Compare IBM Cognos vs BusinessObjects

See this comparison of IBM Cognos Analytics on Cloud vs. SAP BusinessObjects BI based on data from user reviews. IBM Cognos Analytics on Cloud rates 3.6/5 stars with 81 reviews. SAP BusinessObjects BI rates 3.8/5 stars with 169 reviews. Each product's score is calculated by real-time data from verified user reviews.

 
Proof of Concept
1990.00 USD
 
Proof of concept
12,360.00 USD
 
Workgroup
23,880.00 USD
 
Workgroup
1990.00 USD
 
Standard
121,200.00 USD
 
Standard
10100.00 USD
 
Enterprise
239,400.00 USD
 
Enterprise
19950.00 USD
 
Hybrid Entitlement
 
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8.0
(Based on 78 reviews)
8.2
(Based on 160 reviews)
Ease of UseSee More
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6.6
(Based on 77 reviews)
7.4
(Based on 161 reviews)
Ease of SetupSee More
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5.9
(Based on 30 reviews)
7.0
(Based on 64 reviews)
Ease of AdminSee More
Ease of AdminSee More
6.8
(Based on 32 reviews)
7.3
(Based on 64 reviews)
Quality of SupportSee More
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7.0
(Based on 59 reviews)
7.5
(Based on 138 reviews)
Ease of Doing Business WithSee More
Ease of Doing Business WithSee More
7.2
(Based on 25 reviews)
7.8
(Based on 61 reviews)
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5.9
(Based on 77 reviews)
6.6
(Based on 156 reviews)
Small Business (50 or fewer emp.)
Small Business
(50 or fewer emp.)
6.4%
8.0%
Mid-Market (51-1000 emp.)
Mid-Market
(51-1000 emp.)
21.8%
23.3%
Enterprise (> 1000 emp.)
Enterprise
(> 1000 emp.)
71.8%
68.7%
 
Information Technology and Services
9.9%
Information Technology and Services
12.4%
 
Higher Education
7.7%
Utilities
6.2%
 
Financial Services
7.7%
Consumer Goods
4.8%
 
Retail
6.6%
Internet
4.3%
 
Computer Software
6.6%
Retail
4.3%
 
Other
61.5%
Other
68.1%
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Most Helpful Favorable Review
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Gos Y.
User in Computer Networking

The Cognos is very powerful to leverage the big data - you can have all the ways to design the report and get what you wanted. It provides all the ways to design the report - Query Studio/Report Studio/Active Report/Event Studio ... I like to use the report...

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Victor M.
Administrator in Information Technology and Services

What I like best is how robust BusinessObjects is. SAP brings together Dashboards (For dynamic reporting), Web Intelligence (For ad-hoc reporting), and Crystal Reports (For clean, formatted reporting) all in one package. This gives customers/clients a lot...

Most Helpful Critical Review
Most Helpful Critical Review
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J Reese K.
User in Real Estate

If your turnover is high or if there is not enough specialists on hand to REALLY train it well, its a lost value. The learning curve is steep and it really depends on your base level item level data and input. Can you trust what it is telling you?

Susie C.
User in Automotive

Acronyms are in German. I understand it's created by Germans but some of the acronyms in there do not make sense. It also takes a LONG time to load if you have a big data set. I've learned to break every pull piece by piece otherwise it'll clog the system.

 
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