Database/Application Layer Architect at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
Aug 15, 2018
It's web-based so that I can have multiple users accessing the same data. It provides ease of use and its formatting means we can use the data, export it to Excel, and we manipulate the data afterward if we need to.
I mainly use Oracle BI to provide information and business intelligence, including CRM, the billing system, and EIP.
We are using it for the monthly reports for our business. These monthly reports are similar to the reports that you get from any utility company.
We needed a reporting solution to replace Oracle Discoverer. Oracle Discoverer was going end of life. Our primary use case was ERP reporting and EPM reporting. ERP reporting included accounts payable invoice and payment data, general ledger account data, supply chain purchase order and inventory data, fixed asset data, cost accounting data, and job costing accounts data. EPM data included a full replacement of our financial reports to the interactive dashboard and ad-hoc reporting. Our past solution was PDF.