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Feature Set Ratings

  • IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson ranks higher in 4 feature sets: Ad-hoc Reporting, Report Output and Scheduling, Data Discovery and Visualization, Access Control and Security
  • Jedox ranks higher in 2 feature sets: BI Standard Reporting, Mobile Capabilities

BI Standard Reporting

8.3

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

83%
9.1

Jedox

91%
Jedox ranks higher in 3/3 features

Pixel Perfect reports

8.2
82%
63 Ratings
9.1
91%
4 Ratings

Customizable dashboards

8.4
84%
68 Ratings
9.1
91%
4 Ratings

Report Formatting Templates

8.3
83%
67 Ratings
9.1
91%
4 Ratings

Ad-hoc Reporting

8.7

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

87%
8.3

Jedox

83%
IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson ranks higher in 3/4 features

Drill-down analysis

8.8
88%
70 Ratings
8.2
82%
3 Ratings

Formatting capabilities

8.7
87%
71 Ratings
8.2
82%
3 Ratings

Integration with R or other statistical packages

8.3
83%
44 Ratings
8.5
85%
3 Ratings

Report sharing and collaboration

8.8
88%
69 Ratings
8.5
85%
3 Ratings

Report Output and Scheduling

8.7

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

87%
7.9

Jedox

79%
IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson ranks higher in 4/5 features

Publish to Web

8.3
83%
26 Ratings
8.5
85%
3 Ratings

Publish to PDF

9.2
92%
67 Ratings
7.9
79%
3 Ratings

Report Versioning

8.6
86%
25 Ratings
7.0
70%
3 Ratings

Report Delivery Scheduling

9.2
92%
70 Ratings
8.2
82%
3 Ratings

Delivery to Remote Servers

8.1
81%
12 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Data Discovery and Visualization

7.8

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

78%
5.6

Jedox

56%
IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson ranks higher in 3/3 features

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

7.9
79%
58 Ratings
5.9
59%
3 Ratings

Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization

8.0
80%
56 Ratings
5.5
55%
3 Ratings

Predictive Analytics

7.4
74%
54 Ratings
5.6
56%
3 Ratings

Access Control and Security

8.9

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

89%
8.8

Jedox

88%
IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson ranks higher in 4/4 features

Multi-User Support (named login)

9.0
90%
65 Ratings
8.8
88%
3 Ratings

Role-Based Security Model

8.8
88%
64 Ratings
8.8
88%
3 Ratings

Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)

9.1
91%
64 Ratings
8.8
88%
3 Ratings

Single Sign-On (SSO)

8.8
88%
47 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Mobile Capabilities

7.2

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

72%
7.4

Jedox

74%
IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson ranks higher in 2/3 features

Responsive Design for Web Access

7.8
78%
50 Ratings
8.5
85%
3 Ratings

Mobile Application

7.6
76%
79 Ratings
7.0
70%
6 Ratings

Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile

7.5
75%
48 Ratings
7.0
70%
3 Ratings

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

7.8

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

78%

Jedox

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson ranks higher in 6/6 features

REST API

8.4
84%
35 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Javascript API

8.5
85%
33 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

iFrames

8.3
83%
9 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Java API

6.9
69%
11 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Themeable User Interface (UI)

7.1
71%
10 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Customizable Platform (Open Source)

7.8
78%
7 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.5

Jedox

85%
Jedox ranks higher in 5/5 features

Long-term financial planning

N/A
0 Ratings
7.1
71%
4 Ratings

Financial budgeting

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
4 Ratings

Forecasting

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
4 Ratings

Scenario modeling

N/A
0 Ratings
7.1
71%
4 Ratings

Management reporting

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
4 Ratings

Consolidation and Close

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
9.5

Jedox

95%
Jedox ranks higher in 6/6 features

Financial data consolidation

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
3 Ratings

Journal entries and reports

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
2 Ratings

Multi-currency management

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Intercompany Eliminations

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
3 Ratings

Local and consolidated reporting

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Detailed Audit Trails

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Financial Reporting and Compliance

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
9.3

Jedox

93%
Jedox ranks higher in 4/4 features

Financial Statement Reporting

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
4 Ratings

Management Reporting

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
4 Ratings

Excel-based Reporting

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
4 Ratings

Automated board and financial reporting

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
4 Ratings

Analytics and Reporting

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
9.6

Jedox

96%
Jedox ranks higher in 6/6 features

Personalized dashboards

N/A
0 Ratings
8.8
88%
4 Ratings

Color-coded scorecards

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
3 Ratings

KPIs

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
3 Ratings

Cost and profitability analysis

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
3 Ratings

Key Performance Indicator setting

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
3 Ratings

Benchmarking with external data

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Integration

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
9.0

Jedox

90%
Jedox ranks higher in 3/3 features

Flat file integration

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
4 Ratings

Excel data integration

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
4 Ratings

Direct links to 3rd-party data sources

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
4 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson is rated higher in 5 areas: Likelihood to Renew, Availability, Performance, Support Rating, Product Scalability
  • Jedox is rated higher in 7 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability, Implementation Rating, Configurability, Ease of integration, Vendor post-sale, Vendor pre-sale
  • IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson and Jedox are tied in 1 area: Online Training

Likelihood to Recommend

8.1

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

81%
94 Ratings
9.0

Jedox

90%
8 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

10.0

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

100%
24 Ratings
9.0

Jedox

90%
3 Ratings

Usability

8.0

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

80%
7 Ratings
9.0

Jedox

90%
2 Ratings

Availability

8.6

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

86%
8 Ratings
8.0

Jedox

80%
4 Ratings

Performance

9.0

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

90%
10 Ratings
7.0

Jedox

70%
4 Ratings

Support Rating

10.0

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

100%
15 Ratings
9.0

Jedox

90%
5 Ratings

In-Person Training

8.7

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

87%
4 Ratings

Jedox

N/A
0 Ratings

Online Training

8.0

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

80%
4 Ratings
8.0

Jedox

80%
1 Rating

Implementation Rating

7.0

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

70%
14 Ratings
9.0

Jedox

90%
5 Ratings

Configurability

8.0

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

80%
2 Ratings
9.0

Jedox

90%
2 Ratings

Ease of integration

8.0

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

80%
2 Ratings
9.0

Jedox

90%
1 Rating

Product Scalability

10.0

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

100%
2 Ratings
4.0

Jedox

40%
2 Ratings

Vendor post-sale

7.0

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

70%
1 Rating
10.0

Jedox

100%
1 Rating

Vendor pre-sale

7.0

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

70%
1 Rating
10.0

Jedox

100%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

IBM

Right now, we are exporting the reports in formats that are easy to read for all users; Slack is one of the integrations that help improve the reach of this tool; we also send the reports through emails automatically. We are always connected to all data sources with IBM Cognos Analytics since implementation in our hybrid cloud. Honestly, I want to mention that this software is not the simplest on the market, but its technical support makes up for these shortcomings.
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Jedox AG

Best suited for financial consolidation and / or as a highly customized and compact EPM / BI solution (up to 100 CCU) with individual workflows, planning and reporting functionalities, with moderate number of users (no restrictions for any industry, all industries are covered well). It also has advanced reporting & data analysis requirements and provides an integration and reporting layer of imported data from different external systems (via ETL). It can help with migrating your legacy Excel-based business models to the Web. It is not well suited for Enterprise BI applications with expecting >500 CCU (users at the same time working with the system) - this may cause serious performance issues, as all data is kept in RAM. Jedox is also less suited for applications with heavy document management requirements (document management is not an out of the box functionality in Jedox and rather requires custom development through custom widgets etc.).
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Pros

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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Jedox AG

  • Using the Excel add-in means that our team was almost instantly productive, being able to use a familiar interface to present and manipulate data.
  • Allows us to quickly do analysis and comparison of current and historic data.
  • Really good to produce meaningful management reporting that can be adapted responsively to business requirements.
  • Implementing Jedox in our budget cycle dramatically reduced the time and complexity of the process, while making it more transparent.
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Cons

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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Jedox AG

  • Diversity. Jedox can be applied to many different use cases from small to large deployments and from budgeting to enterprise class BI solutions. But rarely is one tool able to fulfill all of these requirements in one organisation. This value proposition can be complicated for prospective users.
  • Awareness. Jedox punches above its weight in capability and scalability, but not enough people have heard about it and therefore procurement processes can be drawn out as a result.
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Pricing 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

Jedox

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Jedox editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Likelihood to Renew

    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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    Jedox AG

    For a period of 5 years all our customers using Jedox have renewed their licenses.
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    Usability

    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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    Jedox AG

    To me Jedox deserves 10/10 because it is a consistent one-in-all platform with a modern look and feel. It is intuitive to use and allows you to make intuitive applications integrating traditional business intelligence with performance management functionality. It certainly has a short
    learning curve, especially for those that are familiar with MS Excel. An example: I've lost count but Jedox it is available in more than 25 languages. Another: Jedox does not require programming skills... it is developed to be used by the business.
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    Reliability and Availability

    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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    Jedox AG

    Jedox has
    very few bugs. Reports are available through an Excel add-in, the web and/or
    mobile device (IOS/Android). In my opinion, availability also means high
    performance, not having to wait for the system to give you the required reports,
    analysis, dashboards instantly.
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    Performance

    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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    Jedox AG

    Jedox is the fastest OLAP tool on the market. It can use GPU cards to increase performance even more
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    Support Rating

    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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    Jedox AG

    Jedox support in general is a professional and fast responding team. An easy-to-use ticketing system is in place. Bug-related questions are solved fast (responses come usually in a few hours after the question), but some questions / tickets, that are not Jedox-related bugs (for example some advanced questions about Jedox functionality), may be forwarded to Application Management team for further processing and then it may take several days or even weeks to get a response here -> there is room for improvement here.
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    In-Person Training

    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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    Jedox AG

    No answers on this topic

    Online Training

    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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    Jedox AG

    No answers on this topic

    Implementation Rating

    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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    Jedox AG

    The implementation of SSO, SAML Authentication, HTTPS, Server splitting (Frontend / Backend servers) could be more standardized and made more user friendly to set up (e.g. via setup guide). Otherwise the implementation of Jedox is quick and simple when compared to other similar technologies.
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    Alternatives Considered

    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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    Jedox AG

    Calumo is similar product to Jedox. I have used it extensively in my previous role. It was a major contender when we evaluated a BI platform for NIDA. Calumo is a great product as well and it was a very close call. Where we found Jedox to be a better fit for NIDA was the ability to prepare dynamic reports with ease without the need to learn MDX which was used extensively by Calumo to make dynamic reports which expand or shrink based on the underlying data. Another major benefit we saw in Jedox was the whole ETL process could be managed within Jedox instead of doing it in SQL server which negates having a dedicated SQL specialist role when the scale expands.
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    Scalability

    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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    Jedox AG

    Scalability is often another word for speed. Given enough data, enough users or enough calculations, the tool becomes slower and slower. You will find that Jedox has a very high performance that can even be increased by the use of grafical cards. Other thaen that it does not only offer BI (looking back based on historical ERP data) but also allows you to look forward through integrated budgetting, planning, forecasting, workflow and collaboration. Not easy to find a tool that can support so much business functionality. So, also pretty scalable in that respect.
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    Return on Investment

    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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    Jedox AG

    • Financial budgeting and Forecasting are done in a centralized fashion in Jedox now instead of a decentralized excel based approach. A lot of cost savings and improved reliability
    • Easy to use self-help Dashboards and detailed reports
    • Web-based reporting instead of excel based
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