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Oracle Analytics Server (OAS) supersedes the Oracle Business Intelligence (BI) Foundation Suite. It is an on-premises self-service visualization and augmented AI analytics platform. It provides a full range of capabilities including AI that surfaces key insights in datasets, data enrichment features that automatically recommend new elements for analysis, machine learning capabilities for both traditional and citizen data scientists, data visualizations for dashboards and reporting.
Customers that choose this self-managed on-premises or private cloud deployment can manage upgrades on their schedule and implement customization options such as custom skins/styles, metadata, messaging and more.
- Easy to use ad-hoc query and analysis
- Comprehensive suite of data visualizations
- High quality enterprise reporting
- Scalable multidimensional OLAP server for forward-looking analysis
- Mobile app optimized for touch interactions
- Geospatial mapping and visualization
- Integrated scorecard and strategy management
- Ability to act on insight by invoking business processes from within BI
- Common Enterprise Information Model
- Machine Learning
- Natural Language Query
- Enterprise level data modeling
- Accurate forecasting
- Mobile access of information with security in place
- Not applicable
- Oracle invoice prints
- Oracle check print
- Oracle receipt print
- It can be improved by providing more functionality like addition of CLOB data
- Connecting to a myriad of data sources
- Providing easy to use data visualization options
- Building report ready dashboards that update automatically
- Design is a little archaic/dated
- Ease of use could be better
- Missing some functions present in newer platforms
- It's integration with SAP is really well unlike other tools
- Customization of the reports is super easy
- Provides robust reporting
- Inbuild modern charts are lacking
- Customer support is not so great
- Space is limited to 40gb for uploading the data to cloud
- Find anomalies.
- Understand anomalies.
- Fix anomalies.
- Help prevent the problems that it shows us.
- More AI but with human back up.
- Less mumbo jumbo so even IT guys/gals can more easily work.
- More statistics (math) and orientation for those not familiar with it.
- More live as well as virtual (live) show casing of real situations in business.
- Online training
- Natural language query.
- Machine learning on data.
- Data enrichment features.
- Data enrichment has slower new data discovery performance and its configuration is difficult.
- News templates for dashboard.
- Adhoc reports
- Graphs and Map features
- Wide data connectivity options
- Semantic layer
- UI design
- More Graphic solutions
- Drill across implementation
- Accurate information
- Ease of use
- Good pricing
- Better guidance on implementation
- Proactive detection and alerts.
- Interactive dashboards.
- Office integration.
- Difficulty of use.
- Data blending.
- Speed of change.
Combining data from OBIEE with other external data is not possible for an end-user or superuser.
- Data Security - Who should see what
- Seamlessly integrates with Oracle Applications
- Built in Analytics (OBIA) based on best practices
- User Interface could be improved to provide the user with a better user experience and better visuals
Oracle BI Foundation is suited to report across platforms and bringing information from different sources.
- Being a web based application that runs on an active production environment, it is amazingly light on network utilization and overall resources consumption on the server running it.
- It has thousands of customizations to generate literally any dataset. This makes it overwhelmingly robust and adaptable.
- The cloud option cuts acquisition costs by more than half in terms of overheads as compared to on-premise installations.
- You now don't need to be an Oracle forms developer to be able to customize this powerful tool.
- It has a fantastic and user friendly GUI.
- For extremely large databases, data pulling tends to take awhile longer than expected.
- It is already affordable but we could all use better discounts for the complete edition.
- OBIEE does the ad-hoc query very well. as long as the data is governed, the ad-hoc query is a robust and heavily used feature.
- OBIEE has one of the best dashboard feature in enterprise level reporting.
- It has a robust feature for the analytics and data analysis.
- If scorecards are designed and implemented properly, OBIEE can become every department's go-to tool for reporting.
- It is expensive to implement.
- It is time consuming to implement.
- The learning curve is not as flat as some of the other products in the market for general users.
- Oracle helps with easy customization of reports.
- It helps with the creation of dashboards and the integration of different data sources.
- Oracle BI was a package used for multiple users across our organization - publishing and distributing reports was a breeze.
- The tool requires coding and training.
- The UI is not as intuitive as it should be - there can be improvements to make the reports sharp.
- The mobile experience should be in-built and automated. The plugins should be available so that the primary focus will be left on reports.
- The visualizations produced by Oracle BI Foundation are fairly good.
- Oracle BI Foundation Suites is easy to use.
- The software is relatively straight-forward is collaborating with others.
- Although the visualizations are decent, they are nowhere near as nice as the charts produced by Tableau and other BI software tools.
- Because Oracle BI Foundation Suite is relatively less well-known, finding help online is not as easy as other BI tools.
- The BI Foundation Suite offers some analytics but is not as advanced as other tools in machine learning, and other analytics processes.
- One of the best features of this new software tool is its ability to generate pixel-perfect reports and data visualizations.
- We also have fully customizable, dynamic dashboards that can be quickly shared or embedded in different reports as well.
- The product is fairly expensive and due to its complexity, a vendor supported implementation is generally necessitated, thereby driving the costs even higher.
- Collaboration and version controlling features require more work.
- Can create pixel-perfect reports for mobile phone usage as well.
- It has best in its class integration capabilities with a wide multitude of software tools and middleware components.
- Oracle BI has support for intelligent dashboards that can be customized for individual users.
- Real-time report collaboration features are lacking in this software.
- Due to the complexity of the software product and insufficient community user support groups, a vendor implementation became necessary for our case.
- Ease of development and quick turnouts as the build is easier compared to some other BI tools for both reporting developers as well as the power users. The RPD development is comparatively easier to build for star schemas and also the subject areas are easier to use by the power users.
- Easy integration of Mobile BI interface and sharing features in the same layer.
- Easy integration of other functionality like MapViewer. Multi database type integration is enabled which is not really a distinctive feature in market, but has been improved a lot in OBIEE now.
- Oracle BI suite needs to overhaul the visualization features as well as the look and feel to improve the ease of use for audience which is familiar with new java based tools.
- The knowledge base available on Oracle repository or forum needs to be more relevant and updated .
- They need to keep updating their drivers list or integration with other databases or blending tools/ MDX sources. This is one of the difficulties we faced, causing development cost and time to market impacted.
Less appropriate for cool visualization or dynamic interactive dashboards or analytics, D3 kind of capabilities. I found other tools or java based open sources much better in market.
I get good insights and problem solving suggestions
- Can be used by business folk as well, without any in-depth knowledge of writing queries.
- Automation of a lot of functions makes it very handy to avoid heavy mechanical tasks.
- Offers great level of control in terms of data access and restrictions.
- Provides diverse scheduling options - time triggered, event triggered, data dependent, etc.
- Some issues that require the assistance of support at Oracle can be time-consuming and difficult to solve.
- Upgrade from 10g to 11g has made the OBI Foundation Suite very performance intensive. Requires much better hardware support now.
- Initial setup is not as straightforward as that of previous versions.
- It integrates well with an Oracle database as the data warehouse.
- Heterogeneous data sources can also be configured and used.
- It provides certain automation capabilities.
- Some queries generated can be further improved in terms of query performance.
- Oracle BI Foundation suite is an overall package of enterprise reporting, multi-dimensional analytical processing, and real-time quick reporting.
- Oracle BI Foundation has Exalytics, which delivers fast performance reports.
- It has the flexibility to run on different platforms as it is built on Java.
- The tool is not easy to use.
- Oracle BI reporting of administration needs to be simplified for better administration and maintenance.
- We can use the pre-built Oracle BI Apps model & dashboard/reports in OBIEE. This provides real ease to analyze the data for every business areas of organization with pre-defined KPIs.
- Oracle BI Foundation includes BI Publisher which supports varied options for delivering the reports via email, printer, shared location, fax. BI Publisher also provides all language compatibility support.
- Oracle BI Foundation has Exalytics, which delivers amazingly fast performance reports in combination with the Times Ten Database.
- It's easy to integrate OBIEE & BI Publisher and that provides the flexibility to use BI Publisher for report template building based out of OBIEE Model.
- OBIEE can provide some changes in the user interface, which has been carried out with the same look and feel almost from version 10 to 12c.
- Analyze information at different levels of aggregation.
- Graphs and charts are easily produced.
- It is very nice to organize the screen with different views of the same information, all with common parameters. So you can analyze related information from many point of view, all in the same page.
- It is very flexible to add fields to the report, to change orders, to transform a column into a parameter and vice versa.
- I think it should evolve in its graphic capabilities to compete more strongly with other market tools.
- It has good capabilities to integrate maps with information. However, this feature is sold separately, and is quite expensive. That's why, even when we need it, we decided not to use it.
- In South America there are many resources that really dominate the tool. For this reason, or you end up paying very expensive values for resources, or you end up working with consultants with knowledge of other tools. This in general allows us to develop the models that are needed, but we are definitely not making the most of all the capabilities.
- Middle layer where we can model data for any complex requirement. On presentation layer, we can make it very business friendly.
- Very powerful capability and even customization by languages/scripts is available.
- Data Security and Object security are very strong. It is provided various [types of] granularity.
- Formatting and look & feel is not so great for default development unless you make efforts on it.
- For simple things or quick developments, it takes considerable efforts to bring it completion from end to end.
- It allows easy extension of reports from simple to complex dashboards
- The tool goes well with Oracle DB and has great performance
- Since the base is built on Java, it is supported to run on different platforms and portable devices
- The tool does not support all the external databases, just works perfect with Oracle DB and few others
- Since it is based to run on JVM, there are few new systems that has stopped using JVM and has switched to ajax and other platforms. Hence the right plugins are required to be installed in addition
- The tool is not easy to use. A new user can not work on it unless trained or is highly techy person.
This user group allows reliability and acts as a forum for all your questions. The group allows you to get a solution if you are stuck somewhere or if you are looking for a solution. There are experts in the group who would consider your problem as theirs and will help you dig into the solution.
- With a little guidance, ease of use
- Great database management system with just the right amount of options (scalability)
- Create dashboards for various types of users
- Can be overwhelming to use at first, but any report-writer would suggest to download data dictionaries first to locate fields and prompts that would ordinarily be hard to find
It doesn't matter what sector you are in. You can use Oracle Business Intelligence to extract whatever data you need for decision making. Our managers use it for all sorts of things: in payroll, to report how many hours their employees are working and to track overtime, in human resources to validate all new hire information and to audit hours worked for full-time/part-time employee classification, and in benefits to find out if any employee vs. employer-paid premiums are in balance and determine benefits eligibility, to name a few.
For the normal user (which we do not give BI access to), having access to this data would be overkill.
I am not a member of any Oracle BI Foundation user groups, but would certainly be interested in joining one. Within UltiPro for instance, all UltiPro customers can share their Business Intelligence reports using the BI Exchange portal, and they can communicate with one another using the Customer Success Portal newswires and communities that all UltiPro customers have access to.
I had never considered joining a user group in the Chicagoland area but I will look into that soon!