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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.""It's more expensive than similar solutions like Tableau and Power BI."

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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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Also Known As
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.

Oracle Essbase is an OLAP (Online Analytical Processing) Server that provides an environment for deploying pre-packaged applications or developing custom analytic and enterprise performance management applications.
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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.
CHU de Rennes, Bellco Credit Union, Akindo Sushiro Co. Ltd, Deutsche Telekom AG, Samarco MineraÊo S.A., PCCW Ltd., QDQ media S.A.U., Boiron Italia, Specialized Bicycle Components Inc., Akindo Sushiro Co. Ltd., Air Canada, Daelim Industrial Co. Ltd.
Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm12%
Computer Software Company10%
Healthcare Company9%
Insurance Company7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company26%
Comms Service Provider14%
Financial Services Firm11%
Government6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company32%
Financial Services Firm10%
Comms Service Provider9%
Retailer6%
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Small Business27%
Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise56%
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IBM Cognos is ranked 8th in Business Intelligence (BI) Tools with 9 reviews while Oracle Essbase is ranked 3rd in Database Development and Management with 1 review. IBM Cognos is rated 8.4, while Oracle Essbase is rated 9.0. 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, the top reviewer of Oracle Essbase writes "Everybody uses it for financial purposes, but it can also be used for other analytic purposes, such as mathematical models, statistical models, and so on". IBM Cognos is most compared with Tableau, Microsoft BI, Qlik Sense, Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services and Looker, whereas Oracle Essbase is most compared with Microsoft BI, SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform, Tableau, Oracle OBIEE and IBM Planning Analytics.

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