IBM Cognos Other Solutions Considered

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Business Analytics Coach at a software R&D company with 51-200 employees
As an IBM premier selling partner, we constantly review other products. There are a number of fine products available; however, IBM has hit a home run with IBM Cognos Analytics. view full review »
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BI Expert at Business Intelligence / DW Consultant / Scrum
Yes, we should always be looking at other solutions in the market and competitors, it is mandatory, like TCO analysis. view full review »
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Principal Consultant at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Before choosing this product, I did not evaluate other options. view full review »
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BI Architect/Cognos Solution Architect/ETL Design Architect at a media company with 201-500 employees
Started working with what was used by the organization. view full review »
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Senior Cognos Analyst Developer at a engineering company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We looked at Microsoft SSRS. But on look and feel, it didn’t give us that professional outlook. view full review »
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Business Intelligence Specialist at a tech consulting company with 501-1,000 employees
We evaluated Tableau and SAP BI/BO. view full review »
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BI Cognos Developer II at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I am not aware of any other evaluated solutions. view full review »
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Cognos Consultant (Contract) at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
When I've been involved with a software selection, the contenders were BusinessObjects, Cognos, and Oracle. Cognos won due to its broad coverage of features and solutions that it covers as well as the product maturity. view full review »
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Business Technology Associate Consultant at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
I have never been involved in the decision making for selecting reporting tools. I have been on the report development side using Cognos for multiple clients. view full review »
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Business Intelligence Specialist / Information - Business Analyst / Cognos BI Specialist at a local government with 1,001-5,000 employees
I worked with several BI products. The choice depends on the business size and preferences. view full review »
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Analytics Specialist at a legal firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Before choosing this product, I also evaluated SQL Server Reporting Services, Tableau, and QlikView. view full review »
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Cognos BI Developer at a construction company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We evaluated OBIEE and QlikView to the best of my knowledge. view full review »
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Continuous Auditing Manager at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Depending on one’s needs, I would push for Tableau more than this solution. view full review »
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Sr Cognos Developer at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We evaluated other options, such as Tableau. view full review »
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Associate Consultant at a university with 501-1,000 employees
We looked at other solutions, namely SAP and TIBCO Spotfire. view full review »
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Cognos - BI Consultant / Tech Lead at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We looked into Business Objects, Actuate, and Microsoft SSRS. view full review »
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Technical Lead Consultant at a tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I did not evaluate any other options prior to choosing this product. view full review »
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Senior Consultant at a tech consulting company with 501-1,000 employees
Many organizations are using a hybrid of BI solutions and there are many products/solutions on the market today. I encourage my customers to evaluate different products. Based on their business/project needs, they can then choose the best solution that fits their criteria and culture. view full review »
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Business Intelligence Consultant at a construction company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I am not aware of any other evaluated solutions. view full review »
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Cognos BI Architect/ Developer at a real estate/law firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
I don't know if the company evaluated other options. They were already using the product before I joined. view full review »
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Data Strategist at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
We evaluated Qlik, Tableau, Microsoft BI. view full review »
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Business Reporting Engineer (Contracter) at a aerospace/defense firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
I have rolled into it by starting BI within Cognos. view full review »
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Data Warehouse Manager at a university with 10,001+ employees
We evaluated Oracle OBIEE and Jaspersoft. view full review »
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Solutions Architect at a pharma/biotech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We have often reviewed the BI landscape. For Enterprise BI, we have looked at Cognos, SAP Business Objects and MicroStrategy. These tools are very similar and leapfrog each other with each release. Newer tools such as QlikView, Tableau, and Spotfire have gained momentum and taken market share from the enterprise BI vendors. You need to analyze your needs and determine whether an enterprise BI suite is right for you, or if you need multiple tools for different capabilities. view full review »
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Manager, Business Intelligence at a aerospace/defense firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
IBM Cognos was part of the ERP bundle that we purchased. Cognos was part of the package and was sold through an IBM partner. view full review »
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Group Reporting Manager at a pharma/biotech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I understand HFM and SAP BPC were also considered before choosing this product. Cost and the relative sophistication of the user community played a big role on choosing Controller. view full review »
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Managing Partner at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
I led a large vendor selection process at a former company around 13 years ago where I had 10 vendors come in and do a product demonstration based on our business requirements and from there, I was able to narrow the field down to Information Builders and SAP BusinessObjects. For the flexibility, self-service capabilities, and in-memory OLAP functionality, Cognos was the clear winner for us. view full review »
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Prinicipal Software Engineer at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
Before choosing this product, I also evaluated Qlik and PowerBI. view full review »
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Managing Partner, Lead Business Intelligence Consultant at a tech consulting company with 501-1,000 employees
I always advise to use the right product to your specific needs, and evaluate some other options as well. Cognos BI can be a good fit for you in one case, but it might not be the best solution in another one. view full review »
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Project Leader at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Before choosing this product, we did not evaluate other options. However, we did evaluate a few others recently for some other requirements. We figured out that MicroStrategy is also at par (or even on a bit higher side in some features), but considering the tradeoff between the features, price and effort to migrate, we felt it is better to go with Cognos. view full review »
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Sales Specialist at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Before choosing this product, I did not evaluate other options. view full review »
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Business Analytics Cognos Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
I'm a Cognos consultant. I work using only this solution. view full review »
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Business System Analyst at a Consumer Goods with 1,001-5,000 employees
I wasn’t at my company when they chose it, but I think it might be beneficial to re-evaluate the options. view full review »
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MIS & Development Manager at a insurance company with 501-1,000 employees
Before choosing this product, we looked at SAP BusinessObjects, OBIEE, Pentaho, Jaspersoft and QlikView; all in 2010. view full review »
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Senior Manager of IT at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
Before choosing this product, we did not evaluate other options. view full review »
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Partner, CTO, CBIP, BI Solutions Arhitect at a tech vendor with 11-50 employees
QlikView and Oracle OBIEE were tested. view full review »
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Head of Business Analytics, Operations at a aerospace/defense firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
We have had PoCs regarding QlikView, SAS Visual Statistics, Tableau, etc. view full review »
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Sr Programmer Analyst at a energy/utilities company with 501-1,000 employees
It was already in place when I was hired, but I had already have seen various products, such as OBIEE, Crystal, MicroStrategy, Qlik, etc. Each has their own strengths and weaknesses. view full review »
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Associate Director at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Before choosing this product, we evaluated Tableau, SAP BOBJ, Qlik, and OBIEE. view full review »
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Senior Development Manager - Innovation - ERP Protheus at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
Before choosing this product, we evaluated MicroStrategy and SQL Analysis Services. view full review »
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Sr Consultant at a tech company with 501-1,000 employees
Before choosing this product, we also evaluated OBIEE and SAP Crystal Reports. view full review »
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Senior BI Architect at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Cognos was already installed here when I was hired. The university hired me for my experience. view full review »
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Cognos & OBIEE Business Intelligence Consultant at a pharma/biotech company with 51-200 employees
I use both solutions IBM Cognos and Oracle BIEE. I use either of them, depending on the business needs. view full review »
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Cognos Consultant at a software R&D company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Before choosing this product, I did not evaluate other options. view full review »
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IBM Cognos Instructor and Consultant at a tech company with 51-200 employees
Before choosing this product, I did not evaluate other options. view full review »
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Senior Technical Consultant - Analytics at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
I didn't make the decision to choose this product. view full review »
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Senior Business Intelligence Consultant at Aspen Associates
We tried Microsoft’s offerings but found them not as full featured as Cognos. view full review »
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Senior Consultant - IBM SPM Cognos Solution Specialist at a software R&D company with 51-200 employees
Callidus is usually this product’s competitor. view full review »
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Principal Consultant at a tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We certainly looked at other BI products such as SAP BusinessObjects, OBIEE, Oracle Discoverer, WebFOCUS, Argos, and MicroStrategy but Cognos was our unanimous choice. view full review »

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