Datadeck vs. IBM Cognos Analytics

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Datadeck
Score 8.4 out of 10
N/A
Datadeck aims to put everyone in sync with beautiful dashboards of all your data sources.N/A
IBM Cognos Analytics
Score 8.1 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
DatadeckIBM Cognos Analytics
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
On Demand - Standard
$10.00
per month per user
On Demand - Premium
$40.00
per month per user
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
DatadeckIBM 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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Community Pulse
DatadeckIBM Cognos Analytics
Top Pros
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Features
DatadeckIBM Cognos Analytics
BI Standard Reporting
Comparison of BI Standard Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Datadeck
8.8
4 Ratings
7% above category average
IBM Cognos Analytics
7.8
87 Ratings
5% below category average
Pixel Perfect reports9.04 Ratings8.478 Ratings
Customizable dashboards8.34 Ratings7.785 Ratings
Report Formatting Templates9.04 Ratings7.482 Ratings
Ad-hoc Reporting
Comparison of Ad-hoc Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Datadeck
8.3
4 Ratings
2% above category average
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.0
89 Ratings
1% below category average
Drill-down analysis7.74 Ratings7.987 Ratings
Formatting capabilities8.04 Ratings8.088 Ratings
Integration with R or other statistical packages8.33 Ratings7.758 Ratings
Report sharing and collaboration9.34 Ratings8.285 Ratings
Report Output and Scheduling
Comparison of Report Output and Scheduling features of Product A and Product B
Datadeck
8.7
4 Ratings
4% above category average
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.3
89 Ratings
1% below category average
Publish to Web9.03 Ratings8.326 Ratings
Publish to PDF8.74 Ratings8.784 Ratings
Report Versioning8.34 Ratings8.625 Ratings
Report Delivery Scheduling8.73 Ratings8.087 Ratings
Delivery to Remote Servers8.73 Ratings8.112 Ratings
Data Discovery and Visualization
Comparison of Data Discovery and Visualization features of Product A and Product B
Datadeck
8.9
4 Ratings
9% above category average
IBM Cognos Analytics
7.8
80 Ratings
4% below category average
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)9.04 Ratings7.975 Ratings
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization9.04 Ratings8.172 Ratings
Predictive Analytics8.74 Ratings8.068 Ratings
Pattern Recognition and Data Mining00 Ratings7.27 Ratings
Access Control and Security
Comparison of Access Control and Security features of Product A and Product B
Datadeck
8.8
4 Ratings
3% above category average
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.3
85 Ratings
3% below category average
Multi-User Support (named login)9.04 Ratings8.482 Ratings
Role-Based Security Model8.74 Ratings8.281 Ratings
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)9.04 Ratings8.181 Ratings
Single Sign-On (SSO)8.33 Ratings8.463 Ratings
Report-Level Access Control00 Ratings8.110 Ratings
Mobile Capabilities
Comparison of Mobile Capabilities features of Product A and Product B
Datadeck
8.3
4 Ratings
4% above category average
IBM Cognos Analytics
7.1
69 Ratings
12% below category average
Responsive Design for Web Access8.03 Ratings7.763 Ratings
Mobile Application7.73 Ratings7.054 Ratings
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile9.34 Ratings7.860 Ratings
Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding
Comparison of Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding features of Product A and Product B
Datadeck
8.5
4 Ratings
7% above category average
IBM Cognos Analytics
7.4
49 Ratings
7% below category average
REST API8.33 Ratings7.146 Ratings
Javascript API8.52 Ratings7.445 Ratings
iFrames8.53 Ratings8.39 Ratings
Java API8.52 Ratings6.911 Ratings
Themeable User Interface (UI)8.73 Ratings7.110 Ratings
Customizable Platform (Open Source)8.52 Ratings7.87 Ratings
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User Ratings
DatadeckIBM Cognos Analytics
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(4 ratings)
8.1
(111 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.8
(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)
7.4
(3 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
8.4
(3 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
DatadeckIBM Cognos Analytics
Likelihood to Recommend
Beijing Bojinzhihui Internet Technology Co., Ltd.
DataDeck is an excellent solution for those who need to analyze Google Analytics daily. You can have an exclusive deck for an exclusive GAt account and select the reports and instances needed. No need to go deep into the GA menus anymore. Just pick the info you need and that specify data will be easily available. We feel that sharing the dashboard with our clients does not work well once, sometimes, have difficulties to understand the dashboard and data.
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IBM
IBM Cognos Analytics is very well suited for a large company that has users who are well versed in business intelligence and know how to create reports and monitor their necessary data to create a visually appetizing summary. This may be less appropriate for a smaller company that does not need the necessary computing power to bring together mass amount of data to report results/analyze trends and run analytics.
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Pros
Beijing Bojinzhihui Internet Technology Co., Ltd.
  • Easy to use without programming skills needed
  • All data under one dashboard
  • Reduces time to locate information
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IBM
  • Common metadata platform that enables reporting, dashboards, ad hoc access and advanced capabilities
  • integrates well with a broad range of databases, authentication providers
  • provides content creation capabilities at different levels of complexity to make more people with a range of skills productive.
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Cons
Beijing Bojinzhihui Internet Technology Co., Ltd.
  • There are still important pieces missing.
  • The way prices are set is a little strange.
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IBM
  • Data modules still can't match the flexibility of the framework manager. When dealing with large data models, or multi-grain, FM still wins.
  • The new native graphs, while pretty, still can't match the version 10 graphs in terms of flexibility or options. It is possible to import third-party graphs, but it's a pain.
  • Some functionality, like version control, is only available through third parties. Motio or BSP.
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Likelihood to Renew
Beijing Bojinzhihui Internet Technology Co., Ltd.
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
Beijing Bojinzhihui Internet Technology Co., Ltd.
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
Beijing Bojinzhihui Internet Technology Co., Ltd.
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
Beijing Bojinzhihui Internet Technology Co., Ltd.
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
Beijing Bojinzhihui Internet Technology Co., Ltd.
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
Beijing Bojinzhihui Internet Technology Co., Ltd.
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
Beijing Bojinzhihui Internet Technology Co., Ltd.
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
Beijing Bojinzhihui Internet Technology Co., Ltd.
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
Beijing Bojinzhihui Internet Technology Co., Ltd.
DataDeck definitely makes the reading and analyzing data easier than accessing the GA dashboard.
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IBM
We could deliver a corporate wide solution with Cognos, it is an end-to-end platform. No other option provided the same breadth of scope. I can't think of a feature that the others provide that Cognos lacks, but the others do not provide the same features and governance of data with user/data security in mind.
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Scalability
Beijing Bojinzhihui Internet Technology Co., Ltd.
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
Beijing Bojinzhihui Internet Technology Co., Ltd.
  • Datadeck has helped us in achieving our organization goal more faster than previously
  • It has helped us in collecting more data and providing the best results when needed, which makes our work more efficient and systematic
  • It has helped us in analysing our work process and has increased our productivity
  • It has increased our ROI upto 9%
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IBM
  • 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.
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