Adaptive Insights vs. IBM Cognos

As of June 2019, Adaptive Insights is ranked 9th in Reporting Tools with 12 reviews vs IBM Cognos which is ranked 8th in Reporting Tools with 17 reviews. The top reviewer of Adaptive Insights writes "It's a source of truth for all of our budget and forecast versions". The top reviewer of IBM Cognos writes "Framework Manager allows you to build relationships between physical database tables. Transformer works extremely well". Adaptive Insights is most compared with Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud, Oracle Hyperion and Host Analytics. IBM Cognos is most compared with Tableau, Microsoft BI and Oracle OBIEE. See our Adaptive Insights vs. IBM Cognos report.
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Find out what your peers are saying about Adaptive Insights vs. IBM Cognos and other solutions. Updated: May 2019.
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Pros
Forecasting changes that instantly flow through all financial statements.Reports are allowed to be edited for aesthetic purposes, which is lacking in a lot of other dashboard tools.The integration with our payroll system to complete staff modeling during our budget and forecast processes.The biggest feature is the source of truth for all of our budget and forecast versions.We utilize planning on a daily basis, therefore we find it to be the most valuable product for our organization.Changes to corporate structure, account codes are updated in all versions including prior years, hence "one-version of truth" as claimed.Automated reporting.

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The most valuable features are Report Development (Functionality) and Information Distribution (Flexibility).For planning, forecasting, in-boxing, modeling in general and for predicting numbers and doing work analysis, they are excellent.A positive feature is Report Studio, where we create beautiful, complex reports.The most valuable feature is developing reports from different data sources, making it a reliable data source.It's enabled us to report directly from our main application systems. We're removing islands of data and we're removing inefficiencies, where people or small divisions had their own store of information.Using custom controls, it is possible to extend the application with even more functionality and make the application intuitive and attractive.Self-service is possible through the use of dashboards, which are also very intuitive. Stories can be used to pin snapshots, tell the story for meetings, etc.Integration with Office can enable the 'download' mode of storytelling.​

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Cons
Their customer support team is slow to respond and not extremely confident.The upload feature exists, but isn't terribly useful.Being able to drill down when using OfficeConnect needs work.Users continue to become more advanced and are looking for more advanced solutions.We tried Discovery and OfficeConnect at one point and found them too cumbersome, at the time.Discovery (the data visualization module): Needs to catch up with BI leaders, such as MS and Tableau. E.g., sorting by amounts in column charts and page slicers to control all visuals.Better user interface (UI).

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This product could use improvement in terms of usability for those with less technical know how.The charts and graphics are weak.We need more predictive analytical functions, not only diagnostic or decryptic analytics.One thing that we really want is the ability to have data portrayed on an image. Cognos is not able to do it at the moment, and that's becoming a requirement from the business side: having an image and then plotting your dataset on top of the image as a map.I think the GIS pieces maybe not as good as we would like.Extending features on dashboards so it becomes a real dashboard building application, not only a data exploration tool.Extending dynamic cubes aggregate awareness with calculated measures.One key area for improvement is the need to improve the self-service nature and functionality of the product in terms of visual analytics.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
Ensure that you have the proper pricing plan in place.Prior to purchasing licenses, make sure you understand which users will only need planning and which users will need both planning and OfficeConnect.Everything is negotiable, but this solution is low cost compared to others.Licensing seems to be worth the cost considering the efficiency Adaptive brings.

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IBM Cognos offers competitive pricing similar to other BI vendors in the market.The pricing and licensing policies are comparatively cheaper than other products in the market .There is need to assess the purchase license accordingly so as to avoid audit penalties.

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9th
out of 41 in Reporting Tools
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4,317
Comparisons
2,075
Reviews
12
Average Words per Review
289
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8th
out of 41 in Reporting Tools
Views
40,744
Comparisons
11,890
Reviews
17
Average Words per Review
397
Avg. Rating
8.1
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Also Known As
Adaptive Planning, Adaptive Discovery Cognos, Cognos Analytics
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Adaptive Insights
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Overview

Adaptive Insights is powering a new generation of business planning. Driving business agility in a fast-moving world, our Business Planning Cloud helps teams to collaborate, gain insights, and make smarter decisions faster. Powerful modeling for any size organization, yet so easy for everybody who plans.

The Adaptive Insights Business Planning Cloud enables a comprehensive set of cloud-based software solutions supported by a powerful, in-memory technology platform that enables functional and company-wide business planning and built-in analytics. Today, we offer Adaptive Insights for Finance and Adaptive Insights for Sales, purpose-built solutions that allow those closest to the business to plan.

Our software is easy, powerful, and fast, and enables a process we call active planning. More than 3,700 organizations across 50-plus countries trust Adaptive Insights.

Cognos Software is IBM's Business Intelligence and Performance Management solution, offering BI, strategy management, financial performance, and data analytics applications. Cognos caters to all levels in an organization with products designed for individuals, workgroups, departments, mid-size companies, and big enterprises.

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Sample Customers
AdChemy, Alternative Futures Group, Blackline, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Boston Scientific, Cafe Soluble, CompaeÍa Cervecera de Nicaragua, CollabNet, CORT Business Services More than 23,000 leading organizations across multiple industries use Cognos. Some examples of Cognos customers include BMW Financial Services, Quinte Health Care, Troy Corporation, Michigan State University, and GKN Land System.
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Non Profit29%
Non Tech Company14%
Mining And Metals Company14%
Maritime Company14%
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University11%
Healthcare Company9%
Software R&D Company9%
Financial Services Firm9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Pharma/Biotech Company23%
Financial Services Firm20%
Government8%
Manufacturing Company7%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business31%
Midsize Enterprise38%
Large Enterprise31%
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Small Business27%
Midsize Enterprise19%
Large Enterprise53%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business34%
Midsize Enterprise8%
Large Enterprise58%
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