Oracle Business Intelligence Suite Enterprise Edition Plus - license

Mfg. Part: L90286 | CDW Part: 3891160 | UNSPSC: 43232307
Request Pricing

Have leasing questions? Let us know how can we help.

Note: Leasing is available to organizations only. Leasing is not available to individuals.
Mon-Fri 7am-7:30pm CT
Ships today if ordered within 10 hrs 10 mins
  • License
  • Named User Plus
View More
Product Overview
Main Features
  • License
  • Named User Plus
Oracle Business Intelligence Suite Enterprise Edition Plus (Oracle BI EE Plus) is a comprehensive suite of enterprise BI products that delivers a full range of analysis and reporting capabilities. Featuring a unified, highly scalable, modern architecture, Oracle BI EE Plus provides intelligence and analytics from data spanning enterprise sources and applications - empowering the largest communities with complete and relevant insight.

Technical Specifications
Specifications are provided by the manufacturer. Refer to the manufacturer for an explanation of the print speed and other ratings.
License Category: License
License Qty: Named User Plus
License Type: License

Brand: Oracle
Compatibility: PC
Manufacturer: Oracle Software
Model: Business Intelligence Suite Enterprise Edition Plus
Packaged Quantity: 1
Product Line: Oracle

Category: Business applications
Subcategory: Business - data analysis & business intelligence

Product Reviews
Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 29reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by We use the OBIEE Repository to join multiple physical sources and combine their data into a single business model. Valuable Features:* Ad hoc analysis* Dashboarding* Dimensional modeling (Administration tool)* Security and permissionsFor me as a consultant, these are the most valuable features of the product. By using the Analytics feature, users (and consultants) are able to build both simple and complex reports / graphs. The user is able to add complex calculations and to create almost any column he desires.The Administration tool is the workbench for the implementation consultant; this is where the data warehouse is called, and facts and dimensions are defined and joined. Here we transform data into a business model and make it accessible to the end user. It is possible to join multiple physical sources and combine their data into a single business model. So, if sales are recorded in a sales application and inventory is recorded in a different system, it can be combined right here.Security and permissions are important when, within a company, specific roles are defined that are (not) allowed to certain areas of data. OBIEE provides roles and groups and data shielding by role or even user-level to cope with almost any business requirement at this point.Room for Improvement:Users find it difficult to understand which combinations of facts and dimensions are ‘allowed’ in a single report. The application does not provide feedback up front, but gives an error afterwards.The user interface provides subject areas where the user can choose columns for a report. A column can be either a fact (measure) or a dimension (like company, or date).It is not uncommon to have two measures that cannot be compared by the same dimension. The report will show a blank column, or give an error message saying something like ‘incomparable measures at this level’.Most of the times, this is a design flaw in the underlying dimensional model, but this does not have to be the case. If a user could see the unavailable columns based on their selection - by greying out options that are not available - this would greatly help the user understand the underlying data model and prevent frustration.Use of Solution:I have used it for five years.Stability Issues:I have not encountered any stability issues.Scalability Issues:I have not encountered any scalability issues.Technical Support:Technical support is excellent; there are many companies specialized in delivering technical support for OBIEE.Initial Setup:For the end user, the product runs inside the web browser; technical setup requires a specialist.Cost and Licensing Advice:Contact a reseller (such as Ordina) to negotiate the best price. Oracle list prices are always negotiable.Other Advice:Seriously consider a cloud implementation. Cut back on implementation and maintenance / upgrade costs and very little time-to-market.Disclaimer: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer:My company is an Oracle partner. October 3, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Review about Oracle OBIEE Improvements to My Organization:For reporting purposesUse of Solution:3 yearsROI:GoodDisclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions. October 2, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Review about Oracle OBIEE Valuable Features:Integration with e-Business SuiteImprovements to My Organization:Analytic ReportingDisclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions. October 1, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by It's easy to manipulate and to create new dashboards. Valuable Features:It's a great tool for the businesses as it's easy to manipulate and to create new dashboards. For the development side, it requires a good datamart to make things easier. It's very robust with a lot of resources.Improvements to My Organization:With a good model implemented, businesses can easily take decisions to improve anything they want.An example I like to give is a retail company for which we developed online BI for sales. With this model, the managers follow the sales in real-time and can make decision like when, how much, and where to start a sales campaign during the day. This helps all managers to fulfill their quotas easily.Room for Improvement:It needs better parent-child dimension options that don't need to pass through OBIEE to build it. It's an easier way to update the model in case of a change of dimension size or sources.Also, it needs better and more dynamic graphics. There are a lot of tools with better graphics and big part of BI is about this.Use of Solution:I've been using it for over 10 years.Deployment Issues:We have had no issues with the deployment.Stability Issues:There were issues mainly because of a Java memory leak.Scalability Issues:The scalability is limited because of WebLogic.Technical Support:The technical support for EPM is bad. I don't remember anytime that the service support help me in something. The problem is bigger when you have a environment with more than one product like Hyperion Planning and ODI. This happens because the products have different owners within Oracle and then different supports and because this if, you open a trouble ticket of loading data to planning and you say the words ODI, you'll be pushed around the two separate support teams indefinitely, even if your company has an Oracle support director just for you.Initial Setup:EPM is an enterprise suit that is made of some independent tools and to have all working together it makes it complex no matter your level of knowledge. The bigger the environment the bigger is the challenge you need to face. Maybe one day Oracle will integrate all their tools. It'll be easier and the good thing is that I saw a lot of improvements over the years.Other Solutions Considered:I'm a consultant and my only evaluation was on the database. I decided on Oracle because of the database and, during my career, their other tools are starting to come naturally.Other Advice:Because Oracle products are development frameworks, your final results are as good as the people who implemented it. Make sure that your implementation team is the best it could be, at least for the first implementation. If something is implemented incorrectly at the start, it'll cost you a lot more to fix than to build a new system from scratch. Sometimes it can be so badly designed that it is impossible to fix.I've been working on implementation for 19 years and I have seen bad implementations everywhere. In fact, I have seen the same tools implemented in the same team by two different people, with one being a success and the other a failure. In the same company, one department says that the tool does not work for them and another says that the tool is the best. The only difference was the implementer. Make sure you get a good team to implement it. The tool has its flaws, but most of time (99%) it is the implementer's fault that you have a bad or slow model.Disclaimer: IT Central Station contacted the reviewer to collect the review and to validate authenticity. The reviewer was referred by the vendor, but the review is not subject to editing or approval by the vendor. The reviewer's company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer:We're platinum partners. October 1, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Review about Oracle OBIEE Valuable Features:dashboards, its faster and nimbleImprovements to My Organization:used for financial reporting and exec briefingsRoom for Improvement:simplifying universe creationTechnical Support:4/5Previous Solutions:we used xcel reports and found it to be not a scalable solutionInitial Setup:it was straighforwardImplementation Team:in house implementationCost and Licensing Advice:We had ent licensing and I would suggest others follow this routeOther Solutions Considered:we thought about using BODisclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions. September 30, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Review about Oracle OBIEE Valuable Features:charts and graphsImprovements to My Organization:better visibilityRoom for Improvement:more robust integrationUse of Solution:3 yearsDisclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions. September 30, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by It has a three-layer repository. I can organize multiple data sources into a common business model. Valuable Features:There are many valuable features; for example:* Multiple data sources: With the three-layer repository, I can easily combine multiple data sources and organize them into a common business model.* Interactive dashboards and analyses: Lots of rich visualization.* Security management: User security, object security, row-level security, etc.Improvements to My Organization:I have worked for National Public Health and Medical Officer Service on the Child Birth Notification BI project. It was a very successful project both for us and the medical experts as well.For example, with our analyses, the medical experts could improve healthcare and services at the regions where the child mortality was high.Room for Improvement:Of course, there is some room for improvement, because a perfect BI platform does not exist in IT.The following things would be welcomed:* Detailed editing of dashboard prompts: By this, I mean the appearance and localization. If I create a dashboard prompt, I cannot edit freely the columns and texts on the user interface of dashboard prompts. For example, I cannot insert individual text fields that are independent from columns; I cannot use CSS to emphasize my texts of columns and the localization is quite limited as well.* Smarter BI navigation using hierarchical columns: By this, I mean the navigation from a measure is quite difficult when I use hierarchical columns. When I use a hierarchical column in an analysis and expand the levels and click on a measure on the second level, for example, the BI does not know the appropriate level using navigation and it will result in wrong amounts. This is a known issue, according to the BI documentation, and there are other solutions, alternative ways to use navigation. Nonetheless, for hierarchical columns, it could be smarter.Use of Solution:I have used it for more than five years.Stability Issues:I have not encountered any stability issues with BI, but I did encounter stability issues with WebLogic.Scalability Issues:I have not encountered any scalability issues. It has worked well.Technical Support:I can't rate technical support, because I don't ask for help from OTN. Whenever I find any errors or have any issues, I read solutions or best practices from forums or BI channels.Previous Solutions:I used only open-source solutions before OBIEE, but the functionality of these tools is not even close to OBIEE.Initial Setup:I think the install of OBIEE is not so complex; it's quite straightforward. Of course, the configuration can be complex, if we would like to use completely different settings from the default.Cost and Licensing Advice:Unfortunately, this is the most difficult point with OBIEE. The license is very expensive.Other Solutions Considered:When I first encountered OBIEE, I had no choice to use other options, because this platform was preferred at that company. That was five years ago and since that time, I have been using OBIEE and I can recommend using it to everyone.On the other hand, if our customers would like to use an open-source BI platform, I can recommend using SpagoBI ( https://www.itcentralstation.com/products/spagobi ), for example.Other Advice:I recommend using OBIEE because of its wide functionality (multiple data sources, interactive dashboards and analysis, spatial integration, delivers and alerts, mobiles, etc.).In my opinion, it is one of the best BI platforms. It provides a full range of capabilities (from development to user experience).I have worked on a lot of interesting and special projects, and I haven't been assigned any task that I could not do with it.Disclaimer: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer:My company is an Oracle Gold Partner. September 29, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by End-users can cross the data from dimensional models with external Excel spreadsheets. Improvements to My Organization:End-users can cross the data from dimensional models with external Excel spreadsheets, while from a BI strategy point of view this is not ideal, since that Excel data should be incorporated in the DW, but from the end-user perspective they gain some empowerment to explore and integrate.Room for Improvement:The WebLogic administration could be more intuitive or simplified.Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions. July 17, 2016
  • 2016-10-23 T09:28:18.716-05:00
  • bvseo_lps, prod_bvrr, vn_prr_5.6
  • cp-1, bvpage1
  • co_hasreviews, tv_29, tr_29
  • loc_en_US, sid_3891160, prod, sort_default
2 3 4next>>
Adding to Cart...
10/24/2016 5:50:26 AM
^ Back to Top

Maximum 300 characters
An account manager will email you within one business day to confirm your request.

Your Quote has been submitted

What Happens Next? A confirmation email is on its way. Within one business day, you will be contacted by an Account Manager to finalize your quote.


Something went wrong.

Please try again later.

License Selector

    The license selector is not currently available. Please try again later.