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Score 8.6 out of 100

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

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Score 8.3 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Databox ranks higher in 1 feature set: BI Standard Reporting
  • IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson ranks higher in 2 feature sets: Report Output and Scheduling, Data Discovery and Visualization
  • Databox and IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson are tied in 1 feature set: Ad-hoc Reporting

BI Standard Reporting

9.3

Databox

93%
8.4

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

84%
Databox ranks higher in 3/3 features

Pixel Perfect reports

9.9
99%
5 Ratings
8.3
83%
58 Ratings

Customizable dashboards

9.0
90%
8 Ratings
8.5
85%
63 Ratings

Report Formatting Templates

9.0
90%
8 Ratings
8.3
83%
62 Ratings

Ad-hoc Reporting

8.6

Databox

86%
8.6

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

86%
Databox ranks higher in 2/4 features

Drill-down analysis

8.0
80%
6 Ratings
8.8
88%
65 Ratings

Formatting capabilities

9.0
90%
8 Ratings
8.6
86%
66 Ratings

Integration with R or other statistical packages

7.9
79%
3 Ratings
8.3
83%
40 Ratings

Report sharing and collaboration

9.5
95%
8 Ratings
8.9
89%
64 Ratings

Report Output and Scheduling

8.3

Databox

83%
8.7

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

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

Publish to Web

9.0
90%
6 Ratings
8.3
83%
26 Ratings

Publish to PDF

9.0
90%
7 Ratings
9.2
92%
62 Ratings

Report Versioning

7.7
77%
4 Ratings
8.6
86%
25 Ratings

Report Delivery Scheduling

9.0
90%
8 Ratings
9.2
92%
65 Ratings

Delivery to Remote Servers

7.1
71%
3 Ratings
8.1
81%
12 Ratings

Data Discovery and Visualization

7.8

Databox

78%
8.0

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

80%
Databox ranks higher in 2/3 features

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

8.5
85%
6 Ratings
8.3
83%
54 Ratings

Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization

7.0
70%
4 Ratings
7.9
79%
53 Ratings

Predictive Analytics

7.9
79%
5 Ratings
7.7
77%
49 Ratings

Access Control and Security

Databox

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

Databox

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.1

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

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

Responsive Design for Web Access

N/A
0 Ratings
7.7
77%
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

Databox

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

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

Likelihood to Recommend

8.0

Databox

80%
8 Ratings
8.0

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

80%
89 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Databox

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

100%
24 Ratings

Usability

9.0

Databox

90%
1 Rating
8.0

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

80%
7 Ratings

Availability

Databox

N/A
0 Ratings
8.6

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

86%
8 Ratings

Performance

Databox

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

90%
10 Ratings

Support Rating

9.8

Databox

98%
6 Ratings
10.0

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

100%
15 Ratings

In-Person Training

Databox

N/A
0 Ratings
8.7

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

87%
4 Ratings

Online Training

Databox

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

80%
4 Ratings

Implementation Rating

Databox

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

70%
14 Ratings

Product Scalability

Databox

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

100%
2 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Databox

I believe Databox can be an asset for any company. We are a small company, but I can see the value for large companies too. Databox is a great fit for departments or organizations that need to put their data into a readable form without needing a ton of reports. Databox allows you to save time and put together a nice report without having to do too much extra work. Once it is set up, it basically runs on its own at the frequency you set. I personally receive a daily report and have it sent to the respective people on the day of our meeting so we can quickly review it.
Heather Robinette, MBA | 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

Databox

  • Create dashboards from a variety of data sources.
  • Set & track goals based on the data and metrics provided.
  • Send alerts and scorecard updates to Slack and email automatically.
Michael Glover | 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

Databox

  • Some types of data can only be reported on for 1-2 months back. Unless I'm misunderstanding the function of the software this seems really weird. I can't figure out how to report on Activities more than 2 months ago
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

Databox

General

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

Starting Price

Databox 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

Databox

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

Databox

Databox 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Databox is an intuitive, well-designed platform that can be used by non-technical marketers. It is easy to learn, and while set up takes time, usability is high and the team has enjoyed creating custom dashboards and clients have also given us great feedback regarding its usability and value. While other BI tools are much more complex to navigate, Databox is a breeze.
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

Databox

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

Databox

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

Databox

Databox 9.8
Based on 6 answers
I have really enjoyed using Databox and have seen the value of it in many ways. They also continue to improve the functions of it and grow their integrations and templates. I look forward to continuing to use Databox in the future, potentially even finding ways to incorporate it into other departments to help them with reporting as well.
Heather Robinette, MBA | 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

Databox

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

Databox

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

Databox

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

Databox

Databox is unique in its ability to report from multiple data sources. Google Analytics is the standard when it comes to web metrics, but it's just one of the tools that integrates with Databox. Tableau is fantastic for data visualizations and reporting, but it's much more expensive than Databox, so it's not ideal for everyone. Tableau is also superior with customization
Daniel Berry | 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

Databox

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

Databox

  • It has helped us to show our value to clients
  • Easily digestible dashboards make it easy to understand what you're looking at
Dustin Brackett | 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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