IBM Cognos Valuable Features

Pietro Noli
Founder, Owner and CEO at a tech company with 51-200 employees
Flexibility: It offers a variety of technical solutions to better satisfy each customer’s needs and scenarios. IBM Cognos BI (version 10) is a suite of different modules for reporting and analysis: * Report Studio: This is the most powerful and sophisticated tool for professional reporting. * Workspace Advanced: A mid-powerful tool, to create reports of medium complexity. * Query Studio: An easy tool to quickly create ad-hoc queries (with a simple list, or crosstab, or chart). * Analysis Studio: A simple tool to create analysis (like pivot-tables in Excel). * Workspace: A very basic tool to build and show dashboards using other reports components. * Metric Studio: A tool to create scorecards showing trends for corporate KPI and metrics. * Event Studio: A tool that notifies the user of events happening in corporate data. Each of them is perfect for a specific need. For the metadata modeling activity, as well, Cognos offers several modeling tools: * Framework Manager: The most flexible and used tool for metadata modeling. * Transformer: The tool to create multi-dimensional cubes (MOLAP cubes). * Cube Designer: The tool to create dynamic cubes (ROLAP cubes). * Metric Designer: The tool to create data packages to be used by Metric Studio to create scorecards. Depending on how much data has to be analyzed (or other factors), the modeler will decide which modeling tool to use. View full review »
Lou Zunin
Senior Consultant with 501-1,000 employees
One of the strong suits of Cognos is its robust corporate reporting capability. Its flagship Report Studio component allows BI developers to transform data in many ways, create pixel perfect objects and standard reporting applications. View full review »
Developer at a aerospace/defense firm with 10,001+ employees
Developing reports from different data sources, making it a reliable data source. View full review »
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‎Manager BI Manufacturing at a paper AND forest products with 10,001+ employees
A positive feature is Report Studio, where we create beautiful, complex reports. View full review »
IT Manager Information Communication Technology with 501-1,000 employees
Reliability and strength of product. It's proven to be very robust. It's been great. View full review »
Dirk Brys
Senior Consultant
* Dynamic Cubes provide fast analytics through aggregate awareness querying on aggregate, fact tables. * Dashboards providing an easy interface to build interactive dashboards. * Watson Analytics suggests visualizations, which helps users to build visualizations for data exploration. * Mapbox integration for geospatial analytics down to longitude/latitude layers. * Interactive viewer enabling live interaction with standard reports, filtering, sorting, changing visualizations, etc. View full review »
Ayman Alshabani
Financial Performance Manager at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
We have found this solution evolve over the years, it is now very user-friendly. View full review »
Pål Risa Zachariassen
Manager / BI Architect with 11-50 employees
* The ability to build solutions that can be changed so that the solution is up to date. The possibility of integrating third parties through HTML and Java code in a supported way. * It's possible to add to the role management and security that can be maintained. View full review »
Sudha Mad
Sr. Director with 1-10 employees
The scheduling and reports. View full review »
Harmeet Singh
Senior Business Analyst - Reporting at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees
* Ability to connect to a number of databases * Framework manager modelling * Data modules * Building ad hoc reports from CSV files. View full review »
Wolfram Eulberg
Senior Data Warehouse Consultant
The most valuable features are Report Development (Functionality) and Information Distribution (Flexibility). View full review »
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