IBM Cognos vs. Oracle Hyperion

As of February 2019, IBM Cognos is ranked 6th in Business Intelligence (BI) Tools with 42 reviews vs Oracle Hyperion which is ranked 4th in Business Performance Management with 4 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 Oracle Hyperion writes "We are using it primarily for our budgeting analysis and to complete our whole budget cycle within the application. The Decision Package features needs improvements for business users". IBM Cognos is most compared with Tableau, Microsoft BI and Oracle OBIEE. Oracle Hyperion is most compared with Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud, IBM Cognos and Tagetik. See our IBM Cognos vs. Oracle Hyperion report.
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Pros
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.‚ÄčMapbox integration for geospatial analytics down to longitude/latitude layers.

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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
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.Chart quality: many other competitors have charts and graphics that look much better and that provide dynamic effects. Cognos doesn't.

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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.The pricing and licensing policies are comparatively cheaper than other products in the market .There is need to assess the purchase license accordingly so as to avoid audit penalties.

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37,111
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10,845
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43
Followers
655
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8.1
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7,281
Comparisons
2,603
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4
Followers
253
Avg. Rating
8.3
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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
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University11%
Software R&D Company9%
Healthcare Company9%
Financial Services Firm7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Pharma/Biotech Company21%
Financial Services Firm19%
University9%
Retailer8%
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Healthcare Company20%
Financial Services Firm10%
Renewables & Environment Company10%
Consumer Goods10%
Company Size
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Small Business27%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise53%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business29%
Midsize Enterprise11%
Large Enterprise59%
REVIEWERS
Small Business29%
Midsize Enterprise10%
Large Enterprise62%
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