IBM Cognos Competitors and Alternatives
Read reviews of IBM Cognos competitors and alternatives
Review of Tableau
May 03 2018
What is most valuable?It's the ease of use, the quick deployment from developing it and then moving it on to our servers. It's much faster than our Cognos deployment. It is also a self-service tool so it decreases the… more»
How has it helped my organization?In the long run, things should be faster to deployment, to production, than they used to be before. It's the speed of getting results, based on what the user actually requires. Before it was a very… more»
What needs improvement?I think they have just come out with a tool called Prep, which we just heard about today. It was something that was missing, a little data preparation type of tool. I believe it is an ETL tool but… more»
Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?The switch was driven by the end-user level. We discovered that people were actually getting the self-service tool without us really being aware of it. Once we found out that they were using it, we… more»
What other advice do I have?My advice would be that you should consider Tableau. Certainly, for visualization-type projects, it would definitely be one of the products to look at, and I would recommend it at this time. Because… more»
Which other solutions did I evaluate?In our case, people were already using Tableau. There are other groups within our company that are using other types of tools like MicroStrategy, and we already had BusinessObjects and Cognos here… more»
Review of Information Builders
Nov 09 2018
Allows decision makers to harness the power of data to make strategic decisions that will advance the goals and objectives of the organization.
What is most valuable?The features that I have found the most helpful is the WebFOCUS portal and InfoAssist. The portal allows users to display information in multiple containers that when… more»
How has it helped my organization?Information Builders allows decision makers to harness the power of data to make strategic decisions that will advance the goals and objectives of the organization… more»
What needs improvement?The service levels are remarkable. The products are great as well. Information Builders should create a way to create predictive models without having to be a… more»
What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?The cost is reasonable, the initial setup can be complicated, so FastTrack is suggested.
Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?We have used Cognos which can be complicated for casual users.
What other advice do I have?
Which other solutions did I evaluate?We've considered Cognos and Tableau.
Mar 05 2018
What is most valuable?Agility in dashboard creation and evaluating statistics with simple models.
How has it helped my organization?Quick deployment to dashboards and analytics features (using SAS Visual Statistics and Enterprise Guide). Easy to create a simple forecast and discover business insights using segmentation tools.
What needs improvement?* Connectivity with other data origins * Visualization is poor * Create KPIs directly
What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?Compare pricing online with other vendors; licensing type is simple.
Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?QlikView and Qlik Sense, IBM Cognos suite.
Which other solutions did I evaluate?Qlik, IBM Cognos, MicroStrategy, and others.
Review of Google
Aug 15 2019