Compare IBM Cognos vs. SAP Crystal Reports

IBM Cognos is ranked 6th in Reporting Tools with 11 reviews while SAP Crystal Reports is ranked 15th in Reporting Tools with 2 reviews. IBM Cognos is rated 8.0, while SAP Crystal Reports is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of IBM Cognos writes "Flexibility: It offers a variety of technical solutions to better satisfy each customer’s needs and scenarios". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SAP Crystal Reports writes "You can get past any challenge fairly easily". IBM Cognos is most compared with Tableau, Microsoft BI and Oracle OBIEE, whereas SAP Crystal Reports is most compared with TIBCO Jaspersoft, Tableau and Microsoft BI.
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6th
out of 41 in Reporting Tools
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16,583
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12,570
Reviews
11
Average Words per Review
343
Avg. Rating
8.0
15th
out of 41 in Reporting Tools
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5,259
Comparisons
4,111
Reviews
2
Average Words per Review
138
Avg. Rating
8.0
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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.

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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.City of Buenos Aires, ASR Group, Citrix, EarlySense, Usha International Limited, Automotive Resources International (ARI), LivePerson, Coelba (Grupo Neoenergia), RZD Russian Railways, National Basketball Association - NBA, TALLY WEiJL, El Machetazo, Young Heroes, Mozzart, Mitsui Knowledge Industry (MKI) , Surgutneftegas Open Joint Stock Company, The VELUX Group, AOK Bundesverband, AL-KO KOBER GROUP
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
University11%
Healthcare Company9%
Software R&D Company9%
Financial Services Firm9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company24%
Financial Services Firm13%
Government8%
Manufacturing Company8%
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Healthcare Company23%
Financial Services Firm13%
Software R&D Company10%
University7%
Company Size
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Small Business27%
Midsize Enterprise19%
Large Enterprise54%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business22%
Midsize Enterprise6%
Large Enterprise72%
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Small Business29%
Midsize Enterprise31%
Large Enterprise40%
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