Have you used Hyperion BRIO / SQR / IR reporting ?

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DataTerrain’s DesignerPlus turbo charges migration from Hyperion BRIO / SQR to Oracle OBIEE 12C

DataTerrain, a leader in Business Intelligence reports conversion automation solutions, announced the launch of its “BI DesignerPlus” for customers who are looking to create more complex reports with ease in OBIEE. If you have been user of Hyperion BRIO / SQR / IR reporting for years you can see why ?

Brio Interactive Reporting (IR) has many popular and highly appreciated features, like CUME. While Oracle provided extended support till April 2018, the end of Brio IR’s / SQR code development and support life creates a need for supporting customers in newer products (OBIEE 11g or 12C ) with familiar features from the Hyperion world.

BI DesignerPlus from DataTerrain includes many of popular BRIO features in the new Oracle OBIEE reports development studio. The simple and user-friendly icons save enormous time and provide comfort for report developers to deliver complex reports in the new OBIEE reporting. BI DesignerPlus is a new plugin which works as an extension for Oracle OBIEE that bridges gaps from the Hyperion BRIO to newer OBIEE 11g or 12C.

The number one benefit of using the BI DesignerPlus is that complex OBIEE reports can be created with minimal XML coding knowledge, which saves significant time and costs in expert skills.

Following are some of the Key features in BI DesignerPlus that makes every development easy:

  • CUME function support which returns a cumulative running total
  • Alternate row color for Tables
  • Suppression of Duplicates in Table
  • Distinct Count data aggregation for chart
  • Running Sum function
  • Running Count function

BI DesignerPlus brings in the best features of the report authoring tools as extension to Oracle OBIEE 11g / 12C. The new GUI for easier Chart creation and several other features save considerable time in day to day report modification or creation. As customers develop more complex reports or migrate reports from existing BRIO platform, BI DesignerPlus gives the smart report creation advantage:

  • Time savings – the out-of-box functionalities significantly reduce the time to create a report
  • Cost savings – reduces the dependency of expert developers, as XML coding would be minimal, and tons of manual errors can be avoided.

DataTerrain is committed to be ahead of customer BI needs, delivering state-of-the-art solutions to increase business productivity while reducing costs. BI DesignerPlus is one of the products which will achieve these goals. Customers using BI DesignerPlus will typically benefit from 80% reduction in effort creating BI Publisher reports. For additional information and free trail of Data terrain’s BI DesignerPlus tool visit www.dataterrain.com/contact/

Please send us your request to receive the free tool via our web contact form.

Bulk Scheduler and Bursting for Oracle BI Publisher

Bulk Scheduler for Oracle BI Publisher’s custom UI configuration tool lets you schedule running, bursting, and delivery of your reports to the intended audiences and destinations according to your delivery schedule. Here are some prominent features:

  • Deployed as a web program, Bulk Scheduler lets you schedule multiple reports at a time.
  • You control not only the running and delivery but bursting as well.
  • Using our UI, you check off the report(s) you will schedule.
  • You can add common and default parameters for each report.
  • Search and filter by report name and owner.
  • Use the Notification Tab to send a notification email to someone who cares about report execution, notifying when the report has completed, completed with warnings, failed, or been skipped.
  • Our Bursting Tab allows you to determine how the report is to be burst – e.g., using a department number parameter. Deliver burst output to specific email addresses.
  • Login to Bulk Scheduler using your BI Publisher login credentials. Bulk Scheduler is not deployed in BI Publisher itself, but the access logic (which controls BI Publisher user access) is driven from BI Publisher access control setup.
  • Use our Output Tab to email your reports or send them to a local file system. (Coming soon: FTP.)
  • Deliver reports in a variety of output types (PDF, XLS, RTF, HTML)
  • The Schedule Tab allows you to schedule report execution with a variety of scheduling options – Once, Hourly/Minute, Daily, Weekly (including days of the week), Monthly, Yearly. Choose to run the report now or start it running on a certain date and time in certain time zone. Schedule the report to run between start and end dates.
  • You can also schedule reports to run using a Config mode, if you wish. This uses a Config file which can contain parameters from the List Of Values (LOV) file and which you can edit and save for future use.

DataTerrain products bring efficiency and effectiveness to your business intelligence (BI) environment.

RPD Merge for OBIEE 11g

Say goodbye to the hassles of managing your RPDs using our RPD Merge tool. Use our easy user interface with tree structure and search capabilities to help you merge the right RPD source components to the right target. Key features include:

  • Save hassles by using our tool to merge multiple RPD files in a single run to produce a final merged output RPD, without missing any of the input files during the merge process.
  • RPD Merge is built with high accuracy in a way that does not introduce new errors or warnings, while the result is in sync with the original input RPD files.
  • The RPD Merge UI has a pane that displays the tree structure of both input and output RPD files and provides a summarized visualization of the merge.
  • With the RPD Diff tab, you can discover the differences between two RPD files (source and target), using our helpful color highlighting. You will see what’s present in the source but not in the target, what’s present in the target but not in the source, and what’s been modified.
  • RPD Merge’s Patch feature helps you patch exactly – and only – what is needed. You do this by selecting the objects from source you want to patch and moving them to the target RPD.
  • You can perform your patch as a one- or two-step process, either producing the output RPD directly or producing patch XML containing only the differences you can then move to target.
  • The Patch tab displays the RPD’s tree structure and provides a clear view of what you are moving from source to target.
  • The helpful Find option in the Patch RPD tab lets you find RPD objects from a given list.
  • With RPD Merge’s convenient Schedule option, you can run your merge automatically, at a time-of-day that minimizes workplace disruption. You can even schedule the merge daily if you want.
  • RPD Merge runs quickly! The time taken for merging multiple RPD files is much less compared to other merge tools.
  • Enjoy one of the biggest advantages of our tool over other RPD merge tools: We convert all universes at once, while others convert sequentially.
  • RPD Merge asks you if you want to keep or discard each RPD variable and allows you to keep them all if you want. Other tools are more limited.
  • With the Export option in the RPD Diff tab you can save the differences as a text, PDF, or an Image file so that the visualization of the differences can be shared or used for other productive purposes. There is also an option to export the differences as an XML file.

DataTerrain products bring efficiency and effectiveness to your business intelligence (BI) environment.

Smart Deployment

Based on the best practices recommended by Oracle, Smart Deployment is the smarter and easier way to deploy reports and data models between multiple environments (e.g., development, test, user acceptance test, stage, and production).  The ability to select multiple reports & data models and convert them (export and import) between different environments in a few simple steps relieves your team from the risk and overhead of keeping track of the many details of report conversion to eliminate the error.

Report Validator

Simple changes in data models can break multiple reports! Do you want to know if that happens? Or are you going to risk an unknown number of broken reports? Reports are based on a single data model. Any slight change in the data model might cause issues in successfully generating and running reports.

Our smart tool, Report Validator, analyzes and validates the integrity of reports against any changes that might happen during run time.