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Oracle BI Foundation Suite

For an organization that deals with a wide range of reporting needs and also has to handle huge volumes of data that are required for sourcing these reports, Oracle Business Intelligence Foundation Suite provides a great tool in terms of both performance and usage. The layered approach to usage allows both data analysts as well as business analysts to be able to use OBIEE comfortably. However, the premium licensing cost of OBIEE makes it difficult for most startups and low-budget business to afford.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Oracle BI Foundation Suite
8.0
Pixel Perfect reports
Oracle BI Foundation Suite
7.8
Customizable dashboards
Oracle BI Foundation Suite
8.1
Report Formatting Templates
Oracle BI Foundation Suite
8.2

Ad-hoc Reporting

Oracle BI Foundation Suite
7.8
Drill-down analysis
Oracle BI Foundation Suite
8.2
Formatting capabilities
Oracle BI Foundation Suite
8.0
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Oracle BI Foundation Suite
6.6
Report sharing and collaboration
Oracle BI Foundation Suite
8.6

Report Output and Scheduling

Oracle BI Foundation Suite
8.2
Publish to Web
Oracle BI Foundation Suite
8.3
Publish to PDF
Oracle BI Foundation Suite
8.7
Report Versioning
Oracle BI Foundation Suite
7.5
Report Delivery Scheduling
Oracle BI Foundation Suite
8.8
Delivery to Remote Servers
Oracle BI Foundation Suite
7.5

Data Discovery and Visualization

Oracle BI Foundation Suite
7.7
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Oracle BI Foundation Suite
7.2
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Oracle BI Foundation Suite
7.8
Predictive Analytics
Oracle BI Foundation Suite
8.1

Access Control and Security

Oracle BI Foundation Suite
8.0
Multi-User Support (named login)
Oracle BI Foundation Suite
8.2
Role-Based Security Model
Oracle BI Foundation Suite
8.0
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Oracle BI Foundation Suite
8.3
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Oracle BI Foundation Suite
7.7

Mobile Capabilities

Oracle BI Foundation Suite
7.7
Responsive Design for Web Access
Oracle BI Foundation Suite
8.1
Dedicated iOS Application
Oracle BI Foundation Suite
7.3
Dedicated Android Application
Oracle BI Foundation Suite
7.5
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Oracle BI Foundation Suite
7.9

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Oracle BI Foundation Suite
7.1
REST API
Oracle BI Foundation Suite
7.5
Javascript API
Oracle BI Foundation Suite
7.1
iFrames
Oracle BI Foundation Suite
6.9
Java API
Oracle BI Foundation Suite
7.3
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Oracle BI Foundation Suite
7.0
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Oracle BI Foundation Suite
6.9

Pros

  • Can be used by business folk as well, without any in-depth knowledge of writing queries.
  • Automation of a lot of functions makes it very handy to avoid heavy mechanical tasks.
  • Offers great level of control in terms of data access and restrictions.
  • Provides diverse scheduling options - time triggered, event triggered, data dependent, etc.
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Cons

  • 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.
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Likelihood to Renew

Oracle BI Foundation Suite8.3
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.
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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
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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.
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In-Person Training

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

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

The adoption rates are slow but they move up as IT begins to deliver solutions to each department.
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Alternatives Considered

Business Objects - OBIEE is more stable - BO was always going down, OBIEE has a superior metadata layerTableau is nice to have as a compliment to OBIEE, but it could never take its place. It is not scalable and the report builders need to have a greater understanding of the database.
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Collaboration and Sharing

Oracle BI Foundation Suite7.8
Based on 29 answers
It's easy to share data and reports across teams. Oracle BI prepares data for user access. We can run multiple reports at any given time and can email them to specific users.
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Data Integration

Oracle BI Foundation Suite8.4
Based on 29 answers
OBIEE works well with the Oracle environment. Including other data sources involves IT and additional Oracle software behind the scenes. Honestly...I have only worked with OBIEE in an Oracle environment. It could easily support other data stores...check with your Oracle sales staff for other data stores that OBIEE supports. Being web-based, the underlying technology is all hidden from the person developing the reports
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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.
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Pricing Details

Oracle BI Foundation Suite

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