IBM Cognos Express is the only integrated BI and Planning Solution purpose-built for midsize companies.
It delivers the essential reporting, analysis, dashboard, planning, budgeting and forecasting capabilities that midsize companies need at a price they can afford.
IBM Cognos Express provides midsize companies with consistent, reliable information to answer three critical business questions: How are we doing? Why? and What should we be doing? With insights drawn from answering these questions, managers can make better, faster decisions to drive greater efficiencies, reduce costs and identify new growth opportunities.
Cognos Express 9.5 contains all the essential reporting, analysis and planning capabilities in one integrated solution, from a single vendor. This simplicity eliminates the time and costs associated with more complicated, developer-centric implementations. You are more productive right away. It also reduces the complexity of deployment and ongoing maintenance, which minimizes the IT resources required.
IBM Cognos Express is :
You may purchase the full product with its reporting, analysis, dashboard, planning, budgeting and forecasting capabilities, or you may start with the specific module or modules you need today, secure in an easy growth path for the future. This flexible approach gives you the freedom to "think big, but start small" - an effective strategy to match project and business needs with budget and resource constraints.
IBM Cognos Express Reporter: Self-service reporting and ad hoc query.
Handle all of your reporting needs (production, dashboards, operational, transactional, managed) and empower business users to easily access, modify and create reports with comprehensive self-service reporting and ad hoc query capabilities.
IBM Cognos Express Advisor: Freeform analysis and visualization.
Quickly and easily translate raw data into sophisticated analysis with rich visual presentations that include simple and intuitive drill down and drill up capabilities and the flexibility to slice and dice information. Optimize and transform business outcomes with powerful "what-if" scenario modelling and write back.
IBM Cognos Express Xcelerator: Excel-based planning and business analysis.
Transform common spreadsheets with a powerful in-memory analytics engine for real-time multidimensional analysis, planning, budgeting and forecasting.
IBM Cognos Express Planner: streamlines information gathering, aggregation and analysis for continuous planning, budgeting and forecasting. Advanced filtering features, such as hierarchy leveling, attribute values, element names (with aliases) and spelling patterns, for more finely grained simulations.