Cognos works mostly
January 27, 2016

Cognos works mostly

Andrew Davidson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Modules Used

  • Analysis Studio
  • Event Studio
  • Query Studio
  • Report Studio
  • Framework Manager

Overall Satisfaction with IBM Cognos

IBM Cognos is being used for operations, business analytics, planning, business improvement, and budget forecasting to name a few.
  • Cognos scheduler works pretty well by sending out reports to groups of users successfully and reliably.
  • Cognos framework is pretty effective for modeling data for us.
  • Report Studio is fairly reliable and works most of the time.
  • There are missing DB2 functions in Cognos that would be useful to have but most of the time I can program around it.
  • Event studio could be better, it takes forever to load and crashes frequently.
  • Error reporting in Cognos is notoriously non descriptive and very useless. I don't even count on them for much of the troubleshooting I do.
It is useful for connecting to many different data sources.
I don't think reports are easy to share between team members and we often have issues with the same reports being worked on simultaneously.

IBM Cognos Analytics Feature Ratings

Pixel Perfect reports
Not Rated
Customizable dashboards
Report Formatting Templates
Drill-down analysis
Formatting capabilities
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Not Rated
Report sharing and collaboration
Publish to Web
Not Rated
Publish to PDF
Not Rated
Report Versioning
Report Delivery Scheduling
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Predictive Analytics
Multi-User Support (named login)
Role-Based Security Model
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Responsive Design for Web Access
Not Rated
Mobile Application
Not Rated
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Not Rated