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Score 7.8 out of 100
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Score 7 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

Visual KPI

I think for a robust, all-inclusive management system, it does a good job. However, by trying to be everything for everyone there is always issues with quality and the user experience. The recent changes have helped with a lot of these issues, but it is still very overwhelming to onboard new employees to the system.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.4
Visual KPI
7.7
Pixel Perfect reports
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.7
Visual KPI
8.0
Customizable dashboards
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.1
Visual KPI
8.0
Report Formatting Templates
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.4
Visual KPI
7.0

Ad-hoc Reporting

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.4
Visual KPI
7.8
Drill-down analysis
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.3
Visual KPI
8.0
Formatting capabilities
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.4
Visual KPI
7.0
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
6.6
Visual KPI
7.0
Report sharing and collaboration
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
8.2
Visual KPI
9.0

Report Output and Scheduling

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.4
Visual KPI
8.6
Publish to Web
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
8.0
Visual KPI
9.0
Publish to PDF
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.9
Visual KPI
9.0
Report Versioning
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
6.7
Visual KPI
8.0
Report Delivery Scheduling
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
8.0
Visual KPI
9.0
Delivery to Remote Servers
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
6.5
Visual KPI
8.0

Data Discovery and Visualization

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

Access Control and Security

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.8
Visual KPI
9.0
Multi-User Support (named login)
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
8.0
Visual KPI
9.0
Role-Based Security Model
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
8.0
Visual KPI
9.0
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.6
Visual KPI
9.0
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.9
Visual KPI
9.0

Mobile Capabilities

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.5
Visual KPI
8.3
Responsive Design for Web Access
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.9
Visual KPI
8.0
Dedicated iOS Application
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.1
Visual KPI
9.0
Dedicated Android Application
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.5
Visual KPI
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.5
Visual KPI
8.0

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.7
Visual KPI
8.0
REST API
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.6
Visual KPI
Javascript API
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.7
Visual KPI
iFrames
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.4
Visual KPI
Java API
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.4
Visual KPI
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.8
Visual KPI
8.0
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
8.1
Visual KPI

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

Visual KPI

  • The latest user interface makes it easier to use.
  • The search function helps find projects quickly.
  • It covers a lot of areas of your business so there is intrinsic value to how robust it is.
Anonymous | 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

Visual KPI

  • There is a lot of clunky extras that get in the way of task and project management.
  • It could use a better approval process that alerts supervisors outside of email.
  • It would be great if you could create your own shortcuts so it focuses on what you use the most.
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

Visual KPI

Most of these products serve as the master source for managing data, but they all seem to have their own focus for what kind of data and metrics they monitor, visualize and analyze. I think Visual KPI holds its own against the competition because it serves so many purposes for so many departments at your organization.
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

Visual KPI

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

Visual KPI

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
Visual KPI
7.0

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