IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

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IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson

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Popular Features

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  • Report Delivery Scheduling (66)
    9.2
    92%
  • Drill-down analysis (66)
    8.8
    88%
  • Formatting capabilities (67)
    8.7
    87%
  • Mobile Application (76)
    7.5
    75%

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Pricing

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On Demand - Standard

$10.00

Cloud
per month per user

On Demand - Premium

$40.00

On Premise
per month per user

Entry-level set up fee?

  • Setup fee optional
For the latest information on pricing, visithttps://www.ibm.com/products/cognos…

Offerings

  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting / Integration Services

Starting price (does not include set up fee)

  • $10 per month per user

Features Scorecard

BI Standard Reporting

8.4
84%

Ad-hoc Reporting

8.7
87%

Report Output and Scheduling

8.7
87%

Data Discovery and Visualization

8.0
80%

Access Control and Security

8.9
89%

Mobile Capabilities

7.2
72%

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

7.8
78%

Product Details

What is IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson?

Cognos Analytics is an AI-fueled business intelligence platform that supports the entire analytics cycle, from discovery to operationalization. Cognos Analytics gives every user — whether data scientist, business analyst or non-specialist — more power to perform relevant analysis in a way that ties back to organizational objectives. It shortens each user’s journey from simple to sophisticated analytics, allowing them to harness data to explore the unknown, identify new relationships, get a deeper understanding of outcomes and challenge the status quo. Visualize, analyze and share actionable insights about data with anyone in the organization.

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson Features

BI Platform Features

  • Supported: Administration via Web Interface
  • Supported: Live Connection to External Data
  • Supported: Snapshot of External Data
  • Supported: In-memory data model
  • Supported: OLAP (Pre-processed cube representation)
  • Supported: Multi-Data Source Reporting (Blending)
  • Supported: ETL Capability
  • Supported: ETL Scheduler

Supported Data Sources Features

  • Supported: MS Excel Workbooks
  • Supported: Text Files (CSV, etc)
  • Supported: Oracle
  • Supported: MS SQL Server
  • Supported: IBM DB2
  • Supported: MySQL
  • Supported: ODBC
  • Supported: Cloudera Hadoop
  • Supported: IBM Netezza
  • Supported: SAP Hana
  • Supported: Salesforce
  • Supported: SAP

BI Standard Reporting Features

  • Supported: Pixel Perfect reports
  • Supported: Customizable dashboards
  • Supported: Report Formatting Templates

Ad-hoc Reporting Features

  • Supported: Drill-down analysis
  • Supported: Formatting capabilities
  • Supported: Predictive modeling
  • Supported: Integration with R or other statistical packages
  • Supported: Report sharing and collaboration

Report Output and Scheduling Features

  • Supported: Publish to PDF
  • Supported: Output Raw Supporting Data
  • Supported: Report Delivery Scheduling

Data Discovery and Visualization Features

  • Supported: Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
  • Supported: Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
  • Supported: Predictive Analytics
  • Supported: Support for Machine Learning models
  • Supported: Pattern Recognition and Data Mining
  • Supported: Integration with R or other statistical packages

Access Control and Security Features

  • Supported: Multi-User Support (named login)
  • Supported: Role-Based Security Model
  • Supported: Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
  • Supported: Report-Level Access Control
  • Supported: Table-Level Access Control (BI-layer)
  • Supported: Field-Level Access Control (BI-layer)
  • Supported: Single Sign-On (SSO)

Mobile Capabilities Features

  • Supported: Responsive Design for Web Access
  • Supported: Mobile Application
  • Supported: Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding Features

  • Supported: REST API
  • Supported: Javascript API

Additional Features

  • Supported: AI Forecasting

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson Integrations

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson Competitors

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson Technical Details

Deployment TypesOn-premise, SaaS
Operating SystemsWindows, Linux, Mac
Mobile ApplicationApple iOS, Android
Supported CountriesGlobal
Supported LanguagesEnglish, French, German, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, Dutch, Finnish, Italian, Simplified Chinese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Hebrew, Urdu, Farsi

Frequently Asked Questions

IBM Cognos is a full-featured business intelligence suite by IBM, designed for larger deployments. It comprises Query Studio, Reporting Studio, Analysis Studio and Event Studio, and Cognos Administration along with tools for Microsoft Office integration, full-text search, and dashboards.

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson starts at $10.

SAS Cost and Profitability Management, Tableau Public, and Tableau Server are common alternatives for IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson.

Reviewers rate Publish to PDF and Report Delivery Scheduling highest, with a score of 9.2.

The most common users of IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees) and the Information Technology & Services industry.

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Score 9 out of 10
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The AI and the automation in IBM Cognos Analytics are pretty simple to use and almost provide accurate data. The report part compared to the Medidata Rave is always efficient and error-proof I got the reports nearly 90 percent. The analysis is pretty good I actually got the outcome that I wanted to produce.
Damith Low | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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They are powerful tools, they are used to handle a large amount of data, create different and complex visualizations. They make it easy for users to run queries using natural language and get automatic feedback on the information. They are powerful, intuitive and allow users of all levels to harness their potential.
Nicholas Maeda | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Unlike traditional Business Intelligence (BI) tools, IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson is geared toward enabling people from all walks of business to analyze information in an engaging way.
Traylor Haney | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Both are business intelligence solutions with combined features of business intelligence, data discovery, and analytics that help us collect data, work with it to perform analysis, and interactive reports.
Score 7 out of 10
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They complete in each other in the analytics cycle. Not only can we get infused insight and descriptives and diagnotics from my data, I can actually plan when combining both software.
Mohammed Younus Siddiqui | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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IBM Cognos Analytics is the only product that provides pixel-perfect reports right out of the box. You do not need third-party tools to implement it. Secondly, other tools require you to create a relation between the tables if you are going to use them in the report. Only in Cognos, you can display tables with no relationship between them at all. Thirdly, if you need to create queries or sub-queries then you can do it on the fly in Cognos. However, in other tools, you need to do the data preparation in the database itself before using it in the tool.
Corey Mendelsohn | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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IBM has the best in class and the major reason customers select this tool is the ease of use and the company that stands behind the product. The reputation of the software is key and the fact that IBM has one of the best support organizations around truly makes it stand apart from all of the others.
Score 8 out of 10
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All these ones are fairly widely used in the business analyst world. There is no significant difference among them apart from the suite of tools that your company is using. If the company is using Amazon EC2 and Amazon S3, Amazon QuickSight is easier to be embedded in the system.
Score 7 out of 10
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IBM Cognos Analytics offers schematic visuals where it gives you the ability to map data to a custom vector image. It also generates targeted report output supported data from one report run that's divided amongst the subsets. IBM Cognos Analytics allows these analytics to be presented in a narrative form and allows for the creation of a representation like MS Powerpoint but using live data.
Score 7 out of 10
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IBM Cognos [Analytics] is offered through our core system provided, Fiserv. It is integrated with our loan, deposit, and customer information systems which is the primary reason it works best for us. Power BI seems to have a better user interface and visualization functionality, but the integration to our core data systems is key.
Score 8 out of 10
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Used other products like Tableau, Qlik Sense, SSRS & Power BI, Cognos Analytics is an equally competitive tool and much better in some features like report delivery and scheduling. Easiest to navigate and play around and the most user-friendly tool when compared to the above tools in my opinion. These are some of the reasons why we prefer Cognos.
Score 10 out of 10
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The product IBM Cognos Analytics contains so many features that it can respond to any demands. It has Reports, Dashboards, Packages, Data Modules, Data Sets, Jobs, Events, external data files, Direct DB connections,... When other are limited. For example, Qlik Sense allow to build very nice and fast report but is not easy to get in hands. For example, adding metadata referencing target data need to know a SQL and specifics language and is not easy to users not in the IT department, while Cognos is more easy to use. Also, Cognos has an easy reporting scheduler with possibility to send report to a folder or by email (+ bursting, events, ....)
Score 10 out of 10
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PowerBI seems a good product to advance from excel, but it can only compare to the Dashboards module of Cognos Analytics. Also, PowerBI encouraged a siloed approach to analytics while all the information and models created in Cognos are centralized.
Nick Waters | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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IBM Cognos Analytics supports better enterprise connectivity than the competition. It supports on-premises and cloud deployments, regardless of cloud platform, and also provides its own SaaS cloud platform. Other tools are locked in to specific cloud platforms and are not as data agnostic as IBM Cognos Analytics and its wide range of deployment options.
Score 8 out of 10
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TRANSFORMER plus Cognos-Cubes were superior to all of them: speed of development as well as usability!
Much higher speed of development as compared to SAS.
Much easer as well as versatile handling for end-users as compared to SAP-BW.
We had a difficult time to decide between BO and Cognos. Don't remember why we chose Cognos over BO.
Score 10 out of 10
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IBM Cognos Analytics is catching up to Tableau Desktop in the only area that Tableau Desktop had an advantage (visualizations). IBM Cognos Analytics can do a lot more than what Tableau Desktop does with its advanced pixel perfect tools, ease of use, and delivery options to users. The ability to schedule reports and provide them with parameters, security, administration, etc. makes IBM Cognos Analytics a more robust product overall.