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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.
Nabeel Chohan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Logi Analytics

Well Suited - It's very easy for a non-developer to make clear/easily understood important data displaysGreat options for displaying data, UI provides great assistance helping you determine what chart, graph etc., to utilize for peak output.Saves tons of developer hours by allowing non-developers to be able to create and design things.Less Suited - It's not a big fan of displaying 1000 page PDFs but with adequate setup and drill downs, you can turn that huge PDF into 2 pages of what you actually need.
Dallas McVeay | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

IBM Cognos
7.9
Logi Analytics
7.4
Pixel Perfect reports
IBM Cognos
7.9
Logi Analytics
5.0
Customizable dashboards
IBM Cognos
7.7
Logi Analytics
9.1
Report Formatting Templates
IBM Cognos
8.1
Logi Analytics
8.1

Ad-hoc Reporting

IBM Cognos
8.3
Logi Analytics
6.5
Drill-down analysis
IBM Cognos
8.6
Logi Analytics
8.9
Formatting capabilities
IBM Cognos
7.5
Logi Analytics
8.1
Integration with R or other statistical packages
IBM Cognos
8.4
Logi Analytics
1.0
Report sharing and collaboration
IBM Cognos
8.8
Logi Analytics
8.0

Report Output and Scheduling

IBM Cognos
8.0
Logi Analytics
8.7
Publish to Web
IBM Cognos
8.1
Logi Analytics
8.7
Publish to PDF
IBM Cognos
8.6
Logi Analytics
8.7
Report Versioning
IBM Cognos
8.3
Logi Analytics
Report Delivery Scheduling
IBM Cognos
8.0
Logi Analytics
8.8
Delivery to Remote Servers
IBM Cognos
7.2
Logi Analytics

Data Discovery and Visualization

IBM Cognos
7.9
Logi Analytics
7.2
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
IBM Cognos
7.5
Logi Analytics
8.1
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
IBM Cognos
7.7
Logi Analytics
7.6
Predictive Analytics
IBM Cognos
8.6
Logi Analytics
5.8

Access Control and Security

IBM Cognos
9.1
Logi Analytics
8.8
Multi-User Support (named login)
IBM Cognos
9.2
Logi Analytics
8.9
Role-Based Security Model
IBM Cognos
9.2
Logi Analytics
8.9
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
IBM Cognos
8.7
Logi Analytics
8.6
Single Sign-On (SSO)
IBM Cognos
9.2
Logi Analytics

Mobile Capabilities

IBM Cognos
7.6
Logi Analytics
7.9
Responsive Design for Web Access
IBM Cognos
8.1
Logi Analytics
7.8
Dedicated iOS Application
IBM Cognos
7.8
Logi Analytics
Dedicated Android Application
IBM Cognos
7.2
Logi Analytics
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
IBM Cognos
7.5
Logi Analytics
7.9

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

IBM Cognos
7.7
Logi Analytics
7.7
REST API
IBM Cognos
8.0
Logi Analytics
7.4
Javascript API
IBM Cognos
8.0
Logi Analytics
7.5
iFrames
IBM Cognos
8.3
Logi Analytics
7.8
Java API
IBM Cognos
6.7
Logi Analytics
Themeable User Interface (UI)
IBM Cognos
7.7
Logi Analytics
8.2
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
IBM Cognos
7.2
Logi Analytics

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Logi Analytics

  • The ability to easily integrate data across multiple data platforms
  • The product is easy to implement and learn
  • The elemental design allows for recycling of concepts and features across various reports and output
  • The security was easy to implement into our existing environment
  • The number of options available for data manipulation and presentation, including Scheduling and Caching data, makes it easy to solve any problem or create content for any request
  • Logi's Support Portal staff are absolutely top notch. They are responsive and knowledgeable. Due to the elemental design (see above), it is easy to communicate concepts to and from Logi Support via code samples and/or sample applications. The sample applications which we have received from Logi Support have formed some of the core concepts of our Logi Developer training!
Johnny Stevens | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Logi Analytics

  • Logi Studio is currently only available on Windows. I understand the backend is ASP.net but it would be nice to have more flexibility in this given their software can also be java-based (we run their software on a Linux server using java).
  • Logi Info keeps all files as XML, which is fine and actually helps in terms of scripting report creation. The issue is that the majority of settings can only live on a server instead of a database. They do allow reports to now live in a database, but other aspects (such as users saving bookmarks and reports) cannot be and are all saved directly on the server.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Sachin Karkun | TrustRadius Reviewer

Logi Analytics

Logi Analytics 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Logi Analytics is a great solution if you need just the user interface. However there are other tools stronger at the overall data flow which include a user interface as part of their product.
Michael Spino | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Robert Goodman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Logi Analytics

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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
Gerrit Goewey | TrustRadius Reviewer

Logi Analytics

No score
No answers yet
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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.
Meghdeep Raval, PMP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Logi Analytics

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

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.
Jonathan Kyrlach | TrustRadius Reviewer

Logi Analytics

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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.
Robert Goodman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Logi Analytics

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
Gerrit Goewey | TrustRadius Reviewer

Logi Analytics

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

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.
Toni McKee | TrustRadius Reviewer

Logi Analytics

No score
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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.
Miguel Angel Merino Vega | TrustRadius Reviewer

Logi Analytics

It can be embedded on top of a website for direct analysis. I feel this is a way faster and a better solution. This is like an integrated solution. That's why the firm selected Logi Analytics for quick insights on customer behavior and data.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Robert Goodman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Logi Analytics

No score
No answers yet
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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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Logi Analytics

  • Our Chief Operations Officer has commented several times about how important LOGI has been in identifying opportunities for us to work on, and key areas to focus on to improve revenue generation
  • We have used LOGI to automate work processes that used to be paper-based.
  • We've filled in holes in work processes, and freed up work hours allowing people to focus on more important daily tasks.
Steve Baker | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

IBM Cognos

General

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

Logi Analytics

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

IBM Cognos
7.8
Logi Analytics
7.4

Likelihood to Renew

IBM Cognos
7.9
Logi Analytics
8.0

Usability

IBM Cognos
7.5
Logi Analytics

Reliability and Availability

IBM Cognos
8.6
Logi Analytics

Performance

IBM Cognos
9.0
Logi Analytics

Support Rating

IBM Cognos
7.0
Logi Analytics

In-Person Training

IBM Cognos
8.7
Logi Analytics

Online Training

IBM Cognos
8.0
Logi Analytics

Implementation Rating

IBM Cognos
7.0
Logi Analytics

Scalability

IBM Cognos
10.0
Logi Analytics

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