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IBM Cognos Review

IBM Cognos OUR SCORE 91%
starting price $70
our score 91%
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  1. What is IBM Cognos
  2. Product Quality Score
  3. Main Features
  4. List of Benefits
  5. Technical Specifications
  6. Available Integrations
  7. Customer Support
  8. Pricing Plans
  9. Other Popular Software Reviews

What is IBM Cognos?

The IBM Cognos Analytics is the perfect tool for businesses looking for a system that will empower them to make confident business decisions based on data. Its set of smart self-service capabilities and engaging experience encourages businesses to make and configure dashboards and reports on their own. It also gives a company’s IT team a proven and scalable platform they can deploy either in the cloud or on premises. Formatted and interactive dashboards are one feature users get with IBM Cognos Analytics, and these dashboards boast of highly scalable distribution and scheduling capabilities, and even custom visualizations. An array of analysis tools are also included in the platform, including what-if analysis, advanced analysis, trend analysis, and even analytical reporting. Even outside of the office, users can see and interact with reports since the self-service functionality allows them to do this on mobile devices, and even if they are offline and disconnected. Collaboration within and between teams is also encouraged by the platform’s social networking tools, allowing companies to fully maximize the aggregate intelligence of their entire organization.

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IBM Cognos features

Main features of IBM Cognos are:

  • Personalized experience
  • Scheduling and alerts
  • A complete web-based experience
  • Best automatic visualizations
  • Drag-and-drop capability
  • Interactive dashboard
  • Smart search works in-context
  • Report directly off a data source
  • Data control protection
  • Centralized interface
  • Ad hoc report
  • Online and offline interactive content
  • Various reporting templates and styles
  • Easy upload of personal/external data
  • Data protection
  • Keyword-based data models
  • Combine data sources
  • Simple, intuitive interface
  • On-demand menu

IBM Cognos Benefits


The main benefits of IBM Cognos are it helps you discover hidden insights, it empowers analytics with AI and uses a personalized analytics experience. The platform’s intelligent and intuitive smarter self-service helps businesses create insights from data, which in turn results in impressive and effective presentations. IBM Cognos Analytics is an integrated solution that can be deployed in the cloud or on-premises and is sure to meet any organization’s requirements.

Whether on a web-based interface or on a mobile device, expect a unified experience with Cognos Analytics. This allows businesses to immediately find, evaluate, generate, and share insight. The platform’s interactive and intuitive web experience also allows users to add a personal touch to the content, as well as allowing them to make dashboards anywhere, anytime, be it on a desktop or mobile device.

Businesses using IBM Cognos Analytics can expect immediate results, as its guided self-service approach not only predicts user intent but also provides recommendations and automates the analytics process. The platform also enables work across teams, organizations, and ecosystems. Not only does this increased value, but it also offers scalability, governance, security, and performance demanded by most organizations today.

Even the lack of desktop tools isn’t a problem for IBM Cognos Analytics users, as it is a total web-based experience that remains consistent, whether the user is working on a desktop or on a mobile device. There’s also no need to transfer data as users enjoy the convenience and benefits of the cloud.

Technical Specifications

Devices Supported

  • Web-based
  • iOS
  • Android
  • Desktop

Customer types

  • Small business
  • Medium business
  • Enterprise

Support Types

  • Phone
  • Online

IBM Cognos Integrations

The following IBM Cognos integrations are currently offered by the vendor:

No information available.


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Pricing Plans

IBM Cognos pricing is available in the following plans:

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