Business intelligence


Why business intelligence from IBM?

Make better and smarter business decisions faster with solutions that take business intelligence (BI) to a whole new level. Innovations in BI from IBM provide broader analytic capabilities so that everyone has the relevant information they need to drive your business forward. IBM business intelligence products are designed to integrate with one another and with many third-party solutions, including leading big data platforms. So, you can start addressing your most pressing BI needs almost immediately with the confidence that you can seamlessly grow your solution over time to meet future requirements.

Business intelligence solutions

  • Reports


    Use comprehensive reports to understand your BI content.

  • Analysis


    Explore your BI data with trend analysis, “what-if” scenarios, modeling and more.

  • Scorecards


    Successfully monitor performance with the scorecard capabilities of IBM business intelligence.

  • Dashboards


    Monitor, measure and manage corporate performance at a glance with dashboards.

  • IBM Cognos Mobile


    Experience insight wherever you are, at the office or on the road.

  • Real-time Monitoring

    Real-time monitoring

    View up-to-the-minute operational data for quick and informed decisions.

  • Collaboration


    Fuel the exchange of insights with collaborative BI.

  • Many Eyes

    Data visualization

    Bring your data to life in the best format for interpretation and analysis.

Business intelligence software

Cognos products deliver analytics into the hands of everyone to drive better business outcomes. Each product offers reporting, analysis, modeling, planning and collaboration to address the needs of BI, performance management and business analytics initiatives. Right-sized to meet the needs of your organization, you can choose products for:

Featured products

Business intelligence customer resources

IBM offers a full range of customer support, training and certification, and services for Cognos and other Business Analytics customers.


Get world-class support for all your Cognos and Business Analytics products. Whether you're looking for supported product and software environments, product downloads or fixpack schedules, you’ll find everything you need.

Training and Certification

IBM offers a wide range of software education options to suit your role, your preferred learning format—and your schedule. Cognos courses are offered through public or onsite classroom training, computer based training, or instructor-led online courses. Standard and customized training programs are designed to match your unique requirements.


Put your organization on the road to business analytics success with the Customer Success Lifecycle. Customer Success Lifecycle outlines a recurring set of high-level phases and activities, spread over a typical strategic timeframe that supports your journey to analytics and solution success. Learn more about Business Intelligence services.

Success Stories

More than 23,000 leading companies and organizations around the world choose Cognos software. Learn how Cognos software is helping organization drive better results. Search by product, customer, industry and date in the customer success database.

Not in United States?

Contact IBM

Considering a purchase?

Don't wait any longer. Here are good reasons to upgrade to V10.2.

IBM Cognos Business Intelligence 10.2 upgrade won't hurt your budget or hinder productivity

Same product, new name!

The product you selected is now offered under a new name. The product page you will be taken to will reflect this new name.