Customer Reviews for Rational Insight

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Rational Insight

IBM® Rational® Insight, a performance measurement and management solution, helps you improve project and process performance.
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5 out of 6(83%)reviewers would recommend this product.
Customer reviews for Rational Insight
Review 1 for Rational Insight
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d4tune
Location:Littleton, MA
Company size:10,001 or more
Role:IBM Staff

Date:June 5, 2013
Insight documentation, positioning and help should be clearer that it's Cognos under the covers. This is helpful when trying to troubleshoot or search for information, tips/tricks etc
Review 2 for Rational Insight
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JeffPO

Date:June 6, 2012
We got a lot of value from the tool. The features were as promised and there were even some unexpected pieces. We have seen slight improvements to date, though nothing is quantified.
Review 3 for Rational Insight
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Jeff
Location:London, UK
Company size:10,001 or more
Role:Architect

Powerful Insight

Date:June 5, 2012
I've been very impressed by the capabilities of Rational Insight. Reports that previously took hours to create in Excel and some that were not even possible have been put within our reach.
It takes someone with a bit of understanding of the underlying Cognos Engine to produce reports but the end result is absolutely worth it.
One criticism that I could level at Insight would be the stability of the product. Whilst stability is improving with every release, we do find the odd occasion when the service has inexplicably crashed.
Otherwise great tool that has brought a lot of value.
Pros: powerful, flexible, fast
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eumelia

Date:June 5, 2012
Help manager to know it performance, demand any thing about it activity status. Easy to implement a easy to use.
Review 5 for Rational Insight
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SpicyNeuron
Location:Washington, DC.
Company size:0-50
Role:Business Partner

Insight needs vast improvement

Date:June 4, 2012
IBM Rational Insight is not an elegant or simple reporting solution for customers. It is very powerful and does have vast capabilities, but it comes at a hefty price of requiring IBM services (or Cognos experts) to realize its potential in customer sites.
Please improve its ETL customizations and make it SMARTER. There are easier reporting solutions out there to deploy and Insight should be just as easy. I am hopeful that Insight 1.1.1 will bring an improvement.
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Carson
Company size:0-50
Role:IT Manager

Rational Insight a well positioned product

Date:December 2, 2009
I've been very impressed with the forward thinking behind Rational Insight. With rich interface capabilities, the product decouples itself from an organization's suite of development tools, allowing a customer to quickly build comprehensive IT business intelligence across a heterogeneous mix of vendor tools.
Having struggled in the past to unify business intelligence across an IT enterprise, Rational Insight now provides a stable platform with the capabilities I need to succeed. Also, being built on the Cognos platform provides essential scalability such that even busy IT executives can stay up-to-date via their blackberry.
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