Business Intelligence

See how business intelligence can help you. Learn more with the online demo for IBM Cognos 8 Business intelligence. View the demo.

See how business intelligence can help you.

Learn more with the online demo for IBM Cognos 8 Business intelligence

Why business intelligence from IBM

Business intelligence connects people with information in an easy-to-use way so they can make better decisions. With BI software you can:

The best business intelligence software:

IBM Cognos 8 Business Intelligence (US) delivers the complete range of BI capabilities on a single, service-oriented architecture (SOA). Gain more value from your existing IBM investment and data sources.

Business intelligence capabilities

  • Reporting (US)

    Author, use and share any type of report—drawing on any data source. Present business intelligence information in a consistent and easy-to-use way.
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  • Analysis (US)

    Analyze and report against online analytical processing (OLAP) and dimensionally aware relational data sources. Spot trends and see your business from a variety of dimensions.
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  • Extend Business Intelligence (US)

    Increase the value of your business intelligence and its ease of use with BI on mobile devices, information search and applications designed for popular platforms.
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  • Scorecarding (US)

    Build easy-to-use scorecards to align your teams and tactics with strategy. Communicate business goals company-wide and let people monitor performance against their targets. Learn more (US) or view the demo (US).

  • Dashboards (US)

    Communicate complex information quickly with a range of easy-to-build dashboards. Learn more. (US)

Business Intelligence resources

  • Gartner - Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence Platforms, 2009

    A global view of Gartner's opinion of the main software vendors that should be considered by organizations seeking to develop business intelligence (BI) applications.
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Butler Group - Technology Audit - IBM Cognos 8 BI

IBM Cognos 8 BI is a single, integrated, enterprise-class BI and CPM product constructed around a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA).


The Right Architecture for BI: The Foundation for Effective Enterprise BI

Read how the single, open IBM Cognos 8 BI architecture can reduce IT workload, improve productivity, and make better use of your IT budget.


Full Promise of IBM Cognos 8 BI

Read about the value of a Web Services architecture and how IBM Cognos 8 BI provides all capabilities to all users.


Dashboarding Best Practices

Learn proven best practices in dashboards and data visualization from Stephen Few and how to implement them using IBM Cognos software.


Choosing a Standard for BI and Reporting

Read about the factors to consider in standardizing your BI, the importance of TCO, and why IBM Cognos 8 BI is the only choice for BI standardization.

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Business intelligence capabilities