Oracle OBIEE Review

Users are able to see dashboards and reports, while executive-level management can get a high-level view of the organization's functions.


What is most valuable?

  • Integrated search options
  • Oracle scorecards
  • Pivot tables
  • Map views

How has it helped my organization?

When reports are developed in a way that show the work done in time, work done but not in time, and work not done at all, they drive the customers to pay attention to the lagging areas. This encourages everyone to work positively towards achieving the fixed goal in hand.

What needs improvement?

Some of the legacy BI publisher features have been discarded in the newer versions. Having them would help the product. The ability to provide column description upon hovering on the header would be of real help.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've used it for five years.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

No major issues.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

No major issues.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Some of the issues were in regards to the LDAP authentication setup, but it was resolved.

How are customer service and technical support?

Customer Service:

7/10.

Technical Support:

7/10.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

No previous solution was in place.

How was the initial setup?

It was pretty straightforward and simple. All we had to do was follow the installation manual, which provides a UI to setup the tool.

What about the implementation team?

It was done in-house.

What was our ROI?

All the ventures that were started based off of this product were successful. The users were actively using the dashboards and reports, while the executive level management were able to view the functioning of their respective organizations on high-level view.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Ensure you purchase a complete enterprise package from Oracle so you can get the full benefit of OBIEE.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

  • Crystal Reports
  • SQR Reports

What other advice do I have?

Ensure the application server and the web server are installed and configured as recommended.

**Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: My company is a partner with Oracle.
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