IBM Cognos Controller Overview

IBM Cognos Controller is the #6 ranked solution in our list of top Financial Close Software. It is most often compared to SAP Business Planning and Consolidation: IBM Cognos Controller vs SAP Business Planning and Consolidation

What is IBM Cognos Controller?

IBM Cognos Controller supports the close, consolidation and reporting process with the agility and affordability of a cloud-based solution. It enables finance teams to automate and accelerate the financial close with minimal IT support. It also helps finance teams deliver financial results, create informative financial and management reports and provide the chief financial officer (CFO) with an enterprise view of key financial ratios and metrics.

IBM Cognos Controller Customers

Emirates National Oil Company

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Project Manager at a recruiting/HR firm with 10,001+ employees
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We can create a subset out of one report itself but the interface needs improvement

What is our primary use case?

We use it for our daily scheduled reports.

Pros and Cons

  • "If there's already a scheduled report and we want a subset of that report, that can also be created. So we do not have to schedule a new report or create a new subscription for that. At this rate, we can create a subset out of one report itself."
  • "IBM should work on a little flexibility and user-friendliness, in the current interface. It looks very rigid and hard to read. We need to give flexibility to the user in the current situation."

What other advice do I have?

It is a good tool. You don't get much more out of Cognos than what it is marketed for. We need to have tutorials. If a user is training or they go online and try to see what we are looking at and all, we get a lot of material. That material should be on the tool somewhere. There's no formal training that happens in the organization for Cognos. There should be some kind of documentation on Cognos itself, which can help users to move within the Cognos and try to evaluate and use a couple of features that are there. In the next release, I would like to see reports on the go. We need to pull in…