Cognos feedback
February 19, 2016

Cognos feedback

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Modules Used

  • Analysis Studio
  • Query Studio
  • Report Studio

Overall Satisfaction with IBM Cognos

Cognos was used as a BI tool for intelligence reports.
  • You can develop a very nice report in a short time frame.
  • Cognos Query is a very powerful tool for ad-hoc reports.
  • Dimensional model can replace cube building - less steps in development process.
  • Query Studio can be improved further, so users can create a nice printable version.
  • Analysis Studio is a great tool for ad-hoc analysis, but it doesn't allow you to create a report with a header and footer and can't be used for aa printable version.
  • I don't like Cognos graphs very much. It is difficult to control the graph's appearance.
  • Microsoft SSRS
Cognos has better functionality and it is easier to develop once the package is ready. On the other hand SSRS doesn't need a package, just a connection to DB.
  • You can connect to many data sources
  • You can merge them in FM
  • It is real time
You can create a Share Folder for a group of users where they can save their ad-hoc reports.
For small companies IBM Cognos is a heavy and expensive tool.

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson Feature Ratings

Pixel Perfect reports
8
Customizable dashboards
5
Report Formatting Templates
7
Drill-down analysis
7
Formatting capabilities
5
Report sharing and collaboration
8
Publish to Web
8
Publish to PDF
8
Report Versioning
6
Report Delivery Scheduling
7
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
5
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
6
Predictive Analytics
2
Multi-User Support (named login)
9
Role-Based Security Model
9
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
9
Responsive Design for Web Access
8
Mobile Application
6
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
5