Compare Birst vs. IBM Cognos

Birst is ranked 19th in Reporting Tools while IBM Cognos is ranked 8th in Reporting Tools with 7 reviews. Birst is rated 0, while IBM Cognos is rated 8.2. On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM Cognos writes "Allows us to develop reports from different data sources, increasing reliability of the data". Birst is most compared with Microsoft BI, Tableau and IBM Planning Analytics, whereas IBM Cognos is most compared with Tableau, Microsoft BI and Qlik Sense.
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19th
out of 45 in Reporting Tools
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1,915
Comparisons
1,129
Reviews
0
Average Words per Review
0
Avg. Rating
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8th
out of 45 in Reporting Tools
Views
17,783
Comparisons
13,494
Reviews
7
Average Words per Review
282
Avg. Rating
8.1
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Also Known As
Cognos, Cognos Analytics
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Overview

Birst Networked BI and Analytics eliminates information silos. Decentralized users can augment the enterprise data model virtually, as opposed to physically, without compromising data governance.

A unified semantic layer maintains common definitions and key metrics.
Birst’s two-tier architecture aligns back-end sources with line-of-business or local data. Birst’s Automated Data Refinement extracts data from any source into a unified semantic layer. Users are enabled with self-service analytics through executive dashboards, reporting, visual discovery, mobile tools, and predictive analytics. Birst Open Client Interface also offers integration with Tableau, Excel and R.

Birst goes to market in two primary ways: as a direct sale, for enterprises using Birst on internal data to manage their business; and embedded, for companies who offer analytic products, by embedding and white-labeling Birst capabilities into their products.

Birst’s is packaged in 3 available formats: Platform and per-user fee; by Department or Business Unit; by end-customer (for embedded scenarios).

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
Citrix Systems, Jive Software, SunnyD, Toshiba Medical Systems, Cisco OpenDNS, RB, Sunny D, Vertafore 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
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Healthcare Company25%
Retailer17%
Comms Service Provider8%
Recruiting/Hr Firm8%
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University11%
Financial Services Firm9%
Healthcare Company9%
Software R&D Company9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company31%
Financial Services Firm9%
Government8%
Insurance Company7%
Company Size
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Small Business14%
Midsize Enterprise33%
Large Enterprise52%
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Small Business27%
Midsize Enterprise19%
Large Enterprise54%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business9%
Midsize Enterprise9%
Large Enterprise82%
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