Modern data analytics with Oracle EBS

A new, self-service approach featuring out-of-the-box dashboards, reports and KPIs

Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) undeniably delivers incredible value to businesses. What Oracle EBS does not offer, however, is a high-performance, quick-to-implement, low-maintenance analytics solution that easily combines data from multiple sources.

That’s because one of EBS’s greatest strengths is its extensible and flexible architecture, which allows organizations to develop highly customized Oracle EBS deployments that meet their unique business needs. Unfortunately, this architecture also requires customers to build cumbersome, custom reporting and analytics solutions, rather than leverage prepackaged tools. As a result, many Oracle EBS customers often begrudgingly, and unhappily, resort to using multiple tools and high-cost experts to generate even the most basic reports — reports that leave much to be desired when it comes to performance and functionality. Incorta solves all these problems. With Incorta, Oracle EBS customers have a new, better option for analyzing and understanding their data. Incorta uniquely:

  • Provides out-of-the-box, prebuilt dashboards, reports and KPIs designed specifically for Oracle EBS
  • Integrates with many Oracle application concepts — such EBS Flexfields, Chart of Accounts and Common Dimensions — enabling seamless integration across multiple EBS modules
  • Offers prepackaged schema for many EBS modules, including financials, order management, manufacturing and supply chain
  • Doesn’t require administrators to maintain separate security policies since Incorta inherits application user security configurations from EBS

At a glance

With tens of thousands of tables, hundreds of functional modules, and often thousands of concurrent users, Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) tests the IT infrastructure limits of its customers. As a result, powerful analytics for EBS historically were hard to find.

Fortunately, Incorta now gives Oracle EBS customers the analytics and reporting they’ve been waiting for. With Incorta, you empower EBS users to make better, faster decisions by readily accessing up-to-date data and building the high-performance reports they need, all on their own.

Key benefits for the technical team

Significantly reduced costs

No data warehouse means no separate ETL, data warehouse and reporting projects taking up valuable IT time and driving up the total cost of ownership. Implement Incorta in days and create new EBS reports in minutes, not months.

Faster access to and use of analytics for EBS

Prepackaged EBS reports, dashboards and KPIs deliver superior performance compared to other options, reducing reporting times from hours to just seconds without degrading the performance of other business applications.

Improved, simplified data security

Separate security policies no longer need to be created, maintained and inherited directly from Oracle — Incorta maintains the security parameters of source applications during analysis.

Up-to-the-minute business insight

Fast, easy analysis of the highly joined data common to Oracle applications, as well as data from other sources (Salesforce, ServiceNow, etc.), thanks to real-time aggregation of data from multiple sources.

A new approach to EBS analytics

Until Incorta, companies wanting to analyze data from Oracle EBS chose between two types of tools — neither of which met their integrated, low-cost, self-service analytics requirements.

  • Operational reporting tools – Basic, transaction-focused tools (such as Noetix, Oracle Discoverer, Oracle Hyperion Interactive Reporting, and custom-built SQL solutions) that aren’t designed for analytics and are commonly deployed without a data warehouse
  • OBIEE – Generally deployed in conjunction with a costly data warehouse and requiring ETL; performs both reporting and data analysis on data combined from multiple sources

Incorta overcomes the limitations presented by operational reporting tools and OBIEE while delivering additional, key benefits. With Incorta, you get:

  • Dramatically faster performance
  • Analytical and self-service capabilities
  • Simplified security
  • A limited need for IT involvement
  • Significantly lower total cost of ownership (TCO)

Key benefits for business users

Self-service analysis

Business users can create and modify reports on their own.

Ad hoc capabilities

Business users easily can take a previously unconsidered analysis path

Prebuilt content

Users don’t have to build everything from scratch.

Up-to-the-minute business insight

Logic that’s defined by actual business users.

Analytics without harm

Business users can query data without harm, return seemingly “bad” queries in a reasonable amount of time, and move forward without IT intervention when bad queries are encountered.