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Score 7.8 out of 100
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Score 7.8 out of 100

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 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

Oracle Analytics Server
8.7
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.4
Pixel Perfect reports
Oracle Analytics Server
7.6
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.7
Customizable dashboards
Oracle Analytics Server
9.3
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.1
Report Formatting Templates
Oracle Analytics Server
9.1
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.4

Ad-hoc Reporting

Oracle Analytics Server
8.6
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.4
Drill-down analysis
Oracle Analytics Server
9.3
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.3
Formatting capabilities
Oracle Analytics Server
8.6
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.4
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Oracle Analytics Server
8.2
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
6.6
Report sharing and collaboration
Oracle Analytics Server
8.5
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
8.2

Report Output and Scheduling

Oracle Analytics Server
8.7
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.4
Publish to Web
Oracle Analytics Server
8.1
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
8.0
Publish to PDF
Oracle Analytics Server
9.0
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.9
Report Versioning
Oracle Analytics Server
8.8
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
6.7
Report Delivery Scheduling
Oracle Analytics Server
9.5
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
8.0
Delivery to Remote Servers
Oracle Analytics Server
8.1
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
6.5

Data Discovery and Visualization

Oracle Analytics Server
8.7
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.1
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Oracle Analytics Server
8.8
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
6.7
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Oracle Analytics Server
8.8
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.2
Predictive Analytics
Oracle Analytics Server
8.4
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.4

Access Control and Security

Oracle Analytics Server
8.9
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.8
Multi-User Support (named login)
Oracle Analytics Server
8.9
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
8.0
Role-Based Security Model
Oracle Analytics Server
8.8
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
8.0
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Oracle Analytics Server
8.8
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.6
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Oracle Analytics Server
9.0
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.9

Mobile Capabilities

Oracle Analytics Server
8.2
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.5
Responsive Design for Web Access
Oracle Analytics Server
8.9
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.9
Dedicated iOS Application
Oracle Analytics Server
7.8
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.1
Dedicated Android Application
Oracle Analytics Server
7.9
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.5
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Oracle Analytics Server
8.3
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.5

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Oracle Analytics Server
8.0
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.7
REST API
Oracle Analytics Server
8.1
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.6
Javascript API
Oracle Analytics Server
8.3
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.7
iFrames
Oracle Analytics Server
7.7
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.4
Java API
Oracle Analytics Server
8.0
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.4
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Oracle Analytics Server
8.1
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.8
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Oracle Analytics Server
8.1
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
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 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

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 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

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 Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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 Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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 Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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 Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)

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 Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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 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

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 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

Oracle Analytics Server

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

Oracle Analytics Server
8.6
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
8.3

Likelihood to Renew

Oracle Analytics Server
8.3
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)

Usability

Oracle Analytics Server
8.0
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)

Support Rating

Oracle Analytics Server
9.0
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)

In-Person Training

Oracle Analytics Server
9.0
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)

Implementation Rating

Oracle Analytics Server
8.0
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)

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