IBM Cognos BI Review

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Last updated: Jul 15, 2020

IBM Cognos BI Review

ITQlick rating
(4.1/5)

Starting from $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 (4/20):

    • Data Analysis Tools
    • Business performance management
    • Dashboards & KPIs
    • Data mining

Shlomi Lavi / updated: Jul 15, 2020

What is IBM Cognos BI Used For?

IBM Cognos is a web based business intelligence and automation solution for businesses of all sizes. It offers a variety of analytical and reporting services to regulate the core business processes. The software was designed and launched by IBM Corporation headquartered in New York, United States.

Average Rating -

The rating of IBM Cognos BI is 4.1 stars out of 5. The rating is based on ITQlick expert review.

Typical Customers

IBM Cognos can be deployed for the business intelligence needs of any business regardless of size and type. It has been deployed in such industries as aerospace, automation, education, energy, electronics, financial services, manufacturing, defense, consumer products, and others. Some noteworthy customers of the software include ITERGO Information Technologies, Global Bank, and Large Insurance Company etc.

Features

The software features core analytical services of ad hoc analysis, predictive analysis, issue and trend indicators, and customizable interface. Reporting services, on the other hand, include ad hoc reporting, automated scheduled reporting, customizable dashboard, graphic benchmark tools, and financial forecasting and budgeting.

Users have the facility of creating different kinds of reports, including chats, lists, maps, and repeat functions. The software offers support for both relational and multi-dimensional data. Analysis of large data sources can be created and background information about a particular event or action can be searched.

Competitors & Alternatives

Analance BI from Ducen provides a number of Business Intelligence features that include discovery & analysis, multiple reporting options, rich visualization techniques including graphs & dashboards, as well as a single sign on portal for easy setup and access.

In comparison Cognos Business Intelligence provides in addition to these features, advanced statistical analysis based on the leading SPSS platform which gives multidimensional analysis to help in anticipating trends and informing decision making.

Another point of difference is that Analance BI is available as a full featured version which can be deployed as an on-premise solution; a vendor hosted cloud solution, as well as a customer hosted cloud solution. Whereas Cognos Business Intelligence provides a scaled down Express Edition available as a cloud based solution, while its full featured product is available as both cloud and on premise solutions.

SpatialKey on the other hand is a specialized product that focuses on providing Business Intelligence for the Insurance industry that covers risk management & underwriting, as well as marketing intelligence for the retail & financial services industries. The product focuses primarily on data visualizations to help users get graphical views to help with their decision making process.

Cognos Business Intelligence on the other hand in addition to visual analytics also provides features for enhanced reporting and cube analysis, as well as access via mobile to allow real time review of information at any place and time. Additionally this is offered for multiple industries, unlike the specific industry focus of SpatialKey.

IBM Cognos BI Pricing Information

The cost of license starting from $75 per license. The experts at ITQlick has reviewed IBM Cognos BI pricing and gave the software a total cost of ownership (TCO) rating of 7.6 out of 10. Custom price cost for your business is available upon request.

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IBM Cognos BI Categories

Data Analysis Tools
Business performance management
Dashboards & KPIs
Data mining
Data Warehousing
ETL
OLAP
Predictive analytics
Query and Report Writer
Team Collaboration
Data Analysis Tools
Business Intelligence

Specifications

Company:
Address: IBM Corporation, New Orchard Road, Armonk, NY
Customers: Medium business, Large business
Business Area: Cross Business Areas
Platforms: Desktop, Cloud
Operating Systems: Mac OS, Windows, Linux

IBM Cognos BI Features

Data Import/Export
Basic Reports
Online Customer Support

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