IBM Cognos Insight
IBM Cognos Insight exist in 2 versions. The desktop standalone version or the version which can be accessed through the IBM Cognos TM1 applications portal. Both versions offer exactly the same functionality. They allow to import tabular data from eg. Excel sheets directly into IBM Cognos Insight by drag and drop. The data immediately shows up in a workspace area where users can analyze and visualize their data. One of the strengths of the solution is the write-back functionality allowing users to use it in the context of consolidation, planning and forecasting.