IBM Cognos Business Intelligence Software


 

IBM Cognos Business Intelligence translates large amounts of data into relevant knowledge. 

Formatted and interactive dashboards feature highly scalable distribution and scheduling capabilities, with custom visualizations. There’s a broad offering of analysis tools, including what-if analysis, advanced analysis, trend analysis and analytical reporting. Self-service functionality means users can interact with reports on mobile devices or while disconnected. Social networking features aid collaboration within teams and allow companies to render useful the aggregate intelligence of their entire organization.

IBM Cognos Business Intelligence presents information in a personalized format; users can analyze, share and collaborate on content in one dashboard. Language and location are no longer barriers to access and interaction with dashboards. 

The IBM Cognos Business Intelligence mobile app allows users to access information via iPhone, iPad, Android tablet or smartphone.

These business intelligence capabilities can be deployed on-premise, Web or on mobile. While buyers can choose to implement any of the applications standalone, we recommend evaluating the fully integrated platform for maximum visibility and insight.

 

IBM Cognos Business Intelligence - Reporting
 
  • IBM Cognos Business Intelligence - Reporting
    Reporting
  • IBM Cognos Business Intelligence - Ad hoc query and analysis
    Ad hoc query and analysis
  • IBM Cognos Business Intelligence - Mobile
    Mobile
  • IBM Cognos Business Intelligence - Dashboards
    Dashboards
Supported Operating System(s):
Mac OS, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 8

12 Reviews of IBM Cognos Business Intelligence

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from Xavier University of Louisiana
Specialty: Education
Number of employees: 501 to 1,000 employees Employees number: 501 to 1,000 employees

Business intelligence for the novice users.

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The flexibility of the product and scalability of the solution.

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Enterprise offerings are a bit pricey. For SMBs it can be a difficult conversation to justify the costs.

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Ensure you know your requirements. Focus less on what the product does and more on what you actually need. You will save a lot time and money.

 

from TC Services
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 51 to 100 employees Employees number: 51 to 100 employees

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Mobile app is great, can create customized reports, easy to use. Users are able to analyze, share and collaborate on content in one dashboard which is a plus.

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Not able to work offline since this is a completely web based system.

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Evaluate the software to the best of your ability and make sure you give an accurate review!

 

from FreeTech Services
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 2 to 5 employees Employees number: 2 to 5 employees

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Very interesting software, it can install on any hardware with relatively less issues during installation, very interactive

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Easy of use Very interesting software, it can install on any hardware with relatively less issues during installation, very interactive

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Even a novice can install the software, and i will recommend this software to my customers who i believe will need it for there day to day business transaction

 

from VMware
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: More than 1,001 employees Employees number: More than 1,001 employees

Works mostly best for my needs

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great user interface, better visualization, integration with custom APIs, several ways to interpret the data

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fat installer, too many packages to install, needs better error reporting

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add more functionality into this tool like various other competitors have
make installation process easy

 

from Ultimate Software
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 11 to 20 employees Employees number: 11 to 20 employees

IBM Cognos Business Power

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This software is very flexible and extensive enough to meet almost any of your needs. The reporting engine allows for complex queries and views that far surpass standard reporting methods.

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While I was not involved in the purchase of the software it is my understanding the cost was a little high and this is not designed for novice users.

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Keep in mind the software is there to help you achieve your primary reporting business needs but no one solution may meet all your needs.

 

from Patel IT Consultancy, LLC.
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 101 to 500 employees Employees number: 101 to 500 employees

I am a BI developer

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I like its functionality and different features. I also like the ease of use.

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Cognos's support sometimes is not as it should be. The support should be quick and accurate, and Cognos should have more error details to track down the solution. The majority of time, the error doesn't provide meaningful info, so it is always difficulty to track down the solution.

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We should have more and more functionality into this BI platform to make this Cognos BI a powerful tool. It should be capable of all analysis aspects to strengthen your business and its performance.

 

from Tiger Logic Solutions
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 11 to 20 employees Employees number: 11 to 20 employees

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The thing I like most about the product is its integration with other custom APIs.

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I didn't like that fact that it can't integrate with the Oracle database.

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They should make there deployment to be simple and robust, so that even a rookie can deploy the solution confortably.

 

from SymphonyTeleca Corp
Specialty: Healthcare / Social Services
Number of employees: More than 1,001 employees Employees number: More than 1,001 employees

Robust product with more options for customization. SDK should be free

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Customization and more options to tune performance improvements. Many ways to connect databases like FM. Direct datasource, usage of stored procedure, and usage of database trigger is good.

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SDK has to be bought as separate package, whereas it should be given free.

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Evaluate on product usage, robustness, and performance.

 

from Dell
Specialty: Healthcare / Social Services
Number of employees: More than 1,001 employees Employees number: More than 1,001 employees

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I like the easy access, great UI, and several ways to interpret data.

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It still needs to catch up with other advanced tools in this field.

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Update with the competition with several tools that beat this product in some features.

 

from Dell
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: More than 1,001 employees Employees number: More than 1,001 employees

Excellent product with new and improved features every release

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Active Reports, Dynamic Cubes and Prompt APIs are some of the features that are helping a lot for meeting visualization. Latest introduction of RAVE added a lot of visualization that helped streaming and better visualization.

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Workspace needs to be more integrated and advanced as of today. Flashy UI and customization needs to be provided within the tool itself.

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Make sure that when you compare it with other tools, do not consider that it can provide everything of all tools, but try to look for what makes it best in its features.

 

from Abiomed Inc
Specialty: Engineering
Number of employees: 501 to 1,000 employees Employees number: 501 to 1,000 employees

Great for reporting, lacks in dashboarding

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Users love it, but it has a steep learning curve.

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It's a bit outdated in terms of GUI compared to BusinessObjects.

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It's certainly worth trying; it's a robust tool, and changes are relatively easy once you get the hang of it.

 

from Cincom Systems, Inc.
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 101 to 500 employees Employees number: 101 to 500 employees

Get Data for Any Type of Report You Want

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What I like best about Cognos BI is the ability to use the Analytics reports to easily create whatever kind of analytical view I want and to change it on the fly. It is so easy to use. The Cube dimensions, levels, categories, and measures give me the power that I need to run any report I want and to create new ones as the business changes.

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There is a lot to the installation of this product, but it's worth it.

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The standard reports can be really good, but I prefer the Analytical Reports/Analytical Cube Views by far because of the enormous flexibility they have.

 
 
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