OAC - Success Stories to replacing Excel
September 27, 2019

OAC - Success Stories to replacing Excel

Tu Tran | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Oracle Advanced Analytics

Oracle Advanced Analytics (OAC) is being used across multiple departments at Quanta to solve various reporting limitations with Excel. Within the HR department, we are using OAC as the reporting/dashboard tool to generate compliance reports against an employee data master (EDM) database. We can also track our employee movement across one business unit to another with OAC reporting. Quanta's decentralized operating model requires Corporate IT to aggregate employee data from 20+ ERPs into a single EDM database. This has allowed our HR department to have visibility into employee data across the enterprise. Our Tax department is also using OAC to run analysis on sales and use tax reports. Lastly, our Corporate Development department is using OAC visualization to map out US congressman that have Quanta companies operating in their local districts using a picture of the US map and drilling down to each state, county and district. Quanta's is slowly gaining maturity on standardizing our reporting and dashboarding tools, and OAC is a key component of our application services portfolio.
  • User interface is intuitive and easy to use
  • Performance is good. Data refreshes doesn't take a long time to process.
  • Lots of dashboarding options in the tool beyond basic line, bar, pie charts
  • Speed
  • Ability to mash up data from multiple data sources quickly
  • AI/ML to recommend appropriate visualization layout based on dataset
  • HR can track employee movement from one Business Unit to another Business Unit to better understand employee turnover.
  • Employee compliance reporting can be produced much faster with fewer errors (estimated cost savings $50k)
OAC doesn't require software to be installed since it is browser based. This allows for easier deployment since a local client software is not required to be installed for each user. OAC can be used for the casual light user who mainly consumes data to the power user who can created sophisticated dashboard with advanced analytics. OAC is not meant to replace Essbase reporting.