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An Overview of Business Intelligence Answers

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An Overview of Business Intelligence Answers

  1. 1. An Overview of Business Intelligence Answers Oracle Clinical User Group 2009 Gina ChoiCopyright © 2009 BioPharm Systems, Inc.
  2. 2. Topics• Overview of Oracle Business Intelligence Answers – Queries – Filters – Pivot Tables – Graphs/Charts – Narratives• Placing a “report” on a Dashboard• Compare and Contrast with Discoverer• Practical Demonstration• Q&A An Overview of BI Answers 2 Copyright  BioPharm Systems, Inc. 2009. All rights reserved.
  3. 3. What is OBIEE?• Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) is the newly packaged ad hoc and picture perfect reporting suite from Oracle based on the Siebel Analytics tool• It has three main components – Data Warehouse Modeler – Currently Informatica but this will be changing – BI Answers – The ad hoc reporting tool – BI Publisher – The Picture Perfect reporting tool• Each of these components are robust and complex in their own rights and thus we will only cover the BI Answer tool in this tutorial An Overview of BI Answers 3 Copyright  BioPharm Systems, Inc. 2009. All rights reserved.
  4. 4. Core Architecture Report Generated in Answers Actual Modified Star Schema ofAERS Database AERS Database in Informatica Picture Perfect Report in Word/Excel using BI Publisher Integration An Overview of BI Answers 4 Copyright  BioPharm Systems, Inc. 2009. All rights reserved.
  5. 5. Business Intelligence Answers… • Answers has a full securities established for every user • Accessing Answers is via a web page where the user logs into the application using a username and password An Overview of BI Answers 5 Copyright  BioPharm Systems, Inc. 2009. All rights reserved.
  6. 6. Business Intelligence Answers• Once logged in, the user privileges are invoked and they see only what is allowed• If privileged, they can build BI Answer objects otherwise they may just be directed to their user’s dashboard (more on these later) An Overview of BI Answers 6 Copyright  BioPharm Systems, Inc. 2009. All rights reserved.
  7. 7. Creating Queries…1. Click New Request and • Ad hoc reportsselect the desired star begin the sameschema containing the columns as other tools;of interest using queries • The queries built in Answers can come from the resulting star schemas created in the data warehousing tool (for now Informatica but this will change) An Overview of BI Answers 7 Copyright  BioPharm Systems, Inc. 2009. All rights reserved.
  8. 8. Creating Queries…2. Single click the desired columns from the left tomove them to the right-hand side of the screen to build the report An Overview of BI Answers 8 Copyright  BioPharm Systems, Inc. 2009. All rights reserved.
  9. 9. Creating Queries…3. You can order the columns for display by dragging and dropping An Overview of BI Answers 9 Copyright  BioPharm Systems, Inc. 2009. All rights reserved.
  10. 10. Creating Queries 4. Once the desired columns are present and in the order you wish, click the Results tab to see the report In this example we can see a simple AE by Body System Tabulation An Overview of BI Answers 10 Copyright  BioPharm Systems, Inc. 2009. All rights reserved.
  11. 11. Applying Filters… In this example we can see that 24 of our events have been left un-coded and do not have a viable Body System Let’s see how to exclude those cases from display using a filter An Overview of BI Answers 11 Copyright  BioPharm Systems, Inc. 2009. All rights reserved.
  12. 12. Applying Filters… 1. To apply a filter, click back to the Criteria tab and select the filter icon for the column you wish to apply the filter An Overview of BI Answers 12 Copyright  BioPharm Systems, Inc. 2009. All rights reserved.
  13. 13. Applying Filters… 2. Select the desired operation for the filter and click OK The filter now displays on the Criteria tab under the Filter section An Overview of BI Answers 13 Copyright  BioPharm Systems, Inc. 2009. All rights reserved.
  14. 14. Applying Filters 3. Select the Results tab to display the new findings NOTE: The previous 24 records missing a Body System are now excluded An Overview of BI Answers 14 Copyright  BioPharm Systems, Inc. 2009. All rights reserved.
  15. 15. Pivot Tables…• Displaying results based on specific values of columns are needed at times• In the following example, we show how to develop a pivot table for the AE by Body System tabulation based off of Product Name• The result of a pivot table is separated by “pages” based on the pivot variable An Overview of BI Answers 15 Copyright  BioPharm Systems, Inc. 2009. All rights reserved.
  16. 16. Pivot Tables… 1. In the results tab select the pivot column you want to use and add it to the table as before An Overview of BI Answers 16Copyright  BioPharm Systems, Inc. 2009. All rights reserved.
  17. 17. Pivot Tables… 2. Change the table format to Pivot Table An Overview of BI Answers 17Copyright  BioPharm Systems, Inc. 2009. All rights reserved.
  18. 18. Pivot Tables…3. Using drag and drop, move the pivot/page variable to the Pages section, the measureable fact to the Measure Labels area and the Row variable(s) to the Row section An Overview of BI Answers 18 Copyright  BioPharm Systems, Inc. 2009. All rights reserved.
  19. 19. Pivot Tables The pivot results display below the definitionThe various pagesdisplay differingProducts in thisexample and the tablecounts updatedaccordingly An Overview of BI Answers 19 Copyright  BioPharm Systems, Inc. 2009. All rights reserved.
  20. 20. Graphs/Charts… 1. To transition from a table to a graph/chart, select the Chart selection from the drop-down An Overview of BI Answers 20 Copyright  BioPharm Systems, Inc. 2009. All rights reserved.
  21. 21. Graphs/Charts… 2. Now you select the variables to display on the X and Y axis An Overview of BI Answers 21 Copyright  BioPharm Systems, Inc. 2009. All rights reserved.
  22. 22. Graphs/Charts…3. The format of the graph/chart can be modified using the Graph type drop-down Other options become available depending on the type of graph/chart being created An Overview of BI Answers 22 Copyright  BioPharm Systems, Inc. 2009. All rights reserved.
  23. 23. Narratives…• You can also use BI Answers to generate narrative results• Each variable from the built query is referred to by column number between the @ symbols• In our AE by Body System Example with 2 columns, Body System is @1@ and the Event Count fact is @2@• The following slides use these references to build a narrative report An Overview of BI Answers 23 Copyright  BioPharm Systems, Inc. 2009. All rights reserved.
  24. 24. Narratives… 1. In the results tab select the Narrative selection from the drop down Other Views selection An Overview of BI Answers 24Copyright  BioPharm Systems, Inc. 2009. All rights reserved.
  25. 25. Narratives… 2. In the Narrative field type the text you wish to display using the @X@ syntax to refer to the variables of interest from the query in numeric order An Overview of BI Answers 25Copyright  BioPharm Systems, Inc. 2009. All rights reserved.
  26. 26. NarrativesThe Narrative reportdisplays below thedefinition An Overview of BI Answers 26 Copyright  BioPharm Systems, Inc. 2009. All rights reserved.
  27. 27. Dashboards…• Using BI Answers, you can display dashboards to users upon login• These users may be decision makers not writing reports but dissecting the data to make decisions• They can view the resulting reports but not modify nor create new reports• The following slides show how to place the AE by Body System table and narrative report onto a dashboard for the Administrator user An Overview of BI Answers 27 Copyright  BioPharm Systems, Inc. 2009. All rights reserved.
  28. 28. Dashboards… 1. In the results tab select the Compound view and accumulate all of the previously created charts, graphs, tables or narratives which show as separate sections An Overview of BI Answers 28Copyright  BioPharm Systems, Inc. 2009. All rights reserved.
  29. 29. Dashboards…2. Save the view of this data using the save icon in the upper right-hand corner of the screen3. Locate a place to save this “report” and give it a name and description4. Click [Ok] An Overview of BI Answers Copyright  BioPharm Systems, Inc. 2009. All rights reserved. 29
  30. 30. Dashboards…5. Click the Dashboard hyperlink in the right-hand corner6. Select Edit Dashboard An Overview of BI Answers 30 Copyright  BioPharm Systems, Inc. 2009. All rights reserved.
  31. 31. Dashboards…5. Locate the saved “report” you wish to display on the dashboard and drag-and- drop it to the appropriate section 6. You could add a column to the dashboard page and place a different report next to the first An Overview of BI Answers 31 Copyright  BioPharm Systems, Inc. 2009. All rights reserved.
  32. 32. Dashboards…7. Drag-and-drop the second report to the new column section 8. Click [Save] An Overview of BI Answers 32 Copyright  BioPharm Systems, Inc. 2009. All rights reserved.
  33. 33. DashboardsThe result is a dynamic dashboard displayed to the user uponlogin An Overview of BI Answers 33 Copyright  BioPharm Systems, Inc. 2009. All rights reserved.
  34. 34. Comparison to Discoverer An Overview of BI Answers 34 Copyright  BioPharm Systems, Inc. 2009. All rights reserved.
  35. 35. Practical Example• We will now demonstrate a real example of how to build an Answer query, table, pivot table, chart, and dashboard• Our demonstration will create a report of the number of serious adverse events by reporting quarter and by body system An Overview of BI Answers 35 Copyright  BioPharm Systems, Inc. 2009. All rights reserved.
  36. 36. Summary• BI Answers provides a very easy to use solution for Ad hoc reporting needs• Coupled with BI Publisher, very complex reports such as the PSUR or NDA Periodic could be very easy to produce and maintain• Compared to Discoverer, the BI Answer tool is more user-friendly, requires just as much end user layer manipulation but is far superior in the delivery of picture perfect reports An Overview of BI Answers 36 Copyright  BioPharm Systems, Inc. 2009. All rights reserved.
  37. 37. Q & A and Contact Information Gina Choi Tel (818) 389-4351 Principal Consultant gchoi@biopharm.com BioPharm Systems, Inc.Gina Choi is a Principal Consultant for BioPharm Systems. For the past 6years, she has been focusing on TMS and AERS implementation, MedDRAand WHODrug dictionary upgrades, custom reports and applicationdevelopment, and training. For the 7 years prior to joining BioPharmSystems, she was an Oracle developer for various clients in the insurance,entertainment, and pharmaceutical industries. She lives in Los Angeleswith her husband and two dogs. An Overview of BI Answers 37 Copyright  BioPharm Systems, Inc. 2009. All rights reserved.

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