Cognos BI Software

Cognos BI software is now owned by IBM (as of 2010)

Founded in 1969, at its peak Cognos employed almost 3,500 people and served more than 23,000 customers in over 135 countries.

Cognos is considered a good tool although there are ongoing concerns about the performance of the toolset with 24% of IBM references cited poor performance as a concern, compared with the industry average of 11.5% across all vendors.

Cognos is also not considered one of the more intuitive or easiest BI tools to learn.

Cognos is in the upper quartile of BI software vendors