Part of the IBM Business Analytics portfolio, Cognos software solutions are designed to answer business questions that lead to better performance management such as:
How are we doing? - stay on track to meet targets with visibility into any aspect of your business performance.
Why? - put results and decisions into context by analysing trends and patterns.
What should we be doing? - allocate human and financial resources more effectively using driver based plans and rolling forecasts.
The key components of the IBM Cognos solution are as follows:
IBM Cognos TM1
TM1's strength lies in its ability to handle very large volumes of multi-dimensional data for planning, management reporting and analysis using either an Excel or Web interface.
IBM Cognos Business Intelligence
This is a single product with one architecture that delivers business reporting, analysis, dashboards and scorecards through a series of studios.
IBM Cognos Express
Part of the Cognos Family, Express is an integrated solution powered by TM1 and BI for smaller deployments up to 100 users
IBM Cognos Disclosure Management
This is a unique solution that supports the difficult “last mile” of report production. It automates the process of creating internal and external financial reports, as well as enabling to you to meet the iXBRL mandates from HMRC and Companies House. IBM Cognos Controller
This is a web based consolidation and financial reporting application with all its functionality available out of the box without the need for programming, previously known as Frango Controller.
IBM Cognos Planning
Still used by many organisations, the product formerly known as Adaytum, combines top down planning and bottom up budgeting and forecasting deployable to budget holders.