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