Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition Plus

also known as OBIEE Plus, is Oracle's set of business intelligence tools consisting of former Siebel business intelligence and Hyperion business intelligence offerings. The former Siebel products were initially marketed by Oracle as Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition while the "Plus" was added along with the Hyperion tools in 2007. Often OBIEE is used inter changeably with Oracle Business Intelligence Applications (OBIA) which is pre-built BI and DW solution using OBIEE. The industry counter-part and main competitors of OBIEE are Microsoft BI, IBM Cognos, SAP Business Objects and SAS.

The products currently leverage a common BI Server providing a level of integration among the tools. Integration provided includes:

Major components

Oracle BI Server
an analysis server providing a calculation and aggregation engine that integrates data from multiple relational, unstructured, OLAP, and other sources.
Oracle BI Answers
an ad-hoc query and analysis tool that processes the data from multiple data sources in a pure Web environment. Users are isolated from data structure complexity and they view and work with a logical view of the information. Users can create charts, pivot tables, reports, and dashboards. All of them are fully interactive. Analysis can be saved, shared, modified, formatted, or integrated in the user's personalized BI Dashboards.
Oracle BI Interactive Dashboards
interactive Web architecture dashboards that display a required information to help users' decision making. Access to the information is interactive and based on the individual's role and identity. The end user works with live reports, charts, tables, prompts, pivot tables, and graphics and the user also has full capability for modifying and interacting with these results. Dashboard can aggregate content from other sources, e.g. the Internet, shared file servers, and document repositories. The content of the Dashboard pages can be saved into Briefing Book.
Oracle BI Delivers
an alerting tool that provides monitoring and alerting of business activity. They are reached via multiple channels such as email, dashboards, and mobile devices. It includes Web-based self-service portal where users can create and subscript alerts. Dashboard can initiate and pass contextual information to other alerts to execute multistep, multiperson, and multiapplication analytical workflow. It can dynamically determine recipients and personalize content to reach right users at the right time and also with a right information.
Oracle BI Disconnected Analytics
offers BI Answers and Dashboards to mobile professionals on computers disconnected from the network. It provides the same intuitive interface for users whether they are working in a connected or disconnected mode.
Oracle BI Publisher
a reporting engine capable of generating reports from multiple data sources in multiple formats via multiple channels.
Oracle BI Briefing Books
reports captured series of snapshots of Oracle BI Dashboards.
Oracle BI Office Plug-In
automatically synchronizes information from BI Answers to Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft PowerPoint.
Oracle Hyperion Financial Reporting
creates book quality financial reports in a variety of formats (including XBRL) and supports a variety of sources including Oracle's Hyperion performance management applications (EPM)and Oracle Essbase.
Hyperion Interactive Reporting
pulls data together from operational or analytic sources to create charts, privots, and reports and can access the Oracle BI Server semantic layer.
Hyperion SQR Production Reporting
provides cross functional reporting from a variety of relational databases and data sources.
Hyperion Web Analysis
delivers out-of-the-box presentation and reporting for Oracle Essbase and other multi-dimensional sources.