IBM Cognos Analytics on Prem

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IBM Cognos Analytics is an interactive way for virtually anyone to find, explore, and share data-driven insights in a governed environment. It finds precise and timely answers from your data or from content built by others.

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IBM Cognos Analytics on Prem review by Clean G.
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"An evolving platform"

What do you like best?

Since the IBM Cognos Analytics platform came up with its self-service BI proposition, I understood that there was a real intention to make the whole process of data mining as intuitive as possible. The idea of guaranteeing to the user the condition of just drag and drop and by far the most rewarding experience one has with the platform. Fluid and interconnected graphics ensure that the end user is able to extract the maximum amount of meaningful information from their data.

What do you dislike?

Despite the innovative proposal, the process of customizing the panels elaborated with the IBM Cognos Analytics platform is extremely limited. Colors ... colors are everything for the corporate world and unfortunately the templates offered do not guarantee that the information will be presented in the correct way.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is necessary that the platform is more and more close to the needs of the end users. Ways to customize the objects inserted in the panels. Colors are important, varieties of graphics and customizalos way.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The IBM Cognos Analytics platform, at least in Brazil, is losing space for other more intuitive platforms and with the ability to guarantee the end user the ability to present panels in a more customized way. Another issue bothers and how to develop reports. There is no possibility to just drag and drop the component and at that moment see how it will compose with the final result. Have to develop a report and constantly have to render it and something that does not meet the need of most end users.

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IBM Cognos Analytics on Prem review by User in Research
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"IBM Cognos Analytics for Performance Reporting"

What do you like best?

Performance reports can be run in IBM Cognos Analytics at any time and by any employee with a valid log-in. Daily process occurs each evening, in addition to month-end and preliminary processing. The interface enables users to share content and reports with a business team or maintain a personal file of reports that are used internally only. Sorting and labeling reports and folders is easy and straightforward for users who are familiar with PC operating systems.

What do you dislike?

Running reports can be slow when data are being loaded to the Data Warehouse, thus limited the tool's usefulness when reports are needed ASAP at an inconvenient time. There is also a learning curve for new users to become comfortable with using the system.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Make sure that you let your employees know if/when reports are available in Cognos. There are no automatic updates sent out via email, so employees will need to know to go into the system themselves to access the reports. Also make sure that employees have adequate time to complete any trainings or orientation sessions so that they can run and read reports correctly.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The IBM Cognos Analytics user interface allows the company to automatically generate and share reports with the whole company or with smaller units/teams within the company. It serves as a single location for running, storing, and sharing these reports without requiring users to access another application.

What Self-Service Business Intelligence solution do you use?

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IBM Cognos Analytics on Prem review by John S.
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"Analytics for Everyone"

What do you like best?

With the latest release of Cognos Analytics, Analysts, now more than ever, can uncover insights and correlations within data that would otherwise not be found. The addition of Watson Analytics capability has made it easier for users to better understand data visualizations and make faster decisions. In addition, the Watson Assist allows users to ask questions of their data and leveraging the software's internal AI, receive recommendations on data packages, objects, visualizations and more. I'm a huge fan of the latest version, 11.1.

What do you dislike?

Need to incorporate an on prem mapping capability. I support the Federal space and many clients have a need for maps, but their environments make it difficult to use a web based mapping system.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

So much easier for users, who may not be hard core analysts, obtain insight.

IBM Cognos Analytics on Prem review by Industry Analyst / Tech Writer
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"Jack of all Trades"

What do you like best?

The Cognos Analytics suite provides a broad spectrum of functionality in a single package as opposed to having to use a large number of third party tools to supplement requirements.

What do you dislike?

The new UI is simply terrible paticularly in Reports Builder.

There appears to be a complete disregard for the positioning of icons and duplication of functions.

The in windows pull down tabs are not used consistently. For example when editing a report you get an in window pulldown tab but when you run the edited report you get a whole new browser tab. However when you just run the report without editing it once again is an in window tab. Powerplay cubes also generate a separate browser tab.

There is no inbuilt version control software.

Bullet charts changed radically from the prior version to no longer creating a single chart with multiple bullets per category.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are building insights across our enterprise from Manufacturing to Planning to Sales & Marketing to Finance.

IBM Cognos Analytics on Prem review by Administrator in Insurance
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"Cognos - Bringing Analytics to LIfe"

What do you like best?

The new Cognos Analytics has many new features that make it a true competitor in the analytics market. These new features have given our business the leverage to push new releases and bring a fresh face to our analytic reporting.

What do you dislike?

Cognos tuning! I dislike that I have to pay for a tool, and then purchase service hours to tune it. In today's age of AI and ML, we should be able to run an agent that monitors the environment and then makes tuning recommendations. This would be a true game changer for IBM Cognos Analytics.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Try the trial and digitial learning offerings. You will quickly see that Cognos is a true Enterprise tool, not just a pretty visualization tool like other solutions.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have been doing the what/why reporting for sometime. We have also been an IBM DSX customer for nearly two years. We are excited by the future integrations of Watson into Cognos and we have found reporting to be much easier than it used to be. Especially for new people!

IBM Cognos Analytics on Prem review by Deepak S.
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"Cognos 11 has shown us our future"

What do you like best?

As a long time cognos customer we were excited to learn about and build upon new data visualization options with cognos 11. Paired with our new Netizza data warehouse appliance we are able to allow our decision makers to work with data directly and find insights needed for improved decision making.

What do you dislike?

It is difficult to meet our customers scorecard requests. Currently have multiple reports/jobs running to render one scorecard. Technical team reports challenges with respect to long term support ability

Recommendations to others considering the product

Important to get the right resources to assist with initial build. Invest in training if needed.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Hospital performance reporting including clinical accountability and financial optimization.

IBM Cognos Analytics on Prem review by Industry Analyst / Tech Writer
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"Refreshed Cognos experience for Analytical users"

What do you like best?

Refreshed interface, Dashboard interface, improved visualizations, ease of use for non technical users.

Frequent releases for fixes and enhancements.

Ease of applying the releases.

What do you dislike?

Old Admin Console (within Cognos connection), Configuration dialog is out of date. The interface is sluggish at times and struggles to load content when the count is more than 20. For example: If a particular folder has 50 reports, it takes a while to load the content vs a folder with 5 reports. Mobile is app is very unfriendly on ipads thereby making users rely on native browsers such as ipad which deters users from using Cognos on Mobile devices.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Cognos has greatly evolved in the past 2-3 years and is on the path to modernize the Analytical reporting. Greatly recommended if looking for the next age BI solutions.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Dashboards are very easy to compile when compared to earlier versions of Cognos (10.x and 8.x). User adaptability and user training is much easier due to friendly interface. The improved analytical capabilities have improved the business perception towards Cognos as a reporting tool.

IBM Cognos Analytics on Prem review by Jacqui D.
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"All In One"

What do you like best?

Cognos Analytics has a great way of facilitating BI for the power users, as well as creating federated data sources for citizen data scientists. With no tools, or training, users can get started right away.

The dashboarding feature is incredibly powerful and allows us to create and deploy trusted dashboards throughout the organisation quickly.

What do you dislike?

Creating complex data structures requires a significant understanding of data modelling concepts - compared to some other tool sets. With that said, the new features listed on the roadmap are working towards resolving some of this by using AI to predict models.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have integrated CA into our ERP stack

IBM Cognos Analytics on Prem review by Sonia B.
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"Cognos for a School District "

What do you like best?

Cognos has a strong "engine" that is able to manage our student and school data for a school District that is over 100 000 students. We have used Cognos as a reporting tool to support our focus on continuous improvement using data-drivenm decision-making.

What do you dislike?

I bvelieve Cognos has the engine of a BMW. However, for report writers and users of the product, it needs to be more user-friendly and have more flexibility to support a more 21st century look and feel to it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Supporting our end-users (school principals and central leaders) in accessing data to inform decisions specific to programming, school planning and interventions

IBM Cognos Analytics on Prem review by Teddi D.
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"New users, features coming quickly"

What do you like best?

That new features that are needed are being quickly updated and usable in the tool - this makes it very viable and easy for end users to use.

What do you dislike?

Transformation off of some older management consoles come over partially or slowly; like cognos administration is only 1/3 of feature of the older console version and it is way more flexible and can do bulk edits. Do not put out a tool until it is fully functional

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

reporting, historical and current management and operational dashboards and reports - then to move to more predictive analytics and inject that in alsol

IBM Cognos Analytics on Prem review by Nithyananda S.
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"Best one to deploy"

What do you like best?

Its the best among the avilable and we are using this for some time and out ITS team is happy with the product and support. we have also recommended to the other educational pratners in Qatar and their feedback is great and we are growing by day.

What do you dislike?

well to be honest there is nothing much we could say on this as we are happy at the moment and so far it is going very well and even our partners in the group are happy and we welcome any thing further upgrade come on the way.

Recommendations to others considering the product

very much

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

interactive

IBM Cognos Analytics on Prem review by Reginald J. H.
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"Cognos Analytics (on prem) Review"

What do you like best?

Intuitive user interface; larger selection of data sources

Please consider Martin Marietta as a beta customer in the future. We would be more than happy to evaluate future releases and functionality.

What do you dislike?

Lost functionality with drill down/drill through in going from CA11.0.11 to CA 11.0.12. My team has submitted documentation on this issue and an APAR has been created.

Performance issues exist in IE that don't exist when using Chrome.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Flyout prompt pages are saving users lots of time as opposed to going back to a prompt page in C10. Users are more excited about the interface and user adoption has increased.

IBM Cognos Analytics on Prem review by Consultant
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"Cognos Facelift"

What do you like best?

The look and feel is much more modern and in line with new portal designs. Very easy to get from one report to another especially with often used ones. Inbox much more integrated and dashboarding is coming along nicely.

What do you dislike?

Steep learning curve for those that are very ingrained with the older versions. Also the phase out period for older versions is extremely fast with little notice. Very hard for large scale businesses to migrate to this as quickly as needed.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Plan ahead for your environment to be able to scale for future users. Get a business sponsor for analytical roll-out and a plan for training and support. Be slow when rolling out power user features as too many and it can be overwhelming to handling on a support side.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The ability for power users to easily answer their own questions.

IBM Cognos Analytics on Prem review by Christopher P.
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"A complete solution"

What do you like best?

The integration with other IBM Analytics Products like Cognos Planning Analytics and SPSS. These integrations deliver a complete solution to bring the full breadth of knowledge directly to the decision makers.

What do you dislike?

The lack of interconnection with Cloud based products. Would like it if we could integrate on prem Analytics and Planning Analytics with cloud offerings of Cognos Analytics, PAW, Watson Analytics, and other services for a hybrid cloud solution.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Integrate with Watson Analytics, Planning Analytics, and SPSS for a full solution

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Workforce Analytics, Workforce Planning, HR Analytics

IBM Cognos Analytics on Prem review by Nate L.
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"Excellent and Simple BI Tool"

What do you like best?

The intuitive interface makes developing reports and training other users very simple. There are lots of features with more coming at a frequent rate. The integrated AI assistant looks very promising.

What do you dislike?

There are some functionalities that are missing that seem basic and would help with overall user experience. One example is the select and search prompt cannot be resized and there are no plans to improve this feature.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Allowing users to have the ability to write/customize their reports as well as schedule/subscribe has been amazing.

IBM Cognos Analytics on Prem review by Diego S.
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"Leave the past behind"

What do you like best?

THe cognos applications wore very rich and powerfull with great covernance skils.

What do you dislike?

The aplication has stoped in time for several years. while other brands started to be self service, the cognos remain focused only in theis governance skills, and the visual has not inprouved for a long time. nos its getting a little bit better, but maybe, the time has passed.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you have the need for a strong governance, it may be the right toll.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

data vizualization and basic reporting

IBM Cognos Analytics on Prem review by Lee A.
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"Positive with more Analytics needed."

What do you like best?

I like that as an IT member, we can expose data using a Framework Model and Data Package then the business can drag-and-drop whatever they want to create their own Report and Dashboard.

What do you dislike?

Creating a conection directly to a Data Source, without creating a Framework Model and Data Package, is very limiting in what the users can do.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Allowing the business community to create their own Reports and Dashboards without waiting for IT.

IBM Cognos Analytics on Prem review by User
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"Review of CA 11 on Prem"

What do you like best?

I enjoy the anticipation of new features to review with every quarter release. While my organization may not adopt each release, it is exciting to see where the product is moving and the needs IBM is seeking to serve.

What do you dislike?

On prem upgrade from 10.2.2 to 11.0.10 was not smooth. We had numerous issues show up after a go-live upgrade which did not manifest during our year-long testing. After several consultations with IBM, a few of the remaining major issues have still not been addressed.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Wait until 11.1.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are still working to get back to a parity position of functionality between our 10.2.2 environment and 11.0.x and have not been able to fully explore new features.

IBM Cognos Analytics on Prem review by Administrator
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"Excellent Analytics tool for Business Users"

What do you like best?

Ease of use. The interface has been improved to make it easier for non-IT reporters to quickly build reports. The customization and explandability of the platform and GUI tools to expland capabilities out of the box.

What do you dislike?

It is almost too easy and end users quickly think they are experts without actually learning the tool.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Strong self service reporting platform. Take the time to setup proper procedures and standards before rolling it out to business users for self-reporting tasks.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use Cognos for business unit reporting. We have trained SMEs to build dashboards and business level reports that have severly cut the daily and monthly reporting processes.

IBM Cognos Analytics on Prem review by Industry Analyst / Tech Writer in Maritime
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"Great tool to share your data"

What do you like best?

The ability to create reports and dashboards, schedule delivery and create alerts.

we use this tool for reporting across the company and now we are introducing informational dashboards for upper management

What do you dislike?

the new platform in version 11 is very different than version 10 making it difficult for the users to transition or move to 11.

Recommendations to others considering the product

watch the videos and even ask for a trial, they have it on cloud so you can see what you can do with Cognos

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Customer visibility of their product location, access complete sales portfolio for a sales representative with 1 click, on time delivery of statement of accounts (even customized) to the customers and much more

IBM Cognos Analytics on Prem review by Achintya P.
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"Great Interface"

What do you like best?

Search options, Updated Interface, Modern Charts, easy to manage.

What do you dislike?

Admin Tab is still old school. It can be improved, especially in terms of monitor.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Financial reporting, Operations reporting, Customer reporting, Cubes

IBM Cognos Analytics on Prem review by Stephen M.
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"CA on Prem"

What do you like best?

Version 11 is intuitive which allows for a very quick training session to get users using the tool.

What do you dislike?

The cryptic error messages, and the inability to find solutions from the error messages (think about how StackOverflow works)

Recommendations to others considering the product

This tool requires a perfectly modeled data mart. You will be most successful if you put time to the data mart early on, before using CA.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Self service reporting and dashboards

IBM Cognos Analytics on Prem review by Michael N.
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"Its come a long way"

What do you like best?

Started using Cognos reporting solution when it was report studio, lots of improvements around visualizations. Dashboards are a huge improvement for our sales folks, and helps display data in a meaningful way.

What do you dislike?

The new user interface for report authoring seems clunky and disjointed.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

we are able to do all reporting and meet all visualization needs anywhere from manufacturing to sales to finance.

IBM Cognos Analytics on Prem review by Matt T.
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"Great tool, great support, legendary company."

What do you like best?

Opening a case is easy. Initial response times are usually same day. With any given support, you have some techs that are better than others. But for the most part, they are all pretty good at IBM.

What do you dislike?

Some of the techs are from other countries. So accents can sometimes a cause a communication barrier.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Mostly Cognos 11 related issues. And most of those are regarding legacy reports using Portal Pages.

IBM Cognos Analytics on Prem review by Administrator
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"Preparing to upgrade"

What do you like best?

Our Cognos environment is easy to use and provides a rich mix of operational and analytical reporting to our end users.

What do you dislike?

There is nothing that I really dislike. We moved forward with using Qlik as our dashboarding tool because a few years back the CA dashboarding was not as mature as we would have liked it and we were not in a position to upgrade.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We provide a mix of reports which allow the business to plan for production, inventory, materials and capacity. We also provide a rich set of sales reports which allows our sales team to track where they are relative to plan.

IBM Cognos Analytics on Prem review by Jamie J.
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"Painful upgrade on prem"

What do you like best?

I like the new UI, and the new modules - like explore, dashboard and AI assistant

What do you dislike?

the change from js to custom js controls was sudden & painful, and writing custom controls does not have good documentation

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am looking at call center data for relationship and insights that no one has had the resources to so far

IBM Cognos Analytics on Prem review by Pooja M.
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"Cognos Analytics experience"

What do you like best?

Easy to use, supports a lot of self service for business users & an excellent reporting tool

What do you dislike?

It takes time for a new developer to learn all the features

Recommendations to others considering the product

NA

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Cognos is being used for Enterprise reporting & has helped with Analytics & decision making for lots of areas like Supply Chain, Financial reporting, Marketing reports etc

IBM Cognos Analytics on Prem review by Komal A.
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"Great BI Product"

What do you like best?

Cognos Analytics is a great BI product with different features of Dashboarding and explorations

What do you dislike?

Search capabilities are not as good as expected and it gets difficult to find the report

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are trying to solve the data module part of it. So we can create dashboards with multiple data sources

IBM Cognos Analytics on Prem review by Leighton W.
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"Good product for in house analytics"

What do you like best?

The ability to build a custom model in Framework Manager to standardize the data model across teams.

What do you dislike?

Lack of source control and versioning support.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We replaced a third party reporting application that was owned by a competitor and wrote our own external facing reporting application to support our clients.

IBM Cognos Analytics on Prem review by Administrator in Aviation & Aerospace
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"An administrators perspective"

What do you like best?

Our environment is very large and when properly configured Cognos Analytics really handles a significant amount of traffic with ease. We're able to server tens of thousands of customers without latency and with minimal errors.

What do you dislike?

our large environment carries a high administrative burden with multiple servers and configurations that all have to be correct. Installations are time consuming and troubleshooting can be a challenge as I work through each configuration file to find the needle in a haystack.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are currently tracking autonomous machines' overall equipment effectiveness and performance to schedule.

IBM Cognos Analytics on Prem review by User
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"Simple and User friendly to meet end user needs"

What do you like best?

Simple user friendly dashboard interface and the power it gives to end user to explore data

What do you dislike?

With move to Cognos Analytics 11 lot of user interfaces changed drastically that needed extra end user training.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Simple and powerful end user data exploration tool

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Cognos dashboard has been a great addition and now lot of enhanced consumers are able to answer many of their questions themselves. With drillthrough capability added in 11.0.13 that will also allow them to get detailed data that contributes to charts.

IBM Cognos Analytics on Prem review by Markus B.
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"scaleable and benefit for the user"

What do you like best?

it is suitable for big organisation and gives user a lot opportunites to analyse data

What do you dislike?

in former times it took some time to get the new visualization

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

we give our user a flexible tool to analyse data by their self based on a standardized solution

IBM Cognos Analytics on Prem review by Aaron V.
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"Cognos Analytics"

What do you like best?

Powerful report development. Detailed customization options

What do you dislike?

Dynamic cubes are cumbersome to build/support. Don't have a good replacement for power play and transformer is no longer recieving enhancments

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Daily reports on key metrics go to the whole company and result in measured improvements on metrics

IBM Cognos Analytics on Prem review by David B.
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"Cognos has been instrumental in its ability to meet reporting needs of our government customer."

What do you like best?

Cognos has several installations within many of our government customers who use its scalabale delivery of business reporting capabilities.,

What do you dislike?

There is nothing about Cognos that our customers who are using it disline.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Cognos offers a scalable offering that is both agile and effective.

IBM Cognos Analytics on Prem review by User in Financial Services
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"Learning more about the tool"

What do you like best?

If you have the opportunity I would recommend you joining one of the Cognos Analytic conventions through IBM. Learning more about the tool and future releases planned will help you and your leaders make more insightful decisions for the future of your organization.

What do you dislike?

Looking forward for more enhancements on graphical representation of the data and story telling. AI enhancements are just starting and I look forward to seeing where you take it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Executive insight to organizational challenges and driving factors behind the perceived "wins"

IBM Cognos Analytics on Prem review by Mark L.
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"Easy to perform the heavy lifting for analytics"

What do you like best?

I like the ease of the interface, and the value of the analytics results we recieve.

What do you dislike?

I dislike that some of the features from earlier version are no longer part of the product.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Ease of access to data, quicker than we could have recived using other methods.

IBM Cognos Analytics on Prem review by Donna N.
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"Cognos Analytics 11.0"

What do you like best?

The new dashboards are easier to use than 10.0 and much easier

What do you dislike?

Lack of controil of axis titles, legend titles and lacking some functionality we had in 10.o0

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

ireports and dashboards on Financial data, construction project information and crash data

IBM Cognos Analytics on Prem review by John P.
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"IBM Cognos"

What do you like best?

Ability to generate and distribute a large amount of reports across the corporation

What do you dislike?

The visualizations are not on par with other products. With each release the dashboarding products change

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Provide a platform for the user base to access the Warehouse

IBM Cognos Analytics on Prem review by Stoyka B.
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"I like to work with Cognos as it is stable you can relay on it."

What do you like best?

the governance of the product and the innovation from the last versions

What do you dislike?

slow moving and a bit running behind the other market players

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

get the data on time to the end users and helping them to get the right decisions on time

IBM Cognos Analytics on Prem review by Consultant
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"Great Enhancements"

What do you like best?

Cognos Analytics in Version 11 completetly changed against the old version 10. There are great enhancements in the user interface and the possibilities to build reports, dashboards, ...

What do you dislike?

There are no good possibilities to migrate from an older version 10 data model package to a current Cognos Analytics data module.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are using Cognos Analytics to build reports against monitoring data. With this data the users are able to analyse which technologies produce most issues.

IBM Cognos Analytics on Prem review by Graziele R.
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"Full spectrum BI tool"

What do you like best?

Enterprise ready full spectrum BI tool. Good controls and metadata management and modelling.

What do you dislike?

Can be slow get get managed data in and start basic reporting

Recommendations to others considering the product

Consider cloud based implementation for faster ROI

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Customer invoices and itemised billing.

IBM Cognos Analytics on Prem review by hassan a.
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"good"

What do you like best?

variety of items available. there is enough booths to enhance the productivity of ibm products.

What do you dislike?

not enough knowledge on TM1 and cognos with TM1 cubes. Not much contents/demos/labs on dimensional data

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

cubes, summarizing and descripting data

IBM Cognos Analytics on Prem review by Rosario F.
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"Cognos Analytics"

What do you like best?

Great move to self-service. Lots of features coming

What do you dislike?

Fixing bugs. Some user interface issues. User interface needs improvement

Recommendations to others considering the product

IBM is making the product better everyday.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Understand status of business, able to answer questions that allow smarter decisions

IBM Cognos Analytics on Prem review by Consultant
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"Review of 11.1"

What do you like best?

The functionality is wide throughout the product. It just does not do dashboards like other products, but also does enterprise reporting that other products do not do.

What do you dislike?

Mapping is not up to speed as other products, dashboarding is coming along fine but still needs to catch up with products such as Tableau and PowerBi.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Client questions based on what they ask. Data questions answered faster and at a lesser cost.

IBM Cognos Analytics on Prem review by Georges D.
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"Enterprise wide Analytics tool"

What do you like best?

Gouvernance, security and report distribution mecanism

What do you dislike?

Complicated for non eperienced end users. Lack features and easiness for self-service

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Get the right information to the right people on time for decision making

IBM Cognos Analytics on Prem review by Sue M.
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"IBM Cognos Analytics is Awesome"

What do you like best?

Ease of use - reporting and being able to compare graphs is so powerful!

What do you dislike?

What's not to like? More insight than ever before

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

You name it from Finance to Manufacturing to delivery performance

IBM Cognos Analytics on Prem review by Administrator
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"Very robust product for content develpment, but end users find it difficult to author content"

What do you like best?

Framework Manager for applying controls to the data sources to ensure users get correct data in their reporting and analyses.

What do you dislike?

User adoption has been slow as users tend toward self-service tools like Tableau.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are providing the one source of the truth for our enterprise Hybrid Budget Model reporting. Long time finance personnel did not believe that a solution was possible for this highly complex budgeting, revenue and expense allocation.

IBM Cognos Analytics on Prem review by User
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"Cognos is Great"

What do you like best?

Framework Manager models allow flexibility and control, Transformer OLAP is excellent and popular, reports are easy for users to assemble self-service, bursting and email is easy and popular

What do you dislike?

Some features in one product or studio aren't in another, managing content can be a challenge but are easily augmented with Motio products

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Time savings and trust in data, users like drag and drop features without having to know data modeling

IBM Cognos Analytics on Prem review by Administrator
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"Cognos Analytics 10.2.2 - behind the times"

What do you like best?

stable consistent platform that can compensate for poorly modeled data

What do you dislike?

Looking forward to 11.1, but for now we are way behind the competition. Self-Service has gone backwards due to a need to have Administrative rights for datasources. Needs to have the focus on product development.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Look at 11.1, this may be the right direction.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It has become the system of record reporting and lost anaytics and dashboards to tableau

IBM Cognos Analytics on Prem review by Administrator
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"What I like about Cognos"

What do you like best?

Cognos is an easy to use solution for tradional BI and reporting. Features are stable and provide consistent results.

What do you dislike?

New features that get added but are not built-out sufficiently to actually utilize in a production environment with very picky customers

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have 4000 users who have traditional BI, Transformer and PowerPlay reports. Self-service for sales and customer service employees, HR and Financial reporting, among others

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