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Cognos Express ReviewIBM Cognos Express has been implemented on the business side to resolve short turn around time to get answers to their questions. The drag and drop [features], better performance and ability to build by themselves, helped the business. Self-service reporting helped with getting answers quickly as they require certain capabilities to operate. Real-time calculations became easier. Custom design reports became easy to make using the ad-hoc capabilities. All this helped with making decisions.,Self-Service Reporting. Drag and Drop and easy to create visualizations helps to get the answers to business questions easily. Fast Decision Making Ability. Deep dive of the data helps with decision making capabilities. Analytics Engine allows you to create categories of information. Better Performance Management.,Cognos Express is limited to 100 users per module IBM Cognos Express does not have mobile capabilities It can not be installed in a distributed environment,8,Tableau Desktop,Tableau Desktop, Qlik Sense, Domo,9,9Cognos ExpressWe implemented the product in less than six weeks. IBM Cognos Express is used across the organization. The main usage is with the sales and marketing teams. The sales team sees what has been delivered to where and when. Most importantly it sends messages when deliveries are late allowing the marketing team to contact recipients that the delivery may be late. It also assists in managing the sales team to see if they are meeting sales targets and generating new leads. It’s also used for ad hoc reporting.,Active reports using Rave technology, allows users to use amazing graphics and analytic's with off line reports Having Wright back, in multidimensional cubes, allowing teams to build complex budget’s Integrated Scorecards, the new scorecard tool is easy to implement manage and display in the Cognos dashboards / Reports,Integrated maps - the current map functionality is limited, however there are tools that allow amazing add-ons, however it adds to the basic cost.,10,Tableau Desktop,QlikView,10,Out of 50 IT personnel almost 40 use Cognos. The majority are consumers that use reports for the daily tasks and some analysts that also create new reports when needed. The sales manager is also a main contributor of reports.,9,10,10PerfectI used it for government. We used it to make a report of projection. We combine it with some method made by another company that were food at making the projection. The hardest challenge we had was data modelling. The system is too complicated. Then we had to make our own data warehouse so that all data can be stored to Cognos data warehouse.,Report designer is easy to use Its compatibility with Excel files make work easier,Banking Government,7,,5,Departmental,7,5,3,5IBM Cognos Express reviewIts an integrated tool with all IBM Cognos components together. E.g. Report Studio, Reporter (Query Studio, Analysis Studio), Xcelerator, Planner (What If analysis) etc. Very easy installation compared to other IBM Cognos BI suite versions. Very easy configuration of data sources to build reports or dashboards. Can easily connect Excel files or Mdb access database to IBM Cognos Express to build customized reports.,IBM Cognos Express does not have mobile capabilities (called Go! Mobile) or Go! Search options. Cannot be installed in a distributed environment. Single host only. There is a limitation on number of users. I guess it's around 100. Limited security features compared to IBM Cognos 8/10 versions. Compared to Cognos TM1, the IBM Cognos Express Planner has limited functionality. IBM Cognos Express can be installed on the Windows platform only. Suitable for a small scale business or medium size data warehouse environment.,Since its an integrated tool with reporter & planner, it was very user friendly for our customers to do dashboarding and what-if analysis on a single platform. Easy end user training. Our users productivity increased by 50%.,5,7
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April 14, 2017

IBM Cognos Express: "Cognos Express Review"

Score 8 out of 10
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IBM Cognos Express has been implemented on the business side to resolve short turn around time to get answers to their questions. The drag and drop [features], better performance and ability to build by themselves, helped the business. Self-service reporting helped with getting answers quickly as they require certain capabilities to operate. Real-time calculations became easier. Custom design reports became easy to make using the ad-hoc capabilities. All this helped with making decisions.
  • Self-Service Reporting. Drag and Drop and easy to create visualizations helps to get the answers to business questions easily.
  • Fast Decision Making Ability. Deep dive of the data helps with decision making capabilities.
  • Analytics Engine allows you to create categories of information. Better Performance Management.
  • Cognos Express is limited to 100 users per module
  • IBM Cognos Express does not have mobile capabilities
  • It can not be installed in a distributed environment
IBM Cognos Express is suitable for small business departments where the users are looking for the answers by themselves. It's less appropriate in enterprise level execution as it has a limitation of 100 users.
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February 03, 2016

IBM Cognos Express Review: "Cognos Express"

Score 10 out of 10
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We implemented the product in less than six weeks. IBM Cognos Express is used across the organization. The main usage is with the sales and marketing teams. The sales team sees what has been delivered to where and when. Most importantly it sends messages when deliveries are late allowing the marketing team to contact recipients that the delivery may be late. It also assists in managing the sales team to see if they are meeting sales targets and generating new leads. It’s also used for ad hoc reporting.
  • Active reports using Rave technology, allows users to use amazing graphics and analytic's with off line reports
  • Having Wright back, in multidimensional cubes, allowing teams to build complex budget’s
  • Integrated Scorecards, the new scorecard tool is easy to implement manage and display in the Cognos dashboards / Reports
  • Integrated maps - the current map functionality is limited, however there are tools that allow amazing add-ons, however it adds to the basic cost.
Cognos Express is limited to 100 users per module, if you have more then 100 users its recommended that you choose IBM Cognos Enterprise. If you are not planning on using a single server, then it is also recommended to use IBM Cognos Enterprise.
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December 31, 2014

IBM Cognos Express Review: "Perfect"

Score 7 out of 10
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I used it for government. We used it to make a report of projection. We combine it with some method made by another company that were food at making the projection. The hardest challenge we had was data modelling. The system is too complicated. Then we had to make our own data warehouse so that all data can be stored to Cognos data warehouse.
  • Report designer is easy to use
  • Its compatibility with Excel files make work easier
  • Banking
  • Government
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November 21, 2013

"IBM Cognos Express review"

Score 7 out of 10
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  • Its an integrated tool with all IBM Cognos components together. E.g. Report Studio, Reporter (Query Studio, Analysis Studio), Xcelerator, Planner (What If analysis) etc.
  • Very easy installation compared to other IBM Cognos BI suite versions.
  • Very easy configuration of data sources to build reports or dashboards.
  • Can easily connect Excel files or Mdb access database to IBM Cognos Express to build customized reports.
  • IBM Cognos Express does not have mobile capabilities (called Go! Mobile) or Go! Search options.
  • Cannot be installed in a distributed environment. Single host only.
  • There is a limitation on number of users. I guess it's around 100.
  • Limited security features compared to IBM Cognos 8/10 versions.
  • Compared to Cognos TM1, the IBM Cognos Express Planner has limited functionality.
  • IBM Cognos Express can be installed on the Windows platform only.
  • Suitable for a small scale business or medium size data warehouse environment.
I would recommend to my colleague based on needs of the business. For easy user-friendly usage, with medium data warehouse environment, easy user training, limited users and with all great capabilities, I would recommend IBM Cognos Express. For more advanced features like mobile capabilities, added security, offline dashboarding etc. I would recommend IBM Cognos 10.x.
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Feature Scorecard Summary

Pixel Perfect reports (2)
7.0
Customizable dashboards (2)
9.0
Report Formatting Templates (2)
8.0
Drill-down analysis (2)
9.0
Formatting capabilities (2)
8.0
Integration with R or other statistical packages (2)
7.0
Report sharing and collaboration (2)
8.0
Publish to Web (2)
9.0
Publish to PDF (2)
9.0
Report Versioning (2)
9.0
Report Delivery Scheduling (2)
8.0
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.) (2)
7.0
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization (2)
8.0
Predictive Analytics (1)
6
Multi-User Support (named login) (2)
8.0
Role-Based Security Model (2)
9.0
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete) (2)
8.0
Responsive Design for Web Access (2)
9.0
Dedicated iOS Application (2)
7.0
Dedicated Android Application (2)
7.0
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile (2)
8.0

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