IBM Cognos Controller

IBM is one of the world’s largest vendors of IT hardware, software and services. The company has a global workforce of approx. 300,000 employees and is active in over 170 countries.

IBM offers a comprehensive portfolio of analytics, performance management (in particular for planning, budgeting and forecasting and financial consolidation and close) and advanced analytics solutions. Major offerings include IBM Cognos Analytics and IBM Planning Analytics. For financial consolidation and regulatory reporting, IBM Controller is part of the performance management portfolio. IBM supports a wide range of deployment requirements by offering both cloud and on-premises options as well as containerized applications.

IBM Controller is a purpose-built financial consolidation and close product for statutory and management consolidation use cases with predefined dimensions, consolidation computations as well as a library of pre-packaged reports for data review, system configuration and audit trail. Controller is agnostic in terms of industry and organization size and is available in the cloud and on-premises. Standard functionality includes currency translation, intercompany reconciliation/elimination, complex ownership handling, multi-GAAP capabilities and options for custom calculations and flexible reporting.


User & Use Cases

This year we had 20 responses from IBM Controller users. At the time of the survey, 94 percent of them were using version 10 and 6 percent were running version 11.

IBM Cognos Controller

Peer Groups Financial Consolidation Products
Number of responses20
ProductIBM Controller