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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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Workday Adaptive Planning

Workday Adaptive Planning is extremely well suited to the typical finance budget, forecast, actual reporting cycle and makes it easy to do every monthly forecast at the same level of detail as an annual plan. It takes a lot of pain out of the reconciliation of headcount variances and that type of thing.
Marvin Hartsfield | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

IBM Cognos Analytics
7.8
Workday Adaptive Planning
9.3
Pixel Perfect reports
IBM Cognos Analytics
7.1
Workday Adaptive Planning
9.0
Customizable dashboards
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.3
Workday Adaptive Planning
10.0
Report Formatting Templates
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.0
Workday Adaptive Planning
9.0

Ad-hoc Reporting

IBM Cognos Analytics
8.1
Workday Adaptive Planning
8.0
Drill-down analysis
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.4
Workday Adaptive Planning
9.0
Formatting capabilities
IBM Cognos Analytics
7.6
Workday Adaptive Planning
7.0
Integration with R or other statistical packages
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.0
Workday Adaptive Planning
8.0
Report sharing and collaboration
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.3
Workday Adaptive Planning
8.0

Report Output and Scheduling

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

Data Discovery and Visualization

IBM Cognos Analytics
8.2
Workday Adaptive Planning
7.7
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.1
Workday Adaptive Planning
7.0
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.1
Workday Adaptive Planning
8.0
Predictive Analytics
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.3
Workday Adaptive Planning
8.0

Access Control and Security

IBM Cognos Analytics
8.8
Workday Adaptive Planning
9.0
Multi-User Support (named login)
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.9
Workday Adaptive Planning
9.0
Role-Based Security Model
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.8
Workday Adaptive Planning
9.0
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.6
Workday Adaptive Planning
9.0
Single Sign-On (SSO)
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.7
Workday Adaptive Planning

Mobile Capabilities

IBM Cognos Analytics
6.4
Workday Adaptive Planning
8.5
Responsive Design for Web Access
IBM Cognos Analytics
6.9
Workday Adaptive Planning
8.0
Dedicated iOS Application
IBM Cognos Analytics
6.7
Workday Adaptive Planning
8.0
Dedicated Android Application
IBM Cognos Analytics
5.6
Workday Adaptive Planning
8.0
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
IBM Cognos Analytics
6.4
Workday Adaptive Planning
10.0

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

IBM Cognos Analytics
7.3
Workday Adaptive Planning
REST API
IBM Cognos Analytics
7.7
Workday Adaptive Planning
Javascript API
IBM Cognos Analytics
7.5
Workday Adaptive Planning
iFrames
IBM Cognos Analytics
7.8
Workday Adaptive Planning
Java API
IBM Cognos Analytics
6.7
Workday Adaptive Planning
Themeable User Interface (UI)
IBM Cognos Analytics
6.9
Workday Adaptive Planning
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
IBM Cognos Analytics
7.1
Workday Adaptive Planning

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

IBM Cognos Analytics
Workday Adaptive Planning
8.9
Long-term financial planning
IBM Cognos Analytics
Workday Adaptive Planning
8.6
Financial budgeting
IBM Cognos Analytics
Workday Adaptive Planning
9.3
Forecasting
IBM Cognos Analytics
Workday Adaptive Planning
9.0
Scenario modeling
IBM Cognos Analytics
Workday Adaptive Planning
9.0
Management reporting
IBM Cognos Analytics
Workday Adaptive Planning
8.6

Consolidation and Close

IBM Cognos Analytics
Workday Adaptive Planning
8.4
Financial data consolidation
IBM Cognos Analytics
Workday Adaptive Planning
9.6
Journal entries and reports
IBM Cognos Analytics
Workday Adaptive Planning
7.7
Multi-currency management
IBM Cognos Analytics
Workday Adaptive Planning
8.9
Intercompany Eliminations
IBM Cognos Analytics
Workday Adaptive Planning
8.3
Minority Ownership
IBM Cognos Analytics
Workday Adaptive Planning
8.1
Local and consolidated reporting
IBM Cognos Analytics
Workday Adaptive Planning
9.0
Detailed Audit Trails
IBM Cognos Analytics
Workday Adaptive Planning
7.3

Financial Reporting and Compliance

IBM Cognos Analytics
Workday Adaptive Planning
8.6
Financial Statement Reporting
IBM Cognos Analytics
Workday Adaptive Planning
9.5
Management Reporting
IBM Cognos Analytics
Workday Adaptive Planning
8.1
Excel-based Reporting
IBM Cognos Analytics
Workday Adaptive Planning
8.6
Automated board and financial reporting
IBM Cognos Analytics
Workday Adaptive Planning
8.6
XBRL support for regulatory filing
IBM Cognos Analytics
Workday Adaptive Planning
8.4

Analytics

IBM Cognos Analytics
Workday Adaptive Planning
8.8
Personalized dashboards
IBM Cognos Analytics
Workday Adaptive Planning
8.1
Color-coded scorecards
IBM Cognos Analytics
Workday Adaptive Planning
8.5
KPIs
IBM Cognos Analytics
Workday Adaptive Planning
8.6
Cost and profitability analysis
IBM Cognos Analytics
Workday Adaptive Planning
9.2
Key Performance Indicator setting
IBM Cognos Analytics
Workday Adaptive Planning
8.6
Benchmarking with external data
IBM Cognos Analytics
Workday Adaptive Planning
9.6

Integration

IBM Cognos Analytics
Workday Adaptive Planning
8.5
Flat file integration
IBM Cognos Analytics
Workday Adaptive Planning
9.1
Excel data integration
IBM Cognos Analytics
Workday Adaptive Planning
8.2
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources
IBM Cognos Analytics
Workday Adaptive Planning
8.1

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

Workday Adaptive Planning

  • Version Management. Adaptive lets us manage many versions/scenarios all in one platform with the robust ability to compare them to each other.
  • Processing Performance. With the Elastic Hypercube technology that was implemented a few years back, we can watch changes flow through a complex web of formulas and arrive at an answer within seconds.
  • Audit Trail. Our administrators love the ability to see and report on who made what changes when, which leads to real accountability within the organization.
Warren Sampson | 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

Workday Adaptive Planning

  • It would be beneficial to me, as a user, if there was a library of documentation for every type of feature. This could be something regarding formula building, understanding how attributes work, with examples, or a location for basic and advance documentation on Sheet/Model/Cubes.
  • I would like to have the ability to directly assign some dimensions to accounts easier. A drag and drop feature for that would be interesting. This has been a challenge for me when new dimensions are built and I am unable to assign them to new accounts.
  • I would also like to see some more formulas or an easier way to do some basic tasks. For example a simple YTD function instead of running a simple, yet long string of texts for the formulas. Or the option for selecting YTD features, removing the need of the formula all together.
Anonymous | 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

Workday Adaptive Planning

Workday Adaptive Planning 9.1
Based on 34 answers
The tools is powerful for planning and reporting purposes, but also very easy to use for non-financial end-users. Team members have expressed how happy they are with the application and the ability we've given them to make their work lives more efficient.
Brad MacDonald | 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

Workday Adaptive Planning

Workday Adaptive Planning 9.2
Based on 95 answers
We have users in all parts of the business that have access. [Even those who] are not financial individuals love the ease of use while being able to drill down and clearly understand what is happening in their department. All levels of the organization find Workday Adaptive Planning useful for both executive level reporting, financial reviews as well as detailed planning by multiple users.
Dmitry Zaichenko, MBA | 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

Workday Adaptive Planning

Workday Adaptive Planning 6.4
Based on 20 answers
There haven't been any lately. The only one issue I can think of is when there was an update in Adaptive that altered our reports. Before I realized there was an issue, Adaptive reached out to let me know, so that it could be fixed.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

IBM Cognos Analytics

IBM Cognos Analytics 9.0
Based on 10 answers
Overall no major complaints but it doesn't handle DMR (Dimensionally Modeled for Relational) very well. DMR modelling is a capability that IBM Cognos Framework Manager provides allowing you to specify dimensional information for relational metadata and allows for OLAP-style queries. However, the capability is not very efficient and, for example, if I'm using only 2 columns on a 20-column model, the software is not smart enough to exclude 18 columns and the query side gets progressively larger and larger until it's effectively unusable.
Meghdeep Raval, PMP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Workday Adaptive Planning

Workday Adaptive Planning 9.1
Based on 10 answers
All aspects of Adaptive Insights perform well. One area that I wish was quicker was integration. When importing data from Intacct our accounting ERP platform, it can sometimes take 4 hours for the import to process. The earlier imports are done, the quicker they complete. My estimate for a quick upload is about two hours.
Jaynee Tolle | 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

Workday Adaptive Planning

Workday Adaptive Planning 8.3
Based on 42 answers
The online support for Workday Adaptive Planning is very helpful. I go there at least once a week to find answers to questions and they’re usually very easy to find. If i’m unsuccessful in finding the answer, I email Workday Adaptive Planning support and they’re quick to answer, willing to help, and provide great clarity on the answer if you need it.
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

Workday Adaptive Planning

Workday Adaptive Planning 8.2
Based on 1 answer
Our 3rd party vendor walked us through the whole process and was available for questions after we started using the Adaptive Insights. I would suggest using the online training environment plus an individual walk through of your company's model to get more acquainted with the instance. There were also on-line tutorials to help us along the way.
Jaynee Tolle | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

IBM Cognos Analytics

IBM Cognos Analytics 8.0
Based on 4 answers
The online courses they offer are thorough and presented in such a way that someone who isn't already familiar with the general design methodologies used in this field will be capable of making a good design. The training environments are provided as a fully self contained virtual machine with everything needed already to create the environments. We've had some persisting issues with the environments becoming unavailable, but support has been responsive when these issues arise and straightening them out for us
Gerrit Goewey | TrustRadius Reviewer

Workday Adaptive Planning

Workday Adaptive Planning 9.1
Based on 7 answers
The training program in Adaptive Insight has grown quite a bit, since I originally implemented in Adaptive Insights. I would now give it a 10 rating and suggest that anyone implementing for the first time work through the certification program. The certification program is a very detailed in depth primer to understanding how the system works.
Jaynee Tolle | 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

Workday Adaptive Planning

Workday Adaptive Planning 9.1
Based on 45 answers
In our experience the Adaptive Suite is quick and easy to deploy. Most implementations are facilitated in just a few weeks but may range depending on organisation complexity from say 2 to 12 weeks with only the very largest and most complex taking a little longer. When key stakeholders are properly engaged and the opportunities for skills transfer are exercised, we find that implementations proceed well and are delivered on time and to project budget
Greg Clarke | 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

Workday Adaptive Planning

After researching several CPM products, Adaptive and Prophix actually both met our needs quite well. The Adaptive Sales & Design Team went above and beyond in the early stages of exploring whether Adaptive could meet some of our very specific needs. Adaptive's customer service during the exploration phase was noticeably present. We chose Adaptive and a vendor in our local area to implement. Budget Maestro seemed to require more IT resources than what we desired to invest. Vena Solutions was a bit pricey from our perspective and Xlerant didn't quite have what we were looking for in a budgeting tool.
Limin Kinsey, CPA, CFE | 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

Workday Adaptive Planning

Workday Adaptive Planning 9.1
Based on 8 answers
We went from 2 users to 70+ users over a 2 year period of time. The application scaled wonderfully. 65 of those users were non-finance users so they were able to quickly learn the software and prepare budgets quickly and efficiently. That is the power of Adaptive and its ability to scale
Anonymous | 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

Workday Adaptive Planning

  • We are seeing more and more how Adaptive can go beyond financial metrics and cross into operational metrics. As we work with other departments in the business, we are working hard to make Adaptive the system of record when it comes to KPI reporting and measuring.
Mark McConkie | TrustRadius Reviewer

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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.

    Workday Adaptive Planning

    General

    Free Trial
    Yes
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services
    Yes
    Entry-level set up fee?
    Optional

    * per seat, per installation

    Workday Adaptive Planning Editions & Modules

    Additional Pricing Details

    Rating Summary

    Likelihood to Recommend

    IBM Cognos Analytics
    7.8
    Workday Adaptive Planning
    8.5

    Likelihood to Renew

    IBM Cognos Analytics
    7.9
    Workday Adaptive Planning
    9.1

    Usability

    IBM Cognos Analytics
    7.5
    Workday Adaptive Planning
    9.2

    Reliability and Availability

    IBM Cognos Analytics
    8.6
    Workday Adaptive Planning
    6.4

    Performance

    IBM Cognos Analytics
    9.0
    Workday Adaptive Planning
    9.1

    Support Rating

    IBM Cognos Analytics
    7.0
    Workday Adaptive Planning
    8.3

    In-Person Training

    IBM Cognos Analytics
    8.7
    Workday Adaptive Planning
    8.2

    Online Training

    IBM Cognos Analytics
    8.0
    Workday Adaptive Planning
    9.1

    Implementation Rating

    IBM Cognos Analytics
    7.0
    Workday Adaptive Planning
    9.1

    Scalability

    IBM Cognos Analytics
    10.0
    Workday Adaptive Planning
    9.1

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