In 2007, IBM acquired Cognos to accelerate its information-on-demand business initiative, followed by the purchase in 2009 of SPSS.
IBM Cognos helps schools improve student performance, deliver on performance mandates, and improve financial performance, IBM says, by aggregating critical data and identifying trends.
For example, Cognos can help schools:
- Calculate curriculum costs, or identify good fundraising programs.
- Monitor student headcount and performance, program outcomes, school reputation, national agendas, and other key performance indicators.
- Share secure web-based information with all stakeholders.
- Manage endowments...