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IBM Cognos Analytics

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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

Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)

It integrates fully with the other Microsoft software we use daily, and this coordination speeds up our work and gives us the agility to run easily. For example, in a purchase inquiry, the customer, after submitting a request, identifies the teams that should work on the project, and if they need further review by other people, they are added to the process, and everything is managed seamlessly rather than the sales process. Get the result as fast as possible.
Ali Kazempour | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

IBM Cognos Analytics
7.8
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
Pixel Perfect reports
IBM Cognos Analytics
7.1
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
Customizable dashboards
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.3
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
Report Formatting Templates
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)

Ad-hoc Reporting

IBM Cognos Analytics
8.1
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
Drill-down analysis
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.4
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
Formatting capabilities
IBM Cognos Analytics
7.6
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
Integration with R or other statistical packages
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
Report sharing and collaboration
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.3
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)

Report Output and Scheduling

IBM Cognos Analytics
8.2
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
Publish to Web
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.3
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
Publish to PDF
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.3
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
Report Versioning
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.6
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
Report Delivery Scheduling
IBM Cognos Analytics
7.7
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
Delivery to Remote Servers
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.0
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)

Data Discovery and Visualization

IBM Cognos Analytics
8.2
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.1
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.1
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
Predictive Analytics
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.3
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)

Access Control and Security

IBM Cognos Analytics
8.8
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
Multi-User Support (named login)
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.9
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
Role-Based Security Model
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.8
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.6
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
Single Sign-On (SSO)
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.7
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)

Mobile Capabilities

IBM Cognos Analytics
6.4
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
Responsive Design for Web Access
IBM Cognos Analytics
6.9
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
Dedicated iOS Application
IBM Cognos Analytics
6.7
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
Dedicated Android Application
IBM Cognos Analytics
5.6
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
IBM Cognos Analytics
6.4
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

IBM Cognos Analytics
7.3
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
REST API
IBM Cognos Analytics
7.7
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
Javascript API
IBM Cognos Analytics
7.5
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
iFrames
IBM Cognos Analytics
7.8
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
Java API
IBM Cognos Analytics
6.6
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
Themeable User Interface (UI)
IBM Cognos Analytics
6.9
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
IBM Cognos Analytics
7.1
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)

Payroll Management

IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
8.6
Pay calculation
IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
8.6
Benefit plan administration
IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
9.0
Direct deposit files
IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
8.0
Salary revision and increment management
IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
9.0
Reimbursement management
IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
8.6

Customization

IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
8.1
API for custom integration
IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
8.4
Plug-ins
IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
7.8

Security

IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
8.9
Single sign-on capability
IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
9.4
Role-based user permissions
IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
8.3

Reporting & Analytics

IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
9.0
Dashboards
IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
8.7
Standard reports
IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
9.1
Custom reports
IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
9.1

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
8.2
Accounts payable
IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
9.3
Accounts receivable
IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
9.3
Global Financial Support
IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
8.4
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
8.9
Intercompany Accounting
IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
8.2
Localizations
IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
8.3
Journals and Reconciliations
IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
8.4
Enterprise Accounting
IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
8.1
Configurable Accounting
IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
8.4
Centralized Rules Framework
IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
7.7
Standardized Processes
IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
8.1

Inventory Management

IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
8.8
Inventory tracking
IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
8.6
Automatic reordering
IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
8.6
Location management
IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
8.6
Manufacturing module
IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
9.5

Order Management

IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
8.1
Pricing
IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
8.0
Order entry
IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
7.6
Credit card processing
IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
8.0
Cost of goods sold
IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
7.6
Order Orchestration
IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
9.0
End-to-end order visibility
IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
8.0
Order exception Resolution
IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
9.0

Subledger and Financial Process

IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
8.1
Automated Invoice Processing
IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
7.7
Shared Services Payments
IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
7.9
Billings Management
IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
7.0
Customer Receipt Applications
IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
8.2
Customer Collections
IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
8.2
Revenue Recognition
IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
7.8
Cash Management
IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
8.1
Asset Management
IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
8.0
Travel & Expense Management
IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
7.9
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting
IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
8.1
Period Close
IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
8.0
Transactions Tax
IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
8.6
Subledger Reconciliations
IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
8.4
3rd Party Accounting Systems
IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
9.0

Project Financial Management

IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
8.5
Budgeting and Forecasting
IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
8.4
Project Costing
IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
8.3
Cost Capture
IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
7.6
Capital Project Management
IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
9.0
Customer Invoicing
IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
8.4
Customer Contract Compliance
IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
9.0
Project Revenue Recognition
IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
8.1
Project Financial Performance Analysis
IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
8.2
Project Financials Dashboard
IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
8.7
Real-time Financial Reporting
IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
9.1
Embedded Business Intelligence
IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
9.0
Project Planning Collaboration
IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
8.0

Project Execution Management

IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
8.6
Project Planning and Scheduling
IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
8.2
Project Manager Dashboard
IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
9.1
Resource Manager Dashboard
IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
9.9
Task Insight for Project Managers
IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
9.0
Project Manager Mobile Functionality
IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
6.0
Team Member Task Collaboration
IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
9.0
Team Member Mobile Functionality
IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
6.0
Project Candidate Search
IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
9.0
Project Candidate Comparison and Analysis
IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
9.0
Defineable Resource Pools
IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
8.9
Defineable Resource Pools
IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
8.9
Talent Profiles
IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
8.9
Real-Time Project Reporting
IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
10.0
Absence Management
IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
8.9
Product Lifecycle Management
IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
8.9

Grants Management

IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
8.6
Award Lifecycle Management
IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
9.4
Spending Control
IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
7.6
Indirect Cost Management
IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
9.0
Billing
IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
8.6

Procurement

IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
8.6
Sourcing Team Collaboration
IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
7.9
Sourcing Analysis
IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
9.0
Bids Analyzed and Compared
IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
8.9
Catalog Shopping E-Commerce for Employees
IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
8.0
Contract Authoring
IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
8.9
Contract Compliance Management
IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
9.0
Contract History
IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
8.9
Contract Renewal Automation
IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
8.0
Contract Repository
IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
8.9
Contract Standardization and Enforcement
IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
9.0
Electronic Signatures
IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
9.0
Invoice Automated Matching
IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
8.6
Purchasing Risk and Compliance Management
IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
9.0
Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated
IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
8.0
Spend Compliance Management
IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
9.0
Supplier Assessment
IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
9.0
Supplier Communication and Collaboration
IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
7.9
Supplier Management
IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
8.0
Supplier Portal
IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
8.9

Risk Management

IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
8.8
Risk Repository
IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
9.0
Control Management
IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
9.0
Control Mapping
IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
9.0
Control Efficiency Assessments
IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
9.0
Automated Control Assessments
IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
8.0
Assessment Capture
IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
8.0
Issue Detection
IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
9.0
Automatic Notification
IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
9.0
Remediation and Certification
IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
9.0

Logistics

IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
8.5
Transportation Planning and Optimization
IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
9.1
Transportation Sourcing Management
IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
8.9
Transportation Process Integration
IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
8.9
Transportation Execution Management
IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
7.9
Freight Payment Automation
IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
8.9
Trade Management
IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
8.1
Trade Regulatory Compliance Management
IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
8.0
Customs Entry Management
IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
9.0
Customs Document Management
IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
9.0
Customs Document Collaboration
IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
8.0
Fulfillment Management
IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
8.0
Inventory Visibility
IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
8.6
Warehouse Workforce Management
IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
7.9

Manufacturing

IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
8.8
Production Process Design
IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
8.1
Supply Chain Business Flows
IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
9.9
Production Management
IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
8.6
Contracted Manufacturing Management
IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
9.0
Configuration Management
IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
9.0
Work Definition
IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
8.6
Work Execution
IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
8.2
Advanced Fulfillment
IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
8.9
Manufacturing Costs
IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
9.0

Supply Chain

IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
9.0
Forecasting
IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
9.1
Inventory Planning
IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
9.0
Multi-tier Supply Chain Planning
IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
8.9
Performance Monitoring
IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
8.9

Product Lifecycle Management

IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
9.0
Ideation Management
IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
8.9
Requirements Management
IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
8.9
Proposal Management
IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
9.0
Innovation Portfolio Management
IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
9.0
Product Master Data Management
IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
9.0
Vendor Portal
IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
9.0
Project Portfolio Management
IBM Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
9.0

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

Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)

  • Microsoft Dynamics AX's scalability to meet our regional office needs provide flexibility to the team's requirements.
  • Combined with Citrix Xenapp, the application offers seamless access for users on high latency unreliable network connection to the application.
  • Application maintenance and updates are easy which makes it possible for us to manage remotely considering the servers are located in a remote Asia site.
Anonymous | 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

Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)

  • MRP can be slow to adapt to changes in actual production or supply chain transactions.
  • Setting up number sequences seems a trivial matter, but these numbers ID transactions once they are in the ledger and are key--easy to miss this point in the implementation process.
  • Bank rec being easily automated and able to quickly plug into a bank back end to get data is not the best.
  • Payment processing can be 'clunky' based on checks, ACH, Wires...as some of these items are not triggered out of the box in AX, bur are easily added --talking ACH and Wires specifically.
Jay Omdahl | 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

Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)

Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX) 8.0
Based on 4 answers
Microsoft Dynamics continues to evolve by bringing more functionality to the customer. Also there are several independent software providers that offer a wide range of solutions for vertical markets.
Anonymous | 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

Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)

Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX) 9.0
Based on 2 answers
Gives work management in a quick organization and gives a sense of agility in doing things. Employees get things done faster, and managers will have full control over the activities of each department. Everything is presented according to the order and reports with predictability. Automation of works and digitization is possible with the help of this comprehensive software.
Ali Kazempour | 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

Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)

Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX) 7.0
Based on 1 answer
Some integration and high volume ramping challenges, particularly with BizTalk and SQL Server, but getting sorted out. Outages over time appeared to be more dependent on integration complexity than AX MES.
Anonymous | 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

Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)

Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX) 7.0
Based on 1 answer
Some integration and high volume ramping challenges, particularly with BizTalk and SQL Server, but getting sorted out. Outages over time appeared to be more dependent on integration complexity than AX MES.
Anonymous | 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

Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)

Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX) 8.0
Based on 2 answers
Microsoft support services are often professional and you can contact them by phone, email, ticket and they usually respond quickly.
Ali Kazempour | 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

Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)

Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX) 9.0
Based on 1 answer
It took a lot of work, but Microsoft ultimately did a good job with in-person training, including being onsite in multiple global locations for extended periods.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)

Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX) 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Our solution deviated from a number of key out-of-the-box standards that were included in Online training. We just used that for introduction to the general functionality.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)

Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX) 7.3
Based on 2 answers
Some rough spots, but ultimately worked out. The contract didn't appear to be structured to support the level of overlapping facility deployments required to meet timeline commitments. Merging cultures on the program was also challenging. Overall, not an easy implementation by any stretch. Everyone did the best they could.
Anonymous | 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

Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)

I was not part of the decision making process to select Microsoft Dynamics AX, however, I do know that an exhaustive search was done and many options were considered alongside Microsoft Dynamics AX and I feel that the right decision was made in choosing this solution.
Caleb Unruh | 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

Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)

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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

Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)

  • With the robust built-in reporting we were able to drop an external reporting platform that costed about $40,000.
  • API integrations have saved manual entry and reduced having to hire 2-3 people to manage data.
  • Several administrators and developers are required for this which costs about 200-300 thousand in employee costs.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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
  1. Per User/Per Month
SaaS Edition
On Cloud HostedContact for quote
    Additional Pricing Details
    30-day free trial available.

    Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)

    General

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

    Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX) Editions & Modules

    Additional Pricing Details

    Rating Summary

    Likelihood to Recommend

    IBM Cognos Analytics
    7.8
    Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
    8.2

    Likelihood to Renew

    IBM Cognos Analytics
    7.9
    Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
    8.0

    Usability

    IBM Cognos Analytics
    7.5
    Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
    9.0

    Reliability and Availability

    IBM Cognos Analytics
    8.6
    Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
    7.0

    Performance

    IBM Cognos Analytics
    9.0
    Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
    7.0

    Support Rating

    IBM Cognos Analytics
    7.0
    Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
    8.0

    In-Person Training

    IBM Cognos Analytics
    8.7
    Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
    9.0

    Online Training

    IBM Cognos Analytics
    8.0
    Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
    8.0

    Implementation Rating

    IBM Cognos Analytics
    7.0
    Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)
    7.3

    Scalability

    IBM Cognos Analytics
    10.0
    Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX)

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