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Benefits and Insights

Why use Oracle BI?

Key differentiators & advantages of Oracle BI

  • Interactive Visualizations: Users have access to a wide selection of interactive dashboards, charts, graphs and other data visualization tools. They can filter, drill down or pivot data directly from the dashboard while prompts and suggestions from the system guide them through the exploration process to uncover additional insights.
  • Oracle Exalytics: Using Oracle Exalytics, users can analyze massive datasets efficiently and without the need for a technical professional such as a data analyst.
  • Self-Service: Even non-technical users will be able to explore, organize and interpret data using this analysis system. The intuitive visualizations make the information easy to understand and share for employees at any level of data literacy.
  • Actionable Intelligence: By analyzing data and identifying trends, users are more prepared to make decisions about business practices, quotas, forecasting and much more.
  • Proactive Alerts: Users can set predefined alerts that send users real-time updates when the system is triggered or scheduled. These alerts are sent via a preferred channel, including email, internal file storage and text message based on the severity of the alert.
  • Mobile Access: Everything in the solution is presented with a consistent interface on the mobile device of the user’s choosing. This includes multitouch and gestural interactions with map graphics and other advanced features.

Industry Expertise

Oracle is a large and versatile organization that offers powerful analytics capabilities to a range of industries. Some of these include the financial sector, technology, healthcare, government, retail and education.

Key Features

  • Dashboards: The rich dashboard feature lets users see and interact with personalized dashboards based on their predefined role. They can explore the data freely along a guided navigation path that leads them to new insights.
  • Report Types: The system can create a variety of report types including ad-hoc analysis, interactive reports, custom reports and a selection of pre-built reports.
  • Big Data: The in-memory processing power of this solution allows users to incorporate big data sets without needing to integrate another solution. It can draw from large databases such as Hadoop, HIVE, Google Analytics, etc.
  • Augmented Analytics: The inclusion of machine learning and AI in the analytics process enhances the user experience by streamlining every aspect of it. The system remembers previous searches, offers natural language search queries and provides intelligence suggestions for the ideal visualization for each individual dataset.
  • Enterprise Reporting: This feature refers to the creation of simple reports in the most efficient, organized manner possible. This analytics tool facilitates the creation of files from templates such as checks, flash reports, tables and more.
  • Spatial Visualizations: The visualization tools aren’t limited to two dimensions; the system also offers a map view in which the data is projected on a fully interactive map. This graphic can include color fill, adjustable size markers, customizable image markers, multiple forms of binning and continuous color-fill features.

Oracle Analytics Server vs. Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition

Buyers may be wondering about OBIEE, or Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition, now that Oracle has announced Oracle Analytics Server. What is the difference? Oracle Analytics Server is the latest on-premise business intelligence offering from Oracle, offering very similar functionality to their current Oracle Analytics Cloud, including AI and machine learning capabilities. This is ideal for customers who may not be ready or able to move to the cloud. Oracle Analytics Server is the new branding for Oracle’s on-premise Business Intelligence/Analytics product, and will soon be the preferred offering, allowing customers to take advantage of the latest software updates offered by Oracle, maximizing investment across the product’s lifecycle.

Oracle BI Suite Support

mail_outlineEmail: Users cannot email the support team directly, and should get help through the Oracle support portal.
phonePhone: Users can contact phone support at 1 (800) 392-2999.
schoolTraining: Subscribers have access to a range of both free and paid training resources such as training on demand, classroom sessions, learning subscriptions, live virtual courses, self-paced classes and more.
local_offerTickets: Users can submit a support ticket through the Oracle support portal. It will prompt them to search the knowledge base to see if their question has been answered before by a video, document or forum. 

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