This book addresses the full-spectrum of business intelligence requirements: Information access, analysis and reporting, data integration and management, helping organizations learning how to access to more timely, accurate information to help support critical business decisions, to monitor critical performance indicators, identifying best/worst selling products, customers, and suppliers, don't having to wait days or weeks for this information to become available with reduced infrastructure management and integration costs.
This book about Oracle BI Publisher offers you the information on the most efficient, scalable reporting solution available for complex, distributed environments, provided by a central architecture for generating and delivering information to employees, customers, and suppliers--both securely and in the right format. Can help you learning how Oracle BI Publisher reduces the high costs associated with the development, customization and maintenance of business documents; while increasing the efficiency of reports management. Furthermore, it reduces the dependency on third party software systems that are required to format business documents, reducing the complexity of your reporting infrastructure. Utilizing a set of familiar desktop tools such as Adobe Acrobat and Microsoft Office users can create and maintain their own report formats based on data extracts supplied by a multitude of sources.
With the help of this book, the days of a single report file containing data, layout and translation are gone. BI Publisher separates the data, layout and translation into three distinct objects. You can learn on how to have huge flexibility in reporting architecture, how single data sources can support multiple layouts and consequently how single layouts can support multiple translations. There is no longer the need for expensive consulting fees to build reports in a complex reporting tool. The process of creating reports becomes much simpler with rich set of report features, high fidelity, formatting, charting, multiple objects in one report, multiple tabular reports and a full range of charting options, high degree of report interactivity (filter, sort, hide column), conditional formatting, ease report template creation, a broad range of formulas and functions out of box, multiple Formats including pdf, rtf, html, excel, etc.
This book also demonstrates that BI Publisher is able to help deliver documents to multiple delivery channels in a secure and rapid fashion to the familiar destinations, email, fax and printer. In addition it can also deliver output via HTTP, FTP and WebDAV opening a world of possibilities to integrate BI Publisher into other document management systems.
You can learn on how to benefit from multiple document output formats, report layouts developed and maintained using familiar desktop applications, reduced costs and complexity by eliminating third party solutions, developed completely on open standards and with a large number of supported document delivery channels and protocols.
Miguel Noronha - Oracle Certified Professional
Noronesc - Oracle Specialized Partner