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Score 8 out of 100

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

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Score 8.3 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    BI Standard Reporting

    D3.js

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.4

    IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

    84%
    IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Pixel Perfect reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    58 Ratings

    Customizable dashboards

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    63 Ratings

    Report Formatting Templates

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    62 Ratings

    Ad-hoc Reporting

    D3.js

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.6

    IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

    86%
    IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Drill-down analysis

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8
    88%
    65 Ratings

    Formatting capabilities

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    66 Ratings

    Integration with R or other statistical packages

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    40 Ratings

    Report sharing and collaboration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.9
    89%
    64 Ratings

    Report Output and Scheduling

    D3.js

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.7

    IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

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

    Publish to Web

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    26 Ratings

    Publish to PDF

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.2
    92%
    62 Ratings

    Report Versioning

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    25 Ratings

    Report Delivery Scheduling

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.2
    92%
    65 Ratings

    Delivery to Remote Servers

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    12 Ratings

    Data Discovery and Visualization

    D3.js

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.0

    IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

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

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

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    54 Ratings

    Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    53 Ratings

    Predictive Analytics

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.7
    77%
    49 Ratings

    Access Control and Security

    D3.js

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.9

    IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

    89%
    IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Multi-User Support (named login)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    61 Ratings

    Role-Based Security Model

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8
    88%
    60 Ratings

    Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    60 Ratings

    Single Sign-On (SSO)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    43 Ratings

    Mobile Capabilities

    D3.js

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.2

    IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

    72%
    IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Responsive Design for Web Access

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8
    78%
    45 Ratings

    Mobile Application

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.5
    75%
    40 Ratings

    Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    44 Ratings

    Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

    D3.js

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.8

    IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

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

    REST API

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    31 Ratings

    Javascript API

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    29 Ratings

    iFrames

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    9 Ratings

    Java API

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.9
    69%
    11 Ratings

    Themeable User Interface (UI)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.1
    71%
    10 Ratings

    Customizable Platform (Open Source)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.7
    77%
    7 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • D3.js is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
    • IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.9

    D3.js

    89%
    3 Ratings
    8.0

    IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

    80%
    89 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    D3.js

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

    100%
    24 Ratings

    Usability

    D3.js

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0

    IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

    80%
    7 Ratings

    Availability

    D3.js

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6

    IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

    86%
    8 Ratings

    Performance

    D3.js

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

    90%
    10 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.0

    D3.js

    80%
    2 Ratings
    10.0

    IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

    100%
    15 Ratings

    In-Person Training

    D3.js

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7

    IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

    87%
    4 Ratings

    Online Training

    D3.js

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0

    IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

    80%
    4 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    D3.js

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0

    IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

    70%
    14 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    D3.js

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

    100%
    2 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    D3.js

    It's well suited for dynamic data, especially when multiple users are using the application and generating data, it helps us to get analytics of the data for users.
    Anonymous | 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

    D3.js

    • It provides multiple ways of visualizing data easily.
    • It is fast and light on system resources. It is built with JavaScript and visualizations can be easily hosted on the web across browsers.
    • It has a huge community backing it so it is easy to find people to help with whatever you're doing.
    Firaz Peer | 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

    D3.js

    • Hard to code, not a kids play toy.
    • No tutorial from official documentation.
    • Requires web development experience.
    Sanyam Jain | 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

    D3.js

    General

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

    Starting Price

    D3.js Editions & Modules

    Additional Pricing Details

    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

    D3.js

    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

    D3.js

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    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

    D3.js

    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

    D3.js

    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

    D3.js

    D3.js 8.0
    Based on 2 answers
    Support can be improved by providing more educational videos.
    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

    D3.js

    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

    D3.js

    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

    D3.js

    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

    D3.js

    Protoviz does not require as much knowledge of programming to build visualizations as with D3.js or Google Charts. Highcharts or AnyChart are other alternatives that are more specific to building charts only
    Firaz Peer | 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

    D3.js

    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

    D3.js

    • Rapid Development using templates helps faster delivery of the project.
    • Documentation requires a lot of time to study.
    • D3 creates high-quality visual effects which can be used over large screens.
    Sanyam Jain | 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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