IBM Cognos BI Vs QlikView (Feb 2021)

Shlomi LaviShlomi Lavi / Feb 10, 2021

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

IBM Cognos BI is more expensive to implement (TCO) than QlikView, QlikView is rated higher (95/100) than IBM Cognos BI (92/100). QlikView offers more features (5) to their users than IBM Cognos BI (3). There is a clear winner in this case and it is QlikView!

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 QlikTech?

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.

QlikTech: QlikTech is a software company based in Radnor, Pennsylvania. QlikTech is the provider of QlikView, a Business Intelligence (BI) software, which combines the features of dynamic presentations, instantaneous data manipulation, and real-time data analysis.

Who's more expensive? IBM Cognos BI or QlikView?

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 QlikView.

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. QlikView price starts at $30 per user/month , when comparing QlikView to their competitors, the software is rated 2 - much lower than the average Business Intelligence software cost.

Bottom line: IBM Cognos BI is more expensive than QlikView.

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. QlikView based on some of the most important and required Business Intelligence features. IBM Cognos BI: Data Import/Export, Basic Reports, Online Customer Support. QlikView: Ad-Hoc Analysis, Ad-Hoc Reporting, Customizable Dashboard, Dashboarding, OLAP.

Target customer size

IBM Cognos can be deployed for the business intelligence needs of any business regardless of size and type. Since QlikView has the ability to handle unlimited users, it can be used by different businesses of varied sizes.

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.

QlikView

ITQlick rating
(4.3/5)

starts at $30 per user/month

QlikView is cloud-based data management & analytics system that is built to help users transform their entire business. The software offers four integrated modules namely; BI & Analytics platform, Embedded Anal...

Categories: BI & Analytics, Data Analysis Tools, Business Intelligence, Cloud BI, Dashboards & KPIs.

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IBM Cognos BI: 3 Features

Data Import/Export
Basic Reports
Online Customer Support

QlikView: 5 Features

Ad-Hoc Analysis
Ad-Hoc Reporting
Customizable Dashboard
Dashboarding
OLAP
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
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IBM
ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
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92/100
Pricing Pricing score ranges between 1 to 10 while 1 is low TCO and 10 is high TCO (TCO - total cost of ownership: cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
7.6/10
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
$75 per license
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QlikView
ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
Score
95/100
Pricing Pricing score ranges between 1 to 10 while 1 is low TCO and 10 is high TCO (TCO - total cost of ownership: cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
3/10
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
$30 per user/month
Functionality
15
SuiteAnalytics
ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
Score
94/100
Pricing Pricing score ranges between 1 to 10 while 1 is low TCO and 10 is high TCO (TCO - total cost of ownership: cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
3/10
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
$499 per month
Functionality
10
Sisense
ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
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94/100
Pricing Pricing score ranges between 1 to 10 while 1 is low TCO and 10 is high TCO (TCO - total cost of ownership: cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
4/10
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35
Birst
ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
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92/100
Pricing Pricing score ranges between 1 to 10 while 1 is low TCO and 10 is high TCO (TCO - total cost of ownership: cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
5.6/10
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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.