"IBM Cognos improves the effectiveness of the sales team."
"IBM Cognos offers tools so that you can design and develop your own test queries and reporting solutions."
"Security administration tools are powerful and flexible."
"The comprehensiveness or broadness of the software functions or business intelligence functions that it provides is valuable. It is also quite easy to use and user-friendly."
"The product is a very good reporting tool and is very flexible. It allows for the users to get a scheduled report."
"I have worked on the features like dashboards and stories, and I do like them a lot."
"The most valuable features of IBM Cognos are governance and enterprise reporting."
"The initial setup is quite straightforward."
"The feature that I like most is the drag and drop capability."
"The high cost of a license makes it hard to scale up on a budget."
"They were lacking in the initial phases of development in the area of big data, and they still need to improve that aspect of the product."
"Tableau and Power BI are faster than Cognos."
"The AI-based features could be further enhanced by the solution."
"I would like to have predictive and forecasting capabilities in Cognos. It's one thing to do reporting, and another thing to easily predict or forecast certain data points, which is very important for all the clients."
"The performance is a bottleneck and something that can be improved."
"I would like to see is more easy building, movement in the reports, and dashboard functionality within reporting. Overall more simple elements within reports. If the elements are simple then you don't have to render a full page, but you can move separate parts in the page."
"It would be nice to offer free online training on the tool for end-users."
"I would like to see better support for big data."
Cognos Software is IBM's Business Intelligence and Performance Management solution, offering BI, strategy management, financial performance, and data analytics applications. Cognos caters to all levels in an organization with products designed for individuals, workgroups, departments, mid-size companies, and big enterprises.
IBM Cognos is ranked 5th in Reporting Tools with 11 reviews while TIBCO Jaspersoft is ranked 16th in Reporting Tools with 1 review. IBM Cognos is rated 8.2, while TIBCO Jaspersoft is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of IBM Cognos writes "Stable product but low ease of use and time-consuming support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of TIBCO Jaspersoft writes "Easy to use with helpful drag and drop capability, but data cleansing features need to be added". IBM Cognos is most compared with Tableau, Microsoft BI, Qlik Sense, Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services and Oracle OBIEE, whereas TIBCO Jaspersoft is most compared with Microsoft BI, Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services, SAP Crystal Reports, Tableau and Pentaho Business Analytics.
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