Barry MorrisBI Cognos Expert at a tech services company
Martin ZwarthoedFreelance Database Specialist at a tech services company
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"A drag-and-drop interface for selecting creating ad hoc reports makes this product very easy to use."
"The initial setup is quite straightforward."
"IBM Cognos offers tools so that you can design and develop your own test queries and reporting solutions."
"IBM Cognos improves the effectiveness of the sales team."
"The product is a very good reporting tool and is very flexible. It allows for the users to get a scheduled report."
"This solution allows you to input a wide range of file formats."
"This solution has simplified getting to and understanding our data, no matter where it is housed."
"This is a very cool application with endless options of creativity and visuals."
"The language support is very good."
"Our Qlikview applications help us to get a good idea of our Client Base Performance and assist us in the decision making for Seasonal Specials. On the other hand QlikView helps us to get a grasp on our Suppliers and helps us to negotiate pricing with them."
"The user interface and dashboards are very good."
"Easy to analyze data by click-through."
"On the positive side, QlikView's scripting is a great asset as it functions as an ETL."
"They were lacking in the initial phases of development in the area of big data, and they still need to improve that aspect of the product."
"The AI-based features could be further enhanced by the solution."
"The performance is a bottleneck and something that can be improved."
"In terms of what could be improved, I would say, monitoring, monitoring, monitoring. Some improvements in monitoring would be helpful. I'd like to see more monitoring of specific reports and fields. The way the auditing is now is very limited, so I'd like to see more of that - of the monitoring."
"The solution seems to slow down the servers."
"It would be nice to offer free online training on the tool for end-users."
"This solution would be improved with the inclusion of a feature that would allow us to add a common library of (our) commands used in load scripts and expressions, so with a keyword, we would get a drop down to select the command we are looking for, as opposed to the generic help."
"I really wish the application was easier to use in the development phase."
"There is no automation or drag and drop functionality."
"It would be nice if QlikView could be plugged in into the company's website or an online portal such as QlikSense is capable of. There are ways around but it takes enormous time to develop."
"The solution is quite costly."
"The user interface is old."
"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."
"Pricing should be improved."
"The pricing of this product is meant for medium to large-scale enterprises."
"It is my understanding that the cost is very low. It's not very expensive."
"The setup costs for QlikView are fair as are the yearly maintenance fees. The licensing becomes a bit more expensive and requires some planning for onboarding."
Guillermo (Bill) CabiroDirector of Development at Strat-Wise Consulting
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.
IBM Cognos is ranked 6th in Reporting Tools with 6 reviews while QlikView is ranked 7th in Reporting Tools with 7 reviews. IBM Cognos is rated 8.4, while QlikView is rated 8.6. 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 QlikView writes "Provides good functionality and a range of reporting to customers". IBM Cognos is most compared with Tableau, Microsoft BI, Qlik Sense, Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services and SQL Server, whereas QlikView is most compared with Tableau, Microsoft BI, Alteryx, Splunk and MicroStrategy. See our IBM Cognos vs. QlikView report.
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