Domo vs. IBM Cognos

As of February 2019, Domo is ranked 16th in Business Intelligence (BI) Tools with 7 reviews vs IBM Cognos which is ranked 6th in Business Intelligence (BI) Tools with 42 reviews. The top reviewer of Domo writes "Changed the way we built software - we were able to leave all the business intelligence and reporting out of it and use Domo for that". The top reviewer of IBM Cognos writes "We can distribute interactive reports. Simple tweaks to some of the tools would increase productivity and development. ". Domo is most compared with Tableau, Microsoft BI and QlikView. IBM Cognos is most compared with Tableau, Microsoft BI and Oracle OBIEE. See our Domo vs. IBM Cognos report.
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Domo has a lot of connections using APIs where you can use data from different databases, such as NoSQLs, SQL databases, and other connections. These connections exist to obtain data and transform whatever that you want.I mostly see it as an ETL which has many system connectors. It does a good job of ETL.The fact that you can add any data source is valuable. The entire data handling suite they have, all the apps, etc., is pretty amazing. One of the key things, not being a techie or a data-warehouse guy, is that you can connect data sources, and do all kinds of pretty amazing things.The best thing is that the data storage is pretty much free. I can store as much data as I want, from different sources.The ETL tools they have in Redshift are pretty awesome... I can work in Redshift to get the data from AWS and work in Redshift, in Domo, to create Transforms and the data structure we need...Using the "cards" which function as preconfigured reports or views. I use many of them simultaneously on an organized page, with filters that allow me to see high-level information as well as subsets across the dataset, in a few clicks. Many Excel-challenged users love to use this product for its simplicity.

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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.​Mapbox integration for geospatial analytics down to longitude/latitude layers.

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If your ETL runs more than 24 hours, it always fails because we are logging a lot of historical data, and there is a restriction on the amount of data (in rows) that you can run. The technical support has not found a solution for this yet.Their STK is not up to date and you can't access it on their website. They have a private STK to access resources in Domo.I would like to be able to drill down more when there is a particular area where there is a problem. I don't clearly see that in Domo at the moment.Their organization or client service didn't always keep up... They took on more and more clients and the processes slowed down a little bit.They could use more charts. They have had a very limited number of charts we can use. I believe, now, there are somewhere around 30 of them, but they could definitely use some more options.I would also like to see improvements to their drag and drop Magic ETL tool. You can drag and drop your ETL tool, but it doesn't really work for a large amount of data. It struggles with that. In a real-world application, where you're working with 30 million rows or 100 million rows, it takes a bit longer to process the data. If you do it in the Redshift ETL tool, using your own code, it's much faster.The preconfigured apps need to be more relevant to allow one, out of the box, to load data in order to use pre-set reports/views.

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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.Chart quality: many other competitors have charts and graphics that look much better and that provide dynamic effects. Cognos doesn't.

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We are making money from Domo, and all our clients are happy with the information that they receive from it.They've built an "app economy." Some of them are really expensive, so they're not for startups and smaller companies. They're more like enterprise tools. We couldn't afford some of them, because they were so crazy expensive. But if I was working for a bank, insurance company, or some bigger corporation then, for sure, you could justify those prices... It was silly expensive back then and it probably still is, or even more expensive.I believe that the investment in Domo was worthwhile because it allowed for the organization to jump in quickly, with little training. There are different plans available based on the requirements.

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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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Also Known As
cordaCognos, Cognos Analytics
Domo’s Business Cloud is the world’s first open, self-service platform to run your entire organization. The Business Cloud brings together the data, the people, and the insights business users need to deliver a big picture view of what’s happening in your business so you can answer your most pressing business questions and optimize performance in real time. And with a native mobile experience, the insights you need to make data-driven decisions are right at your fingertips—wherever you happen to be.

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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
Capco, SABMiller, Stance, eBay, Sage North America, Goodwill Industries of Central Indiana, Telus, The Cliffs, OGIO International Inc., and many more! 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
Financial Services Firm20%
Healthcare Company10%
Energy/Utilities Company10%
Financial Services Firm37%
Marketing Services Firm9%
Energy/Utilities Company9%
Healthcare Company9%
Software R&D Company9%
Financial Services Firm7%
Pharma/Biotech Company21%
Financial Services Firm19%
Company Size
Small Business44%
Midsize Enterprise31%
Large Enterprise25%
Small Business35%
Midsize Enterprise7%
Large Enterprise57%
Small Business27%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise53%
Small Business29%
Midsize Enterprise11%
Large Enterprise59%
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