IBM Cognos vs. QlikView

As of February 2019, IBM Cognos is ranked 6th in Business Intelligence (BI) Tools with 42 reviews vs QlikView which is ranked 4th in Business Intelligence (BI) Tools with 20 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 QlikView writes "Enables us to build complex models very quickly and helps with data visualization". IBM Cognos is most compared with Tableau, Microsoft BI and Oracle OBIEE. QlikView is most compared with Microsoft BI, Tableau and Oracle OBIEE. See our IBM Cognos vs. QlikView report.
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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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On the positive side, QlikView's scripting is a great asset as it functions as an ETL.It's pretty easy to deploy.The initial setup is not very complex.You can do a lot of things on the back end which are not possible in the other solutions on the market.I had the option to prepare data myself instead of always having to depend on the data team.Scripting as per a customer's need, which is a pretty cool feature and not available in other tools.The in-memory feature gives us better insight. It's also easy to drill down into the information and select information.Associative model - no more cubes.

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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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If a user wanted to see something not included in the application the new object had to be created by a power user or developer because Qlik view's scripting has somewhat of a learning curve.I would want them to have more options as a user. It would be nice for them to create their own dashboards and add fields.The pricing is high.It needs work with visualization.Needs improvement with UI transparency.More/newer visualisation components need to be added.Installation and deployment could be made easier and quicker.For me, it is important to have a mix, what is the "view" and what is the "sense", Qlik Sense. They have two tools, but for me it is important to have only one tool, which combines the functions that we have from one side and the other side.

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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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It is not very expensive. I think it it is on par with other similar products on the market.The pricing is too high compared to the other solutions on the market.Qlik is fairly high in terms of pricing.QlikView pricing and licensing is on the high side for a small sized company, but it's competitive among its peers.Pricing is a bit too high and I think licenses should be unlimited.

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Also Known As
Cognos, Cognos 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.

QlikView is a Business Intelligence tool that allows you to keep tabs on all of your business-related information in a clean, clear, and easy to access database that is intuitive to build and simple to navigate. It is ideal for business owners who wish to improve overall output by creating the most productive system possible.

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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. Canon, Gatorade, Amcor, Panasonic, Fila, Cambridge University Hospitals, Global Retail Bank, North Yorkshire Police department, Lanoo Group Publishers, and AonGroep Nederland.
Top Industries
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University11%
Healthcare Company9%
Software R&D Company9%
Financial Services Firm7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Pharma/Biotech Company21%
Financial Services Firm20%
University9%
Retailer8%
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Financial Services Firm19%
Manufacturing Company11%
Consumer Goods6%
Energy/Utilities Company6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm25%
Retailer7%
Comms Service Provider7%
University6%
Company Size
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Small Business27%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise53%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business29%
Midsize Enterprise11%
Large Enterprise59%
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Small Business36%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise43%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business17%
Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise65%
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