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Score 7.8 out of 100
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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

ZAP Business Intelligence

ZAP is an incredible tool for those IT Organizations that need to stay lean. Within days, I was able to implement the ZAP solution instead of hiring Developers and ETL developers to tie into multiple Data infrastructures.
Roger Safont | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.4
ZAP Business Intelligence
9.0
Pixel Perfect reports
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.7
ZAP Business Intelligence
10.0
Customizable dashboards
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.1
ZAP Business Intelligence
9.0
Report Formatting Templates
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.4
ZAP Business Intelligence
8.0

Ad-hoc Reporting

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.4
ZAP Business Intelligence
8.8
Drill-down analysis
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.3
ZAP Business Intelligence
9.0
Formatting capabilities
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.4
ZAP Business Intelligence
9.0
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
6.6
ZAP Business Intelligence
8.0
Report sharing and collaboration
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
8.2
ZAP Business Intelligence
9.0

Report Output and Scheduling

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.4
ZAP Business Intelligence
8.8
Publish to Web
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
8.0
ZAP Business Intelligence
9.0
Publish to PDF
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.9
ZAP Business Intelligence
9.0
Report Versioning
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
6.7
ZAP Business Intelligence
9.0
Report Delivery Scheduling
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
8.0
ZAP Business Intelligence
8.0
Delivery to Remote Servers
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
6.5
ZAP Business Intelligence
9.0

Data Discovery and Visualization

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.1
ZAP Business Intelligence
9.3
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
6.7
ZAP Business Intelligence
10.0
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.2
ZAP Business Intelligence
9.0
Predictive Analytics
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.4
ZAP Business Intelligence
9.0

Access Control and Security

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.8
ZAP Business Intelligence
8.3
Multi-User Support (named login)
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
8.0
ZAP Business Intelligence
8.0
Role-Based Security Model
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
8.0
ZAP Business Intelligence
8.0
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.6
ZAP Business Intelligence
8.0
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.9
ZAP Business Intelligence
9.0

Mobile Capabilities

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.5
ZAP Business Intelligence
7.0
Responsive Design for Web Access
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.9
ZAP Business Intelligence
7.0
Dedicated iOS Application
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.1
ZAP Business Intelligence
7.0
Dedicated Android Application
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.5
ZAP Business Intelligence
7.0
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.5
ZAP Business Intelligence
7.0

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.7
ZAP Business Intelligence
8.0
REST API
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.6
ZAP Business Intelligence
8.0
Javascript API
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.7
ZAP Business Intelligence
8.0
iFrames
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.4
ZAP Business Intelligence
8.0
Java API
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.4
ZAP Business Intelligence
8.0
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.8
ZAP Business Intelligence
8.0
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
8.2
ZAP Business Intelligence
8.0

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

ZAP Business Intelligence

  • Extremely Robust Interface
  • Implementation and Connection to Data Stores extremely fast. I was able to implement BI reporting within days.
  • Fantastic Support
  • Cost Effective Tool for any IT organization. Reduction in FTE, Data Reporting Deployment, and Cube Creation.
Roger Safont | 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

ZAP Business Intelligence

  • I would love to see a strong integration with Google Analytics. ZAP works great with CRM platforms but would be interested to get the metrics on how marketing campaigns are tied to organic traffic and PPC.
Roger Safont | 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

ZAP Business Intelligence

ZAP has a better interface and user-friendly.
Roger Safont | 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

ZAP Business Intelligence

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

ZAP Business Intelligence

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)
8.3
ZAP Business Intelligence
10.0

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