IBM Cognos Analytics

IBM Cognos Analytics

by IBM

Who Uses IBM Cognos Analytics?

All enterprise organizations, from small to medium to large.

What Is IBM Cognos Analytics?

IBM Cognos Analytics offers smarter, self-service capabilities so you can quickly and confidently identify and act on insight. The engaging experience empowers business users to create and personalize dashboards and reports on their own - while providing IT with a proven and scalable solution that is available on premises or on the cloud.

IBM Cognos Analytics Details

IBM

https://www.ibm.com/analytics/us/en/technology/products/cognos-analytics/

IBM Cognos Analytics Cost Overview

IBM Cognos Analytics does not have a free version but does offer a free trial.

Free Version

No

Free Trial

Yes

Deployment

Installed - Mac

Cloud, SaaS, Web

Installed - Windows

Mobile - iOS Native

Training

In Person

Webinars

Documentation

Support

24/7 (Live Rep)

IBM Cognos Analytics Features

Business Intelligence (BI) Tools
Ad Hoc Reports
Benchmarking
Dashboard
Key Performance Indicators
Performance Metrics
Predictive Analytics
Profitability Analysis
Publishing / Sharing
Scorecards
Strategic Planning
Trend / Problem Indicators
Visual Analytics

IBM Cognos Analytics Reviews

Showing 5 of 109 reviews

Overall
4.1/5
Ease of Use
3.8/5
Customer Service
3.7/5
Features
4.1/5
Value for Money
3.8/5
Gerson M.
IT Consultant
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    4/5
  • Value for Money
    4/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 22/02/2018

"A great solution for your financial planning"

Comments: Take your time and implement it right and the rewards will be very good.

Pros: It has integration with with other IBM products like business intelligence. The excel functionality is great for finances. The product to meet our needs perfectly for all our needs.

Cons: Creating reports is overwhelming at the beginning but if you dedicate time and resources there will be the face of your deployment.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 22/02/2018
Avineet A.
Sr. Architect
Computer Software, 10,001+ Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    4/5
  • Customer Support
    4/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    9/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 08/01/2020

"New age and Traditional BI tool"

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.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 08/01/2020
Pavan R.
IT Manager
Information Technology & Services, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    3/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    3/5
  • Customer Support
    3/5
  • Value for Money
    3/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    6/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 12/12/2016

"Cognos - A good Enterprise Reporting Tool"

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

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 12/12/2016
Verified Reviewer
BI Developer
Banking, 10,001+ Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    4/5
  • Ease of Use
    2/5
  • Features & Functionality
    4/5
  • Customer Support
    3/5
  • Value for Money
    Unrated
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    7/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 10/01/2020

"One Of The Best Self-service BI Software"

Comments: one of the best complete solution for delivering insights from data at enterprise level

Pros: the powerful framework manager, allow us to implement complicated logic into model and deliver a package to end user, business user can do ad-hoc report easily.

Cons: steep learning curve for beginners. not mention people who doesn't have BI experience, Had a few new team members from tableau background. the FM package complexity is much more than they have done in the tableau data source.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 10/01/2020
Vlad D.
Project Manager / Solutions Architect
Information Technology & Services, 13-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    4/5
  • Ease of Use
    3/5
  • Features & Functionality
    3/5
  • Customer Support
    4/5
  • Value for Money
    2/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    8/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 28/11/2018

"Powerful, Reliable, Expensive"

Comments: I've been working with IBM Cognos since version 8.4
I like this product and see how IBM is improving it.

Pros: It's been a long on the market.
It's offered by IBM
It has a great integration with many databases

Cons: New version (CA 11) has some inconvenient UI changes (new side panel which does not allow to easily navigate and see all properties)
Many things need to be done manually instead of integrating as best practices (security, deployments, testing, version control, etc.)
New studios are not that intuitive / transparent

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 28/11/2018