Compare IBM Cognos vs. Oracle Hyperion

IBM Cognos is ranked 8th in Business Intelligence (BI) Tools with 11 reviews while Oracle Hyperion is ranked 5th in Business Performance Management with 2 reviews. IBM Cognos is rated 8.0, while Oracle Hyperion is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of IBM Cognos writes "Flexibility: It offers a variety of technical solutions to better satisfy each customer’s needs and scenarios". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Oracle Hyperion writes "They're quick to add enhancements and adapt the tool to business requirements". IBM Cognos is most compared with Tableau, Microsoft BI and Oracle OBIEE, whereas Oracle Hyperion is most compared with IBM Cognos, Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud and Anaplan.
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Pros
The most valuable features are Report Development (Functionality) and Information Distribution (Flexibility).For planning, forecasting, in-boxing, modeling in general and for predicting numbers and doing work analysis, they are excellent.A positive feature is Report Studio, where we create beautiful, complex reports.The most valuable feature is developing reports from different data sources, making it a reliable data source.It's enabled us to report directly from our main application systems. We're removing islands of data and we're removing inefficiencies, where people or small divisions had their own store of information.Using custom controls, it is possible to extend the application with even more functionality and make the application intuitive and attractive.Self-service is possible through the use of dashboards, which are also very intuitive. Stories can be used to pin snapshots, tell the story for meetings, etc.Integration with Office can enable the 'download' mode of storytelling.​

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Oracle has an integrated solution for Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) and Hyperion. It keeps the two platforms opened up to each other.

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Cons
This product could use improvement in terms of usability for those with less technical know how.The charts and graphics are weak.We need more predictive analytical functions, not only diagnostic or decryptic analytics.One thing that we really want is the ability to have data portrayed on an image. Cognos is not able to do it at the moment, and that's becoming a requirement from the business side: having an image and then plotting your dataset on top of the image as a map.I think the GIS pieces maybe not as good as we would like.Extending features on dashboards so it becomes a real dashboard building application, not only a data exploration tool.Extending dynamic cubes aggregate awareness with calculated measures.One key area for improvement is the need to improve the self-service nature and functionality of the product in terms of visual analytics.

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Oracle EPM Cloud solutions have simplified the security model. Nevertheless, it would be better having a more differentiated security model.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
IBM Cognos offers competitive pricing similar to other BI vendors in the market.

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16,583
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12,570
Reviews
11
Average Words per Review
343
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8.0
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3,979
Comparisons
2,869
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2
Average Words per Review
163
Avg. Rating
8.5
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Also Known As
Cognos, Cognos AnalyticsHyperion
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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.

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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.ITNL, Aditya Birla Nuvo Ltd., Zaklady Farmaceutyczne Polpharma S.A., Daelim Industrial Co. Ltd., Barco N.V., SITA, McGregor Fashion Group B.V., PCCW Ltd.
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
University11%
Financial Services Firm9%
Healthcare Company9%
Software R&D Company9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company24%
Financial Services Firm13%
Government8%
Manufacturing Company8%
REVIEWERS
Healthcare Company20%
Consumer Goods10%
Manufacturing Company10%
Local Government10%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company30%
Media Company13%
Manufacturing Company8%
Healthcare Company6%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business27%
Midsize Enterprise19%
Large Enterprise54%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business22%
Midsize Enterprise6%
Large Enterprise72%
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Small Business29%
Midsize Enterprise10%
Large Enterprise62%
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