BrightGauge vs. Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
BrightGauge
Score 8.3 out of 10
N/A
BrightGauge is a BI tool from ConnectWise that puts essential information in one place, providing visibility for more informed decisions. The user can customize BrightGauge dashboards and sync other business tools in its BI dashboard software for ultimate visibility. Users can also display data with embeddable gauges on public sites.N/A
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
Score 7.7 out of 10
N/A
Business Intelligence Discoverer is a business intelligence software offering from Oracle.N/A
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
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Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
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Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
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BI Standard Reporting
Comparison of BI Standard Reporting features of Product A and Product B
BrightGauge
7.5
9 Ratings
7% below category average
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.9
20 Ratings
2% below category average
Pixel Perfect reports6.76 Ratings8.017 Ratings
Customizable dashboards9.29 Ratings7.717 Ratings
Report Formatting Templates6.68 Ratings8.020 Ratings
Ad-hoc Reporting
Comparison of Ad-hoc Reporting features of Product A and Product B
BrightGauge
7.0
9 Ratings
13% below category average
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.9
22 Ratings
1% below category average
Drill-down analysis8.39 Ratings7.021 Ratings
Formatting capabilities6.59 Ratings8.022 Ratings
Integration with R or other statistical packages8.04 Ratings7.514 Ratings
Report sharing and collaboration5.38 Ratings9.020 Ratings
Report Output and Scheduling
Comparison of Report Output and Scheduling features of Product A and Product B
BrightGauge
8.2
9 Ratings
1% below category average
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
8.3
22 Ratings
0% above category average
Publish to Web8.05 Ratings8.021 Ratings
Publish to PDF9.49 Ratings9.020 Ratings
Report Versioning7.06 Ratings8.918 Ratings
Report Delivery Scheduling8.49 Ratings8.022 Ratings
Delivery to Remote Servers8.12 Ratings7.716 Ratings
Data Discovery and Visualization
Comparison of Data Discovery and Visualization features of Product A and Product B
BrightGauge
8.6
9 Ratings
6% above category average
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
8.0
16 Ratings
1% below category average
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)8.79 Ratings8.416 Ratings
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization9.03 Ratings7.715 Ratings
Predictive Analytics8.04 Ratings7.815 Ratings
Access Control and Security
Comparison of Access Control and Security features of Product A and Product B
BrightGauge
9.1
9 Ratings
7% above category average
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
9.7
22 Ratings
13% above category average
Multi-User Support (named login)9.59 Ratings9.922 Ratings
Role-Based Security Model9.58 Ratings9.920 Ratings
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)8.39 Ratings9.021 Ratings
Single Sign-On (SSO)9.01 Ratings9.917 Ratings
Mobile Capabilities
Comparison of Mobile Capabilities features of Product A and Product B
BrightGauge
6.0
4 Ratings
27% below category average
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
8.0
16 Ratings
2% above category average
Responsive Design for Web Access6.03 Ratings7.915 Ratings
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile6.04 Ratings7.811 Ratings
Mobile Application00 Ratings7.711 Ratings
Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding
Comparison of Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding features of Product A and Product B
BrightGauge
7.9
5 Ratings
0% below category average
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.5
9 Ratings
5% below category average
REST API10.03 Ratings8.08 Ratings
Javascript API9.62 Ratings8.09 Ratings
iFrames6.01 Ratings8.08 Ratings
Java API6.01 Ratings7.08 Ratings
Themeable User Interface (UI)6.02 Ratings8.07 Ratings
Customizable Platform (Open Source)9.62 Ratings6.18 Ratings
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Score 8.7 out of 10
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Score 8.7 out of 10
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User Ratings
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Likelihood to Recommend
8.2
(9 ratings)
8.0
(22 ratings)
Usability
9.8
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
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Likelihood to Recommend
ConnectWise
Any data-driven business that requires metrics and performance benchmarks, that need to drill into data for analysis, should use Bright Gauge. If you don't require data that can be displayed in a meaningful way, and that's not important to your business, then this product is probably not for you; otherwise, it's great.
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Oracle
Discoverer is well suited as a reporting tool where data integration doesn't play a major role. Discoverer suits very well situations where a user has to run a query every day. Discoverer reports can be scheduled and the user can just view the data instead of running the query manually. Also, Discoverer takes away the pain of managing the database credentials. Discoverer is not well suited to situations where the whole enterprise wants to view the same dashboard. Discoverer is more of a departmental BI tool. Discoverer doesn't offer many options to integrate data unless one has to create and handle integration using PL/SQL.
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Pros
ConnectWise
  • Near real-time data in dashboards is a game changer for decision making
  • Easy of setup of gauges, dashboards and reports makes the product versatile
  • Automated scheduled reporting increases visibility and reduces workload.
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Oracle
  • SQL friendly which allows for fast adoption for those users who know how to write in SQL. This makes integration with other programs much easier.
  • Accessing data is very fast even with larger data sets.
  • The layout is clean and organized similar to a spreadsheet which allows for easier viewing and analyzing of the data.
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Cons
ConnectWise
  • Support quality has decreased since BrightGauge was acquired by Continuum then ConnectWise.
  • It would be helpful to be able to change multiple similar gauges at one time, as opposed to individually.
  • Reporting system could be improved. At the moment, I am not comfortable scheduling reports to be sent to customers.
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Oracle
  • There is always room for more scalability and optimization of performance.
  • Oracle BI changes a lot from version to version. A smoother transition into a new version would be very helpful.
  • Oracle BI's reporting tool is a little hard to use at first. The UI/UX of the tool can use improvement.
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Usability
ConnectWise
Usability is BrightGauge's strength. Granting the ability of virtually any user to be able to create a dashboard is incredibly valuable. If an organization very simple and straight forward reporting needs then BrightGauge is a perfect fit for them. Connecting to the dataset we used was very quick and easy and I imagine it would be the same for any major data source you would like to pull from.
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Oracle
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Support Rating
ConnectWise
We did not need to use BrightGauge's support for the entire time that we used it. Best support is always the one that isn't needed because nothing breaks.
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Oracle
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Alternatives Considered
ConnectWise
We looked very briefly at Solar Winds, but due to Connectwise the reporting was not very accurate and was conflicted.
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Oracle
Discoverer was already in place when I joined the company so I was not involved in the selection process. However, I have been involved in the review of Discoverer as compared to alternatives including Business Objects, OBIEE, and SSRS. On a cost benefit analysis Discoverer always came out on top. Changing to another tool never provided enough additional functionality to overcome the cost of conversion and ongoing maintenance.
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Return on Investment
ConnectWise
  • ROI can be difficult to measure specifically on a tool like this, but quicker, easier access to information is key.
  • Decrease workload and time in creation of reports has definitely created an ROI.
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Oracle
  • We have used Discoverer to respond to state sales and use tax audits and saved the company more than the cost of the product. Discoverer has thus assisted in our objective of managing costs.
  • Discoverer is used to provide reports for EEOC reporting assisting our goal of complying with all government requirements.
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