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"Pricing should be improved.""The pricing of this product is meant for medium to large-scale enterprises.""It is my understanding that the cost is very low. It's not very expensive.""Cognos is super expensive compared to Tableau ($70/month) and Power BI ($20/month) — I think Cognos is roughly $200 a month.""It is quite pricy. I think Microsoft BI is cheaper. Tableau might also be cheaper, but it also depends on the usage. If you have very many users, Cognos can be a problem. It could be cheaper than Tableau but not for so many users. If you have a few thousand users, Tableau, which is generally quite expensive, can be cheaper than Cognos."

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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… more »
Top Answer: The product is a very good reporting tool and is very flexible. It allows for the users to get a scheduled report.
Top Answer: As we get new requirements, we need to see if they fit into Cognos. As of right now, it fits our needs, however, that can change. We've had issues in the past that the solution is still working to… more »
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Cognos, Cognos Analytics, IBM Cognos Analytics
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Overview

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.

WebFOCUS is a strategic enterprise business intelligence (BI) and analytics platform that enables any executive, manager, analyst, employee, partner, or customer to execute smarter business from trusted data. The platform includes cutting-edge capabilities that provide organizations with everything they need to turn data into insight, and insight into impact.

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Sample Customers
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.
Ace Hardware, AutoZone, Fred Hutch, MasterCard, OFS Brands, PostFinance, Real D, Yellow Pages, ABC Financial, AcuSport, BBVA, Babcock
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm12%
Computer Software Company10%
Healthcare Company9%
University7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company26%
Comms Service Provider14%
Financial Services Firm11%
Government6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company22%
Comms Service Provider13%
Insurance Company11%
Financial Services Firm11%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business27%
Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise56%
REVIEWERS
Small Business30%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise50%
Find out what your peers are saying about IBM Cognos vs. Information Builders WebFOCUS and other solutions. Updated: March 2020.
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IBM Cognos is ranked 8th in Business Intelligence (BI) Tools with 8 reviews while Information Builders WebFOCUS is ranked 7th in Predictive Analytics. IBM Cognos is rated 8.4, while Information Builders WebFOCUS is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of IBM Cognos writes "View all the numbers through one single platform to make business decisions, but pay for the privilege". On the other hand, IBM Cognos is most compared with Tableau, Microsoft BI, Qlik Sense, Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services and Oracle OBIEE, whereas Information Builders WebFOCUS is most compared with Tableau, Microsoft BI, TIBCO Spotfire, TIBCO Jaspersoft and Alteryx. See our IBM Cognos vs. Information Builders WebFOCUS report.

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