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IBM Cognos Review
Query subjects sorting in a model are absent


Valuable Features

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

Improvements to My Organization

We're thinking about a different product.

Room for 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.

Use of Solution

I've used this solution for three years. 

Stability Issues

Yes.

Scalability Issues

Yes.

Technical Support

Bad.

Previous Solutions

Not applicable. 

Initial Setup

Some issues, though not many.

Pricing, Setup Cost and Licensing

Not matching the product quality.

Other Solutions Considered

Started working with what was used by the organization.

Other Advice

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

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

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