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Feature Set Ratings

    BI Standard Reporting

    8.3

    IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

    83%

    PeopleSoft

    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%

    PeopleSoft

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

    Drill-down analysis

    8.8
    88%
    70 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    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%

    PeopleSoft

    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%

    PeopleSoft

    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%

    PeopleSoft

    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%

    PeopleSoft

    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%

    PeopleSoft

    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

    Payroll Management

    IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    6.2

    PeopleSoft

    62%
    PeopleSoft Financials ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Pay calculation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.1
    61%
    18 Ratings

    Benefit plan administration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.0
    60%
    17 Ratings

    Direct deposit files

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.1
    51%
    18 Ratings

    Salary revision and increment management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    16 Ratings

    Reimbursement management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    17 Ratings

    Customization

    IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.0

    PeopleSoft

    70%
    PeopleSoft Financials ranks higher in 2/2 features

    API for custom integration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    18 Ratings

    Plug-ins

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    15 Ratings

    Security

    IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.6

    PeopleSoft

    86%
    PeopleSoft Financials ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Single sign-on capability

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    20 Ratings

    Role-based user permissions

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    23 Ratings

    Reporting & Analytics

    IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.6

    PeopleSoft

    76%
    PeopleSoft Financials ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Dashboards

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.0
    60%
    21 Ratings

    Standard reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    24 Ratings

    Custom reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    24 Ratings

    General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

    IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.0

    PeopleSoft

    80%
    PeopleSoft Financials ranks higher in 11/11 features

    Accounts payable

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    25 Ratings

    Accounts receivable

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    24 Ratings

    Global Financial Support

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    16 Ratings

    Primary and Secondary Ledgers

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    23 Ratings

    Intercompany Accounting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    20 Ratings

    Localizations

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.0
    60%
    11 Ratings

    Journals and Reconciliations

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    23 Ratings

    Enterprise Accounting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    19 Ratings

    Configurable Accounting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    19 Ratings

    Centralized Rules Framework

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.1
    61%
    15 Ratings

    Standardized Processes

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.1
    71%
    18 Ratings

    Inventory Management

    IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    5.5

    PeopleSoft

    55%
    PeopleSoft Financials ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Inventory tracking

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    4.1
    41%
    10 Ratings

    Automatic reordering

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.0
    50%
    9 Ratings

    Location management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.7
    77%
    10 Ratings

    Manufacturing module

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.0
    50%
    5 Ratings

    Order Management

    IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.6

    PeopleSoft

    76%
    PeopleSoft Financials ranks higher in 7/7 features

    Pricing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.5
    65%
    6 Ratings

    Order entry

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.5
    65%
    7 Ratings

    Credit card processing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    4 Ratings

    Cost of goods sold

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    3 Ratings

    Order Orchestration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    3 Ratings

    End-to-end order visibility

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.0
    60%
    4 Ratings

    Order exception Resolution

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    4 Ratings

    Subledger and Financial Process

    IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.8

    PeopleSoft

    78%
    PeopleSoft Financials ranks higher in 14/14 features

    Automated Invoice Processing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    21 Ratings

    Shared Services Payments

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    14 Ratings

    Billings Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.7
    77%
    17 Ratings

    Customer Receipt Applications

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.6
    66%
    14 Ratings

    Customer Collections

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    12 Ratings

    Revenue Recognition

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    14 Ratings

    Cash Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    14 Ratings

    Asset Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    18 Ratings

    Travel & Expense Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.1
    51%
    13 Ratings

    Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    13 Ratings

    Period Close

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    19 Ratings

    Transactions Tax

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.2
    72%
    10 Ratings

    Subledger Reconciliations

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    16 Ratings

    3rd Party Accounting Systems

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    12 Ratings

    Project Financial Management

    IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.4

    PeopleSoft

    74%
    PeopleSoft Financials ranks higher in 12/12 features

    Budgeting and Forecasting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    12 Ratings

    Project Costing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.1
    71%
    11 Ratings

    Cost Capture

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.1
    71%
    10 Ratings

    Capital Project Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    10 Ratings

    Customer Invoicing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    11 Ratings

    Customer Contract Compliance

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    10 Ratings

    Project Revenue Recognition

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    10 Ratings

    Project Financial Performance Analysis

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    11 Ratings

    Project Financials Dashboard

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.5
    75%
    9 Ratings

    Real-time Financial Reporting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    9 Ratings

    Embedded Business Intelligence

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.0
    60%
    9 Ratings

    Project Planning Collaboration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.7
    67%
    9 Ratings

    Project Execution Management

    IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    6.7

    PeopleSoft

    67%
    PeopleSoft Financials ranks higher in 15/15 features

    Project Planning and Scheduling

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.7
    67%
    7 Ratings

    Project Manager Dashboard

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.2
    62%
    7 Ratings

    Resource Manager Dashboard

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    4.6
    46%
    7 Ratings

    Task Insight for Project Managers

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    6 Ratings

    Project Manager Mobile Functionality

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.2
    62%
    6 Ratings

    Team Member Task Collaboration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.7
    67%
    6 Ratings

    Team Member Mobile Functionality

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.2
    72%
    6 Ratings

    Project Candidate Search

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.2
    72%
    5 Ratings

    Project Candidate Comparison and Analysis

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.2
    72%
    5 Ratings

    Defineable Resource Pools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.2
    72%
    6 Ratings

    Defineable Resource Pools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.2
    72%
    6 Ratings

    Talent Profiles

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.8
    58%
    8 Ratings

    Real-Time Project Reporting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.2
    62%
    7 Ratings

    Absence Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.8
    68%
    8 Ratings

    Product Lifecycle Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.7
    67%
    7 Ratings

    Grants Management

    IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.7

    PeopleSoft

    87%
    PeopleSoft Financials ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Award Lifecycle Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    9 Ratings

    Spending Control

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    9 Ratings

    Indirect Cost Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    10 Ratings

    Billing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    9 Ratings

    Procurement

    IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    6.1

    PeopleSoft

    61%
    PeopleSoft Financials ranks higher in 19/19 features

    Sourcing Team Collaboration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.0
    60%
    10 Ratings

    Sourcing Analysis

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.0
    60%
    11 Ratings

    Bids Analyzed and Compared

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.0
    60%
    9 Ratings

    Catalog Shopping E-Commerce for Employees

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.0
    60%
    7 Ratings

    Contract Authoring

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.0
    60%
    7 Ratings

    Contract Compliance Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.0
    60%
    9 Ratings

    Contract History

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.0
    60%
    10 Ratings

    Contract Renewal Automation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.0
    60%
    9 Ratings

    Contract Repository

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.0
    60%
    10 Ratings

    Contract Standardization and Enforcement

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.0
    60%
    9 Ratings

    Electronic Signatures

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.0
    60%
    10 Ratings

    Invoice Automated Matching

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.0
    60%
    10 Ratings

    Purchasing Risk and Compliance Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.0
    60%
    8 Ratings

    Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.0
    60%
    12 Ratings

    Spend Compliance Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.0
    50%
    9 Ratings

    Supplier Assessment

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.0
    60%
    8 Ratings

    Supplier Communication and Collaboration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.0
    60%
    7 Ratings

    Supplier Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    10 Ratings

    Supplier Portal

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    12 Ratings

    Risk Management

    IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    5.2

    PeopleSoft

    52%
    PeopleSoft Financials ranks higher in 9/9 features

    Risk Repository

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.0
    50%
    3 Ratings

    Control Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.0
    50%
    3 Ratings

    Control Mapping

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.0
    60%
    3 Ratings

    Control Efficiency Assessments

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.0
    60%
    3 Ratings

    Automated Control Assessments

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.0
    50%
    3 Ratings

    Assessment Capture

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.0
    50%
    3 Ratings

    Issue Detection

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.0
    50%
    3 Ratings

    Automatic Notification

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.0
    50%
    3 Ratings

    Remediation and Certification

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.0
    50%
    3 Ratings

    Logistics

    IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.0

    PeopleSoft

    90%
    PeopleSoft Financials ranks higher in 13/13 features

    Transportation Planning and Optimization

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    2 Ratings

    Transportation Sourcing Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    2 Ratings

    Transportation Process Integration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    2 Ratings

    Transportation Execution Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    2 Ratings

    Freight Payment Automation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    2 Ratings

    Trade Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    2 Ratings

    Trade Regulatory Compliance Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    2 Ratings

    Customs Entry Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    2 Ratings

    Customs Document Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    2 Ratings

    Customs Document Collaboration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    2 Ratings

    Fulfillment Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    2 Ratings

    Inventory Visibility

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    2 Ratings

    Warehouse Workforce Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    2 Ratings

    Manufacturing

    IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.0

    PeopleSoft

    90%
    PeopleSoft Financials ranks higher in 9/9 features

    Production Process Design

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    3 Ratings

    Supply Chain Business Flows

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    3 Ratings

    Production Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    3 Ratings

    Contracted Manufacturing Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    3 Ratings

    Configuration Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    3 Ratings

    Work Definition

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    3 Ratings

    Work Execution

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    3 Ratings

    Advanced Fulfillment

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    3 Ratings

    Manufacturing Costs

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    3 Ratings

    Supply Chain

    IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.0

    PeopleSoft

    80%
    PeopleSoft Financials ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Forecasting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.1
    71%
    9 Ratings

    Inventory Planning

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    8 Ratings

    Multi-tier Supply Chain Planning

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    8 Ratings

    Performance Monitoring

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    8 Ratings

    Product Lifecycle Management

    IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.9

    PeopleSoft

    89%
    PeopleSoft Financials ranks higher in 7/7 features

    Ideation Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    2 Ratings

    Requirements Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    2 Ratings

    Proposal Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    2 Ratings

    Innovation Portfolio Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    2 Ratings

    Product Master Data Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    3 Ratings

    Vendor Portal

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    3 Ratings

    Project Portfolio Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    2 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability, Support Rating
    • PeopleSoft Financials is rated higher in 1 area: Availability
    • IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson and PeopleSoft Financials are tied in 2 areas: Likelihood to Renew, Implementation Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.1

    IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

    81%
    94 Ratings
    7.6

    PeopleSoft

    76%
    29 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    10.0

    IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

    100%
    24 Ratings
    10.0

    PeopleSoft

    100%
    3 Ratings

    Usability

    8.0

    IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

    80%
    7 Ratings
    5.0

    PeopleSoft

    50%
    2 Ratings

    Availability

    8.6

    IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

    86%
    8 Ratings
    10.0

    PeopleSoft

    100%
    2 Ratings

    Performance

    9.0

    IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

    90%
    10 Ratings

    PeopleSoft

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    10.0

    IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

    100%
    15 Ratings
    7.0

    PeopleSoft

    70%
    3 Ratings

    In-Person Training

    8.7

    IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

    87%
    4 Ratings

    PeopleSoft

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Online Training

    8.0

    IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

    80%
    4 Ratings

    PeopleSoft

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    7.0

    IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

    70%
    14 Ratings
    7.0

    PeopleSoft

    70%
    3 Ratings

    Configurability

    8.0

    IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

    80%
    2 Ratings

    PeopleSoft

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Ease of integration

    8.0

    IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

    80%
    2 Ratings

    PeopleSoft

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    10.0

    IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

    100%
    2 Ratings

    PeopleSoft

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Vendor post-sale

    7.0

    IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

    70%
    1 Rating

    PeopleSoft

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Vendor pre-sale

    7.0

    IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

    70%
    1 Rating

    PeopleSoft

    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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    Oracle

    You really need a big enterprise to take advantage of PeopleSoft. It is not entirely user-friendly, and it often requires massive amounts of customization to make it work for layers if you will. Business experts can figure it out, but if you are expecting someone to easily learn how to use the timekeeping modules without heavy customization, it's really not for you. You need to know going in, that this is not for a small business at all, and not even a medium-sized enterprise. It's geared to massive organizations that need to integrate business processes over geographic areas and multiple departments.
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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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    Oracle

    • One of the best thing it does is it is customizable. You can implement any business logic you need. This is one of the very key assets of PeopleSoft Financials.
    • PeopleSoft Financials's accounting methods are in line with industry standards. You can use the process as is and ledger will be taken care of.
    • It supports multiple ways to integrate with other systems.
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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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    Oracle

    • PeopleSoft Financials does not address the needs of small organizations that do not have a large enough staff to maintain the software or utilize the features it provides as it requires a moderate staff to keep track of all of the transactions and processing
    • PeopleSoft licensing costs are significant, which are relative to the features provided but in many cases those features may not be necessary
    • PeopleSoft licensing structures can be frustrating at times when certain modules would allow you to perform the complex task needed but it would require the entire module to be licensed for just that one feature (e.g. Cash Management for loading bank statements in certain formats)
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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

    PeopleSoft

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    PeopleSoft 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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      Oracle

      PRISM is a great tool to track and watch numerous financial documents. I would like to see more of an integration platform that would control tracking for specific project details. There is currently only a little section for job notes which I would like to see improve. I think navigation could be improved, but isn't the worst compared to some platforms I have worked with as it provides a tree like structure on the backend which helps synchronize information together for fiscal financials.
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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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      Oracle

      PeopleSoft is HARD to use, period. Everything except for the most rudimentary functionality requires a massive amount of training and ongoing support. There is nothing intuitive about it, and that is where it leaves a lot to be desired. However, due to the way it integrates so many things, there is little in the marketplace to challenge it when it comes to large enterprises.
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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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      Oracle

      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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      Oracle

      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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      Oracle

      I can't give them a perfect rating because it does often take a long time and usually more [expensive] to resolve trying issues that cannot be solved by our in-house team. PeopleSoft is complicated, and the mix and match of user-created and stock modules cause problems very often. These usually require more customization to completely fix, requiring more money spent with
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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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      Oracle

      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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      Oracle

      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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      Oracle

      I recommend that everyone pay special attention to developing a solid testing and training plan if you are even thinking of implementing PeopleSoft. Be ready to obtain good trainers and developers, otherwise, your journey can be unnecessarily painful and much more expensive. Try to stay with an implementation partner who really has your needs at heart, and actually takes the time to understand your organization!
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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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      Oracle

      PeopleSoft is much more appropriate for large organizations than the software programs listed here. I'm involved in a project to bring billing and accounts receivable functions out of "shadow systems" like those listed here and into PeopleSoft, and PeopleSoft is more robust, flexible, and standardizable. We've found it to be an excellent solution.
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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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      Oracle

      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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      Oracle

      • Provides better controls to ensure that spend does not increase beyond the PO amount.
      • sPro reverse invoicing provides a mechanism to only pay our staff aug firms for only the hours that entered into PeopleSoft. There is no more reconciliation between the vendor invoices and the hours that were charged within the internal time tracking system.
      • PeopleSoft Financials increases employee efficiency through the use of dashboards and work centers.
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