The foundation of the Oracle Business Intelligence Suite Enterprise Edition Plus platform is a true BI server that is designed to be highly scalable, optimizing concurrency and parallelism to make the value of BI applications available to the largest possible audience. It provides centralized data access and calculation, essentially creating a large pipe through which anyone can consume any information in any form anywhere in the enterprise. The BI server is central to all of the business processes that consume information, including dashboards, ad hoc queries, intelligent interaction capabilities, enterprise and production reporting, financial reporting, OLAP analysis, data mining, and other Web Service-based applications (J2EE and .NET). All of these applications require rich access to broad sets of data across the enterprise, and they all require a sophisticated calculation and aggregation infrastructure that the platform provides to deliver value.
The platform supports a full complement of access, analysis, and information delivery options, all in one fully integrated Web environment. Each of these components serves different audiences in the organization who have different appetites for the same underlying data, but need to access it in different ways. But unlike other BI tools, all components are integrated on one common architecture, enabling a seamless and intuitive user experience.
Oracle BI Interactive Dashboards provides any knowledge worker with intuitive, interactive access to information that is actionable and dynamically personalized based on the individual's role and identity. In the Oracle BI Intelligence Dashboards environment, the end user is working with live reports, prompts, charts, tables, pivot tables, graphics, and tickers in a pure Web architecture. The user has full capability for drilling, navigating, modifying, and interacting with these results. Oracle BI Intelligence Dashboards can also aggregate content from a wide variety of other sources, including the Internet, shared file servers, and document repositories.
Oracle BI Answers provides true end user ad hoc capabilities in a pure Web architecture. Users interact with a logical view of the information—completely hidden from data structure complexity while simultaneously preventing runaway queries—and can easily create charts, pivot tables, reports, and visually appealing dashboards, all of which are fully interactive and drillable and can be saved, shared, modified, formatted, or embedded in the user's personalized Oracle BI Intelligence Dashboards. The results are new levels of business user self-sufficiency in an environment that is fully secure and controlled by IT.
Oracle BI Delivers is a proactive intelligence solution that provides business activity monitoring and alerting that can reach users via multiple channels such as email, dashboards, and mobile devices. Oracle BI Delivers includes a full Web-based self-service alert creation and subscription portal. This next-generation product can initiate and pass contextual information to other alerts to execute a multistep, multiperson, and multiapplication analytical workflow. Furthermore, it can dynamically determine recipients and personalized content to reach the right users at the right time with the right information.
Oracle BI Publisher (formerly known as XML Publisher) offers efficient; scalable reporting solution available for complex, distributed environments. It provides a central architecture for generating and delivering information to employees, customers, and business partners - both securely and in the right format. Oracle BI Publisher report formats can be designed using Microsoft Word or Adobe Acrobat - tools most users are already familiar with. Oracle BI Publisher also allows you to bring data in from multiple data sources into a single output document. Reports can be delivered via printer, e-mail, fax, WebDav, or publish your report to a portal. Oracle BI Publisher can be used as a standalone reporting product or integrated with the Oracle Business Intelligence Suite Enterprise Edition Plus. When used as part of the suite, Oracle BI Publisher leverages common dashboarding, metadata, security, calculation, caching, and intelligent request generation services.