Cognos is a Reporting tool from IBM which helps in reporting and analysis of various data from a data warehouse. Cognos is composed of nearly three dozen software products.Cognos is built on open standards and the software products can be used with relational and multidimensional data sources from multiple vendors, including Microsoft, NCR Teradata, SAP and Oracle. The key feature of Cognos is that it is “A single architecture for viewing, querying, analyzing, and authoring for collaborative contributions to any report including dashboards.”
Why Cognos BI suite?
Cognos is IBM's business intelligence (BI) and performance management software suite. The software is designed to enable business users without technical knowledge to extract corporate data, analyze it and assemble reports. From business intelligence to financial performance and strategy management to analytics applications, Cognos BI suite can provide what actually an organization needs to become top-performing and analytics-driven. With products for the individual, workgroup, department, midsize business and large enterprise, Cognos software is designed to help everyone in an organization to make decisions that will achieve better business outcomes. Across Cognos, every user can read documents prepared in every format, therefore data transforming problems will not be there.