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Score 6 out of 100
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Score 7.8 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Noetix

If you desire to 'empower' employees to create or edit their own reports, Noetix is a great tool, though I am not particularly an 'empowerment' person. In my experience most people have enough work of their own, so to tell them they now have to create their own reports can cause problems. If someone is available, like I am, to create the reports based on user requirements, then the report can be shared with the user and they can make changes as needed. I have several users who use the same report over and over for slightly different applications, and they are happy to make the small alterations, but creating whole new reports can seem like a daunting task. I tell my users I don't want them to become frustrated. If they want to try on their own, fine, but don't waste more than half an hour, and if you start to get frustrated, stop and IM me. Ninety-nine times out of 100 I already have a report that will give them exactly what they need. I've done extensive training, and find it's quite easy for users to pick up
Darlene Mack | 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

Access Control and Security

Noetix
10.0
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.8
Multi-User Support (named login)
Noetix
10.0
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
8.0
Role-Based Security Model
Noetix
10.0
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
8.0
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Noetix
10.0
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.6
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Noetix
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.9

BI Standard Reporting

Noetix
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.4
Pixel Perfect reports
Noetix
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.7
Customizable dashboards
Noetix
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.1
Report Formatting Templates
Noetix
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.4

Ad-hoc Reporting

Noetix
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.4
Drill-down analysis
Noetix
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.3
Formatting capabilities
Noetix
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.4
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Noetix
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
6.6
Report sharing and collaboration
Noetix
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
8.2

Report Output and Scheduling

Noetix
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.4
Publish to Web
Noetix
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
8.0
Publish to PDF
Noetix
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.9
Report Versioning
Noetix
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
6.7
Report Delivery Scheduling
Noetix
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
8.0
Delivery to Remote Servers
Noetix
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
6.5

Data Discovery and Visualization

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

Mobile Capabilities

Noetix
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.5
Responsive Design for Web Access
Noetix
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.9
Dedicated iOS Application
Noetix
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.1
Dedicated Android Application
Noetix
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.5
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Noetix
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.5

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Noetix
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.7
REST API
Noetix
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.6
Javascript API
Noetix
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.7
iFrames
Noetix
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.4
Java API
Noetix
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.4
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Noetix
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.8
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Noetix
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
8.2

Pros

Noetix

  • Noetix makes reporting easy. Users can combine vtables (the Noetix term for its views), add or delete columns, add filters or parameters, sort, add totals to columns, all from an easy to use interface. It comes with a very large number of already written reports for all areas of Oracle reporting, but it also allows for custom vtables to be written, for Oracle or any database, to expand the number of available reports.
  • Noetix has an Excel add-in that is marvelous. It eliminates the need to run a report in the web application and export to Excel. The add-in can run very large reports, up to a million lines. Once a report is run in Excel, it can be saved, and then refreshed whenever needed. It's a really good tool.
  • Noetix is flexible. Joins can be added to existing Noetix vtables and also to custom vtables, to give users a large amount of data configurations to choose from. It also allows users to create calculated fields to any report.
  • Noetix is easy to administer. Users can be added or removed and grouped by the level of permission. Although, in our case, it validates against Oracle, the level of security is dictated by Noetix.
Darlene Mack | 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

Noetix

  • I like the fact that the output is standard, but I would like to be able to move columns around on the output screen, rather than having to go back to the editing screen, move the columns, then rerun the report.
  • Drag and drop of columns would be nice on the edit screen. Currently if you add a column to a report, it automatically goes to the bottom. Relocation of the column has to be done a line at a time. I would prefer to be able to grab the field I want from those available, and drop it into the report where I want it.
  • When adding a filter (or parameter), the available fields automatically come up in alphabetical order, but on the columns screen, they don't. They come up in the order they actually are in the query. That means, when creating custom vtables, to have the fields in alphabetical order, one must put them that way. It would be nice if Noetix put the fields in alphabetical order for the user.
Darlene Mack | 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

Alternatives Considered

Noetix

I believe Noetix is much easier to use than either Crystal Reports or InfoMaker. When I worked with InfoMaker I used to say it took 5 minutes to get the data and 5 hours (and sometimes days) to make it look good. The same can be true for Crystal Reports. Noetix has a standard format, and most people export to Excel anyway. Who prints reports? So formatting is not all that important.
Darlene Mack | 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

Noetix

No answers on this topic

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

Noetix

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

Noetix
10.0
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
8.2

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