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IBM Cognos Previous Solutions

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Business Analytics Coach at a software R&D company with 51-200 employees
I have always used Cognos BI products. view full review »
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BI Engineer at a media company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I started using Cognos Data Manager because the company I worked for already used it. To start with SSIS: * SSIS is a lot more flexible than the Cognos Data Manager. In the latter, the user is pushed into the direction of a Kimball datamart architecture (data marts, which in a later stage are to be integrated into a integrated solution). SSIS leaves a lot more room to the user to make his or her own decisions (and suffer the consequences of these) * The user interface is a lot more user friendly in SSIS, while Cognos Data Manager is somewhat outdated (but can in capable hands still be used very effectively) In comparison with large scripts in Oracle and SQL Server: * The Cognos Data Manager provides a comparison of large scripts for a real and substantial improvement. The icons and jobstreams provide a lot of structure, and are a lot easier to read and interpret than large scripts which can be hundreds of pages long * Functions like lookups are very nice, but not always enterily stable (which is a serious drawback in their use) * Combining Oracle and SQL Server databases with each other is a definite strong point of the Cognos Data Manager (although no longer a unique selling point) * The SQL-scripts are pasted behind the icons. It makes tracing errors and the logic of processes a lot easier view full review »
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BI Expert at Business Intelligence / DW Consultant / Scrum
Yes, but these applications should not necessarily be changed. Home applications or simple BI tools can and should be used along with Cognos as most simple applications are not competitors. Many are even complementary. view full review »
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Principal Consultant at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
I previously used CBI10.2.2; upgraded to CA11.0.4 to get a better UX. view full review »
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Cognos Consultant at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The organization switched from Crystal Reports ( https://www.itcentralstation.com/products/sap-crystal-reports ) to Cognos. Crystal Reports is just a poor version of Cognos in my opinion. view full review »
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DWH/Cognos Project Lead at Syntel Inc @ Mercedes Benz USA
Always been using different versions of Cognos - right from the Impromptu. view full review »
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Senior Cognos Analyst Developer at a engineering company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We never used another solution. view full review »
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Business Intelligence Specialist at a tech consulting company with 501-1,000 employees
At one company, we switched to SAP BI/BO due to wanting an all-encompassing solution. 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 previous solutions. view full review »
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Database application specialist at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
The company has always used Cognos, as far as I know. Personally, I transitioned into this post when they were working with Cognos. I found the transition into Cognos to be easy. view full review »
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Cognos Consultant (Contract) at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
Most companies that I have consulted for had IBM Cognos in place for several years. view full review »
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Analytics Specialist at a legal firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
I did not previously use a different solution. view full review »
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Cognos BI Developer at a construction company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I am not aware of any previous solutions. view full review »
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Sr Cognos BI Developer at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
I used a different solution in a prior organization. They switched from Cognos to Business Objects. The decision was made due to the ERP provider (Epic) having some pre-built BI solutions. In order to keep the certification, my organization had to use their reports. view full review »
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Team Lead, BI and Analytics at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
When I came here, they did not have another solution. In my past environment, they had Business Objects, but ended up switching to Cognos for the flexibility it provides. view full review »
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Sr Cognos Developer at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I used the Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services. I switched to IBM Cognos because some of the customization options were not available in that tool. view full review »
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Associate Consultant at a university with 501-1,000 employees
One of the reasons why we switched solutions was due to the maintenance cost and the cost of ownership. view full review »
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Cognos Consultant at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
We have not used any other solutions. view full review »
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Cognos - BI Consultant / Tech Lead at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We have used in-house tools before. However, we switched to Cognos because we needed something readily available and catered to different user bases. view full review »
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Cognos Developer at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
We did not use any other solution. view full review »
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Technical Lead Consultant at a tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We have consistently made use of the same solution with older versions. view full review »
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Managing Consultant at a tech consulting company with 501-1,000 employees
I work with customers who use a hybrid of different BI technologies. I position Cognos where I see fit, utilizing the application for its strongest assets. view full review »
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Senior Business Intelligence consultant, freelance at a tech consulting company with 51-200 employees
I have worked in migration projects from BusinessObjects to Cognos, as the customer had bought a global IBM solution. 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 previous solutions. view full review »
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Cognos BI Architect/ Developer at a real estate/law firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
We have had no previous solutions. view full review »
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Data Strategist at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
We switched from ‘desktop data discovery’ tools to a more stable, scalable, enterprise ready solution, to allow for secured distribution to a broad and varied audience. Cognos Analytics provides a complete toolkit from quick discovery, endless visualisation options to enterprise-scale report delivery, through any medium (e.g. call-centre LCD screens, mobile, executive dashboards, financial reports etc). view full review »
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Business Reporting Engineer (Contracter) at a aerospace/defense firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Over these 15 years, I have worked with Oracle BI, Microsoft BI, Qlik and several other tools. Beside Cognos, none were compliant enough with the needs of my customers. view full review »
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Data Warehouse Manager at a university with 10,001+ employees
I am not aware of any previous solutions. view full review »
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Solutions Architect at a pharma/biotech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I did not use any other solution previously. view full review »
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Manager, Business Intelligence at a aerospace/defense firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
We have used this solution from the beginning, as it was part of the ERP purchase option. view full review »
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Group Reporting Manager at a pharma/biotech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I did not previously use a different solution. view full review »
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Prinicipal Software Engineer at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
I previously used a different solution, and switched because of ease of development and the rich set of features for most use cases. view full review »
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Managing Partner, Lead Business Intelligence Consultant at a tech consulting company with 501-1,000 employees
I have seen some cases when an existing BI solution has been replaced by Cognos. It had various reasons but in most of the cases, the existing BI solution was outdated or the customer was disappointed with the existing BI product or simply the IBM salesperson performed well. view full review »
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Project Leader at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
We were using Microsoft reporting services ( https://www.itcentralstation.com/products/microsoft-bi ) as our reporting solution. view full review »
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Sales Specialist at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
I did not previously use a different solution. view full review »
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Business Analytics Cognos Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
I did not previously use a different solution. view full review »
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Business System Analyst at a Consumer Goods with 1,001-5,000 employees
My company was using this software at least 10 years prior to me joining. view full review »
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MIS & Development Manager at a insurance company with 501-1,000 employees
We previously used Oracle Discoverer, but it reached end of life. view full review »
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Senior Manager of IT at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
We previously used Cognos 10.2.2; upgraded for new features. view full review »
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Partner, CTO, CBIP, BI Solutions Arhitect at a tech vendor with 11-50 employees
We previously used Oracle Discoverer ( https://www.itcentralstation.com/products/oracle-business-intelligence-discoverer ). Cognos' HTML user interface was the main reason we switched. view full review »
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Head of Business Analytics, Operations at a aerospace/defense firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Finnair has been using IBM tools for a long time, but I personally have used other SQL tools. view full review »
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Sr Programmer Analyst at a energy/utilities company with 501-1,000 employees
We previously used Crystal Reports ( https://www.itcentralstation.com/products/sap-crystal-reports ); a more powerful platform was needed, plus IBM Cognos is easier for front-end/business users. view full review »
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Associate Director at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
I did not previously use a different solution; we have been using Cognos. view full review »
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Senior Development Manager - Innovation - ERP Protheus at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
I did not previously use a different solution. view full review »
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Sr Consultant at a tech company with 501-1,000 employees
Other tools were used before, but Cognos provides better functionalities. view full review »
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Senior BI Architect at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I was an independent consultant and have used competing products; they all have their quirks. Here at the university, we for the most part use Cognos. view full review »
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Cognos & OBIEE Business Intelligence Consultant at a pharma/biotech company with 51-200 employees
I did not previously use a different solution, because the company bought it before I joined. view full review »
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Cognos Consultant at a software R&D company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I did not previously use a different solution. view full review »
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IBM Cognos Instructor and Consultant at a tech company with 51-200 employees
We have always used Cognos. We recently demo'd trial versions of Microsoft and Tableau ( https://www.itcentralstation.com/products/tableau ) against Cognos v11 and we still think Cognos is the better product for medium and large enterprises. view full review »
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Senior Consultant - IBM SPM Cognos Solution Specialist at a software R&D company with 51-200 employees
I did not previously use a different solution. view full review »
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Principal Consultant at a tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I did not previously use a different solution. We have always used IBM Cognos product suites. view full review »
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Founder, Owner and CEO at a tech company with 51-200 employees
I’ve always used this solution. view full review »

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