IBM Cognos Analytics Express

IBM Cognos Express is the first and only completely integrated business intelligence and planning solution purpose-built to fit the needs of workgroups and midsize organizations at an affordable price.  An award winning product, it provides mid-size businesses with capabilities to help them answer three main questions: “How are we doing?”, “Why?”, and “What should we be doing?”

Cognos Express offers a number of modules including:

  • IBM Cognos Express Reporter – Self-service reporting and ad-hoc query
  • IBM Cognos Express Advisor – Analysis and visualization
  • IBM Express Xcelerator – Excel-based business analysis and optimization
  • IBM Cognos Express Planner – Planning, budgeting and forecasting from the web or the desktop

With Cognos Express, you can choose the functionality that meets your current need with great confidence that you could add more as your needs expand. The different capabilities are included in a pre-configured solution that is easy to install, easy to use and easy to buy. The upgrade path to Cognos Enterprise is seamless.
Key capabilities of IBM Cognos Express consist of:

  • Flexible data access to relational, OLAP, and local data sources in any combination through the use of centrally managed data models and metadata
  • Highly visual dashboarding with easy-to-use workspaces that offer at a glance view of what’s important
  • Reporting to present key facts containing current and historical information, with ability to create different types of reporting including self-service reporting for business users without requiring IT help
  • Trend analysis to explore historical trends, and slice and dice the information
  • High-powered what-if analysis and modeling for more informed decision-making, using a powerful 64-bit in-memory OLAP engine
  • Web-based portal, mobile devices integration and personalized desktop workspaces
  • Tight security using role-based access with single signon