Oracle BI Standard Edition One Software


Oracle Business Intelligence Standard Edition One is an on-premise business intelligence suite designed for small and midsized companies. Primary features include data modeling, ETL, ad-hoc analysis, database, dashboards and reporting.

The Oracle Business Intelligence Server provides a calculation engine can integrate with Oracle and non-Oracle data sources such as Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Office Excel, other ODBC sources and XML files. The dashboard allows users to view reports, metrics and visualizations such as gauges, tickers and charts. It allows users to create their queries, analyze, visualize and embed analysis in their personalized dashboard.

It also includes Oracle Business Intelligence Publisher that allows users to create and manage reports, invoices, sales orders, checks, etc., and download them as PDF, HTML and Microsoft Excel files. The Oracle Warehouse Builder provides extract, transform and load (ETL) tools. and Pricing is on a per-user basis.



47 Reviews of Oracle BI Standard Edition One

Overall rating

4.09 / 5 stars

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December 2017

Siva from F5

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

1 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

December 2017

Fantastic Visuals and Stunning Analytics

Power visual analytics for the entire organization. Users could develop their own reports, dashboards instead of relying on IT. Actionable business intelligence. Boardroom ready reports. Able to generate and analyze financial statements.

Pros

Oracle Business Intelligence is available in both on premise and cloud. It comes with in built adaptors for easy integration with various Enterprise products like SAP. It is tightly integrated with Oracle's products like Oracle EBusiness Suite, Peoplesoft, JD Edwards, Oracle Fusion Products, Hyperion etc.
For faster time to value, one can purchase Oracle Business Intelligence Applications which comes with commonly used dashboards, reports in various verticals like Financials, procurement, Manufacturing, Human capital management, Sales, CRM etc.
Oracle BI is tablet and mobile friendly. Oracle is investing heavily in Big data, in memory processing, voice enabled talk to your data, kind of cutting edge features.
In summary, the advantages of oracle cloud are,
Tight integration with all Oracle products
Availability of ready made reports, dashboards, analytics in form of OBIA ( oracle business intelligence applications ) which will save time and effort if you develop yourself.
Stunning and smart visualizations.
Improved user experience.
Secure sharing and collaboration.
Adaptive design for various devices like mobile,tablet etc.

Cons


Oracle has to improve on customer service. A service request with oracle may take long time to get resolved.
Integration of the customers in house products with the oracle dataware house may be a challenge.

March 2018

Shayne from LPS New Zealand

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

2 of 5

Value for money

2 of 5

Customer support

3 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

March 2018

Good product potential which has been assimilated and developed into Oracle stack.

Works well with Oracle products due to effort made to assimilate into the Oracle stack. Graphical display on desktops to mobile devices and automated scheduled reporting provide ability to push and pull information via appropriate mediums for users.

Pros

Graphical interfaces and ability to sit above multi-faceted cubes can produce strong reporting and dissection opportunities to mine and exploit data.
Much of the Oracle BI is from third party acquisition (e.g. Hyperion), and while this has it's own issues, it does provide opportunities where it can interface across the Oracle family of products and be interfaced with Oracle, PeopleSoft and JD Edwards ERP. Such capability supports large enterprises that may have a mix of Oracle Financials and PeopleSoft HR (utilising specific strengths of each product set) where underlying cubes of data can mix, match, and slice data to inform and forecast effect and impacts.
Certainly strides have been made in the graphical interfaces of the Oracle BI stack, from display on desktops, to reporting, and more recently mobile devices. Display of information is relative to the form factor, relatively responsive (dependent on comm. links) and can be paired with scheduling tools for automated notifications and reporting.
This has advantages of not only ad-hoc reporting for users, but can also simplify regular reporting cycles such as month and quarterly end reporting.

Cons

Overheads of management of underlying cubes can be troublesome due to the nature of products in the Oracle suite. Due to the acquisition of rival or complimentary products from other vendors and partial assimilation into the Oracle stack, and a reliance on old code as the base level of many Oracle products (including PeopleSoft); a strong knowledge of tables and inter-relationships is imperative. unfortunately in my experience a number of clients will also customise tables and fields which can further complicate maintenance and understanding.
Creating an Entity Relationship Diagram (ERD) for your BI, whether Oracle or other products, to inform your Configuration Management Data Base (CMDB) can be most beneficial over the life cycle of products and BI overlays.
Due to the nature/origin of the Oracle technology stack, the major drawback is often the need to employ (directly or via third party) specialists to configure, manage and maintain the BI stack. This is not just for knowledge or changes needed to BI to ensure effective operation, but also where institutional knowledge is required in the configuration and scripting required to ensure that source tables are appropriate and populated to support the BI outcomes desired.

December 2017

Kenatu from TPDCo

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

December 2017

All the trimmings at a fraction of the cost

My company is what you would consider small about 200 + employees, but they have big expensive needs. BI Edition One allows us to get what we need without buying the whole cow [Enterprise]. If we every needed more, then we can upgrade without throwing out our initial investment. I won't go into all it does you can read the feature listings but suffice it to say if you use the PeopleSoft platform you will want this product. No more wasting time creating or generating reports for management. They can do for them selves and with a little training ad hoc reporting is at their finger tips. This leaves you with more time to work on leveraging all that you can from this wonderful robust platform.

Pros

1. Comprehensive BI functionality —
2. Flexible Interactive Dashboards
3. Highly customizeable reports
4. Self-service and ad hoc analysis,
5. Data integration with simple server administration

Cons

Cost - don't buy if you can't find a way to use it all. Its cheaper but not cheap, this platform is primarily for the PeopleSoft users its set to be of most use on that platform.

October 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

October 2018

"Oracle BI", a Complete BI solution

Happy and Satisfied with this product.

Pros

Right investment will always help you generating higher revenues. Oracle BI Suit stands on it !! Good work guys !!
1. Ease of installation and configuration: Starting from 11g to 12c now, OBIEE has a well structured and easy installation.

2. Scalability: OBIEE is easly scalable across environments. Starting from small numbers the users can range upto thousands to millions. The system can be scaled horizontal and vertical based on requiremnts.

3. Ease of maintenance: OBIEE systems are very easy to maintain. Since it is o top of weblogic platform, any admin with basic weblogic knowledge can maintain the system easly.

4. Logging and auditing: The environments are well structured. every component can be monitored individualy with a veriety of log levels

5. Integration with other applications: Since OBIEE is oj weblogic platform, any jar/war applications can be integrated with ease.

6. Connection to a verity of datasources: OBIEE gives options to connect to around 100+ datasources both structural and non structural

7. Queries accross technology. OBIEE engine can cross query between multiple type of databases based on the 3 layer architecture of OBIEE RPD

8. Star and Snowflake design: OBIEE follows industry's best query building methodology of Ralph Kimbal

Cons

This is a bit costly product as we have to purchase it per user basis, however quality always comes with cost only.

December 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

3 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

December 2018

Oracle BI EE

Pros

The product has evolved quite nicely with the customer demands and the developing technologies. From a designer and administrator point of view, the key benefits are the variety of components available for different tasks, e.g. BIPublisher, Data-visualization-desktop, Agents, Action framework and Interactive dashboards. There is a rich visualization library and the option to integrate with third party libraries as well.

Cons

When compared with other BI tools, OBIEE requires a significant infrastructure and detailed planning to implement and manage over time. That is true for the on-premise version. Not necessarily for the Cloud version, which is much more quick to setup and use.

September 2018

Jorge from RINNOVO CORP

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

3 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

September 2018

Oracle Business Intelligence a great tool for any enterprise sizes

I was involver in projects where OBIEE solution reporting needs for finantial enterprise, you can do a ODI integration for ETL solution to help data/information can be available in the way the thematic areas for reports pupulation needs.

Pros

Oracle Business Intelligence is a kind of scalable solution, you can start from a suit module and then scalate to add more components.

It provides a relative easy to use GUI for auto-service analysis and with the last OBIEE versions you can get the last graphs and animations.

Im my experience migrations from previous versions is relative easy to perform, Oracle brings good documentation about the proccess and a lot of blogs about any issues on the process.

The main products I used on this tools are:
* Interactive Dashboards: brings analytics solution for managers, we can put on dashboards any kind of analysis, reports, graphs, including geo-locations.
* OBIP: Publisher offers a strong reporting tool, for formatted documents, and the hability to exports to a variety of formats such pdf, word, xml, html, etc.
* Ad-hoc querys: a good solution for auto-services, managers as ends users can build their own answers for business/operative questions, just pulling the business variables and combining graphs and customs in a intuitive tool.
* Delivers: helps to schedule analysis, alerts and delivers content to filter configured targets.

Cons

Oracle bring a complete tool, the cons is just limitated to improve user experiencie when working with time-dimensions, Oracle can work in to reduce the effort for this.

April 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

April 2018

i stress-tested this software to understand its peculiarities to sell it to customers

It is easy to analyze the reports thanks to its ability to show the large amount of data in an attractive way

Pros

Integrates completely with the rest of the oracle suite, excellent possibility to automate schedules for notifications and static reporting (by sending them via email). Relatively easy to create data clouds, and model them. Beautiful dashboards, interactive and easy to customize. It is easy to administer the permissions and to create access groups for consulting the analysis

Cons

High initial cost, but turns into an excellent investment. Requires training sessions to be used independently (especially on the back end developer side that user, front end). The language used to connect all data sources is not very easy, not suitable for small and medium-sized businesses. It isn't as good as QlikView how about upgrade, OBI it is not easy to update.

November 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

November 2018

Great software for large companies

Love this product and would recommend it to other companies.

Pros

This was a brand new program introduced to my company. I loved how easy it was to learn to navigate around. It also has a endless amount of possibilites on for what it is capable of. The service desk was also amazing. They had quick response times and if they were unable to answer my question they found someone who could!

Cons

The software can be very pricey but in my opinion the ability the system has far out weighs the price of it.

October 2018

Isley from University of Kansas

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

October 2018

Easy to use Analytics Tool

Powerful analytic tool that can model any set of data you can think of!

Pros

I love how easy it is to integrate this with other products in the oracle suite. The dashboards are excellent and, being customizable, they let me have a host of options for data modelling. The options for visualizing data are excellent, and really add to the value when you consider all the capability this product has for reporting.

Cons

It can be annoying to update Java before the latest vendor patch will work. And, while I haven't experienced it, others on my team have reported browser issues, though that could have been due to their being lax on updates.

January 2019

Sohaib from Inbox Business Technologies

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

January 2019

Technical consultant

My experience was excellent, I got to learn a lot with it. Projects I covered were across financial solutions, HRMS and supply change modules

Pros

The functionality and in-depth analysis with ease is the most prominent feature for me.
Its fast, its robust, customizable to suit clients' needs and requirements. Easy to implement new features.

Cons

For a starter it will be a little hectic to grasp the functionality oracle business intelligence solution provides.

May 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

May 2018

Oracle Business Intelligence

Excellent reporting capabilities and polished data visualization.

Pros

The interface is easy to use and reports are very easy to schedule. The variety and quality of data visualization options add fantastic value for an already great product.

Cons

Vendor patches necessitated Java updates more often than I would expect out of the product. There were a few browser compatibility issues (though Internet Explorer worked fine).

June 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

June 2018

Easy way to take advantage of information using Oracle BI Analytics, Publisher and so on.

Easy integration with other oracle prodcuts.

Pros

Integration with all oracle solution, besides of the complete visual components for creating business dashboards for my organization

Cons

I can't have more than one RPD as Business Area for creating my analysis. I must to modify my RPD in BI administration tool and then, load it again. It's a bit confusing for me (compared with other solutions in market)

July 2018

Patrick from PERFCONSULTING

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Value for money

3 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

July 2018

Deployed in addition to Oracle Business Suite for Global reporting

Pros

A lot of tools to build environments and dashboards for users. Require an acceptable IT support without creating a botleneck when you need adjustment. We deployed it in replacement of BUsiness Objects where the environment and price became not acceptable

Cons

Complex to design and deploy if your company has a complex structure across multiple geographies and multiple currencies

June 2017

Ivan from Platinumbank

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

3 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

June 2017

It has a high user friendly and native understandable interface with great functionality for analytics.

It is very powerful tool for analytics and for business users that gives a great possibility to visualize all the processes in the company.

Pros

Great visibility, easy model and reports building. Easy administration process and creating access groups, speed of reports rendering.

Cons

Installation process is very hard for users that doesn't have an experience with oracle products, license price.

February 2019

Alyssa from ConEdison

Company Size: 5,001-10,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

February 2019

Oracle BI - Could use an update

I would recommend this system for businesses specializing in data analytics. However, I wish the interface was simpler looking, and I wish the system looked more modern.

Pros

The functionality of this software is unparalleled - it is very easy to keep data organized here through the system of folders.

Cons

This software is seriously lacking in visual appeal. When compared to similar systems, this one has the functionality of a modern one, but the look and feel of one that is ten years old. I wish the interface looked more modern and minimalistic - it is currently incredibly cluttered and at times hard to navigate.

January 2018

Lorelle from engineering

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

3 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

January 2018

In total, I have used a version of Oracle for approximately 10 years.

It's the best ERP software that I have used to date.

Pros

I like that it is very user friendly. Out of the 5 different ERP systems that I have used, Oracle is the best.

Cons

Unlike Lawson, Oracle does not provide visibility to the outcome of journals prior to actually posting the journals.

November 2017

Leah from blue

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

November 2017

Great to use program, but expensive to initially implement.

Pros

Their customer support team is wonderful and very accessible. I like the user portal they have that allows you to get tech support but more importantly, allows you to speak with other customers of the software. The training they offer is also really helpful, as is the discount that they offer for training if you bundle it with other offers in a package.

Cons

It seems to be limited when you try to calculate percentages and rates and the training, while helpful, is definitely more complex (presumably for a more complex system).

August 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

August 2018

Oracle BI

Excellent

Pros

Ease of access, switching responsibilities, drilling between modules, web based, variety of various standard program runs and reports

Cons

Needs extensive training for users for some specific fields

October 2018

Ashley from Self Employed

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

2 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

October 2018

Powerful Tool

Pros

This is a very powerful tool useful for any Oracle user

Cons

Like any Oracle product it can be very difficult to use

February 2017

Naila from Alberta Health Services

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

February 2017

Lots of great info in one area

Oracle is great in the sense that you can drill down and see almost anything you need to. It has the capacity to display a vast variety of information. There are very many filters that sometimes makes the ease of use a little difficult but once you figure that out, youre golden.

Pros

The accessibility of so much info and the ability to be able to drill down to specifics. You are able to view the data in a variety of ways which fit your needs.

Cons

Can sometime be difficult with navigation - lots of filters that sometimes make things confusing