Ad-hoc Reporting Beyond Oracle Discoverer (Updated March 27th, 2017)

Discoverer support ends after June 2017. Want to keep your investments in tact? Migrate to Microsoft Power BI.

At the beginning of 2017, we discussed the end of Oracle’s ad-hoc BI reporting tool, Discoverer, and the possible alternatives. In this case, the strongest alternative is and was Microsoft Power BI.

In February, Microsoft Power BI was ranked as the leader in Gartner’s 2017 Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms. This was largely due to its usability and Cloud-based subscription model.

If you’re interested in attending a demo and webinar, we are hosting an online event this upcoming Friday, March 31st, at 11:30 AM CST. Attendees will also have a chance to win a $50 gift card.

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What’s your exit strategy?

After June 2017, the inevitable will occur- Oracle will no longer support its business intelligence tool, Discoverer. Organizations will no longer receive Discoverer support and are at risk of not being able to integrate with your other applications as they continue to receive new patches and updates.

The thought of even having a backup plan is overwhelming but again, inevitable. The demand to migrate to another BI tool is overwhelming and one that is not accounted for in your budget. Companies are shying away from Discoverer’s savvy and more expensive cousin, OBIEE. The cost is significantly higher than Discoverer, but all reports and data could be migrated without much issue. What if there was a way to reduce the cost complexity entirely?

Consider this…Migrating to Microsoft Power BI

ennVee TechnoGroup has developed a custom tool that automatically migrates all Discoverer workbooks and sheets into Power BI. The tool enables Discoverer users to maintain all filters and data with the increased ability to generate meaningful graphs. Microsoft’s Power BI application is packaged into all Office 365 subscriptions (along with Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.) at no additional cost. It provides similar functionalities as Discoverer including: ad hoc querying, data analysis, reporting, and publishing capabilities, all at a similarly structured price (‘Pro’ version billed annually per user, or ‘Free’ version packaged into Office 365).

How does this impact your business?

  • A single workbook can be displayed in one dashboard and shared across users
  • Craft meaningful interactions with your audience
  • Generate actionable insights immediately
  • Universal usability, meaning non-technical employees can build reports without any extra training required

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