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IBM Cognos Valuable Features

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.

IBM Cognos is a very big solution, and it is similar to other large solutions, such as SAP and Oracle, everything is in one solution and one platform. It's very easy to use from one to the other.

The new data module makes life much easier when you combine it with very complex modules. You can build and combine things very quickly if you need to. You can keep the main organizational data structure and then you can combine it with specific external usage. It's very practical at that level.

It is very important for large organizations to have a secure solution, and this solution is secure. I trust IBM a lot. Having the full web organization structure and organization local modules, you are about to do small operations quickly.

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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

Due to the way our product is designed, it has not been possible for us to use Cognos because of one of their issues. When we upgraded to Cognos 11, there was an issue with this version and we are not able to use the dynamic query mode. So essentially, we've not been able to use the dashboards and other kinds of reports in Cognos 11.

In terms of Cognos 11, we primarily upgraded due to the support for Cognos 7 going away. I have worked on the features like dashboards and stories, and I do like them a lot. We haven't been able to use them recently. Most of the reports we've used are upgraded versions of legacy reports.

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IBM Cognos
June 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

Cognos has a drag-and-drop interface for selecting packages to use in creating their own ad hoc reports and this makes it very easy to use. A second thing that is valuable is the way that it allows you to customize the security.  

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Barry Morris - PeerSpot reviewer
BI Cognos Expert at Pilmark LTD

IBM Cognos' feature that I have found most valuable is its ability to create very complex reports which are not available in other tools.

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FS
RPA Architect & RPA Product Owner at Francisco Sosa

It's quite easy to use.  

The tool has a group of algorithms that allows you to find links rapidly.

It is also very easy to create link charts and analytics quickly.

This solution allows you to input a wide range of file formats. We don't have any kind of issues with this product.

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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. 

We can receive automated reports as well. They are easy to schedule on a weekly or monthly basis.

It is very fast. I mean in means of report output, it's very fast compared to the actual clients involved.

We implemented it on the web. Before that, there was a separate request that needed to be raised for a report to be issued. We needed to fetch items and it took time. Now, according to their requirement, users can schedule their own reports. They get a URL they can access. They have a GUI on the Netcool page and they can access the data using this Cognos report. 

The solution is pretty easy to install. The documentation on offer is very good and it's very instructive.

The user interface is very nice. IBM Netcool interface is the same, and we can implement the same Netcool web GUI on a web page. Within the Netcool servers, we can integrate this tool to give users access to the environment.

The integration and configuration capabilities are very good.

The solution is very simple while also being quite robust and scalable. 

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Hardik  Parashar - PeerSpot reviewer
Associate Data Engineer at Digit Insurance

In Cognos, we use is the auto-mail functionality. 

The dashboards are great.

Our team, the BI team, has implemented Qlik as well, and currently, we are using Qlik for visualization. It allows for many visual reports.

For smaller reports, the summary works well.

The initial setup is very straightforward. 

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PZ
Director at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees

The most valuable features of IBM Cognos are governance and enterprise reporting.

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SA
Manager - Metrics & Analytics at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees

The most valuable features are the AI-based questions.

The storyboarding and storytelling features of Cognos Enterprise are both very good.

The solution offers excellent dashboard creation capabilities. I use this extensively.

The initial setup is quite straightforward.

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Partha-DWBI Analytics Expert - PeerSpot reviewer
Principal Co-founder at Enterprise BIDI Solutions

IBM Cognos offers tools so that you can design and develop your own test queries and reporting solutions. You have Report Studio and Analytics Studio, where they have different tools for designing reports. These include report templates and comping up with canned reports.

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HB
Director at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees

We are able to generate quality reports easily which allows us to decrease response time.

it avoids wasting time in repetitive actions such as monthly, quarterly and annual activity reports

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EL
Owner at a consultancy with 1-10 employees

The storytelling feature is most valuable because it has a more explanatory approach which is really convenient for building up monthly reports with some context. 

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Miroslav Kosecek - PeerSpot reviewer
Consultant at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees

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.

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MM
Lead Technical Consultant at Perficient

Cognos' most valuable features are the bundled studios, simple UI, and advanced features like the ability to create data modules.

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PC
Associate at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees

Cognos includes a framework manager concept that allows you to build a framework model. Once you've built the model, you have to release the package and then it's available for reporting.

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RG
Head of Data Architecture at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees

The three IBM Cognos features I find the most valuable are Dynamic Cubes, PowerPlay, and Watson. 

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Carlos Mardinotto Junior - PeerSpot reviewer
BI Expert at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees

It's very fast to access and the security administration is great. You can assign many roles to users. 

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Buyer's Guide
IBM Cognos
June 2022
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