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IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

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Score 8.3 out of 100

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Feature Set Ratings

  • IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson ranks higher in 1 feature set: Ad-hoc Reporting
  • Klipfolio ranks higher in 5 feature sets: BI Standard Reporting, Report Output and Scheduling, Data Discovery and Visualization, Mobile Capabilities, Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding
  • IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson and Klipfolio are tied in 1 feature set: Access Control and Security

BI Standard Reporting

8.3

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

83%
9.0

Klipfolio

90%
Klipfolio ranks higher in 3/3 features

Pixel Perfect reports

8.2
82%
63 Ratings
9.1
91%
3 Ratings

Customizable dashboards

8.4
84%
68 Ratings
8.9
89%
34 Ratings

Report Formatting Templates

8.3
83%
67 Ratings
9.1
91%
3 Ratings

Ad-hoc Reporting

8.7

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

87%
8.5

Klipfolio

85%
IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson ranks higher in 2/4 features

Drill-down analysis

8.8
88%
70 Ratings
8.3
83%
5 Ratings

Formatting capabilities

8.7
87%
71 Ratings
7.8
78%
5 Ratings

Integration with R or other statistical packages

8.3
83%
44 Ratings
9.1
91%
2 Ratings

Report sharing and collaboration

8.8
88%
69 Ratings
9.0
90%
34 Ratings

Report Output and Scheduling

8.7

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

87%
9.3

Klipfolio

93%
IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson ranks higher in 3/5 features

Publish to Web

8.3
83%
26 Ratings
8.8
88%
32 Ratings

Publish to PDF

9.2
92%
67 Ratings
9.2
92%
28 Ratings

Report Versioning

8.6
86%
25 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Report Delivery Scheduling

9.2
92%
70 Ratings
10.0
100%
17 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%
9.3

Klipfolio

93%
Klipfolio ranks higher in 3/3 features

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

7.9
79%
58 Ratings
8.9
89%
33 Ratings

Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization

8.0
80%
56 Ratings
9.1
91%
34 Ratings

Predictive Analytics

7.4
74%
54 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Access Control and Security

8.9

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

89%
8.9

Klipfolio

89%
IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson ranks higher in 2/4 features

Multi-User Support (named login)

9.0
90%
65 Ratings
8.6
86%
34 Ratings

Role-Based Security Model

8.8
88%
64 Ratings
9.0
90%
30 Ratings

Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)

9.1
91%
64 Ratings
8.8
88%
32 Ratings

Single Sign-On (SSO)

8.8
88%
47 Ratings
9.2
92%
14 Ratings

Mobile Capabilities

7.2

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

72%
8.6

Klipfolio

86%
Klipfolio ranks higher in 2/3 features

Responsive Design for Web Access

7.8
78%
50 Ratings
8.6
86%
31 Ratings

Mobile Application

7.6
76%
79 Ratings
7.5
75%
17 Ratings

Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile

7.5
75%
48 Ratings
8.7
87%
28 Ratings

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

7.8

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

78%
8.5

Klipfolio

85%
IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson ranks higher in 4/6 features

REST API

8.4
84%
35 Ratings
8.7
87%
15 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
8.3
83%
14 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: Support Rating
  • Klipfolio is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability, Implementation Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.1

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

81%
94 Ratings
8.8

Klipfolio

88%
36 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

10.0

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

100%
24 Ratings

Klipfolio

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

8.0

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

80%
7 Ratings
9.5

Klipfolio

95%
13 Ratings

Availability

8.6

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

86%
8 Ratings

Klipfolio

N/A
0 Ratings

Performance

9.0

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

90%
10 Ratings

Klipfolio

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

10.0

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

100%
15 Ratings
9.0

Klipfolio

90%
13 Ratings

In-Person Training

8.7

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

87%
4 Ratings

Klipfolio

N/A
0 Ratings

Online Training

8.0

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

80%
4 Ratings

Klipfolio

N/A
0 Ratings

Implementation Rating

7.0

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

70%
14 Ratings
8.2

Klipfolio

82%
2 Ratings

Configurability

8.0

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

80%
2 Ratings

Klipfolio

N/A
0 Ratings

Ease of integration

8.0

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

80%
2 Ratings

Klipfolio

N/A
0 Ratings

Product Scalability

10.0

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

100%
2 Ratings

Klipfolio

N/A
0 Ratings

Vendor post-sale

7.0

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

70%
1 Rating

Klipfolio

N/A
0 Ratings

Vendor pre-sale

7.0

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

70%
1 Rating

Klipfolio

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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Klipfolio

This tool allows me to integrate with other types of services, and that is excellent; its alert design capacity, great variety of data and data manipulation, and its dashboard with different design options are what I like the most. They have a lot of great examples and documentation available, and the connectors that exist are numerous. The fact that licensing is not user-based is exactly what we needed to start our company getting excited about viewing and using data and providing a large number of data sources both online and offline.
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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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Klipfolio

  • Customers rave about the company's exceptional level of service. They were successful in resolving several problems.
  • Compared to other options, this is a great value.
  • New features are being introduced all the time.
  • It's priceless to be able to pull data from a variety of sources.
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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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Klipfolio

  • Many attempts must be made until the graphs perform as desired.
  • It can be difficult to learn how to build and fix APIs if you don't already have the know-how.
  • Permissions and roles are set up in a convoluted manner that makes no sense.
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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

Klipfolio

Starting Price

$99 per month

Editions & Modules

Klipfolio editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Free01
Plus992
Pro2293

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

Optional

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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Klipfolio

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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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Klipfolio

I gave Klipfolio the highest usability rating because I have consistently found it easy to acquire, launch and load in our digital assets for aggregating into an incredibly comprehensive data and insights dashboard. It is an easy platform to figure out and integrate data sources. Unlike many other campaign marketing data aggregation platforms, Klipfolio makes it easy to set up, modify and manage on all points of contact with what needs to be measured successfully for us to provide the level of informed insights that our clients expect and we expect of the tools we rely on every day.
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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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Klipfolio

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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Klipfolio

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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Klipfolio

I appreciate those customer service reps. Their busy schedules do not prevent them from answering questions and aiding whenever necessary. Technical expertise is not required for truly stunning dashboards, but if you are interested in learning more about business intelligence and analytics, you can create some extremely powerful visualizations and reports.
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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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Klipfolio

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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Klipfolio

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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Klipfolio

None at all; just be sure of what information you will need for working.
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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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Klipfolio

These and many other BI tools are the most direct competitors. I only have experience with Klipfolio and Tableau. Tableau is definitely more capable, but much more difficult to learn and use. Klipfolio is simple and really packs a punch for its simplicity. I have yet to run into a major problem with it lacking a needed functionality.
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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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Klipfolio

No answers on this topic

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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Klipfolio

  • It made reporting a breeze as we didn't have to spend time creating the reports
  • The reporting forum really helped give our team more metrics to add to reporting
  • Always ready to view Dashboard meant stakeholders could view reports at any given time
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