Oracle OBIEE Review

The portfolio managers and schedulers pull data in and report out.

What is most valuable?

I like the solution's ability to query all of the data and pull it into a very user-friendly interface. We are using this as part of the Oracle Primavera suite.

How has it helped my organization?

I like the ability of the portfolio managers and schedulers to pull data in very easily and report out. This is the critical feature that we needed. This was the reason why we purchased it. You can configure what you need and make it look the way you want it to. The screens are set up in an excellent way. This solution has had a huge impact agency wide.

To reference the initial project setup structure for Oracle Projects and Oracle Portfolios- We need the ability to create layers and structure for projects. For example, Program Number, Project Number and Sub Project Number in a hierarchical structure that rolls up summary budgets for Programs and Projects for financial reporting. Also, each Program, Project and Sub Project may have a different name associated with it for tracking employee time entry. Portfolios are tracked by Sponsor’s name.

What needs improvement?

I would like to see a little more flexibility in the configuration.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using this solution since June, 2016.

How are customer service and technical support?

Oracle support was helpful when we needed them for installation and configuration. They provided excellent support.

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

We have been using Oracle for many years. We just needed to expand what we already had in Oracle. We have a solid database with Oracle.

How was the initial setup?

The instructions and information that Oracle provided were very detailed. The challenge was that we didn’t have any prior experience with the installation and configuration. Oracle support has been great and helped us with the process.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We looked at third-party software, but we prefer to stick with Oracle. With Oracle, it’s easy to integrate with each of the suites and modules that we already had. We didn’t want the cost of integrating with third-party apps. This was an easy decision for us.

What other advice do I have?

I would advise others to document what your current environment is and plan your installation and configuration ahead of time. It will then go smoother and faster. Plan your existing environment in detail and document it. This is critical.

When I look for a product, I focus on security, reliability, and ease of use.

**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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