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Business Analysis Manager at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
Aug 29 2017

What is most valuable?

* Data accessibility * Easy to create ad hoc reporting for different solutions * Excellent tool for defining and creating Executive and Operative Dashboard

How has it helped my organization?

I’ve used this product especially in the retail field. It’s been a huge initial effort creating reporting for monitoring business trends and retail KPIs, but once we did it we had a great return in terms of data reliability, time response… more»

What needs improvement?

Retail, Finance, Wholesale

What other advice do I have?

From my experience as Retail Planner and Business Analyst in fast paced companies, I would suggest this solution to anyone who wants to improve data analysis in terms of data read, performance, analytical culture throughout the company. I… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I can make a comparison with Business Objects and MicroStrategy. Even though these are excellent tools for business analysis, Oracle OBIEE has allowed the company to approach data analysis in a structured and shared way favoring the growth… more»
Consultant
Oracle Architect at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Aug 24 2017

What is most valuable?

* Data Warehouse Application Console * Analytics * Inter Process Communication

How has it helped my organization?

Several KPI reports and different analytical reports can be generated for the operations team. I have developed datamarts from scratch using OBIEE and ODI as well for a… more»

What needs improvement?

* DAC * Siebel Analytics * BI Server

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

It is high.

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

I haven't used another solution.

What other advice do I have?

Be well prepared with the product details from installation to implementation. Be sure you have a support account.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

No other options were evaluated.
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Consultant
Oracle Hyperion Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Aug 24 2017

What do you think of Oracle OBIEE?

What is most valuable?

It's easy to create fully-functional Dashboards.

How has it helped my organization?

We have been able to integrate different sources into one dashboard.

What needs improvement?

Essbase integration needs to be worked on.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've used it for around five years.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

No issues with the current version.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

When using Essbase, queries accumulated in the BI server and degraded its performance.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

No issues encountered.

How are customer service and technical support?

Customer Service: It's satisfactory. Technical Support: It's satisfactory.

Which solution

Consultant
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 organize them into a common business model. *… 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 very successful project both for us and the… 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 would be welcomed: * Detailed editing of dashboard… 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 solution did I use previously and why did I 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, spatial integration, delivers and alerts, mobiles… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

When I first encountered OBIEE, I had no choice to use other options, because this platform was preferred at that company. That was five years ago and since that time, I… more»
Vendor
Business Intelligence Consultant at a tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Sep 14 2016

What is most valuable?

* Ad hoc analysis * Dashboarding * Dimensional modeling (Administration tool) * Security and permissions For me as a consultant, these are the most valuable features of the product. By using the Analytics feature, users (and consultants) are able to build both simple and complex reports / graphs… more»

What needs improvement?

Users find it difficult to understand which combinations of facts and dimensions are ‘allowed’ in a single report. The application does not provide feedback up front, but gives an error afterwards. The user interface provides subject areas where the user can choose columns for a report. A column can… more»

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

Contact a reseller (such as Ordina) to negotiate the best price. Oracle list prices are always negotiable.

What other advice do I have?

Seriously consider a cloud implementation. Cut back on implementation and maintenance / upgrade costs and very little time-to-market.
Vendor
Director of Statistics and Analysis at a tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
May 20 2016

What is most valuable?

Some of the most outstanding features of OBIEE is both its scalability and dependability. OBIEE is worthy of its ‘Enterprise’ moniker as it can handle any amount of end-to-end data thrown at it. But these strengths can only be realized if the business and engineering teams work diligently to define… more»

How has it helped my organization?

With a wide array of internal customers, OBIEE has helped us provide a many-to-one Business Intelligence relationship. By transforming the company’s performance data into various dashboard perspectives, each information consumer can select a customized dashboard view. The result is to empower the… more»

What needs improvement?

In today’s business intelligence environment, nimbleness and flexibility are valued on par with scalability and dependability. Historically, Excel was perfectly aligned with the former two while enterprise solutions held firmly to the latter two. It was the business analyst’s conundrum to work… more»

What other advice do I have?

OBIEE is as powerful as the Oracle backbone upon which it runs, but it will not serve the business as effectively as it could if there is not a commitment to align engineering resources with the needs of the business. With the right skill sets and a defined corporate data governance strategy, OBIEE… more»
Vendor
Hyperion Applications Manager at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jul 19 2015

What is most valuable?

Dashboards, Alerts, BI Publisher. Together these 3 features make this product a great tool to present data. Users can also create ad hoc analyses easily. Integrates very well with a wide variety of data sources making it easy to present… more»

How has it helped my organization?

One stop shop for all reporting, data integrity, and compliance with company standards.

What needs improvement?

Performance for large data sets.

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

Being rollover customers from a previously owned company there was confusion about licensing. Talking to an Oracle rep helped.

What other advice do I have?

Excellent BI tool that is flexible and user-friendly, and getting better with each new release.
Consultant
BI Expert at a consultancy with 51-200 employees
Jun 01 2015

What do you think of Oracle OBIEE?

What is most valuable?

Powerful, interactive and high performance reports and dashboards.

What needs improvement?

More reports views and enhance user interactivity.

For how long have I used the solution?

Around 6 years, previously 10g but now 11g.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

If you use Arabic reports names in the default reports path on windows you will face "Path too long" problem because all names are encrypted in hexadecimal format.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Immediate shutdown for services may crash the system.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

No issues encountered.

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

No …
Vendor
Architect at a tech vendor with 501-1,000 employees
Jul 09 2014

What is most valuable?

Exalytics combined with Exadata server makes it possible to query ~ 50TB of datamart data (uncompressed size), that's really great and ~ 1000 of simultaneous requests.

How has it helped my organization?

In the past it was not possible to join data from so many different sources due to the performance limitations imposed by the size of the data

What needs improvement?

Self service BI. It's clear that Endeca tends to be integrated into BIFS and probably self-service functionality will be covered by Endeca.

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

N/A

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

No

What other advice do I have?

Oracle BI combined with Exadata/Exalytics is a perfect tool for ROLAP/HOLAP type reports especially for extreme data sizes. I don't know any other tool suitable for that.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We are not involved in this phase.

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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