IBM Cognos BI Vs SAP Analytics Cloud

Shlomi LaviShlomi Lavi / Dec 15, 2021

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Bottom Line: Which is Better - IBM Cognos BI or SAP Analytics Cloud?

IBM Cognos BI is more expensive to implement (TCO) than SAP Analytics Cloud, IBM Cognos BI is rated higher (92/100) than SAP Analytics Cloud (90/100). SAP Analytics Cloud offers more features (9) 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 SAP?

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.

SAP: SAP ® AG is German software corporation that makes enterprise software to manage business operations and customer relations. SAP ® is the market leader in enterprise application software. The company's best-known software products are its enterprise resource planning application (SAP ® ERP), its enterpr...

Who's more expensive? IBM Cognos BI or SAP Analytics Cloud?

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 SAP Analytics Cloud.

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. SAP Analytics Cloud price starts at $22 per user/month , when comparing SAP Analytics Cloud 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 SAP Analytics Cloud.

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

Target customer size

IBM Cognos can be deployed for the business intelligence needs of any business regardless of size and type. and SAP Analytics Cloud's target customer size include: Small, medium and large size businesses.

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.

SAP Analytics Cloud

ITQlick rating
(4.3/5)

starts at $22 per user/month

SAP Analytics Cloud is a growing cloud-based BI software, it is designed to support small, medium and large size business. SAP Analytics Cloud received a rating of 4.3 from ITQlick team. The software cost is co...

Categories: Budgeting & CPM, Data Analysis Tools, Business Intelligence, Dashboards & KPIs, Data analysis.

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IBM Cognos BI: 3 Features

Data Import/Export
Basic Reports
Online Customer Support

SAP Analytics Cloud: 9 Features

Dashboard
Ad-Hoc Analysis
Ad-Hoc Reporting
OLAP
Data Analysis Tools
Data analysis
Business Intelligence
Budgeting & CPM
Data visualization
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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SAP
ITQlick rating
4.3/5
Score
90/100
Pricing
2/10
License pricing
$22 per user/month
Functionality
19
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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.