Reviews (1-25 of 39)
- 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.
Combining data from OBIEE with other external data is not possible for an end-user or superuser.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
For e.g. The automobile industry where we had implemented OBI, there was a cube built at the ETL level for calculating aggregations of their financial data. The client was using one another non-oracle tool to extract data from this cube to get their financial data but they were facing a lot of performance issues. We switched this reporting from the non-oracle to Oracle BI suit and the performance came down from 6 min to 40 seconds. That was just amazing what the client was looking for.
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!
- 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.
- 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 helps integrate with online applications and provide the complete data warehouse solution.
- It provides features of adhoc and customized reporting.
- It has strong visual features to help business needs and supporting integration with different tools like Microsoft Office etc.
- It is easy to learn by business user to create their own adhoc reports.
- It should help migration BI solution using other tools with in itself rather creation from start as solution.
- It should have some feature of in memory data capture for slicing and dicing of data
- Ad Hoc Analysis, Online Analytical Processing (OLAP), Predictive Analysis, Profit Analysis, Trend Indicators
- Ad Hoc Reporting, Automatic Scheduled Reporting, and Customizable Dashboard
- I like the drag and drop feature of building reports. Tables show up as folders and columns as items within the folder. Most of the reports can be built with a simple drag and drop operation.
- If you are familiar with the SQL query language, you can definitely use these skills to enhance the reports and information on the reports.
- I think the alerts is a major useful component of OBIEE...in that...it can monitor your data and let you know when certain conditions exist. No surprises, no missing useful and timely information.
- It is all web-based development and deployment. You don't need to install any software at your workstation at all.
- I suppose OBIEE could directly access more data sources but this is also easily accomplished via the underlying Oracle RDBMS and their gateway technologies.
- Oracle BI Suite is a comprehensive suite able to handle any size of data as well as complex analytical requirements.
- With proper training, most end users can be taught to use the front-end in a relatively short period of time.
- It plays very well with Oracle databases, obviously, so for companies that are an Oracle shop already, it can be implemented as a logical next step for business intelligence.
- Oracle BI is a very bulky and, to a large extent, unwieldy application. It almost invariably requires a dedicated, full-time technical resource to manage it on an ongoing basis.
- The dashboard visuals could use a lot of improvement, especially when compared to more modern BI applications that sell well largely due to their impressive visuals.
- The resulting reports could be a bit more user-friendly and more intuitive. Again, this is one area where more modern BI platforms have a distinct advantage over Oracle BI.
- Reporting, for our company and when recommending it to our clients its a huge selling point.
- Especially the granular graphs, they can be adjusted for what each needed person (CFO, CEO, Managers) specifically requires.
- It's also helpful to determine where the "bottlenecking" could be occurring within workflow.
- Although after a quick tutorial or testing from an IT end, some users struggle with learning the software.
- This is not uncommon for a learning curve but having quicker resources to point users to for learning would be beneficial. Something such as a direct video less than 5 minutes on how to complete specific functions will help the training.
- Better integration with Oracle R12
- Ease of Use and scalability
- Customizations for complex requirements
- Performance is a bit slow and needs improvement
- Better visualizations are needed to compete with other competitive tools.
Oracle covers all the technological needs of a company. Reporting requirements are covered with BI Publisher, and ad-hoc reports can be distributed to all of the strategic line. I love Oracle Answer. Users can create their own reports and share them with the rest of the organization. Oracle has an intermediate layer where dimensions and metrics that will be used are defined. This allows for greater control by the IT department. Other tools allow you to connect faster data, but there are risks involved in not being in control of the data.
I have worked with many end customers which have used this technology, and the key to success is the use. It is important to be involved at all stages: analysis, development and implementation. Oracle BI is not a simple deployment tool as it has very powerful features and it’s hard to see that all are used in all companies. For example, I have seen rarely seen the Oracle scorecard implemented, because it occurs at a very advanced stage of understanding business data.Overall, I have seen very good satisfaction with the Oracle solution.
- Self Service - Oracle answer keeps the multi-language fields with custom tooltips in dimensions and measures to facilitate their use. We can even assign security dimensions and measures that can be used by users who want them.
- Complete solution - reporting, analytics, scorecard.
- Unification of data, the architecture makes the solution on that can leverage the same information for reporting, analytics and dashboarding.
- BI Publisher - it is the best tool for customized reports with Microsoft Word. Users can distribute these reports to the entire organization by applying rules shipments.
- Our customers say that the technical documentation is extensive and difficult to understand.
- Data Integration - difficult integration with origins that are not database, but does allows some.
- Oracle Business Intelligence Reporting platform is well enhanced with many advanced features like Visualization Recommendation for Power users when building the dashboards and Reports like which view to use based on the type of data that we are presenting to the end users.
- Oracle BI Mobile APP Designer is very rich and has useful functionality to develop the dashboards and reports and display them on the mobile devices via Apps
- Oracle Essbase, multi-dimensional Online Analytical processing system which uses the advanced calculation engine for financial forecasting, planning and management reporting.
- Oracle BI Publisher Reporting capabilities caters to the needs of real time pixel perfect reporting with out lot of development time.
- Overall Oracle BI Foundation Suite is a conglomeration of Enterprise Reporting, Real time quick reporting, multi-dimensional analytical processing, BI Mobile, Geo-spatial capabilities which every organization needs today for Analytical and Reporting needs
- Oracle BI Reporting Administration needs to be simplified for easier Administration and maintenance. Today Admins need to deal at different levels (Enterprise Manager, Weblogic Console, BI Admin Tool) to handle the day to day Admin and Maintenance operations
- In order to take advantage of the Geo-Spatial (maps) capabilities you need to have Oracle Database at place as the pre-built maps related data is developed and available only in Oracle Database. Organization who doesn't use Oracle Database have to struggle to get this feature work.
- BI Mobile APP Designer configuration and set up needs to be simplified when upgrading from previous versions
- 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.
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About Oracle BI Foundation Suite
The Oracle Business Intelligence (BI) Foundation Suite is a business intelligence reporting and analytics platform from Oracle Corporation. It provides users with a series of integrated tools for ad-hoc query and analysis, dashboard and scorecard creation, enterprise reporting, mobile analytics, multidimensional OLAP, and predictive analytics.
The BI Foundation is also a key enabling software for Oracle Exalytics, an engineered system for in-memory analytics that delivers timely output for business intelligence and planning applications.
The BI Foundation also leverages Oracle Real-Time Decisions, a platform that combines both rules and predictive analytics to power solutions for real-time enterprise decision management. It enables real-time intelligence to be instilled into any type of business process or customer interaction.
- The software foundation for Oracle Exalytics to deliver analytics, modeling, and planning
- 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
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