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Likelihood to Recommend

IBM Cognos

IBM Cognos is well suited when you are implementing with compatible software like Costpoint and other Deltek products, this will lead to great integration and result in the wonderful presentation of data for your reporting requirement. However, IBM Cognos is not well suited when being implemented with non-Deltek software as this will lead to challenges in integration and will not produce ideal reporting.
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Jedox

Best suited as a highly customized and compact EPM / BI solution (<100 CCU) with individual workflows, planning and reporting functionalities, with moderate number of users (no restrictions for any industry, all industries are covered well). It also has advanced reporting & data analysis requirements and provides an integration and reporting layer of imported data from different external systems (via ETL). It can help with migrating your legacy Excel-based business models to the Web. It is not well suited for Enterprise BI applications with expecting >500 CCU (users at the same time working with the system). This may cause serious performance issues, even if Jedox will tell you different things because all of the data is kept in RAM (MOLAP technology). Applications with heavy document management requirements (document management is not an out of the box functionality in Jedox and rather requires custom development through custom widgets etc.).
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

IBM Cognos
7.7
Jedox
9.1
Pixel Perfect reports
IBM Cognos
7.6
Jedox
9.1
Customizable dashboards
IBM Cognos
7.5
Jedox
9.1
Report Formatting Templates
IBM Cognos
8.1
Jedox
9.1

Ad-hoc Reporting

IBM Cognos
8.3
Jedox
8.3
Drill-down analysis
IBM Cognos
8.7
Jedox
8.2
Formatting capabilities
IBM Cognos
7.3
Jedox
8.2
Integration with R or other statistical packages
IBM Cognos
7.9
Jedox
8.5
Report sharing and collaboration
IBM Cognos
9.1
Jedox
8.5

Report Output and Scheduling

IBM Cognos
8.3
Jedox
7.9
Publish to Web
IBM Cognos
8.3
Jedox
8.5
Publish to PDF
IBM Cognos
8.7
Jedox
7.9
Report Versioning
IBM Cognos
8.3
Jedox
7.0
Report Delivery Scheduling
IBM Cognos
8.4
Jedox
8.2
Delivery to Remote Servers
IBM Cognos
7.6
Jedox

Data Discovery and Visualization

IBM Cognos
7.5
Jedox
5.6
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
IBM Cognos
7.4
Jedox
5.9
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
IBM Cognos
7.0
Jedox
5.5
Predictive Analytics
IBM Cognos
8.1
Jedox
5.6

Access Control and Security

IBM Cognos
9.1
Jedox
8.8
Multi-User Support (named login)
IBM Cognos
9.3
Jedox
8.8
Role-Based Security Model
IBM Cognos
9.3
Jedox
8.8
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
IBM Cognos
8.8
Jedox
8.8
Single Sign-On (SSO)
IBM Cognos
9.1
Jedox

Mobile Capabilities

IBM Cognos
7.4
Jedox
7.4
Responsive Design for Web Access
IBM Cognos
7.9
Jedox
8.5
Dedicated iOS Application
IBM Cognos
7.1
Jedox
7.0
Dedicated Android Application
IBM Cognos
7.1
Jedox
7.0
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
IBM Cognos
7.4
Jedox
7.0

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

IBM Cognos
7.7
Jedox
REST API
IBM Cognos
7.7
Jedox
Javascript API
IBM Cognos
8.0
Jedox
iFrames
IBM Cognos
7.9
Jedox
Java API
IBM Cognos
7.0
Jedox
Themeable User Interface (UI)
IBM Cognos
8.3
Jedox
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
IBM Cognos
7.1
Jedox

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

IBM Cognos
Jedox
8.8
Long-term financial planning
IBM Cognos
Jedox
8.9
Financial budgeting
IBM Cognos
Jedox
8.9
Forecasting
IBM Cognos
Jedox
8.6
Scenario modeling
IBM Cognos
Jedox
8.6
Management reporting
IBM Cognos
Jedox
8.9

Consolidation and Close

IBM Cognos
Jedox
7.1
Financial data consolidation
IBM Cognos
Jedox
7.9
Journal entries and reports
IBM Cognos
Jedox
2.7
Multi-currency management
IBM Cognos
Jedox
8.3
Intercompany Eliminations
IBM Cognos
Jedox
8.2
Local and consolidated reporting
IBM Cognos
Jedox
7.7
Detailed Audit Trails
IBM Cognos
Jedox
7.7

FInancial Reporting and Compliance

IBM Cognos
Jedox
8.8
Financial Statement Reporting
IBM Cognos
Jedox
8.9
Management Reporting
IBM Cognos
Jedox
8.9
Excel-based Reporting
IBM Cognos
Jedox
8.9
Automated board and financial reporting
IBM Cognos
Jedox
8.6

Analytics

IBM Cognos
Jedox
7.1
Personalized dashboards
IBM Cognos
Jedox
4.4
Color-coded scorecards
IBM Cognos
Jedox
8.0
KPIs
IBM Cognos
Jedox
6.2
Cost and profitability analysis
IBM Cognos
Jedox
8.0
Key Performance Indicator setting
IBM Cognos
Jedox
8.0
Benchmarking with external data
IBM Cognos
Jedox
8.0

Integration

IBM Cognos
Jedox
8.3
Flat file integration
IBM Cognos
Jedox
8.6
Excel data integration
IBM Cognos
Jedox
8.6
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources
IBM Cognos
Jedox
7.9

Pros

IBM Cognos

  • List/Table Reporting. It is awesome at providing detailed table lists of rows and provides it in multiple pages of a PDF based on the size of the table being exported.
  • Bursting to the appropriate individuals what they want to see/ have privileges to see.
  • Being able to email reports, whether that is HTML, PDF, or Excel formats.
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Jedox

  • Using the Excel add-in means that our team was almost instantly productive, being able to use a familiar interface to present and manipulate data.
  • Allows us to quickly do analysis and comparison of current and historic data.
  • Really good to produce meaningful management reporting that can be adapted responsively to business requirements.
  • Implementing Jedox in our budget cycle dramatically reduced the time and complexity of the process, while making it more transparent.
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Cons

IBM Cognos

  • Web-based authoring environment is slow, compared to Desktop based environment. It gets slower if the size of data gets bigger.
  • Congas is best when we create reports using coded data based on relational databases. Since a lot of clinical data are unstructured formatted, it may be required of good data wrangling function to include them into the reports.
  • Chart types and look and feel configuration flexibility are limited, especially compared to competitors such as Tableau. They are not terribly ugly, but not faulty looking with the default setting.
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Jedox

  • Diversity. Jedox can be applied to many different use cases from small to large deployments and from budgeting to enterprise class BI solutions. But rarely is one tool able to fulfill all of these requirements in one organisation. This value proposition can be complicated for prospective users.
  • Awareness. Jedox punches above its weight in capability and scalability, but not enough people have heard about it and therefore procurement processes can be drawn out as a result.
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Likelihood to Renew

IBM Cognos

IBM Cognos 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.
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Jedox

Jedox 6.4
Based on 2 answers
For a period of 5 years all our customers using Jedox have renewed their licenses.
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Usability

IBM Cognos

IBM Cognos 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.
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Jedox

Jedox 9.0
Based on 2 answers
To me Jedox deserves 10/10 because it is a consistent one-in-all platform with a modern look and feel. It is intuitive to use and allows you to make intuitive applications integrating traditional business intelligence with performance management functionality. It certainly has a short
learning curve, especially for those that are familiar with MS Excel. An example: I've lost count but Jedox it is available in more than 25 languages. Another: Jedox does not require programming skills... it is developed to be used by the business.
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Reliability and Availability

IBM Cognos

IBM Cognos 8.6
Based on 4 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
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Jedox

Jedox 8.0
Based on 2 answers
Jedox has
very few bugs. Reports are available through an Excel add-in, the web and/or
mobile device (IOS/Android). In my opinion, availability also means high
performance, not having to wait for the system to give you the required reports,
analysis, dashboards instantly.
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Performance

IBM Cognos

IBM Cognos 9.0
Based on 5 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.
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Jedox

Jedox 7.0
Based on 2 answers
Jedox is the fastest OLAP tool on the market. It can use GPU cards to increase performance even more
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Support

IBM Cognos

IBM Cognos 7.0
Based on 7 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.
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Jedox

Jedox 9.0
Based on 3 answers
Jedox support in general is a professional and fast responding team. An easy-to-use ticketing system is in place. Bug-related questions are solved fast (responses come usually in a few hours after the question), but some questions / tickets, that are not Jedox-related bugs (for example some advanced questions about Jedox functionality), may be forwarded to Application Management team for further processing and then it may take several days or even weeks to get a response here -> there is room for improvement here.
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In-Person Training

IBM Cognos

IBM Cognos 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.
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Jedox

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Online Training

IBM Cognos

IBM Cognos 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
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Jedox

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation

IBM Cognos

IBM Cognos 7.0
Based on 7 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.
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Jedox

Jedox 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Jedox goed beyond traditional BI. That means that it is more important to pick an implementation partner that understands your business. A partner that can anticipate your next requirements. Using the performance management functionality of Jedox, integrating BI with forecasting, workflow, planning takes the solution closer to key (decision) making processes. People do not only use Jedox for insight, reporting, dashboards and analytics but to share expectations and comments to better drive the business. This kind of rich functionality requires a very good functional design before you implement it. That is, if you want to benefit fully what it has to offer. Technically implementing Jedox is relatively easy. In fact, according thousands of business users that participate in the yearly Business Application Research Centre (BARC) Survey, it is the best do-it-yourself BI/performance management system on the market
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Alternatives Considered

IBM Cognos

IBM is a titan in BI innovation but has arduous competitors as I mentioned before. IBM has prestige in BI and the directors and managers know that. On the other hand, complexity is not the strategy of Cognos, that's why if you need big cubes of data, Tableau, and Microsoft BI are better suited for the job. Even QlikView is more complex than IBM Cognos. On the other hand, your users can benefit from the advantages that set analysis studio and event studio for notifications.
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Jedox

Jedox Base which has been removed from the market used to be a free option in the in-memory database space capable of write back/modelling. Now the company wants to move in the "Enterprise" space but the product doesn't have the required scalability and is still running on outdated open source server technologies.
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Scalability

IBM Cognos

IBM Cognos 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.
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Jedox

Jedox 4.0
Based on 2 answers
Scalability is one of the disadvantages of Jedox. Applications with >100 CCU (of course this number is very rough, as it also depends on the complexity of the application) scale poorly in comparison to other EPM vendors. With Jedox it is difficult to scale big applications as there are no standardized / easy-to-implement ways to do it. As a matter of fact, even a classic two-tier architecture (separate olap and web servers) is pretty complicated to implement with Jedox (when we keep in mind, that we are in the 21st century and you would expect to set it up in a few clicks during the Jedox installation, but you actually have to go through a bunch of Jedox config files on each server and edit the IP's and other parameters by hand in several redundant places / files to set it up properly and working; here I dont even start to speak about setting-up load balancing, adding more servers etc. ).
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Return on Investment

IBM Cognos

  • (+) 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.
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Jedox

No answers on this topic

Pricing Details

IBM Cognos

General

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

Jedox

General

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

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