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VP/Other Executive

Functionality and Upgrades

We don’t use the system that much. If we want to provide good support, we must pick one tool to...

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Director

Future Outlook

We merged with another system and moved more of our reporting to another vendor’s product. We still...

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Director

Functionality and Upgrades

Our other product meets or surpasses Cognos Enterprise in any category. IBM could improve Cognos...

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Director

Implementation and Training

We got an upgrade for Cognos Enterprise, but we partnered with another vendor to implement the...

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Director

Functionality and Upgrades

I would rate the product quality highly across the board for all end users, including for the team...

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Manager

Functionality and Upgrades

We developed a simple-to-use interface utilizing what Cognos allowed us to do, and the vendor...

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Manager

ROI / Cost (care and feeding)

We haven't run into nickel-and-diming with Cognos. We get by with what we have purchased.

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Manager

Functionality and Upgrades

I don't have warm thoughts about how IBM changes things. We built a system where somebody would go...

Nov 2019
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Analyst/Coordinator

Functionality and Upgrades

I hate Cognos Enterprise. When I go all the way down to the actual data level, everything is point...

Aug 2019
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CIO

Functionality and Upgrades

Having a system deliver tangible outcomes means the product is fully deployed in our environment and...

Jun 2019
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CIO

Functionality and Upgrades

I would recommend Cognos Enterprise. In the right environment, the system works very well. Besides...

Jun 2019
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CIO

Interfacing and Integration

Cognos Enterprise is not an integration tool, but it supports the integrations we need. We will be...

Jun 2019
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CIO

Other Observations & Comments

We are exploring the options for better visualization tools, and that is very typical. Cognos...

Jun 2019
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CIO

Relationship

Proactive service means a vendor contacts us on a regular basis to talk about releases,...

Jun 2019
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CIO

Relationship

Executive involvement means that a vendor goes above and beyond in terms of day-to-day maintenance...

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Manager

Sales and Contracting

The executives have never been involved. I don't like the way IBM sold us the offering. When I asked...

Jan 2019
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CIO

Other Observations & Comments

When I got here, the culture around how to use data wasn’t very good, so I have been getting us to...

Jan 2019
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CIO

Functionality and Upgrades

IBM does very well at being very structured, but that is one of the requirements for working with...

Jan 2019
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CIO

Functionality and Upgrades

The version of Cognos Enterprise that we are using is a client-server BI tool. We use IBM Netezza...

Jan 2019
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CIO

ROI / Cost (care and feeding)

We have been looking at other tools, and I don’t think Cognos Enterprise is going to win. The price...

Jan 2019
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Manager

Other Observations & Comments

I like that IBM is a large-scale company. Cognos Enterprise has a good reputation. It is very...

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Manager

Functionality and Upgrades

IBM is trying to catch up to the market by giving quarterly updates. They don’t invest enough time...

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Manager

ROI / Cost (care and feeding)

I want to see a better pricing model that is based on the value received. Cognos Enterprise is very...

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Manager

ROI / Cost (care and feeding)

I would like to see IBM improve the product quality with some upgrades. The new features frequently...

Jan 2019
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CIO

Functionality and Upgrades

We wanted a dashboard where we could drill down and look through the data, but there was a...

Apr 2018
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CIO

Relationship

We had some people from IBM that we had worked with before, but I think they moved on from IBM. The...

Apr 2018
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CIO

Functionality and Upgrades

Cognos Enterprise doesn’t seem to leverage our data in a way that is different than what we can...

Apr 2018
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Director

Relationship

I have always been a fan of Cognos, but I think the company was better before it got absorbed by...

Apr 2018
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Director

ROI / Cost (care and feeding)

I don’t think it is feasible for Cognos Enterprise to become an enterprise tool for all users. That...

Apr 2018
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Director

Functionality and Upgrades

I have always found the performance of Cognos Enterprise to be very abysmal. It has never performed...

Apr 2018
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Director

Functionality and Upgrades

The tool is great, but the semantic layer can only connect to other Cognos systems. A lot of users...

Apr 2018
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Director

Relationship

We have seen neither hide nor hair of IBM. They don’t reach out and send things to me.

Apr 2018
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VP/Other Executive

Other Observations & Comments

I like the ways that IBM is innovating. But there are a few things they need to work on. I want them...

Apr 2018
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VP/Other Executive

Functionality and Upgrades

I just want IBM's products to have the right capabilities, and I like the pace that IBM is...

Apr 2018
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VP/Other Executive

Lessons Learned

Cognos Enterprise is a great BI tool, but our organization hasn't taken full advantage of it. The...

Apr 2018
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VP/Other Executive

Functionality and Upgrades

IBM has made significant improvements to the functionality with the latest version of Cognos...

Mar 2018
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VP/Other Executive

Functionality and Upgrades

IBM could really improve the system’s security. We want the ability to encrypt the data while it is...

Mar 2018
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Manager

Implementation and Training

We have slowly learned how to use Cognos Enterprise efficiently, but that wasn't driven by IBM. They...

Feb 2018
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CIO

Other Observations & Comments

We want to better leverage Cognos Enterprise and have resources in place that allow us to make good...

Jan 2018
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CIO

Relationship

We have considered partnering with IBM on projects, but we didn’t because the partnership never felt...

Jan 2018
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CIO

Relationship

IBM’s unwillingness to truly partner with us has really been a killer to how we feel about them. We...

Jan 2018
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CIO

Functionality and Upgrades

What IBM does with data analytics is really important for the future, but the product is limited in...

Jan 2018
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CIO

Functionality and Upgrades

Cognos Enterprise's functionality and ability to manipulate data across multiple programs or...

Jan 2018
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Director

Technology

Cognos Enterprise is contributing to our outcomes, but I can't think of any specific outcome. It has...

Jan 2018
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Director

Technology

IBM finally made some significant upgrades to Cognos Enterprise in the latest version. Our other BI...

Jan 2018
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Director

Sales and Contracting

We negotiated our contract with IBM pretty well. We got a comprehensive package. The out-of-the-box...

Jan 2018
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Director

Technology

We wouldn't have bought additional BI tools if Cognos Enterprise had met all of our needs. Speed is...

Jan 2018
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Director

Future Outlook

Cognos Enterprise's interactivity isn't great, but I am hoping that the newer version will surprise...

Jan 2018
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Director

Functionality and Upgrades

We are not very enamored with Cognos Enterprise going forward. In the future, we would have to have...

Nov 2017
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Director

Functionality and Upgrades

Cognos Enterprise is primarily providing us with basic query and extraction tools. The system's...

Nov 2017
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Director

Functionality and Upgrades

Cognos Enterprise doesn’t appear to be on the leading edge of client tools. It seems like IBM has...

Nov 2017
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Director

Functionality and Upgrades

Cognos Enterprise's graphics are awful. The system's reporting functionality is just a variation of...

Nov 2017
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Director

Technology

In Cognos Enterprise, we can build within a particular project, and we can build multiple sources,...

Nov 2017
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Director

Technology

When users tie multiple data sources together in Cognos Enterprise and run the data, users just sit...

Nov 2017
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Director

Technology

IBM takes an extremely long time in development, and they feel somewhat dated, so we have generally...

Nov 2017
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Functionality and Upgrades

We don’t get everything we need from Cognos Enterprise. We have put significant effort into our data...

Nov 2017
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