IBM Cognos, Business Objects & Microsoft BI Comparison



Author: Grzegorz Goli

IBM Cognos, SAP Business Objects and SQL Server applications comparison

The table below shows the comparison of Cognos Series 7, IBM Cognos 8 BI, SAP Business Objects Enterprise (BOXI r.3) and Microsoft SQL Server 2005/2008 BI products and indicates relations between them.

Cognos Series 7 and IBM Cognos 8 BI products comparison
Cognos series 7 IBM Cognos 8 BI Business Objects Enterprise MS SQL Server BI Comments
Cognos PowerPlay PowerPlay (BI Mobile Analysis) Desktop Intelligence / OLAP Intelligence SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS)
SQL Server Management Studio
Desktop query and analysis tool
Cognos PowerPlay Web Analysis Studio Web Intelligence ? Web-based multidimensional analysis
PowerPlay Excel IBM Cognos 8 BI Analysis for Microsoft Excel Live office
Xcelsius
Microsoft Excel Spredsheet integration
Impromptu ReportNet (Report Studio + Query Studio) Crystal Reports
WebIntelligence
SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) Reporting
Cognos WebPortal Cognos Connection InfoView Performance Point Server Web Portal
Visualizer GO! Dashboard
Report Studio
Performance manager
XCelsius
Dashboard builder
Business Intelligence Development Studio Visual dashboards
DecisionStream Data Manager Data integrator (BODI) SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) ETL and data integraion tool
PowerPlay Transformer
Impromptu Administrator
Framework Manager Designer Business Intelligence Development Studio Modeling application
Metrics Manager Metrics Studio Performance manager
Dashboard manager
Business Intelligence Development Studio Scorecarding
Notice cast Event Studio BusinessObjects Enterprise XI ? Business activity monitoring
Planning
Controller
Planning
Controller
Business Planning and Consolidation ? Planning application