IBM Cognos Review
Connects to data sources to create business decision reports.

Valuable Features

The solution connects to all data sources easily. There is an express and an enterprise version.

Improvements to My Organization

As a consultant, I build complete business decision reports with Cognos.

Room for Improvement

For the current dashboard, it would be nice to have a better layout and more functions.

Use of Solution

We have been using this solution for fifteen years.

Stability Issues

Each product that I have worked with has bugs, and Cognos is no exception. There will be new releases that will fix these bugs.

Scalability Issues

Scalability is fine. I never came across any major issues

Customer Service and Technical Support

IBM has a complete knowledge base and support setup.

Initial Setup

The installation was straightforward.

Pricing, Setup Cost and Licensing

Pricing and licensing have many forms and possibilities. Take a good look at the number of users and the profiles needed. This will increase or decrease the price accordingly.

Other Solutions Considered

I worked with several BI products. The choice depends on the business size and preferences.

Other Advice

Check all BI products, such as Microsoft, Oracle, and Cognos. Check the pros and cons before making the choice.

Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: As consultants, our firm is a partner of IBM

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