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Likelihood to Recommend

IBM Cognos Analytics

Well suited:* simple reports for simple users ("big button-users", mostly managers or CEOs)* analyze date in cubes (finding "most important customer-group", finding "outliers" / "exceptions"; seeing historical development of...)Less appropriate: * beautiful reports for the general public! Be it paper, be it in electronic form (online)
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Jedox

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.).
Karolis Aušra | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

IBM Cognos Analytics
7.8
Jedox
9.1
Pixel Perfect reports
IBM Cognos Analytics
7.1
Jedox
9.1
Customizable dashboards
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.3
Jedox
9.1
Report Formatting Templates
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.0
Jedox
9.1

Ad-hoc Reporting

IBM Cognos Analytics
8.1
Jedox
8.3
Drill-down analysis
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.4
Jedox
8.2
Formatting capabilities
IBM Cognos Analytics
7.6
Jedox
8.2
Integration with R or other statistical packages
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.0
Jedox
8.5
Report sharing and collaboration
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.3
Jedox
8.5

Report Output and Scheduling

IBM Cognos Analytics
8.2
Jedox
7.9
Publish to Web
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.3
Jedox
8.5
Publish to PDF
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.3
Jedox
7.9
Report Versioning
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.6
Jedox
7.0
Report Delivery Scheduling
IBM Cognos Analytics
7.7
Jedox
8.2
Delivery to Remote Servers
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.0
Jedox

Data Discovery and Visualization

IBM Cognos Analytics
8.2
Jedox
5.6
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.1
Jedox
5.9
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.1
Jedox
5.5
Predictive Analytics
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.3
Jedox
5.6

Access Control and Security

IBM Cognos Analytics
8.8
Jedox
8.8
Multi-User Support (named login)
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.9
Jedox
8.8
Role-Based Security Model
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.8
Jedox
8.8
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.6
Jedox
8.8
Single Sign-On (SSO)
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.7
Jedox

Mobile Capabilities

IBM Cognos Analytics
6.4
Jedox
7.4
Responsive Design for Web Access
IBM Cognos Analytics
6.9
Jedox
8.5
Dedicated iOS Application
IBM Cognos Analytics
6.7
Jedox
7.0
Dedicated Android Application
IBM Cognos Analytics
5.6
Jedox
7.0
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
IBM Cognos Analytics
6.4
Jedox
7.0

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

IBM Cognos Analytics
7.3
Jedox
REST API
IBM Cognos Analytics
7.7
Jedox
Javascript API
IBM Cognos Analytics
7.5
Jedox
iFrames
IBM Cognos Analytics
7.8
Jedox
Java API
IBM Cognos Analytics
6.6
Jedox
Themeable User Interface (UI)
IBM Cognos Analytics
6.9
Jedox
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
IBM Cognos Analytics
7.1
Jedox

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

IBM Cognos Analytics
Jedox
10.0
Long-term financial planning
IBM Cognos Analytics
Jedox
10.0
Financial budgeting
IBM Cognos Analytics
Jedox
10.0
Forecasting
IBM Cognos Analytics
Jedox
10.0
Scenario modeling
IBM Cognos Analytics
Jedox
10.0
Management reporting
IBM Cognos Analytics
Jedox
10.0

Consolidation and Close

IBM Cognos Analytics
Jedox
9.5
Financial data consolidation
IBM Cognos Analytics
Jedox
10.0
Journal entries and reports
IBM Cognos Analytics
Jedox
7.0
Multi-currency management
IBM Cognos Analytics
Jedox
10.0
Intercompany Eliminations
IBM Cognos Analytics
Jedox
10.0
Local and consolidated reporting
IBM Cognos Analytics
Jedox
10.0
Detailed Audit Trails
IBM Cognos Analytics
Jedox
10.0

Financial Reporting and Compliance

IBM Cognos Analytics
Jedox
10.0
Financial Statement Reporting
IBM Cognos Analytics
Jedox
10.0
Management Reporting
IBM Cognos Analytics
Jedox
10.0
Excel-based Reporting
IBM Cognos Analytics
Jedox
10.0
Automated board and financial reporting
IBM Cognos Analytics
Jedox
10.0

Analytics

IBM Cognos Analytics
Jedox
8.5
Personalized dashboards
IBM Cognos Analytics
Jedox
2.1
Color-coded scorecards
IBM Cognos Analytics
Jedox
10.0
KPIs
IBM Cognos Analytics
Jedox
9.0
Cost and profitability analysis
IBM Cognos Analytics
Jedox
10.0
Key Performance Indicator setting
IBM Cognos Analytics
Jedox
10.0
Benchmarking with external data
IBM Cognos Analytics
Jedox
10.0

Integration

IBM Cognos Analytics
Jedox
9.3
Flat file integration
IBM Cognos Analytics
Jedox
10.0
Excel data integration
IBM Cognos Analytics
Jedox
10.0
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources
IBM Cognos Analytics
Jedox
8.0

Pros

IBM Cognos Analytics

  • What IBM Cognos does really well is provide precise data that may otherwise be hard to retrieve from your primary accounting software. While doing so, it organizes this data such that it becomes much more meaningful to analyze.
  • IBM Cognos also does a fantastic job through the Query Studio module to give certain users the ability to create simple reports and modify existing reports, this allows the flexibility a user needs in getting the intended data.
  • IBM Cognos also provides the ability to utilize a BI tool for complicated reporting requirements or in cases when there are many data dependencies that exist. This BI tool enables Cognos to tackle many organizational and data challenges that companies face in the industry.
Nabeel Chohan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Jedox

  • 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.
Tobias Crush | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

IBM Cognos Analytics

  • With the upgrade from Cognos 10 to Cognos 11, there were a lot of features, like run schedule once, weren't brought over to the newest version of Report Studio.
  • I felt like they were trying to chase Tableau and Qlik with dashboarding rather than focusing on their bread and butter of Report Studio or which other Business Intelligence tools don't do very well.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Jedox

  • 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.
Steve Adams | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

IBM Cognos Analytics

IBM Cognos Analytics 7.9
Based on 23 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

Jedox

Jedox 9.0
Based on 3 answers
For a period of 5 years all our customers using Jedox have renewed their licenses.
Steven Koelemeijer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

IBM Cognos Analytics

IBM Cognos Analytics 7.5
Based on 6 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

Jedox

Jedox 9.0
Based on 2 answers
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.
Steven Koelemeijer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

IBM Cognos Analytics

IBM Cognos Analytics 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

Jedox

Jedox 8.0
Based on 4 answers
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.
Steven Koelemeijer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

IBM Cognos Analytics

IBM Cognos Analytics 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

Jedox

Jedox 7.0
Based on 4 answers
Jedox is the fastest OLAP tool on the market. It can use GPU cards to increase performance even more
Steven Koelemeijer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

IBM Cognos Analytics

IBM Cognos Analytics 7.0
Based on 14 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

Jedox

Jedox 9.0
Based on 5 answers
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.
Karolis Aušra | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

IBM Cognos Analytics

IBM Cognos Analytics 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

Jedox

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Online Training

IBM Cognos Analytics

IBM Cognos Analytics 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

Jedox

Jedox 8.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Implementation Rating

IBM Cognos Analytics

IBM Cognos Analytics 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

Jedox

Jedox 9.0
Based on 5 answers
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.
Karolis Aušra | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

IBM Cognos Analytics

Although Tableau has certain advantages, mostly in its best in class visualization capabilities, Cognos is catching up. Most of the other advantages of Tableau Desktop have been addressed in more recent versions of Cognos, for instance the ability to ingest personal data sources, self-service modeling, and improved dashboarding/visualization features. Tableau still lacks a centralized metadata and governance model and requires a bit more effort to implement at the enterprise level. Also, Cognos is still best in breed for standardized reporting, which is always a crucial need for organizations. More requirements can be centrally addressed by Cognos, but it is unlikely any organization will have just one BI tool.
Albert Valdez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Jedox

Jedox Base which has been removed from the market used to be a free option in the in-memory database space capable of write back/modelling. Now the company wants to move in the "Enterprise" space but the product doesn't have the required scalability and is still running on outdated open source server technologies.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

IBM Cognos Analytics

IBM Cognos Analytics 10.0
Based on 1 answer
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

Jedox

Jedox 4.0
Based on 2 answers
Scalability is one of the disadvantages of Jedox. Applications with >100 CCU (of course this number is very rough, as it also depends on the complexity of the application) scale poorly in comparison to other EPM vendors. With Jedox it is difficult to scale big applications as there are no standardized / easy-to-implement ways to do it. As a matter of fact, even a classic two-tier architecture (separate olap and web servers) is pretty complicated to implement with Jedox (when we keep in mind, that we are in the 21st century and you would expect to set it up in a few clicks during the Jedox installation, but you actually have to go through a bunch of Jedox config files on each server and edit the IP's and other parameters by hand in several redundant places / files to set it up properly and working; here I dont even start to speak about setting-up load balancing, adding more servers etc. ).
Karolis Aušra | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

IBM Cognos Analytics

  • (+) increased efficiency: Less time trying to figure out how to do something w/ another BI tool that may seem impossible -- Cognos will be able to do it 99% of the time
  • (-) increased training required: Training for Cognos had to be longer and more intensive than other BI tools. For example, my team members go through a week long 8-hour/day class and it was just enough to scratch the surface. A good base if required, but real world experience is the only way to become a Cognos pro.
  • (-) more end-user training: We do mostly canned reports with Cognos, so out end-users must be trainied. It is much harder to train them with Cognos than other BI tools. This is why I only turn to Cognos if I cannot accomplish my goal in another tool.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Jedox

  • Quicker decision making
  • Quick implementation of individual business cases
  • Relatively high ROI (when compared to other technologies)
  • Empowers Planning and Business Intelligence (Reporting) in one tool
Karolis Aušra | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

IBM Cognos Analytics

General

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

IBM Cognos Analytics Editions & Modules

On-premise Edition
On Demand Standard$15.001
On Demand Plus$35.001
On Demand Premium$70.001
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SaaS Edition
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    Jedox

    General

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

    Jedox Editions & Modules

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    Rating Summary

    Likelihood to Recommend

    IBM Cognos Analytics
    7.8
    Jedox
    9.0

    Likelihood to Renew

    IBM Cognos Analytics
    7.9
    Jedox
    9.0

    Usability

    IBM Cognos Analytics
    7.5
    Jedox
    9.0

    Reliability and Availability

    IBM Cognos Analytics
    8.6
    Jedox
    8.0

    Performance

    IBM Cognos Analytics
    9.0
    Jedox
    7.0

    Support Rating

    IBM Cognos Analytics
    7.0
    Jedox
    9.0

    In-Person Training

    IBM Cognos Analytics
    8.7
    Jedox

    Online Training

    IBM Cognos Analytics
    8.0
    Jedox
    8.0

    Implementation Rating

    IBM Cognos Analytics
    7.0
    Jedox
    9.0

    Scalability

    IBM Cognos Analytics
    10.0
    Jedox
    4.0

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