I BM Cognos Analytics software is an online-based business intelligence platform that offers a complete array of BI software to address company goals. Considered one of the leaders in the field of business intelligence, Cognos Analytics is comprised of over thirty different products. Cognos' abilities include dashboarding, reporting, analytics, scorecarding, and, notably, data integration. Among its greatest strengths is its attention to customer feedback in the design of its products, consistently earning it high scores as a manufacturer that understands the needs of its clientele very well. Its advanced analytical decision making software has especially been noted, allowing for organizations to automate and strengthen sound business decisions.


Cognos Analytics is usable with multidimensional and relational data sources from various companies, such as STRATIX,Oracle, SAP, Microsoft, and more.

Featured programs include: Cognos TM1, Cognos Insight, Cognos Express, Cognos Enterprise, Cognos Disclosure, Management.

The Cognos Express debuted its latest version in June 2015 with these new features/enhancements (those that own this program will now have access to the latest versions/releases of Cognos TM1 and Cognos BI)

  • Simpler user interface and deployment
  • Ability to install Cognos TM1 and Cognos BI on separate machines
  • Ability to work with Microsoft Excel
  • SSL Support
  • Linux support for Cognos TM1
    • Ad Hoc Analysis?
    • Online Analytical Processing (OLAP)?
    • Predictive Analysis? Profit Analysis?
    • Trend Indicators?
    • Ad Hoc Reporting?
    • Automatic Scheduled Reporting?
    • Customizable Dashboard

Implementation/ Integration

The implementation process for IBM Cognos Analytics is as follows (note it is based on company needs/requirements):

  • Discuss requirements and goals of the company using the solution
  • Install server and client components for Cognos Analytics
  • Install database and ETL configuration
  • Load master data and configure historical data loads
  • Deploy other pre-built applications, such as theFramework Manager models, reports, and dashboards
  • End-to-end testing of the solution
  • Deliver installation documentation to users
  • Transfer information to users
  • Remote support up to two days afterimplementation is done

Customer Service & Support

We offer Online tech support provides customers with access to STAR specialists that can address questions or potential problems with software.