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IBM Cognos Analytics Adds Agility and a Modern Interface, but Gaps Remain

Published: 02 September 2016

ID: G00315261

Analyst(s): Cindi Howson , Rita Sallam


IBM Cognos Analytics brings agility into the traditional IBM Cognos BI platform with a cleaner, more modern user interface. But product immaturity and lack of robust integration to existing models may mean that data and analytics leaders continue to augment it with solutions from competitors.

Table Of Contents


  • Critical Capabilities Scoring
  • Background
  • Key Findings
    • A Simplified Authoring Experience and Modernized User Interface
    • Rapidly Ingest and Model New Data Sources While Supporting Traditional Capabilities in a Common Portal and Platform
    • Good Dashboard and Good to Excellent Interactive Visual Exploration Capabilities
    • Large-Enterprise Customers: Slow to Adopt Despite Its Self-Service Capabilities
  • Strengths and Cautions
    • Strengths/Key Improvements
    • Cautions

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