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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)
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PeopleSoft

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

IBM Cognos Analytics
7.8
PeopleSoft
Pixel Perfect reports
IBM Cognos Analytics
7.1
PeopleSoft
Customizable dashboards
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.3
PeopleSoft
Report Formatting Templates
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.0
PeopleSoft

Ad-hoc Reporting

IBM Cognos Analytics
8.1
PeopleSoft
Drill-down analysis
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.4
PeopleSoft
Formatting capabilities
IBM Cognos Analytics
7.6
PeopleSoft
Integration with R or other statistical packages
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.0
PeopleSoft
Report sharing and collaboration
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.3
PeopleSoft

Report Output and Scheduling

IBM Cognos Analytics
8.2
PeopleSoft
Publish to Web
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.3
PeopleSoft
Publish to PDF
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.3
PeopleSoft
Report Versioning
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.6
PeopleSoft
Report Delivery Scheduling
IBM Cognos Analytics
7.7
PeopleSoft
Delivery to Remote Servers
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.0
PeopleSoft

Data Discovery and Visualization

IBM Cognos Analytics
8.2
PeopleSoft
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.1
PeopleSoft
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.1
PeopleSoft
Predictive Analytics
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.3
PeopleSoft

Access Control and Security

IBM Cognos Analytics
8.8
PeopleSoft
Multi-User Support (named login)
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.9
PeopleSoft
Role-Based Security Model
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.8
PeopleSoft
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.6
PeopleSoft
Single Sign-On (SSO)
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.7
PeopleSoft

Mobile Capabilities

IBM Cognos Analytics
6.4
PeopleSoft
Responsive Design for Web Access
IBM Cognos Analytics
6.9
PeopleSoft
Dedicated iOS Application
IBM Cognos Analytics
6.7
PeopleSoft
Dedicated Android Application
IBM Cognos Analytics
5.6
PeopleSoft
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
IBM Cognos Analytics
6.4
PeopleSoft

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

IBM Cognos Analytics
7.3
PeopleSoft
REST API
IBM Cognos Analytics
7.7
PeopleSoft
Javascript API
IBM Cognos Analytics
7.5
PeopleSoft
iFrames
IBM Cognos Analytics
7.8
PeopleSoft
Java API
IBM Cognos Analytics
6.6
PeopleSoft
Themeable User Interface (UI)
IBM Cognos Analytics
6.9
PeopleSoft
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
IBM Cognos Analytics
7.1
PeopleSoft

Payroll Management

IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
7.4
Pay calculation
IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
7.5
Benefit plan administration
IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
7.3
Direct deposit files
IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
7.0
Salary revision and increment management
IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
7.6
Reimbursement management
IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
7.5

Customization

IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
7.5
API for custom integration
IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
7.6
Plug-ins
IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
7.4

Security

IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
8.4
Single sign-on capability
IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
8.1
Role-based user permissions
IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
8.7

Reporting & Analytics

IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
7.5
Dashboards
IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
6.8
Standard reports
IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
7.6
Custom reports
IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
8.1

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
7.9
Accounts payable
IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
8.1
Accounts receivable
IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
7.8
Global Financial Support
IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
8.5
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
8.2
Intercompany Accounting
IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
8.1
Localizations
IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
6.8
Journals and Reconciliations
IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
8.1
Enterprise Accounting
IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
8.1
Configurable Accounting
IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
7.8
Centralized Rules Framework
IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
6.3
Standardized Processes
IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
7.1

Inventory Management

IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
6.6
Inventory tracking
IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
6.0
Automatic reordering
IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
6.5
Location management
IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
7.8
Manufacturing module
IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
6.0

Order Management

IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
7.6
Pricing
IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
6.5
Order entry
IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
6.5
Credit card processing
IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
9.0
Cost of goods sold
IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
8.5
Order Orchestration
IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
8.5
End-to-end order visibility
IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
6.0
Order exception Resolution
IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
8.4

Subledger and Financial Process

IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
7.7
Automated Invoice Processing
IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
7.4
Shared Services Payments
IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
7.6
Billings Management
IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
7.6
Customer Receipt Applications
IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
7.2
Customer Collections
IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
8.1
Revenue Recognition
IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
7.7
Cash Management
IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
7.7
Asset Management
IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
8.3
Travel & Expense Management
IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
6.0
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting
IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
8.3
Period Close
IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
8.1
Transactions Tax
IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
7.3
Subledger Reconciliations
IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
7.7
3rd Party Accounting Systems
IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
8.5

Project Financial Management

IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
7.5
Budgeting and Forecasting
IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
7.2
Project Costing
IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
7.4
Cost Capture
IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
7.1
Capital Project Management
IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
8.0
Customer Invoicing
IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
7.7
Customer Contract Compliance
IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
8.4
Project Revenue Recognition
IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
8.2
Project Financial Performance Analysis
IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
7.7
Project Financials Dashboard
IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
7.7
Real-time Financial Reporting
IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
7.3
Embedded Business Intelligence
IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
6.6
Project Planning Collaboration
IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
7.0

Project Execution Management

IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
7.1
Project Planning and Scheduling
IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
7.1
Project Manager Dashboard
IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
6.7
Resource Manager Dashboard
IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
5.4
Task Insight for Project Managers
IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
8.7
Project Manager Mobile Functionality
IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
6.7
Team Member Task Collaboration
IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
7.1
Team Member Mobile Functionality
IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
7.5
Project Candidate Search
IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
7.5
Project Candidate Comparison and Analysis
IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
7.5
Defineable Resource Pools
IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
7.5
Defineable Resource Pools
IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
7.5
Talent Profiles
IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
6.4
Real-Time Project Reporting
IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
6.7
Absence Management
IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
7.1
Product Lifecycle Management
IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
7.1

Grants Management

IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
8.7
Award Lifecycle Management
IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
8.6
Spending Control
IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
8.3
Indirect Cost Management
IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
8.3
Billing
IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
9.7

Procurement

IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
7.0
Sourcing Team Collaboration
IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
6.8
Sourcing Analysis
IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
6.7
Bids Analyzed and Compared
IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
6.8
Catalog Shopping E-Commerce for Employees
IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
7.0
Contract Authoring
IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
7.0
Contract Compliance Management
IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
7.0
Contract History
IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
7.0
Contract Renewal Automation
IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
7.0
Contract Repository
IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
7.1
Contract Standardization and Enforcement
IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
7.0
Electronic Signatures
IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
7.0
Invoice Automated Matching
IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
7.2
Purchasing Risk and Compliance Management
IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
7.1
Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated
IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
7.2
Spend Compliance Management
IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
6.3
Supplier Assessment
IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
7.0
Supplier Communication and Collaboration
IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
7.0
Supplier Management
IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
7.6
Supplier Portal
IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
7.6

Risk Management

IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
5.9
Risk Repository
IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
5.7
Control Management
IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
5.7
Control Mapping
IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
6.5
Control Efficiency Assessments
IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
6.5
Automated Control Assessments
IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
5.7
Assessment Capture
IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
5.7
Issue Detection
IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
5.7
Automatic Notification
IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
5.7
Remediation and Certification
IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
5.7

Logistics

IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
9.0
Transportation Planning and Optimization
IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
9.0
Transportation Sourcing Management
IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
9.0
Transportation Process Integration
IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
9.0
Transportation Execution Management
IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
9.0
Freight Payment Automation
IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
9.0
Trade Management
IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
9.0
Trade Regulatory Compliance Management
IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
9.0
Customs Entry Management
IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
9.0
Customs Document Management
IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
9.0
Customs Document Collaboration
IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
9.0
Fulfillment Management
IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
9.0
Inventory Visibility
IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
9.0
Warehouse Workforce Management
IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
9.0

Manufacturing

IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
9.0
Production Process Design
IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
9.0
Supply Chain Business Flows
IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
9.0
Production Management
IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
9.0
Contracted Manufacturing Management
IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
9.0
Configuration Management
IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
9.0
Work Definition
IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
9.0
Work Execution
IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
9.0
Advanced Fulfillment
IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
9.0
Manufacturing Costs
IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
9.0

Supply Chain

IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
8.2
Forecasting
IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
7.5
Inventory Planning
IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
7.9
Multi-tier Supply Chain Planning
IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
8.7
Performance Monitoring
IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
8.7

Product Lifecycle Management

IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
8.9
Ideation Management
IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
9.0
Requirements Management
IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
9.0
Proposal Management
IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
9.0
Innovation Portfolio Management
IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
9.0
Product Master Data Management
IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
8.5
Vendor Portal
IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
8.5
Project Portfolio Management
IBM Cognos Analytics
PeopleSoft
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

PeopleSoft

  • 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.
Jayesh Jhurani | 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

PeopleSoft

  • 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)
Bennett Walker | 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

PeopleSoft

PeopleSoft 10.0
Based on 3 answers
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.
Laura Leistikow | 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

PeopleSoft

PeopleSoft 5.0
Based on 2 answers
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.
Anonymous | 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

PeopleSoft

PeopleSoft 10.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

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

PeopleSoft

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

PeopleSoft

PeopleSoft 7.0
Based on 2 answers
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
Anonymous | 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

PeopleSoft

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

PeopleSoft

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

PeopleSoft

PeopleSoft 7.0
Based on 2 answers
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!
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

PeopleSoft

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.
Cassandra Rayne Gross | 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

PeopleSoft

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

PeopleSoft

  • 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.
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.

    PeopleSoft

    General

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

    PeopleSoft Editions & Modules

    Additional Pricing Details

    Rating Summary

    Likelihood to Recommend

    IBM Cognos Analytics
    7.8
    PeopleSoft
    8.1

    Likelihood to Renew

    IBM Cognos Analytics
    7.9
    PeopleSoft
    10.0

    Usability

    IBM Cognos Analytics
    7.5
    PeopleSoft
    5.0

    Reliability and Availability

    IBM Cognos Analytics
    8.6
    PeopleSoft
    10.0

    Performance

    IBM Cognos Analytics
    9.0
    PeopleSoft

    Support Rating

    IBM Cognos Analytics
    7.0
    PeopleSoft
    7.0

    In-Person Training

    IBM Cognos Analytics
    8.7
    PeopleSoft

    Online Training

    IBM Cognos Analytics
    8.0
    PeopleSoft

    Implementation Rating

    IBM Cognos Analytics
    7.0
    PeopleSoft
    7.0

    Scalability

    IBM Cognos Analytics
    10.0
    PeopleSoft

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