Cognos positioned as a leader in Forrester Enterprise Business Intelligence Platforms report

Independent Research Firm Cites Cognos as a Market Leader with the Most Modern and Scalable BI Platform

BURLINGTON, Mass., August 14, 2008 -- Cognos, an IBM (NYSE: IBM) company, and a world leader in business intelligence and performance management, today announced that Forrester Research, Inc. has recognized Cognos as a market leader in BI reporting and analysis platforms, according to the July 2008 report The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Business Intelligence Platforms, Q3 2008. Forrester cited Cognos as a leader based on the company’s strategy, market presence, and current offering of Cognos 8 BI v8.3.

The comprehensive report noted Cognos 8 BI v8.3 as a leader, citing Cognos as having the most modern and scalable BI environment. Cognos was recognized with five #1 (or tied for #1) sub-categories measured by Forrester (Operational, Product Direction, Global Presence, Partnership Ecosystem, and Install Base) and overall received the highest score for market presence. In addition, Cognos scored second in both the Current Offering and Strategy categories, and had the top score for the "Operational” sub-category, which includes Administration, Professional Services, Scalability, Security, Usability, and Support/Reliability.

“We are proud to be recognized as a Business Intelligence leader by Forrester, based both on our current offerings and on our strategy and market presence,” said Dave Laverty, vice-president, Worldwide Marketing, Business Intelligence and Performance Management, Cognos. “Under IBM, Cognos remains the only truly ERP-independent performance management solution – we can support all of the applications, databases, and infrastructures customers have now and in the future.”

The full ForresterWave for Enterprise Business Intelligence Platforms, Q3 2008 report can be viewed at

The IBM Cognos 8 Business Intelligence platform provides decision makers at all levels of the enterprise groundbreaking capabilities to better manage performance by delivering a consistent, accurate view of all business information. As a complete, flexible product, Cognos 8 BI v8.3 easily integrates into existing infrastructures with multiple systems and data sources. Its simplified BI environment improves user adoption, enables better decision-making, and provides a robust foundation for departmental BI and enterprise BI.

Source: ForresterWave for Enterprise Business Intelligence Platforms, Q3 2008.

About Cognos, an IBM company

Cognos, an IBM company, is a world leader in business intelligence and performance management solutions. It provides world-class enterprise planning and BI software and services to help companies plan, understand and manage financial and operational performance. Cognos was acquired by IBM in January 2008. For more information visit: and

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