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Cognos Business Intelligence Solutions

Cognos, an IBM company, is a world leader in business intelligence and corporate performance management (CPM) software for the enterprise. IBM Cognos solutions let companies improve and direct corporate performance by enabling all of the key steps in the management cycle, including planning and budgeting; measuring and monitoring performance; and reporting and analysis.

Whether customers choose to apply Cognos software strategically on an enterprise scale, or leverage it as a point solution to address key operational requirements, Cognos allows customers to better monitor, understand, and drive the successful performance of their business.

Cognos customers are involved in every industry sector including all industries within manufacturing such as automotive, energy, natural resources, consumer packaged goods, and high tech. Cognos solutions are sold directly and are also available from more than 3,000 worldwide partners and resellers. These solutions are supported by an experienced and award-winning field force of more than 1,800 customer-facing personnel.

Founded in 1969, Cognos employs over 3,400 people and serves more than 23,000 customers in over 135 countries. Cognos was acquired by IBM in January 2008..

Cognos Key Strengths

  • The new IBM Cognos 8 BI MidMarket Reporting Packages offer midsize organizations an affordable, single, Web-based solution for all components of the reporting lifecycle: managed reports, ad-hoc reports, and transactional, operational, production, and statement-style reports. These reports can be authored once and consumed anywhere, and are adaptable to any data source.
  • IBM Cognos 8 Business Intelligence delivers the complete range of BI capabilities on a single, service-oriented architecture (SOA). Customers can author, share, and use reports that draw on data across all enterprise sources for better business decisions./li>
  • IBM Cognos 8 Analysis enables the guided exploration of information that pertains to all dimensions of a business, regardless of where the data is stored. The solution gives businesses the power to analyze and report against online analytical processing (OLAP) and dimensionally aware relational sources.
  • IBM Cognos 8 enables customers to perform complex analysis quickly and easily to get to the “why” behind an event or action to improve business performance.