Cognos Business Intelligence Overview

Founded in 1969, serving more than 18,000 customers in 120 countries and employing over 2,500 people around the globe, Cognos is the world's leading provider of enterprise business intelligence and corporate performance management solutions that optimize the performance of the world's largest and most successful organizations.

Business intelligence is a category of applications and technologies for gathering, storing, analyzing, reporting on and providing access to data to help enterprise users make better business decisions.

The Cognos business intelligence (BI) platform delivers the answers you need to make better decisions. Composed of integrated products and components, it is the first and only solution to provide true end-to-end coverage of all end-users needs. Cognos tools let you tap into your company's rich information resources and create the unified information infrastructure critical to running a business. It lets you make insightful analysis, reporting, and high-level visualization available to key decision-makers, both inside and outside your organization, through an easy-to-use browser-based portal.

Cognos' aim is to make their customers the best decision-makers in the world. With the Cognos BI solution, you get information delivered fast, so that sharing insights across the business is effortless, and people can make informed decisions, turn strategy into action, and optimize business performance. Everyone has a single, common context for making aligned decisions. This is Cognos Business Intelligence.

Cognos' end-to-end answer to enterprise requirements is why many of the world's leading organizations view Cognos business intelligence to be as mission-critical to their business as their computing, database, and Internet infrastructure. It's why they are the global leader in the business intelligence market.