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Cognos, Cognos Analytics, IBM Cognos AnalyticsPentaho, Kettle, Hitachi Pentaho Business 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.

Pentaho is an open source business intelligence company that provides a wide range of tools to help their customers better manage their businesses. These tools include data integration software, mining tools, dashboard applications, online analytical processing options, and more.

Pentaho has two product categories: There is the standard enterprise version. This is the product that comes directly from Pentaho itself with all of the benefits, features, and programs that come along with a paid application such us analysis services, dashboard design, and interactive reporting.

The alternative is an open source version, which the public is permitted to add to and tweak the product. This solution has its advantages, aside from the fact that it is free, in that there are many more people working on the project to improve its quality and breadth of functionality.

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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. Cargo 2000 Lufthansa, Marketo, ModCloth, Cardiac Science, Telefonica, ExactTarget, Active Broadband Networks, and Brussels Airport.
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Large Enterprise54%
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IBM Cognos is ranked 7th in Reporting Tools with 6 reviews while Pentaho Business Analytics is ranked 9th in Reporting Tools with 1 review. IBM Cognos is rated 7.6, while Pentaho Business Analytics 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 Pentaho Business Analytics writes "Pentaho is best fit for small and medium enterprises where the quantity of data and the workload are not critical". IBM Cognos is most compared with Tableau, Microsoft BI, Qlik Sense, Oracle OBIEE and QlikView, whereas Pentaho Business Analytics is most compared with Knowage, Microsoft BI, Alteryx, Tableau and TIBCO Jaspersoft.

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