IBM Cognos Analytics
8.2 /10

What is IBM Cognos Analytics?

IBM Cognos Analytics offers smarter, self-service capabilities so you can quickly and confidently identify and act on insight. The engaging experience empowers business users to create and personalize dashboards and reports on their own - while providing IT with a proven and scalable solution that is available on-premises or in the cloud.

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Awards & Recognition

IBM Cognos Analytics won the following awards in the Business Intelligence & Analytics - Midmarket category

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IBM Cognos Analytics Ratings

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86 Likeliness to Recommend

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Since last award

95 Plan to Renew

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84 Satisfaction of Cost Relative to Value

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Emotional Footprint Overview

+88 Net Emotional Footprint

The emotional sentiment held by end users of the software based on their experience with the vendor. Responses are captured on an eight-point scale.

How much do users love IBM Cognos Analytics?

7% Negative
2% Neutral
91% Positive

Pros

  • Reliable
  • Enables Productivity
  • Respectful
  • Unique Features

Feature Ratings

Average 80

Dashboard

85

Data Exploration and Visualization

84

Collaboration

83

Data Connectors and Data Mashup

82

Operational Reporting Capabilities

82

BI Platform Administration

81

BI Security

81

Intelligent Alerts and Notifications

79

Self Service and Ad Hoc Capabilities

75

Mobile

75

Vendor Capability Ratings

Average 81

Business Value Created

83

Availability and Quality of Training

83

Ease of Customization

82

Ease of Data Integration

82

Quality of Features

81

Usability and Intuitiveness

81

Ease of Implementation

81

Breadth of Features

80

Ease of IT Administration

79

Vendor Support

79

Product Strategy and Rate of Improvement

78

IBM Cognos Analytics Reviews

Kristin W.

  • Role: C-Level
  • Industry: Technology
  • Involvement: End User of Application
Validated Review
Verified Reviewer

Submitted Apr 2024

Unlocking Unlimited Insights with IBM Cognos

Likeliness to Recommend

10 /10

What differentiates IBM Cognos Analytics from other similar products?

We have greatly improved numerous data requirements for external users, such as sales agents, and are solving many problems and meeting many demands in many business domains, including the accounting profession, sales and operational management. Organizations like ours, which employ a variety of databases and ERP systems, have also used Cognos "packages" to improve information integration and integrity.

What is your favorite aspect of this product?

All of the top capabilities for calculations, visuals, and trends are already "in the box" with Cognos Analytics, so it's ready to meet any business demand. The creation platform is incredibly user-friendly and straightforward, even for complicated bespoke reports. The mapping capabilities allow for strong data integration from any type of source. Even after only a short training period, users with any level of professional expertise will find the interface intuitive and easy to use. Additionally, reports may be scheduled to be delivered to external users via email. We have a pretty comprehensive mobile environment for reporting.

What do you dislike most about this product?

License costs may be less than those of competing goods. Also, the yearly charge for assistance is rather pricey. It may take more work than with other tools to create fresh reports at first. There may be ways to enhance the process of making multiple cubes, particularly with regard to the distribution of data. Some users were quite dissatisfied since the new Cognos 11 installation procedure required them to manually carry out operations that had previously been automated due to UI changes that made navigating more challenging.

What recommendations would you give to someone considering this product?

If your company is large and has employees knowledgeable in business analytics, reporting, and data monitoring, then IBM Cognos Analytics is a great choice. It may not be the best option for a smaller business that does not require the processing power to aggregate massive amounts of data to present findings, examine patterns, and perform analysis.

Pros

  • Helps Innovate
  • Continually Improving Product
  • Reliable
  • Performance Enhancing

Chetan K.

  • Role: Sales Marketing
  • Industry: Education
  • Involvement: Business Leader or Manager
Validated Review
Verified Reviewer

Submitted Apr 2024

Fee structure a bit expensive but all over good

Likeliness to Recommend

9 /10

What differentiates IBM Cognos Analytics from other similar products?

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson stands out due to its deep integration with IBM's Watson AI technology, enabling advanced analytics, natural language querying, and cognitive insights.

What is your favorite aspect of this product?

One notable aspect of IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson is its integration of Watson AI technology, which enhances data analysis and decision-making processes through advanced analytics and cognitive insights.

What do you dislike most about this product?

The user interface of IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson can be complex or less intuitive compared to other similar products, potentially requiring additional training or familiarization.

What recommendations would you give to someone considering this product?

I'd recommend thoroughly assessing their organization's analytics needs and ensuring compatibility with existing data infrastructure.

Pros

  • Performance Enhancing
  • Inspires Innovation
  • Caring
  • Altruistic

Priyabrat M.

  • Role: Consultant
  • Industry: Healthcare
  • Involvement: Business Leader or Manager
Validated Review
Verified Reviewer

Submitted Dec 2023

one of the Very strong and powerful BI tools

Likeliness to Recommend

8 /10

What differentiates IBM Cognos Analytics from other similar products?

IBM cognos analytics is more powerful tool compared to traditional IBM analytics, I loved to work the dashboard features and Predictive analytics.

What is your favorite aspect of this product?

security , easy to share end user with minimum

What do you dislike most about this product?

performance while huge data frame

What recommendations would you give to someone considering this product?

i always recommend to business to use IBM analytics data is highly securey

Pros

  • Trustworthy
  • Efficient Service
  • Inspires Innovation
  • Respectful

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