What is Cognos Analytics?

Cognos® Analytics is a cloud-based business intelligence and analytics solution that makes it easy to visualize, analyze and share insights about your business.

Smarter business intelligence

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Visualize your business performance

Create beautiful dashboards and reports with AI recommendations

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Uncover what drives your performance

Unearth insights in your data using plain language, visual exploration and machine learning

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Share insights with your team

Drive change in your organization with interactive, animated data stories

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Create pixel perfect reports

Schedule and distribute your reports to thousands

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Prepare and share data

Clean, join and share data with automation and built-in intelligence

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Protect your data

Control access with role-based governance and single sign-on

Trusted by thousands of companies around the world

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Optimized sales performance

“We are better prepared to adapt and overcome the challenges we will encounter as the retail industry changes.”

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Accelerated supply chain

“We wanted to take the emotion out of strategic decision-making and let data do the talking.”

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Increased fan engagement

“[We] rely on IBM to provide us with accurate and timely statistics and insights so we can tell [our] story…”

Visualize your business performance

  • Craft beautiful, interactive dashboards and compelling reports in a single tool
  • Discover superior visualizations for your data with AI recommendations
  • Overlay your data on the physical world with geospatial capabilities

Uncover what drives your business

  • Ask questions and get answers in plain language with the AI Assistant
  • Discover hidden patterns in your data with visual exploration tools that help avoid bias
  • View side-by-side comparisons of your data under different scenarios

Share insights with your team or organization

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  • Everything you do is saved in the cloud, so it can be accessed easily by others
  • Capture, annotate and share visuals over email or Slack
  • Combine charts into stories with overlays, voice-overs and interactive elements

Clean, join and prepare data easily

  • Import data from spreadsheets, CSV files, cloud or on-premise databases
  • Use machine learning to automatically discover and combine related data sources into a single, trusted data module
  • Add new columns to your data; perform calculations, split, reorder and hide columns
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Explore the features and experience of Cognos Analytics

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Which deployment option is right for you?

Cloud Edition


A low-cost cloud service with all the features of Cognos Analytics. Starting at USD 15 per month.

Enterprise Edition


A dedicated service with the power to meet your critical performance needs

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