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Score 7.8 out of 100
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Score 8.4 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

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

Prism

I really like to use Prism, compared to other software, for data analysis. It allows a quick "plug and play" of the data and is very tolerant of many data formats. I typically resort to other software only when I need a more specific statistical analysis, or if I need a graphically cleaner visualization.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.4
Prism
8.0
Pixel Perfect reports
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.7
Prism
Customizable dashboards
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.1
Prism
8.0
Report Formatting Templates
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.4
Prism

Ad-hoc Reporting

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7.4
Prism
5.7
Drill-down analysis
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7.3
Prism
7.0
Formatting capabilities
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7.4
Prism
6.0
Integration with R or other statistical packages
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6.6
Prism
4.0
Report sharing and collaboration
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8.2
Prism

Report Output and Scheduling

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7.4
Prism
8.0
Publish to Web
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8.0
Prism
Publish to PDF
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7.9
Prism
8.0
Report Versioning
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6.7
Prism
8.0
Report Delivery Scheduling
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8.0
Prism
Delivery to Remote Servers
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6.5
Prism

Data Discovery and Visualization

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7.1
Prism
7.3
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
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6.7
Prism
8.0
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.2
Prism
7.0
Predictive Analytics
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7.4
Prism
7.0

Access Control and Security

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

Mobile Capabilities

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7.5
Prism
Responsive Design for Web Access
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7.9
Prism
Dedicated iOS Application
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7.1
Prism
Dedicated Android Application
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7.5
Prism
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
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7.5
Prism

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

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

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

Prism

  • Data manipulations
  • Data visualization
  • Ease of use
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

Prism

  • Need a stronger interface with R
  • Advanced analysis is difficult to use
  • Graphically clumsy
Anonymous | 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

Prism

Excel would be the next best thing to use. It is free for the academic lab to use though the quality of the figure is lacking and not standardized. Excel also lacks easy to use built-in formulas for data manipulation and can be tedious to replicate the same data Prism can do with a single click.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

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

Prism

  • Excellent figures for publications
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

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General

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

Prism

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
8.2
Prism
8.4

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