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Score 7.6 out of 100
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Score 8 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Datawatch Monarch

The product is especially useful when you have real-time and/or time series data to analyze. If you have more mundane, simpler requirements, other products might do the job you need for less money (there are even some decent open source visualization tools you can find.) I know the product is very widely used in capital markets applications to monitor and analyze risk and price and volume changes; if you're working in that area, I don't think there's a better tool to use.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cognos Analytics on Cloud

IBM Cognos Analytics on Cloud is well suited for:
  • Medium and large enterprise, dealing with complexity of scale
  • When user identity, access management, and enterprise information security is a concern
  • Where clients want to do bit more than vanilla reporting like predictive analysis, extrapolation, and analysis
Less appropriate when:
  • Desktop reporting is the need of the hour
  • Client is after self-service reporting only
  • Prediction is the main objective
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Datawatch Monarch
IBM Cognos Analytics on Cloud
8.3
Pixel Perfect reports
Datawatch Monarch
IBM Cognos Analytics on Cloud
7.5
Customizable dashboards
Datawatch Monarch
IBM Cognos Analytics on Cloud
9.5
Report Formatting Templates
Datawatch Monarch
IBM Cognos Analytics on Cloud
8.0

Ad-hoc Reporting

Datawatch Monarch
IBM Cognos Analytics on Cloud
8.3
Drill-down analysis
Datawatch Monarch
IBM Cognos Analytics on Cloud
8.7
Formatting capabilities
Datawatch Monarch
IBM Cognos Analytics on Cloud
7.7
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Datawatch Monarch
IBM Cognos Analytics on Cloud
8.0
Report sharing and collaboration
Datawatch Monarch
IBM Cognos Analytics on Cloud
8.7

Report Output and Scheduling

Datawatch Monarch
IBM Cognos Analytics on Cloud
8.3
Publish to Web
Datawatch Monarch
IBM Cognos Analytics on Cloud
8.6
Publish to PDF
Datawatch Monarch
IBM Cognos Analytics on Cloud
7.8
Report Versioning
Datawatch Monarch
IBM Cognos Analytics on Cloud
8.4
Report Delivery Scheduling
Datawatch Monarch
IBM Cognos Analytics on Cloud
8.4
Delivery to Remote Servers
Datawatch Monarch
IBM Cognos Analytics on Cloud
8.4

Data Discovery and Visualization

Datawatch Monarch
IBM Cognos Analytics on Cloud
7.5
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Datawatch Monarch
IBM Cognos Analytics on Cloud
8.0
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Datawatch Monarch
IBM Cognos Analytics on Cloud
7.5
Predictive Analytics
Datawatch Monarch
IBM Cognos Analytics on Cloud
7.0

Access Control and Security

Datawatch Monarch
IBM Cognos Analytics on Cloud
8.7
Multi-User Support (named login)
Datawatch Monarch
IBM Cognos Analytics on Cloud
8.7
Role-Based Security Model
Datawatch Monarch
IBM Cognos Analytics on Cloud
8.7
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Datawatch Monarch
IBM Cognos Analytics on Cloud
8.7
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Datawatch Monarch
IBM Cognos Analytics on Cloud
8.7

Mobile Capabilities

Datawatch Monarch
IBM Cognos Analytics on Cloud
5.0
Responsive Design for Web Access
Datawatch Monarch
IBM Cognos Analytics on Cloud
6.3
Dedicated iOS Application
Datawatch Monarch
IBM Cognos Analytics on Cloud
5.0
Dedicated Android Application
Datawatch Monarch
IBM Cognos Analytics on Cloud
3.9
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Datawatch Monarch
IBM Cognos Analytics on Cloud
4.6

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Datawatch Monarch
IBM Cognos Analytics on Cloud
5.3
REST API
Datawatch Monarch
IBM Cognos Analytics on Cloud
6.2
Javascript API
Datawatch Monarch
IBM Cognos Analytics on Cloud
5.6
iFrames
Datawatch Monarch
IBM Cognos Analytics on Cloud
5.1
Java API
Datawatch Monarch
IBM Cognos Analytics on Cloud
5.1
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Datawatch Monarch
IBM Cognos Analytics on Cloud
5.1
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Datawatch Monarch
IBM Cognos Analytics on Cloud
4.6

Pros

Datawatch Monarch

  • Creating a basic model to extract data from a report is very easy.
  • Advanced features like Calculated Fields and External Lookups allow you to augment the raw data.
  • You can create a "project" to automate the data extraction. Combined with Datapump (a separate DW app), you can fully automate the process once the raw report is generated.
Frank Pappalardo | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cognos Analytics on Cloud

  • Handles big data well.
  • Provides the end-user with the data.
  • Allows for management to get the data they need.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Datawatch Monarch

  • Recently, we had some major sticker-shock when we wanted to upgrade Data Pump. It is an exceptional product, but when the price jumped from $6,000 to over $60,000, it was impossible to get the funds approved internally for the upgrade.
  • We also paid for yearly maintenance contracts which included Professional Services, but rarely found those services beneficial. However, we did receive all software upgrades for Datapump as part of the contract which we found to be very beneficial. However, with the new pricing, that is not longer the case.
Kim Shada | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cognos Analytics on Cloud

  • Visually can be improved.
  • Although easy to use, it does feel slow sometimes when there is a lag.
John Nguyen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Datawatch Monarch

Datawatch Monarch 7.2
Based on 6 answers
Even though we do not utilize it on a daily basis, I do hope my current company renews it's license. If not, I intend to purchase myself.
Lisa Glassman | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cognos Analytics on Cloud

No score
No answers yet
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Alternatives Considered

Datawatch Monarch

Datawatch is very good value of money compared to QlikView; QlikView is really more of a BI tool and has a lot of functions that I didn't need. Datawatch is very strong in the real-time area where Tableau, Panorama, and Qlik don't do very well. If you need to set up a visual monitoring dashboard, Datawatch is the best product I've seen for that. if you want to do a lot of in depth statistical analysis of large databases, Tableau is probably a good option.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cognos Analytics on Cloud

Compared to others, IBM Cognos Analytics on Cloud offers much simpler product options, actually just one as against many-part components for other providers like PowerBI. Unlike other options available in the market, IBM Cognos Analytics has extensive ability to handle large data sources, comes with matured data comparison capabilities and ability to narrate data, analysis journey storyboards, and has both on-premises and cloud options.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Datawatch Monarch

  • Data Pump reduces complexity of report solutions by offering a standardized approach for organizing and scheduling
  • 97% service level for past 5 years for all of our jobs going through Data Pump
Kim Shada | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cognos Analytics on Cloud

No answers on this topic

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IBM Cognos Analytics on Cloud

Pricing Details

Datawatch Monarch

General

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

IBM Cognos Analytics on Cloud

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Datawatch Monarch
8.1
IBM Cognos Analytics on Cloud
8.4

Likelihood to Renew

Datawatch Monarch
7.2
IBM Cognos Analytics on Cloud

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