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IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

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Feature Set Ratings

  • IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson ranks higher in 1 feature set: Ad-hoc Reporting

BI Standard Reporting

8.3

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

83%

Kalido Business Information Modeler

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson ranks higher in 3/3 features

Pixel Perfect reports

8.2
82%
63 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Customizable dashboards

8.4
84%
68 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Report Formatting Templates

8.3
83%
67 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Ad-hoc Reporting

8.7

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

87%
8.0

Kalido Business Information Modeler

80%
IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson ranks higher in 4/4 features

Drill-down analysis

8.8
88%
70 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Formatting capabilities

8.7
87%
71 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Integration with R or other statistical packages

8.3
83%
44 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Report sharing and collaboration

8.8
88%
69 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Report Output and Scheduling

8.7

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

87%

Kalido Business Information Modeler

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson ranks higher in 5/5 features

Publish to Web

8.3
83%
26 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Publish to PDF

9.2
92%
67 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Report Versioning

8.6
86%
25 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Report Delivery Scheduling

9.2
92%
70 Ratings
N/A
0 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%

Kalido Business Information Modeler

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson ranks higher in 3/3 features

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

7.9
79%
58 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization

8.0
80%
56 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Predictive Analytics

7.4
74%
54 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Access Control and Security

8.9

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

89%

Kalido Business Information Modeler

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson ranks higher in 4/4 features

Multi-User Support (named login)

9.0
90%
65 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Role-Based Security Model

8.8
88%
64 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)

9.1
91%
64 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Single Sign-On (SSO)

8.8
88%
47 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Mobile Capabilities

7.2

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

72%

Kalido Business Information Modeler

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson ranks higher in 3/3 features

Responsive Design for Web Access

7.8
78%
50 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Mobile Application

7.6
76%
79 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile

7.5
75%
48 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

7.8

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

78%

Kalido Business Information Modeler

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

Attribute Ratings

  • IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.1

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

81%
94 Ratings
7.0

Kalido Business Information Modeler

70%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Renew

10.0

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

100%
24 Ratings

Kalido Business Information Modeler

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

8.0

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

80%
7 Ratings

Kalido Business Information Modeler

N/A
0 Ratings

Availability

8.6

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

86%
8 Ratings

Kalido Business Information Modeler

N/A
0 Ratings

Performance

9.0

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

90%
10 Ratings

Kalido Business Information Modeler

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

10.0

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

100%
15 Ratings

Kalido Business Information Modeler

N/A
0 Ratings

In-Person Training

8.7

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

87%
4 Ratings

Kalido Business Information Modeler

N/A
0 Ratings

Online Training

8.0

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

80%
4 Ratings

Kalido Business Information Modeler

N/A
0 Ratings

Implementation Rating

7.0

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

70%
14 Ratings

Kalido Business Information Modeler

N/A
0 Ratings

Configurability

8.0

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

80%
2 Ratings

Kalido Business Information Modeler

N/A
0 Ratings

Ease of integration

8.0

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

80%
2 Ratings

Kalido Business Information Modeler

N/A
0 Ratings

Product Scalability

10.0

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

100%
2 Ratings

Kalido Business Information Modeler

N/A
0 Ratings

Vendor post-sale

7.0

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

70%
1 Rating

Kalido Business Information Modeler

N/A
0 Ratings

Vendor pre-sale

7.0

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

70%
1 Rating

Kalido Business Information Modeler

N/A
0 Ratings

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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Magnitude Software, Inc.

Suitability depends on your business model.
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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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Magnitude Software, Inc.

  • Kalido has developed a data security and privacy manual for its personnel that is easy to understand and that provides direct guidance with respect to security requirements, including requirements related to support services to Kalido customers.
  • Flexible master data modeling
  • Kalido clearly establishes in its policy documents that Customer Database Information (CDI) is confidential information that must beprotected, and sets forth specific requirements for handling of CDI including encryption during electronic transmission and storage, as well as other controls.
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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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Magnitude Software, Inc.

  • Multiple rows, linked by pointers that makes data difficult to read. Could be structured in columns in a table.
  • Kalido indicated in its survey response that it does not formally employ a standard configuration for its workstation builds, and/or it does not periodically review systems for deviations from the standard configuration. The Kalido DSP Manual indicates that Kalido does use a system security agent to maintain patches and anti-malware defense.
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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

Kalido Business Information Modeler

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Kalido Business Information Modeler 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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    Magnitude Software, 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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    Magnitude Software, Inc.

    No answers on this topic

    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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    Magnitude Software, Inc.

    No answers on this topic

    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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    Magnitude Software, Inc.

    No answers on this topic

    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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    Magnitude Software, Inc.

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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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    Magnitude Software, Inc.

    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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    Magnitude Software, Inc.

    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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    Magnitude Software, Inc.

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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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    Magnitude Software, Inc.

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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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    Magnitude Software, Inc.

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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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    Magnitude Software, Inc.

    No answers on this topic

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