IBM Cognos Express

IBM Cognos Express


IBM Cognos Express delivers the essential reporting, analysis, dashboard, scorecard, planning, budgeting and forecasting capabilities that workgroups and midsize companies need at a price they can afford. Everything is included in a pre-configured solution that is easy to install, easy to use and easy to buy.

With Cognos Express, you can equip everyone with the tools to help your organization outperform – including reports, analysis, statistics, dashboards, what-if analysis, plans, budgets and more

  • Transform insights into action - Assemble relevant business information in a unified workspace with reports anddashboards; analyze it to make fact-based recommendations from the desktop, the web or from within Microsoft Excel; and act on findings with plans and forecasts.
  • Enable anytime, anywhere BI - Interact with information and get relevant insights wherever you are, and however you prefer to work. On the web. On mobile devices. Or within a personalized workspace.
  • Minimize demands on your IT staff - Provide a flexible, self-contained and scalable solution that takes advantage of your existing IT infrastructure and has the ability to grow.

IBM Cognos Express provides a one-stop integrated Business Intelligence (BI) and planning solution purpose-built for midsize companies. Users can analyze data in a business context and quickly gain insight into company performance and trends to take immediate action, linking insight to action. It provides consistent, reliable information for better, faster decision-making to manage costs, drive profitability and increase growth.

IBM SPSS Modeler is a high-performance data mining and text analytics workbench that quickly delivers positive return on investment (ROI) by creating the predictive intelligence that allows organizations to proactively and repeatedly exploit revenue opportunities, reduce costs and increase operational productivity.

The powerful combination of IBM SPSS Modeler and IBM Cognos Express allows an organization to capitalize on best in class predictive analytics to manage human and physical assets, attract new and retain existing customers and proactively manage risk in order to prevent fraudulent activity with an easy to use business intelligence and planning framework. Midsize businesses can gain insight and proactively act upon that insight, and then communicate the information through dashboards across the enterprise to drive better business outcomes.

Cognos Express is part of the Cognos 10 family of products, which enables your organization to start small and expand your BI solution over time to address future needs.

Product Modules

IBM Cognos Express includes:

  • Express Reporter - Self-service reporting and ad hoc query
  • Express Advisor - Analysis and visualization
  • Express Xcelerator - Microsoft Excel based business analysis and optimization
  • Express Planner - Planning, budgeting and forecasting


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