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Provides a single, Web-based platform for authoring, managing, and delivering interactive reports, dashboards, and all types of highly formatted documents.

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Oracle
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Oracle Corporation develops, manufactures, markets, hosts, and supports database and middleware software, applications software, and hardware systems.
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Year Founded
1977
Total Revenue (USD mm)
39,831
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Redwood Shores, CA
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+1 (650) 506-7000
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NYSE: ORCL
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@Oracle
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Sales Project Coordinator
Information Technology and Services
Enterprise
(10,001+ employees)
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"Detailed reports for an effective data analysis"

What do you like best?

Its functionality is fluid, it has very complete tools that are quite easy to handle. Through it I can analyze different data coming from all the reports that it throws. I like that I can see all the results graphically and quite visually, and thanks to this, I have made the sales arrangements in a much simpler way.

What do you dislike?

I do not like that there are some tools that I can not manage, it has been difficult for me to be able to customize and configure everything according to my criteria, customer service has helped me but I still can not solve the problem at all. I would like this small inconvenience to be improved.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Oracle BI Publisher uses an SQL language, which offers the possibility to see everything in a very graphic way, working fluidly with high effectiveness in all the reports. However, I recommend having people specialized in SQL so that everything is much simpler in this way. Try it.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Thanks to this software, its incredible functionality and all the detailed reports it provides us, we have improved sales analysis, now we manage a better organization of work and business processes are much faster and more efficient.

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Information Technology Specialist
Wholesale
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(201-500 employees)
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"It is effective and useful in everything it does"

What do you like best?

It is very easy to use, it is simple to configure. It is fast and allows to analyze all the data and results that the reports throw out, which are also quite graphic through SQL. It is very effective and useful for managing all business processes.

What do you dislike?

There is not much to say that I do not like, however, there are funtions and small features that are difficult to use and configure, but this is not an impediment at all. All these difficulties that I can present consult with the customer service and attention are quality, fast and very efficient; It has helped me to solve any problem and allows me to find solutions.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

People specialized in SQL language are needed, however it is easy to use and configure. I recommend that you try to try it and give it a try. Oracle BI shows great functionality and quite useful.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

OBI is a tool you will see that allows us to perform all the data analysis in a very organized way in this way we present the clients with a better job and thus all the business processes are managed more quickly and with a better quality.

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Head Enterprise Application Development
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(1001-5000 employees)
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"Analytics to Predictive Analytics , The first Step ! Use it"

What do you like best?

Data from all the applications is incrementally fetched and placed in a single data repository called Data Warehouse A BI tool is placed on the top of it , To provide ready to use role based reports/analysis/dashboards to the users, to perform adhoc analysis, to monitor KPIs .Currently we owns BI tool from Oracle called OBIEE. This is tool have multiple rating before we going to select this tool for dashboard and reports. Some of key feature wihich i like most that this is a business intelligence platform that delivers a wide range of capabilities including:

Interactive dashboards

Ad hoc queries

Enterprise and financial reporting

Notifications and alerts

This tool is handles the full cycle of BI, from data preparation to analysis and dashboard visualization, along with robust extensibility and governance.

What do you dislike?

As this is the comprehensive product but this some complexity as well. Some of which i liked least is configuration is too much complex. Front end environment is not much user friendly which handle end user many time and there may be a chance they avoid to use it which we faced some time.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Considering the current nascent state of our analytics eco system here at I recommend feel that Oracle would be the best choice among the options as it would complement our other enterprise solution modules and complex analysis ability. Only major drawback you feel can be in terms of support, but given the support they have shown to our IT team we feel that it wont be a problem. Training will be played a vital and important role. So train the resource before you get this.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Previously no single source of truth i.e. same question can have different answers when checked on different reports

360 Degree analysis is difficult or not possible

Time consuming activity to gather data and generate report

Heavy IT engagement is involved in generating such reports

Authenticity of data is not ensured

These are the main and constant issue which we faced on almost daily basis. This tool help us to reduce this very much

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(51-200 employees)
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"Fairly Easy to Use "

What do you like best?

I love how it breaks down the information exactly how i want it, giving me multiple ways to search/refine results.

What do you dislike?

It can sometimes be difficult to locate things on the system.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use oracle to track our sales, units per transaction, dollars per transaction, rewards registration, and return to warehouse reports. Being able to pull up any of these at any given moment makes life so much easier!

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Degree Works Technical Specialist
Higher Education
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(1001-5000 employees)
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"OBI Publisher"

What do you like best?

OBI has a very simple display. It is very easy for users to view the data that is being retrieved. It is a very nice tool for business reports.

What do you dislike?

The display is very plain and has been forever. This tool has always been very business-like, no frills, no thrills.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Make this tool a bit more frilly. Would be so nice to come into the 21st century

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are using this to display several client's data and they are using it in their public reporting

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Sr. Business Systems Analyst
Consumer Goods
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(10,001+ employees)
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"excelent report writing and export capabilities"

What do you like best?

able to build reports graphically or using SQL, export results and ibot feature is great for exception reporting emailed to specific users.

dashboards are very popular and used by various departments to gage KPI's.

What do you dislike?

file table can be difficult to navigate at times, excel exports usually have rows combined making additional sorting/grouping difficult, requiring csv file exports or text files to better analyze in excel.

can take time for reports to generate if data is incompatible or no key fields.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

get your data table right during setup and document where the fields are mapped to.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

data quality, solving, and benefits include less time running ad-hoc reports.

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"ood Implementations Experience , But Required Time"

What do you like best?

Oracle Business Intelligence Standard Edition One is an on-premise business intelligence suite designed for small and midsize companies. Primary features include data modeling, ETL, ad-hoc analysis, database, dashboards and reporting. In nutshell, its a good product but sometime it required little more technical knowledge or in hand experience . Designer is little bi complex but essay to manage. Sometime needs integration issues but it managed through workaround

What do you dislike?

Inter-phase is little bit complex , this nee to be revisit

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Should have complete use cases before going to purchase this product.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Previously user is using ms excel to dashbord or data visibility. this tool automate all manual process

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"a very business friendly tool"

What do you like best?

easy to use, doesn't require in depth technical knowledge, easy to train and rich formatting

What do you dislike?

not a lot but there are some features that are not easy to use and there are some bugs in the tool which if fixed soon would help a lot of users

Recommendations to others considering the product:

just go ahead and try it and you will know what you have been missing

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

rich formatting in the rtfs and generating PDFs and delivery using the bursting. easy to use is the main benefit and rich formatting is a greater benefit

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"Powerful, yet uninuitive"

What do you like best?

The capabilities of OBI are unparalleled.

What do you dislike?

The design and functionality are unintuitive, creating a steep learning curve

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Get as much support as possible when training and implementing this software. It's possibilities are endless, but it requires a lot of training.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

OBI serves as the gateway for all of our analytics. We report spend data and hospital volumes and OBI is great for compiling and analyzing the data in an organized fashion.

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"This product is used by my organization i"

What do you like best?

I like the fact that it is much easier to manipulate using Rich Text Forms and MS Word. It is very easy to pull items from the database tables and it is easy to deploy forms and reports.

What do you dislike?

I do not like the formatting within the actual database when you are trying to customize existing forms. It makes it really hard.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I would definitely make sure that the administrator receives training. It is very hard to administer the product. I would also consider training the users that actually develop the forms and reports and make sure that they have sql training.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I'm trying to resolve client issues for reporting and customizing forms that are utilized on a daily basis.

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UC
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(1001-5000 employees)
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"Informational"

What do you like best?

Oracle Business Intelligence Publisher is a great tool to analyze your data results and information. It is great that they have multiple output formats including Excel and CSV files. It includes great graphs and charts for me to review as well.

What do you dislike?

Oracle BI has a lot of information where it can be confusing and difficult to review. The details can be intricate and can generate so many reports where I do know how to find them.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Solving how to measure my work. This helps me understands what I am currently doing and what I need to do, including forecasting.

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"Works well, but could be more user friendly"

What do you like best?

I like the reporting functions BI Publisher offers.

What do you dislike?

The setup isn't very user friendly. If I need to find a report, it's difficult to search through the catalog to find it. The search function also doesn't work when I want to try and find a report.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Allows us to compile data from multiple sources, and create custom reports.

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"Review for Oracle Business Intelligence Publisher"

What do you like best?

The most useful and helpful part of experience with Oracle Business Intelligence Publisher was ease of managing reports. Reports can be extracted very easily and saves a lot of time. Greatly useful for improving process efficiency of the business processes.

What do you dislike?

Honestly was not able to find any faults. However would like better customization to reports.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Can go for it. Updated and kind of a software that is making best application for Business Intelligence.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Delivering weekly and monthly reports to customers. Also, improving current processes with data analysis

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Technical Associate 3
Pharmaceuticals
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(10,001+ employees)
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"Basic User"

What do you like best?

the help center is actually helpful... have to look things up all the time since im a new user.

What do you dislike?

Having to actually deal with customer service.... the real live help people are not super helpful.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

super easy end user report functionality.

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"Oracle Business Intelligence Publisher"

What do you like best?

Pixel perfect reports is very good. Very good for pushing highly formatted reports to customers.

What do you dislike?

Too buggy. So many issue we need to work with. Gets a little frustrating.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Sending customized reports out to users which are high

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Sr BI Architect
Biotechnology
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(1001-5000 employees)
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"BIP"

What do you like best?

Good for pixcel perfect reporting and scheduling

What do you dislike?

Based on java the heap size makes is 100% cpu

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

shceudling

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"Great reporting tool"

What do you like best?

What I like best is the ability to generate reports and analyze the data genreated.

What do you dislike?

What i dislike is that it requires training to use the program.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use it to determine the status of various projects and purchase orders that we have issued . I have used to help analyze product data. Such as determining store inventory, price analysis and profit analysis.

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(5001-10,000 employees)
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"a great way to create pixel perfect reports"

What do you like best?

the quality and reliability of reporting

What do you dislike?

the incomplete integration with Oracle BI Presentation

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

WE Several Problems Solved In the Report Development. Where traditional software fails, Oracle is always a great Solution

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"BI publisher and OBIEE"

What do you like best?

Out of box content and pixel perfect reporting

What do you dislike?

Times to Etl for obiee and data modeling required

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Pixel perfect reporting and finance and supply chain reporting via obiee

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(51-200 employees)
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"was good served the purpose of it"

What do you like best?

data modeling

integration with webservices

What do you dislike?

embedding reports into application

setup time

integeration with CI

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

publishing reports inside application

Oracle Business Intelligence Publisher Features

  • Reports Interface
  • Steps to Answer
  • Graphs and Charts
  • Score Cards
  • Dashboards
  • Calculated Fields

Oracle User Ratings

7.3
Ease of Use
Average: 8.5*
6.9
Quality of Support
Average: 8.8*
5.2
Ease of Setup
Average: 8.2*
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