Oracle OBIEE Previous Solutions

Senior Professional Services Consultant Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Excel was the original solution. As the company was young and the quantity of data still relatively small, Excel was the obvious, easy and cheap choice. The growth of the company has now reached the point where the use of Excel is becoming problematic – the quantity of data needed to be downloaded, the size of the Excel file, maintenance of the VBA/Macro code in the sheets and access to the files by users out on the road were all issues that needed to be addressed. View full review »
Satyendra Yenugula
Director Of Business Intelligence at Enlivant
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 kept all of the reports together in one place. Microsoft BI has a subscription facility where you can subscribe users to set up reports and get them by email. Neither of these solutions was robust nor scalable. The ad-hoc reporting capability is one more area which was missing in these previous solutions. One of them has it, but it's very complex to configure it. Another reason why we chose this tool is the ease of use. You don't have to know a lot of programming to deal with this product. View full review »
Peter Cseh
Senior BI/DWH Developer at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
I used only open-source solutions before OBIEE, but the functionality of these tools is not even close to OBIEE. View full review »
Vijay Maddipoti
Cloud Architect at IEEE
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 OBIEE first came out. It's been a long journey with OBIEE. View full review »
Senior IT Manager, HR Legal Payroll and GRC at a tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
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 that we were looking at and the capability of pulling in outside mixed data. View full review »
Wayne Harpenau
IT Project Manager at Sony DADC
We previously used Excel, Microsoft Access and Discover. Everybody had their own report. They would save the open order report on 52 desktops of Microsoft Access. In 2006, we bought Oracle BI, eliminated all those different reports and were able to create a single source of truth. It changed their lives. View full review »
Oracle BIEE Consultant at a tech consulting company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I did not previously use a different solution, but I did dabble with Tableau after I started using OBIEE. View full review »
Rashid Ramzan
Vp at Ifusion solution inc
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 of different layers, and it was like product delivery. It was a continuous development. This was a big change for us. It was pretty much plug and play. View full review »
Ramesh Nalem
Global Supply Chain Manager at Cisco
We were previously using some other software from a different company but we weren't able to find all the data. We were looking for PL/SQL data and this product was able to be get us a lot of data. We need a lot of data for hypnotics purpose, for this reason we chose the Oracle product. The most important criteria while choosing a vendor would be that they should improve the performance and the product should be user-friendly. Most of the times, we want to use less data and the data should be improved. View full review »
Sridhar Busani
Sr Software Engineer BI at IGT
We used to use another solution. In this company, I think they were using Cognos. It was pretty expensive and performance was not that great. We moved to this solution. Performance is okay here. It's not really that great but it's stable; it’s a stable product. View full review »
Lead Engineer at a tech consulting company with 501-1,000 employees
I did not previously use a different solution. We kind of started this project from scratch. We use all Oracle products and Oracle support. We thought, OK, why use a different product if we can get a good product from Oracle? View full review »
CEO at a pharma/biotech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
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. It was Excel-type stuff. View full review »
Manager Of Capital Improvement Program at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We have been using Oracle for many years. We just needed to expand what we already had in Oracle. We have a solid database with Oracle. View full review »
Gokul Patel
Director, Application Development & Business Intelligence at BE Aerospace
We've been using it for a long time, so it's not like we recently went to it; it's been a long time. View full review »
HRIS Development Manager at a tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We didn't look at other data warehousing solutions as such, but we were looking at various other reporting solutions. As a data warehouse, we use a lot of Oracle products and are on Oracle VBScript. We also possess high level of Oracle expertise in our organization. Thus, we decided it was best to go with this product. View full review »
Director at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
My company has been using it as long as I have been with the company. I think we chose it because it was part of the Oracle implementation we did. View full review »
Rachit Goel
Consultant at Infosys Ltd.
The earlier scenario of data reporting was mainly based out of Excel, which was neither robust nor stable. There was no security setup and since everyone had his/her own copy of the Excel sheet, there was no single source of truth. These issues prompted us to move towards OBIEE as a solution. View full review »
Senior Consultant at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We did use previous solutions. The upgrade was a corporate decision. This was based on several factors, such as the new features, the approaching end of support, and the cost of maintaining an old system. View full review »
Mais Al-Alem
EPM Manager at a Consumer Goods with 5,001-10,000 employees
We did not have a previous solution. The most important criteria when selecting a vendor include * support - that is one of the important things * availability of partners to help if we need anything * integration with ERP systems and the other tools that each company would have. View full review »
Senior Software Specialist at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
We were using MicroStrategy. Before that we were using Oracle Discoverer. We moved from Oracle Discoverer to MicroStrategy, and we eventually came to OBIEE. I think that we probably switched because of the vendor, and that it is more scalable because Oracle supports this product. So the long-term investment is better than going with MicroStrategy. View full review »
Programmer at a logistics company with 501-1,000 employees
Initially, we were using all Oracle products and a program called GL1. GL1 is an external plug-in that we used with Excel to run reports with the database. It was not robust like the work we have with OBIEE, which led us to transition. View full review »
Oscar Zayas
Oracle Architect at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
I haven't used another solution. View full review »
Vice President, Business Intelligence and Analytics at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
We did not look at any other products. View full review »
Asad Masood Qazi
Business Intelligence Consultant at a tech company with 501-1,000 employees
I started with OBIEE, and I am still using it for References. View full review »
SSS3 at Caltrans
We just needed to upgrade our current environment. I guess we decided to go with this solution because we already had experience with the product. We felt pretty comfortable using it. When choosing a vendor such as Oracle, support and good service are my most important criteria. It worked out very well for our environment. View full review »
Luiz L. C. Braz
Oracle Hyperion Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
We previously used Hyperion WebAnalysis, and we needed better RMDB and browser support. View full review »

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