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Pluspunten:

I is good alternative for tableau or power BI.

Minpunten:

The cons are summarized in IBM customer support, ist very poor (the resolution time and customer services).

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Gemiddelde score

Gebruiksgemak
3,8
Klantenservice
3,8
Functies
4,1
Waar voor je geld
3,9

Waarschijnlijkheid van aanbeveling

7,9/10

IBM Cognos Analytics heeft een totaalscore van 4,1 van 5 sterren op basis van 131 gebruikersreviews op Capterra.

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Federico
Federico
CFO in Brazilië
Geverifieerde LinkedIn-gebruiker
Bankwezen, 2-10 werknemers
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: 1+ jaar
Bron van de reviewer

Overwogen alternatieven:

The best BI Product so far

5,0 6 maanden geleden

Opmerkingen: It was the greatest experience we have with a BI tool. We really loved it.

Pluspunten:

This solution has everything for Data Analysis, since ETL to Visualization. Great tool for Business Analytics. Supports a wide variety of data sources, great reporting features and capabilities, you can publish to PDF, predictive analytics, and easy to create Dashboards with multiple templates.

Minpunten:

They need to work on their compatibility with web browsers, it did not work with Opera. The price is a little high per user. You cannot share a Dashboard unless the other party has a license.

Avineet
Avineet
Sr. Architect in VS
Computersoftware, 10.000+ werknemers
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: 2+ jaar
Bron van de reviewer

Overwogen alternatieven:

New age and Traditional BI tool

5,0 3 jaar geleden

Opmerkingen: Cognos is used for operational reporting and analytics and schedule reports to be sent via email to users on a duly basis. Used in mobile as well.

Pluspunten:

Cognos 11 comes with all the latest features expected in a BI tool, the graph generations and story buildings as well as predictions.

Minpunten:

Interactive pdf is not available for reports. Can be difficult to implement without admin support for end users.

Curt
Data/Analytics Consultant, Founder in VS
Verzekeringen, 201-500 werknemers
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: 2+ jaar
Bron van de reviewer

Cognos - Fantastic In Some Areas; Lags In Others

3,0 2 maanden geleden Nieuw

Opmerkingen: It’s a means to an end. Not perfect, but no tool is. Pretty much everyone I know in the industry operates in a multi-tool BI environment. Cognos, like most, hasn’t been able to put together the full package.

Pluspunten:

Pixel perfect printing. Most competitors have tagged printing as a way of the past, but there’s still a half generation that relies heavily upon it. This can’t be overlooked.

Minpunten:

The flexibility/functionality of the viz tools can’t compete with competitors. I think it also has a more difficult learning curve. It isn’t an intuitive tool.

Henri
Henri
Analytics Market Manager in Spanje
Geverifieerde LinkedIn-gebruiker
Computersoftware, 201-500 werknemers
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: 2+ jaar
Bron van de reviewer

Overwogen alternatieven:

Professional dataviz tool which ensures a unique experience to expertsor first-time business users

4,0 9 maanden geleden

Opmerkingen: We have been using Cognos BI for many years for data reporting and performance analysis. Our business analysts were constantly complaining about the long delays to get data extracts. Withe Cognos Analytics we were in a position to give the BA access to pertinent data extracts in record time and with minimum hands-on training. This empowered them and allowed them to spend more time on building predictions and preparing recommendations for corrective actions.

Pluspunten:

The quick learning curve which turns every intuition into a positive experience

Minpunten:

The story telling capabilities are not seamless enough and consume too much efforts to be reach the desired effect.

Sameer
Systems Accountant in Nieuw-Zeeland
Chemicaliën, 1.001-5.000 werknemers
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: 1-5 maanden
Bron van de reviewer

Cognos

4,0 3 jaar geleden

Opmerkingen: it is a great software depends on the the organisation ability to set up and master its capabilities

Pluspunten:

Capabilities of this software is far reaching and varied and it depends on the organisation ability to use it to their advantage.

Minpunten:

the support from the consultant was great but costly.

Geverifieerde reviewer
BI Developer in Canada
Geverifieerde LinkedIn-gebruiker
Bankwezen, 10.000+ werknemers
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: 2+ jaar
Bron van de reviewer

One Of The Best Self-service BI Software

4,0 3 jaar geleden

Opmerkingen: one of the best complete solution for delivering insights from data at enterprise level

Pluspunten:

the powerful framework manager, allow us to implement complicated logic into model and deliver a package to end user, business user can do ad-hoc report easily.

Minpunten:

steep learning curve for beginners. not mention people who doesn't have BI experience, Had a few new team members from tableau background. the FM package complexity is much more than they have done in the tableau data source.

Vlad
Vlad
Project Manager / Solutions Architect in Canada
Geverifieerde LinkedIn-gebruiker
Informatietechnologie en -diensten, 11-50 werknemers
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: 2+ jaar
Bron van de reviewer

Powerful, Reliable, Expensive

4,0 4 jaar geleden

Opmerkingen: I've been working with IBM Cognos since version 8.4
I like this product and see how IBM is improving it.

Pluspunten:

It's been a long on the market. It's offered by IBM It has a great integration with many databases

Minpunten:

New version (CA 11) has some inconvenient UI changes (new side panel which does not allow to easily navigate and see all properties) Many things need to be done manually instead of integrating as best practices (security, deployments, testing, version control, etc.) New studios are not that intuitive / transparent

Geverifieerde reviewer
Business Intelligence Analyst & Developer in Italië
Geverifieerde LinkedIn-gebruiker
, 51-200 werknemers
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: 6-12 maanden
Bron van de reviewer

I recommended this SW of BI to a company that had several departments to connect and collab together

4,0 5 jaar geleden

Opmerkingen: uses multidimensional and relational data source transforming data into metadata, Cognos is a complete platform for data experts

Pluspunten:

It is a very complete software already from the basic version (it already offers the map graph). it allows real-time monitoring useful also for predictive analysis. It allows you to work anywhere even offline, producing interactive reports being able to consult them even without connection. It's easy to use even without having followed a specific training program. Charts that can be customized at the the maximum level (so complete from this point of view).

Minpunten:

Not captivating and innovative graphics with the times (it seems like an office pack years 2000). when the graphics are very complex they are difficult to display on web pages, they do not always fit. there isn't a feature where you can search where a particular data field is located/stored. The scheduler it's not easy to use and automating the sending of static reports to users is not easy

Leon
SENIOR BI ARCHITECT AND ADMINISTRATION LEAD in
Geverifieerde LinkedIn-gebruiker
Informatietechnologie en -diensten, 10.000+ werknemers
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: 1+ jaar
Bron van de reviewer
Bron: GetApp

Cognos is sophisticated BI application for large enterprises

4,0 7 jaar geleden

Opmerkingen: Cognos is one of 2 major Business Intelligence tools on the market. If it is implemented correctly, it could provide complete web-based business solution based on the data analysis. It is a platform which allowing to deliver mission critical analytics to the business including but not limited to Enterprise reporting, Planning & Forecast, OLAP cubes technology, etc.

Pluspunten:

- The application designed to enable business users with limited technical knowledge to extract data, analyze it and make business decision based on the analysis; - It could be used within relational or multidimensional data sources; - It is included a mobile version allowing users to access a complete version of Cognos from mobile devices;

Minpunten:

- very sensitive in implementation; - requiring significant resources in order to maintain and support; - too expensive for mid-size companies;

Geverifieerde reviewer
GRP Analyst in Costa Rica
Geverifieerde LinkedIn-gebruiker
Bankwezen, 1.001-5.000 werknemers
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: 1+ jaar
Bron van de reviewer

Excellent data source

4,0 4 jaar geleden

Opmerkingen: Excellent, I really like the reports included and the accuracy of the data

Pluspunten:

It has a lot of reports included and providing the information needed

Minpunten:

Some reports were not easy to run and I have to go to the home page to run a different report

Catarina
SAP Business Analyst in Frankrijk
Informatietechnologie en -diensten, 10.000+ werknemers
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: 1+ jaar
Bron van de reviewer

My Review of IBM Cognos Analytics

5,0 3 jaar geleden

Opmerkingen: I use IBM Cognos daily, as this is the tool made available by SAP Concur to work with Business Intelligence reports. I use it to provide the necessary information to those who require it, and it works more or less like a database, where you can apply SQL language - but in a slightly different format.

Pluspunten:

I think this tool is quite good, since it allows the user several functionalities: create and adapt BI reports, automate the export of a report in a set period and for the necessary containers (they do not need a license to receive), etc. . I love working with this tool from IBM. It allows some SQL language, and some configuration features that are very good too.

Minpunten:

One thing I can point out as a cons of this tool, is the fact that it does not always return the correct information (because the user, without knowing it, can mix incompatible information) - and only at a more advanced stage do we notice that the information is not correct - because we have no error information. When we actually have information about the errors, this is also not very detailed, that is, we are left without knowing what the error is anyway. It is difficult to make correct associations in this tool, because it is very restricted in relation to the use of the database and the compatibility of the data between them.

natasha
ITA in India
Informatietechnologie en -diensten, 10.000+ werknemers
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: 2+ jaar
Bron van de reviewer

valuable yet expensive

5,0 3 jaar geleden

Opmerkingen: overall its good and it is one of the initiators in the reporting market. We are still using it and find it quite useful to fulfill our client requirements.

Pluspunten:

you can combine multiple queries in one report to create your desired report, which can be formatted in multiple ways to meet your desired structure.

Minpunten:

its little bit tricky to handle. You need to understand it thoroughly which actually takes time to began working with it from scratch. Also lacks the graphics and user interface.

Geverifieerde reviewer
Information Systems Specialist in VS
Geverifieerde LinkedIn-gebruiker
Hoger onderwijs, 10.000+ werknemers
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: 2+ jaar
Bron van de reviewer

Good Tool for Data Reporting

5,0 4 jaar geleden

Opmerkingen: IBM Cognos Analytics is a great enterprise tool for data reporting. There are a lot of report options and it is easy to collaborate and share reports with colleagues.

Pluspunten:

IBM Cognos Analytics is a great tool for data reporting. It is easy to use and easy to see data relationships. It has a lot of reporting options and the folder structure is nice.

Minpunten:

It can be kind of hard to learn and there are not a ton of helpful resources online.

Geverifieerde reviewer
Data Analyst in India
Geverifieerde LinkedIn-gebruiker
Informatietechnologie en -diensten, 1.001-5.000 werknemers
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: 1+ jaar
Bron van de reviewer

Cognos- All in one tool for data analytics

5,0 12 maanden geleden

Pluspunten:

decreases support because of complete report inclusion and a zero-impression climate. abbreviates detailing time because of consistent reconciliation and versatile composing. Further developed independent direction reports and dashboards present information in handily gotten designs.

Minpunten:

Investment in Cognos R&D by IBM is declining. Won't work smoothly with large data sets having many parameters. Cross-browser compatibility is often problematic.

Kristin
Sr Budget Analyst in VS
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: 2+ jaar
Bron van de reviewer

Cognos is a very easy to use application for most areas of the business's finances

4,0 6 jaar geleden

Pluspunten:

Easy to use, easily connects to many ERP softwares. Houses budgeting and planning, financial reporting and dashboarding and metrics all in one suite.

Minpunten:

Requires in-house administration, is not an out of the box software and requires monthly maintenance on the reports and the planning applications.

Katherine
HRIS Admin in VS
, 51-200 werknemers
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: 2+ jaar
Bron van de reviewer
Bron: SoftwareAdvice

Cognos is it!

5,0 5 jaar geleden

Pluspunten:

Cognos has such great data available and we use it through our HRIS - it has changed the way we report out on data

Minpunten:

The only hard thing is getting used to the reporting, but once you learn then it is smooth sailing!!

George
Technical Data Analyst in VS
Hoger onderwijs, 1.001-5.000 werknemers
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: 6-12 maanden
Bron van de reviewer

IBM Cognos Analytics allows me to access our data warehouse

4,0 3 jaar geleden

Opmerkingen: I mainly use it to get data from the customer information system. Cognos allows me access to customer information without getting access to the other system.

Pluspunten:

We use Cognos to access our customer info. The IT team set ups the report and we are able to export it for viewing and analysis. If built correctly, the reports can be easily run by the users. The users do need to know how to enter the parameters and known the data structure to fully utilitzed Cognos. We run Cognos through the browser. No need to install software.

Minpunten:

Users need to understand the data structure in order to enter parameters. If the parameters are not entered correct, there will be no data, exports, or graphs. You also need to make sure the back-end servers are fast if you have a lot of data.

Tanzeela
Associate Consultant in India
Computersoftware, 51-200 werknemers
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: 6-12 maanden
Bron van de reviewer

One of the most recommended Software for Dashboarding

4,0 2 jaar geleden

Pluspunten:

I would definitely recommend this to people who want to create effective dashboards and reports. It has user friendly interface. I is good alternative for tableau or power BI.

Minpunten:

It needs to upgrade a little bit to give features like Power BI

Geverifieerde reviewer
Bank Clerk in Kenia
Geverifieerde LinkedIn-gebruiker
Financiële dienstverlening, 501-1.000 werknemers
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: 1+ jaar
Bron van de reviewer

Intuitive BI and Reporting Software

5,0 5 jaar geleden

Opmerkingen: Good enterprise product for business intelligence and trend analysis

Pluspunten:

We have used IBM Cognos to create customer insights and patterns to help in our marketing and targeting campaigns. The dashboards and graphs have multiple styles and formats and can be scheduled to be generated at specific times

Minpunten:

Larger reports tend to be slow to generate from the report studio. Installation can also be challenging and may require purchase of vendor support

Ratnakar
SSE in
Computersoftware, 1.001-5.000 werknemers
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: 2+ jaar
Bron van de reviewer
Bron: SoftwareAdvice

Best BI tool

5,0 5 jaar geleden

Pluspunten:

Enterprise level BI implementation can be with less customizations. Can build robustic solution using product.

Minpunten:

Most of small and medium size will not prefer this product because of the cost. Real time analytics will not be available.

Tena
Director of Payroll and Benefits in VS
Filantropie, 1.001-5.000 werknemers
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: 2+ jaar
Bron van de reviewer
Bron: SoftwareAdvice

Reporting at its best

5,0 5 jaar geleden

Pluspunten:

I love that you can report off any field and get results. There are calculations and graphs and so many tools to create any type of report for any data.

Minpunten:

I struggle with all the information and fields and calculations. I'm old school!!

Mark
Litigation Technology Paralegal in VS
Juridische dienstverlening, 51-200 werknemers
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: Niet verstrekt
Bron van de reviewer

Cognos Review

5,0 6 jaar geleden

Opmerkingen: My prior firm switched from the other software to Cognos to leverage the data contained in our Pivotal database. This software was far easier to use to create reports on the fly.

Pluspunten:

I like the ability to create reports on the fly.

Minpunten:

I do not have any dislikes other than the staged rollout of pieces of my prior firm's datamart.

Hilary
Hilary
Business Systems Analyst in VS
Geverifieerde LinkedIn-gebruiker
Bankwezen, 10.000+ werknemers
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: 1+ jaar
Bron van de reviewer

Cognos Developer

4,0 4 jaar geleden

Pluspunten:

Cognos is a great tool for reporting. The visuals are not awesome but there is a lot of customization you can do for reporting.

Minpunten:

It can be difficult to learn at first. It is not as easy to pick up as Tabeau. Googling for solutions can be tough.

RAPID FORCE
IT Evangelist in
Computersoftware, 2-10 werknemers
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: 1-5 maanden
Bron van de reviewer
Bron: SoftwareAdvice

COGNOS review

5,0 6 jaar geleden

Opmerkingen: Cognos has performed splendidly, met and went well past our expectations. We use it for modeling, budgets, and forecasts. We exist in a sector with a lot volatility, so being flexible is everything.The architecture of the application can be tiered nicely for performance. This allows us to scale the application to support our growing user base. Cognos' mobile features are mature and we do use that as well.

Minpunten:

Expensive product comparatively with other latest BI products in the market and revolving around BIG DATA.

Derek
Derek
Manager in VS
Olie en energie, 1.001-5.000 werknemers
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: 2+ jaar
Bron van de reviewer

Good send User Experience

4,0 3 jaar geleden

Opmerkingen: My limited experience and exposure has been good. Works well for a casual user (assuming an admin did a good job setting up and maintaining)

Pluspunten:

Once set up, the end user can easily get into advanced reports and simply navigate as needed to get information in a repeatable manner.

Minpunten:

There are some odd, not intuitive quirks; however, I presume that’s a consequence of an organizations configuration and less about the software