5 out of 5.0, Reviewed Nov 29, 2016
We were very successful. On-time and under budget
Don't sacrafice planning ahead of implementation
Similarity to Cognos Planning
That we could not continue with Cognos Planning
5 out of 5.0, Reviewed Nov 7, 2016
We build with IBM a solid partnership since years
Check if the compititors aren't cheaper and/or more advanced and more integrated with the end-user workspace
Robust and reliable
IBM bought this porduct years ago and since then there is no major evolution
Selct another product with a better integration with our legacy and end-user workspace
3 out of 5.0, Reviewed Nov 6, 2016
Worked well: knowledgeable partner Did not work well: pre-sales and post-sales support
Create a proof of concept with the toolset
That it offers both BI and planning-budgeting
Hybrid architecture. Hard UI
3 out of 5.0, Reviewed Oct 18, 2016
Availability of technical consulting was limited. Otherwise a strong analytics tool easy for users who are familiar with Excel etc, to transition to.
Have more technology partners who are familiar with business practice
Educate users to get into thinking strategies and planning, not just operational
as helpful as they can be. But most of the time questions have to go to Engineering
4 out of 5.0, Reviewed Mar 17, 2016
Generally a great product. To get the full value, the organization should integrate with the full Cognos suite.
Understand the people and the process before investigating technology.
Solution is fast, flexible, and stable.
Development is fairly time consuming.
Provide examples of best practices from other clients.
Ensure the business processes were fully vetted before pursuing a technology solution.
Product is great. The biggest question with IBM is their product roadmap.
Vendor and 3rd party always available for support.
Integrates nicely with Cognos suite.
4 out of 5.0, Reviewed Nov 11, 2015
Good support all throughout the implementation project and not just in pre-sales !
Set up a list of criterias based on your requirements and the product capabilities, and use these to evaluate the vendor & its solution before arriving at a shortlist or selection.
Quick implementation time.
Nothing for the moment.
Participated completely in the Proof of Concept and that the vendor would recommended the implementer.
Complete product fo fulfill immediate business requirements and the roadmap for future uses.
3 out of 5.0, Reviewed Oct 28, 2015
Early days for the organisation and overall experience has been ordinary.
Test the product and ease of use with end users. Ensure the security fits in with your current solutions and you don't have to re-engineer everything.
Easy to use compared to Hyperion.
Increased transparency and support from IBM Consulting rather than 3rd party providers who are may not be looking at a long term vision / scalaeble solution.
Carry out a POC over the WAN Deployment
Good features but lack of integration with other IBM solutions is a big negative.
IBM have not been very helpful in after sales service and support of tickets. There is internal lack of knowledge on the product and 3rd party vendors are very busy blaming IT for everything...
Integrates well with Cognos for security but does not integrate with Cognos connection, thereby creating a fragmented user experience.