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Oracle BI Applications is the #7 ranked solution in our list of top Business-to-Business Middleware tools. It is most often compared to IBM Sterling B2B Integration Services: Oracle BI Applications vs IBM Sterling B2B Integration Services

What is Oracle BI Applications?

Oracle Business Intelligence (BI) Applications are complete, prebuilt BI solutions that deliver intuitive, role-based intelligence throughout an organization. These solutions enable organizations to gain more insight and greater value from a range of data sources, including Oracle Fusion Cloud and On-Premise Applications, E-Business Suite, PeopleSoft, JD Edwards, Siebel, and third party systems. Oracle BI Applications are built on the Oracle BI Foundation, a comprehensive and market leading BI platform. This enables organizations to realize the value of a packaged BI application, such as rapid deployment, lower TCO, and built-in best practices, all on one common BI Foundation. 

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Oracle BI Applications Customers

Cox Enterprises, Lochbridge

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Pricing Advice

What users are saying about Oracle BI Applications pricing:
  • "It is expensive. It is more than 100K for support. You pay for support on top of the standard licensing, which is on a yearly basis."

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Rehman Mohar
Senior Manager, Software Engineering Client Reporting at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 10Leaderboard
Fast calculations, stable, and good support, but needs more visuals, support for HTML5, and BI Publisher updates

What is our primary use case?

We are using it for the monthly reports for our business. These monthly reports are similar to the reports that you get from any utility company.

Pros and Cons

  • "Calculations are a little bit faster. It can do the on-the-run calculations much better than other reporting platforms. You don't need any other specific tool. You can use Microsoft Office to start doing things with these reports."
  • "It is very cumbersome and slow for making any changes. It doesn't have that many visuals to show different graphs and charts. It should have more visuals. It also doesn't support HTML5, which is useful for interactive sessions and reporting with dashboard etc. We are phasing it out because we need a newer platform that provides us more flexibility and more designs. Our use case is just to get the utility type of monthly reports, and we need visuals, customizations, columns, and certain sections on the report to show performance and other things. They are not updating their BI Publisher product, which was known as XML Publisher before Oracle bought it. It could be because they don't have that many clients using it. We are using it because we have this solution for years."

What other advice do I have?

They should go for the modern way of reporting. All financial institutes have to look for tools that can give them better visuals as well. They cannot use only numbers. The biggest lesson that I have learned from using this solution is that we should look for simplified solutions. If we cannot simplify a solution, it is going to give us a problem in the future. At the design level, we should do as much simplification as possible. I would rate Oracle BI Applications a six out of ten.
AM
Contractor Logistics Support IPT Lead with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
A robust dashboard with ad-hoc reporting, good support, and positive ROI

What is our primary use case?

We needed a reporting solution to replace Oracle Discoverer. Oracle Discoverer was going end of life. Our primary use case was ERP reporting and EPM reporting. ERP reporting included accounts payable invoice and payment data, general ledger account data, supply chain purchase order and inventory data, fixed asset data, cost accounting data, and job costing accounts data. EPM data included a full replacement of our financial reports to the interactive dashboard and ad-hoc reporting. Our past solution was PDF.

Pros and Cons

  • "It has a very robust dashboard and ad-hoc reporting."
  • "The initial setup was complex and it took a lot of time to set up the infrastructure."

What other advice do I have?

I would suggest using Power BI if you have a small to medium size company and you do not do a lot of sharing reports. Otherwise, I would suggest Oracle BI.
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