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    • Richard Byrom Consultant RPC Data 9 th June 2002
    • Discoverer Overview
    • Presentation Purpose
      • Provide you with an understanding of what Oracle Discover is and what it is capable of.
      • Demonstrate the capabilities of the product on a test system.
    • What is Discoverer?
      • Market leading end-user ad hoc query, analysis and reporting tool that is also web enabled.
    • What does it do?
      • Enables users at any level in an organization to gain rapid access to information stored in their transactional databases, data warehouses or data marts.
      • Provides powerful navigation and analytical capabilities such as pivoting, drilling, aggregations and calculations.
      • In an Oracle Applications environment, it provides and intuitive way for non technical end users (like execs and business analysts) to get rapid answers to business questions.
    • Discoverer Strengths
      • Ease of Use
      • Analytical Power
      • Scalability and Performance
      • Ease of Administration
      • Integration and Customization
    • Ease of Use
    • Business View of Database Information Hiding the complexity Database User’s View cl_addr1||','|| cl_addr2|','|| cl_addr3||', '|| cl_twn||', '|| cl_zipcode sum(nvl(qty* unit_price,0))
    • Strong Focus on Customer Usability One Click Operations
      • Wizard Driven
      • Tutorials
      • Reduced Learning Curve
      Drag & Drop Layout Interactive Dialogs
    • Single User Interface Discoverer for Windows Desktop Edition (c/s) Discoverer 3i User Edition Plus (java) Discoverer 3i Viewer Viewer (HTML)
      • Drill Down
      Drill Everywhere Europe France Paris
      • Drill Down
      Drill Everywhere Europe France Paris External Data
      • Drill Out
    • Analytic Power
    • Power and Simplicity You Demand
      • Answers to Analytical Questions
      • “ What are my top ten products...”
      • “ What is the 3 month moving average ...”
      • “ What is the cumulative sum of my sales by Region...”
      • “ What is the ranking of my sales this year compared to sales last year?”
    • Analytical Power at your fingertips !...
      • Calculator functions (+ - * / )
      • Intelligent (Sub)Totals & Percentages
      • SQL functions: Financial, Arithmetic, Logical, Analytic
      • Enhanced Data Aggregation
      • Custom functions - PL/SQL registered
      • Leverage Analytical Calculations: use with Conditions, Sort, Pivot and nesting
    • Empower your users Ratios Subtotals Rank
    • Nesting Analytic Power Nested Calculations: 1 sales yr ago : lag(sales, 4) 2 growth : sales yr ago/sales this yr 3 rank growth : rank(growth)
    • Performance & Scalability
    • Discoverer Architecture Application Server(s) Clients Internet users Metadata in DB Database Server (s) Database EUL Metadata Oracle9 i Application Server Oracle9 i Web Cache Oracle9 i Application Server Oracle9 i Application Server DMZ Load Balancing Firewall Support Multiple Servers internet
    • Cubic Client Cache Performance Client Oracle9 i Application Server Discoverer Services Client Session Database
      • Re-using cache
      • OLAP type access
      • Rapid drill & rotate
      • Re-using cache
      • OLAP type access
      • Rapid drill & rotate
      • Incremental Drill
      Client Database Oracle9 i Application Server Discoverer Services Client Session Cubic Client Cache Performance EUL ?
    • Advanced Query Prediction Performance
      • Uses the resources without showing results!
      Reactive Query Governor
      • Stops queries after a pre-set time
      Predictive Query Governor
      • Predicts time a query takes before execution
      • Does not waste valuable resources!
    • Batch Scheduling
      • Wizard Driven
      • User friendly scheduling
      • Easy management
      • Automatic notice when result set is ready or to expire
    • Detail Rows Summary Table Summary Redirection Select Store, Period, Product, sum(video_sales) From video_details Group by Store, Period, Product
      • Slow Table Scans
      • Machine Intensive Aggregation
    • Automatic!! Detail Rows Summary Table Summary Redirection Select Store, Period, Product, Sales From video_summary
    • Ease of Administration
    • Discoverer Administrator Easy End User Layer Management Easy Administration Bulk Load Wizard EUL Management Wizard Tutorial Installation
      • Oracle9i Discoverer Administrator
      • Populate Business Area
        • Hierarchies
        • Joins
        • Default Aggregates
        • LOVs
      • Create/Delete EULs
      • Sample schema and EUL for
      • training
    • Administrative Reporting
      • Which Folders are users querying most? Which Items?
      • Where are my long running queries?
      • Who owns what workbooks? When were they last used?
      • What are my users privileges?
    • Simplified Deployment Database Application X Application Application Application Application Application Application Oracle9 i AS Discoverer Services Application Browser Browser Java
    • Centralized Metadata Reports Metadata X Database Reports Metadata Reports Metadata Reports Metadata Reports Metadata Oracle9 i AS Discoverer Services
    • Discoverer Automated Summary Management
      • Discoverer Summary Wizard
        • recommends summary policies,
        • create summary tables with a single click,
        • allow users to view and fine tune policies as needed.
      Evolutionary solution for optimizing query performance!
    • Discoverer Automated Summary Management
      • 100%
      • Easy to use
      • Customize
      • Graphical
      : automated - summary policies : don’t need to be a DBA : the algorithm - tune for different policies : performance gain estimate
    • Customization & Integration
    • Discoverer Viewer Custom Look and Feel Standard Custom
    • Complete and Integrated BI
      • Oracle9 i AS OEM
      • Oracle9 i AS Reports
      • Oracle9 i AS Portal
      • Oracle9 i AS Web Cache
      • Oracle Single Sign On Server
        • Oracle Internet Directory
      • Oracle9 i Warehouse Builder
      • Oracle e-Business Suite
    • Discoverer integration with Portal Worksheet Portlet: Graph Worksheet Portlet: Crosstab List of Workbooks Portlet
    • Oracle e-Business Suite Business Intelligence Solution Financial Applications Query/Reporting Tools Manufacturing Applications Business Intelligence System OLAP Applications Application Product Tables Logical Data Model Business Views Discoverer EUL
    • “Out of the Box” Oracle e-Business Suite Integration
      • Native Oracle Application Security
        • Respecting 100% Apps user accounts /responsibilities
        • No extra setup
        • The same level of multi-org access control
        • Reporting on cross organizations w/ users Apps grants
      • Applications Key and Descriptive Flexfields
        • Reporting on full apps data inc. customized flexfields
    • Meeting Requirements... Requirements Ease of Use Analytic Power Central Administration & Security Integration Customization Price Oracle9 i AS Discoverer Single UI Instant Web Deployment Free SQL Analytics Centralized Metadata Single Sign On (SSO) Database, OWB, Reports, Portal, Web Cache, SSO, e-Business Suite XSL Style Sheet 4 Times Less
    • Benefits... Yes Benefits Empowered Users Reduced Administrative Costs Reduced Deployment Costs Reduced IT Dependency Competitive Advantage Better Decision Making Oracle9iAS Discoverer Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
    • Demonstration - Query
      • Description of how to build an end user layer specific to user requirements and security specifications – different views for different people
    • Demonstration - Analysis
      • Tables, page detail reports and cross tabs
      • Show the use of conditions, exceptions and calculations and drag and drop
      • Show a graph with a drill through
    • Demonstration - Reporting
      • Show how you can export the data to excel and express
    • A Q & Q U E S T I O N S A N S W E R S