Oracle BI Discoverer Review
Jatel Desai | TrustRadius Reviewer
October 30, 2019

Oracle BI Discoverer Review

Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Business Intelligence Discoverer

Business Intelligence Discoverer is being used by my current department. We use it to analyze worker's compensation data, and run reports. It is also used to find results when an outside agency or trading partners have questions on current stats on things like the opioid crisis and disability rates. It is a quick and easy way to find results needed.
  • Business Intelligence Discoverer helps with our Reporting team. We are able to run reports needed immediately using this tool.
  • Business Intelligence Discoverer helps with getting analysis of monthly and yearly medical data from across the state.
  • Business Intelligence Discoverer helps with web publishing and sending information to the trading partners.
  • 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.
  • Axibase Enterprise Reporter (AER)
Oracle BID was a better alternative than AER for our department. Since we are an Oracle-heavy department, using Oracle software for all tasks, from data storage to reporting was the way to go. BID has proven to be a cheaper, more efficient alternative to AER. It has served its purpose in our department for many years now.
Data source connectivity for Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer has a rating of 10 because of its reliability and efficiency. When connecting reports to data sources, it is important that the software's connections are properly configured and work at all times. With Oracle BID, I have never had any problems.
Oracle BI Discover is a great tool for access control capabilities. As for our team, there are four of us using the software. We can share data with ease and refresh data into reporting databases as well. Report distribution and formatting are also a highly capable function of Oracle BID, currently.
Oracle BID is suited for a business that needs to run many reports daily. This includes getting stats on current information, and analytics to send back to trading partners and other business entities. Oracle BID would not be appropriate for any company whose main focus is not to store data that will be queried for reporting purposes.

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued) Feature Ratings

Pixel Perfect reports
9
Customizable dashboards
4
Report Formatting Templates
8
Drill-down analysis
3
Formatting capabilities
6
Integration with R or other statistical packages
3
Report sharing and collaboration
9
Publish to Web
9
Publish to PDF
2
Report Versioning
3
Report Delivery Scheduling
7
Delivery to Remote Servers
3
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
10
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
10
Predictive Analytics
10
Multi-User Support (named login)
10
Role-Based Security Model
10
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
9
Single Sign-On (SSO)
9
Responsive Design for Web Access
10
Dedicated iOS Application
10
Dedicated Android Application
10
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
10
REST API
10
Javascript API
10
iFrames
10
Java API
9
Themeable User Interface (UI)
9
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
9