Oracle OBIEE Review

With the analytics and inter-process communication functions, we can generate KPI and other analytical reports for the operations team.

What is most valuable?

  • Data Warehouse Application Console
  • Analytics
  • Inter Process Communication

How has it helped my organization?

Several KPI reports and different analytical reports can be generated for the operations team.

I have developed datamarts from scratch using OBIEE and ODI as well for a government department in charge of agriculture and food throughout Mexico.

Additionally, it was used to generate several KPIs for a nation-wide logistics company who were distributing all the medicines for government-provided social security insurance.

What needs improvement?

  • DAC
  • Siebel Analytics
  • BI Server

For how long have I used the solution?

I've used it for four years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

There is an issue with the handling of the cache in the BI server.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

There was an issue upgrading from 10g to 11g.

How are customer service and technical support?

Customer Service:


Technical Support:


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

I haven't used another solution.

How was the initial setup?

It was complex because the installation of the product presented some problems, and there was not much information about it. The issues were with security for the BI server and the middleware.

What about the implementation team?

We did it in-house.

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

It is high.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

No other options were evaluated.

What other advice do I have?

Be well prepared with the product details from installation to implementation. Be sure you have a support account.

**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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author avatarSr. Business Analyst at Archer Daniels Midland Company

Thanks for the review. I just started using OBIEE. Just wondering if you have some best practice tips to share with newbies.

author avatarOracle Architect at SCON-TI, S.C.

Well, My recommendations could be about reporting using Siebel Analytics. Make each report as simple as you can trying always to implement parameters in order to reduce the data retrieval making each report more dynamic. This is part or the multiple recommendations for the front end and there are several more..... I hope to continue giving you advises.