IBM Cognos Analytics vs. Jet Reports

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
IBM Cognos Analytics
Score 8.2 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
Jet Reports
Score 9.4 out of 10
N/A
Jet Reports is a business intelligence software now offered by insightsoftware, inc since the company's 2019 acquisition of Jet Global Data Technologies.N/A
Pricing
IBM Cognos AnalyticsJet Reports
Editions & Modules
On Demand - Standard
$10.00
per month per user
On Demand - Premium
$40.00
per month per user
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
IBM Cognos AnalyticsJet Reports
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional Details
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IBM Cognos AnalyticsJet Reports
Top Pros
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Features
IBM Cognos AnalyticsJet Reports
BI Standard Reporting
Comparison of BI Standard Reporting features of Product A and Product B
IBM Cognos Analytics
7.9
102 Ratings
3% below category average
Jet Reports
6.7
5 Ratings
20% below category average
Pixel Perfect reports8.593 Ratings6.04 Ratings
Customizable dashboards7.7100 Ratings8.04 Ratings
Report Formatting Templates7.397 Ratings6.05 Ratings
Ad-hoc Reporting
Comparison of Ad-hoc Reporting features of Product A and Product B
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.1
104 Ratings
0% above category average
Jet Reports
7.0
5 Ratings
14% below category average
Drill-down analysis8.0102 Ratings8.05 Ratings
Formatting capabilities8.1103 Ratings7.05 Ratings
Integration with R or other statistical packages7.872 Ratings5.03 Ratings
Report sharing and collaboration8.4100 Ratings8.05 Ratings
Report Output and Scheduling
Comparison of Report Output and Scheduling features of Product A and Product B
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.3
104 Ratings
0% below category average
Jet Reports
8.2
5 Ratings
2% below category average
Publish to Web8.327 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Publish to PDF8.698 Ratings9.05 Ratings
Report Versioning8.626 Ratings8.05 Ratings
Report Delivery Scheduling7.9101 Ratings9.05 Ratings
Delivery to Remote Servers8.112 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Data Discovery and Visualization
Comparison of Data Discovery and Visualization features of Product A and Product B
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.2
94 Ratings
2% above category average
Jet Reports
7.7
2 Ratings
4% below category average
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)8.189 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization8.386 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Predictive Analytics8.382 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Pattern Recognition and Data Mining8.121 Ratings00 Ratings
Access Control and Security
Comparison of Access Control and Security features of Product A and Product B
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.3
99 Ratings
3% below category average
Jet Reports
8.3
5 Ratings
3% below category average
Multi-User Support (named login)8.496 Ratings7.05 Ratings
Role-Based Security Model8.495 Ratings9.05 Ratings
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)8.295 Ratings9.05 Ratings
Report-Level Access Control8.424 Ratings00 Ratings
Single Sign-On (SSO)8.377 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Mobile Capabilities
Comparison of Mobile Capabilities features of Product A and Product B
IBM Cognos Analytics
7.3
82 Ratings
8% below category average
Jet Reports
8.3
3 Ratings
4% above category average
Responsive Design for Web Access7.976 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Mobile Application7.367 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile8.373 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding
Comparison of Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding features of Product A and Product B
IBM Cognos Analytics
7.4
61 Ratings
6% below category average
Jet Reports
6.8
2 Ratings
15% below category average
REST API7.158 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Javascript API7.557 Ratings6.02 Ratings
iFrames8.39 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Java API6.911 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Themeable User Interface (UI)7.110 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Customizable Platform (Open Source)7.87 Ratings7.02 Ratings
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User Ratings
IBM Cognos AnalyticsJet Reports
Likelihood to Recommend
8.1
(127 ratings)
7.0
(5 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.6
(27 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
8.0
(8 ratings)
6.0
(1 ratings)
Availability
8.6
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
9.0
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(8 ratings)
5.0
(1 ratings)
In-Person Training
8.7
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Online Training
8.0
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
7.0
(7 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Configurability
8.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
7.3
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
8.3
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
7.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
7.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
IBM Cognos AnalyticsJet Reports
Likelihood to Recommend
IBM
Our first and most basic scenario was to automatize the creation and publication/sharing of business reports that used to be created manually by employees throughout our organization. Using Cognos for that first use case worked well. The advanced analytics functionalities we used on the aggregated data were also as expected. However, the user interface is not always intuitive, and there is a steep learning curve, so I would recommend Cognos only to large organizations where there is a need for the most advanced functionalities (AI analysis/prediction).
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Insightsoftware, Inc
Jet Reports is better suited if you have a specific population set you are looking at and less suited when querying or summing large pools or data, records, etc. I use a combination of Jet & SQL syntax when performing the latter because it allows me to harness the speed of our SQL server. Jet allows more for more customization when bodes better for users.
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Pros
IBM
  • We use the tool for data modeling as it helps in predictive data analysis for complex data, which is very similar to real-life scenarios.
  • Options of customizing & scheduling reports as per our requirements basis.
  • Has mobile application which works seamless.
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Insightsoftware, Inc
  • Integrated reporting
  • Customizable reports
  • Easy to use
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Cons
IBM
  • Sometimes there might be performance issues when dealing with large and complex data.
  • Although IBM provides full documentation but sometimes it's difficult to find answers to questions and connect with their customer support.
  • It relies on external tools for data cleaning, transformation and also for some integration tasks. It can also improve on providing wider range of data sources for integration.
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Insightsoftware, Inc
  • Tips and tricks
  • Sharing best practices from other companies
  • Online user forum
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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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Insightsoftware, Inc
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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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Insightsoftware, Inc
Because it is not the costliest tool in this category but it serves the purpose. It is easy to use, cost effective, and works really well with the data stored on cloud. It has wide range of dashboard templates which go really well with different types of data sets. I would love to use it agains and again
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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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Insightsoftware, Inc
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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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Insightsoftware, Inc
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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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Insightsoftware, Inc
I hinestly have not used the support a lot but i have always had to way for longer durations to get a response on my emails. I have tried calling them a few times and the wait time was a little more than what i expected. They were able to answer my queries nonetheless
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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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Insightsoftware, Inc
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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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Insightsoftware, Inc
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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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Insightsoftware, Inc
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Alternatives Considered
IBM
In the past Management had used Excel and Workiva capabilities to create the reporting dashboards that were being used to make decisions. Since switching to IBM Cognos Analytics the Company has been much more efficient and decision making has been streamlined. IBM Cognos Analytics was chosen due to its reputation and data visualization capabilities and neither have been wrong.
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Insightsoftware, Inc
Jet Reports is light weight and has a minimal barrier to entry for new users. Tableau has a higher learning curve and is more cost prohibitive
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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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Insightsoftware, Inc
No answers on this topic
Return on Investment
IBM
  • High ROI with well designed solutions. Supported by scalable deployment, robust security model and ability to create valuable content.
  • High ROI where well designed data models can be deployed with a common metadata layer to a variety of users and use cases.
  • High ROI in an environment that includes a variety of vendors and best of breed products within the overall platform
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Insightsoftware, Inc
  • Prediction analysis has helped the business to make future plans
  • Report scheduling has eliminated a lot of manual work
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