Oracle – the Redwood Shores, USA based software giant, is a major player in the BI market. The flagship of its BI solutions is the Business Intelligence Foundation Suite 11g platform. This solution is essentially a combination of Oracle’s various BI platforms and give users access to a rich range of reporting and analytics solutions. The solution is highly user friendly; hence users can run the analytics and create reports without having to depend on the IT team.
- Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition: This solution offers all features of traditional BI software solutions - reports, ad-hoc analysis, visualizations of the results, and dashboards. It can source data from different data sources such as relational data, Hadoop or Big Data.
- Essbase is a forward-looking tool. Its key features include, profitability analysis, scenario modeling, budget planning, forecasting, and what-if analysis. Essbase works in tandem with Oracle’s Exalytics.
- Essbase Analytics Link is used to share financial reporting with others in real time.
- Exalytics is designed to provide users with fast answers to some of the toughest business questions. It has the ability to quickly process and analyze huge amounts of data from diverse data sources.
- Scorecard & Strategy Management: Using this feature companies can set specific goals and track performance against their goals.
- Business Intelligence Publisher: This tool helps to create interactive reports in a wide variety of formats to suit everyone’s needs. Reports can be automated and delivered at specific dates and times.
- Office Integration: This feature assists users in merging reports and analysis into Microsoft Office programs for easy sharing and use.
- Mobility: The solution is mobile compatible - users can view, modify reports, analysis, and dashboards from their mobile devices.
Oracle Business Intelligence solution helps to provide complete, enterprise-wide insights in real time to all users, thus helping in taking data-driven decisions. The latest Oracle BI 11g Release 188.8.131.52.1 provides additional features to enhance organizational productivity and reduce costs.