IBM Cognos Pros and Cons
IBM Cognos Pros
Report Studio: This is the most powerful and sophisticated tool for professional reporting.View full review »
One of the strong suits of Cognos is its robust corporate reporting capability.View full review »
The most valuable feature is developing reports from different data sources, making it a reliable data source.View full review »
A positive feature is Report Studio, where we create beautiful, complex reports.View full review »
It's enabled us to report directly from our main application systems. We're removing islands of data and we're removing inefficiencies, where people or small divisions had their own store of information.View full review »
Using custom controls, it is possible to extend the application with even more functionality and make the application intuitive and attractive.
Self-service is possible through the use of dashboards, which are also very intuitive. Stories can be used to pin snapshots, tell the story for meetings, etc.
Integration with Office can enable the 'download' mode of storytelling.
Mapbox integration for geospatial analytics down to longitude/latitude layers.View full review »
For planning, forecasting, in-boxing, modeling in general and for predicting numbers and doing work analysis, they are excellent.View full review »
The most valuable features are Report Development (Functionality) and Information Distribution (Flexibility).View full review »
IBM Cognos Cons
Chart quality: many other competitors have charts and graphics that look much better and that provide dynamic effects. Cognos doesn't.View full review »
One key area for improvement is the need to improve the self-service nature and functionality of the product in terms of visual analytics.View full review »
One thing that we really want is the ability to have data portrayed on an image. Cognos is not able to do it at the moment, and that's becoming a requirement from the business side: having an image and then plotting your dataset on top of the image as a map.View full review »
We need more predictive analytical functions, not only diagnostic or decryptic analytics.View full review »
I think the GIS pieces maybe not as good as we would like.View full review »
Extending features on dashboards so it becomes a real dashboard building application, not only a data exploration tool.
Extending dynamic cubes aggregate awareness with calculated measures.View full review »
The charts and graphics are weak.View full review »
This product could use improvement in terms of usability for those with less technical know how.View full review »