Oracle BI Applications Room for Improvement

Rehman Mohar - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Manager, Software Engineering Client Reporting at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees

It is very cumbersome and slow for making any changes. It doesn't have that many visuals to show different graphs and charts. It should have more visuals. It also doesn't support HTML5, which is useful for interactive sessions and reporting with dashboard etc. We are phasing it out because we need a newer platform that provides us more flexibility and more designs. Our use case is just to get the utility type of monthly reports, and we need visuals, customizations, columns, and certain sections on the report to show performance and other things.

They are not updating their BI Publisher product, which was known as XML Publisher before Oracle bought it. It could be because they don't have that many clients using it. We are using it because we have this solution for years.

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Contractor Logistics Support IPT Lead with 5,001-10,000 employees

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. 

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Rodolfo Patiño - PeerSpot reviewer
SubDirector of Project Management at DISH

One area for improvement would be integration. We've had problems with bottlenecks when creating the data warehouse because we didn't have all the information available. Integration also isn't as easy with Oracle BI as with other tools like Power BI or Tableau. In the next release, I'd like Oracle to include the ability to integrate with information that comes from large sources.

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