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Senior Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

Overall, it's a very good tool.

We have implemented the solution effectively in large organizations, like utility companies or banks. Their budgets are pretty high and they can pretty much afford the costs involved in the solution.

For their OLTP reports, like online transaction reports, we use BI Publisher, and for warehousing, we use OBIEE to populate the dashboards for the business. That's why it's so useful for us. Oracle gives us lots of features and visualizations. In the recent version of 12c, they had introduced many features in visualization as well as dashboards. 

They introduced AI and forecasting in their latest versions and they are now working on the cloud. They are also giving the latest version of OBIEE with cloud, called Oracle Analytics Cloud enterprises.

They have a new security mechanism that is very strong. 

They are introducing AI. There are good forecasting features and machine learning.

There's great forecasting features both for on-premise and cloud deployment models.

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Satish Kopalle - PeerSpot reviewer
BI Analytics-Tech Lead at StratApps

The flexibility to work with this on the cloud only if you would like is very helpful. There are fewer log-ins required. It's easy to connect to the live system.

The initial setup was straightforward.

The solution is stable.

We've found the technical support to be very helpful.

The solution has great reporting and forecasting capabilities.

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Finance Systems Analyst at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees

I like the scheduling feature. It has an inbuilt scheduler which is very good, and it allows us to create agents, and those agents can be scheduled. It's quite flexible in that respect and goes into our IT infrastructure. The outputs are sent encrypted to various endpoints. Some are internal, and some are our clients, and it's encrypted at a high level.

I do find Oracle OBIEE flexible. If there is stuff that's not in your model or schema, it's very flexible to create SQL scripts and create the data you want. It's quite nice to create a dashboard in OBIEE, and that's pretty straightforward in the way you drag and drop everything. You can create sections, and you can add elements to your page. That bit of the interface is relatively straightforward.

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Robin Saikat Chatterjee - PeerSpot reviewer
Head of Oracle Exadata Centre of Excellence at Tata Consultancy Services

The most valuable feature is the ability to run it in Exalytics with in-memory caching coupled to a Repository on Exadata is where it flies. So it's not meant for mom and pop shops, but if you are a global 500 fortune 1000 company, this is a tool that can get you what you need on time and even in real time.Previously we only had the option of using times ten caching bunt now we have the otion of using DBIM facility. We were one of the first SIs to adopt this technology in one of our customer implementations.

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Principal Business Intelligence Architect at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees

The centralized metadata model component is most valuable. 

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Ricardo Giampaoli - PeerSpot reviewer
EPM/BI certified Consultant, Oracle ACE and TeraCorp Consulting CEO at TeraCorp Consulting

It's a great tool for the businesses as it's easy to manipulate and to create new dashboards. For the development side, it requires a good datamart to make things easier. It's very robust with a lot of resources.

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Senior Consultant at a computer software company with 501-1,000 employees

The most valuable aspect of the solution is the fact that hierarchies are centralized. 

The solution offers a condition-based analysis. For example, if the user wants to see two reports on the dashboard based on different categories or different attributes, but they want to see one report at a time, using the condition-based development, they can do so. 

From version 11G to 12C the solution has made a lot of improvements.

The solution is easy to use and very flexible.

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Architect Team Lead at ITC Infotech

The solution is offered as a PaaS - a platform as a service.

The setup isn't too difficult.

While technical support used to be quite bad, it's my understanding that it has gotten better.

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VaclavBiba - PeerSpot reviewer
BI/DW Consultant at Neit consulting

The visualization is very good.

From an end-user perspective, it's a very user-friendly environment.

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Technical Lead at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees

Oracle OBIEE is good for data visualization and analytical reporting.

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AVP at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees

The ability for a user to create their own reports is one of the valuable features. The solution also allows you to manage your access roles, like permissions, directly from the port. There is also a separate enterprise manager where groups and other roles can be created and given access. Finally, if we have certain scripts, we can add chipping into that scheduling function as well as a dashboard and the like. In the newer version, there's a visual analyzer which is more Tableau driven and gives you a free hand. From a user perspective, it's an advantage and will provide us with an additional asset if we do upgrade. 

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General Manager Information Technology at a engineering company with 201-500 employees

The primary reason for using OBIEE is connectivity with Oracle E-Business Suite. It makes it easy to connect with our Oracle E-Business Suite. There are the standard dashboards available, which we sometimes use, and now we are looking for customized dashboards.

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Principal Consultant at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees

I like the architecture of this solution. RPV is a powerful feature in Oracle OBIEE. It lets us design as per the needs of the organization. I can have multiple presentation folders and presentation layers. I can have customization in a single node in VMware, which is a very good feature of Oracle OBIEE. It helps customers in designing as per their requirements.

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Obiee HR Technologies Specialist at a tech vendor with 10,001+ employees

It serves its purpose. It doesn't have many frills and is definitely older technology, but it is undeniably a workhorse.

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Senior Software Developer at Sopra

The solution has good data visualization features and provides a lot of visualization reports from various data sources. We can also merge the data from different sources. You can get a lot of reporting through the application and I find it to be a good enterprise solution. 

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Process System Engineer at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees

This solution is very easy for people who are building ad-hoc things. It's an enterprise solution so it can be deployed for a lot of users. There are some great new features that come with the 12c like data visualization, desktop BI Publisher, automation and interactive dashboards. The product has good features. 

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Ngole Ngole - PeerSpot reviewer
Oracle Techno Sales consultant at a tech services company with 201-500 employees

I like the data analyzer introduced in OBIEE version 10. Previously, there was no data analytics tool, but the data analyzer allows you to visualize your data on the fly. I also like the voice recognition tool. With voice recognition, the data visualization tool will flip the charts and diagrams left, right, center.

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Kumar T - PeerSpot reviewer
CEO & PRACTICE HEAD at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

The most valuable feature is the user-friendly set of tools that the customer can use to develop their own business dashboards.

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Sr. Solution Architect at a computer software company with 5,001-10,000 employees

I like the solution's stability. 

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Director- IT Strategy & Transformation at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees

Some of the dashboard capabilities are good. The dashboard capabilities that tell you what kind of reports are available and provide you a summary of the reports are valuable. It is easy to navigate and easy to download reports into Excel to utilize them. 

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Mahmoud Ahmed - PeerSpot reviewer
Enterprise Performance Management Senior Consultant at a consultancy with 11-50 employees

I like that Oracle OBIEE comes with more options. For example, more options with data security, user security, and other security. It's more complicated than Microsoft, but it gives you more options. They also added the part for machine learning, which is good.

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Technical Consultant at a consumer goods company with 1,001-5,000 employees

The main features of this solution are that it is easy to use, intuitive, and user-friendly. When I retrieve the data from the database it is in a very raw form, then when I use the Oracle Report Builder it has advanced intelligence features to allow me to view and make changes to the data easily.

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Jp Hoedenaeken - PeerSpot reviewer
Data Architect & BI Manager at RTBF

The most valuable features are the logical datawarehouse (business model) and distribution.

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Rajesh S - PeerSpot reviewer
Technical Manager at a computer software company with 201-500 employees

The security is good. For example, we can implement column-level security.

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BI Team Lead at a manufacturing company with 501-1,000 employees

The most valuable feature is the ability to set up the automated delivery of reports. It is a feature that is nice, as well as easy to do.

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Csongor Tőzsér - PeerSpot reviewer
Oracle BI developer at Ulyssys Kft

The most valuable feature of Oracle OBIEE is its ease of use.

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AnjanaPathare - PeerSpot reviewer
Technical Lead at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees

I like the cloud deployment feature. There are about 20 new features, and they are available on mobile and more. I haven't used any of them, but these features are highly attractive.

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Presidente at EDR

The dashboard and analysis are the most valuable features of this solution.

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CEO at a consultancy with 11-50 employees

The most valuable feature is the visualization.

The data warehousing, data storage, and data wrangling are all features that are in there, and it's one of the better products out there.

A good thing is that for large datasets, it's very stable, especially when you have an Oracle database.

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Senior Manager Analytic & Insights at a hospitality company with 10,001+ employees

The most valuable feature is the reporting.

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Associate Lead at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees

In terms of features, everything is good. It is also stable and scalable.

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The solution offers a wide range of software tools to meet various needs, such as those concerning reports, developer solutions like APEX and the integration of data. 

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Buyer's Guide
Oracle OBIEE
June 2022
Learn what your peers think about Oracle OBIEE. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: June 2022.
610,229 professionals have used our research since 2012.