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Oracle OBIEE Previous Solutions

Anonymous avatar x60
OBIEE 11g Specialist at a aerospace/defense firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
We used Business Objects XI, and we switched to Oracle for a more impressive view, and a more interactive dashboard. OBIEE is also better equipped for the data modeling functionalities tier, and integrations. view full review »
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Consulting Manager at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
Yes, used Cognos (IBM) previously. Switch was due to management decision. view full review »
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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 »
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Oracle OBIEE v12.x, v11.x SME Administrator at a manufacturing company with 501-1,000 employees
We previously used v11.x. view full review »
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Reporting Analyst at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
Yes – SAS. We shifted to Oracle as the SAS BI tools were not as slick (several other options were evaluated, but Oracle was chosen). SAS now has Visual Analytics – but it still looks a little clunky compared to OBIEE. And the business users love OBIEE look and feel. view full review »
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Business Intelligence Analyst at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
My organization has been using OBIEE for the duration I have been employed. view full review »
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Business intelligence consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
We did use something previously, and we changed as we wanted better functionality and stability. view full review »
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Oracle Architect at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
I haven't used another solution. view full review »
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Sr. Solution Development Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
-Yes, SAP BW (Business Explorer). - We were looking for more user-friendly reports/charts and tools to speed up our development. OBIEE does that. view full review »
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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 »
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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 »
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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 »
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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 »
Anonymous avatar x60
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 »
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Cloud Architect at IEEE
We previously used a custom reporting solution, like Crystal Reports ( https://www.itcentralstation.com/products/sap-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 »
Anonymous avatar x60
HRIS Development Manager at a tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We didn't look at other data warehousing solutions ( https://www.itcentralstation.com/categories/data-warehouse ) 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 »
Anonymous avatar x60
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 ( https://www.itcentralstation.com/product_reviews/microstrategy-review-28884-by-joanne-boisjolie ), 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 »
Anonymous avatar x60
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 »
Anonymous avatar x60
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 »
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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 »
Anonymous avatar x60
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 »
Anonymous avatar x60
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 »
Anonymous avatar x60
Senior IT Manager, HR Legal Payroll and GRC at a tech services 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 »
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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 »
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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 »
Anonymous avatar x60
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 »
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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 »
Anonymous avatar x60
Programmer at a logistics company with 501-1,000 employees
Initially, we were using all Oracle products ( https://www.itcentralstation.com/vendors/oracle ) 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 »
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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 »
Anonymous avatar x60
Business Analyst at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We used to have Interactive Reporting which is an Oracle product. Hyperion Interactive Reporting. view full review »
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OBIEE Technical Lead at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
Microsoft Office products are great, but they don't scale to billions of rows. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
BI Consultant at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
No solution had been used previously. view full review »
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Business Intelligence Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
I had aready used Microsoft reporting services when I began to use OBIEE. I switched because my customer doesn´t use Microsoft tools for BI. view full review »
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Senior Business Intelligence Developer at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It was already in place when I joined the company. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Senior Manager - MIS Systems at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
Other solutions have been explored before. My reasoning for recommending OBIEE for my organization was that apart from having previous experience working in older versions, and being aware of its scalability, was that most of the banks systems are Oracle based which meant seamless integration. We also wanted to explore deployment of the Oracle Exalytics In-Memory Analytics Server which comes inbuilt with OBIEE. view full review »
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Team Lead at a tech consulting company with 1,001-5,000 employees
No solution was in place previously. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
BI Engineer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Our customer choose OBIEE as their reporting tool before we assisted them with implementation. I used TIBCO Spotfire after this project, and it's quite a different product. It seems business users will use a so called "analytic tools" such as Spotfire more often than "BI tools" like OBIEE or BO. Since their requirements become much more dynamic, they may not even know what they are looking for, or what questions they suppose to answer. BI tools needs too much IT effort for ETL and modeling to enable users to read the report. However, some questions cannot wait that long, and users need to know the answer as quickly as possible. On the other hand, analytic tools just need raw data and users can those data to generate reports whatever they need for whatever questions/purposes (if they know what those data means well and have some basic knowledge with database). view full review »
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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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Oracle BI Consultant at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
No previous solution was in place. view full review »
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Business Analyst at a leisure / travel company with 1,001-5,000 employees
No, we were switching from manual business processes. view full review »
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BI Expert at a consultancy with 51-200 employees
No view full review »

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