Give me a 60th of an hour and I’ll give you sales!!
Byron Conner | TrustRadius Reviewer
January 21, 2020

Give me a 60th of an hour and I’ll give you sales!!

Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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Modules Used

  • Report Studio

Overall Satisfaction with IBM Cognos

  • Cognos is used company wide to analyze sales. The convenience it provides for drilling down into different metrics is terrific. It can be used to send out last year sales by department and sub class so the management team can have the ability to plan for future business based off of last year’s numbers.
  • Amount of historical data.
  • Ease of navigation.
  • Ability to run multiple window within a subset.
  • When backtracking data can remain filled from last interaction.
I believe you can’t compare the two just based off of data sets. Domo does allow room for customization and Cognos has a huge data set. It would be great to be able to pair the two.
Cognos has a very powerful data set and allows the user to drill down to a specific day and even hour of sales so management can have the ability to dig into micro seasons and schedule appropriately.
Cognos allows for screen capture as well as exporting.
The most useful tool within the Cognos platform is the ability to drill down to sales per hour on specific calander periods. This information coupled with customer traffic as well as sales is immeasurable. This gives the management team the ability to manage micro season especially with a shift in sales.

IBM Cognos Feature Ratings

Pixel Perfect reports
Not Rated
Report Formatting Templates
Not Rated
Drill-down analysis
8
Formatting capabilities
Not Rated
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Not Rated
Report sharing and collaboration
7
Publish to Web
7
Publish to PDF
8
Report Versioning
Not Rated
Report Delivery Scheduling
Not Rated
Delivery to Remote Servers
Not Rated
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Not Rated
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Not Rated
Predictive Analytics
Not Rated
Multi-User Support (named login)
9
Role-Based Security Model
Not Rated
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Not Rated
Responsive Design for Web Access
Not Rated
Dedicated Android Application
Not Rated
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
6
REST API
Not Rated
Javascript API
Not Rated
iFrames
Not Rated
Java API
Not Rated
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Not Rated
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Not Rated