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Oracle BI Foundation Suite

282 Ratings
Score 7.6 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Oracle BI Foundation Suite

Well suited for standard reporting or enterprise reporting requirements. Scheduled reports or ad-hoc prompt based /power user report builder capabilities are very good. It has an excellent integration model with Essbase and Oracle Exadata kind of relational back ends. No doubt of it’s strength on end to end enterprise reporting capabilities.
Less appropriate for cool visualization or dynamic interactive dashboards or analytics, D3 kind of capabilities. I found other tools or java based open sources much better in market.

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Oracle BI Foundation Suite
8.0
Pixel Perfect reports
Oracle BI Foundation Suite
7.5
Customizable dashboards
Oracle BI Foundation Suite
8.4
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
8.0
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Oracle BI Foundation Suite
6.7
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
8.6
Report Versioning
Oracle BI Foundation Suite
7.5
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
7.7
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Oracle BI Foundation Suite
7.5
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Oracle BI Foundation Suite
7.5
Predictive Analytics
Oracle BI Foundation Suite
8.0

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
8.2
Responsive Design for Web Access
Oracle BI Foundation Suite
8.1
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
7.8

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
7.5
iFrames
Oracle BI Foundation Suite
6.5
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

  • 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.

Cons

  • I think it should evolve in its graphic capabilities to compete more strongly with other market tools.
  • It has good capabilities to integrate maps with information. However, this feature is sold separately, and is quite expensive. That's why, even when we need it, we decided not to use it.
  • In South America there are many resources that really dominate the tool. For this reason, or you end up paying very expensive values ​​for resources, or you end up working with consultants with knowledge of other tools. This in general allows us to develop the models that are needed, but we are definitely not making the most of all the capabilities.

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.

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

Oracle BI is now the enterprise reporting platform and its being used by almost all the departments with an user base of 100+. It's extensively used for quick real time reporting and all analytic needs. We've different type of users like developers, administrators, power users, executive managemet and field personnel using the application

Alternatives Considered

Business Intelligence works as well if not better than ADP and Compleo, in the sense that you have a few more options or report-writing platforms to work in depending on the need. For example, intermediate or advance users can start with the Report Studio for greater control when writing reports (charts, crosstabs, joins and unions, etc.), while for entry-level reporting the Query Studio would work just fine for list-type reports. The analysis studio is a great resource for managers to go directly to to compare labor hours and dollars, and the Event Studio is great for HR/PR admins to create alerts notifying them of specific changes to employee data, such as when employees move from full-time to part-time and vice versa, or when an employee is terminated and PTO may need to be paid out, for example. even something simple, like when an employee is hired and an emergency contact is missing, that sort of thing.

Collaboration and Sharing

Oracle BI Foundation Suite8.8
Based on 25 answers
Access control can be easily done since it can be integrated with commonly used directory services (such as Active Directory). Reports can be stored and shared across teams.

Data Integration

Oracle BI Foundation Suite8.1
Based on 25 answers
It supports real-time data but we need to consider the amount of data [we are] trying to retrieve. It is compatible with a wide number of data sources and easy to merge data from discrete sources.

Return on Investment

  • Positivve impact
  • Saved hundreds of dollars from improving efficiency and identifying duplicate efforts
  • Created common platform

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