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Michael De Sousa
Real User
Head of IT at Obegi Chemicals Group
Feb 12 2019

What is most valuable?

Flexibility, scalability, and the speed that you can pull these reports are the most valuable features. Accuracy is also a huge factor because if… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We use AWF and we can plug in various data into artificial intelligence. The benefit side of that is that you can actually start to predict trends… more»

What needs improvement?

They should develop greater visualization because their visualization isn't industry leading at the moment. The way you pull the data and see the… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We switched to OBIEE because Discoverer was very old and outdated. We migrated from Oracle databases 11G to 12C, and they found that Discoverer was… more»

What other advice do I have?

It's a great product if the business requires it, but for our business and the environment that we're in, I'd give it a three out of ten because it… more»
VishalGoyal
Real User
Vice President (BI Delivery) at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Aug 02 2018

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature of Oracle OBIEE, for me, would be the Web Catalog. From a development perspective, I do not need any client or any software to be installed on my laptop or desktop. Everything is browser-based, so I just open the… more»

What needs improvement?

One feature I would definitely like to see is the ability to provide the in-memory data. Oracle might have some plugins but, as of now, that feature isn't available out-of-the-box. You might have to purchase that feature. This is the feature… more»

What other advice do I have?

All the drawbacks which I mentioned above, I would like to have all of those resolved in OBIEE. First of all, its installation, configuration, and setup should be very easy. It comes with its own application server and that creates a lot of… more»
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Peter Cseh
Real User
Senior BI/DWH Developer at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Feb 24 2017

What is most valuable?

There are many valuable features. For example: * Multiple data sources: I can easily combine multiple data sources and… more»

How has it helped my organization?

I have worked for National Public Health and Medical Officer Service on the Child Birth Notification BI project. It was a… more»

What needs improvement?

Of course, there is some room for improvement, because a perfect BI platform does not exist in IT. The following things… more»

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

Unfortunately, this is the most difficult point with OBIEE. The license is very expensive.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

I used only open-source solutions before OBIEE, but the functionality of these tools is not even close to OBIEE.

What other advice do I have?

I recommend using OBIEE because of its wide functionality (multiple data sources, interactive dashboards and analysis… more»
Anonymous User
Real User
Data Integration and Business Intelligence Solution Architect at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
Aug 08 2018

What is most valuable?

The performance can issue queries to work in the Oracle database in Oracle's native language. There are a lot of visualizations which suit our… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We have been using the Oracle stack for a long time. So, it was a natural choice to use Oracle BI.

What needs improvement?

Now, we have more demands to load data somewhere quickly, not seeped into a model, like data warehouse model. We need to load it somewhere like a… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We previously didn't have a BI solution.

What other advice do I have?

It's a very good tool for plain Enterprise BI reporting and usual BI reporting. It's not a tool for data discovery. If you want to do old-fashioned… more»
Ricardo Giampaoli
Consultant
EPM/BI certified Consultant, Oracle ACE and TeraCorp Consulting CEO at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
Nov 05 2018

What is most valuable?

It's a great tool for the businesses as it's easy to manipulate and to create new dashboards. For the development side, it requires a good datamart… more»

How has it helped my organization?

With a good model implemented, businesses can easily take decisions to improve anything they want. An example I like to give is a retail company… more»

What needs improvement?

It needs better parent-child dimension options that don't need to pass through OBIEE to build it. It's an easier way to update the model in case of… more»

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

Always talk with a Oracle representative and negotiate a discount. I already saw 99% of discounts and a free licence once. Some times is cheaper if… more»

What other advice do I have?

Because Oracle products are development frameworks, your final results are as good as the people who implemented it. Make sure that your… more»
Anonymous User
User
Vp at Ifusion solution inc
Nov 23 2017

What is most valuable?

It's the connectors, the adapters. Built in connectors with different ERPs, you can plug in XL, other sources of data. It's very easy to configure… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It's great. We are able to do a lot of analytics. We can set goals, annual goals, using this tool. It's very easy to create our dimensions and our… more»

What needs improvement?

I think Oracle has already come up with a couple of data visualization pieces, instead of just reporting. Today, I saw from a couple of versions of… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We were trying to use a custom based tool. That didn't work. Every time we had to make a minor change, a technical person had to be involved. A lot… more»

What other advice do I have?

The most important criterion when looking at vendors is their experience with bigger clients. That helps a lot. Lessons learned, they put it out… more»
Anonymous User
User
CEO at a pharma/biotech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Nov 20 2017

What is most valuable?

For me, it makes the difference is in terms of our users being able to take advantage of a product which allows you to get access to data, reports, make decisions quickly, and have better insights regarding operations.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

Yeah, we were using an old product that Oracle sunsetted, I believe. This product, OBIEE, they acquired, they didn't build it. This is now their choice of tools for reporting. Before, they were using an Oracle product which was not the greatest… more»

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend that you get your end-users ready, because a lot of information is transparent with this tool, which gives them better insight regarding how their operations are running. They might find something that was not visible to them… more»
Leonardo Salvino
Consultant
Business Intelligence Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Aug 25 2018

What is most valuable?

The easy integration with different database sources and the strength when working with complex data. It’s possible to integrate different data… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Before using OBIEE, my customer had difficulties building Dashboards and usine visual components to show information. Now they can do it fast and… more»

What needs improvement?

I think there are some issues to be solved, and it needs some visual improvements, especially on the charts, but it is still the best solution in… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

I had aready used Microsoft reporting services. I migrated to OBIEE because my customer doesn´t use Microsoft tools for BI.

What other advice do I have?

My customers want a solution that connects any data source, and does all the jobs for them. It doesn´t exist. People have to know their data, and… more»
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What is Oracle OBIEE?

OBIEE is a multifaceted network of tools that can create a more fluid and better-integrated data flow for your business. This service is actually a platform that is made up of six individual elements, rather than a single tool with multiple features. These services include: presentation catalog, BI presentation service, BI scheduler service, BI server service,administration client, and metadata repository.

The purpose of the OBIEE is to have an entire system for all of your enterprising needs. The various tools within the suite can take your data, organize it, analyze it and then glean the pertinent information from it, sending it on to the relevant parties who can then use it for metrics, pattern analysis, and future projections. The essence of the platform is to integrate your current IT together with their tools in order to give you the overall best return on investment with minimal fiscal obligations.

Also known as
OBIEE, Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition, Oracle BI, Oracle BI EE 11g
Oracle OBIEE customers

Banca Transilvania, BeckmanCoulter, Hong Kong Housing Society, HealthShare, Ivanhoe Cambridge Unifies, and Home Credit, and Finance Bank.

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