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About IBM Cognos

IBM is a well-known technology and consulting powerhouse. It provides a wide variety of big data solutions for businesses and organizations in all industry categories. Founded in 1911, the company has had great success manufacturing computer hardware and software, in addition to offering a variety of consulting and hosting services. IBM also has 12 major research laboratories around the world and offers 24/7 customer support.

The Cognos Platform is intended for Business intelligence (BI) use at the enterprise level, and is designed to reduce a business’s total cost of ownership by increasing return on investment. It is highly scalable and provides insight into product deployment and company administration. Cognos uses a centralized dashboard where query logs and reports can be easily accessed. Other features include dynamic query, dynamic cubes, Cognos framework manager, Cognos administration, Cognos lifecycle manager, Cognos dynamic query analyzer, Cognos SDK and Cognos mashup service, Cognos power cubes, Cognos transformer, and Cognos data manager. It also enables flexible deployment options so that users can access the Cognos applications in the cloud from laptops, tablets, or mobile phones.

Over 23,000 companies worldwide use IBM’s Cognos system. One such company is Wesfarmers Insurance, a leading Australian firm. Wesfarmers needed a BI solution that let them consolidate group budgets and perform market forecasts. After implementing Cognos, they reduced their analysis time by up to 50%, and increased their project ROI by up to 20%.

Cognos is one of many Big Data solutions reviewed in our SmartAdvisor; click the link to compare more.

(Last updated on 03/21/2016)

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Diego Ignacio P.


IBM Cognos is the all in one Business Intelligence tool

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Reviewed on July 25, 2014

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Cognos have been in the top of the BI wave for many years and it’s continue growing as one of the most important BI tools because its full BI suite where you buy one tool and you have everything you need reporting, dashboards, dimensional analysis and planning tools. An it’s continuing improving with on memory capabilities with TM1 and Dynamics cubes. It’s expensive but you are buying something you can trust.


Joyce D.


IBM Cognos (Business Intelligence)

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Reviewed on July 10, 2014

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I currently use IBM’s BI product because it is Ultipro’s writing software. I have found it to be easy to use and have become the company expert in report writing. Ultipro provides free training that I have taken advantage of to assist me in building complex reports. I have also taken advantage of their Consulting Services when reports were beyond my level of expertise. With BI, I can provide our managers and supervisors reports on a schedule or on demand. Also, I have set up dashboards for our Executive and Management staff that contain information that they need on a regular basis that update in real time. I love the product!!


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Product Quick Facts
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Enterprise Businesses, Mid Sized Businesses

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