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IBM Cognos Analytics

IBM Cognos Analytics

What Is IBM Cognos Analytics?

Unlock the full potential of your data with AI-powered automation and insights in Cognos Analytics. The natural language AI assistant is always available–describe the data you need and let Cognos Analytics build stunning data visualizations for you. Describe a question or a hypothesis you want to test and let AI give you the insights you need.

Transform your business team into power users so your data analysts can focus on finding deeper insights. Move to the new generation of BI with AI capabilities that not only bring an accurate, trusted and complete picture of your business, but forecast what’s coming in the future, predict outcomes and explain why they may happen.

Who Uses IBM Cognos Analytics?

All enterprise organizations, from small to medium to large.

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Reviews of IBM Cognos Analytics

Average score

Overall
4.2
Ease of Use
3.8
Customer Service
3.8
Features
4.2
Value for Money
3.9

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001
Federico
Federico
CFO in Brazil
Verified LinkedIn User
Banking, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

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The best BI Product so far

5.0 2 years ago

Comments: It was the greatest experience we have with a BI tool. We really loved it.

Pros:

This solution has everything for Data Analysis, since ETL to Visualization. Great tool for Business Analytics. Supports a wide variety of data sources, great reporting features and capabilities, you can publish to PDF, predictive analytics, and easy to create Dashboards with multiple templates.

Cons:

They need to work on their compatibility with web browsers, it did not work with Opera. The price is a little high per user. You cannot share a Dashboard unless the other party has a license.

Avineet
Avineet
Sr. Architect in US
Computer Software, 10,000+ Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Alternatives Considered:

New age and Traditional BI tool

5.0 4 years ago

Comments: Cognos is used for operational reporting and analytics and schedule reports to be sent via email to users on a duly basis. Used in mobile as well.

Pros:

Cognos 11 comes with all the latest features expected in a BI tool, the graph generations and story buildings as well as predictions.

Cons:

Interactive pdf is not available for reports. Can be difficult to implement without admin support for end users.

Edward
Lead infrastructure engineer in US
Banking, 10,000+ Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Cognos review

5.0 last week New

Comments: Overall, it was great once it was up and running

Pros:

It generated reports from data warehouse very well

Cons:

The cubes were not easy to define at first

pavan
IT Manager in US
Information Technology & Services, 51–200 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Cognos - A good Enterprise Reporting Tool

3.0 8 years ago

Comments: I used Cognos as an analytical tool by linking our ERP (Microsoft Dynamic NAV) to it. All the financial data would be mapped & a lot of customized reports were taken out like Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA). The user interface is pretty good. The CUBEs are little confusing but once you get the grip they work very well. The ability to drill down the reports to very basic level is a plus point
A little tough to learn & customize. It's a little slow when dealing with a medium amount of data.

Pros:

Easily integrating with most of the ERPs, very good for customizing reports, very detailed reporting

Cons:

Tough to learn & not many resources available, you will get the value of the money invested in it only if you are able to get the most out of it

Henri
Henri
Analytics Market Manager in Spain
Verified LinkedIn User
Computer Software, 201–500 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

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4.0 2 years ago

Comments: We have been using Cognos BI for many years for data reporting and performance analysis. Our business analysts were constantly complaining about the long delays to get data extracts. Withe Cognos Analytics we were in a position to give the BA access to pertinent data extracts in record time and with minimum hands-on training. This empowered them and allowed them to spend more time on building predictions and preparing recommendations for corrective actions.

Pros:

The quick learning curve which turns every intuition into a positive experience

Cons:

The story telling capabilities are not seamless enough and consume too much efforts to be reach the desired effect.