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2015-08-30T13:14:00Z

What advice do you have for others considering Oracle OBIEE?

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If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Oracle OBIEE, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

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Top 20Real User

On a scale from one to ten, I would give Oracle OBIEE a seven.

2021-09-23T17:35:24Z
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Top 20MSP

I'm a consultant. I'm not a partner of Oracle. I have no business relationship with the company. There is a lot of competition in the market right now and there are so many cloud applications that users can look at, including Power BI. Some have more features and are more user-friendly. This product needs to advance its technology and catch up. It needs more advanced features. I'd rate the solution at a seven out of ten.

2021-08-03T12:16:03Z
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Top 5Real User

I would not recommend this solution. I rate Oracle OBIEE a five out of ten.

2021-07-07T13:43:36Z
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Top 20Consultant

I would recommend this solution. I rate Oracle OBIEE a ten out of ten.

2021-07-04T10:35:05Z
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Top 10Real User

We are just Oracle customers. We handle several clients. We don't have any kind of owned Oracle products, however, we are giving support to Oracle clients. We use multiple deployment models, including the cloud and on-premises. One thing from an Oracle standpoint is that we only concentrate on Oracle products - whatever the number of products you have in our chain. There are certainly other business users that also use Tableau as well as business objects and maybe Power BI. These are competitive reporting tools. The same users of Oracle might also have similar tools within one of those solutions. My intention is let's migrate everybody to Oracle in order to connect certain scenarios on how to migrate those existing tools to Oracle. We're asking: what are the core competencies, what are the advantages of using this Oracle tool, and what are the flexibilities in order to migrate from these other solutions to Oracle. With Tableau, for our client, we have conducted several demonstrations on how to migrate the particular Tableau reports to OBIEE via the DV. The way in which we have developed preferred reports has impressed them. They help play with their existing repositories as well. They can easily connect to their repository to an existing OBI repository to the direct source tables so they can easily use external additional sources. They can easily connect all their existing models and they can play here and there and experience all of that flexibility they have there in Tableau currently. We've written a custom SQL where they can create, they can dump everything in, and extract. On the other hand, for particular business users, if they want to change the logic to Tableau it is not feasible for them. We are here for them to give support from Oracle and we need a lot of knowledge from business stakeholders to come up and check the flexibility by using this Oracle product on top of their other reporting areas. I would 100% recommend Oracle, especially to people who on other platforms and want to adopt new typical areas specific to the cloud. If they want to enhance their reporting capabilities, Oracle is perfect for them. If they are looking for forecasting, this solution is great. There's a kind of flexibility you just won't typically see in other solutions. I'd rate the solution at a ten out of ten.

2021-06-05T09:17:32Z
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Top 20MSP

I would recommend this solution to others. I would rate Oracle OBIEE an eight out of ten.

2021-04-05T18:05:00Z
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Top 20Real User

We plan to keep using it. It is not going to go anywhere. It is there. It doesn't have too many self-service capabilities, but it is good for the purpose that it serves. I would rate Oracle OBIEE a seven out of ten.

2021-03-31T07:24:22Z
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Top 10Real User

I would rate Oracle OBIEE an eight out of ten.

2021-03-26T14:34:23Z
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Top 20Real User

The latest release of this product is very good. However, I don't know how well integrated it is with products that are non-Oracle. I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.

2021-01-23T00:46:53Z
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Top 10Real User

The suitability of this product depends on the client's objective and the complexity of the business. We also have to consider their budget. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2021-01-04T15:36:11Z
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Top 10Real User

We plan on transitioning to the cloud version and I recommend the same for other people. It is the same as Oracle OBIEE but named Oracle Analytics Cloud. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2020-11-04T08:42:59Z
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Top 10Consultant

We're an Oracle partner. Overall, I would rate the solution eight out of ten. The solution is better suited for medium or large organizations, mostly due to the high price tag. A smaller company would be hard-pressed to afford it. That said, I would recommend it to others to use.

2020-11-02T20:39:54Z
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Top 20Real User

It is a nice tool that can be modeled for each and every requirement. To be able to develop and deploy it quickly as per the customer needs, you should have the right implementation person who understands the customer's requirements and has a total understanding of the product. I would rate Oracle OBIEE an eight out of ten.

2020-10-28T15:48:41Z
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Top 20MSP

I'm not the latest version of the solution, however, I do have information on the latest one as well. I'm using the 11G version. The latest one is 12C. I worked on it two years ago. Our company loves the benefits of this solution and has used it for a long time. Even with new products on the market, they continue to use the product. I'd advise companies considering using the solution to make sure they explore the product quite a bit before fully implementing it. Overall, I'd rate the solution at eight out of ten. Each version continues to get better and better. I would definitely give 10 out of 10 for OASC, for example, which was recently launched, due to the fact that it is fully on the cloud.

2020-10-08T07:25:19Z
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Top 20Real User

I would rate this solution a five out of ten.

2020-09-16T08:18:38Z
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Top 20MSP

We were using the latest version of the solution at this time. I would suggest that any company considering the solution carefully consider their budget first. The licensing is comparable to Microsoft. You need to make sure you can afford the solution. From my experience, OBIEE is the best solution. I have five-plus years of experience working with Oracle. If you are a giant firm, if you can afford this technology, so go for it. This is a good technology. They have various solutions for customers. They have financials. They have utilities as well. Oracle has a supply chain, they have a financials, they have HRMS modules, they had a procurement module, and they have a utility stack. They have more products than anyone else. That's why they have an edge on other solutions. I've been on webinars during the pandemic and have noticed Oracle push towards AI and machine learning, specifically on the cloud. I've also been on webinars with AWS and Microsoft and they are chasing this technology as well. Still, Oracle right now has the edge. I would rate OBIEE nine out of ten due to the fact that their various features and their product stack are very competitive. Their various product features definitely attract customers.

2020-08-30T08:33:33Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

OBIEE is a powerful BI tool, but it is not as agile as some of the newer PaaS based solutions, eg, Oracle Analytics Cloud. On a scale of one to ten with ten being the best, I'd give Oracle OBIEE a rating of 7 out of 10.

2019-05-04T15:38:00Z
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Real User

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 just doesn't meet the criteria that we need. I'm very pro-cloud, a cloud platform would be really nice. I know Oracle does have a cloud analytics solution, and we've looked into them on how to move that over, but it's really expensive for the investment that they've already made into OBIEE. These days, IT leaders like myself, the new trend is a consumption model instead of an on-premise model. Using the cloud in consuming what you need, switching off what you don't need. I've done this whole exercise with our whole ERP, we moved that through to the cloud, we moved all our on-premise services through to the cloud. With that, I can predict cost. I know exactly what's happening. I trade capital expenses for variable expense. It makes life much easier. I would advise someone considering this solution to, first of all, define your business goals and objectives. Define what the business needs, and then analyze all the products that you're considering and see which is best suited for you. There are much cheaper solutions to work with, much easier solutions to work with. We're here in Dubai though, it's a small country, and there are companies, massive companies, that have invested millions of dollars into Oracle OBIEE and it just crashed, it failed. It wasn't what they need. The main thing, if I could advise anybody, is, you need to see what the business goals, objectives and the needs of the business are first, and then you can choose your platform.

2019-02-10T10:06:00Z
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Real User

The most important criteria for me when selecting a vendor are: * Visibility * Data Visualization * Price

2018-10-07T15:56:00Z
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Real User

I would recommend the OBIEE over any other tool. Look at OBIEE and compare it with the competition. Most important criteria when selecting a vendor: more technical features, technical support, and performance.

2018-08-13T07:28:00Z
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Real User

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 plain BI reporting and have a large company where you want your business users to have the possibility to have reports delivered to them automatically, then Oracle BI is a good tool. If you want to be more agile and do more data discovery on unstructured data which is not well-known, then Oracle BI would not be the best choice.

2018-08-01T07:08:00Z
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Real User

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 conflict files on the server side. You have to be very careful while configuring all those files. Technical support is another issue, where we generally do not get adequate support. And on Google, there is a lack of good material for OBIEE 12c. If you compare it with other tools like Tableau and QlikView, they have excellent community sites where you post your question and you'll immediately get a reply.

2018-07-25T07:31:00Z
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Real User

I would recommend this solution but it depends on the needs of the company, of course. Important criteria when selecting a vendor include local support and the most important is the capability of the solution to meet my requirements. It should also be compatible with our current system. I would rate it an eight out of 10 because Oracle OBIEE is capable of providing me with fairly comprehensive real-time data. However, again, it doesn't provide me with the strategic view or map or objectives, or how an individual KPI affects the strategic objectives.

2018-07-23T06:38:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardConsultant

Because Oracle products are development frameworks, your final results are as good as the people who implemented it. Make sure that your implementation team is the best it could be, at least for the first implementation. If something is implemented incorrectly at the start, it'll cost you a lot more to fix than to build a new system from scratch. Sometimes it can be so badly designed that it is impossible to fix. I've been working on implementation for 20 years and I have seen bad implementations everywhere. In fact, I have seen the same tools implemented in the same team by two different people, with one being a success and the other a failure. In the same company, one department says that the tool does not work for them and another says that the tool is the best. The only difference was the implementer. Make sure you get a good team to implement it. The tool has its flaws, but most of time (99%) it is the implementer's fault that you have a bad or slow model.

2016-05-01T11:13:00Z
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Top 10Consultant

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 know what they want to do with it. My customer had the illusion that OBIEE would do everything for them, and they became frustrated, so we had to learn to work together in the right way. It’s very important to guide the user in the right direction to take all the advantages of OBIEE.

2015-08-30T13:14:00Z
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