Cognos, an IBM company, is the world leader in business intelligence and corporate performance management (CPM) software for the enterprise. Cognos solutions let companies improve and direct corporate performance by enabling all of the key steps in the management cycle — from planning and budgeting, to measuring and monitoring performance, to reporting and analysis. Cognos is the only company to support all of these key management activities with a complete solution that spans all of the essential components of CPM — enterprise planning, scorecarding, and business intelligence.
Founded in 1969, Cognos employs over 3,400 people and serves more than 23,000 customers in over 135 countries. Whether they choose to apply Cognos software strategically on an enterprise scale, or leverage it as a point solution to address key operational requirements, customers use Cognos 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.
Cognos is a world leader in business intelligence, performance management, data integration, enterprise risk management, olap reporting, analytics software, bank branch profitability, retail performance management, supply chain visibility, customer profitability, Oracle business intelligence, and balanced scorecarding for the enterprise.
Cognos was acquired by IBM in January 2008.
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