IBM Cognos Analytics
Introducing Cognos Analytics 12.0. Make better decisions faster with AI-powered insights.
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Unlock the full potential of your data with AI-powered automation and insights in Cognos Analytics. The natural language AI assistant is always available–describe the data you need and let Cognos Analytics build stunning data visualizations for you. Describe a question or a hypothesis you want to test and let AI give you the insights you need.

Transform your business team into power users so your data analysts can focus on finding deeper insights. Move to the new generation of BI with AI capabilities that not only bring an accurate, trusted and complete picture of your business, but forecast what’s coming in the future, predict outcomes and explain why they may happen.

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Benefits Web-based data modeling

Upload, connect to, join and model your data.

Interactive dashboards and enterprise reports

Up to 5 users can join the same trial instance.

Data exploration and prediction

Predictive forecasting, decision trees, AI assistant and more.

Key features Why IBM® Cognos® Analytics? Explore all features Accelerate data prep with AI

Use built-in AI to accelerate and improve blending data or finding the optimal tables for your model.

Automate data exploration

Uncover hidden trends and drivers with the help of AI so you can get the facts behind your data and deliver insights in real time.

Visualize and report on data

Create powerful visualizations, tell the story of your data and share insights via email, Slack, or the mobile app.

Scale and integrate

Bring together advanced analytics and data science into daily operations and seize new opportunities.

Protect your data

Governed self-service analytics adapts to your requirements and protects data from misuse.

Analyst reports Ventana Buyers Guide for Analytics and Data

IBM Cognos Analytics: 'Exemplary’ Rank in Ventana’s 2023 Buyers Guide for Analytics and Data

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The Total Economic Impact™ of IBM Cognos Analytics

Forrester Consulting interviewed five real IBM customers for this 2022 commissioned study and determined the benefits realized over a three-year period.

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BARC Score Enterprise BI & Analytics Platforms

IBM named as a Market Leader in BARC Score 2022 Enterprise BI & Analytics Platforms.

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Case study
Industry: Manufacturing Expanding analytics capabilities to make room for AI

Today, Conestoga Wood Specialties runs over 5,200 reports per day, giving leadership across the business the decision support they need to continue growing and expanding the enterprise.

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Chocolatier Lindt Canada business has used Cognos Analytics for more than 20 years as an analytics solution for its sales and marketing functions.

Kai Ming

Kai Ming makes more data-driven decisions with IBM Cognos Analytics to better serve low-income families by providing child educational services and family resources.

Alliant Energy

Heather Gardner uses Cognos Analytics to create a cleaner future at Alliant Energy.

Elkjøp Norway

Flexible scaling during Black Friday sales, increased need for real-time data on mobile phones during COVID-19 and customized dashboards for more applications.


Automates validation for thousands of reports.

Mueller, Inc.

Breathes new life into legacy data.

Ratings and reviews

Learn why IBM Cognos Analytics is listed as a “Enterprise Leader” product from G2 and a “Top Rated” vendor from TrustRadius.

Starting at USD 10.60 * Cognos Analytics on Cloud On-Demand

Cloud service ideal for smaller teams and organizations, offering user license options tailored with basic or premium functions.

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Hosted and managed by IBM for large organizations or an entire enterprise.

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Deployed and managed by you for your organization or enterprise.

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