IBM Cognos Reviews

4.0 out of 5 stars
 (64)
A7e426d5 39dd 46da 97bf c912fe236157 avatar
Real User
Cognos BI Developer at a construction company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Mar 08 2017

What is most valuable?

* Ability to produce reporting solutions which are accessible on other devices (iPads, iPhones and Android). * Ability to distribute interactive reports (Active Reports) to over 1400 recipients. It became too difficult to create reports on a... more»

How has it helped my organization?

* Active Reports: More detailed data is available to sales reps and management. The reports are configured for the rep/manager role with a focus on their own territory/market data. The reports are delivered to email, so there is no difficult... more»

What needs improvement?

When bursting a low volume report using a burst key, I would like the ability to copy myself on the reports. The Carbon Copy variables to control formatting. * Ability to ‘scroll lock’ in Report Studio: You create a list within a block and... more»
3f945b50 7eb9 4372 803e cb6044ad254f avatar?1441945035
Consultant
Principal Consultant at a tech services company with 201-500 employees

What is most valuable?

* I love the new user interface! Finally, Cognos BI has a new face. * New handling of JavaScript. * Story board. * Dashboarding with combined shared and local data. * Backwards compatibility.

How has it helped my organization?

Our client was very unhappy with the v10 and earlier UX. They wanted something "sexy". Our UX team came up with a very pleasing design mock-up of the dashboards using Marvel. Also, the tool UX is more more easily customised in this version.

What needs improvement?

IBM has stated that Cognos Analytics 11 will include RAVE2/D3 charting support by the end of the year. I am using v11.0.4 and it is not included. V11.0.4 is the latest release TMK. IBM has stated that Cognos Analytics 11 will include a... more»
Business intelligence tools report from it central station 2018 02 17 thumbnail
Find out what your peers are saying about IBM, Tableau, Microsoft and others in Business Intelligence Tools.
253,234 professionals have used our research since 2012.
E692343f bb12 48ce 8ff0 dc5c124864c8 avatar
Real User
Cognos Solutions Architect at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Jun 27 2017

What is most valuable?

Cognos Analytics, or CA for short, is an enterprise level reporting platform. At the most basic level you can use it to build reports. But taking a broader look allows you to see that it covers a vast amount of ground through many different... more»

How has it helped my organization?

As a consultant, I've had the pleasure of working with a very wide range of clients with very specific needs. So far, Cognos has not failed to meet their needs, and surpass their expectations. The beautiful thing about Cognos is its... more»

What needs improvement?

As with all products, I have run into bugs; some severe enough to derail the project until IBM provided a patch. IBM Support can be slow at times, but they can usually deliver in a timely manner. Fortunately, show-stopping bugs are few and... more»
D204434f 8150 495c a2e3 c7cdf8d495fe avatar
Real User
Senior BI Architect at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Mar 21 2017

What is most valuable?

Cognos contains many components that make up the entire Cognos suite. The starting point is the meta data designer, which is Framework Manager. Framework manager allows you to pull in database tables from any type of database, this is... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We developed sophisticated reports in the fundraising area, which pulls in data from many different databases and presents graphs, charts and summary financial information over any time period that the person wants to see. This set of reports... more»

What needs improvement?

Right now, we are in the midst of implementing a brand new version of Cognos, named Cognos Analytics. This version is very, very different from prior versions. We are finding ‘undocumented features’ on a daily basis and reporting issues to... more»
A6ef27dc fbdc 430a ac8f 7cbf172934eb avatar?1436196205
Real User
BI Engineer at a media company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Apr 20 2017

What is most valuable?

The jobstreams and the ways SQL-scripts can be effectively organized behind icons.

How has it helped my organization?

* It gave the organization a better insight in the quality of the data, which in many ways was poor. * It gave the call center the possibility to monitor its effectiveness and efficiency a lot better.

What needs improvement?

* The Cognos Data Manager is very datamart/Kimball oriented, and it should be made more flexible, so that it can be used for architectures like Inmon’s or a data vault. * Some of its components are not very stable (for instance the lookups).... more»
See 59 more reviews

Articles

User Assessments By Topic About IBM Cognos

Business intelligence tools report from it central station 2018 02 17 thumbnail
Find out what your peers are saying about IBM, Tableau, Microsoft and others in Business Intelligence Tools.
253,234 professionals have used our research since 2012.

IBM Cognos Projects By Members

Check out these projects from our community members.
Customer care
Customer Care Project
Challenge As one of North America’s largest degree-granting institutions for business, technology, healthcare and... more»
Big data
Completed conversion of Changepoint reporting from Report Designer
Completed conversion of Changepoint reporting from Report Designer to COGNOS Report Studio: This project involved... more»

IBM Cognos Consultants


Request a call with one of our top consultants and experts in IBM Cognos. (Add me to this list.)
Cmardinotto li?1414329782
1,554

2
TOP 5POPULAR
20+ year IT Industry ERP and BI. Management Consulting and Perform Implementation Business Intelligence, Data Warehouses, Cognos TM1, Data Mart and ETL architect. Projects and Manager PMO conducting of IT in Business Intelligence and Balanced Scorecard (Strategic Management Methodologie), acting... more>>
3f945b50 7eb9 4372 803e cb6044ad254f avatar?1441945035
2,501
Principal Consultant
I love data. I love to categorise it, manipulate it, study it, and share it. Data Warehousing is how I satisfy this love and Business Intelligence is how I show it to others. Any type of data - music, words, pictures, numbers, ... Specialties: Data modeling, data architecture, ETL, Cognos... more>>
64b4e0e2 908c 471f 92f9 fdffee79a598 avatar
12
Manon tremblay li?1414331218
572
TOP 20
Consultant IT
27 years on a IT dept for a manufacturing company and I have started my own company in 2014.
Giancarlo cordova menacho li?1416747380
823
TOP 20
Bachiller de la facultad de Ingeniería de Sistemas e Informática de la Universidad Nacional Mayor San Marcos, perteneciente al quinto superior, con experiencia de más de 1 años en el área de inteligencia de negocios, con sentido de responsabilidad, capacidad de rápido aprendizaje, con buen manejo... more>>
D339ec6f fba6 4d28 88ce 690700344cc9 avatar
93
TOP 20
Senior Consultant
• Business Intelligence (BI) professional responsible for developing standardized reporting, guided/self-service and interactive visual analytics applications for various client projects; • Delivers comprehensive business analytics and enterprise-wide information management solutions for... more>>
980e3f1c 45b3 45d0 a7e6 1de57c719b73 avatar
219
TOP 20
Founder, Owner and CEO
705182a1 db14 4997 849e 260a8805438f avatar
205
Muhammed eissa avatar 1433675236?1433675234
1,734
POPULAR
I am addicted to learn new technologies, sharing knowledge and finding new ideas to implement and share with my team. I always have passion to learn and find new solutions that meet business needs and boost the performance of the business life cycle. I am seeking to know tips and tricks of... more>>

What is IBM Cognos?

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.

Also known as
Cognos, Cognos Analytics
IBM Cognos 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.

Vendor 7400 screenshot 1514653938
BUYER'S GUIDE
Not sure which Business Intelligence Tools solution is right for you?

Download our free Business Intelligence Tools Report and find out what your peers are saying about IBM, Tableau, Microsoft, and more!
Business intelligence tools report from it central station 2018 02 17 thumbnail

Sign Up with Email