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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»
Satyendra Yenugula
Real User
Director Of Business Intelligence at Enlivant
Jan 11 2017

What is most valuable?

This is an enterprise analytics platform that allows you to do both analytical and real-time reporting. It has a large fleet of products within... more»

How has it helped my organization?

This solution is a self-service BI. It makes it much faster for the business. The tool helps the organization by not having to maintain the... more»

What needs improvement?

The tool has everything I need right now, including mobile, geo-spatial, and data visualization. I would like to see better licensing in terms... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

When I started at this organization, we had a Microsoft BI stack and a SAP BI stack in place. Both of them used the dashboard capabilities and... more»

What other advice do I have??

If your requirements are for an enterprise reporting platform, Oracle would be able to satisfy your needs. From an analytical standpoint as... more»
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DataInt732
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... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

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... more»
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... 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.

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

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»
ittechlea0e9
Real User
Global Business Intelligence - Technical Architect at a pharma/biotech company with 10,001+ employees
Jan 12 2017

What is most valuable?

It's one of the common integrated recording tools. I have been in the OBIEE world for quite some time. It's another powerful tool with certain aspects that are like no other tool. Three categorization layers gives us a lot of flexibility, which I didn't realize was possible on other reporting tools. Prior to this, I was on the ETL side and slowly transferred to... more»

What needs improvement?

I would say the biggest need for us is non-structured data. Most of the time, our users come up with an Excel file they want to integrate. It's pretty much impossible in OBIEE. I'll put it that way. When it comes to the BI world, maybe you can do that in SAP Business Objects, and as a company, we have OBIEE and Business Objects as parallel tools people use. That... more»
Vijay Maddipoti
Real User
Cloud Architect at IEEE
Dec 19 2016

What is most valuable?

It has good dashboarding. Also, being an Oracle product, it's good for ETLing in and out. It has a very good ETL process to get the data in and... more»

How has it helped my organization?

For advanced users, they can build their own custom reports. You can actually create a custom dashboard for your upper management, and for your... more»

What needs improvement?

They should focus more on performance. Basically, no one has the time. They also have to compete with big data analytics. They ought to keep... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

We previously used a custom reporting solution, like Crystal Reports and so on, then we actually moved into this OBIEE a few years back, when... more»

What other advice do I have??

Look at big data and other open-stack solutions. See if that actually fits; otherwise, you might want this kind of solution, ready to install.... more»
Ricardo Giampaoli
Consultant
EPM/BI certified Consultant, Oracle ACE and TeraCorp Consulting CEO at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jun 04 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... 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... 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... 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»
itmanagedf3f
Consultant
Senior IT Manager, HR Legal Payroll and GRC at a tech company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Nov 10 2016

What is most valuable?

I believe the most valuable feature is the ETL, the component to extract the data from the source system.

How has it helped my organization?

It allows us to bring data from key systems together and provide useful information in metric form to our leaders.

What needs improvement?

I’d like to see an easier way to go ahead and allow users to access other data, maybe to query it and so forth; maybe from a user, UI... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

We did have BusinessObjects. We had it for many years, and it's very old. I don't think that it was scalable. It didn't have the performance... more»

What other advice do I have??

I think that you really need to understand your data analytics strategy to understand which functions and features that you're looking for. The... 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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