Compare IBM Cognos vs. Oracle Hyperion

IBM Cognos is ranked 13th in Business Intelligence (BI) Tools with 9 reviews while Oracle Hyperion is ranked 4th in Business Performance Management with 2 reviews. IBM Cognos is rated 7.8, while Oracle Hyperion is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of IBM Cognos writes "Allows us to develop reports from different data sources, increasing reliability of the data". 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 Qlik Sense, whereas Oracle Hyperion is most compared with Anaplan, IBM Cognos and Adaptive Insights.
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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.‚Äč

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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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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.

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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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Also Known As
Cognos, Cognos AnalyticsHyperion

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
Financial Services Firm9%
Healthcare Company9%
Software R&D Company9%
Software R&D Company26%
Financial Services Firm11%
Insurance Company8%
Healthcare Company20%
Consumer Goods10%
Manufacturing Company10%
Local Government10%
Software R&D Company38%
Healthcare Company8%
Manufacturing Company8%
Media Company8%
Company Size
Small Business27%
Midsize Enterprise19%
Large Enterprise54%
Small Business9%
Midsize Enterprise10%
Large Enterprise81%
Small Business29%
Midsize Enterprise10%
Large Enterprise62%
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