IBM Cognos Review

Query subjects sorting in a model are absent

What is most valuable?

FM – though it lacks some of the previous version's features: dimensional and sorting.

How has it helped my organization?

We're thinking about a different product.

What needs improvement?

There are a number of things, but I would start with just a few...

Framework Manager:

  1. Query subjects sorting in a model are absent.
  2. DMR model in FM is currently decommissioned, but basically needed.
  3. Cubes – requires my time to explain, but cannot work properly with a big dimensions.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've used this solution for three years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?


What do I think about the scalability of the solution?


How are customer service and technical support?


Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Not applicable.

How was the initial setup?

Some issues, though not many.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Not matching the product quality.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Started working with what was used by the organization.

What other advice do I have?

If you choose a Cognos product, be aware to wait until at least the second or third fixpack appears.

Which version of this solution are you currently using?

**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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