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Anyone use IBM cognos? Manager is pushing us to use it. I get how it could maybe be valuable for internal reports, but the graphics are just not up to par for client deliverables in my opinion

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Lots of people don't really care about design and only care about data. Depending on audience, fancy visuals could either add to or detract from the message.

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I don't think so. I'm sure there is a reason we have to use it, I just don't know it well enough to be able to summarize data As well as I can in excel

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Do you think you can opt for tableau or wave analytics? (Depending on the client eco system, needs, etc..)

Cognos is a terrific backend system. The reports may not be up to sniff but you can always write a VBA script for access to take care of that. Or you could shape your data in such a way that you can use tableau or power BI to visualize it. But as a data mart solution, cognos is probably the best.

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