IBM Cognos BI Vs SuiteAnalytics (May 2021)

Shlomi LaviShlomi Lavi / May 01, 2021

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

IBM Cognos BI is more expensive to implement (TCO) than SuiteAnalytics, SuiteAnalytics is rated higher (94/100) than IBM Cognos BI (92/100). SuiteAnalytics offers more features (8) to their users than IBM Cognos BI (3). There is a clear winner in this case and it is SuiteAnalytics!

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 NetSuite?

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.

NetSuite: NetSuite is the world's leading provider of cloud-based business management software. NetSuite helps companies manage core business processes with a single, fully integrated system covering ERP/financials, CRM, ecommerce, inventory and more.   More than 12,000 high-growth and midsized companies and divisions of large enterprises...

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

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 SuiteAnalytics.

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. SuiteAnalytics price starts at $499 per month , when comparing SuiteAnalytics 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 SuiteAnalytics.

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. SuiteAnalytics based on some of the most important and required Business Intelligence features. IBM Cognos BI: Data Import/Export, Basic Reports, Online Customer Support. SuiteAnalytics: Inventory Optimization, Order Entry, Purchasing, Vendor Managed Inventory, Warehouse Management.

Target customer size

IBM Cognos can be deployed for the business intelligence needs of any business regardless of size and type. NetSuite Analytics is best for small to large business in the industries of retail, wholesale distribution, manufacturing, marketing, consumer products, customer service, department stores, E-Commerce, and industries in the non-profit department.

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.

SuiteAnalytics

ITQlick rating
(4.1/5)

starts at $499 per month

NetSuite Analytics is a software solution that provides clients with real time BI or business intelligence for analysis and reporting, enterprise planning, e-commerce, customer relationship management or CRM, a...

Categories: Inventory Management, Data Warehousing.

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IBM Cognos BI: 3 Features

Data Import/Export
Basic Reports
Online Customer Support

SuiteAnalytics: 8 Features

Inventory Optimization
Order Entry
Purchasing
Vendor Managed Inventory
Warehouse Management
Data Import/Export
Basic Reports
Online Customer Support
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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SuiteAnalytics
ITQlick rating
4.1/5
Score
94/100
Pricing
3/10
License pricing
$499 per month
Functionality
10
QlikView
ITQlick rating
4.3/5
Score
95/100
Pricing
3/10
License pricing
$1,395 per license
Functionality
15
Sisense
ITQlick rating
4.6/5
Score
94/100
Pricing
4/10
License pricing
Pricing not available
Functionality
35
Birst
ITQlick rating
4/5
Score
92/100
Pricing
5.6/10
License pricing
Pricing not available
Functionality
43
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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.