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Pros
"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."

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"The feature that I like most is the drag and drop capability."

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Cons
"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."

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"I would like to see better support for big data."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Pricing should be improved."
  • "The pricing of this product is meant for medium to large-scale enterprises."
  • "It is my understanding that the cost is very low. It's not very expensive."
  • "Cognos is super expensive compared to Tableau ($70/month) and Power BI ($20/month) — I think Cognos is roughly $200 a month."
  • "It is quite pricy. I think Microsoft BI is cheaper. Tableau might also be cheaper, but it also depends on the usage. If you have very many users, Cognos can be a problem. It could be cheaper than Tableau but not for so many users. If you have a few thousand users, Tableau, which is generally quite expensive, can be cheaper than Cognos."
  • "It's more expensive than similar solutions like Tableau and Power BI."
  • "There is a standard license required to use this solution. There are some additional tools but I am not sure if they are an extra cost."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer: 
    It depends on the Data architecture and the complexity of your requirement. Some great tools in the market are Qlik Sense, Power BI, OBIEE, Tableau, etc. I have recently started using Cognos… more »
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    The product is a very good reporting tool and is very flexible. It allows for the users to get a scheduled report.
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    As we get new requirements, we need to see if they fit into Cognos. As of right now, it fits our needs, however, that can change. We've had issues in the past that the solution is still working to… more »
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    The best and open source (No cost involved) solution for all BI requirements is Jaspersoft Open Studio. Refer to rajeshsirsikar.com for more information.
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    Also Known As
    Cognos, Cognos Analytics, IBM Cognos Analytics
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    Overview

    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.

    JasperSoft is one of the most widely deployed business intelligence (BI) suites in the world, mostly due to its cost effectiveness. JasperSoft has an open-source codebase which allows it to be easily tailored to the needs of different clients, and big data reporting can be used with or without extract, transform,and load (ETL). It also possesses a pay-per-hour model, which can result in cost-savings if used correctly. JasperSoft has a number of pre-built templates for reporting to help make development of reports go quickly without the need for the end user to have IT experience. The dashboard features a drag-and-drop designer, which helps workers better visualize the data. It allows various kinds of data to be visualized including OLAP, relational, and other sources by using HTML5 to create interactive charts. JasperSoft also offers interactive maps and widgets for mobile devices, allowing for easy consumption of data when away from the desktop. The mobile devices also have customizable drag-and-drop dashboards. The columnar engine helps aggregate data, which speeds response times for enterprises that have to deal with large and complex data. The United States Marine Corps needed access to metrics in order to better run the Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune. These metrics included: scheduling the availability of operational resources, identifying risks associated with implementing IT changes, and data for ongoing root analysis. With the IT Service Management application through JasperSoft, the ability for the base to provide response to its user communities has been greatly enhanced. NOTE: Jaspersoft was acquired in April of 2014 by Tibco, makers of the BI solution, Spotfire. As of the most recent update to this page, seen in the date below this description, Jaspersoft is still supported and sold as a BI software solution. Compare JasperSoft with other business intelligence solutions using our Business Intelligence SmartAdvisor.
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    Sample Customers
    More than 23,000 leading organizations across multiple industries use Cognos. Some examples of Cognos customers include BMW Financial Services, Quinte Health Care, Troy Corporation, Michigan State University, and GKN Land System.
    Mosaic, Vander University, Telesoft, Entrust, Ericsson, BT, Groupon, John Hopkins, Puma
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    Insurance Company7%
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    Comms Service Provider15%
    Financial Services Firm11%
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    Large Enterprise58%
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    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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