IBM Cognos BI Vs BOARD BI

Shlomi LaviShlomi Lavi / Dec 15, 2021

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Bottom Line: Which is Better - IBM Cognos BI or BOARD BI?

IBM Cognos BI is more expensive to implement (TCO) than BOARD BI, IBM Cognos BI is rated higher (92/100) than BOARD BI (81/100). BOARD BI offers more features (6) to their users than IBM Cognos BI (3).

Looking for the right Business Intelligence solution for your business? buyers like you are primarily concerned about the real total implementation cost (TCO), full list of features, vendor reliability, user reviews, pros and cons. In this article we compare between the 2 software products:

How IBM compares with BOARD International?

IBM: International Business Machines Corporation, or IBM, is an American corporation. IBM manufactures and markets computer hardware and software, and offers infrastructure, hosting and consulting services in areas ranging from mainframe computers to nanotechnology.

BOARD International: Founded in 1994 BOARD International is the provider of the industry’s only programming-free toolkit for rapid and cost-effective development of Corporate Performance Management and Business Intelligence applications.  A toolkit approach to Business Intelligence and Corporate Performance Management (CPM) represents a new, unique and cost effe...

Who's more expensive? IBM Cognos BI or BOARD Business Intelligence?

The real total cost of ownership (TCO) of Business Intelligence software includes the software license, subscription fees, software training, customizations, hardware (if needed), maintenance & support and other related services. When calculating the TCO it's important to add all of these "hidden cost" as well. We prepared a TCO calculator for IBM Cognos BI and BOARD Business Intelligence.

IBM Cognos BI price starts at $75 per license , on a scale between 1 to 10 IBM Cognos Business Intelligence is rated 6, which is similar to the average cost of Business Intelligence software. BOARD Business Intelligence accurate pricing info is available upon request (they don't share it publicly), however , on a scale between 1 to 10 IBM Cognos Business Intelligence is rated 6, which is similar to the average cost of Business Intelligence software.

Bottom line: IBM Cognos BI is more expensive than BOARD Business Intelligence.

Which software includes more/better features?

As with any business software solutions, it’s important to consider the features & functionality. The tool should support the processes, workflows, reports and needs that matter to your team. To help you evaluate this, we've compared IBM Cognos BI Vs. BOARD BI based on some of the most important and required Business Intelligence features. IBM Cognos BI: Data Import/Export, Basic Reports, Online Customer Support. BOARD Business Intelligence: Ad-Hoc Analysis, Ad-Hoc Reporting, Dashboarding, OLAP, Predictive-Analysis.

Target customer size

IBM Cognos can be deployed for the business intelligence needs of any business regardless of size and type. BOARD Management Intelligence Toolkit is best for companies of all sizes: small, large and medium.

IBM Cognos BI

ITQlick rating
(4.1/5)

starts at $75 per license

IBM Cognos Business Intelligence is a growing cloud-based BI software, it is designed to support medium and large size business. IBM Cognos Business Intelligence received a rating of 4.1 from ITQlick team. Th...

Categories: Data Analysis Tools, Business performance management, Dashboards & KPIs, Data mining.

BOARD BI

ITQlick rating
(4.5/5)

BOARD Management Intelligence Toolkit is a business intelligence and corporate performance management suite that offers programming-free functions needed to build any business intelligence software or CPM solut...

Categories: BI & Analytics, Business Intelligence, Business performance management, Cloud BI, Reporting.

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IBM Cognos BI: 3 Features

Data Import/Export
Basic Reports
Online Customer Support

BOARD Business Intelligence: 6 Features

Ad-Hoc Analysis
Ad-Hoc Reporting
Dashboarding
OLAP
Predictive-Analysis
Trend Indicators
ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
ITQlick score ITQlick Score is a 1 to 100, the calculation is based on pricing, and functionality Vs. alternative solutions
Pricing score pricing Score is a 1 to 10 (10 is high cost), based on the TCO (cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
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IBM
ITQlick rating
4.1/5
Score
92/100
Pricing
7.6/10
License pricing
$75 per license
Functionality
23
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BOARD
ITQlick rating
4.5/5
Score
81/100
Pricing
3.8/10
License pricing
Pricing not available
Functionality
13
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QlikView
ITQlick rating
4.3/5
Score
95/100
Pricing
3/10
License pricing
$30 per user/month
Functionality
15
SuiteAnalytics
ITQlick rating
4.1/5
Score
94/100
Pricing
3/10
License pricing
$499 per month + $99 per user
Functionality
10
Sisense
ITQlick rating
4.6/5
Score
94/100
Pricing
4/10
License pricing
$83 per user/month
Functionality
35
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Shlomi holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Information System Engineering from Ben Gurion University in Israel. Shlomi brings 15 years of global IT and IS management experience as a consultant, and implementation expert for small, medium and large size (global) companies.