Oracle Business Intelligence

4.1 (86)
Cloud-based business Intelligence (BI) solution

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4.1 /5
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Value for Money
3.8/5
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Ease of Use
3.8/5
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Rami
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  • Industry: Accounting Software
  • Company size: 201-500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Oracle Business Intelligence is a great business solution

Reviewed on 02/03/2021

Oracle Business Intelligence saved a lot of my time and made our business life cycle better.

Pros

After we moved from old software to Oracle Business Intelligence our company achieved many benefits, The work became more organized and users authorization more specified, And the transactions with more details, In the same time the reports became more easy to customize and export as Excel file or many others integrated software.

Cons

In first month using Oracle Business Intelligence the reports was not working well, But after finish the project setup and go live everything is working great.

clive
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

The best analytical tool with great functionality

Reviewed on 14/02/2021

A great analytical and reporting tool which has various functionalities that helps in analyzing data in different dimensions.

Pros

Oracle is great analytical tool with great functionalities and opportunities which makes it easier to analyze data using different scenarios. It provides quality and precise results which makes data analysis and reporting easy. The dashboards are interactive which makes enjoyable to work with. The feature of allowing results to be saved in many formats makes reporting and information sharing easy

Cons

The platform takes time to load and the pricing is a bit high though it is justified

Matthew
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  • Industry: Insurance Software
  • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Robust system

Reviewed on 22/11/2017

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.

Shayne
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  • Company size: 201-500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

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

Reviewed on 15/03/2018

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.

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.

Cesar
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 501-1,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Oracle Hyperion software to respond to the rapid changes experienced by the current market to...

Reviewed on 20/12/2018

With the system you can plan and generate reports faster, in more detail, with more precision in the field of financial information. Financial and business areas of the company.

Pros

This tool provides a complete and fully integrated system of financial software that can be stored in the cloud with a Web interface and MS Office, and which allows the management of information and administration in common through a user-friendly system that adapts to the era of the modern internet and online businesses. Hyperion also offers the best financial closure and business planning applications that exist in the network, surpassing its competitors by the multi functionality and integrality of its modules that can be installed independently if necessary. This makes of program an exclusive and powerful weapon that generates to the organization a strategic and predictive modeling of its operations.

Cons

There are very few things that may not like this system however with regard to Integration of data and metadata with Oracle transactions systems and other brands, including the benefits of deepening you have to improve your interface of relationships in lines that sometimes they make slow and its complicated use depending on the internet service provider

Jorge
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  • Industry: Retail
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Oracle Business Intelligence a great tool for any enterprise sizes

Reviewed on 25/09/2018

I was involver in projects where OBIEE solution reporting needs for finantial enterprise, you can do a ODI integration for ETL solution to help data/information can be available in the way the thematic areas for reports pupulation needs.

Pros

Oracle Business Intelligence is a kind of scalable solution, you can start from a suit module and then scalate to add more components.

It provides a relative easy to use GUI for auto-service analysis and with the last OBIEE versions you can get the last graphs and animations.

Im my experience migrations from previous versions is relative easy to perform, Oracle brings good documentation about the proccess and a lot of blogs about any issues on the process.

The main products I used on this tools are:
* Interactive Dashboards: brings analytics solution for managers, we can put on dashboards any kind of analysis, reports, graphs, including geo-locations.
* OBIP: Publisher offers a strong reporting tool, for formatted documents, and the hability to exports to a variety of formats such pdf, word, xml, html, etc.
* Ad-hoc querys: a good solution for auto-services, managers as ends users can build their own answers for business/operative questions, just pulling the business variables and combining graphs and customs in a intuitive tool.
* Delivers: helps to schedule analysis, alerts and delivers content to filter configured targets.

Cons

Oracle bring a complete tool, the cons is just limitated to improve user experiencie when working with time-dimensions, Oracle can work in to reduce the effort for this.

Sohaib
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 1,001-5,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Technical consultant

Reviewed on 10/01/2019

My experience was excellent, I got to learn a lot with it. Projects I covered were across financial solutions, HRMS and supply change modules

Pros

The functionality and in-depth analysis with ease is the most prominent feature for me.
Its fast, its robust, customizable to suit clients' needs and requirements. Easy to implement new features.

Cons

For a starter it will be a little hectic to grasp the functionality oracle business intelligence solution provides.

Travis
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  • Industry: Construction
  • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

Its an ok BI tool

Reviewed on 10/10/2019

As a user its a great tool, but lots of things break all the time with it and then IT needs to fix it

Pros

Lots of filters and drill down reports
Can customize from top level to bottom
Gives great detail when setup right

Cons

Doesn't really allow you to visualize the information
Graphs etc are just non existent
Heard it is quite expensive
Lots of time needed for company to setup reports correctly

Marcelo
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  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

my experience as administrator of the software is very good

Reviewed on 13/06/2018

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

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

Paweł
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  • Industry: Chemicals
  • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
  • Used Weekly for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

Oracle Business Intelligence (OBIEE) as an important product, however requiring improvements

Reviewed on 25/03/2022

Ooracle Business Intelligence meets the business needs in terms of providing the ERP data, however there are lots of confusing issues connected with OBIEE.

Pros

The most important for the business is to have quick access to OBIEE reports. With a few clicks the users might use the predefined reports and set the required filters per their needs - that's working without issues.

Cons

Business teams report constant issues and bugs to OBIEE. Reports not populating the actual data from Oracle and the reporting interface doesn't have the best user experience. Tableau or Power BI have way better analytics possibilities.

Siva
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  • Industry: Computer Networking
  • Company size: 1,001-5,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Fantastic Visuals and Stunning Analytics

Reviewed on 26/12/2017

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.

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.

Kenatu
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  • Industry: Public Policy
  • Company size: 201-500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

All the trimmings at a fraction of the cost

Reviewed on 15/12/2017

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.

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 201-500 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

"Oracle BI", a Complete BI solution

Reviewed on 10/10/2018

Happy and Satisfied with this product.

Pros

Right investment will always help you generating higher revenues. Oracle BI Suit stands on it !! Good work guys !!
1. Ease of installation and configuration: Starting from 11g to 12c now, OBIEE has a well structured and easy installation.

2. Scalability: OBIEE is easly scalable across environments. Starting from small numbers the users can range upto thousands to millions. The system can be scaled horizontal and vertical based on requiremnts.

3. Ease of maintenance: OBIEE systems are very easy to maintain. Since it is o top of weblogic platform, any admin with basic weblogic knowledge can maintain the system easly.

4. Logging and auditing: The environments are well structured. every component can be monitored individualy with a veriety of log levels

5. Integration with other applications: Since OBIEE is oj weblogic platform, any jar/war applications can be integrated with ease.

6. Connection to a verity of datasources: OBIEE gives options to connect to around 100+ datasources both structural and non structural

7. Queries accross technology. OBIEE engine can cross query between multiple type of databases based on the 3 layer architecture of OBIEE RPD

8. Star and Snowflake design: OBIEE follows industry's best query building methodology of Ralph Kimbal

Cons

This is a bit costly product as we have to purchase it per user basis, however quality always comes with cost only.

Muhammad
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  • Industry: Logistics & Supply Chain
  • Company size: 1,001-5,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Oracle OBIEE

Reviewed on 03/05/2019

My over all experiences is not bad with product, because it's completely user friendly.

Pros

Yes, it's very nice analytical tool, we can easily manage our dashboard board and reports and also very good graphical interface (GUI).

Cons

I am currently facing a single issue in this product, why slide view feature not in this product.

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Oracle BI EE

Reviewed on 04/12/2018

Pros

The product has evolved quite nicely with the customer demands and the developing technologies. From a designer and administrator point of view, the key benefits are the variety of components available for different tasks, e.g. BIPublisher, Data-visualization-desktop, Agents, Action framework and Interactive dashboards. There is a rich visualization library and the option to integrate with third party libraries as well.

Cons

When compared with other BI tools, OBIEE requires a significant infrastructure and detailed planning to implement and manage over time. That is true for the on-premise version. Not necessarily for the Cloud version, which is much more quick to setup and use.

Patrick
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  • Industry: Computer Hardware
  • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

My favorite local BI tool

Reviewed on 05/10/2016

Just an easy way for users to get introduced to SQL and building queries. Very powerful for regular repeated processes that need to be run and reviewed by business users, especially ones who don't actually have SQL experiences. Only complaint is it seems that Oracle has abandoned really supporting it and promoting it as a product. Haven't seen a meaningful update in years.

Pros

Easy to use and powerful.

Cons

Needs 64-bit support--no major updates in years. Oracle just bought it and kept it steady state.

Verified Reviewer
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  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

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

Reviewed on 10/04/2018

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

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.

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Defense & Space
  • Company size: 1,001-5,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Great software for large companies

Reviewed on 30/11/2018

Love this product and would recommend it to other companies.

Pros

This was a brand new program introduced to my company. I loved how easy it was to learn to navigate around. It also has a endless amount of possibilites on for what it is capable of. The service desk was also amazing. They had quick response times and if they were unable to answer my question they found someone who could!

Cons

The software can be very pricey but in my opinion the ability the system has far out weighs the price of it.

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

Oracle BI publisher to OBIEE

Reviewed on 05/03/2019

I do not recommend Oracle BI publisher. OBIEE is a better option option. But still its capabilities are limited.
Oracle needs to improve its Customer support services.

Pros

I started with Oracle BI Publisher and migrated the project to OBIEE in Oracle Cloud. For Oracle BI publisher i used MS word. I am happy with OBIEE which is easy to use and got much more features than Oracle BI publisher. OBIEE dashboards and reports are easy to create and schedule.

Cons

Oracle BI publisher does not have any advanced features. OBIEE should improve the data modeling and security capabilities. Oracle cloud is not stable and we received emails about the server unavailability the last minute. Customer service is not good, it takes a long time to respond to the tickets. Oracle provided specialists to help us but for whatever questions we asked they just shared some links from oracle website. The tool is pricey.

Isley
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  • Industry: Primary/Secondary Education
  • Company size: 501-1,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Easy to use Analytics Tool

Reviewed on 16/10/2018

Powerful analytic tool that can model any set of data you can think of!

Pros

I love how easy it is to integrate this with other products in the oracle suite. The dashboards are excellent and, being customizable, they let me have a host of options for data modelling. The options for visualizing data are excellent, and really add to the value when you consider all the capability this product has for reporting.

Cons

It can be annoying to update Java before the latest vendor patch will work. And, while I haven't experienced it, others on my team have reported browser issues, though that could have been due to their being lax on updates.

Kushan
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Good financial management, budgeting and reporting tools/Bad after sales support

Reviewed on 16/10/2016

Very few Oracle support engineers have the enthusiasm or knowledge about the Oracle Hyperion products
Oracle wants to sell the Hyperion products but doesn't have appropriate support
Cloud products which have been recently launched are full of bugs
The only silver lining is that the tools are still worth it and would definitely add value to the finance practice in your company
A lot of opportunities in adding or developing new features to the Hyperion suite of products

Pros

No other EPM tools will suit your financial management or planning needs as Hyperion does

Cons

Support offered by Oracle

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Financial Services Software
  • Company size: 1,001-5,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Flexible, Robust, Value for money but a bit laggy

Reviewed on 12/11/2019

As a BI solution, it is pretty decent, considering the more expensive options. Oracle's main draw has always been it's flexibility, and this solution is no different from its other products in that aspect. You get what you pay for.

Pros

Out of the box, it is all ready for use. It's role-based so is pretty secure. It's flexible/extensible. It is pretty intuitive.

Cons

It sometimes lags a bit, the user interface is not as slick, and looks a bit dated.

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Higher Education Software
  • Company size: 1,001-5,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Oracle Business Intelligence

Reviewed on 15/05/2018

Excellent reporting capabilities and polished data visualization.

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).

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

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

Reviewed on 19/06/2018

Easy integration with other oracle prodcuts.

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)

Patrick
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  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Deployed in addition to Oracle Business Suite for Global reporting

Reviewed on 26/07/2018

Pros

A lot of tools to build environments and dashboards for users. Require an acceptable IT support without creating a botleneck when you need adjustment. We deployed it in replacement of BUsiness Objects where the environment and price became not acceptable

Cons

Complex to design and deploy if your company has a complex structure across multiple geographies and multiple currencies