Business Intelligence (BI) Tools Questions
Feb 04 2021
Currently, I am using SAP BO Enterprise and running on Oracle.
I'm looking for a much less expensive solution. It's not enough to use MS SQL instead of Oracle.
I'm still profiling the SAP BOE implementation, but would like to head towards a DWH implementation that users can report off. Various users have mentioned in passing: PowerBI, Qlik, Tableau.
At this point, the only solid knowledge I have is that management want to get rid of SAP and Oracle.
Dec 11 2020
I'm looking for a Business Intelligence solution that's not so heavy - mostly reporting with drill up/down/across functions, dashboard, chat... can anyone suggest a good option?
Dec 10 2020
What types of insights do businesses gain from BAM as opposed to BI?
I am working as a Solution Architect at a global enterprise tech vendor.
I have 2 RPD files, a.rpd and b.rpd. I need to switch between these 2 RPDs on the same server and through the same OBIEE tool.
Do I need to deploy both RPD files on the server to switch between these two through the same OBIEE tool?
As per my own attempt, I can open both RPD files through Administration (obiee tool) : File --> Open-->Offline and without any deployment.
Is it mandatory to deploy both RPD at server to open it online?
I guess I need to define 2 different ODBC system data sources for my repositories after deployment.
Which BI tools are the best out of the box for basic calculations that all SaaS businesses need to track to survive?
Are some tools better for startups vs enterprise?
Feb 02 2021
Our HR workforce analytics and process management team have been using Tableau desktop for over a year and found a great deal of benefit from its various features. Our teams deal with a lot of MS Excel and Access files but also have to push data out of key HRIS systems like Workday into Tableau since there is no existing driver connection currently. Now that we are pursuing Tableau server so managers can utilize the dynamic reporting our IT department is concerned since they've invested heavily into Business Objects (with limited use in the company) and we now have to justify going with Tableau Server vs. using Business Objects. Our HR team requires very quick turn around on reports and metrics with strong reporting visualization. Our workforce analytics handles a lot of predictive analytics/forecasting. Ideally we hoped using Tableau would actually free up IT resources to other larger priorities instead of managing change requests on reports consistently. In our opinion based on all of this, including low cost for implementation (under $60k incl. hardware) and low annual maintenance (under $10k) for 30 licenses that Tableau seems to be the clear route to go but I'd like to get some input from others.
So I'd like to ask users out there who are familiar with both systems to provide feedback on what they think a better option might be and any pros/cons when matching up the two systems. Thanks!
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