Replacing Oracle Discoverer and Leveraging Automation

Still stuck on Discoverer? We’ve created a guide based on the standard replacement platforms and migration paths that our clients have used to successfully retire Oracle Discoverer.

“Extended Support” Ended After June 30, 2017 

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If you use the Oracle Developer Tools suite, Oracle E-Business Suite, or Banner ERP, you’re probably familiar with Discoverer, Oracle’s 20-year-old, ad-hoc querying and analysis reporting tool. Prior to announcing the official end of life for Discoverer on June 30, 2017, Oracle has been transparent about its strategic direction for business intelligence, which focuses on two platforms; Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) and Oracle Business Intelligence Cloud Service (BICS).

Numerous reporting tools have been introduced and matured since Discoverer reached its apex. As self-service reporting becomes industry standard, it’s imperative to select a the right replacement for Oracle Discoverer that addresses business needs, is cost-effective, eliminates “shadow BI” projects, and provides an optimal migration path that maximizes the investments made in Discoverer. Continue reading “Replacing Oracle Discoverer and Leveraging Automation”

Business Intelligence Beyond Discoverer

Oracle Discoverer will no longer receive support after June 2017. ennVee has developed a cost-effective tool that helps businesses migrate all Discoverer data into Microsoft Power BI.

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? Continue reading “Business Intelligence Beyond Discoverer”