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BIA provides support for Business Intelligence tools used at UC San Diego. Compare these BI tools based on your needs. Always consider which tool you are most comfortable with.


Cognos Analytics


PDF output Yes No
Excel output Yes Limited
Email distribution Manual/ automatic No
Web interaction (1) Yes Yes
Self-service Yes Yes
Validated data sources Yes Yes
BIA supported Yes Yes
Cost to your department (2) Free $$$


(1) Be sure to check that your BI tool of choice is compatible with your browser.
(2) For more information on costs, read about BI tool licensing.