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Enterprise Businesses, Mid Sized Businesses

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%.

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