BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE

Business Intelligence (BI) initiatives are most successful and yield the most dividends when viewed as a strategic initiative by the highest level of executive management. ICM brings a proven product and industry expertise to leverage Oracle Business Intelligence software to deliver a transformational project to your organization .

Oracle provides three different applications along with licensing options for Business Intelligence and Data warehousing. Those tools are: Oracle Discoverer 10g (Oracle BI Suite Standard Edition), Oracle Business Intelligence Standard Edition One (for mid-market segment) and Oracle BI Suite Enterprise Edition (formerly Siebel Analytics).

Superior product knowledge of Oracle BI (OBIEE) and Oracle BI Applications, and a track record of consistently delivering quality solutions to our customers is a hallmark of our BI practice. Whether BI is in your near-term or long-term plans, we can help you today to prepare a strategy that will improve your organizational efficiency and enhance constituent confidence.

Turning your critical data into meaningful information often involves business and technical complexities that are labor- and time-intensive. Implementing a data warehouse for business intelligence requires careful planning and development. You need a partner who has experience in understanding the business, functional, and technical aspects of the solution. With more than 10 years of experience designing and implementing business intelligence and data warehouse solutions, ICM is that partner.

ORACLE DISCOVERER

Oracle Discoverer is an ad-hoc query and analysis tool which allows users to do basic query construction along with tables, cross tabs and charts. End users can interactively navigate, drill down, slice and dice, aggregate and add calculations. It is very commonly used with Oracle RDMBS (most likely with the OLAP database option) and embedded in a number of Oracle Applications in the Oracle e-Business Suite.  

The main advantages of Discoverer are Personalized Portals where worksheets can be customized at the portal level for each user, the fact that it comes in a bundle which affects its price and its technology infrastructure is generally very well received by IT.

ICM’s experienced, industry-leading consultants assist, discover, and deliver BI solutions. BI Solutions are customized to your unique business requirements and provide proper requirements collection, planning, and analysis to determine size, scope, value, return, and readiness.

ORACLE BI SUITE ENTERPRISE EDITION

After acquiring Siebel in February 2007, Oracle decided to use Siebel Analytics as a key component of their Business Intelligence strategy and the product was renamed to Oracle BI Suite Enterprise Edition (OBI EE). 

Oracle’s vision is to continue to focus their Business Intelligence efforts on Enterprise Edition after the acquisition of Hyperion. 

Oracle BI Enterprise Edition (OBI EE) consists of:

• Oracle BI Server - BI server and common enterprise semantic layer, it provides ROLAP and federated data queries

• Oracle BI Answers - Ad-hoc query and reporting. It uses a central repository (a semantic layer)

• Oracle BI Interactive Dashboards – dashboarding solution and a way to distribute Oracle BI Answers reports

• Oracle BI Delivers - Business activity monitoring (BAM) and alerting solution

• Oracle BI Disconnected Analytics - mobile analytics

• Oracle BI Publisher (formerly known as XML Publisher) - Enterprise reporting and distribution of "pixel-perfect" reports

• Oracle BI Briefing Books – creates snapshots of dashboard pages for offline use

Oracle BI suite EE Answers and Dashboards products compete with Cognos Query Studio, Analysis Studio, Report Studio and SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence (along with Web Intelligence Rich Client). Oracle Interactive Dashboards are equivalent to IBM Cognos 8 Go!Dashboard and a lightweight version of BusinessObjects Dashboard Builder or Crystal Xcelsius

Our consultants use Informatica to automate data loads and develop a seamless connection between source and destination. This enables the organization to achieve a higher degree of Data Quality.

ORACLE BUSSINESS INTELIGENCE STANDARD EDITION ONE MID MARKET

Introduced in June 2007, Oracle BI Standard Edition One (OBI SE1) is a packaging of Business Intelligence and data warehouse products aimed at providing a complete solution for the mid-market (5-50 named users). 

Oracle Business Intelligence Standard Edition One is a subset of Oracle BI Enterprise Edition (previously Siebel Analytics) containing basic functionality like dashboarding, ad hoc querying and pixel perfect static reporting, and also data integration and database technology. 

If you’re responsible for an Oracle business intelligence, data warehousing or performance management project using Oracle’s new 11g range of BI tools, and you’d like to find out how ICM can help ensure your success, contact us now to arrange an appointment with one of our team.