Cognos Analytics the best all-rounder business analytics platform
March 03, 2021

Cognos Analytics the best all-rounder business analytics platform

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

Modules Used

  • Event Studio
  • Report Studio
  • Dashboards
  • Data Modules
  • Exploration
  • Data Sets

Overall Satisfaction with IBM Cognos Analytics

it's being used to report information about the whole organization. Resolves automation of enterprise-level reporting and self-service analytics.
  • Automated report distribution
  • Governed data
  • Self-service
  • Data modelling
  • Reporting & dashboards
  • Consistency of use in the extensive set of available visualisations.
  • Software quality control to prevent bugs when upgrading.
  • Administration tools (need 3rd party software for batch admin tasks).
  • Data preparation has been eliminated for the most common information queries.
  • Report distribution is automated saving at least 1 - 3 dedicated staff.
  • Fast and efficient access to analytics.
PowerBI seems a good product to advance from excel, but it can only compare to the Dashboards module of Cognos Analytics. Also, PowerBI encouraged a siloed approach to analytics while all the information and models created in Cognos are centralized.
80% of the reporting needs are covered by reporting from existing framework manager models. These new features work really well when we need to ingest new data and run the AI assistant to identify connections. Since 11.1.R7 with the improvements to datasets, the options to work with data are unlimited.
Having a governed source of data is key to the success of any analytics initiative. There is complete confidence in the quality of the data generated from Cognos. The only issues with accuracy are generated by data entry in the source system and Cognos helps to correct them by automating data quality exception reports.
It's well suited for an environment where customized reports need to be distributed to multiple users. It's also great to produce pixel-perfect reports required in different formats (excel, pdf, online). Quick and simple dashboards like the ones in PowerBI. Ad hoc data modeling using data modules.

IBM Cognos Analytics Feature Ratings

Pixel Perfect reports
Customizable dashboards
Report Formatting Templates
Drill-down analysis
Formatting capabilities
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Report sharing and collaboration
Publish to PDF
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)
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Responsive Design for Web Access
Javascript API
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