Discover the benefits of Discoverer
Glen Norman | TrustRadius Reviewer
October 18, 2016

Discover the benefits of Discoverer

Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Business Intelligence Discoverer

Business Intelligence Discoverer has been the key user self-service reporting tool against Oracle E-Business Suite. Empowering the application users to create and run their own reports by developing a robust reporting structure has enabled application users to get the data they need when they need it without waiting on requests to the IT department. Discoverer is also used by Audit and Tax to pull data to support filings and respond to data requests.

  • Discoverer is a good tool for providing customer ad hoc reporting. The UI is clean and easy to use.
  • Built in interfaces to Oracle applications seamlessly integrate reporting with application security and data access restrictions. Having a reporting environment that matches the OLTP system security simplifies compliance with various legal, regulatory, and business data access requirements.
  • The ability to link data from one report to another and drill to detail provides detailed data analysis from high-level reports with exception reporting.
  • Discoverer needs better data visualization options.
  • I would like to see built in integration with SharePoint so published management reports can more easily be delivered to users.
  • Mobile tools for both report delivery and system maintenance would enhance usability.
  • 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.
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.
For a company using Oracle EBS this is a very good product that quickly provides value.
For non-Oracle EBS environments, building out the data definitions is no better than any other product and may therefore be hard to justify over another tool that provides the same types of reporting features.

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued) Feature Ratings

Pixel Perfect reports
Not Rated
Customizable dashboards
Not Rated
Report Formatting Templates
Not Rated
Drill-down analysis
7
Formatting capabilities
8
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Not Rated
Report sharing and collaboration
8
Publish to Web
5
Publish to PDF
7
Report Versioning
Not Rated
Report Delivery Scheduling
7
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
4
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
4
Predictive Analytics
4
Multi-User Support (named login)
10
Role-Based Security Model
10
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
6
Responsive Design for Web Access
4
Dedicated iOS Application
Not Rated
Dedicated Android Application
Not Rated
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Not Rated