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IBM Cognos Pros

Barry Morris - PeerSpot reviewer
BI Cognos Expert at Pilmark LTD
The most valuable feature of IBM Cognos is security. The solution has updated features that other competitors' solutions come out with long after IBM Cognos has had them.
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SusheelA - PeerSpot reviewer
Director - Metrics & Analytics with 5,001-10,000 employees
The correlation analysis is excellent. It's one of the best that I have used to date.
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SD
Sr. Data Warehouse Architect at a tech vendor with 10,001+ employees
I have worked on the features like dashboards and stories, and I do like them a lot.
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IBM Cognos
July 2022
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JB
Business Intelligence Data Warehouse Architect
Comparing IBM Cognos to other applications, once a person is trained on it or they have developed a skill set to operate the application, it is best in its category.
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HP
Senior Technical Coordinator - IM and BI at a healthcare company with 11-50 employees
A drag-and-drop interface for selecting creating ad hoc reports makes this product very easy to use.
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Barry Morris - PeerSpot reviewer
BI Cognos Expert at Pilmark LTD
IBM Cognos improves the effectiveness of the sales team.
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FS
RPA Architect & RPA Product Owner at Francisco Sosa
This solution allows you to input a wide range of file formats.
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PP
Senior Software Engineer at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
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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Paulius Bistrickis - PeerSpot reviewer
CFO at a consumer goods company with 1,001-5,000 employees
IBM Cognos is an excellent solution for tax, planning, budgeting, profit and loss statements and balance sheets.
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Hardik  Parashar - PeerSpot reviewer
Associate Data Engineer at Digit Insurance
The initial setup is very straightforward.
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IBM Cognos Cons

Barry Morris - PeerSpot reviewer
BI Cognos Expert at Pilmark LTD
There are some small features that are missing. It would be nice if the graphics were better. You can use external sources for charts, but it's quite complex to use and not easy to implement. If you want a new chart, you can download it from multiple tools and implement it into IBM Cognos.
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SusheelA - PeerSpot reviewer
Director - Metrics & Analytics with 5,001-10,000 employees
The data uploads that we do, such as Excel files, have a lot of restrictions. If we can make it a bit more user-friendly, allowing us to have more flexibility it would be a great help.
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SD
Sr. Data Warehouse Architect at a tech vendor with 10,001+ employees
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.
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Buyer's Guide
IBM Cognos
July 2022
Learn what your peers think about IBM Cognos. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: July 2022.
621,327 professionals have used our research since 2012.
JB
Business Intelligence Data Warehouse Architect
IBM Cognos's error messages seem to be a bit ambiguous. An error will be encountered and a message will be sent out very ambiguous and after investigating the error message it could be any number of issues. There was never a direct answer to the question or a direct answer to the error messages. Sometimes it would be a generic error message for 21 different solutions. It wasn't very specific, which required a lot of digging around and trial and error trying to fix the problem. The messaging in their error messaging is something needing improvement.
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HP
Senior Technical Coordinator - IM and BI at a healthcare company with 11-50 employees
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.
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Barry Morris - PeerSpot reviewer
BI Cognos Expert at Pilmark LTD
In terms of what could be improved, I would say, monitoring, monitoring, monitoring. Some improvements in monitoring would be helpful. I'd like to see more monitoring of specific reports and fields. The way the auditing is now is very limited, so I'd like to see more of that - of the monitoring.
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FS
RPA Architect & RPA Product Owner at Francisco Sosa
It would be nice to offer free online training on the tool for end-users.
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PP
Senior Software Engineer at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
The solution seems to slow down the servers.
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Paulius Bistrickis - PeerSpot reviewer
CFO at a consumer goods company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It would be good if the solution had conditional formatting.
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Hardik  Parashar - PeerSpot reviewer
Associate Data Engineer at Digit Insurance
They should provide improved visual reporting.
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Buyer's Guide
IBM Cognos
July 2022
Learn what your peers think about IBM Cognos. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: July 2022.
621,327 professionals have used our research since 2012.