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Score 7.8 out of 100
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Score 8.3 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

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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

Phocas Business Intelligence

The D3 community is a tight knit set of businesses that share business solutions, and this tool should be high on the list for anyone operating in our industry. If you do not want to host the software resources on your servers, Phocas has a cloud-integrated solution as well.
Kenny McGarrity | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

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7.4
Phocas Business Intelligence
9.3
Pixel Perfect reports
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7.7
Phocas Business Intelligence
Customizable dashboards
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.1
Phocas Business Intelligence
9.3
Report Formatting Templates
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7.4
Phocas Business Intelligence
9.3

Ad-hoc Reporting

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7.4
Phocas Business Intelligence
8.7
Drill-down analysis
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7.3
Phocas Business Intelligence
9.8
Formatting capabilities
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7.4
Phocas Business Intelligence
7.6
Integration with R or other statistical packages
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6.6
Phocas Business Intelligence
Report sharing and collaboration
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8.2
Phocas Business Intelligence
8.6

Report Output and Scheduling

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7.4
Phocas Business Intelligence
7.2
Publish to Web
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8.0
Phocas Business Intelligence
Publish to PDF
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7.9
Phocas Business Intelligence
9.1
Report Versioning
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6.7
Phocas Business Intelligence
5.5
Report Delivery Scheduling
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8.0
Phocas Business Intelligence
6.9
Delivery to Remote Servers
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6.5
Phocas Business Intelligence

Data Discovery and Visualization

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7.1
Phocas Business Intelligence
6.4
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
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6.7
Phocas Business Intelligence
7.4
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
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7.2
Phocas Business Intelligence
4.5
Predictive Analytics
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7.4
Phocas Business Intelligence
7.2

Access Control and Security

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7.8
Phocas Business Intelligence
7.3
Multi-User Support (named login)
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8.0
Phocas Business Intelligence
7.5
Role-Based Security Model
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8.0
Phocas Business Intelligence
7.5
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
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7.6
Phocas Business Intelligence
7.0
Single Sign-On (SSO)
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7.9
Phocas Business Intelligence

Mobile Capabilities

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7.5
Phocas Business Intelligence
7.7
Responsive Design for Web Access
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7.9
Phocas Business Intelligence
8.2
Dedicated iOS Application
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7.1
Phocas Business Intelligence
Dedicated Android Application
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7.5
Phocas Business Intelligence
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
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7.5
Phocas Business Intelligence
7.3

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

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7.7
Phocas Business Intelligence
REST API
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7.6
Phocas Business Intelligence
Javascript API
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7.7
Phocas Business Intelligence
iFrames
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7.4
Phocas Business Intelligence
Java API
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7.4
Phocas Business Intelligence
Themeable User Interface (UI)
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7.8
Phocas Business Intelligence
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
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8.1
Phocas Business Intelligence

Pros

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  • 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

Phocas Business Intelligence

  • Phocas is great at drilling down data, getting specific information, and presenting it in a report.
  • Phocas can be used to view up to the minute data gathered from the database.
  • It allows the user to create and view different type of dashboards very easily.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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  • 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

Phocas Business Intelligence

  • Ability to build reports
  • Could be more user friendly
Olivia Gonsalves | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

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

Phocas Business Intelligence

Phocas is easy to use for end users and can be used on desktops, laptops, and phones.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

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  • 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

Phocas Business Intelligence

No answers on this topic

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Pricing Details

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General

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

Phocas Business Intelligence

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

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8.2
Phocas Business Intelligence
8.4

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