Oracle Announces Release of Business Intelligence 11g Suite

Today, Oracle, the leading business software company, unveiled their latest Oracle Business Intelligence 11g Suite. This much-anticipated product has been in the developing stages for three years. Oracle designed the Business Intelligence 11g to help customers have better business visibility because their business intelligence activities will be closely tied to their enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems.

The Oracle Business Intelligence 11g is the industry’s most integrated and scalable business intelligence product. Users will be able to access and analyze data from OLAP and XML sources. The new Oracle Business Intelligence 11g has an integrated scorecard application and new enterprise reporting, visualization, search, and collaboration features. Business Intelligence 11g is a high performing and secure suite that is also integrated with Oracle’s Enterprise Manager 11g and parts of Oracle’s Fusion Middleware.

Oracle Business Intelligence 11g is the first that integrates relational OLAP, multidimensional OLAP and enterprise reporting. Users will be able to publish interactive reports, navigate organized data in the system, and even track performance indicators to assess their company’s progress. The interface is user-friendly, as it has map visualization features and interactive charts to help the users. There are collaboration features that help colleagues easily share advice or information within the system, allowing for increased productivity. The Oracle Business Intelligence Suite also has alerts, which notify users of upcoming events or appointments.

Paul Rodwick, the Vice President of Product Management for Oracle Business Intelligence, said, “Oracle Business Intelligence 11g delivers the complete spectrum of business intelligence capabilities, spanning enterprise reporting, scorecards, dashboards, ad hoc queries, OLAP analysis, search, and actionable collaboration on an integrated technology foundation. The new release is easy to implement for departmental needs, and scales to provide unrivaled performance and scalability for the largest and most demanding enterprise deployments.”

Many other Oracle applications are integrated into the Business Intelligence Suite. The Oracle WebCenter Suite 11g increases collaboration, the Oracle Secure Enterprise Search enables search and organization, and the Oracle Hyperion Financial Management helps with performance. The Oracle Business Intelligence 11g also integrates with the Oracle Enterprise Manager 11g to enable users to manage and track business performance on the same platform that they manage IT operations.

The developers at Oracle foresee great success for the latest Oracle Business Intelligence 11g.  Mike Blackmore, the Enterprise Architect at Oracle, commented on the release. He said, “We’ve had a lot of success with Oracle Business Intelligence 10g, and Oracle Business Intelligence 11g will build upon that success. The new scorecard and KPI facilities it provides as well as the ability to embed BI within business processes are the features that are drawing interest within BT. The ability to combine, analyze and then act on data, is going to help BT a great deal.” Oracle is now a major leader in the Business Intelligence technology world.

The U.S. release of the Oracle Business Intelligence 11g Suite is expected at the end of July, 2010. Oracle claims that the system is very easy to deploy. Customers who already have Oracle Business Intelligence can easily upgrade, with no major system changes.

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