IBM Cognos Analytics reviews
Beoordeeld op 10-11-2016
Opmerkingen: Cognos makes it easy to design reports that match the look-and-feel required by the client. Report rendering time is also very fast. Browser support can be touchy and Dynamic Cubes are very hardware intensive.Cognos has strong out of the box capabilities with a wide array of add-ons, and good interoperability with other IBM analytics and data suites
Compatibility mode queries allow for custom ODBC and JDBC connection to made, so even if there is no native compatibility other databases can still be used as a source if needed.
Dynamic Cubes are capable of querying against millions of rows in seconds when properly set up with sufficient hardware resources.
Standard Reports are snappy, returning data and rendering quickly, as long as the pagination is kept to reasonable quantities.
Due to Active Reports packaging all of the data in the file and prerendering charts, file size can get quite large (easily several megabytes) and the initial load time can be quite long when opening it. It is best used for basic overviews and other times when some "flash" is needed, but not a large amount of data.
Configuring the interoperability with TM1 and SPSS is a little more on the technical side than most other tasks.
You could call the development process "Front heavy" meaning most of the development will be modeling. This means that it will take longer to end up with visualized data than other tools.
Beoordeeld op 18-11-2017
Opmerkingen: Overall, if there is a company that wishes to automate it's reports and improve efficiency across their organization, Cognos is a must-have tool. There is a bit of upfront cost involved to get the reports created in Cognos but the efficiency achieved is almost unparalleled.
Pluspunten: Cognos is an incredibly powerful reporting tool offered by IBM and it has a wonderful ability to be customized across different industries and companies. It can transform work efficiency but automating virtually any data that exists in a company's primary accounting and finance system.
Minpunten: Cognos is not very user-friendly and often times it can take a while for an individual working with Congos to get familiar with the functionality and the power this tool possesses. Furthermore, report writing and query studio functionality require some database knowledge so the true power of the tool is sometimes limited by these factors.
Beoordeeld op 16-10-2018
Business Intellegnce Software with Standard Reporting And Self Service BI
Opmerkingen: Overall it is a great product to use
Pluspunten: Cognos Analytics is a flexible software for Standard Business Intelligence Reporting as well as for Self Service Data Visualization capability. You have the option to connect to a variety of the Data Sources as well as Multi-Dimensional Cubes. The new invention of Cognos Analytics software provides a greater flexibility for enterprise deployments and upgrades. It has the new feature of NLP (natural language processing) for predictive analytics by IBM Watson.
Minpunten: Too many modelling tools (Cognos FrameWork Manager, Dynamic Cube Designer, Cognos Transformer) for modelling the content. Too many studios (Report Studio, Query Studio, Analysis Studio and Event Studio) for report development. Maintainence and cost is huge
Beoordeeld op 11-6-2017
The best software for business forecasts with functionalities for creating scenarios and sandboxes for each user.
Opmerkingen: TM1 allows you to build business models that display online results available to all authorized users of the organization.
IBM Cognos TM1 facilitates the creation of business models with the participation and contribution of users throughout the organization regardless of their physical location.
TM1 is a enterprise-level platform that allows an integral, flexible, rigorous and perfect control over the users that contribute with the creation of the budget.
It allows building multidimensional models that incorporate the business rules that govern the financial processes of the company.
IBM Cognos TM1 needs to train personnel to administer the platform.
The construction of the models requires specialized IT staff.
The cost of the licenses is for medium and large companies.
Beoordeeld op 23-2-2017
IBM Cognos Review
Opmerkingen: My company has been using IBM Cognos for the past 4 years. When we purchased IBM Cognos it was the best fit for our situation. It has been a valued piece of software in our business. It has given us the ability to tie data from multiple data sources. It has given the ability for our departments to run reports that we haven't been able to in the past.
Pluspunten: The software is very intuitive. If you have knowledge of SQL, it is a very easy software to pick up. The Help portion of the Cognos interface is very helpful also.
Minpunten: Customer Support for this product isn't the best. We have been on Cognos 10.1.1 for a while and when it came up for licensing renewal, we were charged for a newer version of Data Manger. When we inquired about this through our support contract we were going to be charged for the new software.
Beoordeeld op 17-3-2018
Great capabilities, but really difficult to use practically.
Pluspunten: Cognos Analytics has really great capabilities. There is so much that you can do with the framework if you know what you're doing. Good security features. Good for enterprise level reporting.
Minpunten: If you're hoping this will replace a dedicated reporting team or IT team, it will not. The ease of use depends on several factors and be SURE that you have an experienced team built the framework. No support whatsoever from Cognos themselves for end users, and they take a long time to get back to us on issues. The new visualizations can be clunky, especially maps. They are unusable for detailed maps. Scheduling features slow down the system considerably.
Beoordeeld op 6-9-2019
Invaluable Business Intelligence
Opmerkingen: Data is extremely vital to any organization and the ability to generate useful reports and dashboards on demand across multiple sources is invaluable.
Pluspunten: Scheduling reports, configuring prompt pages on reports for users to run a standardized report with custom filters are both fantastic features that I used hundreds of times across all reporting.
Minpunten: Report building was intuitive for a power user but average users found it overwhelming. This just meant a bit more training from my department.
Beoordeeld op 29-3-2018
This report writer is linked to our accounting software.
Pluspunten: You can write your own reports and pull out the data you need from our accounting software. You have the ability to create advanced reports and format in multiple ways.
Minpunten: Sometimes the fields that are in Cognos do not match exactly or have different names from the actual software so it is a guess at what field you are pulling. The report studio portion is advanced report writing and in order to create these reports it is recommended to have additional training in order to make reports be beneficial for your company.
Beoordeeld op 28-11-2018
Powerful, Reliable, Expensive
I've been working with IBM Cognos since version 8.4
I like this product and see how IBM is improving it.
It's been a long on the market.
It's offered by IBM
It has a great integration with many databases
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
Beoordeeld op 23-8-2019
valuable yet expensive
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.
Beoordeeld op 1-9-2018
Cognos pulls meaning out of any data
Opmerkingen: It gives big data meaning and helps us answer business question so we can make smart decisions and provide relevant and cleanly formatted data to our customers.
Pluspunten: It is straight-forward and feature-rich. We have combined dozens and dozens of queries into a single report without any issue before, so it has that advantage over most of the alternative solutions.
Minpunten: The version of Cognos we are running currently makes it difficult to pinpoint the bottle-neck of certain reports.
Beoordeeld op 26-2-2018
I feel Cognos is the best BI Product that I have come across.
Opmerkingen: Data Analytics, Dashboards, Complex KPI reports, Event studio objects
Pluspunten: Very structured, Reporting features are very good and we can make use of various functions, Event studio tool is the most powerful.
Minpunten: I wish if natural language feature is added to Cognos. When it comes to the calculated fields we need to write functions in Cognos, but if IBM Cognos can make built in functions like Microsoft power BI then that would be awesome. High pricing is another factor.
Beoordeeld op 8-6-2018
Powerful tool for the good analysis of your data. can get quick information for quick decisions
Pluspunten: Cognos is a very effective BI tool. you can create customized reports without having a very technical background ... It can be easily integrated with several data sources in a simple and consistent way and I find the interface to extract data on demand or send scheduled reports (Report Planner) excellent. good user experience with the drag and drop. . . versatility of the Live API to postgres, sql server and oracle databases. We use Cognos to deliver operational reports to all production units and great and very well presented reports and productivity indicators to senior managers
Minpunten: It is a very powerful tool but not as easy to understand quickly as other tools on the market for the same price .. The learning curve is broad. The initial configuration is not easy, the dashboard function does not have many options. Installation can also be a complicated issue and may require vendor support
Beoordeeld op 7-1-2019
A self-service analytics platform that is able to fulfill almost all BI needs
Handles all BI products very well, including but not limited to self-served reporting structure, reports, cubes, dashboards, and scorecards.
Project deployment and duplication are easy and quick.
User administration could be very time-consuming and we use a third-party tool (which is not free of charge).
Product upgrade is not simple enough and has to be planned and conducted with extra caution.
Beoordeeld op 14-2-2019
Good Tool for Data Reporting
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.
Beoordeeld op 3-7-2018
Great Reporting tool for your datawarehousing need
Pluspunten: Cognos tool suite is perfect for your enterprise needs, with different tool available for different user level. The tool can handle all the reporting needs (charts, table, list, crosstab). With the addition of active reports and Cognos mobile it makes a complete solution
Minpunten: Enhancement of geographical reporting, current available option for Maps are very limited and should be extended.
Beoordeeld op 11-9-2019
Complete Package for your Analytical Solution
Opmerkingen: It is good software but requires a learning curve
Pluspunten: The best thing about this software is that it is a complete package for your BI Solution. The software is good for Standard Reporting as well as Adhoc Reporting. The new Analytics software has dashboarding as well as storytelling.
Minpunten: Too Many client tools for the same purpose Like Transformer, FM, Dynamic Query Analyser, Data Manager and Decision Stream. Maintenance is the biggest thing.
Beoordeeld op 16-9-2019
Reviewing IBM Cognos Analytics
Opmerkingen: I have a pretty decent experience with cognos with some of the new inbuilt features but there is always a scope of improvement
Pluspunten: I love the fact that Cognos Analytics is so flexible as we deal with a lot of reports which needs to be emailed to the higher authorities as and when they run. Cognos has this inbuild feature, where it can also write the reports to the internal file system. This helps us to keep a track of the recipients of the reports.
Minpunten: The Cognos 10 version was a little laid back on the visualization side as it did not had much interactive visuals available for reporting. But they have overcome it in Cognos 11 version.
Beoordeeld op 15-4-2019
Pluspunten: I love cognos. I can run any report, any time... past/present/future. So many options. Love the ability to create shortcuts to the reports I use on a daily basis as well. Quick & easy to use.
Minpunten: The only thing I don't like is the reports don't always give a good description before running them.
Beoordeeld op 5-4-2018
I recommended this SW of BI to a company that had several departments to connect and collab together
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
Beoordeeld op 7-6-2017
Cognos is a very easy to use application for most areas of the business's finances
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.
Beoordeeld op 6-2-2018
Relatively bland, but very effective for gathering data, especially when away from the office.
Opmerkingen: It's a really nice tool for storing and accessing files on the cloud. It is simple to use, and it allows the user to edit at a very basic level. Overall, I am happy with the tool, and it is very helpful when staging data for a report or dashboard.
Pluspunten: The interface is very easy to use, reports can be built by simply dragging and dropping, and filtering can be done at a very granular level directly from a data source.
Minpunten: It's really bland. The GUI (if you can even call it one) looks like an old site map or archive. Also, it does not run particularly fast, and processing power will not speed up a poor internet connection.
Beoordeeld op 12-10-2017
Opmerkingen: helpfully to seeing analytics. I am engineering in mining operation company in Mongolian
Pluspunten: Its all of my majority. Planners are always analyzed in daily productions. Good design, dashboard, pivot tables. That's all i need analyse data and prepare to reports
Beoordeeld op 15-1-2019
IBM Cognos 11 Analytics, the easy and reliable BI Tool
Pluspunten: Reliability, easy of use, complete set of functions, integration with other web tools, security and maintenance
Minpunten: The price is not for small companies, the implementation of the whole functions always requires an expert
Beoordeeld op 13-6-2018
Cognos is it!
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!!