Barry MorrisBI Cognos Expert at a tech services company
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"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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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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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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