Oracle BI Foundation Suite - Consultant Perspective
September 30, 2016

Oracle BI Foundation Suite - Consultant Perspective

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Score 8 out of 10
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Modules Used

  • Enterprise BI Platform
  • Enterprise Reporting

Overall Satisfaction with Oracle BI Foundation Suite

It is generally used to pull custom reports throughout the organization. We use it to make several reports depending upon clients' need. Whenever they implement Oracle Fusion or Oracle EBS, we give them module specific reports using Oracle VI Foundation Suite. These reports depend on the modules we have implemented. For example, if we have Oracle Time and Labor implemented, we generate a report containing time entries, total time spent, the expenditure type etc., which can be used by the client to interface with their external payroll systems such as ADP.

Pros

  • Custom Reports
  • Integration with Oracle HCM
  • Graphs and charts

Cons

  • The OTBI where you can drag and drop the subject area items is full of bugs, one such example is when you are rearranging the columns in a report it might not show up immediately.
  • The formulas you use for OTBI reports are pretty basic which results in something as simple as doing an addition of three columns - also a difficult task.
  • Lack of documentation.
  • It is the only way to go if you have external payroll systems such as ADP and you have implemented the Oracle time and labor solution - so pretty good.
  • The reports you need to ensure federal and state level compliance can be easily generated through OBF suite without much investment elsewhere.
  • The businesses that have recently moved on to digital systems but still need on paper reports will find it useful as well.
Considering the amount of options and integrations it offers and the lack of similar softwares around, it is good choice for most. Oracle BI Foundation suite is exceptionally helpful if you are using Oracle HCM, SCM or EBS system since it will be directly integrated with these systems. Not only can you pull the data from those systems, you can integrate it with them so well that you can display the reports and graphs made through Oracle BI Foundation Suite right in the Fusion, EBS system directly.

Oracle Analytics Server Feature Ratings

Pixel Perfect reports
7
Customizable dashboards
9
Report Formatting Templates
8
Drill-down analysis
8
Formatting capabilities
6
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Not Rated
Report sharing and collaboration
7
Publish to Web
8
Publish to PDF
8
Report Versioning
8
Report Delivery Scheduling
7
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
5
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
2
Predictive Analytics
2
Multi-User Support (named login)
8
Role-Based Security Model
9
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
9
Responsive Design for Web Access
Not Rated
Mobile Application
Not Rated
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Not Rated

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