IBM Cognos Analytics
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Faster insights, better decisions

You need meaningful insights from data you trust if data-driven decision making is your goal. AI-powered automation and insights in Cognos Analytics enable everyone in your organization to unlock the full potential of your data. The natural language AI assistant is always available–describe the data you need and let Cognos Analytics build stunning data visualizations for you. Describe the question you are looking to answer, or hypothesis you want to test and let AI help you get the insights you need.

Transform your business team into power users, so your data analysts can focus on finding deeper insights to boost results. 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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Now available: Scale AI workloads, for all your data, anywhere.


Now available: Cloud Pak for Data Cognos Analytics 4.5 it's ready for your organization

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.

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

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Enterprise BI and analytics platforms

IBM Cognos Analytics has been named a Market Leader in the 2022 BARC Score Enterprise BI & Analytics Platforms report. Download the report to learn more.

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Case studies Lindt

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

Read the latest reviews on G2 and TrustRadius and learn why IBM Cognos Analytics is listed as a “Enterprise Leader” product from G2, as well as a “Top Rated” vendor from TrustRadius based on customer satisfaction ratings

Ways to buy
Starting at USD 10.00 * Cognos Analytics on Cloud On-Demand

A multi-tenant cloud service suitable for 1 to 200 users. Hosted and managed by IBM.

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A single-tenant cloud service designed for enterprise scale. Hosted and managed by IBM.

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Software you can deploy and manage on your own infrastructure.

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