IBM Cognos Review

We previously used Hyperion and SQL Reporting Services however we moved to Cognos because we need an integrated solution

For how long have you used this product?
- 12 Years

Which features of this product are most valuable to you?
- Quick query ability

Can you give an example of how this product has improved the way your organization functions?
- We use it against our enterprise data warehouse for enterprise views of data and material flow

What areas of this product have room for improvement?
- Visualization

Did you encounter any issues with deployment, stability or scalability?
- Scalability only due to source data issues

Did you previously use a different solution and if so, why did you switch?
- Hyperion and SQL Reporting Services. We need an integrated solution.

Before choosing this product, did you evaluate other options? If so, which ones?
- Essbase, Oracle, SAP

How would you rate the level of customer service and technical support?
- Very Good

Was the initial setup straightforward or complex? In what ways?
- Setup for such a complex tool is always difficult

Did you implement through a vendor team or an in-house one? If through a vendor team, how would you rate their level of expertise?
- We used an outside vendor. Good, but needed some more technical understanding

What is your ROI on this product?
- 3-5 years

What was your original setup cost for this product and what is your day-to-day cost of using this product?
- 2 Million to implement. Not sure

What advice would you give to others looking into implementing this product?
- Do your homework on configuration and server architecture

**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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author avatarCarlos Mardinotto Junior (Business Intelligence | DW Consultant)
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The IBM Cognos Suite, its very corporative tools, web and clould , therfore you get easily to reach your goals.