IBM Cognos Analytics vs. Klipfolio

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
Klipfolio
Score 8.6 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
Klipfolio PowerMetrics is a metric-centric business intelligence platform. Data teams are able to bring all of their data together and create a catalog of verified metrics that end users are able to explore and visualize using self-serve dashboards and reports.
$125
per month
Pricing
IBM Cognos AnalyticsKlipfolio
Editions & Modules
On Demand - Standard
$10.00
per month per user
On Demand - Premium
$40.00
per month per user
Free
$0
Go
$125
per month
Pro
$300
per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
IBM Cognos AnalyticsKlipfolio
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalOptional
Additional Details
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Top Pros
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Features
IBM Cognos AnalyticsKlipfolio
BI Standard Reporting
Comparison of BI Standard Reporting features of Product A and Product B
IBM Cognos Analytics
7.9
101 Ratings
3% below category average
Klipfolio
9.0
33 Ratings
10% above category average
Pixel Perfect reports8.592 Ratings9.13 Ratings
Customizable dashboards7.799 Ratings8.933 Ratings
Report Formatting Templates7.496 Ratings9.13 Ratings
Ad-hoc Reporting
Comparison of Ad-hoc Reporting features of Product A and Product B
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.1
103 Ratings
0% above category average
Klipfolio
8.6
33 Ratings
6% above category average
Drill-down analysis8.0101 Ratings8.35 Ratings
Formatting capabilities8.1102 Ratings7.85 Ratings
Integration with R or other statistical packages7.871 Ratings9.12 Ratings
Report sharing and collaboration8.499 Ratings9.133 Ratings
Report Output and Scheduling
Comparison of Report Output and Scheduling features of Product A and Product B
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.3
103 Ratings
0% below category average
Klipfolio
9.4
33 Ratings
12% above category average
Publish to Web8.327 Ratings8.931 Ratings
Publish to PDF8.697 Ratings9.228 Ratings
Report Versioning8.626 Ratings00 Ratings
Report Delivery Scheduling7.9100 Ratings10.017 Ratings
Delivery to Remote Servers8.112 Ratings00 Ratings
Data Discovery and Visualization
Comparison of Data Discovery and Visualization features of Product A and Product B
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.1
93 Ratings
1% above category average
Klipfolio
9.3
33 Ratings
15% above category average
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)8.188 Ratings8.932 Ratings
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization8.285 Ratings9.133 Ratings
Predictive Analytics8.281 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Pattern Recognition and Data Mining8.020 Ratings00 Ratings
Access Control and Security
Comparison of Access Control and Security features of Product A and Product B
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.3
98 Ratings
3% below category average
Klipfolio
8.9
34 Ratings
4% above category average
Multi-User Support (named login)8.395 Ratings8.733 Ratings
Role-Based Security Model8.394 Ratings9.129 Ratings
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)8.294 Ratings8.831 Ratings
Report-Level Access Control8.423 Ratings00 Ratings
Single Sign-On (SSO)8.376 Ratings9.213 Ratings
Mobile Capabilities
Comparison of Mobile Capabilities features of Product A and Product B
IBM Cognos Analytics
7.3
81 Ratings
9% below category average
Klipfolio
8.6
30 Ratings
8% above category average
Responsive Design for Web Access7.975 Ratings8.730 Ratings
Mobile Application7.366 Ratings7.516 Ratings
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile8.272 Ratings8.827 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
60 Ratings
6% below category average
Klipfolio
8.6
14 Ratings
9% above category average
REST API7.257 Ratings8.914 Ratings
Javascript API7.556 Ratings00 Ratings
iFrames8.39 Ratings00 Ratings
Java API6.911 Ratings00 Ratings
Themeable User Interface (UI)7.110 Ratings8.413 Ratings
Customizable Platform (Open Source)7.87 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
IBM Cognos AnalyticsKlipfolio
Likelihood to Recommend
8.1
(126 ratings)
8.8
(35 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.6
(27 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
8.0
(8 ratings)
9.5
(13 ratings)
Availability
8.6
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
9.0
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(8 ratings)
9.1
(12 ratings)
In-Person Training
8.7
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Online Training
8.0
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
7.0
(7 ratings)
8.2
(1 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 AnalyticsKlipfolio
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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Klipfolio
Using Klipfolio is one of the finest ways we can expand our business because it is so simple to use and always has new features that make it better. We also appreciate the excellent customer service they offer. There are several benefits to making this investment in your company's efficiency and profitability. We think it's worth the money.
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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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Klipfolio
  • All my reporting requirements have been met.
  • Salesforce, HubSpot, Mailchimp, Google Drive, and other business applications are quite easy to integrate with.
  • The information you need is at your fingertips in a matter of seconds.
  • Whenever I have a question, the customer service is always there to answer it.
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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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Klipfolio
  • While Klipfolio covers so many of the bases, one area where I would like to see expansion would be offering additional design and graphics themes for even more customization.
  • Klipfolio has an extensive offering but might be even better if there were a way that we could integrate with some small to mid-sized CRM solutions for audience list segmentation and marketing integrations.
  • It would be interesting if Klipfolio could enable us to overlay the data learnings for cross-referencing of multiple client campaigns for comparative insights.
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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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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
My initial impressions of the software have been extremely positive. There are YouTube tutorials that explain how to make klips. The intuitive design of the UI It appears that everything in this software has been thoroughly tested to create all the visualizations that can be imagined as well as the user input controls that allow users to have exactly the data they want to be displayed in seconds, considering the various functions and formulas available in the Excel integrations and the extensive list of other services that can be integrated.
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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
It provides all the necessary information to be able to carry out the analysis of any type of business, to know how money is managed virtually, what to do to have greater visibility, in addition to being a platform that is always accessible and allows continuous and efficient work.
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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
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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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
  • 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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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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ScreenShots

Klipfolio Screenshots

Screenshot of Dashboards, made with Klipfolio PowerMetrics.Screenshot of Metrics that store history and present descriptions, lineage, and ownership details.Screenshot of Metrics with adjustable chart type, segmentation, and filters for any metric.Screenshot of A downloadable PDF report. These can be shared, and views of any dashboard can be published.Screenshot of PowerMetrics, as it appears on a mobile browser.Screenshot of Online services, such as spreadsheets, or database or data warehouse, can be connected to using the query builder, SQL, or REST.