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Customer Focus

Mid to Global Enterprise, All Industries

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Fiserv, Takeda, The Prince’s Trust, BBVA Compass, Alpine Electronics, ConAgra Mills, Detroit Public Schools, Estee Lauder, Manpower

Customer Success Stories

Fiserv, Takeda, The Prince’s Trust, BBVA Compass

About IBM Cognos Business Intelligence

IBM Cognos Business IntelligenceIBM Cognos Business Intelligence suite is a comprehensive solution for mid to globalized organizations seeking best-in-class analytics and reporting tools for optimized monitoring, control, and decision making. Offering three bundles of its software—Insight, Express, and Enterprise—IBM Cognos BI allows businesses to choose the tools that are right for them and the industry they operate within. Capabilities like quick collaboration, click-responsive data drilldown, trend identification, and scorecarding help customers answer vital questions like, “How are we doing?” and “What do we do next?”, with the utmost confidence. For a big data analytics solution see IBM InfoSphere Streams.

About IBM
International Business Machines or IBM is a publicly traded global technology and consulting corporation headquartered in Armonk, New York. IBM provides computer hardware and software, and it offers infrastructure, hosting and consulting services in fields ranging from server farms to nanotechnology. IBM purchased Cognos in 2007.

IBM Cognos Business Intelligence Key Features

BI & Performance Management

  • Quickly gather, synthesize and organize the info most relevant to a unified, efficient workflow with stats, dashboard and reports
  • Easy to use collaboration tools help sync the information and insights decision-makers will ultimate use to execute short and long term plans
  • Ensure decisions are checked against hard numbers and “what-if” scenarios

Consistent, Easy-Access Information

  • Use IBM Cognos BI on an individual, independent workspace via desktop computer
  • Capitalize on existing workflows and integrate with new ones to execute high-participation management processes across the organization
  • Over the web access: share, interact, plan and model complex analytic viewpoints and workspaces across the multiple workspaces of multiple users
  • Mobile: on-the-go BI is completely on-demand with robust mobile capabilities

Easy to Administer, Highly Scalable

  • Deploy and administer Cognos from one centralized location
  • Optimized up-time and complete access enhanced via web integration
  • As business grows and needs grow too, capitalize on incremental investments with a solution that is open, modular, and easily to integrate

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