IBM Cognos vs. SAP Crystal Reports

As of February 2019, IBM Cognos is ranked 5th in Reporting Tools with 42 reviews vs SAP Crystal Reports which is ranked 7th in Reporting Tools with 15 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 SAP Crystal Reports writes "Since we have Crystal Reports viewers available for our customers to use, they don't need to purchase the product, but can run the reports that we build for them". IBM Cognos is most compared with Tableau, Microsoft BI and Oracle OBIEE. SAP Crystal Reports is most compared with TIBCO Jaspersoft, Microsoft BI and SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform. See our IBM Cognos vs. SAP Crystal Reports report.
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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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5th
out of 40 in Reporting Tools
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37,111
Comparisons
10,845
Reviews
43
Followers
655
Avg. Rating
8.1
7th
out of 40 in Reporting Tools
Views
15,839
Comparisons
4,939
Reviews
15
Followers
543
Avg. Rating
8.4
Top Comparisons
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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 Firm7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Pharma/Biotech Company21%
Financial Services Firm20%
University9%
Retailer8%
REVIEWERS
Healthcare Company24%
Financial Services Firm14%
Software R&D Company10%
University7%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business27%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise53%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business29%
Midsize Enterprise11%
Large Enterprise59%
REVIEWERS
Small Business28%
Midsize Enterprise33%
Large Enterprise40%
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