IBM Cognos Express is the IBM licencing solution to meet the needs of smaller and midsize organisations. It provides identical functionality to that provided by IBM Cognos Enterprise software, but at a fraction of the cost.
Below 100 users, Cognos Express is suitable for smaller and medium sized companies or for specific departments or divisions within larger enterprises. An organisation might have multiple Cognos Express installations.
The software is exactly same as Cognos Enterprise, but it is retailed slightly differently. Cognos Express is licensed by Installation, TM1 Enterprise is licensed by Processor Value Units i.e. PVUs , which have to be monitored by the IBM Licence Management Tool (ILMT).
At Aramar, we like to offer our customers the most cost-effective solutions, and many of them utilise Cognos Express licencing. For small and medium-sized projects, the lower software costs leave plenty of budget for training and consultancy. You don’t have to be a mid-market business to benefit from Cognos Express licencing, your project just needs to be below 100 users.