IBM creates a visual dashboard using Cognos Analytics to show the spread of COVID-19

What is IBM Cognos Analytics?

Cognos Analytics is a business intelligence solution that empowers users with AI-infused self-service capabilities that accelerate data preparation, analysis, and report creation.

Cognos makes it easier than ever to visualize data and share actionable insights across your organization to foster more data-driven decisions.

Deploy where and when you need it – on-premises, on cloud or both. In addition, Cognos Analytics can be deployed on IBM Cloud Pak® for Data, across any cloud or multi-cloud environment.

With the new Cognos 11.1.7, you can deliver insights anywhere, at any time, with higher performance.

Smarter business intelligence

Start small, grow big, on any budget

Mix and match capabilities for users without blowing your budget — and with no minimum user count

Save time with automated data preparation

Cleanse and combine your data sources in minutes with AI-assisted data preparation

Reduce costs and increase accuracy

With AI built in, business users can uncover deep insights and create accurate reports on their own.

Protect your data

With strong governance rules that scale, you can control who has access to sensitive information, and who doesn't

Visualize your business performance

Create beautiful dashboards and reports with AI recommendations

Share critical insights easily

Break down the silos. Share dashboards and reports with anyone in your organization

Trusted COVID-19 data for communities

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IBM released a new, global interactive dashboard built on IBM Cognos Analytics to show the spread of COVID-19 across the world. The general public, researchers, data scientists, and media, can utilize this dashboard to conduct deeper analysis and filtering of regional data.

The COVID-19 data reflected in this dashboard is pulled from state and local governments and the World Health Organization.

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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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Automated processes to streamline growth

“We saw self-service—the ability for employees to run real-time queries and generate reports—as a key capability.”

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AI in the hands of business users

  • Reduce costs with self-service capabilities and an AI assistant that reduces training and support expenditures. 
  • Business users have single-click access to advanced analytics and predictive drivers, as well as statistically accurate time-series forecasting.
  • Business users can ask questions in plain language, and receive actionable answers with natural language query support. 

Clean and combine data in minutes

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  • Reduce time to discover, track, analyze, and take action as a result of important changes in business results with AI infused across all aspects of the process.
  • Import data from spreadsheets, CSV files, and via connectivity to cloud or on-premises 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.

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

Collaborate with anyone in your organization

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  • Cognos Analytics connects to your data in the cloud (or on-prem), so that all of your users access the same data.
  • Everyone gets the same answers
  • Capture, annotate and share visuals over email or Slack

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