Thanks Paul. That is what I thought. I am not looking to buy a query package and have looked at SEQEL and NGS and the one now owned by SPSS but is iSeries specific. All more affordable than Cognos. I asked because we are looking for a new HR/Financials system and two vendors that got a lot of oohhh-aaahhs on "their" reporting tool from the non IT staff in the room used 3rd party apps (one was Cognos and one was BusinessObjects). The core system didn't get many ooohh-aaaahhs is was mostly the reporting tool. Just looking for some info for when we next meet.

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From: midrange-nontech-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:midrange-nontech-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Paul Nelson
Sent: Friday, February 27, 2009 12:46 PM
To: 'Non-Technical Discussion about the AS400 / iSeries'
Subject: RE: Does anyone on this list use Cognos?

More toward the upper end. I've heard of people paying more than $100K, and
that was just for the software. The implementation and training is even
more.

Check out SEQUEL from HelpSystems

Paul Nelson
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-----Original Message-----
From: midrange-nontech-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:midrange-nontech-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Mike Cunningham
Sent: Friday, February 27, 2009 11:33 AM
To: 'Non-Technical Discussion about the AS400 / iSeries'
Subject: Does anyone on this list use Cognos?

I was just curios on the price range for a tool like Cognos. Is it in the <
$50K range or more like the $100K range

Thanks

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