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Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)

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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

Toad Data Point

Toad Data Point is the clear tool of choice if the end-user is interested in reports that are relatively simple to build using SQL code and export to Excel. It is less useful if the analyst also needs to run statistical models on the data and visualize the data for those functions I usually use RStudio or Jupyter Notebook which incorporates those features much more seamlessly.
Yoni Dvorkis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.4
Toad Data Point
8.4
Pixel Perfect reports
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.7
Toad Data Point
10.0
Customizable dashboards
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.1
Toad Data Point
8.0
Report Formatting Templates
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.4
Toad Data Point
7.3

Ad-hoc Reporting

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.4
Toad Data Point
9.9
Drill-down analysis
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.3
Toad Data Point
10.0
Formatting capabilities
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.4
Toad Data Point
9.6
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
6.6
Toad Data Point
10.0
Report sharing and collaboration
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
8.2
Toad Data Point
10.0

Report Output and Scheduling

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.4
Toad Data Point
8.8
Publish to Web
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
8.0
Toad Data Point
6.2
Publish to PDF
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.9
Toad Data Point
9.9
Report Versioning
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
6.7
Toad Data Point
9.6
Report Delivery Scheduling
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
8.0
Toad Data Point
9.1
Delivery to Remote Servers
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
6.5
Toad Data Point
9.1

Data Discovery and Visualization

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.1
Toad Data Point
9.6
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
6.7
Toad Data Point
9.9
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.2
Toad Data Point
9.9
Predictive Analytics
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.4
Toad Data Point
9.0

Access Control and Security

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.8
Toad Data Point
9.9
Multi-User Support (named login)
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
8.0
Toad Data Point
10.0
Role-Based Security Model
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
8.0
Toad Data Point
10.0
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.6
Toad Data Point
9.4
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.9
Toad Data Point
10.0

Mobile Capabilities

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.5
Toad Data Point
9.8
Responsive Design for Web Access
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.9
Toad Data Point
9.8
Dedicated iOS Application
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.1
Toad Data Point
Dedicated Android Application
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.5
Toad Data Point
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.5
Toad Data Point

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.7
Toad Data Point
9.9
REST API
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.6
Toad Data Point
9.9
Javascript API
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.7
Toad Data Point
9.8
iFrames
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.4
Toad Data Point
10.0
Java API
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.4
Toad Data Point
9.9
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.8
Toad Data Point
9.6
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
8.1
Toad Data Point
10.0

Pros

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)

  • 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

Toad Data Point

  • Ease of building SQL/accessing data, using the Query Builder.
  • The new workflow feature mimics products like Hyperion and is centered on how business analysts are used to working with their data.
  • The dimensional views are definitely a hidden gem. This feature allows you to display similar data in multiple windows, then filter on specifics. ALL windows will then reflect the same data. An example here would be salaries organized by dept then salaries organized by job type. As you filter, both analyses will reflect the filtered data.
  • You can easily create spreadsheets and pivot table spreadsheets.
  • You can email the results to the team/you can save the results in the intelligence central repository so others can access it.
  • You can automate all of these things.
Dan Hotka | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)

  • 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

Toad Data Point

  • The program can error out when reconnecting to a database from a timeout but that is easily fixed by restarting the program.
  • If you aren't familiar with database tools the UI can be overwhelming to some.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Toad Data Point

Toad Data Point 10.0
Based on 2 answers
I find Toad Data Point easy to use for both the novice and the experienced business analyst. If all you desire is to access data and create spreadsheets...this is a snap. Toad Data Point actually has cool data analysis features built into it. The newer workflow interface makes automating steps a snap
Dan Hotka | 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

Toad Data Point

Toad give me more flexibility. Being able to utilize FTP to send data and receive files from external systems is wonderful. Using the automation tool to run different database, file, and system activities has made my day-to-day functions easy. Being able to schedule tasks right from the software has also made thing easy.
Steve Bynum | 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

Toad Data Point

No answers on this topic

Pricing Details

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)

General

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

Toad Data Point

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
8.2
Toad Data Point
10.0

Usability

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
Toad Data Point
10.0

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