I work with it every day and glad that I am doing it
January 29, 2016

I work with it every day and glad that I am doing it

Ludmila Honchar | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 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 in most departments (finance, accountancy, operational). It helps us get operational information and analysis as a whole.
  • It works with different kinds of databases and allows us to join data.
  • It allows us to provide data for internal/external users according to pre-configured Cognos security [settings] for users and data.
  • Has good development tools for building business models and analysis.
  • It has perfect delivery service of data in any formats.
  • There aren't many versions of Cognos. I have worked in most of versions of Cognos, but I can observe how Cognos is improving in each new version.
  • Microsoft Analysis Server
IBM Cognos is a separate product but it allows us to connect to any databases and databases from Microsoft Analysis Services as well. This feature made me choose Cognos.
A big list of data sources in the standard
Ability to add other drivers for connection
Distribution of reports in different formats according to schedulers
Publish different packages of model (versions)
Run reports (jobs) according to events
Set security according to data
IBM Cognos is a good solution for companies that wants to get an integral system of business intelligence.

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson Feature Ratings

Pixel Perfect reports
10
Customizable dashboards
10
Report Formatting Templates
10
Drill-down analysis
10
Formatting capabilities
10
Integration with R or other statistical packages
10
Report sharing and collaboration
10
Publish to Web
10
Publish to PDF
10
Report Versioning
10
Report Delivery Scheduling
10
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
10
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
10
Predictive Analytics
10
Multi-User Support (named login)
10
Role-Based Security Model
10
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
10
Responsive Design for Web Access
Not Rated
Mobile Application
Not Rated
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Not Rated