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Smarter self-service you can trust

For the business user who needs to easily create compelling visualizations and dashboards. For the business leader who needs a proven, self-service analytics solution they can trust. For the enterprise that needs the scalability and analytics governance the business demands — whether on premises or on the cloud — only IBM Cognos® Analytics delivers it all.

IBM’s AI-infused business-intelligence solution, Cognos Analytics, helps enable you to:

  • Find answers others cannot, using AI and machine learning.
  • Unearth information that may not be obvious or expected, using pattern detection.
  • Create and easily share stunning, system-recommended visualizations in diverse formats.
  • Pose questions about your data and receive intelligent responses, with the natural language-powered AI assistant.
  • Reduce the time needed for data preparation through automation and built-in intelligence.

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Bring your data to life with IBM Cognos Analytics

Prepare your data

  • Access corporate and uploaded files, such as spreadsheets and comma-separated values (CSV) files.
  • Quickly find the data sources you need, using natural language.
  • Verify and combine data sources, with automated modeling.

Explore your data

  • Get visual data exploration and ​​​​​​professional reporting in a unified environment.
  • Receive smart visualizations — the system recommends the best chart type based on the data selected.
  • Leverage embedded geospatial-mapping capabilities in the dashboarding and reporting function.

Share your data

  • Get a single interface, cloud-based or on-premises, over desktop, laptops or mobile devices.
  • Schedule reports, burst to thousands of users, or enable users to subscribe to reports.
  • Combine charts into a story with overlays, voice-overs and interactive elements to share.

Which option of IBM Cognos Analytics is right for you?

Trial Edition


Free trial of Cognos Analytics Premium Edition

Premium Edition


Full Cognos Analytics capabilities

Enterprise Edition


Powered to meet critical enterprise needs in a dedicated environment

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