Oracle BI Apps or Oracle Business Intelligence Applications

Oracle BI Apps is the main business intelligence solution from Oracle. Its is packaged along with OBIEE and is considered as the platform for Oracle BI Apps.

It supports all the below sources

Source
Oracle eBusiness Suite
Peoplesoft
JD Edwards
SAP
Siebel

So in total Oracle BI Apps consist of
1. Data warehouse
2. Prebuilt dashboard and reports

Why to use Oracle BI Apps?

The main advantage is that it can be used by any industry irrespective of the kind of departments. If its not suiting then we can customize the reports accordingly.

Using BI Apps the company can deliver greater insight to larger user communities across the organization via dashboards, query and analysis, and alerts. If we are building our own reports we can use OBIEE for that and develop BI metric, reports, and dashboard. Else we can just deploy prebuilt without any customization.

Most organizations needs analytic applications pull data from multiple enterprise sources and shed insight into the status and effectiveness of business operations. For example, a financial analytic application can track actual performance versus budget. A sales application can track the size of the pipeline and identify the most profitable opportunities. A supply chain application can optimize inventory levels, predict product fulfillment needs, and identify order backlog issues. While enterprise applications are required to run the business are mandatory to make sense of it

Advantages of Oracle BI Apps

In comparison with Datamart and Datawarehouse the prebuilt applications provide the following advantages:

1. Less Time:

These Prebuilt Applications requires less time to get deployed and start running. Properly designed analytic packages come with an integrated set of tools, data schemas, business views, and predefined reports and dashboards that significantly accelerate the time it takes to get a BI solution up and running.

2. Better Results:

Oracle BI application can deliver functionality and benefits that would be difficult or impossible for you to reproduce on your own ie with the help of OBIEE, developing our own reports.

3. Single BI Apps is Enough:

Finally, packaged applications like Oracle Business Intelligence Applications allow organizations to deploy BI on a small scale for a single department and then expand seamlessly to support other departments using the same model and platform, delivering a consistent view of enterprise information.

Components of BI Apps
1. ERP Analytics
Financial
Procurement and Spend
Human Resources
Supply Chain and Order Management
Spend Classification
Project

2. CRM Analytics
Sales
Service
Marketing
Contact Center
Loyalty
Price

3. Industry Applications
US Federal Financial