Oracle BI Suite Review
June 03, 2016

Oracle BI Suite Review

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Modules Used

  • Enterprise Reporting

Overall Satisfaction with Oracle BI Foundation Suite

It is attached as a reporting tool to our MRP software and it is being used across the whole company. Departments such as purchasing, finance, sales and manufacturing take advantage of the Oracle BI features on a daily or weekly basis. It helps us to create KPIs and sophisticated dashboards for real time visibility and to allow for making more intelligent business decisions. Remote users and traveling employees take advantage of the of the great reporting tools due to the mobile version of the Oracle BI software. Upper management makes important high level decisions based on the results of the reporting coming from this tool.
  • Easy to use
  • Improved Key Performance Indicators with the use of BI Suite
  • Support for intelligent dashboards creation
  • Real time data visibility
  • Mobile and offline features
  • Ad-hoc reporting
  • Clustering capable
  • Accurate and centralized reports
  • Heavy processes
  • Requires powerful machines and configuration for quick use
  • Relative big cost
  • Requires skillful database background users.
  • Room for improvement in the collaboration section
  • Integration with other software could be done easier; room for improvement
It came with the software we use. It was recommended by the ERP software vendor.
It's easy to merge data from different types of sources due to a large spectrum of connectors (open source framework, Microsoft Office for Excel interactivity) and ad-hoc analysis. The reporting tool is a big asset of the suite. Also the centralized data point provides a solid base for accuracy of the information coming out of this powerful reporting tool. The visual dashboards and the ability to create maps are great assets for a Sales VP when creating powerful reports and forecasting. Oracle Exalytics and Essbase provide fast and real time data and help users to create quick and easy sophisticated queries and analysis.
It’s a great tool for reporting and is used across the internal network. It’s a user friendly tool to share data and also keeping it secure at the same time. Several authentication protocols bring up the level of security for the software combined with a single sign on feature. The powerful and vast option of authentication tools makes the interaction and distribution more secure across the platform whether is used on premise or in the cloud.
Oracle BI Foundation Suite is a great tool for metric and modern reporting. It's easy to use and user friendly, and has excellent data consolidation features. It is well suited for a large number of transactions or records (likely big or medium sized companies). Based on the cost of the software I would not recommend it for a small database with a reduced number of transactions.

Oracle Analytics Server Feature Ratings

Pixel Perfect reports
9
Customizable dashboards
9
Report Formatting Templates
9
Drill-down analysis
10
Formatting capabilities
9
Integration with R or other statistical packages
9
Report sharing and collaboration
8
Publish to Web
9
Publish to PDF
10
Report Versioning
10
Report Delivery Scheduling
9
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
9
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
9
Predictive Analytics
10
Multi-User Support (named login)
9
Role-Based Security Model
10
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
9
Responsive Design for Web Access
9
Dedicated iOS Application
9
Dedicated Android Application
9
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
10

Evaluating Oracle BI Foundation Suite and Competitors

  • Price
  • Product Features
  • Product Reputation
Product features are the most important criteria when doing a purchase.
I would not change my evaluation process because it proved to be successful and gave us great results.