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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

TIBCO Jaspersoft Community Edition

Any scenario where you need to reach back into TIBCO support is something I would highly avoid. Most responses at the second round get you pointed to engaging their professional services. The general mentality seems to be "since our product acquisition cost is low, why don't you engage PS to get the value you need" If you are looking at enterprise scenarios, I would highly recommend looking at other more established products.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

IBM Cognos Analytics
7.8
TIBCO Jaspersoft Community Edition
8.2
Pixel Perfect reports
IBM Cognos Analytics
7.1
TIBCO Jaspersoft Community Edition
9.4
Customizable dashboards
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.3
TIBCO Jaspersoft Community Edition
7.5
Report Formatting Templates
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.0
TIBCO Jaspersoft Community Edition
7.7

Ad-hoc Reporting

IBM Cognos Analytics
8.1
TIBCO Jaspersoft Community Edition
7.0
Drill-down analysis
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.4
TIBCO Jaspersoft Community Edition
7.1
Formatting capabilities
IBM Cognos Analytics
7.6
TIBCO Jaspersoft Community Edition
6.3
Integration with R or other statistical packages
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.0
TIBCO Jaspersoft Community Edition
7.0
Report sharing and collaboration
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.3
TIBCO Jaspersoft Community Edition
7.5

Report Output and Scheduling

IBM Cognos Analytics
8.2
TIBCO Jaspersoft Community Edition
8.6
Publish to Web
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.3
TIBCO Jaspersoft Community Edition
9.4
Publish to PDF
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.3
TIBCO Jaspersoft Community Edition
9.6
Report Versioning
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.6
TIBCO Jaspersoft Community Edition
6.4
Report Delivery Scheduling
IBM Cognos Analytics
7.7
TIBCO Jaspersoft Community Edition
9.4
Delivery to Remote Servers
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.0
TIBCO Jaspersoft Community Edition
8.1

Data Discovery and Visualization

IBM Cognos Analytics
8.2
TIBCO Jaspersoft Community Edition
6.8
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.1
TIBCO Jaspersoft Community Edition
7.6
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.1
TIBCO Jaspersoft Community Edition
4.7
Predictive Analytics
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.3
TIBCO Jaspersoft Community Edition
8.0

Access Control and Security

IBM Cognos Analytics
8.8
TIBCO Jaspersoft Community Edition
7.8
Multi-User Support (named login)
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.9
TIBCO Jaspersoft Community Edition
7.8
Role-Based Security Model
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.8
TIBCO Jaspersoft Community Edition
7.7
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.6
TIBCO Jaspersoft Community Edition
8.0
Single Sign-On (SSO)
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.7
TIBCO Jaspersoft Community Edition
7.7

Mobile Capabilities

IBM Cognos Analytics
6.4
TIBCO Jaspersoft Community Edition
5.8
Responsive Design for Web Access
IBM Cognos Analytics
6.9
TIBCO Jaspersoft Community Edition
9.0
Dedicated iOS Application
IBM Cognos Analytics
6.7
TIBCO Jaspersoft Community Edition
4.8
Dedicated Android Application
IBM Cognos Analytics
5.6
TIBCO Jaspersoft Community Edition
4.6
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
IBM Cognos Analytics
6.4
TIBCO Jaspersoft Community Edition
4.7

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

IBM Cognos Analytics
7.3
TIBCO Jaspersoft Community Edition
7.4
REST API
IBM Cognos Analytics
7.7
TIBCO Jaspersoft Community Edition
7.5
Javascript API
IBM Cognos Analytics
7.5
TIBCO Jaspersoft Community Edition
7.4
iFrames
IBM Cognos Analytics
7.8
TIBCO Jaspersoft Community Edition
7.5
Java API
IBM Cognos Analytics
6.7
TIBCO Jaspersoft Community Edition
7.5
Themeable User Interface (UI)
IBM Cognos Analytics
6.9
TIBCO Jaspersoft Community Edition
5.9
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
IBM Cognos Analytics
7.1
TIBCO Jaspersoft Community Edition
8.3

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

TIBCO Jaspersoft Community Edition

  • Very intuitive tool - An Advanced reporting user can figure out in a day on the end to end operations.
  • Easy customization - Simple changes in UI makes it less headache for the end user who maintains the tool. Being an open source product (offers Jasper web services) makes a lot developer friendly compared to SSRS, Cognos etc.
  • Easy Connectivity - Can connect to any data source (can connect to multiple data sources) for a single report - can be customized.
  • Community - A very strong community available online, videos - on basic how to questions, also provides assistance to use case specific scenarios.
  • Ease of Reporting - Can create a reports with in few clicks with out struggle.
  • Domain Designer - A very powerful tool you can create a dataset using clicks with out writing SQL code.
  • OnDemand Scheduling - A very good scheduling feature and a has got lot more simplistic compared to other popular tools like Cognos.
  • Jasper Studio - Very good programmatic tool (desktop tool) lets you customize the reports more company specific, can embed complex coding with 3rd party languages like Java, Groovy (scripting language).
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

TIBCO Jaspersoft Community Edition

  • Easier to customize the Jasper Server GUI. More flexibility with the input controls look and feel and maybe more input control types to select from.
  • Have browser event functionality in the reporting itself.
  • An easier way to iterate through an object. Maybe an option that tells the report Java run-time to stop following the report sequential flow and first integrate through this stated object many times.
  • An easier way to create a list and add values to this list.
  • Maybe one could stipulate the process flow of what needs to be computed first in a given field.
  • The crosstab is a bit buggy on the Jasper studio side, so if that could be improved.
  • Better and more examples of custom components
  • The jive functionality on the tables needs an update. It looks so old and outdated.
Josia Engelbrecht | 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

TIBCO Jaspersoft Community Edition

TIBCO Jaspersoft Community Edition 5.9
Based on 6 answers
Even though there are challenges with Architecture, sizing and other areas with Jaspersoft provided that Jaspersoft comes up with the right set of innovation, performance, scalability, and documentation in future it will be great expansion (win-win) situation for the clients and as well as Jaspersoft.
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

TIBCO Jaspersoft Community Edition

TIBCO Jaspersoft Community Edition 5.1
Based on 5 answers
There is a lot of room for improvement, but the basics are easy enough for non technical end users to pick up. It does allow them to get started, but it requires a lot more effort to customise their reports after that. The online community is very limited as well, so there isn't a lot of reference material available through a simple google search. A lot of people would have to go through the support channels to do things, which ultimately means they don't end up doing it, unfortunately.
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

TIBCO Jaspersoft Community Edition

TIBCO Jaspersoft Community Edition 9.0
Based on 2 answers
Good as of now
katragadda rajesh | 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

TIBCO Jaspersoft Community Edition

TIBCO Jaspersoft Community Edition 8.0
Based on 2 answers
Good, but the performance is the same (even for a fewer number of records)
katragadda rajesh | 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

TIBCO Jaspersoft Community Edition

TIBCO Jaspersoft Community Edition 6.9
Based on 9 answers
We have only had a couple of tickets to be open while using Jaspersoft. Each time we have a very prompte responses that would meet our expectations. We always felt that our issues were being address in a timely manner
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

TIBCO Jaspersoft Community Edition

No score
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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

TIBCO Jaspersoft Community Edition

TIBCO Jaspersoft Community Edition 4.2
Based on 2 answers
While the training was somewhat beneficial, a lot of what was taught to us was what we managed to figure out in the weeks prior. It did provide some useful tips and reference material, but overall something more tailored to our requirements would've been better.
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

TIBCO Jaspersoft Community Edition

TIBCO Jaspersoft Community Edition 6.1
Based on 8 answers
New releases can be very buggy, also lacking when it comes to standard time zones and formats that are outside the US. As a company we never feel comfortable implementing a new release for at least 3-6 months due to errors that are found
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

TIBCO Jaspersoft Community Edition

Crystal reports is very expensive and does not integrate well with java based servers. Jasper also provides community edition, if we every want to downgrade the use, we always have the option of eliminating the server and using the reports as they are. Jasper also give you the opportunity to build BI on case by base basis including Dashboards.
Arvind Jagini | 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

TIBCO Jaspersoft Community Edition

TIBCO Jaspersoft Community Edition 7.0
Based on 1 answer
CC test fails if >200 users are logged in at same time
katragadda rajesh | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

TIBCO Jaspersoft Community Edition

  • Jaspersoft Community Edition has not had any significant impact on our ROI as we have purchased the commercial edition of the product.
  • The only impact on ROI is that when we bring on new developers, he or she can begin work using the community edition while awaiting the installation of the commercial edition.
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.

    TIBCO Jaspersoft Community Edition

    General

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

    TIBCO Jaspersoft Community Edition Editions & Modules

    Additional Pricing Details

    Rating Summary

    Likelihood to Recommend

    IBM Cognos Analytics
    7.8
    TIBCO Jaspersoft Community Edition
    8.1

    Likelihood to Renew

    IBM Cognos Analytics
    7.9
    TIBCO Jaspersoft Community Edition
    5.9

    Usability

    IBM Cognos Analytics
    7.5
    TIBCO Jaspersoft Community Edition
    5.1

    Reliability and Availability

    IBM Cognos Analytics
    8.6
    TIBCO Jaspersoft Community Edition
    9.0

    Performance

    IBM Cognos Analytics
    9.0
    TIBCO Jaspersoft Community Edition
    8.0

    Support Rating

    IBM Cognos Analytics
    7.0
    TIBCO Jaspersoft Community Edition
    6.9

    In-Person Training

    IBM Cognos Analytics
    8.7
    TIBCO Jaspersoft Community Edition

    Online Training

    IBM Cognos Analytics
    8.0
    TIBCO Jaspersoft Community Edition
    4.2

    Implementation Rating

    IBM Cognos Analytics
    7.0
    TIBCO Jaspersoft Community Edition
    6.1

    Scalability

    IBM Cognos Analytics
    10.0
    TIBCO Jaspersoft Community Edition
    7.0

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