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Score 8.1 out of 100
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Score 7.8 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

MS SharePoint / SQL

We have used it successfully as mentioned on two large programs, but again it is an enterprise tool so I am only speaking from the standpoint of my team. Hundreds of teams across our enterprise use this every day. We keep our decision tracker out there as well as important program documents required by our SDLC process like requirements, etc. We also publish test results for the team to see. We use SharePoint to share test data across the organization as we can not just email files back and forth. We can rely on the security settings of SharePoint to allow access to only those team members that need to see the test data. And even though our test data is masked, we still control access to it. I would recommend that any team can benefit from using SharePoint and it gives a good place to store program/project files. It becomes the source of the truth and you just keep putting the most current versions and save them to SharePoint.
Gene Baker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

MS SharePoint / SQL
8.0
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.4
Pixel Perfect reports
MS SharePoint / SQL
7.9
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.7
Customizable dashboards
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.4
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.1
Report Formatting Templates
MS SharePoint / SQL
7.7
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.4

Ad-hoc Reporting

MS SharePoint / SQL
8.2
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.4
Drill-down analysis
MS SharePoint / SQL
7.8
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.3
Formatting capabilities
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.3
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.4
Integration with R or other statistical packages
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.2
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
6.6
Report sharing and collaboration
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.6
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
8.2

Report Output and Scheduling

MS SharePoint / SQL
8.6
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.4
Publish to Web
MS SharePoint / SQL
9.0
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
8.0
Publish to PDF
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.6
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.9
Report Versioning
MS SharePoint / SQL
9.1
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
6.7
Report Delivery Scheduling
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.2
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
8.0
Delivery to Remote Servers
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.2
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
6.5

Data Discovery and Visualization

MS SharePoint / SQL
7.4
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.1
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
MS SharePoint / SQL
7.6
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
6.7
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
MS SharePoint / SQL
7.7
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.2
Predictive Analytics
MS SharePoint / SQL
6.9
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.4

Access Control and Security

MS SharePoint / SQL
9.0
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.8
Multi-User Support (named login)
MS SharePoint / SQL
9.1
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
8.0
Role-Based Security Model
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.9
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
8.0
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
MS SharePoint / SQL
9.1
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.6
Single Sign-On (SSO)
MS SharePoint / SQL
9.1
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.9

Mobile Capabilities

MS SharePoint / SQL
8.3
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.5
Responsive Design for Web Access
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.2
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.9
Dedicated iOS Application
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.6
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.1
Dedicated Android Application
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.4
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.5
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.2
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.5

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

MS SharePoint / SQL
8.2
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.7
REST API
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.9
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.6
Javascript API
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.4
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.7
iFrames
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.3
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.4
Java API
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.1
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.4
Themeable User Interface (UI)
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.4
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.8
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
MS SharePoint / SQL
7.1
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
8.2

Pros

MS SharePoint / SQL

  • Flexible - able to make any changes we would like vs traditional service desk system.
  • ROI - We were already using SharePoint for internal intranet, so we are simply getting more use out of licensing we had already committed to.
  • Easy to use for end users.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)

  • 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.
Joseph R. Sweeney | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

MS SharePoint / SQL

  • It is hard to setup and nightmare
  • It requires a of infrastructure, thus it could be costly because of requirement and licensing required for everything to run smoothly
  • If it is not setup and organized properly from the beginning it could be maintenance nightmare
  • It is hard to have "test" environment to do patches or similar
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)

  • 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.
Jatel Desai | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

MS SharePoint / SQL

MS SharePoint / SQL 8.8
Based on 7 answers
This was a long-term buy-in from a corporate perspective, to remain in the SharePoint space. Migration is certainly possible, which is good for planning and having options further out. At this point, the only planned migration is to eventually move the architecture up to SharePoint/SQL 2013. At that point, we will be able to leverage some greater efficiencies, some enhanced content design and management features, and some more current social features. It is well worth a full consideration in any shop looking at a new implementation of or migration to SharePoint (although you will probably be considering 2013 versions or beyond in those discussions), but the platform should be a strong competitor to any alternatives. Realizing the capability of a fully-branded and customized website was not part of the original choice for the architecture at Lincoln, but seeing it implemented and functioning now with this capacity far beyond original expectations has certainly cemented plans to continue using it.
Tim Ritter | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

MS SharePoint / SQL

MS SharePoint / SQL 7.0
Based on 2 answers
Over all very similar to other microsoft products
John Dopson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

MS SharePoint / SQL

MS SharePoint / SQL 7.0
Based on 2 answers
Microsoft have good local teams
Vadim Malkin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

MS SharePoint / SQL

MS SharePoint / SQL 7.0
Based on 2 answers
Not implemented in best practice way, there are many customizations
Vadim Malkin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

MS SharePoint / SQL

I have used both Google Drive and Zoho Docs which seem similar to MS SharePoint. The main differences I noticed as a user is that the user interfaces in both Google Drive and Zoho Docs were much more intuitive and they were much easier to navigate than MS SharePoint. There are a lot more things that you can do with MS SharePoint, but for a smaller company, it may not be worth the investment.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)

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.
Glen Norman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

MS SharePoint / SQL

  • I've installed SharePoint in many different industries and each industry has seen greater collaboration among their teams both locally and nationally. The ability to collaborate more efficiently has reduced the need to have employees centrally located.
  • Companies which have used SharePoint in a end user training portal have had great ROI, since they can create the content once and share with all their users who subscribe to their training service. The web content management aspect of SharePoint is a very helpful feature.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)

  • 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.
Glen Norman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

MS SharePoint / SQL

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

MS SharePoint / SQL
8.3
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
8.3

Likelihood to Renew

MS SharePoint / SQL
8.8
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)

Usability

MS SharePoint / SQL
7.0
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)

Support Rating

MS SharePoint / SQL
7.0
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)

Implementation Rating

MS SharePoint / SQL
7.0
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)

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