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Pros
"This has improved our organization by allowing people to see their data and develop visualizations themselves."

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"The most valuable features are Report Development (Functionality) and Information Distribution (Flexibility).""A drag-and-drop interface for selecting creating ad hoc reports makes this product very easy to use.""The initial setup is quite straightforward.""IBM Cognos offers tools so that you can design and develop your own test queries and reporting solutions.""IBM Cognos improves the effectiveness of the sales team."

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Cons
"There is a significant degree of sophistication required to compete with Tableau or Cognos."

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"This product could use improvement in terms of usability for those with less technical know how.""They were lacking in the initial phases of development in the area of big data, and they still need to improve that aspect of the product.""The AI-based features could be further enhanced by the solution.""The performance is a bottleneck and something that can be improved.""In terms of what could be improved, I would say, monitoring, monitoring, monitoring. Some improvements in monitoring would be helpful. I'd like to see more monitoring of specific reports and fields. The way the auditing is now is very limited, so I'd like to see more of that - of the monitoring."

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"Pricing should be improved.""The pricing of this product is meant for medium to large-scale enterprises."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: Biggest concerns from our clients are how to visualize all reports into one dashboard. We use GDS to display necessary metrics from Google Analytics based on client's needs. We also use GDS to help… more »
Top Answer: It depends on the Data architecture and the complexity of your requirement. Some great tools in the market are Qlik sense, Power BI, OBIEE, Tableau etc. I have recently started using Cognos Enterprise… more »
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Data StudioCognos, Cognos Analytics, IBM Cognos Analytics
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Overview

Google Data Studio (beta) turns your data into informative dashboards and reports that are easy to read, easy to share, and fully customizable. Dashboarding allows you to tell great data stories to support better business decisions.

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
Genesys, Shueisha 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
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company23%
Comms Service Provider22%
Media Company9%
Retailer6%
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Computer Software Company11%
University10%
Healthcare Company10%
Financial Services Firm8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company32%
Comms Service Provider13%
Financial Services Firm7%
Government6%
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Small Business27%
Midsize Enterprise19%
Large Enterprise54%
Find out what your peers are saying about Tableau, Microsoft, Windward Studios and others in Reporting Tools. Updated: January 2021.
456,719 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Google Data Studio is ranked 10th in Reporting Tools with 1 review while IBM Cognos is ranked 7th in Reporting Tools with 5 reviews. Google Data Studio is rated 8.0, while IBM Cognos is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Google Data Studio writes "Easy to use and offers a plethora of query sources". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM Cognos writes "View all the numbers through one single platform to make business decisions, but pay for the privilege". Google Data Studio is most compared with Microsoft BI, Amazon QuickSight, Qlik Sense, Tableau and Oracle Analytics Cloud, whereas IBM Cognos is most compared with Tableau, Microsoft BI, Qlik Sense, Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services and Looker.

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