Oracle Discoverer: a reporting and decision support tool for Oracle E-Business Suite

Apr 25 05:48 2006 Andrew Karasev Print This Article

Oracle Applications, Oracle E-Business Suite, Oracle Financials, Oracle Reports, Oracle Discoverer

Oracle Discoverer is a business intelligence tool to support organizational decisions.

It uses a repository called EUL (End User Layer) which is based on information stored and controlled by transactional applications. The main EUL goal is to hide details and complexity of a transactional database,Guest Posting organizing data to reflect the company specific business areas, making all data queries faster and easier.

Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS - also known as Oracle Applications and sometimes called Oracle Financials) has a BI module with an EUL mapped from Oracle EBS transactional data, which permits Oracle Discoverer to be used as a decision support tool for information stored into Oracle EBS database.

By using Oracle EBS security schema, which uses responsibilities to control access rights, Oracle Discoverer shows its repository in a user friendly way, using folders for each business area, listing all items that you can select for a query.

When you select an item for a query, all items that don’t have relationship with this first selected item will be disabled for selecting because every relationship and dependencies are mapped through EUL.

All Oracle Discoverer queries can be viewed in a tabular or matrix formats, allowing the definition of data fields (items) at the header of a report. This is used to filter the result set of data to be shown. There are many data format functions and it is possible to change the reports layouts, allowing conditional format of characters fonts and colors for each column of data. Besides this features, you can change columns positions, order and group data dynamically.

Oracle Discoverer can be executed by a local desktop software installation (Oracle Discoverer Desktop Edition) or using a browser via web (Oracle Discoverer Plus). Additionally you can export the reports for Html files, Microsof Excel and other file formats.

All of these characteristics make Oracle Discoverer a powerful and useful tool for Oracle E-Business Suite reporting, beyond Oracle Reports and XML Publisher, each one with its features and benefits.

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Andrew Karasev
Andrew Karasev

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