IBM Cognos vs Microsoft BI

IBM Cognos is ranked 5th in Business Intelligence Tools with 64 reviews vs Microsoft BI which is ranked 4th in Business Intelligence Tools with 17 reviews. The top reviewer of IBM Cognos writes "We can distribute interactive reports. Simple tweaks to some of the tools would increase productivity and development. ". The top reviewer of Microsoft BI writes "The ability to perform complex business modeling through DAX calculations stands out in a crowd". IBM Cognos is most compared with Tableau, Microsoft BI and SAP Crystal Reports. Microsoft BI is most compared with Tableau, Oracle OBIEE and QlikView. See our IBM Cognos vs Microsoft BI report.
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Comparisons
15,310
Reviews
64
Followers
1,732
Avg. Rating
8.0
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Comparisons
49,001
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17
Followers
4,092
Avg. Rating
7.4
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Also Known As
Also Known AsCognos, Cognos AnalyticsSSRS, SSAS, MSBI, MS BI, MS Reporting Services, Power BI, Microsoft BI Tools, Microsoft Big Data
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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.

Microsoft BI is a business intelligence solution that turns data into insightful and useful business information that is relevant to all levels of the business.

Microsoft BI combines familiar Microsoft tools - Office, SharePoint, and SQL server, with extra features for end-users, such as Power View and Power Pivot. This powerful product gives businesses a competitive advantage by allowing end-users to better analyze their data, collaborate and better present their data.

Sample Customers
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. Konica Minolta, Klout, Mahindra Satyam, The Weather Channel, Argus, Credit Suisse, NCR, and Sysmex.
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Top Industries
REVIEWERS
University
11%
Software R&D Company
9%
Insurance Company
9%
Financial Services Firm
7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm
30%
Energy/Utilities Company
6%
University
6%
Manufacturing Company
5%
REVIEWERS
Energy/Utilities Company
21%
Transportation Company
14%
Manufacturing Company
14%
Financial Services Firm
7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm
18%
Healthcare Company
7%
University
7%
Manufacturing Company
6%
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Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business
27%
Midsize Enterprise
20%
Large Enterprise
53%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business
14%
Midsize Enterprise
21%
Large Enterprise
65%
REVIEWERS
Small Business
50%
Midsize Enterprise
13%
Large Enterprise
38%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business
15%
Midsize Enterprise
29%
Large Enterprise
56%
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