Oracle BI Suite Review
June 03, 2016

Oracle BI Suite Review

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

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

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.