A Private, Women’s Liberal Arts College Migrates from Oracle Discoverer to MS SSRS in 8 weeks.
Retiring legacy reporting tools
The client is an internationally-recognized, private, women’s liberal arts college located in Massachusetts. As an IT-savvy institute they use Oracle Discoverer for all MIS requirements. After Oracle stopped supporting Discoverer in mid-2017, they sought an optimal migration path to migrate their analytical reports to a more intuitive platform, ultimately selecting Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services (MS SSRS) to replace Discoverer. Continue reading “Migrating from Oracle Discoverer to Microsoft SSRS”
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”