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Here, There and Everywhere: Oracle Business Intelligence On The Go

Posted by Stephen Goldsmith

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Jan 25, 2013 3:54:00 PM

I am a self-proclaimed Beatles fanatic, as well an Oracle Business Intelligence and Mobile technology enthusiast. Believe it or not, these qualities aren’t necessarily mutually exclusive. Not anymore. When I think about the availability of Oracle Business Intelligence metrics, dashboards and reports on the go, I am often reminded of the great Beatles Song, Here, There and Everywhere (Paul McCartney’s favorite Beatles song.)

In today’s fast paced environment, managers need the latest information, access to reports, updates on customers and clients and the ability to see key performance metrics on a daily basis. The need to react to critical information almost instantaneously is the biggest change in the business world in the past ten years.

Oracle Business Intelligence is a comprehensive platform that enables organizations to deliver powerful information and analytics based on data from multiple heterogeneous sources such as operational business applications, data warehouses and even Excel spreadsheets. Oracle Business Intelligence delivers a wide and robust set of reporting, ad hoc query and analysis, OLAP, dashboard and scorecard functionality through a rich user interface that incorporates visualization, collaboration, alerts and notifications through both a browser-based user interface and mobile devices. With Oracle business intelligence, executives through to front-line managers can be armed with the information necessary to make better decisions and achieve a competitive advantage.

Oracle Business Intelligence Mobile, part of Oracle Business Intelligence Foundation Suite, provides the ability to deliver analyses, dashboards, alerts, and other BI content directly to mobile devices, enabling users to view and then take action on BI insights wherever they are. Built on Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition 11g, Oracle Business Intelligence Mobile delivers BI content to mobile devices such as the Apple iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch.

Oracle Business Intelligence analyses and dashboards do not have to be specifically formatted for mobile use, and no additional setup is required for your server installation before users can start accessing their data on the move. Oracle Business Intelligence Mobile for Apple iPhone and Apple iPad can be downloaded from the Apple iTunes App Store. Use of the application requires that you have access to an instance of Oracle BI EE that is configured and running.

Send email alerts to your phone indicating when critical metrics have been hit or danger indicators have been met. Find out immediately if a customer has ordered the product lately and what their trends have been over the past few months. Or perhaps the company received a large cash payment from a customer today. What is the impact on our accounts receivables? Open the dashboard on your mobile device and start your research. Monitor you business from the beach, or the slopes. Load it on the train, on the plane, in the airport or while carpooling.

The possibilities to manage your line, department, or company are only limited by your imagination. So while away from your desk, I don’t know why you’d say goodbye to Oracle Business Intelligence. Say Hello.

For more information about how you can use Oracle BI On The Go, contact BizTech, and Oracle Platinum Partner, at 610-592-0600 or email me at

Topics: Oracle Business Intelligence