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IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

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Score 9.3 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • OneStream ranks higher in 6 feature sets: BI Standard Reporting, Ad-hoc Reporting, Report Output and Scheduling, Data Discovery and Visualization, Access Control and Security, Mobile Capabilities

BI Standard Reporting

8.3

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

83%
8.9

OneStream

89%
OneStream ranks higher in 3/3 features

Pixel Perfect reports

8.2
82%
65 Ratings
8.4
84%
8 Ratings

Customizable dashboards

8.4
84%
70 Ratings
9.5
95%
11 Ratings

Report Formatting Templates

8.3
83%
69 Ratings
8.7
87%
10 Ratings

Ad-hoc Reporting

8.7

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

87%
9.4

OneStream

94%
OneStream ranks higher in 3/4 features

Drill-down analysis

8.8
88%
72 Ratings
8.9
89%
14 Ratings

Formatting capabilities

8.7
87%
73 Ratings
9.5
95%
15 Ratings

Integration with R or other statistical packages

8.3
83%
46 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Report sharing and collaboration

8.8
88%
71 Ratings
9.7
97%
15 Ratings

Report Output and Scheduling

8.7

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

87%
9.4

OneStream

94%
OneStream ranks higher in 3/5 features

Publish to Web

8.3
83%
26 Ratings
8.1
81%
10 Ratings

Publish to PDF

9.2
92%
69 Ratings
9.8
98%
13 Ratings

Report Versioning

8.6
86%
25 Ratings
9.8
98%
12 Ratings

Report Delivery Scheduling

9.1
91%
72 Ratings
9.8
98%
13 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%
8.8

OneStream

88%
OneStream ranks higher in 3/3 features

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

7.9
79%
60 Ratings
9.0
90%
13 Ratings

Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization

8.0
80%
58 Ratings
9.2
92%
13 Ratings

Predictive Analytics

7.4
74%
56 Ratings
8.3
83%
11 Ratings

Access Control and Security

8.9

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

89%
9.7

OneStream

97%
OneStream ranks higher in 4/4 features

Multi-User Support (named login)

9.0
90%
67 Ratings
9.6
96%
15 Ratings

Role-Based Security Model

8.8
88%
66 Ratings
9.6
96%
15 Ratings

Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)

9.1
91%
66 Ratings
9.6
96%
15 Ratings

Single Sign-On (SSO)

8.8
88%
49 Ratings
9.8
98%
14 Ratings

Mobile Capabilities

7.2

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

72%
8.4

OneStream

84%
OneStream ranks higher in 2/3 features

Responsive Design for Web Access

7.8
78%
52 Ratings
8.2
82%
7 Ratings

Mobile Application

7.6
76%
81 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile

7.5
75%
50 Ratings
8.7
87%
5 Ratings

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

7.8

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

78%

OneStream

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson ranks higher in 6/6 features

REST API

8.4
84%
37 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Javascript API

8.5
85%
35 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

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
9.1

OneStream

91%
OneStream ranks higher in 5/5 features

Long-term financial planning

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
17 Ratings

Financial budgeting

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1
91%
17 Ratings

Forecasting

N/A
0 Ratings
8.8
88%
16 Ratings

Scenario modeling

N/A
0 Ratings
8.7
87%
15 Ratings

Management reporting

N/A
0 Ratings
9.6
96%
18 Ratings

Consolidation and Close

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
9.2

OneStream

92%
OneStream ranks higher in 7/7 features

Financial data consolidation

N/A
0 Ratings
9.9
99%
18 Ratings

Journal entries and reports

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
17 Ratings

Multi-currency management

N/A
0 Ratings
9.5
95%
18 Ratings

Intercompany Eliminations

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
16 Ratings

Minority Ownership

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
13 Ratings

Local and consolidated reporting

N/A
0 Ratings
9.5
95%
17 Ratings

Detailed Audit Trails

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1
91%
17 Ratings

Financial Reporting and Compliance

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
9.5

OneStream

95%
OneStream ranks higher in 5/5 features

Financial Statement Reporting

N/A
0 Ratings
9.5
95%
18 Ratings

Management Reporting

N/A
0 Ratings
9.5
95%
18 Ratings

Excel-based Reporting

N/A
0 Ratings
9.8
98%
17 Ratings

Automated board and financial reporting

N/A
0 Ratings
9.3
93%
17 Ratings

XBRL support for regulatory filing

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1
91%
1 Rating

Analytics and Reporting

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
9.3

OneStream

93%
OneStream ranks higher in 6/6 features

Personalized dashboards

N/A
0 Ratings
9.4
94%
16 Ratings

Color-coded scorecards

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
14 Ratings

KPIs

N/A
0 Ratings
9.5
95%
14 Ratings

Cost and profitability analysis

N/A
0 Ratings
9.6
96%
14 Ratings

Key Performance Indicator setting

N/A
0 Ratings
9.4
94%
14 Ratings

Benchmarking with external data

N/A
0 Ratings
9.3
93%
13 Ratings

Integration

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
9.7

OneStream

97%
OneStream ranks higher in 3/3 features

Flat file integration

N/A
0 Ratings
9.8
98%
17 Ratings

Excel data integration

N/A
0 Ratings
9.8
98%
17 Ratings

Direct links to 3rd-party data sources

N/A
0 Ratings
9.5
95%
17 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • OneStream is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
  • IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson and OneStream are tied in 2 areas: Usability, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.1

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

81%
96 Ratings
9.6

OneStream

96%
18 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

10.0

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

100%
24 Ratings

OneStream

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

8.0

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

80%
7 Ratings
8.0

OneStream

80%
1 Rating

Availability

8.6

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

86%
8 Ratings

OneStream

N/A
0 Ratings

Performance

9.0

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

90%
10 Ratings

OneStream

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

10.0

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

100%
15 Ratings
10.0

OneStream

100%
1 Rating

In-Person Training

8.7

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

87%
4 Ratings

OneStream

N/A
0 Ratings

Online Training

8.0

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

80%
4 Ratings

OneStream

N/A
0 Ratings

Implementation Rating

7.0

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

70%
14 Ratings

OneStream

N/A
0 Ratings

Configurability

8.0

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

80%
2 Ratings

OneStream

N/A
0 Ratings

Ease of integration

8.0

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

80%
2 Ratings

OneStream

N/A
0 Ratings

Product Scalability

10.0

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

100%
2 Ratings

OneStream

N/A
0 Ratings

Vendor post-sale

7.0

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

70%
1 Rating

OneStream

N/A
0 Ratings

Vendor pre-sale

7.0

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

70%
1 Rating

OneStream

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

IBM

IBM Cognos Analytics provides our organization with a workspace for data visualization and analysis, with a wide variety of customization options. It is well suited for exploring and discovering trends with the information provided in real time. It has the ability to create very attractive reports and dashboards. It offers robust controls for comprehensive data protection, generating reliability in the use of significant information
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OneStream Software LLC

When as an organization you have more than one finance processes that need to be on some technology platform, OneStream is a great fit. Be it consolidation & reporting, planning & budgeting, account recs, tax provisioning, close management, transaction matching, etc. all these areas are handled well in OneStream. The benefits accrue from a single place to manage master data, data, security, and quick learning for users as different workstreams are rolled out.
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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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OneStream Software LLC

  • Easy data integration with multiple data sources.
  • Same user experience throughout the platform.
  • The ability to add on to the platform is very good. The platform is designed so that a company can use it as a central source of information. The only limitation to creating new pieces of the platform by a developer is time.
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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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OneStream Software LLC

  • Dashboards are very useful to business users, but can be time consuming to build.
  • Best practice documentation, the product is evolving and is relatively new (about 10 years old) so best practices are still be developed and communicated to the OneStream community.
  • New product feature documentation and examples.
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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

OneStream

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

OneStream editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    Required

    Additional Details

    We only sell to Enterprise customers so pricing for software is based on number of total users and it is simple. One user gets all software functionality. Implementation would be based on what business problem or problems we are looking to solve and implement OneStream XF for, financial consolidation and reporting or planning or account reconciliations, etc.

    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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    OneStream Software LLC

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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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    OneStream Software LLC

    Overall usability as an end-user is very easy. There are more people in the system getting information now than the prior platform used. People are gathering their information quicker as well. From an administrator standpoint, there are fewer glitches and issues than the prior platform. This is very good.
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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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    OneStream Software LLC

    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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    OneStream Software LLC

    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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    OneStream Software LLC

    OneStream is extremely responsive with support.
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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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    OneStream Software LLC

    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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    OneStream Software LLC

    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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    OneStream Software LLC

    No answers on this topic

    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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    OneStream Software LLC

    OneStream is a much more powerful solution for us. Both products claim they can "do it all" but the OneStream XF Marketplace allows us limitless possibilities for what we can do - at a fraction of the implementation cost.
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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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    OneStream Software LLC

    No answers on this topic

    Return on Investment

    IBM

    • The team that implemented this software tells me that the ROI is not obtained instantly; it must go through long months before obtaining good results.
    • There are functions that are not easy for all users; this makes it difficult to obtain positive results in the first months.
    • A year has to pass before noticing that after its configuration, we can work without delays.
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    OneStream Software LLC

    • Customers have moved from multiple EPM systems as well as multiple EPM applications to OneStream.
    • Their ROI has been quite high as lesser admins are required, no need to move data back & forth, no need for an additional dashboarding / BI tool, once a user is on OneStream can leverage it for more than 50+ use cases at no additional license cost.
    • Automation, direct integration, scheduling, complex calculation capabilities, all help to further improve ROI and free up the time for the team to do value-adding tasks.
    • Last but not the least is the confidence on the numbers is much higher.
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