Cognos vs Business Objects - a serious comparison
How do Cognos and Business Objects compare? What do you need to consider when choosing a BI tool?

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How to compare IBM Cognos and SAP Business Objects?

As a manager / consultant or IT-professional you want to know quickly how Cognos and Business Objects compare. The 100% vendor independent Business Intelligence Tools Survey of the Passionned Group includes a thorough comparison of Cognos vs Business Objects. Hundred and nineteen seven (197) key evaluation criteria are used to compare both Business Intelligence tools on a feature-by-feature analysis.

A serious and 100% independent comparison

The BI Tools Survey is designed by the 100% vendor independent consultancy Passionned Group (since 2004). The senior BI-consultants Rick van der Linden and Daan van Beek MSc, who are worldwide recognized as BI-experts, are the two authors. They assist companies in Business Intelligence and software selection for more than 25 years.

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Are they still the market leaders?

Both Cognos and Business Objects were in earlier times the market leaders in the Business Intelligence market. But, today a number of new Business Intelligence solutions has entered the market. If you want to know how Cognos and BusinessObjects rank in the list of BI tools today, consider buying and downloading the Business Intelligence Tools Survey 2019.

What does our BI Tools Survey say about Cognos?

“For some time it was uncertain what IBM was going to do with their new acquisition, but with the combination of Cognos, the statistical package SPSS and the TM1 planning system they have developed a product as good as anything we have seen. Many of the existing Cognos customers we have spoken to are also large Oracle and SAP users many of who were (are) re-evaluating their choice for Cognos often made five to ten years ago. With the possibilities offered by the new version of the product we do not expect many companies to switch to a different vendor.”

Cognos vs Business Objects, how do they compare?

The BI Tools Survey covers 15 main categories for selecting the right BI tool for your organization. Cognos vs BusinessObjects are in our survey scored on their capabilities in the following categories: infrastructure, security & connectivity, cloud architecture, mobile BI, core functionality, performance management & planning, predictive analysis & data mining, usability & visualization, big data / performance tuning, search and alerting and pricing.

Which tool has the highest score?

Cognos outperforms Business Objects in core functionality (29 evaluation criteria); Business Objects performs better than Cognos in the category security & connectivity (14 criteria). For a complete overview of their scores in all categories download our BI Tools Survey right now.

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