manager

  • 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.
Amanda Kraft | 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

CoStar Real Estate Manager

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

CoStar Real Estate Manager

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

CoStar Real Estate Manager

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

CoStar Real Estate Manager

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

CoStar Real Estate Manager

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

CoStar Real Estate Manager

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

CoStar Real Estate Manager

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

CoStar Real Estate Manager

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

CoStar Real Estate Manager

One of our landlords requested we try VTS but we didn't continue because it was such a small portfolio it too more time to update the database than we wanted to spend
Amanda Kraft | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cognos Analytics

We considered several major commercial visualization and dashboarding tools and decided to adopt Tableau and Cognos. We're a healthcare delivery organization and security and privacy of patient data are a critical feature. For that reason, we preferred a well recognized and already proven products rather than a non-guaranteed brand/new product. Congos is not the richest functioned tool but provided stable performance with great business support.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

CoStar Real Estate Manager

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

CoStar Real Estate Manager

  • 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.
Amanda Kraft | 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

Pricing Details

CoStar Real Estate Manager

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

IBM Cognos Analytics

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

CoStar Real Estate Manager
8.0
IBM Cognos Analytics
7.9

Likelihood to Renew

CoStar Real Estate Manager
IBM Cognos Analytics
7.9

Usability

CoStar Real Estate Manager
IBM Cognos Analytics
7.5

Reliability and Availability

CoStar Real Estate Manager
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.6

Performance

CoStar Real Estate Manager
IBM Cognos Analytics
9.0

Support Rating

CoStar Real Estate Manager
IBM Cognos Analytics
7.0

In-Person Training

CoStar Real Estate Manager
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.7

Online Training

CoStar Real Estate Manager
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.0

Implementation Rating

CoStar Real Estate Manager
IBM Cognos Analytics
7.0

Scalability

CoStar Real Estate Manager
IBM Cognos Analytics
10.0

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