IBM Cognos Business Intelligence is a division of IBM that is strictly dedicated towards designing business intelligence software. The current edition of Cognos BI offers a range of analytical and reporting features.
- Query and Reporting:
- Drag and Drop – Create reports by dragging and dropping images and content such as RSS, HTML, Real-Time Monitoring etc.
- Share and Collaborate – You can work in teams and share reports using Lotus Connections.
- Templates – Reports can be created to incorporate standard layouts and widgets.
- Interactive – Reports are interactive, will drill down, calculation and analaysis features.
Other features available with this product but not strictly associated with reporting include:
- Real-time Monitoring
- Extending BI
- Collaborative BI
You can purchase IBM Cognos Collaboration Authorized User Licence + SW System Subscription and Support 12 Months for $180.
This product is available at http://www-01.ibm.com/software/analytics/cognos/business-intelligence/ .
Cognos was originally an independent business intelligence software company, which was acquired by IBM. The acquisition seems to have been a positive one, and the BI division of IBM is now named Cognos. Purchasing this product brings you the IBM name, along with the specialisation of Cognos.