Oracle Enhances BI Product Line, Adding new In-Memory Analytic Applications

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Redesigned to improve implementation, Oracle Business Intelligence (BI) Applications Release incorporates enhancements across the BI Applications product line to expand functional content across existing front and back-office Oracle BI Applications and also introduces two new in-memory analytic applications. Built on Oracle Business Intelligence Foundation Suite, Oracle BI Applications enable organizations to benefit from a packaged BI solution, while tight integration with a single, common BI architecture allows businesses to extend those solutions to meet their specific needs or build completely custom BI applications.

The new release provides new visualizations, an improved user interface and data access updates that allow users to easily interact with analytics to achieve better insight. Pre-built for a range of data sources and business applications, Oracle BI Applications deliver intuitive, role-based intelligence to enable better decisions, actions and business processes.

By leveraging Oracle Data Integrator, Oracle GoldenGate, and adding new setup and configuration utilities, Oracle says the applications can be implemented faster and offer improved real-time reporting.

“The business applications our customers rely on daily to manage operations contain a wealth of valuable data about their business, including resources, finances, employees and customers. Unlocking this data can deliver undeniable competitive advantages, yet many businesses still struggle to gain access to the intelligence they need quickly and easily,” said Paul Rodwick, vice president of product management, Oracle. “The latest enhancements and additions to Oracle BI Applications help organizations implement rich analytics more surely and quickly, and provide business users across the enterprise the insights they need to analyze and transform business processes.”

A new in-memory application for spend analysis and forecasting, Oracle Indirect Spend Planning, enables procurement and line of business teams to uncover high-opportunity spend reduction areas; monitor and evaluate spend performance; and improve future planning cycles.

In addition, a new in-memory application for academic institutions, Oracle Student Information Analytics, provides academic institutions with reporting and analytic capabilities.

In addition, the new release adds new features in Oracle Financial Analytics, updates to Oracle Human Resources Analytics, enhancements to Oracle Project Analytics, and greater insight in Oracle Supply Chain and Order management Analytics. For details, access the data sheet at