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based on preference data from user reviews. IBM Cognos Analytics rates 3.9/5 stars with 301 reviews. By contrast, TIBCO Spotfire rates 4.2/5 stars with 196 reviews. Each product's score is calculated with real-time data from verified user reviews, to help you make the best choice between these two options, and decide which one is best for your business needs.
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3.9 out of 5
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4.2 out of 5
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Market Segments
IBM Cognos Analytics
IBM Cognos Analytics
Enterprise (75.5% of reviews)
TIBCO Spotfire
TIBCO Spotfire
Enterprise (58.0% of reviews)
Entry Level Price
IBM Cognos Analytics
IBM Cognos Analytics
Free Up to 5 trial licenses per organization
TIBCO Spotfire
TIBCO Spotfire
Free Trial

IBM Cognos Analytics vs TIBCO Spotfire

When assessing the two solutions, reviewers found TIBCO Spotfire easier to use, set up, and administer. Reviewers also preferred doing business with TIBCO Spotfire overall.

  • Reviewers felt that TIBCO Spotfire meets the needs of their business better than IBM Cognos Analytics.
  • When comparing quality of ongoing product support, reviewers felt that TIBCO Spotfire is the preferred option.
  • For feature updates and roadmaps, our reviewers preferred the direction of TIBCO Spotfire over IBM Cognos Analytics.
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Shared Categories
IBM Cognos Analytics
IBM Cognos Analytics
TIBCO Spotfire
TIBCO Spotfire
IBM Cognos Analytics and TIBCO Spotfire are categorized as Analytics Platforms
Unique Categories
IBM Cognos Analytics
IBM Cognos Analytics is categorized as Embedded Business Intelligence
TIBCO Spotfire
TIBCO Spotfire is categorized as Stream Analytics
Pricing
IBM Cognos Analytics
IBM Cognos Analytics Pricing
Cognos Analytics Trial
Free Up to 5 trial licenses per organization
Standard
$15.00 USD Per user per month
Plus
$35.00 USD Per user per month
Premium
$70.00 USD Per user per month
Free Trial
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TIBCO Spotfire Pricing
TIBCO Cloud Spotfire
Free Trial
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Ratings
Meets Requirements
IBM Cognos Analytics
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.0
Responses: 201
TIBCO Spotfire
TIBCO Spotfire
8.6
Responses: 153
Ease of Use
IBM Cognos Analytics
IBM Cognos Analytics
7.1
Responses: 201
TIBCO Spotfire
TIBCO Spotfire
8.0
Responses: 153
Ease of Setup
IBM Cognos Analytics
IBM Cognos Analytics
6.1
Responses: 96
TIBCO Spotfire
TIBCO Spotfire
7.6
Responses: 71
Ease of Admin
IBM Cognos Analytics
IBM Cognos Analytics
6.5
Responses: 100
TIBCO Spotfire
TIBCO Spotfire
7.3
Responses: 69
Quality of Support
IBM Cognos Analytics
IBM Cognos Analytics
7.0
Responses: 175
TIBCO Spotfire
TIBCO Spotfire
7.7
Responses: 131
Ease of Doing Business With
IBM Cognos Analytics
IBM Cognos Analytics
7.2
Responses: 93
TIBCO Spotfire
TIBCO Spotfire
8.3
Responses: 66
Product Direction (% positive)
IBM Cognos Analytics
IBM Cognos Analytics
7.2
Responses: 192
TIBCO Spotfire
TIBCO Spotfire
7.9
Responses: 150
Features
Reports
Reports Interface
IBM Cognos Analytics
IBM Cognos Analytics
7.9
Responses: 129
Verified Feature
TIBCO Spotfire
TIBCO Spotfire
8.3
Responses: 111
Verified Feature
Steps to Answer
IBM Cognos Analytics
IBM Cognos Analytics
7.1
Responses: 93
Verified Feature
TIBCO Spotfire
TIBCO Spotfire
7.7
Responses: 107
Verified Feature
Graphs and Charts
IBM Cognos Analytics
IBM Cognos Analytics
7.8
Responses: 121
Verified Feature
TIBCO Spotfire
TIBCO Spotfire
8.7
Responses: 120
Verified Feature
Score Cards
IBM Cognos Analytics
IBM Cognos Analytics
7.1
Responses: 76
Verified Feature
TIBCO Spotfire
TIBCO Spotfire
7.9
Responses: 94
Verified Feature
Dashboards
IBM Cognos Analytics
IBM Cognos Analytics
7.4
Responses: 115
Verified Feature
TIBCO Spotfire
TIBCO Spotfire
8.6
Responses: 116
Verified Feature
Data Preparation
Connectors
IBM Cognos Analytics
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.9
Responses: 9
Verified Feature
TIBCO Spotfire
TIBCO Spotfire
Not enough data available
Data Governance
IBM Cognos Analytics
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.9
Responses: 9
Verified Feature
TIBCO Spotfire
TIBCO Spotfire
Not enough data available
Data Modeling and Blending
Data Querying
IBM Cognos Analytics
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.3
Responses: 9
Verified Feature
TIBCO Spotfire
TIBCO Spotfire
Not enough data available
Data Filtering
IBM Cognos Analytics
IBM Cognos Analytics
9.1
Responses: 9
Verified Feature
TIBCO Spotfire
TIBCO Spotfire
Not enough data available
Data Blending
IBM Cognos Analytics
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.5
Responses: 9
Verified Feature
TIBCO Spotfire
TIBCO Spotfire
Not enough data available
Self Service
Calculated Fields
IBM Cognos Analytics
IBM Cognos Analytics
7.9
Responses: 105
Verified Feature
TIBCO Spotfire
TIBCO Spotfire
8.3
Responses: 115
Verified Feature
Data Column Filtering
IBM Cognos Analytics
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.3
Responses: 121
Verified Feature
TIBCO Spotfire
TIBCO Spotfire
8.5
Responses: 118
Verified Feature
Data Discovery
IBM Cognos Analytics
IBM Cognos Analytics
7.7
Responses: 107
Verified Feature
TIBCO Spotfire
TIBCO Spotfire
8.3
Responses: 108
Verified Feature
Search
IBM Cognos Analytics
IBM Cognos Analytics
7.2
Responses: 95
Verified Feature
TIBCO Spotfire
TIBCO Spotfire
7.8
Responses: 100
Verified Feature
Collaboration / Workflow
IBM Cognos Analytics
IBM Cognos Analytics
7.2
Responses: 90
Verified Feature
TIBCO Spotfire
TIBCO Spotfire
7.6
Responses: 91
Verified Feature
Automodeling
IBM Cognos Analytics
IBM Cognos Analytics
6.5
Responses: 59
Verified Feature
TIBCO Spotfire
TIBCO Spotfire
7.2
Responses: 72
Verified Feature
Advanced Analytics
Predictive Analytics
IBM Cognos Analytics
IBM Cognos Analytics
7.1
Responses: 62
Verified Feature
TIBCO Spotfire
TIBCO Spotfire
7.8
Responses: 79
Verified Feature
Data Visualization
IBM Cognos Analytics
IBM Cognos Analytics
7.7
Responses: 97
Verified Feature
TIBCO Spotfire
TIBCO Spotfire
8.7
Responses: 117
Verified Feature
Big Data Services
IBM Cognos Analytics
IBM Cognos Analytics
7.5
Responses: 50
Verified Feature
TIBCO Spotfire
TIBCO Spotfire
7.8
Responses: 81
Verified Feature
Building Reports
Data Transformation
IBM Cognos Analytics
IBM Cognos Analytics
7.9
Responses: 53
Verified Feature
TIBCO Spotfire
TIBCO Spotfire
8.5
Responses: 49
Verified Feature
Data Modeling
IBM Cognos Analytics
IBM Cognos Analytics
7.8
Responses: 53
Verified Feature
TIBCO Spotfire
TIBCO Spotfire
8.1
Responses: 42
Verified Feature
WYSIWYG Report Design
IBM Cognos Analytics
IBM Cognos Analytics
7.6
Responses: 40
Verified Feature
TIBCO Spotfire
TIBCO Spotfire
7.9
Responses: 32
Verified Feature
Integration APIs
IBM Cognos Analytics
IBM Cognos Analytics
7.1
Responses: 29
Verified Feature
TIBCO Spotfire
TIBCO Spotfire
7.8
Responses: 34
Verified Feature
Reviewers' Company Size
Reviewers of both IBM Cognos Analytics and TIBCO Spotfire were most often representing companies in the Enterprise segment.
Small-Business
(50 or fewer emp.)
IBM Cognos Analytics
IBM Cognos Analytics
5.2%
TIBCO Spotfire
TIBCO Spotfire
16.0%
Mid-Market
(51-1000 emp.)
IBM Cognos Analytics
IBM Cognos Analytics
19.3%
TIBCO Spotfire
TIBCO Spotfire
26.0%
Enterprise
(> 1000 emp.)
IBM Cognos Analytics
IBM Cognos Analytics
75.5%
TIBCO Spotfire
TIBCO Spotfire
58.0%
Reviewers' Industry
IBM Cognos Analytics
IBM Cognos Analytics Industry
Insurance
10.2%
Information Technology and Services
8.9%
Financial Services
6.8%
Higher Education
5.9%
Banking
5.9%
Other
62.3%
TIBCO Spotfire
TIBCO Spotfire Industry
Oil & Energy
27.7%
Information Technology and Services
9.8%
Education Management
5.8%
Pharmaceuticals
5.2%
Financial Services
5.2%
Other
46.2%
Reviews
Most Helpful Favorable Review
IBM Cognos Analytics
GH
User in Higher Education

Cognos is a powerful BI tool. It has been set up to be integrated with several of our existing databases to allow us one interface to pull data on demand, or send scheduled reports to university stakeholders. It has just enough needed to make the menus and...

TIBCO Spotfire
Wendy G.
Consultant in Information Technology and Services

Spotfire is user friendly, and has great visualizations available. I appreciate the filters, marking, and user interface. I have used Spotfire daily for about 1.5 years to design dashboards, perform ad hoc data analysis, store metadata, and to store...

Most Helpful Critical Review
IBM Cognos Analytics
J Reese K.
User in Marketing and Advertising

If your turnover is high or if there is not enough specialists on hand to REALLY train it well, its a lost value. The learning curve is steep and it really depends on your base level item level data and input. Can you trust what it is telling you?

TIBCO Spotfire
Osiris E.
User in Mechanical or Industrial Engineering

Service totally meets the expectation wanted

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Discussions
IBM Cognos Analytics
IBM Cognos Analytics Discussions
Where can I find more answers on my questions?
2 comments
Offical Response from IBM Cognos Analytics
Check out this blog https://www.ibm.com/communities/analytics/cognos-analytics/blog/Read more
I heard Cognos Analytics 11.11 was out - where can I find more information?
2 comments
Offical Response from IBM Cognos Analytics
https://www.ibm.com/communities/analytics/cognos-analytics-blog/cognos-analytics-release-r11-11-0-11-is-here/Read more
Have you used DMR ? Have you found it better than a relational or a powercube?
1 comment
Callistus P.
CP
Yes, I have used DMR. However, the performance here is not so great compared to a PowerCube. However, you don't have to worry about building cubes. I...Read more
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Screenshots
IBM Cognos Analytics
IBM Cognos Analytics Screenshots
TIBCO Spotfire
TIBCO Spotfire Screenshots
Videos
IBM Cognos Analytics
IBM Cognos Analytics Videos
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Video 1: How to upload your own data (11.1.x)
Video 2: How to create an exploration (11.1.x)
Video 3: How to create a story (11.0.4+)
Video 4: How to create your first report (11.1.0+)
Video 5: How to create your first dashboard (11.1.0+)
Video 6: IBM Cognos Analytics: overview with customer testimonials

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