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Oracle Business Intelligence

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Interactive dashboards, ad hoc analysis, proactive intelligence, real-time predictive analytics and mobile analytics.


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Easy way to take advantage of information using Oracle BI Analytics, Publisher and so on.

Jun 18, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Integration with all oracle solution, besides of the complete visual components for creating business dashboards for my organization

Cons: I can't have more than one RPD as Business Area for creating my analysis. I must to modify my RPD in BI administration tool and then, load it again. It's a bit confusing for me (compared with other solutions in market)

Overall: Easy integration with other oracle prodcuts.

Oracle Business Intennligence is helpfully dynamic

Jun 14, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
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Pros: Oracle Business Intelligence has been great tool for us in tracking and trending the data that we've needed to!

Cons: Oracle Business Intelligence is not the most user friendly software out there, but with what it's for I'm not sure it really could be that much more.

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my experience as administrator of the software is very good

Jun 13, 2018
3/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
1 / 5
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Pros: the pros is the way how you administrate the product is a standard of fusion middleware products so is very easy the administrations

Cons: maybe can be the utilization of memory that is very high so i have to buy alot of memory for the hole environment if i have 200 user connected

Overall: the business likes because they have a products to make analitics of the sales that the companie makes and we can integrates with other systems of the company

Oracle Business Intelligence

May 15, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: The interface is easy to use and reports are very easy to schedule. The variety and quality of data visualization options add fantastic value for an already great product.

Cons: Vendor patches necessitated Java updates more often than I would expect out of the product. There were a few browser compatibility issues (though Internet Explorer worked fine).

Overall: Excellent reporting capabilities and polished data visualization.

Oracle Business Intelligence is used for generating reports for PM status.

Apr 24, 2018
3/5
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2 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
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Pros: Oracle Business Intelligence is very configurable and can pull desired information from various Oracle packages.

Cons: Oracle Business Intelligence is not user friendly and takes multiple steps in order to gather the desired information.

No matter how complex your task is, this tool makes it simple.

Apr 17, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
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Pros: Intuitive .. step by step, point by point, data by data, this tool allows you to create and respond competently to complex structures / Reports / analysis.

Cons: the interface or user experience should be able to have more simplistic, more customizable options, the more complex the screen becomes slower the tool.

i stress-tested this software to understand its peculiarities to sell it to customers

Apr 10, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Integrates completely with the rest of the oracle suite, excellent possibility to automate schedules for notifications and static reporting (by sending them via email). Relatively easy to create data clouds, and model them. Beautiful dashboards, interactive and easy to customize. It is easy to administer the permissions and to create access groups for consulting the analysis

Cons: High initial cost, but turns into an excellent investment. Requires training sessions to be used independently (especially on the back end developer side that user, front end). The language used to connect all data sources is not very easy, not suitable for small and medium-sized businesses. It isn't as good as QlikView how about upgrade, OBI it is not easy to update.

Overall: It is easy to analyze the reports thanks to its ability to show the large amount of data in an attractive way

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Oracle Business Intelligence. The largest and most complete tool for data analysis.

Apr 09, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Software adapted to the basic needs of storage and qualitative and quantitative analysis of data. The analytical extraction applied to data masses, in Oracle BI is simple, its options are not very complex.

Cons: When you start the Oracle BI application, different customization options are presented. You must have a high degree of administration of the tool to extract its greatest potential, and for that you can spend a lot of time.

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It's good to construct specific reports with a any oracle database.

Apr 09, 2018
5/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: the posibility to agregate a lot of data in a single query which let you to make a report with key information, with the posibility to format that data and show them as in tables and graffics

Cons: Uploading data to the cloud can be slow and space is limited at 40Gigs. It' s not easy to configure the report.

Overall: the facility to compose the data to obtain a very informative report, with the required information on it.

This is a great BI software

Mar 31, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Easy to use for reporting, customizable, easy ot use, interactive designs for reports, high compatibility with other tools

Cons: It's difficult to learn, I would say you need training to be able to take advantange of it's funtionalities and the price is quite expensive so a small business can't afford it.

This powerful tool allows you to monitor business performance.

Mar 15, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: With the implementation of Oracle BI the company data can be used to obtain a competitive advantage, thanks to the extraction algorithms that apply to the database.
In addition to the above, this tool offers us the power of the real information of the company and gives the opportunity to react more quickly to market changes.

Cons: It only offers open integration with the rest of the product portfolio of the ORACLE company.
The cost of the investment is high, however the business tool is so efficient that the return on
investment will be quick thanks to the many benefits it offers.

Overall: The benefit is the help in extracting information from the company for strategic purposes.

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Good product potential which has been assimilated and developed into Oracle stack.

Mar 15, 2018
4/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
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Pros: Graphical interfaces and ability to sit above multi-faceted cubes can produce strong reporting and dissection opportunities to mine and exploit data.
Much of the Oracle BI is from third party acquisition (e.g. Hyperion), and while this has it's own issues, it does provide opportunities where it can interface across the Oracle family of products and be interfaced with Oracle, PeopleSoft and JD Edwards ERP. Such capability supports large enterprises that may have a mix of Oracle Financials and PeopleSoft HR (utilising specific strengths of each product set) where underlying cubes of data can mix, match, and slice data to inform and forecast effect and impacts.
Certainly strides have been made in the graphical interfaces of the Oracle BI stack, from display on desktops, to reporting, and more recently mobile devices. Display of information is relative to the form factor, relatively responsive (dependent on comm. links) and can be paired with scheduling tools for automated notifications and reporting.
This has advantages of not only ad-hoc reporting for users, but can also simplify regular reporting cycles such as month and quarterly end reporting.

Cons: Overheads of management of underlying cubes can be troublesome due to the nature of products in the Oracle suite. Due to the acquisition of rival or complimentary products from other vendors and partial assimilation into the Oracle stack, and a reliance on old code as the base level of many Oracle products (including PeopleSoft); a strong knowledge of tables and inter-relationships is imperative. unfortunately in my experience a number of clients will also customise tables and fields which can further complicate maintenance and understanding.
Creating an Entity Relationship Diagram (ERD) for your BI, whether Oracle or other products, to inform your Configuration Management Data Base (CMDB) can be most beneficial over the life cycle of products and BI overlays.
Due to the nature/origin of the Oracle technology stack, the major drawback is often the need to employ (directly or via third party) specialists to configure, manage and maintain the BI stack. This is not just for knowledge or changes needed to BI to ensure effective operation, but also where institutional knowledge is required in the configuration and scripting required to ensure that source tables are appropriate and populated to support the BI outcomes desired.

Overall: Works well with Oracle products due to effort made to assimilate into the Oracle stack. Graphical display on desktops to mobile devices and automated scheduled reporting provide ability to push and pull information via appropriate mediums for users.

Oracle BI is a good option

Mar 14, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Feature wise it is amazing. It has good compatibility with many other tools and data warehouses or data marts.

Cons: For me, it was quite challenging to learn it. The initial setup or implementation becomes complicated.

Easy to create reports using rtf templates, simple reports and dashboards are easy to create.

Mar 13, 2018
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: Rtf template creation, basic data modeling is easy, prompts and cascading prompts are easy to implement

Cons: It would have been nice if it has inbuilt functions for arithmetic operations, data functions and oracle functions. Conditional blocks and rendering pages based on the variables are not easy.

Overall: Simple list reports and dashboards were easy to create. Data modeling is easy.

Oracle BI Standard Edition One

Mar 12, 2018
2/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Good for big scale companies with large amount of data set, Reliable & Consistent, lot of features and functionalies.

Cons: Hard to learn, Need training for sure, way to expensive product, Not worth for small to medium size company

Not that simple to use initially. Powerful tool once practiced.

Mar 09, 2018
4/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
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Pros: The ease of use to run reports from large Remedy data sets. It allows me to process large amounts of data in very little time and then extract to CSV files to analyse in more powerful tools such as QlikView.

Cons: It isn't as good as QlikView. The dashboards OBI produces are useful but not as easy to adapt and personalise.

Overall: It is the best of a limited bunch.

I would expect more from Oracle

Mar 09, 2018
3/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Oracle BI has many features and functionality which allow to create a wide reporting starting from many data source.

Cons: The architecture is very farraginous, the customer support is very poor, costs of licence and implementation are very expensive. In my OBI is a step backwards compared to other players

In total, I have used a version of Oracle for approximately 10 years.

Jan 11, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: I like that it is very user friendly. Out of the 5 different ERP systems that I have used, Oracle is the best.

Cons: Unlike Lawson, Oracle does not provide visibility to the outcome of journals prior to actually posting the journals.

Overall: It's the best ERP software that I have used to date.

Fantastic Visuals and Stunning Analytics

Dec 26, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Oracle Business Intelligence is available in both on premise and cloud. It comes with in built adaptors for easy integration with various Enterprise products like SAP. It is tightly integrated with Oracle's products like Oracle EBusiness Suite, Peoplesoft, JD Edwards, Oracle Fusion Products, Hyperion etc.
For faster time to value, one can purchase Oracle Business Intelligence Applications which comes with commonly used dashboards, reports in various verticals like Financials, procurement, Manufacturing, Human capital management, Sales, CRM etc.
Oracle BI is tablet and mobile friendly. Oracle is investing heavily in Big data, in memory processing, voice enabled talk to your data, kind of cutting edge features.
In summary, the advantages of oracle cloud are,
Tight integration with all Oracle products
Availability of ready made reports, dashboards, analytics in form of OBIA ( oracle business intelligence applications ) which will save time and effort if you develop yourself.
Stunning and smart visualizations.
Improved user experience.
Secure sharing and collaboration.
Adaptive design for various devices like mobile,tablet etc.

Cons:
Oracle has to improve on customer service. A service request with oracle may take long time to get resolved.
Integration of the customers in house products with the oracle dataware house may be a challenge.

Overall: Power visual analytics for the entire organization.
Users could develop their own reports, dashboards instead of relying on IT.
Actionable business intelligence.
Boardroom ready reports.
Able to generate and analyze financial statements.

All the trimmings at a fraction of the cost

Dec 14, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: My company is what you would consider small about 200 + employees, but they have big expensive needs. BI Edition One allows us to get what we need without buying the whole cow [Enterprise]. If we every needed more, then we can upgrade without throwing out our initial investment. I won't go into all it does you can read the feature listings but suffice it to say if you use the PeopleSoft platform you will want this product. No more wasting time creating or generating reports for management. They can do for them selves and with a little training ad hoc reporting is at their finger tips. This leaves you with more time to work on leveraging all that you can from this wonderful robust platform.

Pros: 1. Comprehensive BI functionality ¿ 2. Flexible Interactive Dashboards 3. Highly customizeable reports 4. Self-service and ad hoc analysis, 5. Data integration with simple server administration

Cons: Cost - don't buy if you can't find a way to use it all. Its cheaper but not cheap, this platform is primarily for the PeopleSoft users its set to be of most use on that platform.

Robust system

Nov 22, 2017
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Oracle has a wide verity of options and functions which allows for robust reporting and detail. The system can be customized to meet most needs.

Cons: You made need to purchase various modules in order to have a full integrated business solution. Investment may escalate quickly.

Great to use program, but expensive to initially implement.

Nov 07, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Their customer support team is wonderful and very accessible. I like the user portal they have that allows you to get tech support but more importantly, allows you to speak with other customers of the software. The training they offer is also really helpful, as is the discount that they offer for training if you bundle it with other offers in a package.

Cons: It seems to be limited when you try to calculate percentages and rates and the training, while helpful, is definitely more complex (presumably for a more complex system).

Once you have information in Oracle BI, it is the only truth.

Nov 07, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: One version of truth . Share the same information trough the company is the key to start productive meetings.

Cons: It´s sometimes hard to add new information to the models. Sometimes the changes require too much IT work (building cubes). Data Visualization solve those problems partially.

Overall: We are able to charge fairly rates to our customers. They are happy with the reporting.

We can plan better and monitor better our business.

It has a high user friendly and native understandable interface with great functionality for analytics.

Jun 09, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Comments: It is very powerful tool for analytics and for business users that gives a great possibility to visualize all the processes in the company.

Pros: Great visibility, easy model and reports building. Easy administration process and creating access groups, speed of reports rendering.

Cons: Installation process is very hard for users that doesn't have an experience with oracle products, license price.

Discoverer

Feb 22, 2017
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Tools for admin, desktop and viewer for end users, faster to pull big reports and can be scheduled to run in off hours

Cons: End of life .. no support

Overall: Great for transactional reporting with oracle database for oracle EBS Applications, easy to maintain the software

Recommendations to other buyers: It's free with oracle

Lots of great info in one area

Feb 09, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The accessibility of so much info and the ability to be able to drill down to specifics. You are able to view the data in a variety of ways which fit your needs.

Cons: Can sometime be difficult with navigation - lots of filters that sometimes make things confusing

Overall: Oracle is great in the sense that you can drill down and see almost anything you need to. It has the capacity to display a vast variety of information. There are very many filters that sometimes makes the ease of use a little difficult but once you figure that out, youre golden.

Enterprise Edition - Try Before You Buy

Dec 08, 2016
1/5
Overall
1 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: I am going to be frank here, I hate OBIEE. I've spent hours configuring dashboards. It is very complicated from a user perspective, although you can change almost all the fonts and stuff like that. It's got all the features you want when it comes to some things, but then it doesn't do the most random things you would assume any modern BI platform could do. For instance, searching subsets of data is not easy. Creating / Saving ad hoc filters is impossible unless you create copies of dashboards.

This is very much a platform designed for IT people to administer, which is my IT group 'loves' this crap. But from a business user perspective it sucks.