Cognos Pricing Plan & Cost Guide

Cognos

Business intelligence suite

4.08/5 (74 reviews)

Cognos Pricing

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Pricing Comparison

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Pricing Comparison

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Cognos Pricing Reviews

Pros
  • Performance wise good
  • It is suitable for Huge data projects.
  • Price- Subscription base. SaaS. Easy to use
  • Easily integrating with most of the ERPs, very good for customizing reports, very detailed reporting
Cons
  • Licence cost is high
  • Expensive and difficult to understand
  • Expensive product comparatively with other latest BI products in the market and revolving around BIG DATA.
  • Most of small and medium size will not prefer this product because of the cost. Real time analytics will not be available.
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16 reviewers had the following to say about Cognos's pricing:

Mario Jones

Cognos a great fit

Reviewed 2017-04-05
Review Source: Capterra

We are finding value across our enterprise using Cognos reporting. With its easy and native integrations with all sorts of enterprise resource and planning tools, its a great value for the price.

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Bob Bamford

IBM/Cognos SaaS v.11

Used weekly for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2016-10-21
Review Source: Software Advice

This product / release is a great self administered SaaS BI tool. Great for the creation of modules , reports and visual dashboards.Price- Subscription base. SaaS. Easy to use

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Jeanette Jensen

Review

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2017-01-18
Review Source: Software Advice

Our agency has used cogging for two years and has found it to be very user-friendly. It has the capability of generating training certificates for our employees and has a wide variety of training available. We have found the price to be very reasonable for what our agency needed to a training site. We would recommend this product.

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Cherup c

Best BI tool

Reviewed 2016-03-09
Review Source: GetApp

IBM Cognos maintain huge data and so many new features are in new versions.Easy to understand the structure of cognos.It is suitable for medium and large projects .Performance wise good

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Chinna Ch

Cognos BI is best for large projects..

Reviewed 2016-02-18
Review Source: GetApp

Using Cognos ,We can develop diff types of reports.It is suitable for big projects and it have so many new features and products like Cognos BI,Cognos Express,Cognos Tm1 aand etc..It is suitable for Huge data projects.

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Beena Albert

I feel Cognos is the best BI Product that I have come across.

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-02-26
Review Source: Capterra

Data Analytics, Dashboards, Complex KPI reports, Event studio objectsVery structured, Reporting features are very good and we can make use of various functions, Event studio tool is the most powerful.

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pavan rayagoudnavar

Cognos - A good Enterprise Reporting Tool

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2016-12-12
Review Source: Capterra

I used Cognos as an analytical tool by linking our ERP (Microsoft Dynamic NAV) to it. All the financial data would be mapped & a lot of customized reports were taken out like Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA). The user interface is pretty good. The CUBEs are little confusing but once you get the grip they work very well. The ability to drill down the reports to very basic level is a plus point A little tough to learn & customize. It's a little slow when dealing with a medium amount of data.Easily integrating with most of the ERPs, very good for customizing reports, very detailed reporting

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Felix Flores

Powerful tool for the good analysis of your data. can get quick information for quick decisions

Used weekly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-06-08
Review Source: Software Advice

Cognos is a very effective BI tool. you can create customized reports without having a very technical background ... It can be easily integrated with several data sources in a simple and consistent way and I find the interface to extract data on demand or send scheduled reports (Report Planner) excellent. good user experience with the drag and drop. . . versatility of the Live API to postgres, sql server and oracle databases. We use Cognos to deliver operational reports to all production units and great and very well presented reports and productivity indicators to senior managers

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RAPID FORCE Tech

COGNOS review

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2016-11-14
Review Source: Software Advice

Cognos has performed splendidly, met and went well past our expectations. We use it for modeling, budgets, and forecasts. We exist in a sector with a lot volatility, so being flexible is everything.The architecture of the application can be tiered nicely for performance. This allows us to scale the application to support our growing user base. Cognos' mobile features are mature and we do use that as well.

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Leon Poll

Cognos is sophisticated BI application for large enterprises

Reviewed 2015-12-03
Review Source: GetApp

Cognos is one of 2 major Business Intelligence tools on the market. If it is implemented correctly, it could provide complete web-based business solution based on the data analysis. It is a platform which allowing to deliver mission critical analytics to the business including but not limited to Enterprise reporting, Planning & Forecast, OLAP cubes technology, etc.- The application designed to enable business users with limited technical knowledge to extract data, analyze it and make business decision based on the analysis; - It could be used within relational or multidimensional data sources; - It is included a mobile version allowing users to access a complete version of Cognos from mobile devices;

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Ratnakar K K

Best BI tool

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-10-19
Review Source: Software Advice

Enterprise level BI implementation can be with less customizations. Can build robustic solution using product.

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Ric Dreese

IBM Cognos Business Power

Reviewed 2015-04-24
Review Source: Software Advice

This software is very flexible and extensive enough to meet almost any of your needs. The reporting engine allows for complex queries and views that far surpass standard reporting methods.

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Alvaro Rivas

The best software for business forecasts with functionalities for creating scenarios and sandboxes for each user.

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-06-11
Review Source: Software Advice

TM1 allows you to build business models that display online results available to all authorized users of the organization.IBM Cognos TM1 facilitates the creation of business models with the participation and contribution of users throughout the organization regardless of their physical location. TM1 is a enterprise-level platform that allows an integral, flexible, rigorous and perfect control over the users that contribute with the creation of the budget. It allows building multidimensional models that incorporate the business rules that govern the financial processes of the company.

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Anonymous

One of the best time keeping software in the market

Used other for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-04-12
Review Source: Capterra

Most employers love this software because it is easy for employees to use. Since it is fast, efficient, simple, and does its job well. You can also run great reports in it too.

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Nabeel Chohan

Cognos Review

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-11-18
Review Source: Software Advice

Overall, if there is a company that wishes to automate it's reports and improve efficiency across their organization, Cognos is a must-have tool. There is a bit of upfront cost involved to get the reports created in Cognos but the efficiency achieved is almost unparalleled. Cognos is an incredibly powerful reporting tool offered by IBM and it has a wonderful ability to be customized across different industries and companies. It can transform work efficiency but automating virtually any data that exists in a company's primary accounting and finance system.

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Michael Barnes

IBM Cognos Review

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-02-23
Review Source: Software Advice

My company has been using IBM Cognos for the past 4 years. When we purchased IBM Cognos it was the best fit for our situation. It has been a valued piece of software in our business. It has given us the ability to tie data from multiple data sources. It has given the ability for our departments to run reports that we haven't been able to in the past. The software is very intuitive. If you have knowledge of SQL, it is a very easy software to pick up. The Help portion of the Cognos interface is very helpful also.

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