Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Oracle BI Applications.
What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?
For Oracle BI you have to use the Oracle data integrator, which ideally a software engineer would use. With Power BI, you can transform and clean your data with about the same knowledge curve as a power user of Excel. The chart interface with Power BI is easier to use. I would improve the Oracle BI charting to make it easier. I would also improve the process to develop ad-hoc reports. To view the development of an ad-hoc report, you have to pass a date parameter.
As with any case study that we’ve ever done, it’s not so much a problem with the application or security or anything of that nature. It’s basically the cost infrastructure. Compared to other solutions, it’s one of the more costly solutions out there. It’s the biggest concern nowadays that upper management has. As far as costs are concerned, as their current version of SQL Server is now on a Linux platform, it's now become something that we are starting to look at it. It is something that we would actually consider now as something that we migrate to. If we go to the cloud, cost-wise, Microsoft is cheaper than Oracle. In the end, it goes back to cost.
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