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Oracle BI Foundation Suite

287 Ratings
Score 7.6 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Oracle BI Foundation Suite

Oracle BI Suite is better suited for very large organizations or multi-national corporations with massive amounts of data. Smaller organizations or situations where only a few million rows of data are available would be better served to go with smaller, nimbler BI applications that can be deployed much quicker and much more cost effectively.

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Oracle BI Foundation Suite
8.0
Pixel Perfect reports
Oracle BI Foundation Suite
7.4
Customizable dashboards
Oracle BI Foundation Suite
8.2
Report Formatting Templates
Oracle BI Foundation Suite
8.2

Ad-hoc Reporting

Oracle BI Foundation Suite
7.9
Drill-down analysis
Oracle BI Foundation Suite
8.6
Formatting capabilities
Oracle BI Foundation Suite
7.9
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Oracle BI Foundation Suite
6.5
Report sharing and collaboration
Oracle BI Foundation Suite
8.5

Report Output and Scheduling

Oracle BI Foundation Suite
8.2
Publish to Web
Oracle BI Foundation Suite
8.6
Publish to PDF
Oracle BI Foundation Suite
8.5
Report Versioning
Oracle BI Foundation Suite
7.6
Report Delivery Scheduling
Oracle BI Foundation Suite
8.6
Delivery to Remote Servers
Oracle BI Foundation Suite
7.8

Data Discovery and Visualization

Oracle BI Foundation Suite
7.8
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Oracle BI Foundation Suite
7.6
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Oracle BI Foundation Suite
7.6
Predictive Analytics
Oracle BI Foundation Suite
8.2

Access Control and Security

Oracle BI Foundation Suite
8.5
Multi-User Support (named login)
Oracle BI Foundation Suite
8.7
Role-Based Security Model
Oracle BI Foundation Suite
8.6
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Oracle BI Foundation Suite
8.6
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Oracle BI Foundation Suite
8.2

Mobile Capabilities

Oracle BI Foundation Suite
8.1
Responsive Design for Web Access
Oracle BI Foundation Suite
8.0
Dedicated iOS Application
Oracle BI Foundation Suite
8.4
Dedicated Android Application
Oracle BI Foundation Suite
8.3
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Oracle BI Foundation Suite
7.7

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Oracle BI Foundation Suite
7.2
REST API
Oracle BI Foundation Suite
7.6
Javascript API
Oracle BI Foundation Suite
7.4
iFrames
Oracle BI Foundation Suite
6.4
Java API
Oracle BI Foundation Suite
7.9
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Oracle BI Foundation Suite
6.9
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Oracle BI Foundation Suite
6.9

Pros

  • Oracle Business Intelligence Reporting platform is well enhanced with many advanced features like Visualization Recommendation for Power users when building the dashboards and Reports like which view to use based on the type of data that we are presenting to the end users.
  • Oracle BI Mobile APP Designer is very rich and has useful functionality to develop the dashboards and reports and display them on the mobile devices via Apps
  • Oracle Essbase, multi-dimensional Online Analytical processing system which uses the advanced calculation engine for financial forecasting, planning and management reporting.
  • Oracle BI Publisher Reporting capabilities caters to the needs of real time pixel perfect reporting with out lot of development time.
  • Overall Oracle BI Foundation Suite is a conglomeration of Enterprise Reporting, Real time quick reporting, multi-dimensional analytical processing, BI Mobile, Geo-spatial capabilities which every organization needs today for Analytical and Reporting needs

Cons

  • Oracle BI Reporting Administration needs to be simplified for easier Administration and maintenance. Today Admins need to deal at different levels (Enterprise Manager, Weblogic Console, BI Admin Tool) to handle the day to day Admin and Maintenance operations
  • In order to take advantage of the Geo-Spatial (maps) capabilities you need to have Oracle Database at place as the pre-built maps related data is developed and available only in Oracle Database. Organization who doesn't use Oracle Database have to struggle to get this feature work.
  • BI Mobile APP Designer configuration and set up needs to be simplified when upgrading from previous versions

Likelihood to Renew

Oracle BI Foundation Suite8.3
Based on 7 answers
My job title doesn't allow me to make the decision, but my input will be favorable. I think as a whole it is a good solution as long as you have the proper infrastructure to support it. If you can't commit the resources, there are much simpler tools available.

Usability

Oracle BI Foundation Suite8.0
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

Support

Oracle BI Foundation Suite9.0
Based on 2 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.

In-Person Training

Oracle BI Foundation Suite9.0
Based on 1 answer
Oracle University offers very in-depth training.

Implementation

Oracle BI Foundation Suite8.0
Based on 2 answers
Typical product roll out however once again support was with us at all times.

Breadth of Deployment

Per my experience in past and current assignment, I have seen it is widely used by small to big user base. Maximum concurrent size of user using Oracle BI suite I have seen is more than 1500 users with total base user is more than 10,000. Users very from base business user to supervisor to manager to senior executive of company based on their need basis.

Alternatives Considered

Business Objects was considered in places where the organization is using an SAP-based transactional system. Looker again becomes the advantage where you are going to build a totally new customized data warehouse model since it allows you to better reduce some extent of the ETL logics and it can be considered directly on the LookML model. Tableau is more user-friendly compared to OBIEE.

Collaboration and Sharing

Oracle BI Foundation Suite8.7
Based on 25 answers
Oracle BI Foundation Suite was taken into consideration for usage in the enterprise-wide need for reporting and they have really nicely taken care of all parts of all access control, sharing and data security features.

Data Integration

Oracle BI Foundation Suite8.2
Based on 25 answers
Oracle BI connects to almost all types of data sources available.

Return on Investment

  • It is the only way to go if you have external payroll systems such as ADP and you have implemented the Oracle time and labor solution - so pretty good.
  • The reports you need to ensure federal and state level compliance can be easily generated through OBF suite without much investment elsewhere.
  • The businesses that have recently moved on to digital systems but still need on paper reports will find it useful as well.

Pricing Details

Oracle BI Foundation Suite

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