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I is good alternative for tableau or power BI.
The cons are summarized in IBM customer support, ist very poor (the resolution time and customer services).
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The best BI Product so far
Commentaires : It was the greatest experience we have with a BI tool. We really loved it.
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.
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.
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New age and Traditional BI tool
Commentaires : 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.
Cognos 11 comes with all the latest features expected in a BI tool, the graph generations and story buildings as well as predictions.
Interactive pdf is not available for reports. Can be difficult to implement without admin support for end users.
Agrxis Review on IBM Cognos Analytics
Commentaires : My experience with IBM Cognos Analytics has been great. I have used the platform and discovered it to be exceptionally robust and user-friendly. I can navigate and access the many features and functionalities with ease because to the user-friendly UI. The excellent reporting and analytics tools allow me to easily derive insightful conclusions from my data. The platform's powerful collaboration tools have also significantly increased our team's effectiveness and productivity. IBM's customer service has been outstanding, with quick responses and useful advice whenever needed. In general, IBM Cognos Analytics has changed the game for our company by enabling us to make data-driven decisions that are both effective and efficient. Anyone in need of a complete and dependable analytics solution should definitely consider it.
In my experience using IBM Cognos Analytics, I discovered a number of features that I genuinely valued. One of the features I enjoyed the most was how capable and thorough the reporting was. I was able to show data in a relevant and interesting way thanks to the software, which offered a variety of possibilities for designing visually appealing and interactive reports. The customization and flexibility features in IBM Cognos Analytics were very appealing to me. I was able to add my own branding and layouts to reports and dashboards to match my own business demands. The capability to smoothly link to diverse data sources was another noteworthy feature. I was able to access and analyze a variety of datasets with ease because to IBM Cognos Analytics' support for integration with various databases and file types. Additionally, the software offered robust collaboration and sharing features, enabling me to collaborate with team members and stakeholders efficiently.
In my experience with IBM Cognos Analytics, there were a few aspects that I found challenging and could be improved upon. One of the areas that I liked least was the learning curve associated with the software. It took some time and effort to become familiar with the platform and its features. The complexity of certain functionalities and the lack of intuitive user interfaces made it a bit difficult for me to navigate and utilize the tool effectively at first.
Cognos - A good Enterprise Reporting Tool
I used Cognos as an analytical tool by linking our ERP (Microsoft Dynamic NAV) to it. All the financial data would be mapped & a lot of customized reports were taken out like Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA). The user interface is pretty good. The CUBEs are little confusing but once you get the grip they work very well. The ability to drill down the reports to very basic level is a plus point
A little tough to learn & customize. It's a little slow when dealing with a medium amount of data.
Easily integrating with most of the ERPs, very good for customizing reports, very detailed reporting
Tough to learn & not many resources available, you will get the value of the money invested in it only if you are able to get the most out of it
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Professional dataviz tool which ensures a unique experience to expertsor first-time business users
Commentaires : 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.
The quick learning curve which turns every intuition into a positive experience
The story telling capabilities are not seamless enough and consume too much efforts to be reach the desired effect.
Commentaires : it is a great software depends on the the organisation ability to set up and master its capabilities
Capabilities of this software is far reaching and varied and it depends on the organisation ability to use it to their advantage.
the support from the consultant was great but costly.
One Of The Best Self-service BI Software
Commentaires : one of the best complete solution for delivering insights from data at enterprise level
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.
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.
Cognos - Fantastic In Some Areas; Lags In Others
Commentaires : 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.
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.
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.
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
Cognos is sophisticated BI application for large enterprises
Commentaires : 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.
- 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;
- very sensitive in implementation; - requiring significant resources in order to maintain and support; - too expensive for mid-size companies;
My Review of IBM Cognos Analytics
Commentaires : 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.
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.
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.
valuable yet expensive
Commentaires : 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.
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.
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.
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.
Great Reporting tool for your datawarehousing need
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
Enhancement of geographical reporting, current available option for Maps are very limited and should be extended.
Reviewing IBM Cognos Analytics
Commentaires : I have a pretty decent experience with cognos with some of the new inbuilt features but there is always a scope of improvement
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.
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.
Almost unworkable product
Commentaires : A reporting framework that can be used to access back end data.
Unfortunately, there is not much to write in this section. The only possible "pro" in all cases would be the flexibility offered in the product as far as setting up the framework. Other than that, not much to like.
User interface was slow and clumsy. The user experience was not smooth at all. There was no ease of use whatsoever. The retrieval times from the back end were even worse. We had to retrofit an existing n-tier system to use the reporting side of this software and it was a disaster. There is no way I would recommend to anyone to purchase this system.
Cognos is it!
Cognos has such great data available and we use it through our HRIS - it has changed the way we report out on data
The only hard thing is getting used to the reporting, but once you learn then it is smooth sailing!!
I had used the IBM Cognod Sales Compensation tool while working a global high tech company. It took a while to learn the system but once you figure it out then it was easy to use and configure the plans.
The only issue I had at the time was the very long time it would take to run a calculations. Average was an hour.
Tons of Features, very powerful, not for a novice
Commentaires : I have been very pleased with it since getting over the giant hurdle that is learning how to do anything at all in the product.
It can handle enormous amounts of data and allows a user to create extremely complex data models from almost any number of disparate sources
Super complex and difficult to learn. The least intuitive software I have ever used, and the help documentation is pretty much useless.
One of the most recommended Software for Dashboarding
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.
It needs to upgrade a little bit to give features like Power BI
I am a BI developer
I like its functionality and different features. I also like the ease of use.
Cognos's support sometimes is not as it should be. The support should be quick and accurate, and Cognos should have more error details to track down the solution. The majority of time, the error doesn't provide meaningful info, so it is always difficulty to track down the solution.
Cognos has some good time based accounting features that allow you to go back and look at how much was booked and when.
Getting the Cognos reports to match up. Some reports update once a week others are daily. This makes it difficult to see how much is actually going to be spent. Having to pull multiple reports to get the information that is needed wastes time.
One of the best report generating tools
Commentaires : It is easy to generate reports. Customized dashboards can be created for quick and usage. On demand menus for access to full capabilities. Easy to use. It is a good product.
Easy to create report
Cognos is a great tool for reporting. The visuals are not awesome but there is a lot of customization you can do for reporting.
It can be difficult to learn at first. It is not as easy to pick up as Tabeau. Googling for solutions can be tough.
IBM Cognos Business Power
This software is very flexible and extensive enough to meet almost any of your needs. The reporting engine allows for complex queries and views that far surpass standard reporting methods.
While I was not involved in the purchase of the software it is my understanding the cost was a little high and this is not designed for novice users.