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510 Ratings
9 Ratings
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Score 10 out of 100

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

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Score 8.3 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Flexmonster Pivot Table & Charts Component ranks higher in 4 feature sets: BI Standard Reporting, Ad-hoc Reporting, Report Output and Scheduling, Mobile Capabilities

BI Standard Reporting

10.0

Flexmonster Pivot Table & Charts Component

100%
8.3

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

83%
IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson ranks higher in 2/3 features

Report Formatting Templates

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.3
83%
69 Ratings

Pixel Perfect reports

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
65 Ratings

Customizable dashboards

N/A
0 Ratings
8.4
84%
70 Ratings

Ad-hoc Reporting

9.5

Flexmonster Pivot Table & Charts Component

95%
8.7

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

87%
Flexmonster Pivot Table & Charts Component ranks higher in 2/4 features

Formatting capabilities

9.0
90%
1 Rating
8.7
87%
73 Ratings

Report sharing and collaboration

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.8
88%
71 Ratings

Drill-down analysis

N/A
0 Ratings
8.8
88%
72 Ratings

Integration with R or other statistical packages

N/A
0 Ratings
8.3
83%
46 Ratings

Report Output and Scheduling

10.0

Flexmonster Pivot Table & Charts Component

100%
8.7

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

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

Publish to PDF

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.2
92%
69 Ratings

Publish to Web

N/A
0 Ratings
8.3
83%
26 Ratings

Report Versioning

N/A
0 Ratings
8.6
86%
25 Ratings

Report Delivery Scheduling

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1
91%
72 Ratings

Delivery to Remote Servers

N/A
0 Ratings
8.1
81%
12 Ratings

Mobile Capabilities

10.0

Flexmonster Pivot Table & Charts Component

100%
7.2

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

72%
IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson ranks higher in 2/3 features

Responsive Design for Web Access

10.0
100%
1 Rating
7.8
78%
52 Ratings

Mobile Application

N/A
0 Ratings
7.6
76%
81 Ratings

Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile

N/A
0 Ratings
7.5
75%
50 Ratings

Data Discovery and Visualization

Flexmonster Pivot Table & Charts Component

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.8

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

78%
IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson ranks higher in 3/3 features

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

N/A
0 Ratings
7.9
79%
60 Ratings

Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
58 Ratings

Predictive Analytics

N/A
0 Ratings
7.4
74%
56 Ratings

Access Control and Security

Flexmonster Pivot Table & Charts Component

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%
67 Ratings

Role-Based Security Model

N/A
0 Ratings
8.8
88%
66 Ratings

Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1
91%
66 Ratings

Single Sign-On (SSO)

N/A
0 Ratings
8.8
88%
49 Ratings

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Flexmonster Pivot Table & Charts Component

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%
37 Ratings

Javascript API

N/A
0 Ratings
8.5
85%
35 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
7.8
78%
7 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Flexmonster Pivot Table & Charts Component is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability
  • Flexmonster Pivot Table & Charts Component and IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson are tied in 1 area: Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

10.0

Flexmonster Pivot Table & Charts Component

100%
1 Rating
8.1

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

81%
96 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Flexmonster Pivot Table & Charts Component

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

100%
24 Ratings

Usability

9.0

Flexmonster Pivot Table & Charts Component

90%
1 Rating
8.0

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

80%
7 Ratings

Availability

Flexmonster Pivot Table & Charts Component

N/A
0 Ratings
8.6

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

86%
8 Ratings

Performance

Flexmonster Pivot Table & Charts Component

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

90%
10 Ratings

Support Rating

10.0

Flexmonster Pivot Table & Charts Component

100%
1 Rating
10.0

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

100%
15 Ratings

In-Person Training

Flexmonster Pivot Table & Charts Component

N/A
0 Ratings
8.7

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

87%
4 Ratings

Online Training

Flexmonster Pivot Table & Charts Component

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

80%
4 Ratings

Implementation Rating

Flexmonster Pivot Table & Charts Component

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

70%
14 Ratings

Configurability

Flexmonster Pivot Table & Charts Component

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

80%
2 Ratings

Ease of integration

Flexmonster Pivot Table & Charts Component

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

80%
2 Ratings

Product Scalability

Flexmonster Pivot Table & Charts Component

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

100%
2 Ratings

Vendor post-sale

Flexmonster Pivot Table & Charts Component

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

70%
1 Rating

Vendor pre-sale

Flexmonster Pivot Table & Charts Component

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

70%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

Flexmonster

Fantastic product to embed in any SaaS solution for reporting and data exports. Excellent performance, ability to customize fields and tons of other features out of the box that makes it a well-rounded tool that is easy to use. To top it off their support is amazing for answering technical questions quickly and they provide great examples to learn how to interact with the code. We are very happy with our choice to use Flexmonster!
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IBM

IBM Cognos Analytics provides our organization with a workspace for data visualization and analysis, with a wide variety of customization options. It is well suited for exploring and discovering trends with the information provided in real time. It has the ability to create very attractive reports and dashboards. It offers robust controls for comprehensive data protection, generating reliability in the use of significant information
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Pros

Flexmonster

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IBM

  • 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.
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Cons

Flexmonster

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IBM

  • 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!!)!!!
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Pricing Details

Flexmonster Pivot Table & Charts Component

Starting Price

$0 Annual SaaS Subscription

Editions & Modules

Flexmonster Pivot Table & Charts Component editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Pivot Table for Pentaho Mondrian$7991
Pivot Table for SQL/CSV/JSON Unlimited$7992
Pivot Table for MS Analysis Services$7993
Pivot Table for SQL/CSV/JSON Basic$2994
Pivot Table for SQL/CSV/JSON Unlimited05
Pivot Table for Pentaho Mondrian06
Pivot Table for MS Analysis Services07

Footnotes

  1. Annual subscription
  2. Annual subscription
  3. Annual subscription
  4. Annual subscription
  5. Annual SaaS Subscription
  6. Annual SaaS Subscription
  7. Annual SaaS Subscription

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

Starting Price

$10 per month per user

Editions & Modules

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
On Demand - Standard$10.001
On Demand - Premium$40.002

Footnotes

  1. per month per user
  2. per month per user

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

Optional

Additional Details

30-day free trial available.

Pricing Info

Likelihood to Renew

Flexmonster

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

Flexmonster

Checks all the boxes! Easy to use, great out of the box feature set and fantastic support team
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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

Flexmonster

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

Flexmonster

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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

Flexmonster

Quick response to questions and feedback, excellent documentation for learning about the product and tons of examples to leverage.
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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

Flexmonster

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

Flexmonster

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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

Flexmonster

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

Flexmonster

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IBM

The AI and the automation in IBM Cognos Analytics are pretty simple to use and almost provide accurate data. The report part compared to the Medidata Rave is always efficient and error-proof I got the reports nearly 90 percent. The analysis is pretty good I actually got the outcome that I wanted to produce.
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Scalability

Flexmonster

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

Flexmonster

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IBM

  • The team that implemented this software tells me that the ROI is not obtained instantly; it must go through long months before obtaining good results.
  • There are functions that are not easy for all users; this makes it difficult to obtain positive results in the first months.
  • A year has to pass before noticing that after its configuration, we can work without delays.
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