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Likelihood to Recommend

Oracle Analytics Server

The tool is still very good considering the complexities in data that can be modified within the tool using SQL queries. It can be used with advanced coding to integrate data from non-coherent sources. The only place where it is slightly less appropriate is where there is not a crisp UI. The UI and mobile experience could be more intuitive.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle APEX

It is appropriate for database application development supporting data driven processes, online transaction processing, BI/reports/analytics ... for addressing about any business data processing need I can think of. Oracle Application Express is fantastic for creating beautiful rich user interfaces with support for all major browsers rendering well on a range of devices. It is less appropriate for applications requiring native low level access to device peripherals and is less appropriate for applications that must execute offline without network/internet connection to supporting application and database servers.
Glenn Roberts III | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Oracle Analytics Server
8.6
Oracle APEX
Pixel Perfect reports
Oracle Analytics Server
7.6
Oracle APEX
Customizable dashboards
Oracle Analytics Server
9.3
Oracle APEX
Report Formatting Templates
Oracle Analytics Server
9.1
Oracle APEX

Ad-hoc Reporting

Oracle Analytics Server
8.6
Oracle APEX
Drill-down analysis
Oracle Analytics Server
9.3
Oracle APEX
Formatting capabilities
Oracle Analytics Server
8.5
Oracle APEX
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Oracle Analytics Server
8.2
Oracle APEX
Report sharing and collaboration
Oracle Analytics Server
8.5
Oracle APEX

Report Output and Scheduling

Oracle Analytics Server
8.7
Oracle APEX
Publish to Web
Oracle Analytics Server
8.1
Oracle APEX
Publish to PDF
Oracle Analytics Server
9.0
Oracle APEX
Report Versioning
Oracle Analytics Server
8.7
Oracle APEX
Report Delivery Scheduling
Oracle Analytics Server
9.5
Oracle APEX
Delivery to Remote Servers
Oracle Analytics Server
8.1
Oracle APEX

Data Discovery and Visualization

Oracle Analytics Server
8.6
Oracle APEX
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Oracle Analytics Server
8.7
Oracle APEX
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Oracle Analytics Server
8.8
Oracle APEX
Predictive Analytics
Oracle Analytics Server
8.4
Oracle APEX

Access Control and Security

Oracle Analytics Server
8.9
Oracle APEX
Multi-User Support (named login)
Oracle Analytics Server
8.9
Oracle APEX
Role-Based Security Model
Oracle Analytics Server
8.8
Oracle APEX
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Oracle Analytics Server
8.8
Oracle APEX
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Oracle Analytics Server
9.0
Oracle APEX

Mobile Capabilities

Oracle Analytics Server
8.2
Oracle APEX
Responsive Design for Web Access
Oracle Analytics Server
8.9
Oracle APEX
Dedicated iOS Application
Oracle Analytics Server
7.8
Oracle APEX
Dedicated Android Application
Oracle Analytics Server
7.9
Oracle APEX
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Oracle Analytics Server
8.3
Oracle APEX

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Oracle Analytics Server
8.0
Oracle APEX
REST API
Oracle Analytics Server
8.1
Oracle APEX
Javascript API
Oracle Analytics Server
8.3
Oracle APEX
iFrames
Oracle Analytics Server
7.6
Oracle APEX
Java API
Oracle Analytics Server
8.0
Oracle APEX
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Oracle Analytics Server
8.1
Oracle APEX
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Oracle Analytics Server
8.1
Oracle APEX

Low-Code Development

Oracle Analytics Server
Oracle APEX
8.0
Visual Modeling
Oracle Analytics Server
Oracle APEX
7.5
Drag-and-drop Interfaces
Oracle Analytics Server
Oracle APEX
7.8
Platform Security
Oracle Analytics Server
Oracle APEX
8.2
Platform User Management
Oracle Analytics Server
Oracle APEX
8.5
Reusability
Oracle Analytics Server
Oracle APEX
8.0
Platform Scalability
Oracle Analytics Server
Oracle APEX
8.2

Pros

Oracle Analytics Server

  • Ease of development and quick turnouts as the build is easier compared to some other BI tools for both reporting developers as well as the power users. The RPD development is comparatively easier to build for star schemas and also the subject areas are easier to use by the power users.
  • Easy integration of Mobile BI interface and sharing features in the same layer.
  • Easy integration of other functionality like MapViewer. Multi database type integration is enabled which is not really a distinctive feature in market, but has been improved a lot in OBIEE now.
Vineet Rai | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle APEX

  • Easy upgrade path from Forms, allowing reuse of code and a low learning curve for Forms developers.
  • Very quick to develop in. Ideal for prototyping or iterative development which is how we usually work.
  • Comes with cross browser and mobile compatibility out of the box.
  • Easy to incorporate other web technologies.
  • Development environment runs straight from a browser. This has proved to be a life saver when issues crop up on a weekend.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Oracle Analytics Server

  • Some issues that require the assistance of support at Oracle can be time-consuming and difficult to solve.
  • Upgrade from 10g to 11g has made the OBI Foundation Suite very performance intensive. Requires much better hardware support now.
  • Initial setup is not as straightforward as that of previous versions.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle APEX

  • Perhaps is our problem, since we haven’t explored it deeply, but I think that a better portability to mobile devices would help the adoption of APEX.
  • Applications weren’t as light as we thought, and we had to move the APEX server to the same data center where our data base was running, due to performance issues. When we started, we supposed that that situation would not be an issue.
  • At least in Argentina and Brazil, you can not find as many programmers with experience in APEX as you can find with other technologies.
Federico Shortrede | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Oracle Analytics Server

Oracle Analytics Server 8.3
Based on 7 answers
Scalability and rich integration capabilities. In the future, if we go with Hyperion for the Financial Consolidation and planning purposes -BI integration with Hyperion is going to be much simpler as it has native interface connectivity and even integration capabilities with well known CRM products (Siebel) and ERP Products (Oracle EBS, Peoplesoft, SAP) is going to be easy and straight forward.
Satyendra Yenugula | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle APEX

Oracle APEX 8.2
Based on 2 answers
I felt very comfortable using Oracle Application Express from the start. I designed my data model and quickly developed the basic CRUD pages for master tables. Then I designed the main functionality and was able to test and deploy it in a couple of days work. I will probably share the app with other members of the team and continue adding some features in the short term.
Lisandro Fernigrini | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Oracle Analytics Server

Oracle Analytics Server 8.0
Based on 1 answer
For me or a staff memeber that uses it frequently, its usability is sufficient. However newbies could have a few issues but find their workflow
Daniel J. Lewis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle APEX

Oracle APEX 8.2
Based on 2 answers
its easy to use as a developer and applications designed using apex are easy and intuitive to use as an end user. Even non-coders can build good applications, the more code you can write the more you can enhance the application but you can get up and running quickly with almost no technical know how.
Kathryn Gamble | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Oracle Analytics Server

Oracle Analytics Server 9.0
Based on 4 answers
It's fast, efficient and easy to work with. Scheduling could help when planning out a day however overall it's a big plus when rolling out and supporting Oracle.
Daniel J. Lewis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle APEX

Oracle APEX 8.2
Based on 2 answers
Very active and knowledgeable community support includes quick and helpful responses from the Oracle employees on the product development team. I've never had to raise an official support request - everything is dealt with via forums and user groups - or via direct emails. The supposrt commuinty is one of the great things about Apex.
Kathryn Gamble | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Oracle Analytics Server

Oracle Analytics Server 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Oracle University offers very in-depth training.
Tom Jaskula | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle APEX

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

Oracle Analytics Server

Oracle Analytics Server 8.0
Based on 4 answers
A properly implemented Endeca solution performs extremely well on the largest of datasets and it positions your organization to immediately achieve your ROI.
Tom Jaskula | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle APEX

Oracle APEX 9.1
Based on 2 answers
Using it on the cloud is really simple, the entire process of configuring and provisioning an Oracle Database takes only a few minutes (less than 10) and then Oracle APEX is already deployed on the database, so you just have to start using it. I would strongly recommend using APEX on Oracle Cloud Free Tier.
Lisandro Fernigrini | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Oracle Analytics Server

At the time we made the decision, we also evaluated other tools such as QlikView and SAP Power BI. But since our main solutions are Oracle (ERP, planning, consolidation), it was natural to adopt OBI. And it was also less expensive than the others.
Federico Shortrede | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle APEX

Obviously Oracle Application Express cannot replace WebLogic in terms of creating domains but it is not designed to do that. We can use this tool to prototype and later develop a product using the Oracle WebLogic platform. We selected Oracle Application Express due to the ease of learning, and not having to buy licenses to use it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Oracle Analytics Server

  • We've used OBIEE (or it's previous named product) for over 13 years and it's still the most used tool for BI by the business.
  • We moved our largest business system off of Business Object into OBI so we could gain improved performance, reliability, and easier management of metadata.
Mary BrowningSmith | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle APEX

  • In the mid-size organization, we had a BI tool that had a significant license cost involved. With Oracle back-end we were able to switch to APEX and move all reporting at literally zero cost.
  • For Oracle PL/SQL users the learning curve is very quick and easy, there are ready templates that you can start with and eventually create complex reports.
  • You can track authorization and authentication on data editing and usage. High performance as it is native oracle sql codes.
  • Centralized data capturing, makes your datawarehouse writable for lookup tables or reference tables.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Oracle Analytics Server

General

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

Oracle APEX

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Oracle Analytics Server
8.6
Oracle APEX
9.2

Likelihood to Renew

Oracle Analytics Server
8.3
Oracle APEX
8.2

Usability

Oracle Analytics Server
8.0
Oracle APEX
8.2

Support Rating

Oracle Analytics Server
9.0
Oracle APEX
8.2

In-Person Training

Oracle Analytics Server
9.0
Oracle APEX

Implementation Rating

Oracle Analytics Server
8.0
Oracle APEX
9.1

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